oxfordtweed: (Watson - Groggy)
I haven't slept in my own bed in about a fortnight. At least. This is because, for one reason or another, I can't.

I've no idea what it is. I go back there to have a lie down, and I just can't fall asleep. And then my hip hurts and then I get really itchy, and it's an hour and a half later and all I've accomplished is a bit of whimpering, a lot of tossing and turning, and scratching my arms raw.

And then I come out to the sofa and I'm out within minutes.


Either I'm losing a very specific part of my mind, or it's time to get a new bed.
oxfordtweed: (Watson - Groggy)
I haven't slept in my own bed in about a fortnight. At least. This is because, for one reason or another, I can't.

I've no idea what it is. I go back there to have a lie down, and I just can't fall asleep. And then my hip hurts and then I get really itchy, and it's an hour and a half later and all I've accomplished is a bit of whimpering, a lot of tossing and turning, and scratching my arms raw.

And then I come out to the sofa and I'm out within minutes.


Either I'm losing a very specific part of my mind, or it's time to get a new bed.

bleh

Mar. 17th, 2011 04:42 am
oxfordtweed: (Watson - Gun)
I have a tired. I'm very headache.

Went to bed about three hours ago, after mucking about with a bunch of people in IRC. In that three hours I was in bed, I think I slept for about a half hour. And then I gave up. So I'm awake again.

I'll just work on my ridiculous Sherlock dressed as the Doctor drawing.

bleh

Mar. 17th, 2011 04:41 am
oxfordtweed: (Watson - Groggy)
I have a tired. I'm very headache.

Went to bed about three hours ago, after mucking about with a bunch of people in IRC. In that three hours I was in bed, I think I slept for about a half hour. And then I gave up. So I'm awake again.

I'll just work on my ridiculous Sherlock dressed as the Doctor drawing.
oxfordtweed: (Mark Gatiss - Telephone)
Tired. Can't sleep when I go to bed, because I hurt too much. Get quite comfortable on the sofa, but can't sleep because Ryan is home. I'm not feeling well, I have a headache from all stop it, and I'm starting to get bored.

Considering downloading Gimp onto my laptop and using it to make icons or something.
oxfordtweed: (Watson - Groggy)
I went to bed around 8:00, maybe 8:30, with the intent of actually getting some sleep.

Can't sleep. Too much pain. Sitting up hurts. Lying down hurt. I took a warm bath, and felt fine for about ten minutes, and now I hurt again.

To top it off, I really don't feel well. This is also a new development since I attempted to go to bed. I've eaten. Had plenty to drink. The only thing I've not done is sleep. Because I can't, owing to pain and illness.
oxfordtweed: (Hateful - Sherlock)
Yes, it is cold here, in Portland. Do you know how I know that it's cold? In Portland?

Because, believe it or not, this is a rather subjective matter. So, while 56° with 90% is warm for you, dear mother, please bear in mind that since 2006, I have been living in the middle of the damn Mojave desert, where there is never that much humidity EVER, which does not leave so much damn cold, moist air hanging about to just bore into my poor, arthritic bones.

So, yes. While the raw data on the internet has been saying that lately, Vegas has been consistently about 20° colder, it's also had no more than 30% humidity. Believe it or not, this makes the air seem warmer than what you have here in this god forsaken rain forest. I am not used to this much humidity, and I do not like it.

So, no. I will not be going outside to have a bonfire, in the dark, with wet all over everything. I will be staying indoors, next to the heater, and watching Sherlock on your massively huge hi-def television set.

eurrrrrrgh

Dec. 8th, 2010 09:23 pm
oxfordtweed: (Watson - WTF)
At this moment, I have 185 gigabytes worth of assorted data to back-up. I have 30 DVDs remaining, which have been failing at a rate of about 1/3, so I realistically have probably closer to 20 DVDs. I really hate having to pick and choose what I want to save. And even without such a huge fail rate, I'd still need about ten more than I have.

As of this typing, I have been working at backing stuff up for about 13 hours. Maintaining the rate I've been going today, I can probably finish sometime around probably 2:00-3:00 tomorrow afternoon. And then I get to completely to a full system reformat, which hopefully does not just catastrophically fail.

