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March 22, 2006

Distinctly Unimpressed

So, it is 8.16 and I have just been woken up by 2 workmen. Usually I hear the workmen from the construction site opposite coming to work and generally making noise. Normally, however, they are not banging on my door at 8am in the morning.

I, understandably, was asleep, not having got to sleep until about 1.30am. So, I had set the alarm for 9am. So, I AM NOT AMUSED, at having been woken up. Admittedly they have come to fit a new shower for me but I asked for it to be replaced from tomorrow onwards when I will be at home for a fortnight. When they knocked on my door, I didn't answer – because I was asleep. And so, they banged a bit louder and started shouting at me through the door. Only when they barged into my room did I get out of bed!

Needless to say, I am now awake and sitting here at my computer, in my pijamas waiting for them to fit the new shower so that I can get ready and start my revison. Oh yes, and they don't seem able to actually fit the new shower, so it looks like they are going to be here a while. I have a feeling today is going to be a great day – Not!


EDIT: It is now 8.40 and they are on their second shower, apparently the first one was a defect. However, they now can't find hot water. I am not a happy bunny.

EDIT 2: 8.57 am. They have left and I in theory have a fully functioning, brand new shower. I say they have left, they have also left muddy footprints in the bathroom, a flooded floor, a trail of litter…... STILL not happy.

March 08, 2006

I'm seeing badgers!

Currently, I should be revising for my metrics test on Friday, proof reading my coursework due in tomorrow and attempting to do the other 2 pieces of coursework sitting in my 'to-do' pile. However, I have week 10-itis!!! I really can't be bothered, what's the point and who cares all seem to be phrases I'm using a lot recently!!

This blog is however about much more exciting things than work! Last night I played Mahler's 1st Symphony in the SO and Chorus concert. Now, I may be going slightly mad as a result of too much maths, not enough sleep… however, I am sure that I saw badgers in the light/sound box at the back of the Butterworth Hall.

During the opening bars of the piece I happened to be looking up to see where the green flashing light was coming from, and unless I am loosing any remaining marbles I have (which is possible!) I am convinced I saw This and Thatz watching the concert from on high.

I was planning to ask them today whether they were there, just to check that I am still a bit sane (although, on reflection, talking to badgers isn't the most normal of things!) however, they have gone on holiday – alright for some!!

If any other orchestra members happen to have seen This and Thatz during the concert, please let me know!

Thank you – happy hols for anyone I won't see before you go home.

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