Bleh on toast

Ah the joys of unemployment.

Wait, no... ..sorry wrong word there.

Ah the annoyance of unemployment.

Oh the upside I do have another job due in January. My tooth, which has been playing up for some considerable time, will be fixed in Jan as well. Yay.

But I always like to update this thing with something a bit more important than just a status update, this place isn't facebook after all, so I'll give a run down of events since my last post.

My job ended, as expected and the same week my sister became seriously ill. She entered hospital and my parents had to go in with her to make sure she was cared for. Abject incompetence on the part of the hospital staff - not all just a lot - followed and resulted in them having to remain there for over a week. Since I was now running the house full time, washing/drying/organising/shopping/anserphone service, I had bugger all chance to do much job hunting.

Eventually she was released, and to brighten my day I spend some of the money I had saved up at my job on an iPod. I'm clearly a masochist. Its a nice little machine, completely useless for creating things but actually quite good for web browsing, videos, music, ebooks etc.

I ended up going back onto Jobseekers Allowance since my job hunt had proven unsuccessful, I din't go back on immediately as I found it to be the single most humiliating thing I'd ever done. Seriously, stripping off on stage was nothing compared to that crap. Luckilly however the second week on it I got a call telling me about a job in a government department - no not spy related before any of you creepy weirdos start getting ideas about me playing Bond.

I had an interview, in which I felt I made an arse of myself, and got told they would call me back to let me know how I did the next week.

Two days later I got a call from them telling me I'd got the job.

Yay, no more jobseekers! Back in gainful employment!
Though I will have to wear a suit, fair enough, and use the phone a lot.. ...eh, I can manage that.

Oh and the week I went back on Jobseekers? My main HDD blew out, taking my Win7 install with it.

Oh buggery.

So, I ended up wiping another hard drive and putting a new install onto that one. Lost a lot of stuff, but most is backed up onto other computers, or stored on gmail. I had just bought a new external drive (1tb) so not lost any space to the crash, in fact it cleared up a lot of space as things worked out. Its just that the stuff it cleared I'd have liked to keep.

Ah well, nevermind.

Everything is back up and running now, though I still need to sort out the GTA IV install now I think about it. Oh and Bridge Commander... ..hum, though it always dose bug out on me when I mod it... ..god I wish that game was more stable.

Oh and I must remember to dig out that program for changing the Win7 logonscreen, that horrible blue thing is annoying.

Wonder if a program to replace the horrible animated boot logo exists yet?

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