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Oh January

Yeah, so this updating thing isn't going well. It's not even because I can't think of anything to write - I keep composing LJ posts in my head and then not getting around to writing them.

At the very least I need a general updatery post, a media post and a link post. So, updatery first.

This year I seem to be slightly improving at Doing Things and Having A Life, and I intend to keep this trajectory going. I went to see Sherlock Holmes last week and am going to see either Avatar or Daybreakers this week, which is pretty good considering I went to the cinema all of four times last year. I'm going to get a Cineworld Unlimited card again, so Glasgow people, give me a shout if you need a cinema companion! Have had a couple of role-playing things happening, too.

Planned things include Conflagration 2010 gaming/ geek con at Glasgow Uni the first weekend in February; a visit to Newcastle for some gaming and the start of the F1 season (Schumi!!); loads of things at the Aye Write! book festival at the beginning of March; and a trip to see The Producers in the Kings. I don't usually have this much planned. Freaky. Also need to sort out work-related pub quizzing.

It was my birthday yesterday. Well, Saturday. I hadn't really planned to do anything, and it was a bit all over the place - my present from my parents is in the mail somewhere, my brother's going to bring one back from Mumbai in a couple of months, my best friend used up all her ideas at Christmas and needs me to tell her what to buy. And I couldn't think of anything because I got so much cool shit at Christmas. (I think I'm going to ask her for some BPAL stuff, though.) But I popped down to my parents' and my dad had acquired a profiterole gateau, which, OMNOMNOM. And then sudge was having a night out for his birthday so I said I'd go to that, and it sort of got extended. Had various work people and a few friends there (I didn't tell anyone about it till about 4pm on Saturday, which I'm sure was unhelpful) and a load of sudge's friends, of course, and it was great. Lots of chat about gay/bi/poly issues, and I got to try and explain live Vampire role-playing to some workmates. I was going to tell them about the Gathering (thousands of live-action role-players!), but I got distracted somewhere, which is probably just as well.

My work shifts are in their unhelpful phase; I've got 2.5 weeks of late shifts out of the four weeks in January. But hey, at least I don't have to get up early. And I got a lift home in dermfitz's awesome Mini tonight, which makes up for a lot of things.

In a lazy attempt to eat better, I've signed up with Graze, too. They're going to send me fresh and dried fruit and nuts three times a week, starting on Wednesday, which is a lot more than I eat now...

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starprincess035
Jan. 18th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!
pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Thanks!
miss_next
Jan. 18th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Happy slightly belated birthday!
pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
Thanks!
bunnyk
Jan. 18th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Happy belated bithday, and I read that as profitable gateau, which was an interesting concept until I re-read it and realised it was profiterole!
pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! And a profitable gateau might have been nice too, yes...
londonkds
Jan. 18th, 2010 10:07 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks!
fortuneandglory
Jan. 18th, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! Which Aye Write things are you going to? I'm going to Carol Ann Duffy, AL Kennedy, Janice Galloway and Martin Stannard so far.
pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! At the moment I'm looking at Jasper Fforde, maybe Richard Holloway, Sandi Toksvig, Tom Leonard, Steven Pinker...a sad lack of crossover there!
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pickwick
Jan. 19th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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