Friday, 18 November 2005

Xanga Post: Friday, November 18, 2005

My new job starts on Monday.

I'm more excited than nervous, surprisingly. This is the job I wanted and I KNEW I'd kick ass at it. Believe me, that's not something I'm sure of very often. I have three weeks of training (I guess it's a lot of pressure, with people's lives on the line and all) from eight am to four pm, which does NOT thrill me. But, once I get through that, I go to a four pm to two am shift which, believe it or not, was the one that I wanted. It's four days a week and Jay will be able to come pick me up after work. I'm getting good vibes about this one. :)

My NaNoWriMo novel is going so much slower than I'd like it to. Katie actually caught up with me, which made me panic slightly. Now, I know where I want to go and I don't know how to get there. Plus, my back's in agony from sitting in front of the computer for so long and I can't use my laptop because the i key is stuck for some reason.

I dug out my Everclear CD yesterday for something to listen to while I was typing and I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it. I also put in "Graduation" by Vitamin C, which made me cry. Good job, brain.

I don't know if I like the new Doctor Who....Why Chris? Why? Why did you leave us? You were the best Doctor since Tom Baker!

I got a nifty letter and necklace from my penpal today. I always love getting up and finding mail. :) I have a whole stack of mail to send out myself, including a stack of NaNo swag for my Welshies.

Sue brought me home holiday decorations today. There's a little musical Santa plushie and a sparkly snowman. It was a nice surprise and I don't care if there from the pound shop. Lol. Jay bought me a Heffalump today too when we went to the bank. (It's for Children in Need.) The Moo's were not impressed. ;)

I watched the most amazing program the other night while I was waiting for Jay to come home from his mate's. It was about these schools in Africa. The one secondary school made me want to cry. Get this, the school was SO poor that they had to LOCK students OUT. But, because they were being told by everyone that they would never have any kind of a life without an education, the children were trying to sneak IN. It only cost £20 for the kids to go to school for a semester but most families couldn't pay it because that's SIX week's wages there. The headmistress was in the very unusual position of trying to keep the teacher's in (because they weren't getting paid) and the students out. Isn't that crazy? I wish more kids today in the "civilised" countries knew just how good they have it.

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