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I don't know how or when, but I've lost another contact. Great. I've only had these for a year. I got up, went to the bathroom, put in my contacts, made coffee, fed the cats, fetched the newspaper, sat down with it, and found I couldn't read it. Checked in the mirror and sure enough, no contact in my right eye. Retraced my steps, scouring the floor -- nothing. I've ordered a replacement, but it'll take about a week before it's here. Blasted thing, where can it have got to?

I got up early because I had to go to the hairdresser's. The girl turned out to be a perfectionist and took her time, but the result is worth it; for once, I'm not mourning the loss of my tresses. It's a good deal shorter now, which means my curls have all come back, and she's finished it off with some copper highlights in amongst the dark purplish red of my home dye job. It's looking very good, if I may say so myself.

I stopped by the book shop to get some tomes full of tips on assessments and job interviews, because I've decided there's too much at stake now than to trust in my usual technique of just winging it. And as it's been 10 years since I've successfully applied for anything, I figured I could use some help. So, if any of you have any helpful hints you feel you might want to bestow: be my guest! Virtual beer and chocolate all round when I land this job!

And since having heard it for the first time on TotP last night, I just can't seem to get Gwen Stefani's Hollerback Girl out of my head. Such a funny song, but -- what's with the bananas?

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gamiila
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Is it sad that this sentence made me wonder how, exactly, you could lose a contact in your instant messenger list without deleting him or her?

See there now, you might just as well have written this in Japanese for all I can make out...I don't do instant messaging, you see, and so have no clue how it works, or what the terminology is. But if by using the word 'contact' I made you all confused, I apologise for it! ;-)
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gamiila
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
it's a little programme with a little window open

Ah! That'll be that blasted MSN Messenger that pops up on my screen at work every morning, and bugs the hell out of me with insistence I define my contact list. To which I invariably react by killing it -- ded.
enigmaticblues
Jul. 9th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
No sage advice from me, although I wish I had some to offer. I typically wing it myself. Next time, though, I imagine I'll prepare. Good luck!

And too bad about your contact. Good luck finding it.
gamiila
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
And too bad about your contact. Good luck finding it.

Can't see it now, but I daresay it'll turn up the minute the optician rings to tell me my replacement contact's come in...It's always the way.

And thanks for the good luck wishes, I have a feeling I might need them.

::tries to formulate an answer to the question as to why I so desperately wish to contribute to the safeguarding of our national security that doesn't sound glib and facile::

enigmaticblues
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
Don't worry. It's the same way for me when I try to explain why I want to work with victims of violent crimes. It always comes out sounding trite, but it's a deep gut-feeling.
gamiila
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
Ah yes -- but so far, all I have is images of James Bond running round my brain! ;-)
enigmaticblues
Jul. 9th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)
LOL...I have a feeling it's going to be a bit more boring than that.
gamiila
Jul. 9th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right, it most probably will be, but for now it's nice to dream...

And hey! it could happen -- the career opportunities they sketched us do include a possible transfer to the operational side of things...even as a junior Intelligence Officer, you're required to follow a course in field work, with an exam and everything!
enigmaticblues
Jul. 9th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Sweet! That would be really cool. I've thought about taking the law degree to the FBI or something like that. Maybe the Justice Department, or dealing with International Human Rights. Wouldn't that be a blast?
gamiila
Jul. 10th, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
Or the International Court of Justice -- you could come and live here! ;-)
enigmaticblues
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
I think I'd like that. The living abroad and traveling thing, I mean.
phendog
Jul. 9th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
*pst*
Just wanted to let you know there should be another copy of Hotel Cafe I on the way to you since the first never made it. Sorry for waiting so long! Please let me know if it arrives?

And, uhg. I HATE losing contacts!
gamiila
Jul. 10th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
Re: *pst*
Please let me know if it arrives

Of course I will! And don't worry about the delay; I know you've had a lot on lately.
roissy0
Jul. 10th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
Use that spiffy new camera to show us your new 'do. It sounds nice. :)

...sorry about your contact, that is why I love the disposables, I've always got a box full lying around.
gamiila
Jul. 10th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
Use that spiffy new camera to show us your new 'do.

I fully intended to, but unfortunately, the batteries that came with it turned out to be empty. Grrr.

I don't know how I could have been so careless as to lose yet another contact...it's not as if these things don't cost anything! Besides, I don't know what's wrong withme lately; my first set I managed to hold on to for 10 years! But since then, I keep having to order new ones every 14-24 months, and I don't like it. These disposables, do they come in hard, gas-permeable ones too?
vegmb
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
I had that song stuck in my head for weeks (and never have been able to figure out the bananna thing) so now whenever it comes on I switch the station. It's not that I dislike the song, but I don't want to be singing it all day.
gamiila
Jul. 11th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
It does have that tendency, doesn't it, that when you listen to it for longer than a beat, it stays on the brain and goes into a perpetual loop -- very annoying, really.
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