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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Where was I?
It seems like an age has passed since I updated here. I'm sure it's less than that - but going away a couple of times gives the impression of large gaps in the reality-that-is-my-LJ. I suppose I'd better get started before I lose more readers.

This spring I have managed to fill pretty much every weekend with something to do. This is mostly a good thing, but does mean that pausing for breath has become a luxury rather than commonplace.

Anyway, I've done some LRP, planned for more LRP, been to the sea, been to France and been to London. I've applied for some jobs, I've taken some photos and I've wondered how to get to London for 9am on Sunday morning.

So, LRP. My enthusiasm goes up and down faster than a tarts knickers, but is probably cheaper. Maelstrom was a jolly jape in some respects but there were some ugly management issues, a sprinkling of ugly politics and I wasn't terribly happy with my photos. Hmm, reading that I'm not sure how I can say it was jolly at all. Oh well. Some photos will follow - you know you want to look...

The next one is in a couple of weeks and I'm determined to get more out of it. In fact, determination seems to underline my mood at the moment.

In the meantime there is NWO. Worship at the twin idols of pax_draconis and immerwahr has begun and the highlighter pen has been out. It continues to be terrifying and exciting in equal measures. I hope not to take a single picture all weekend, but you never know quite how it will go.

The Ski season is over. It lasted longer than it normally does, thanks to an awesomely extravagant trip to Tignes that worked out at something like £200 per day on the slope. If I'd have done the sums before I went... I'd have probably done the same thing. The most interesting discovery from the weekend was introspection on my nature. When I wasn't getting a lot out of the first day I had two choices - be a wallflower or say something. I've always liked to think I would do the latter, but in all honesty that's not true. However after some soul searching and rehearsal I let my mouth run away with itself - and got pretty much exactly what I wanted.

No sniggering at the back

Somewhere was the weekend that was Whitby. I wasn't especially keen to go just before, but after making an arrangement with kantti I got in the car and drove up. However, after an initially rather dull evening with a book, I relaxed and had a most pleasant holiday. I tried to enjoy myself, I tried to spend time with my friends, I tried to make new ones - to a pretty resaonable success. The only problem now is finding the time to do the photos.

It's in danger of becoming a habit, so I shall be careful in October, but that's months away.

The job situation continues to be an irritant. I have employment until the end of June but really need something better. I've applied for jobs in Coventry, London and Amsterdam; with varying levels of pay compared to my current salary. Where it stops - nobody knows...

Now the trivia, to remind myself of things I might forget.

"Dear Simon, indulge your passions more and don't forget to do some writing. The ideas are bubbling".
"Dear Simon, avoid romantic comedies. Tristan + Isolde: Ultimately hollow dribble that shows perfectly well that pretty costumes can't compensate for characters without substance that you can't care about no matter how much you try."

The weekend is coming soon, there is probably FNGS on Friday, something on Saturday and possibly London on Sunday. Original plans have been rather compromised so it's the state of blissful anarchy again.

Anyone still there? Hello?

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mr_h_r_hughes From: mr_h_r_hughes Date: May 3rd, 2006 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, yeah we're still here.
Simon shouldn't you be off somewhere sacrificing babies by feeding them to a giant squid in honour of Pax D (as I've decided to re-brand him *ducks*)
davefish From: davefish Date: May 3rd, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have any cunning plans for Sunday?
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: May 3rd, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not really. It's kinda ruined my weekend tbh. I suspect I'll try and get down Sat night on the train and crash there. You?

btw - Any chance I can come over and borrow your lights for some nice burlesque ladies on Saturday afternoon?
davefish From: davefish Date: May 3rd, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking about getting down there on Saturday, but we have visitors over on Sat night, so there could be a problem with getting down and finding somewhere to crash.

Its doable on the coach, but I've yet to ask Dott for the lift to the coach station in the morning. Rather early in the morning.

All good for the lights
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: May 3rd, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you have some good ones in your maelfroth pics. I like the one of Panda best.
liz_lowlife From: liz_lowlife Date: May 3rd, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you worry about the photos...in your own time, Hun. :o)
esrunkatsu From: esrunkatsu Date: May 3rd, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Still here, also mid awe/how will I do that on NWO brief. Look forward to seeing you at NWO.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: May 3rd, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, you're right, it's been ages. Who are you again?
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