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Lovely day, dry and sunny...but I woke up this morning with the mother of all headaches and feeling quite literally sick to my stomach, so after due deliberation I called in sick and got back to bed. Only to be dragged from it again by the insistent ringing of the phone and Jobsworth telling me I've called in sick one too many times this year and he will be taking the matter further. I've checked and found that this is actually the 3rd time I've felt poorly enough to take up sick leave since November (today, 2 days in January, and of course my prolonged absence in February/March when I was struck down with sciatica), so I'm pretty confident I can go into the meeting he's convened with HR and the new company doctor on Tuesday with my head held high. But he can forget about me making an effort to come in tomorrow, I don't care how short-staffed we are (and we are, since 2 of my immediate colleagues have been off sick since Whitsun, with the same complaint: gastro-enteritis) - miserable, mean little man that he is.

Yesterday, one of my co-workers commented on how obviously happy I was with my mp3 player, and I am! I've not even had it for a month, but already I won't go anywhere without it. I love it to bits, though I've been quite lazy and have only uploaded 977 songs to it so far. This morning, I've been playing a little game with it, a meme gacked from enigmaticblues, inbetween bouts of slumber and trips to the bathroom:


1.) Put your music player on shuffle
2.) Press forward for each question.
3.) Use the song title as the answer to the question.
4.) NO CHEATING!




01) How am I feeling today? - Closer by Richard Cheese
"I wanna fuck you like an animal"...oh dear, it's one of those days, is it?

02) Where will I get married? - If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red
apparently, the where is not the question- it's whether we'll get there at all

03) What is my best friend's theme song? - Orpheus by David Sylvian
good song...not sure how it relates to Best Friend, though

04) What is/was highschool like? - This Is The Last Time by Keane
my highschool days are now so far back into the past I can't be sure that the mood expressed in this song is accurate or not

05) What is the best thing about me? - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA
hang on...the best thing about me is that I'm a nympho?!

06) How is today going to be? - Through With You by Maroon 5
looks like I'm wearing my resolve face today!

07) What is in store for next weekend? - Blue Café by The Style Council
in other words, the weekend is going to be nice and mellow with not a lot happening...I can live with that ;-)

08) What song describes my parents? - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
? - "I'll do what you want", maybe?

09) How is my life going? Dreaming - by Blondie
probably fairly accurate...

10) What song will they play at my funeral? - Birdhouse In Your Soul by TMBG
ha!

11) How does the world see me? Fistful Of Love - by Antony & The Johnsons
"and so I'm left to pick up the hints the little symbols of your devotion, and I feel your fist, and I know it's out of love"...so I'm not just a nympho, but an abuser as well? Nice!

12) What do my friends really think of me? Natural Anthem - by The Postal Service
"please don't be upset at this portrait that I paint; it may be a little biased but at least I spelled your name right"

13) Do people secretly lust after me? The Sun Always Shines On TV - by Delays
oh no, it's much worse than that -- it seems they want me to love them. (great a-Ha cover, btw)

14) How can I make myself happy? The Jean Genie - by David Bowie
by taking drugs? oh now, there's something I haven't tried yet! ;-)

15) What should I do with my life? You Can Have It All - by Kaiser Chiefs
what, I should deny any and all responsibility?

16) Will I ever have children? More Than I Can Bear - by Matt Bianco
this just makes no sense at all -- unless it means I will have more than I can ever bear which seems a bit strange...

17) What is some good advice? Waterfront - by Simple Minds
"get in, get out of the rain" - it's always a good idea to take shelter when the heavens open

18) What do I think my current theme song is? High - by The Cure
basic insecurities coming to the fore again

19) What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead - by Ella Fitzgerald
w/e

20) What type of men/women do I like? Mr. Superlove - by The Afghan Whigs
violent men with an exaggerated sense of their prowess are so not a turn-on, but according to this, they must be

21) Will I get married? In My Life - by Johnny Cash
perhaps...when I'm very, very old?

22) What should I do with my love life? Breaking Into Heaven - by The Stone Roses
"I'm gonna break right into heaven/I can't wait anymore - an exhortation to go out and get me some?

23) What's sex like? Lovesong - by The Cure
warm, loving and just a little sad, I suppose...

24) Where will I live? Missionary Man - by The Eurythmics
OK - so I'll get married late in life to a missionary man who'll take me back with him to the jungle, is that it?

25) What will my dying words be? Tears In Heaven - by Eric Clapton
no comment


Then I got up, got dressed, and purchased my Common Rotation tickets for London and Belfast -- though not the one for Glasgow yet. I don't know, were we going to book them in advance, or buy them at the door? Jules?

Comments

gamiila
Jun. 9th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC)
I know, I know...and it's not so much about eating less and exercising more, than about radically changing my eating habits: because I'm usually so late home all the time, I don't take the time to cook a proper meal. TV dinners and pasta is what I eat mostly. Not an awful lot of fruit and veg. I'm sure that if I made the effort, I'd lose weight - but I don't know if I've got enough energy to do it...
calove
Jun. 9th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
Not easy - getting home so late for your main meal of the day makes it really hard. Can you make yourself/buy a nice big fruit salad to sit on your desk for you to pick at over the day? I do that - loads of all my faves like pineapple and mango and melon and strawberries... yum. Or smoothies, maybe? The calorie-counted/low fat/ healthy option reday-made meal market is huge over here and some of it isn't half bad (especially M&S - yum!). Do the Dutch go in for it at all?

Oh, and I swear by drinking lots. Of water, sadly, but AT LEAST 2 litres a day. Fills you up (apparently hunger pangs are often not hunger but thirst), flushes everything through and stops water retention (bloating, swollen ankles etc) like you wouldn't beleive. Works wonders, once you get into the habit of drinking it - found it horribly hard work at first.

But - yeah, it takes energy to kick start it, and you just have to be in the right mindset (at least I do). Oh to be a natural skinny...

Huh. I seem to be turning into a weightloss zealot...
gamiila
Jun. 9th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC)
Or smoothies, maybe? The calorie-counted/low fat/ healthy option reday-made meal market is huge over here and some of it isn't half bad (especially M&S - yum!). Do the Dutch go in for it at all?

Yes, they do -- unfortunately though, all these places seem to proliferate around the city centres, and not around industrial estates...but the fruit salad idea is a good one; I'm sure I could try that. And I was going to try to drink more water, too.

Hee - next time we meet, we'll be supermodels!

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