Why hello there eljayland! Let me tell you about yesterday.
So, the bus was actually early yesterday, and the train to C was on time, so if that's where I'd been heading, I'd have been in on time. Except I went to H yesterday, and I got to the station in time to catch an earlier train, so I was at work by 7.30. As I think I've mentioned before, there's a lot of paperwork due to go out right now which is why I was in H for the day. From when I got in till about 10.30-11 I was compiling papers and stuffing envelopes. PEOPLE, I WAS A MACHINE. A wonder to behold, truly so. Then it was a day of writing contracts and updating spreadsheets with zeroes. The H office is always so loud and hot; I don't know what that is.
Anyway, next week is my first week on my own at the C office. Fingers crossed I can keep on top of things and remember what to do. It's not all stuffing envelopes, I'm afraid, though it's a massive world of bureaucracy, so there's always something for me to do. IT IS WEIRD, GUYS.
I have Thursday off next week, mostly because I finally got an appointment with a dermatologist, but also because I will have accumulated extra work hours by then. The thing about the flexi-work scheme is that there's no such thing as OT. Oh well. On the plus side: lols, it turns out that I'm an idiot. I thought I was getting paid a certain amount per month but that's actually the amount per week. I am an idiot.
Back to yesterday: left the office at 4.10 and had to quick march it to the station to make my train. The Flatmate had been texting periodically across the afternoon to let me know where she was, and by the time my train pulled into P, I thought I'd have time to get to her platform. I'm going up the steps when she texts me to say she'll meet me at platform 1; I'm all, BUT HEY I'M HERE, and then I basically walk straight into her at the top of the steps. Yes, we're amazing. We do synchronise well, even after not having lived together for a while.
We wandered around for a little while, caught the bus to D, and then reacquainted the ducks. (I have 11. Of my own. WHAT.) In the evening we went to the quiz night which was hilarious and ridiculous. There were a handful of times when we wrote down the right answer before crossing it out, goddamn. Then there were a few rounds where we thought we'd fail massively, but we actually did okay. I don't know what that is. We totally lost though, and as losers we won wooden spoons (?) with Cadbury's Cream Eggs sellotaped (?) to them. (I keep being given cream eggs. I hate them!) I won some candles in the raffle; The Flatmate won two free meals at the local chippie, heh, so we swapped prizes. It was generally an entirely insane process.
I don't know what we're going to do today. She's still asleep at the moment, and I have to run errands for The Dad later. It was sunny all of five minutes ago, but now it's grey and it's probably going to rain.
xanitia is in Leeds; if I find out what time her train comes in tomorrow then I can meet up with her when I drop The Flatmate off at the station. xanitia and I were going to go to an early showing of Wolverine tomorrow night except my promotional code died on me, so, no can do. Hopefully we can meet up, though.
In other, more horrifying news, Thandie Newton is in the ER finale, what? I hate the Kem/Carter story as much as anyone else, but that's because I mostly hate Carter. But I haven't watched the show in 3-4 years now, and I wasn't planning on watching the finale. BUT IF THERE IS THANDIE. I may be obligated, y'all.
Before I go: Das ist Numberwang! THIS MAKES ME LAUGH SO MUCH, GUYS. Epic lols.