such as boredom is my life

well I’m at home again today. still ill and drugged up to the eyeballs with painkillers, which don’t seem to be doing much.

It’s back to work tomorrow. I don’t care if the stupid lump is still on my throat. I cannot take another day of doing nothing.

the good news is that my gums aren’t swollen anymore, although I do get a massive headache whenever I sit up, and I feel faint which isn’t so good.
hopefully that will pass.

Daniel and I are thinking of going on holiday, although we don’t know where. We’ve thought about Edinburgh, Dublin, Rome. so far we’re not sure. Daniel wants to go somewhere where they speak English. I want to go somewhere a bit warm and sunny. it’s not going to be until April next year, so I guess we have plenty of time.

It’d be nice to get a way for a while, get away and have fun. just the two of us.

well I guess it’s back to watching crappy ole tv now.

over and out.

All about dental abscesses

ok, so I decided to google it…..ew!

A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that begins as a tooth infection or cavity.

  • Bacteria from a cavity can extend into the gums, the cheek, the throat, beneath the tongue, or even into the jaw or facial bones. A dental abscess can become very painful when tissues become inflamed.
  • Pus collects at the site of the infection and will become progressively more painful until it either ruptures and drains on its own or is drained surgically.
  • Sometimes the infection can progress to the point where swelling threatens to block the airway, causing difficulty breathing. Dental abscesses can also make you generally ill, with nausea, vomiting, fevers, chills, and sweats.

A doctor or dentist can determine by physical examination if you have a drainable abscess. X-rays of the teeth may be necessary to show small abscesses that are at the deepest part of the tooth. Signs observed by the doctor, including nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, or diarrhea, may indicate that the infection has progressed to the point where it is making your whole body sick.

The doctor may decide to cut open the abscess and allow the pus to drain. Unless the abscess ruptures on its own, this is the only way that the infection can be cured. People with dental abscesses are typically prescribed pain relievers and, at the discretion of the doctor, antibiotics to fight the infection. An abscess that has extended to the floor of the mouth or to the neck may need to be drained in the operating room under anesthesia.

oh boy…i hope it’s not an abscess……

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At the moment, I’m laying in bed, feeling sorry for myself and feeling oh so shit.
My gums are still swollen, and my lymph nodes are swollen and painful.
I nearly passed out on the train into work this morning, so when I got to Charing Cross, I walked to Soho and saw a nurse at the Walkin Centre.
Aparantly my lymph nodes are acting up because of an infection in my body. My tonsils are fine, my chest is fine, everywhere else is fine, except my gum. Which is still a bit swollen. The nurse has put me on a 7 day course of antibiotics. (argh) and I have to see a dentist now, as she suspects that it is an abscess. oh joy!

I have dentist on Friday, so we’ll see then i suppose. I guess they’ll have to take x-rays and that should be fun, seeing as I have a tiny mouth, and last time i had xrays done, it was a challenge even using the kiddies xray films.

I don’t even know what kind of treatment I’ll need if it’s an abscess.
I’m thinking I might stick Pride and Prejudice in teh DVD player and sink under the duvet.

over and out.

an update

So I haven’t blogged in a while. about a week or so I guess. At the moment I’m sitting/laying in bed, watching Ella Enchanted, with very swollen painful glands. My gums are swollen too, which leads me to believe I have contracted yet another infection. oh yay.

I got my order form for the Witchfest Yule Ball today. I don’t think Daniel will want to go, so I think I might give it a miss. Maybe next year. maybe.

so what’s new with me?

On Wednesday Daniel took Sophie and I to see the Lion King in the West End. It was really really good. I totally enjoyed myself. We met in Starbucks on the Strand, and the blond woman who served me was awful. She spoke hardly any English, and I had to explain to her that my panini was meant to go on the grill before being served. Silly lady.

