… don’t you hate them? I actually need them… but would very much like to know about them some time before they’re due. Well… it doesn’t always work that way and so I am facing a few of them for next Wednesday and Thursday. Small problem: I’m on that course on Monday and Tuesday… which gives me zero time, unless I work at it this weekend. Which is not exactly what I had in mind. Last night I tried to block it out – fixed my eyes on the telly and taping Fatima Mansions stuff for someone. Found myself almost headbanging to some of the tracks… laughed at myself for being an old fogey with an interest in rawk and rawl.

This morning I enjoyed my first shopping spree since my injury. Didn’t get much and it soon became too crowded in town, but enjoyed my mobility nevertheless. Got Mansun’s new album… typical ‘difficult second album’ kind of record – not as clear cut as the first one. They’re a bit too… metal… almost Black Sabbathy sometimes, I enjoy their quieter moments.

Got myself a mobile phone card for my mobile… no monthly fee. Actually missed having my mobile when I was on crutches… they’re handy for calling cabs. (And ordering pizza when you’re on line ;-) . I just thought my colleagues should be able to reach me when I’m on the course. The 50 guilders worth of calls will last me a year or more (only they expire after a year). Must remember to wipe my ex from the list of numbers. It will make me feel good.

It’s bloody freezing! It’s 9 degrees out, and the cold is wet. It reminded me of Dublin, actually, those cold winter trips I’ve made. Talking Dublin, I sent Gav a cool ‘Adam n Eve’ card for his birthday… it’s a pop up thingy that has Adam saying:’ Nice apples’ to Eve, who replies: ‘Big leaf!’. Corny… but he’ll appreciate it.

Also got prezzies for L’s kids, toy cars for S. and a squeezy duck for E. I thought I might go into work tomorrow… but fuck it, it’ll be Sunday and I promised to drop by Louise’s for coffee. If I don’t make the deadline, fuck it. If I get fired… fuck it. Right now… I worry, but don’t care too much. Let’s enjoy the weekend…

(All I have to do is…. capture 18 songs off video… encode them to Real Audio. Design the front of a site… with lots of stuff that moves and blinks to impress the clueless. Record audio files. Make animated gifs and roll overs. Later today. Tonight. Not now.)