Thursday, July 23, 2009

There's not enough hours in the day. :-(

I currently have a Summer job until mid-September, and the working hours are 9am-5:30pm. I love the routine, the skills I'm picking from it, the people I meet at the job and the money I'm making. However, one thing that I'm severe lacking as a result of it is time to do my own thing. I get up at half six every day to get ready for the 7:20 bus ('tis a 90 minute long commute), and by the time I get home, usually, it's gone seven. On the commute, I usually read or watch Sex and the City on my iPod, but it leaves very little time when I'm home to blog, surf the net, talk to friends, or watch films. A pity, especially if you consider that I'm limited to a few minute of internet access a day now, as I don't get the net at work. :(

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(this kind of self-absorbed life-related entry is usually found over at my life blog, and I won't bore you again. :D)

13 comments:

Besty said...

I know, there's no-one to bug on MSN during the day now. :(

Emma said...

Doesn't seem to stop you from texting me though. :P Gotta say though, by the 10th time I got a "Terry's left Chelsea" text, I learnt to ignore.

Nigel said...

I might have a job next week! :O

Putting stuff into boxes. Good job I did those A levels!

Emma said...

Oh Nigel, that's fantastic! But I thought your interview was on Monday? Or is this a totally different job?

Hmm, indeed. :P Your qualifications prepared you for a very difficult and mentally straining life ahead in the world of work... :D

Nigel said...

Oh I mentioned it to you!

I, erm, was testing you. See how much you took in. You passed with flying colours.

It is Monday. But I'm hoping it's the "can you start this afternoon?" kind of job. It's temp stuff. Because the problem is I'm going away on the 4th of August (not this week, the week after) going to Belgium with the fam. Then I get back and I'm going camping with some friends. Then I'm going camping with some different friends. Then I get back, about a week before I start work at the MOD that I told you about. So this is my only window to get a bit of cash to live off. I'm so poor at the moment, I had to turn down a night out tonight because I couldn't afford a taxi :(

Emma said...

Ah. Well in that case, I hope you can start straight away, make the most of your few days working for them and make as much money as possible! It sucks to be strapped for cash, especially when everyone else is having fun/seeming to be having fun and is in lotsa photos on Facebook that you couldn't be in 'cos you couldn't afford the night out. Yup, been there. I fully understand the importance of making money, whether it be through doing our dream job, or putting stuff into boxes.

Nigel said...

Yeah. Most of my friends went to Ibiza. I couldn't go because I couldn't afford it. It was so bad when I saw all their pictures and heard their stories - Pendulum one night, Calvin Harris the next in these amazing clubs. :(

Next year when I'm working I should have some disposable income which will be nice. At Salisbury I'm fairly close to Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth, which between them have some good clubs and good gigs. So hopefully, there should be some good times!

monkey said...

i miss our mid-day chats emmabung :(

Emma said...

@ Nigel: Calvin Harris! Oh, what a shame. But indeed, it sounds like you've got some exciting nights ahead of you whilst working for the MOD. And with such a variety of places, you'll find plenty of girls. ;) (Not that I'm condoning one-night pulls. I've had a small number of those and they've all been dead soul-drenching. Not fun)

@ Sina: I do too, Bung! I entered numbers for eight. hours. straight. today. I really missed the net. And you. Wahh.

Stephanie said...

Lvoe the blog! I ama movie buff :) No where to follow u at though :(

Emma said...

Oh, I'd never thought of that! I have something in the sidebar now. :)

Nigel said...

Yeah I've had a small number too, but the community is so small here the worry is always "am I related?". You might laugh but it's happened to friends of mine before.

monkey said...

i find that i'm stalking your twitter just to get my fix of you