Thursdays – I can’t really remember what I did.
Friday – Daniel came round to my house for the first time. I was really nervous. My mum cooked us dinner (not people pie to Daniel’s relief…) We spent Friday evening watching tv and what not. And then I basically played good host for Saturday. Normally when I’m at Daniel’s house, he’s waits on me hand and foot, so now it was my turn. 🙂
We watched Rose Red (well the first half). It’s a great film. Shit scary, but really good.

Sunday we went to Daniels, and went to GBK. It was ok. I must say I prefer Ultimate Burger. At GBK they put herbs and crap in the garlic mayo – they had lemon grass in it. not so nice. the chili mayo was yum yum yum though.

I started to watch Schindlers list yesterday evening, but Daniel was doing Uni work and missed the first bit, so I stopped watching it. Daniel wants to see it, so I think I may buy it. 🙂

Today it was back to work. feels like it should be Tuesday, but it’s not. a bit odd.

I’m going to start my world domination game with Daniel now.

over and out.

piss me off will you??? I think not you little twerp.

First things first – the weekend. Was excellent.
Friday was Daniel’s leaving drink. Very funny. Daniel, Till and Drew dancing – hilarious! Betting on the Buses. Great fun all in all I feel. I will be putting photo’s and video’s on facebook, so please do have a look!
Saturday – I spent the whole day in bed I believe. I was so tired. I did promise Daniel I would watch Evil Dead. Started to watch it and I fell asleep! Felt very bad about that. 🙁
Sunday – just lazed about. Daniel’s mum did a lovely breakfast, and Tash and Alan made a really scrummy roast dinner.
Monday back to work today.
Right Mondays – and the rant begins.
Ready? Set? GO!!!
The world is going to end on a Monday. Monday’s are generally bad for most people, I normally don’t have issues with Mondays but today has been totally shit so far, and it’s only reached 1 p.m. in the day. I still have 4 hours to go.

The IT department seem to be making my job so much harder. I sent a query to IT asking if someone changes data on their account with us, is a notification email sent to the CSM, only to receive back “this is not an IT issue, please speak to your manager”. Firstly, from my understanding this is an IT query. I am simply asking if we change data does a notification get sent out. Surely IT create the system, so they should know. Secondly, I am the manager of my department, my line manager is the Head of our Client Services Operations Department….if IT don’t know the answer, I don’t think she’s going to know, she didn’t build the bloody system.
I have to do a presentation next Monday to our new employee’s about our department. So using my initiative (apparently this isn’t built into most people now-a days, perhaps more research should be put into gene therapy to see why this gene isn’t included in the DNA helix!) I thought it would be good to do a presentation on this….chances are they are more likely to retain the information I tell them. So I used to have PowerPoint upstairs, and WAHLA! Now I don’t. So I email IT, asking can I please have this application re-installed, and stating the reasons I need it, to be told by the IT director no. I tell you what. Why don’t you do my presentation next Monday.

Right now I am like PMT lady with a shotgun and hell bent on blowing anyone up who pisses me off. Hopefully this will subside as the day goes on (already eaten shit loads of chocolate!). Poor Daniel, he needs to write a complaint letter to Mesh (the manufacture place for his PC). I really wish he would let me do it, so I can vent my anger.

Grrrrr!!!!!!!!

He name is Rick Stein!

I watched the coolest ever film last night.

Planet Terror – what a film.
I was really worried that it was going to be scary and then I wouldn’t be able to sleep, but after about 30 minutes in, I realised there are no scary bits at all, just lots of gore. I LOVED IT!

It was very hard to see Rose McGowan play a different character, as I’ve only ever seen her as Paige from Charmed. Very cool though. She was excellent. It would be great to have her body(obviously not the machine gun for a leg….although that would be excellent….)

On Wednesday evening I went to see Stardust with Tash and Sophie, and I loved it. It was such a good film, and so romantic. I have decided that when I grow up I want to be a star. 🙂

Today it’s back to work (on very little sleep!) Hopefully it won’t be too busy. One of my girls has called in unwell, with possibly the mumps….I hope it’s not the mumps as I don’t want anyone else getting sick, and I certainly don’t want to be sick either!

