Firstly, didn't get the job with Apple, BOO.
Secondly. Started playing WoW after a brief hiatus.
Thirdly, I attended my first WoW TCG tourneys, both in Leicester. I finished 2-2 to qualify for the Realm Championship, but a PATHETIC 1-5 in the Spectral Safari (walked away with a loot card though). For those of you who don't know WoW TCG is a lot like Magic: The Gathering...just with Warcraft stuff. I've probably been talking about this a bit too much recently, but when going to Dudley Darklords to play it is the social highlight of most weeks you do start to get a bit involved. Just on the off chance you want to get involved: Zapped Giants
is the place to go. I post there, so do most of the other WoW TCG community in the UK, I suspect I'm just making up the numbers, whatever.
Fourthly I finished my first module of the MCSA, and I'm now onto the bloody technical bits. Spent 45 minutes doing binary mathematics in my head last tuesday....and yes....that's fun for me. Seriously, I like in-depth networking stuff, and getting 2000+ pages of Microsoft text books for free. Oh, and I now have student licences for pretty much everything except MS Office.
Fifthly, I am still unemployed...but only half looking. Full time work would pull me out of my MCSA and I quite like education right now. I've applied for a couple of data entry and basic sysadmin jobs, but people don't seem to like me or I smell or something, whatever.
Sixthly, it's nearly Easter, and that means EASTER EGG CHALLENGE, WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Seriously.
Seventhly, given that my failed, half-assed project of GrumpyGamers failed I'm now helping to write for a PROPER WEBSITE....well....a resurrection of a proper website Skullkids
Expect to see me being very grumpy, angry, dismissive, and ranty. We also plan to have a review section, so god knows how many people will want to kill us after that.
Eighthly, I've had an enforced change of diet. Lots of stomach upsets, as well as some horrible joint pain recently have meant cutting back even more on cheese and milk, cutting out the fat and the salt, switching to porridge for breakfast, halving the size of my lunch, etc etc etc. Now I'm getting no stomach upsets (apart from absolute ravenous hunger) except when I try and have, say, a portion of chips from the chippy; the joint paint is also subsiding. Looks like I'm developing the same digestive problems as my mother and grandmother but with the knowledge to work around them. On the plus side I've gone down two notches on my belt since I started this.
This doesn't mean I'm giving up dessert though. It's all mine, and you can't have any.
Ninthly, I have decided that if I am not in stable employment by my 26th birthday (that is October 19th 2009) then I need to do one of two things. 1. Find a country where my MCSA and tech skills are needed and go work there for six months, or 2. Consider going back to uni, and all that entails. (Probably to do Comp Sci, but that's a bridge I hope to never have to cross). Bit radical, but life at the moment is a delicious combo of no money, and desire for immense amounts of stuff.
Tenthly, I don't like lists of ten things.
Elevently, I'm still working out as often as I can, recognising when to stop is the problem though. I don't want to hurt myself and then try to work through it.
Twelfthly, Daniel got kicked out of the house because he's drug dealing scum and I hope he and his dad are very happy together, frankly they deserve each other. Daniel has been banned from driving for 9 months, and it should have been more. I'll never stop loving him, he's family, and if he ever learns to admit the hell he put my parents through I will forgive him before he's finished the sentence. Right now, I just don't LIKE him very much, it's a terrible dichotomy, and one I dislike having to make, but there we go.
Thirteenthly, keeping an open bottle of whisky in your bedroom is not a smart idea...I don't know why I do it.
Fourteenthly, I've learned more about one person I know in two late night drunken chats recently than I think I have in the entire of the last few years. Not a slight, just every true...then again...when you've known someone for that long there doesn't tend to be much left hidden between you.
Fifteenthly, I really should keep in touch with people more. So, Danny, Nick, Andy, Goran, Tammy, expect an email in the next month or two as I try and keep in touch...
Sixteenthly, House is awesome.
Right, that's it for now, I'm done, hope you all enjoyed that, because I'm off for some TV and a tall glass of Southern Comfort.