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Crawling toward the finish line... (never been any good at sport lol!) [Aug. 27th, 2004|01:40 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |rushedrushed]
[Music |Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band : Equestrian Statue]

Stopping to breathe.

(and to stuff an egg salad, baby spinach, tomatoes and watercress sandwich)

(and a mug of coffee and cigarette)

Went up to my sister's last night with a big box of 'things to put in her dishwasher'. This took a LONG while, so ate her leek and cheese pie while I watched her paint the kitchen...and then sat drinking tea in the living room.

Got dropped back home about midnight, did a spot of tidying and made a pile of 'leftovers' from my room to take back to my new home tonight - along with a few other bags of kitchen stuff I'd forgotten to take the other day.

Slept till 9am, woke after the car I was in had plunged to the bottom of the river and I couldn't get out...

Went up to Stoke village to draw out some cash and...

TA DA!! MY PAY HASN'T GONE IN!!!

I was 'kinda' dependant on it going in today - rang mum in a blind panic and dad drove over with 200 quid cash that I have to pay back on Tuesday when my pay does go in. Thank christ for sympathetic parents in times of need...

Rang SWEB with a final reading - the electricity arrears are 400 quid - but at least I'm not going to be living with someone who uses the tumbledryer everyday and lives in a lightshow anymore. Will put it on a slow drain payment plan along with the 500 water rates backlog. At least I'm thankful that the council tax arrears are only a fiver...

Rang 02 - paying 200 quid this month and 200 the next, so that's sorted. I'm just going to be in starvation city this month again, although I can eat stuff from my parents cupboards anyway, so shouldn't be a problem.

Went in town and got all the necessary stuff to leave for my flatmate - mobile battery and charger, keys, shoes, foodstuffs/household supplies, blank cds to burn my stuff off this computer and paid the 60 BT phone bill... Got myself a black lace shawl in the market for a bargainous five pounds and then a taxi home - which was a jolly chat to the ex-goff taxi driver who was recommending me the new Cure album...

Now I have to totally clean everywhere - though I have to pop back next week to hoover and then take my Dyson and cds with my computer stuff on, and I need to take the single bed away too and can't do it today. My middle sister's son is going to have it - he's only four and is sleeping in a crappy old bed atm.

Then that's it. Me done. Right now, I'm mostly on top of things, though I don't suppose I'll be leaving the flat till about 8pm tonight once everything is sorted.

Then I make a start on getting my life back in order...

My parents are still away on holiday next week so I'll have the big old house to myself hehe...

Also I am getting a Sony digital 8 camera for cheap off a workmate, paying half this month, half the next...and I have film ideas already - mostly a short 2 min thing with Jui-ehh!! to go with my 'In Heaven' mp3... soon as I find the perfect graveyard for the shots I want...(and the weather improves).

There we go.

Back to the grind.
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-08-27 06:45 am (UTC)
Sweetie, could you email me your new address? I have a 'care package' for you :) xxx
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 12:47 pm (UTC)
A 'care package'?? Oooh!!

Will mail you asap;)

*big hugs*
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-08-27 05:47 pm (UTC)
Expect it sometime next week (have to sort out postage etc innit *grin*). xxxx
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 06:59 am (UTC)

lots of things....

1) grats on sorting things out there. you done good...
2) if you ever get short of food, let me know. i can try to help.
3) i've mailed you a few things to your yahoo addy. hope you like them...
4) see you on saturday?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 12:49 pm (UTC)

Re: lots of things....

Thanks for that:) I'll definately let you know if I get short of food - parents are still on holiday for another week, so if you see a thin and wasted ghost wandering lost along Mutley Plain you know what to do...

(those were the days...buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

Checking Yahoo in a mo - yes, you'll see me in Black Catz on Saturday...hopefully missbumpkin will be staying with me til Tuesday if she's feeling better!
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 12:59 pm (UTC)

Re: lots of things....

cool. i'm on the phones for 12 hours in the day so i may be a little... err.. tired..

but i shall be there none the less..
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 08:37 am (UTC)

Oh...

if you need to borrow a different / anothervideo camera, or need access to a "decent" PC for film editing, then you're welcome to use my cam and ORAC..
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 12:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh...

Will do - especially if I need to get two angles at once for editing purposes...

I'm getting a Sony digital 8 thingy - will post details later (soon as I can find them from my overstuffed handbag/shoulder bag no.4 - the medium sized one...)

My mother has this uber-fast new comp with lots of sockets at the front I've never heard of, but I only have windows movie maker on here - need software recommendations.

Btw, what is ORAC? Sounds like a 1970's supercomputer - one of those ones with flashy lights, wheels of tape and speaks to you in a roboty way...
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 12:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh...

mine's a DCE-TRV 340e digital 8 handycam.
the ports prolly include a firewire one which mine has too :)
Windows movie maker is actually prettygood - can insert title sequences fades and transitions etc. (it's what i use..)
oh and ORAC? remember Blake's Seven? the supercomputer in a portable plexiglass case, all the flashing lights and the attitude problem?

that's what my PC is called....
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-27 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh...

Mine's a Sony TRV325E digital 8 when I get it...

THOUGHT IT RANG A BELL!!!

I *so* wanted to be Avon...
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-27 10:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh...

paul darrow is teh bomb. still is..
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-28 02:43 am (UTC)

Re: Oh...

I used to make wristbands out of turned-inside-out KitKat wrappers - they showed how to do it on Blue Peter waaaay back...

Btw, are you going to get the new Star Trek first original series on dvd on Monday? I'm tempted.
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-28 03:39 am (UTC)

Re: Oh...

no, not really.. i like trek, well, DS9. i'm not a fan of ToS.
(i do have seasons 1-4 of Babylon5 on DVD if you with to borrow of those, though...)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-08-28 03:41 am (UTC)

Re: Oh...

I used to be a HUGE fan of original Trek *hides*...

Definately want to borrow your bab5 - but need to buy a dvd player first - that or nick the parents... See how I am in a week... I want futurama and stuff as well. Lacking in DVD-age I am:/

(feel a shop coming on)
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-08-28 10:08 am (UTC)

checking differences

i was checking the differences between camcorders on Sony's site and i can't really tell any - i know mine has USB and firewire connectivity so you can plug it into a PC and copy from the tape to the PC direct, even controlling the rew/ff/play features from within windows movie maker.
also it has a memory stick slot so you can capture 15 second .mpeg clips and stills (only 640x480, but better than nothing)
it also has night vision... woooo!
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