I want my email back. I want my sound back. I want to get out of fucking safe mode and away from 800x600 resolution. I want this thing to stop shitting all over itself every time I ask it to do anything beyond opening Firefox (which is, apparently, even occasionally too much to ask).

I need to go to bed.

Eurgh

Dec. 3rd, 2010 07:03 am
oxfordtweed: (Groggy - Watson)
Not only did I sleep for maybe an hour last night, but in the process of not sleeping, I pulled my neck quite badly.

Jesus Christ, the day's barely started, and it already sucks.

haha whoops

Aug. 8th, 2010 02:25 am
oxfordtweed: (Sleepy - Residents)
So, it's Joe's birthday, and I told him I'd go over there to watch a movie with him. I really didn't want to, mainly just because I was tired and not feeling well, but I went anyway.

And then fell asleep about 15 minutes into Quantum of Solace. This is why I should not go do things two hours after I normally go to bed.


In other news, my computer was giving me a red blinking warning light* down at the bottom. I clicked it to see what it was about.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR CLARK COUNTY, NV UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 08 2010 3:00 AM PDT.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a

*FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL CLARK COUNTY IN SOUTHERN NEVADA...

It goes on, but you get the point. It's 82°, the sky is purple, and the bits that aren't purple are covered in clouds. The warning is supposed to expire in about an hour, but around here, they have a habit of being extended to the point of lasting a few days. At least I'm on the third floor.


And now, since I'm so tired that it took me three tries to click on the option to change my mood, the first two times clicking on other buttons that do not change my mood, I am going to bed.


* I get weather alerts on my computer for exactly this sort of reason. There are four levels. Blue: Other than being absolutely unbearable, nothing's happening. Yellow: Hey, the weather's doing something that you'd expect it to do this time of year, but since it's different than what it was doing yesterday, we'll let you know. Orange: Hey, the weather's doing something that you'd expect it to do this time of year, but it may damage your car in the process. Red: GET IN THE CAR! IT'S A LION!
oxfordtweed: (Helper & Rusty - Hold)
So, when I said that nothing was going on today?

Totally and utterly lied.


I've been doing laundry since about 9am. I didn't realise how much stuff we had in bags. D: I'm nearly done, though. I may even have a few quarters left over when I'm done.

Doing laundry means going outside. This means running into my neighbours. Most of them are kinda creepy, but the guy on the other side of the building, whom I have to pass to get to the laundry room, is pretty cool. He's about mid-40s or so and lives in one of these tiny-ass little apartments with his lady, who apparently left him last night (or at least, made it very clear that she's planning on doing it soon). So, he's home today and totally losing his mind. Last week (I think. It may have been the week previous) I lent him a book, and he's been going nuts over it. Apparently he really likes theoretical physics, and didn't even know it. Talking to him today, I learned that we're allowed to paint our apartments. I've never been in his before today, but he's done his kitchen up with racing stripes and motorcycles. It looks really slick.

So, I'm in the process of getting the apartment cleaned up, because I am TOTALLY doing this place up. I'm so sick of the yellow walls and disgusting wood patterns in the kitchen. I really like this place, and it's affordable, and since moving doesn't seem like it's going to be happening, I'm going to make this place look like something I can live with for a while.


While I was talking with Rich, my mum sent me a text message about how she's grateful for everyone in her life. She'll do this sort of thing every now and again, and it usually means that she's found god again, as she's wont to do every few years. Turns out, I was sort of half right. Apparently my step-brother, Leo, rolled his car last night. Ten times. And walked away.

This is the second time something like this has happened. The first time, it was my cousin, Zach. He did pretty much the same thing. Rolled his car, took out a road sign, and hit a tree. And then got up and phoned for a tow-truck. WTF?


I also finally mailed that package. Now I don't have to look at it any more.


So, there we go. It's not even midday, and aside from the laundry, the entire day has changed completely from what I'd expected.

Eurgh

Jul. 19th, 2010 04:35 pm
oxfordtweed: (Default)
That's become one of my favourite words, of late. "Eurgh." It says so much without saying anything at all, and it's exactly how I feel right now.

