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Need cute kitten pictures, stat [20090818|10:35]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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+ I have a minion for the next 9 working days to help me redo our web pages.

- Minion is 16. This makes it a babysitting gig, as I cannot give her a visitor card or a key to the lab. She will be asking my permission to use the toilet.

+ Have been managing to do the jobs of two other people in addition to my own for a whole week as Acting Instrument Manager.

- Two more weeks of it might kill me.

+ Every single minute of my working days since I started commuting from Cambridge have been spent productively. Apart from this one.

- By the time I get home, I have no energy to spend on frivolous, let alone creative, pursuits. Feeding myself and washing up are the extent of my evening activities.

+ 2.5 hours a day on trains == 2.5 novels or 1.5 non-fiction books per week

- I desperately need to get a library card or my entire salary will be divided between my mortgage, British Rail and Amazon.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2009-08-18 11:57 (UTC)


xxx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 13:45 (UTC)
Awww, so tiny! Mew mew.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2009-08-18 12:00 (UTC)

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dwah.
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[User Picture]From: dizzykj
2009-08-18 13:25 (UTC)

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Me want (kitten, not slipper)
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2009-08-18 15:17 (UTC)

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too cute !
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 13:45 (UTC)
See, I was going to adopt a cat from a shelter in October, but now my resolve is wavering.
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[User Picture]From: senusert
2009-08-18 20:08 (UTC)
I think a whole new (albeit wonderfully decadant) evil was unleashed on the world with the advent of Amazon. It is just too easy to buy books on there. Before you had to go to a book shop and then spend time there, ultimately deciding what you want to buy (e.g. see if any of the books nominated for the booker is any good). This all had a certain weight to it.

Needless to say, I have spent too much on that amazing website. Tis good that I can read quickly.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 13:47 (UTC)
Yes. I find I place my orders in a rush on a Tuesday afternoon, to ensure that a new crop arrives in time for the next week. The Penguin & Wordsworth classics are all so cheap, too.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-08-19 12:08 (UTC)
Cute kitten and hot guy. Bonus!

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 13:48 (UTC)
That is indeed a win-win image!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-08-19 12:09 (UTC)
Also, I really miss getting the train - I never get time to read anymore :(.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 14:31 (UTC)
It's the most redeeming feature of having to spend so long on the train every day. If I had to drive for the same amount of time, I think I'd go crazy.
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[User Picture]From: wiggyfish
2009-08-19 19:13 (UTC)
I did start to crack up a little when I had a daily 1h-each-way commute. My school commute is much worse now, but at least it only happens one or two days a week and then goes away for a while.

Unless I'm armed with a bandolier of edifying podcasts, all I can do is sit there and think about all the stuff I can't do. It's especially awful when I'm in a making or cleaning frame of mind; I can't program or solve work problems, so sometimes I'm reduced to dictating code or to-do lists into a voice recorder.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2009-08-19 13:04 (UTC)
Since I started commuting to Windsor everyday I've been devouring books (at least 2 a week). I console myself with the ££ I'm spending by reminding myself one day I will have my own library and I need to fill it. Technically I'm investing in the future....
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-08-19 14:49 (UTC)
Exactly. Just so long as you don't have to move it across an ocean to get it to your library. :-/
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