September 2nd, 2007

hugh house

dead like bob: brane, job apps, work, wingfic, hewlett, cross-stitch

I think you must have all worked out that buzzy incommunicado = brane being evil. (Yes, I really need to write a welcome newbie-guide interpretation thing for everyone friended in the big friending spree, but why break the habit of a lifetime? ;-)) Seriously bad brane behaviour causing a 10-rated headache that even made my scalp too tender to sleep on. Cue crying all over bbd, much crying over bbd, who is trying to build a shed right now.

Brane = hate

The good news is that I finally have an appt for my OGN (occipital nerve injection) and it is Wednesday. There was a drop-out so I'm going to get up close and personal with needles. Scalp tenderness seems to suggest that the thing is going to have some effect.

I guess that's my birthday present.

Currently, I am attempting to fill in job apps, because I don't want to spend all of my birthday (tomorrow) doing them. Talking of birthdays, the isographic pens are still working fine. I got an absolutely torturous job on Thursday tracing through diagrams of painted wall plaster, which would be fine by they were done in coloured pencil and about as accurate as my elbow. Also, the yellow was impossible to see and there were no defined edges. The drawing guy says it is because I am getting on so well. If this is a reward, I hate to see the punishment.

Have totally not done anything with the new beta reads on the wingfic story. Because brain = cheese. Still unsure about title, "right beside me, far away" ("somewhere between distance and skyline" was nabbed for a HCL fic (brynmck?)) or the incredibly jokey "you show me yours, and I'll show you mine" (probably too flip and better suited to a wingfic discovery story rather than established wingfic) or "untitled wingfic story" (the current front runner)

I'm sure there's something else I want to talk about...

Oh yeah, Boa vs Python: really really bad movie that makes David Hewlett seem strangely appealing. Doesn't really live up to the early promise of the scene with the guy eating out his girlfriend in the car (at least she dies happy, really happy). Oh god, cliché-a-rama-a-rama. I lost somebody too. And the plot is serious wtf-ville.

I only put it on to laugh at DH's hair (which was strangely alluring). Bad brane led to serious cross-stitching. Patterns are nice. Now have one sampler (non-fannish sadly, need to work on that) that I didn't have before. It was on 11hpi aida, so you can't blame eye-strain.

God, I feel dead and am only alive through the wonder of caffeine.
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mort: hi

Addendum

"I'm left here with questions" - Hugh Dillon, Physics

Have I missed anything interesting?

Is Scrapbook down?
animal: omg llamas!

FYI

I think I can declare that our bandwidth is screwed. If you posted anything with pictures, I can't see them. Seeing anything on the internets is harder than gettting a camel to pass through the eye of a needle (and camelids are stubborn buggers).

And you all post cool stuff like picture stories and winged hughs! *cries*
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hugh house

meme borrowed from bluebrocade

1. PICK OUT A SCAR YOU HAVE, AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU GOT IT...

One on my right wrist. Cooking lessons. Lifted up my shortbread and danged it on the wire shelf above.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?

Wallpaper ;-) There's an unbelievably schmoopy giraffe poster on the wardrobe (built in and covered with paint that probably has lead in it) Three prints bought at the Cancer Research shop in Canterbury. Left to right "The Blue Path" (Art deco in a not!Clarice Cliff way), Four Seasons (victorian roman ladies) and an art noveau water nymph. I don't have any of my cross-stitch up (no frames).

3. WHAT DOES YOUR PHONE LOOK LIKE?

Rose's in Who. But with the replaceable inside picture replaced with Callisto from the X-men (the tentacled version in Genosha!Excalibur).

4. WHAT MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?

God. I got into music late. High school was just stuff already in the house (so Beatles, Hawkwind, too much Steeleye Span). I only started buying music once I was at university and it tended to be pretty narrow spectrum. Fandom saved me from that.


5. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT DESKTOP PICTURE?

A scan from scans_daily from a Batman comic (detective comics, I think) which was full of artist homages (bloody gorgeous. I wish I could buy comics again, because that was just gorgeous and DC so rarely hits my buttons). It's a panel in the style of Steranko (who is pretty awesome on his ownsome) It's a layout in the shape / silhouette of a hand with a jet exploding inside it. And that description really doesn't do it justice. Uh, think the issue of Nick Fury with the man running from the dogs in the huge title.

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?

My headaches to go away. An archaeological drawing traineeship to drop from the sky and save me from applying for more shitty office jobs. To teleport my house from Cyprus (which was the place where I finally got the whole relocate to somewhere gorgeous and sunny thing). To visit papajoemambo in Canada and embarrass him asking for Bruce McD's autograph and read old comic with him and love them.

7. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GAY MARRIAGE?

I believe in Love.

8. WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN?

About 3 weeks late. The doctors didn't believe mum. I do. My mum is to long term planning what Caesar was to self-aggrandising autobiography masquerading as historical notes.

9. ARE YOUR PARENTS STILL TOGETHER?

Yes.

10. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

The song on the end of Smile And Wave.

11. DO YOU GET SCARED OF THE DARK?

No since I hit puberty. I like dark. The only bad thing with my curtains is they let light in unlike the horrible brown things I grew up with.

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?

Me. Probably. Own worst enemy.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOGNE/PERFUME?

a) Body Shop Tobacco Flower
b) Yardley's Lavender (I have a thing with lavender)

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOUR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?

What? I'm not even sure I like the opposite sex.

15. DO YOU LIKE PAIN KILLERS?

Well, the consultant laid into me for taking them at all when I last saw him. No, I don't have Medication Overuse Headache.

16. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?

Yes. I think I am trying to preserve the gene pool.

17. FAVE PIZZA TOPPING?

Another thing I miss from London. Strangely not from the dorm of doom years. Sweet chilli sauce, jalapeño pepper, beef.

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The honey chocolate migaira bought me and I've just finished? Pork pies are much craved.

19. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU MADE MAD?

I am not a god, I do not make people mad.

20. IS ANYONE IN LOVE WITH YOU?

People might love me, but they are not in love with me.
hugh house

FAO: _unhurt_

Internet made of suck. Can't download pictures from email. Can't email. Time out. Time out. You get the idea. Trying to cure headache with topical application of pimms.
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