Well, CUP don't want to give me a job. This isn't entirely surprising; I think I did okay at interview, but only okay. Still, at least I got as far as interview. And the more I think about it, the more I think I probably wouldn't have enjoyed the job that much -- it would have been the next stage up from what I'm doing now only without the geeky bits (which are about the only redeeming feature of current job).
Good (if too short) chat with daneel_olivaw before going out. Felt like it had been a very long time since we had a normal talk about normal things ... probably because it had been. Only a week now till he moves to Cambridge, hurrah!
Pub was fun, though it was a shame lnr and ewx had to leave early. Fun talking to hoiho and fanf about religion, schoolgirls, guns, music, knives, and Why Bad Things Happen To Good People -- a question which emperor wasn't keen to answer after 5 pints, funnily enough. :-)
Poor old pto452 really doesn't like the cold weather. Bit of a rocky drive in, including stalling god-only-knows-how-many times, usually in front of irate van drivers.
Work was bearable, partly because Cynical Richard and I seem to be racing each other into total hysteria. I'm doing less and less work, but feeling happier about it in some ways -- partly because it's more fun when there's somebody else there who's willing to laugh at it all and sit around talking rubbish instead of working, and partly because I know I'm making a real effort to leave. Entertaining conversations on irc also kept work from getting too boring. :) And now I know where to find nou and uon on irc, hurrah!
Actually, though, thinking about it I've probably done more work in the last couple of days than in the previous week -- mostly documenting stuff and thinking about solutions for all the big changes we're making. Sometimes I almost think I could stand to stay here, but I know that if I do I'll just never really achieve anything -- I'll keep seeing each bearable bit as a reason to be lazy and stay, rather than as the slightly more interesting exceptions to the general rule of tedium.
Picking Kate up from the station in an hour or so, then going over to lnr and rjk's for pizza and wine afterwards. The weekend starts here!