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The end of the working week

I've been feeling singularly uninspired lately; I've been wanting to drabble but the muse has remained silent for the most part -- and in other areas of my life, things aren't going the way I would like them to, either.

On the job front, it looks like the usual summer slump has started early this year -- I haven't seen a single position that I thought might be for me advertised in the last two weeks; and it pisses me off because all through March and April, when I was just idly browsing in order to determine what kind of jobs I would really like to do, there were loads...and now they've all gone, of course. ::sigh::

On the CoRo promotion front, I'm afraid my geographical position's proving to be a definite drawback, making it well-nigh impossible for me to deliver a valuable contribution; and that's getting me down a bit, too.

Furthermore, my ankle continues to give me a headache in that 8 months after sustaining the injury, the joint is still stiff and sore, and swollen. It prevents me from wearing the things I like (skirts and high heels), and makes me feel frumpy and unattractive, despite the fact that I've been losing some weight, and should therefore by rights be feeling over the moon. Also, it doesn't help that I've discovered 3 grey hairs earlier this week, but haven't been able to find the hair dye I've been using for the last year and a half. Apparently, 'Blackberry' isn't that popular a colour in The Netherlands.

And I'm dreading bringing Leila home this weekend. She's been doing very well at my Mum's, has gained weight and is back to her own confident topcat self; but I worry that she may revert back to endangering her health by not eating and being too scared to move a muscle when she comes back to live with Clio, Manasse and myself again.

But, on the plus side, there's another episode of Doctor Who to look forward to tomorrow night, which thought does help to cheer me up a little. Now, if the weather will just co-operate, giving me a chance to make the most of my days off, I will probably even be moderately happy soon.

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tori_x
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
On the CoRo promotion front, I'm afraid my geographical position's proving to be a definite drawback, making it well-nigh impossible for me to deliver a valuable contribution; and that's getting me down a bit, too.

I hear you I pretty much feel the same at the moment but it's early days when the time comes for full blown promotion there is loads you can do from your location :)
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
I hear you I pretty much feel the same at the moment

Ah, it's not just me, then! Strangely enough, that does make me feel a bit less useless. It's just that Jules and Nai seem to have had so much fun at TMBG recently, I felt I wanted to go out there and do something, too!

when the time comes for full blown promotion there is loads you can do from your location :)


I certainly hope so. And I've just started my pimping campaign on the Q message board; maybe something will come of that too in a couple of months. ;-)
anonypooh
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
you are not at all useless! (and maybe your muse is sleeping on lots of blurb thoughts .. and doesn't know it!) We just got so lucky on the TMBG gig - it was so much so soon I think it was an over-flurry of activity that took us all by surprise - lets hope it's signal for a successful campaign :) When London is catered for and the other venues start clocking up .. Nai and I will also become geographically distant :) .. but then we can all tackle the internet promo in force!

Have you linked up the Q board so we can join you and back you up as time goes on :) *fingers crossed for that*
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Have I linked up the Q board? By golly, I haven't! I'll do it in a minute, make myself useful that way ;-)!
enigmaticblues
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry that things are conspiring to keep you down.
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hun. And don't mind me; I'm in a funk but I'm sure it won't last long. ;-)
enigmaticblues
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
We've all been there. You need a pep talk, you know who to come to. I've been trained in that sort of thing. :)
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer -- peptalk away! ;-)
freakspawn
Jun. 3rd, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
Awwww I am sorry you are feeling so low! It took me nearly a year and countless rejections before I got the job I am now in, please hang in there, that job is out there, I promise!

CoRo promotion front, well I haven't done anything to contribute at all, and I am in the right location, maybe once Griff has been and gone I will be able to contribute more :)

Sorry about your ankle, how about maybe some swishy skirts and a pair of comfortable flat girlie shoes rather than high heels, there are some lovely shoes out there at the moment!

Hair dye - I hear you!

I hope Leila will be okay, maybe she just needed the break, and will be back to her confident self again on her return!
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
It took me nearly a year and countless rejections before I got the job I am now in, please hang in there, that job is out there, I promise!

I know; I only wish I could find it sooner. Jobsworth has been getting on my tits more than usual again this past week, and the sooner I can hand in my notice, the less likely I am to do him an injury.

there are some lovely shoes out there at the moment

And don't I know it! ;-)
The problem is not just the heel height, though -- it's the fact that the injured ankle looks to be about twice the size of the healthy one -- and maybe people wouldn't notice, but I do!

Hair dye - I hear you!

Don't you hate it that when you've finally found a colour you like, they take it off the shelves? And, as this isn't the first time this has happened to me, I'm wondering if I've not got an uncommonly unerring sense of consistently picking the wrong product. Oh well, maybe on the Internet...
freakspawn
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)
I hope it is sooner too!

Ah right I understand, I thought you meant it was the heels that you couldn't wear because of the pain!

Blargh, I found a permanent hair dye once that I could use (most I can't because of an allergy) and then they only went and New and Improved it, and added that ingredient!
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
I thought you meant it was the heels that you couldn't wear because of the pain!

Nah, it was just me moaning about the fact that I haven't had a chance to dress like a girlie girl in 8 long months. I can't tell you how bored I am of having to wear trousers day in and day out.

and then they only went and New and Improved it, and added that ingredient!

Typical! There should be laws against that sort of thing!
freakspawn
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
Fair enough, I get it now :)

there should be!
vegmb
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
So you have managed to lose a some weight? Great news! Have you thought any about some strappy sandles maybe with beads? (I am so totally a heel person, so I feel your pain.)

Job front: Well, there is always the possibility of that one we can't talk about...

Good luck with Leila.
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
So you have managed to lose a some weight? Great news!

Yes, isn't it? It's irishabastard I have to thank for it, he let me in on a little secret, which was basically 'Cut the Carb', and it's worked! I've gotten my waist back, and lost a bit of the stomach; I'm having to wear belts now to keep my trousers up.

I have some nice flat shoes, but as I've said to freakspawn, it's not the height so much as the showing of the ankle itself -- it's still very swollen and about twice the size of the other one, so I wouldn't feel comfortable flashing a little leg this summer. At least, with trousers I can hide it, but I've been wearing trousers for the last 8 months now, and getting bored with it.
anonypooh
Jun. 3rd, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
*sends good vibes* for a perfect job just around the corner and a happy pussycat!

.. and oooh - a change of shade! - could be you find something you like even better. I have been covering my naughty grey ones for years - but never remember the shade I got from one time to the next.
gamiila
Jun. 3rd, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
The sad thing is, I didn't have any grey hairs when I started colouring it...I just had to do something with my hair after I had it cut off (in one of those typical reactions to a bad breakup). I've been all sorts of shades of red, orange, and blonde, and I daresay I'll find another colour to experiment with again -- but it's going to take time; and what will I do if I make a mistake and go green?
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