I learned something last night. It actually gets cold in the front room, with all the lights off and the fan on. I slept out here, just like I'd planned, and I think I will be doing so on a more permanent basis -- at least until the weather turns back to "stupidly cold," and then I'll start sleeping in the bedroom again.

Two things happened this morning that I hadn't accounted for. Since Ryan went into work at the "normal" time, I'd expected him to be home at the "normal" time, ie- just after 7:00am. Only, I'd forgotten that he'd intended on making up some hours, and went in earlier than he does on Sundays. He was still home late, though, and that threw me. When he got home at around 8:30-ish, I decided to go back to the bedroom and get a few more hours of sleep, expecting him to go to bed at 11:00, like he always does. That would give me a good hour and then some to get ready, check my messages, and read my blogs before going down to the college.

Except he didn't. He decided to stay up late. I woke up at noon, giving me about ten minutes to shower and get out the door.


Testing wasn't what I had expected. When I tested at MHCC, it was all done through multiple choice-type questions. This one was all essays, and show your work, and it'll take about six weeks to get the results back.

Or about the week before classes start. So, this first term may be fairly breezy, since I'm not going to wait until the week before classes to register. I already know what I plan on going in for, so I'm meeting up with an advisor tomorrow morning at 8:00 to get somewhat started.









Eurgh.
oxfordtweed: (Default)
Okay, so my tags aren't completely accurate. I'm actually wide awake right now, but that's the problem. You see, on Monday, I plan on going down to CSN to do some testing before signing up for classes. The last time I did this, I was high as a kite on prescription meds for... something. I can't remember what it was, just that I probably should have gone in on a different day.

Now, it's 4:30 on Sunday morning. I should be in bed right now. But I'm not. Why? Why? Because it's 94° out right now. In an apartment this small, with limited ventilation and a really lame AC unit, it's about 94° inside as well. If I go back to the bedroom, it's even worse. If I go to bed now and crash out on the sofa (like I did this after noon), the husband will just wake me up in two and a half hours anyway.

It is easier to sleep out here, though. For one, it's slightly closer to the lame AC unit, and there's a fan out here (for those of you who have just joined us, no. I cannot put the fan in the bedroom, because there are no outlets in the bedroom. This is because it's not a bedroom at all, actually, but rather a closet that happens to be large enough to hold a bed).

So, whatever. I can either grin and bear it all day tomorrow (ha!) or do my tests totally knackered on Monday. Fuck.


In other news, I got Beautiful Eyes today. It's a compilation album, but I'm really liking it. There are some new versions of previously released songs. I think they're all like that, but I don't have all of the Residents' albums (because there are about a million of them), so I can only vouch for about the 1/3 that I do know. And I really like the recut of My Brother Paul. That was easily one of my favourite tracks from DDA.


I'm rambling. But it's my journal, so I'm allowed to do that. Anyway, I'm going to go finish my supper and find something to do.
oxfordtweed: Sgt Deskjob from Hot Fuzz, with a small white heart on the left and 'Enabler' on the bottom (Enabler - Travis)
Actually, I'm not any sort of god at all. That just seemed like a good title, and is a sort of play on the song that I'm currently listening to.

Anyway, I've just returned from Portland. Well, not just returned. I've been home for a couple of hours, now, but I've been home long enough to have lunch and take a bath and watch this week's episode of Top Gear with Ryan, I'm telling you, though, it is good to be back. I'm not freezing, and I don't have to worry about my parents cooking things that I can't eat, and I can just sit around in my dressing gown.

But, around 6:00 this morning, as I was sitting in the terminal whilst waiting for my flight home, I decided to check my Twitter, and see if there was anything interesting going on. As I laughed Conan's daily tweet (from yesterday), I noticed something Penn was hawking on his feed. Turns out, it was an invite to go watch them film a special for ABC tonight. So, providing I don't pass out between now and then, that's where I'll be tonight. Or more likely, I'll probably be asleep.


And for those who don't follow my Twitter, I'll have up a more in-depth entry about my trip probably tomorrow. Or later today.


It depends on whether or not I pass out.

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