Tonight is Daniel’s leaving drink at the Sorting Hat or something or other in Twickenham. It’s also one of his old colleagues birthday too. I don’t plan to drink much, if anything. I seem to have gone right off alcohol. pity i’ve not gone off food! well I sort of have. I will make an effort to eat today, so far I’ve eaten a pear. I have 3 banana’s, 1 apple and another pear to eat today. That’s 3 of my 5 a day sorted.

Tomorrow – I’ve no idea what we’re doing, but I think there might be some sort of zombie theme…. Daniel mentioned that I was going to have an “evil dead” weekend…. hmmmmmm.

Sunday there’s something about lunch at Daniels… not sure.

anyway – better get some work done. It’s going to be a busy day!!!

over and out!

Possibly the best complaint letter ever…



TO: MR. JAMES THATCHER

        BRAND MANAGER, PROCTER & GAMBLE


        Dear Mr. Thatcher


        I have been a loyal user of your Always maxi pads for over 20 years, and I appreciate many of their features.
        Why, without the LeakGuard Core(tm) or Dri-Weave(tm) absorbency, I’d probably never go horse riding or salsa
        dancing, and I’d certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts.
        But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can’t tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there’s a little F-16 in my pants.

        Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from "the curse"? I’m guessing you haven’t. Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging
        through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I’ll
        be transformed into what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with knife skills." Isn’t the human body amazing?

        As brand manager in the feminine-hygiene division, you’ve no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers’ monthly visits from Aunt Flo. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying and out-of-control behavior.

        You surely realise it’s a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend’s testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey’s Anatomy was written by drunken chimps.

        Crazy! The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that the UK is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in capri pants. Which brings me to the reason for my letter.

        Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: "Have a Happy Period."

        Are you *+*#*ing kidding me?

        What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness – actual smiling, laughing happiness – is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit
        pleasurable?

        Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you’re some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything "happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Nurofen and Kahlúa and lock yourself in your house just so you don’t march down to the local Tesco’s armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

        For the love of God, pull your head out, man. If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn’t it make more sense to say something that’s actually
        pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or "Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong"?

        – Or are you just picking on us?

        Sir, please inform your accounting department that, effective immediately, there will be an £8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your
        Flexi-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending
        bullsh1t.

        And that’s a promise I will keep. Always.

        Best,

        Wendi Aarons

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Dancing and Martial Arts with the mummies!

We went to an exhibition at the British Museum last night. Fruit, Daniel and I.
Earlier in the week Fruit emailed me a link…
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/china_late_dance__martial.aspx

It looked wicked and between the two of us, we got it into our heads that this was yesterday. (Thursday the 8th..of November). Now both of us (I’d like to think) are reasonably intelligent and have the ability to read quite well. how we got it wrong I don’t know.

So, thinking this exhibition was on, we toddled over to the museum, and it wasn’t. Poor Fruit rushed into the West End from Bromley. (I work across the street) and Daniel came from Whitton.

Needless to say we weren’t very amused with ourselves, even though it was quite hilarious.

We are going to go on the 6th of December. Should be good fun. If you want to come along, then please do!

Afterwards, Fruit went to get her train home, and Daniel and I stopped in Starbucks for Coffee.

I have decided Starbucks is where we start in our attempt at world domination. Brain (from Pinky and the Brain) has great idea’s, but they always get squashed….he should have started at Starbucks.

anyhoo.

We get coffee and walk over our favourite bridge across the Thames to go to Waterloo to get trains home.

I had a great evening despite the mishap…

Although I wouldn’t recommend in drinking a vanilla latte before bed. I had awful nightmares last night. *shudder*

time to start work. lots to do.

over and out!

