Tuesday, 6 June 2006

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I am having a bit of a panic.

Not about anything in particular. Just EVERYTHING in particular:

  • House buying
  • House remortgaging (x2)
  • Sarcastic Accountant's reference in relation to the above - we put down on the mortgage application form that we are self-employed. Apparently because the company employs us, we are, technically speaking, NOT self employed. But we own the company. So actually, if we own the company and the company employs us, we employ ourselves. He was a bit snitty about it, in his stuffy, Sarcastic Accountant, way. The mortgage people say it doesn't make any difference, though.
  • House full of death-metal fan boy-lodgers who want to constantly use the office PC - although I have had words and they are now confining their activities to before 8am or after 6pm, so no problem there, really.
  • Vegetarian decorators who want to discuss their Cat Bereavement Issues with me ALL THE TIME. Although they weren't really that fond of the cat. It was more their girlfriend's really. It was a girl's cat. And he likes more masculine cats. Which this one wasn't. So he's not that upset. Bless. But I didn't need to know the specific details of how it's corpse looked.
  • eBay. Oh dear. I needed a new sweater. And now I own two skirts, two shirts and a fluffy bolero thingy.
  • Choosing a new laptop for R. We need it to run a pretty high-spec graphics package that needs as a minimum an 'Open GL accelerated video display adaptor with 16M video memory'. Graphics is not my area at all, although I've done some research and now I at least understand what Open GL is. But I don't know which graphics cards use it and which don't. So any suggestions gratefully received.
  • Dust. The house is full of dust.
  • Chavs. The sun seems to have brought the street's chavviest family out in force. Three generations (or possibly four, it's difficult to tell) are basking semi-naked in the sunshine or running up and down screaming, depending on age and inclination. Nice tattoos, though.
I think that's about it. I keep having to remind myself to breathe.

I am now going to suggest to R that we go and have a nice cup of tea sat in the garden.

B has returned safely from the Belfry, not displaying too many signs of a hangover, and has toddled off for a meeting with a prospective client.

Tea.

19 comments:

  1. It would be truly incredible (and quite jealousy-making) if you weren't a bit befuddled from time to time, faced with alllll that.

    Tea. And biscuits. And maybe carrot whisky later?

    :)

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  2. It would be truly incredible (and quite jealousy-making) if you weren't a bit befuddled from time to time, faced with alllll that.

    Tea. And biscuits. And maybe carrot whisky later?

    :)

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  3. There's nothing wrong with having a good therapeutic panic every now and then! I find crises to be very liberating, particularly if I don't have a clue how to deal with them!

    You're very trusting, babe. If I had a "house full of death-metal fan boy-lodgers" then I wouldn't let them near a PC of mine in a month of Sundays! Particularly not an office one! On pain of death. "You go near that computer again and I'll show you what death really sounds like!"

    Have a Creme Egg!

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  4. There's nothing wrong with having a good therapeutic panic every now and then! I find crises to be very liberating, particularly if I don't have a clue how to deal with them!

    You're very trusting, babe. If I had a "house full of death-metal fan boy-lodgers" then I wouldn't let them near a PC of mine in a month of Sundays! Particularly not an office one! On pain of death. "You go near that computer again and I'll show you what death really sounds like!"

    Have a Creme Egg!

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  5. Don't panic it will all work out. "Chav" and "Chaviest" are not words found in American english. Please translate. Although I sort of get the drift form the naked running and tatoos.

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  6. Don't panic it will all work out. "Chav" and "Chaviest" are not words found in American english. Please translate. Although I sort of get the drift form the naked running and tatoos.

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  7. Oh dear, you have my full sympathy. Yes, tea sounds good.

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  8. I suggest a Sheweevil. I sit only 5 past nine? Have two.

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  9. Sorry, US readers. Star pretty much has it to rights, but for a Wiki definition of 'Chav', go here

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  10. Sorry, US readers. Star pretty much has it to rights, but for a Wiki definition of 'Chav', go here

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  11. I'll ask Mr Blogs about the graphics card thingy, he knows about that stuff.

    I also share a house with death metal loving boys. You have my sympathies. It's a strange form of music. To me it sounds a bit like someone being sick while Lemmy from Motorhead strums in the background.

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  12. I'll ask Mr Blogs about the graphics card thingy, he knows about that stuff.

    I also share a house with death metal loving boys. You have my sympathies. It's a strange form of music. To me it sounds a bit like someone being sick while Lemmy from Motorhead strums in the background.

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  13. In the immortal words of Corporal Jones "Don't panic!"

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  14. In the immortal words of Corporal Jones "Don't panic!"

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  15. I asked Mr Blogs about open GL graphics cards. He says the sort he uses is made by Geoforce. His cost about £300 which may be more than you want to pay if you only need it for one thing. But, they do a cut down version for about £30 - £40 which has most of the same features.

    Also, you need to know what sort of slot your motherboard has, most have a pci slot which will take any card, but modern ones also have an agp slot and these vary from AGP1 to (I think he said) AGP8. It should say in the manual what you have, and you need to mention this when you buy the card.

    I hope that helps, cause it meant nothing to me LOL I am a computer illiterate.

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  16. I asked Mr Blogs about open GL graphics cards. He says the sort he uses is made by Geoforce. His cost about £300 which may be more than you want to pay if you only need it for one thing. But, they do a cut down version for about £30 - £40 which has most of the same features.

    Also, you need to know what sort of slot your motherboard has, most have a pci slot which will take any card, but modern ones also have an agp slot and these vary from AGP1 to (I think he said) AGP8. It should say in the manual what you have, and you need to mention this when you buy the card.

    I hope that helps, cause it meant nothing to me LOL I am a computer illiterate.

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  17. I'd have responded yesterday but blogger wasn't co-operating.

    It sounds like one of those breath in tight days and just watch everything whizz by. Tea is about the only antidote if you want to keep your wits about you!

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  18. I'd have responded yesterday but blogger wasn't co-operating.

    It sounds like one of those breath in tight days and just watch everything whizz by. Tea is about the only antidote if you want to keep your wits about you!

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  19. Phew! I have to laugh at the way you write it, but can understand how stressed you feel. *Big hugs*

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