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Chapter 319 : In which I type rather a lot...and then type some more...*grin* [Feb. 20th, 2004|05:56 am]
Miss Von Trapp
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Well I actually got home an hour early from work tonight as I won the hour off...I've exceeded my 'personal best' (keystrokes per hour) by over 1000 today.

I was typing at about 14,000 keystrokes per hour instead of the usual 12-13,000 kph...the majority of staff at the MDEC type at an average of 8-9,000 kph...you get a 100 quid bonus if you key over 9.5k an hour with accuracy over 80%. Tonight my accuracy was 86% lol!!!

Sorry, mehdi_caps...this is why my livejournal posts are 'chapters' as you put it..I type too fast for my own good, blame the work I do hehe!!

WOOHOO!! In secretary terms that's 60 words per minute!!!

I ought to be ashamed of myself:/

Back track 8 hours...

Called in on Spikey on the way to work. Hermann was there too...had some chips and a cup of tea and discussed the short film we are working on.

We are going to need a couple more crew members as we will be filming at night...mostly as security for the camera-man, and to explain to people (if we get stopped at any point) why a mid-40's goth guy with long hair and a black trenchcoat is following a young-ish female all the way home past empty parks and in wide dark roads with a videocamera at 5 in the morning lol!!

We also thought it might be a good idea to inform the Police of what we will be doing as well, so that Spikey doesn't get arrested for stalking when it's NOT REAL!!

I will get hold of some reflective jackets for the crew (of 2 so far, plus me) to wear so that it's more obvious that we aren't out causing trouble in the early hours...ID cards too maybe. It will at least make us feel important hehe!!!

Spent all night at work listening to Nick Cave...Birthday Party and Bad Seeds...

10pm to 5am = pure musical heaven.

Perhaps this is why I won the hour off?? 7 hours of fantastic music and focussed on typing fast, rather than listening to Jui-ehh!!! as usual.

Hmmm...better invest in some more batteries though. I've not listened to music at work for a long time...got bored of my cd collection for a bit, even though I have far far too much...but it's nice to switch off, listen to damn good stuff, zone out and key. I was rather enjoying racing myself to be honest. Sad, isn't it?

Walked home at 5am, in an extremely happy mood...took some more photos of gnarly trees covered in dead ivy in the dark, and one or two gravestones for token goth images lol!!

The camera film is now finished, and will be making its way to the chemist to be bunged on a cd shortly. I'm interested to see how the night flash mode works, and the zoom lens etc etc.

Time for a cup of tea, methinks...mustn't type too much now or my fingers will fall off...perhaps I should get them insured??


BTW: The front page of the local paper today is all about a UFO sighting...

Picture in LJCUT courtesy of alienfox...were they looking for you???

Jan 28th this year, 6pm. I saw one on the 18th of the same month in a different area of the city at about 2am...and another in Plympton (outskirts of city) in 1997...whatever they're looking for...It can't be intelligent life in this part of England lolol!!!

See here: These be local folk!!

Thanks again for the pic, Spikey...nicely topical once again;)

[User Picture]From: etceterate
2004-02-20 12:03 am (UTC)
In the States UFOs seem to appear in the Mid West a lot - I guess Plymouth is the British equivalent...
"You ain't from round here, are ya boy?"
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[User Picture]From: vimster
2004-02-20 07:16 am (UTC)


I did read an article in the Fortean Times a number of years ago written by a sceptic UFO investogator who found that roughly 75% of recorded UFO sightings were in America, although they're probably more switched onto that sort of thing there.
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From: shardofmany
2004-02-20 04:42 am (UTC)
Those local folk!!!
OMG! why are they in a cage?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-20 01:14 pm (UTC)


No idea lol!

'Take the Mother-in-Law to Market' day, perhaps?
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-02-20 05:10 am (UTC)
that's fast typing there...

if i type that fast it goes all wonky.. i use the right letters but in teh wrogn order.. see?
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[User Picture]From: elves_uk
2004-02-20 06:00 am (UTC)
hot fingers!!!

and we always knew the SB area was populated by aliens
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-21 03:12 am (UTC)


Have you been counting my fingers??

*nanuk nanuk*

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From: shepardshadows
2004-02-20 06:44 am (UTC)
O_O. lol, it looks like a giant jelly fish.
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From: selen_aria
2004-02-20 07:12 am (UTC)
Those may quite possibly be the scariest locals I have ever seen... And I thought Aberdonians were bad...
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[User Picture]From: missbumpkin
2004-02-20 08:36 am (UTC)
Fantastic picture! Defintely locals!!
Flying over plymouth must be like a trip to the Freakshow for the aliens
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