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Gimme strength!

Delays on the railway are never as bad if you've got your trusty mp3 player with you, even if you've only managed to put a mere 463 songs onto it because it won't recognise the m4a files on your equally trusty old 'puter...::sigh:: why's iTunes got to be so bloody exclusive all the time? Or maybe I should have just gone for the iPod in the first place. At least they come in all kinds of funky colours these days.

But yeah, on my way home, I had to kick my heels at the station for 50-odd minutes, and having my book and my Zen Touch with me did make it easier to while them away with a minimum of exasperation and rage.

God, I hate my job! Have I mentioned that lately? Well, I do. Sometimes I wonder whether it's worth hanging in there another 6 months in the hope of being made redundant at the end of it...can any nice fat pay-out weigh up to the gigantic waste of time that is my daily 4-hour commute? Luckily, the economy's showing signs of reviving, and more and more jobs are opening up each week, so who knows? One day, I might actually be able to tell Jobsworth to take a running jump off a very high cliff dune.

The weather's on the turn again...Figures, just when I'm planning a long weekend in order to meet up with friends I haven't seen in years. I know it's hardly a shocking big adventure, but I'm quite looking forward to it. At the end of the day, it's confirmation that contrary to my usual assessment of my situation, I actually do sometimes get to have a life. ;-)



( 2 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
May. 18th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hooray for the mp3 player! I know I couldn't do without mine, particularly when trying to drown out obnoxious people while trying to study.

Good luck on the job front. Looking is annoying at best, but maybe the perfect one will open up.
May. 18th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hooray for the mp3 player indeed! I fear I'm becoming quite attached to it already, even though the novelty of it still confuses me. Everyone tells me I should be organising my files into playlists, rather than just dumping them all higgledy-piggledy-like, but how do you decide which song goes where, and why?

And i'm still a bit embarrassed about it as well; I always used to get annoyed with people listening to their players and ruining my mornings with those tinny drumbeats I could pick up at 50 paces -- now I don't know whether other people can hear mine in asimilar way. So I keep the sound turned down as much as possible, but I still don't know if it's turned down low enough. And those headphones...I'm always getting tangled in the cords, and I can't seem to keep them in my ears for more than 5 minutes at a stretch before they start to slide out again.
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