Witchfest

So,
The weekend is over, the week has begun.
I overloaded on chicken. (don’t ask!)

<:-) Witchfest was excellent. Spending the whole weekend with Daniel was excellent. the chicken was excellent. 🙂

I saw the Dolmen (who were awesome) and Medieval Babes, who were also awesome.
There was a talk about unsolved mysteries, and I made a wand.

Kate West, was unfortunatley ill, so wasn’t there. shame, as I was so looking forward to her talk. nevermind. she’s writing an article for the next CoA magazine.

On sunday we had a roast dinner at Daniel’s house. It was excellent, and I really enjoyed it.
Sinead and Jaime (my brother) told the parents that they are expecting. So it’s now official! I am going to be an aunt. the baby is due in June. I am very excited. 🙂

We had fireworks at Daniel’s last night, which was also excellent (I seem to be using this word a lot lately)

Drew and I talked about setting fire to things and experimenting with explosives.
I came up with firebowling. Bowling with fireworks…the object is, you set up your pins in your bowling lane, set your firework on the ground below the foul line. Light the firework and see how many pins you can knock over when it goes shooting down the lane. excellent idea!

Woke up late this morning, so was in a bad mood, as I hate being late. Mind you I was still at the office by 8, but it’s not the point. I didn’t have time to dry my hair properly and straighten it.
Supposed to be going out for dinner tonight at the O2. I’ve said I’m going, so I can’t really drop out. should be a laugh.

I’ve been very sleepy lately. Sunday evening I fell asleep by 8.30 and didn’t wake (properley) until 6 the next day. Last night I slept from about 10.30 until 6.30 this morning, and I’m still tired…. yikes. guess the weekend really did tire me out.

I’ve almost finished the Time Traveler’s Wife. It is fantastic. Very excellent read. I have about 100 pages to go, so think I will finish it by this evening, if not tomorrow morning. For some strange reason, I seem to have lost the joys of reading. I used to be able to go home and do nothing but read, read, read. I could read 4 to 5 books a week. Now I barely ready 1 a fortnight, and that’s awful. It’s like I’ve forgotten all about it. Picking up a book, and being transferred into another world, forgetting all about lifes issues and problems. I need to sort myself out.

Daniel and I are going to Edinburgh. Sometime next year. April maybe. It’s going to be good fun. have never been there before. really looking forward to it.

right. it’s now nearly quarter to 9 and I need to get on and do things.

over and out!

you’ve been carded

Well it’s Alan and Tash’s Halloween party tonight, and I’m all excited.  I thought that I would go to Sainsbury’s at lunch, grab some lunch, get some drinks for tonight and to top it all off, get some cash back.

except….I heard the dreaded words.  the words you hate when your under 18 and trying to get away with purchasing alcohol.

Are you over 21?

So I said yes and quoted my date of birth at her.
The lady seemed to accept that and then she changed her mind.  "Oh" she says. "Can I see your ID?"
"I don’t carry ID to work" I reply.
"Oh" she says
So I look at her and explain (as you would to a 2 year old)
"I live and work in London, where there is no need for me to drive, therefore I do not have a drivers licence.  My passport is at home, as I don’t carry it around just for the sake of it.  It cost me £94 last time I did that, and I’m not really into having to spend another £94 if my bag is stolen."

Then she says ok, let me speak to my supervisor.  She calls over her supervisor, and explains the situation and the supervisor goes, "There is nothing I can do if she’s already asked you for ID".

so, please explain to me, why on earth did she call you over, if she already knew this.  What a bloody waste of time.  at this point I’m getting annoyed, as it is wasting my time, which is already diminishing by the second.  The cashier rings up my lunch and tells me it’s £4 something or other, to which I reply "actually, don’t bother." and walk out.

How infuriating.  Instead I went and got a bottle of wine from the Wine Merchants in my building and it’s a lovely bottle of red.  Which did cost me £16, but hey, it’s Sainsbury’s loss…



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