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bt suck

Did you know that a postcode can change part way through a single building?

I didn't.

Made getting a phone line impossible. Grrr.

I caved in.

I'm at work. Again.

At least driving a Transit van around was fun. I'd got my hugely
inconsiderate last-second lane changing habits up to speed just in
time to give it back to the hire people.

Got my eye on one of those super long wheelbase Mercedes efforts for
the next time - could do some real damage with one of them . . .

packing.

Packing fucking sucks.
Question to readers: Can I get away with defying my soon-to-be phd
supervisor who is unreasonably expecting me to present some stuff that
I haven't written on monday morning?

I think I can take him...

boxes.

I have my whole life to pack away. Tonight.

Taping the flattened cardboard boxes together is more fun.

Not getting me closer to emptying this room though.

Nor is going to the pub . . .

coffeetime

academics would never get through the day without a strategic coffee
break. Two of them in fact.

While serving no obvious purpose the whole group would fall apart without it.

Today's random topic was the efficiency of trains versus cars and
proposals to eliminate the crazy prices of Virgin Trains - i.e. some
competition.

This somehow led onto the illusive idea of the paperless office -
something that we're a long long way from attaining. Something that
we're a long way from *wanting*.

E-books? No thanks.

Its been way overdue

Its been way overdue but finally I'm moving to a decent apartment.
Right in the city center and all shiny.

I'm too old for student crap now.

The problem is that after a 51 weeks here I just can't imagine
managing to pack all this stuff back into a van.

It seems insurmountable - mostly that's because I just keep going and
watching television instead of boxing things up!

Similarly my thesis - it took me two hours to write the first
paragraph this afternoon I'm sure. I think I'll go crazy if I have to
carry on reading technical design reports...

On a point of information - I'm trying out email posting. Might make
it a little safer to blog from work.