>Chilly

>The temperature feels as though it’s dropped by about 10 degrees this morning, and they’ve forecast rain for the next 4 days. I’m hoping they’re wrong because my new favourite castle is having a jousting weekend and it’ll be a shame if the weather’s miserable. I’m toying with going along on Sunday – I don’t mind the rain, if I’m dressed for it, but I will feel sorry for everyone if that’s what we get.

One of my 2 page articles finally arrived this morning, 400 words too long and 2 weeks too late. I was willing to let it go through this time – and this time only – if they edited it down by the end of today. But it’s too late now to get the translation done, so I’ve had to throw it back at them anyway. I’m going to have to do another page plan today to accommodate all the post-deadline changes. Then I’ll carry on with editing.

I finally fixed my Facebook last night – I was having to manually add people back onto my wall. The 318 grown-ups that didn’t petulantly delete me because they thought I’d blocked them should be able to see me again now, the lucky things. And those that did childishly delete me because they thought I’d blocked them? They’ve been blocked. Oh, it feels good to clear out the dead wood.

I also collected my phone on the way home last night – it’s good to have it back, although it’s doing a couple of things I’m sure it couldn’t do before. Maybe they re-loaded the software and added some extras.

Things were going far too well, however, because my laptop died again. It froze up and I have to let the battery run down before I can use it again when that happens. I do have a budget in place to buy a new one, but I’m such an idle cow I’ve not got around to it yet. I’ll regret it, when the laptop dies forever and I don’t have a backup in place.

Tonight I do have somewhere to go, but I’m not sure I want to. I’m going to a wedding tomorrow and we’re catching the tail end of a gig afterwards, and then on Sunday, as I say, I hope to be jousting. So I may stay in tonight and watch telly.

Have a great weekend.

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8 thoughts on “>Chilly

  1. Devon Ellington 20 August 2010 / 11:13 am

    >Don't buy any electronics during the Mercury Retrograde that starts today, or they will go wonky as soon as it goes direct. Wait until after Sept. 12.Enjoy the joust — please post photos!

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  2. Diane 20 August 2010 / 11:20 am

    >Thanks, I must remember that date. If it pours with rain, pictures will be a waste of time. But I shall no doubt have my camera with me nevertheless. Just in case.

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  3. Lori 20 August 2010 / 12:03 pm

    >Diane, even if I cared enough about Facebook to track who "unfollowed" me, I think blocking is the adult version of a high-school snubbing. Just ridiculous!Enjoy the jousting. 🙂

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  4. Diane 20 August 2010 / 12:14 pm

    >I treat like with like, Lori – it was so pathetic it made me feel better at any rate. :o) The whole situation is also the result of some selfish people not liking who I go out with, where I go, who I talk to, etc, and thinking they can dictate to me how to run my life and decide what goes on my websites. When I "stepped out of line" (how dare I?), they tittle-tattled and deleted me. Pathetic.

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  5. carolwarham 20 August 2010 / 12:37 pm

    >Fortunately this facebook thing is beyond me. I've never bothered with it or tweeting. BUT I do KNOW what they are…not quite a dinosaur yet. Weirdly it is really warm here today, everyone has commented on an exceptionally warm breeze. Although we have had one or two heavy showers this morning, the sun comes through and the warmth has stayed. Enough of the weather forecast. Fingers crossed for a great weekend, maybe you will find you knight on a white charger??

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  6. Diane 20 August 2010 / 12:45 pm

    >It's fallout from the music side of things to be honest, people involving me in their stuff when I'd rather not, and them interfering in my stuff when I'd rather they didn't. It often blows over, but it can be a nuisance while it's ongoing, especially when I have so much other stuff to deal with too – you know, the important stuff.It is FREEZING here, dahn sahf.Hmm, a knight on a white charger, eh? ;o)

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  7. Rare Lesser Spotted 21 August 2010 / 5:41 pm

    >The last time I went to a jousting event was at Leeds Armoury and it was very good. During the falconry exhibition just before the jousting, the falcon disappeared chasing pigeons on the roof of the nearby warehouse ! Hilarious

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  8. Diane 24 August 2010 / 8:30 am

    >They didn't have jousting after all, so I didn't go – just hand-to-hand/armed combat.

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