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Jun. 27th, 2008

I had an appointment at the Job Centre today (it's one of those conditions you have to meet if you want to retain your right to benefit), where I was assigned a case manager, who quickly agreed with me that at present, there was no need for me to attend any of their usually mandatory courses. We made another appointment for Aug 20th; fingers crossed I won't have to keep it. Still, I wouldn't say it was a complete waste of time; thanks to the fact that my details are now in their system, on returning home I found I'd received an e-mail from a prospective employer. Unfortunately, the job on offer is so not what I'm looking for, so I'm not going to follow up on it.

A court ruling last Wednesday makes it illegal to download music and\or film files from the Internet in The Netherlands now, too. Before, it was only the uploading of such files that was against the law, or so the papers tell me. A spokesman for Sony said they were delighted with the ruling. I'm sure they are, but I'm not. Why, instead of fighting all these costly court battles, can't they just make cd-s and dvd-s cheaper? I feel like a mug every time I buy one, and it's only my own cluelessness as to how things work on the 'Net that prevents me downloading stuff.

Tomorrow morning, I'm off to see Kung Fu Panda in Amsterdam, my last hp-sponsored treat. Tomorrow evening, I'll be in Rotterdam for Dutch band Kane's first concert in two years. My sister's a huge fan of theirs, and I got us the tickets for a sisterly night out way back in November, but now I wish I could get out of this prior engagement and go see Corn Mo perform with Ben Folds instead. They have two dates in The Netherlands this weekend, and I can't go to the gig on Sunday either as, you guessed it, I have a prior engagement to go see Kula Shaker.

And I've just realised I'll be missing the Doctor Who-finale tomorrow, too. Pity, it looks like it might be a good one.

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hesadevil
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the job hunting. I'm so pleased you're free of HP and Jobsworth.

I've just realised I'll be missing the Doctor Who-finale tomorrow
Does your TV provider have 'Catch up'?
gamiila
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Does your TV provider have 'Catch up'?

No. We're aeons behind in such developments in he Netherlands :(
psubrat
Jun. 28th, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)
And I've just realised I'll be missing the Doctor Who-finale tomorrow, too.

It's episode 4x12 (part 1 of the series finale). Episode 4x13 airs next Saturday. I know that doesn't help, but just thought I'd let you know. :)
gamiila
Jun. 29th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
I know that doesn't help

Actually, it does a bit...thanks for making me feel better about this!
suze2000
Jun. 28th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
Corn Mo and Ben Folds? I'd SO be there! It's so great that he's getting to support cool international acts like that. I haven't seen him for a couple of years, which is a bummer.

gamiila
Jun. 29th, 2008 08:35 am (UTC)
Corn Mo and Ben Folds? I'd SO be there! It's so great that he's getting to support cool international acts like that.

It's fantastic, isn't it? He has been touring with TMBG before, of course, so he's no stranger to the big time, but Ben Folds...haha, I remember last year, he sounded a bit envious that DB had got himself the same management as Ben Folds, and now see who he's touring with!

And then David, of course, has only just finished touring with Don McLean in the States, and Jory has been all over with the Wu-Tang Clan...really, our favourite artists aren't doing too badly at the moment.
anonypooh
Jun. 28th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
enjoy the gigs!!!

Hee I want to see the Panda!!!!! - I'm hoping it has made it to flight movies by September :)

gamiila
Jun. 29th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
I'm hoping it has made it to flight movies by September

That'd be good -- I wouldn't mind seeing it again, like ;-) It was great fun.
enigmaticblues
Jun. 28th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the job hunt. I'll be keeping you in my prayers on that front.

Enjoy your concerts and the movie!
gamiila
Jun. 29th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, I will!
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