October 8th, 2003


Bits and pieces

My car battery has been charging since about 6pm last night and it's only up to "50% charged" according to the battery charger. This is, well, a bit lame.


Another rejection letter this morning, this time from Macmillan Cancer Research. Admittedly it was quite a nice rejection letter, but that was one of the ones I was really hopeful about. :-( Got a rejection letter from JobCentre Plus the other day, but since I applied for that over a month ago I'd already written that one off.


My cough seems to be getting worse again. This I can do without.


Working from home is A Bad Idea. I don't get anything done, and I just feel guilty if I do anything other than work. Perhaps if the work was actually interesting and seemed to have any point to it, it might be different.


Sending lots of emails is pointless when you know you're only going to get one short reply, to the most content-free email of the lot. You'd think I'd have learned by now, but I always have this urge to talk, even when I know the other person isn't listening, isn't interested; and then I just end up getting frustrated when they don't reply.


  • Current Music
    [compilation in progress]

Gratuitous sax and mindless violins

Orchestra rehearsal was good, although I am very cross with my desk-partner. Collapse )

Went to the Carlton after orchestra to find a very depleted SGO quiz presence -- only ewx, beckyc, cjwatson and Peter Benie. Had interesting music-related conversations with the latter two and (once again) resolved to get some kind of music ensemble going. A string quartet would be good, but we are sadly lacking in violins/violas -- I can play either (though would prefer violin for the time being as I'm vastly more out-of-practice on viola) but I seem to be the only one in Cambridge who'll admit to being able to do so. On the other hand, we have three cellists (cjwatson, emperor and timeplease) so could probably manage something along the lines of Apocalyptica if I played viola and pretended to be the high end of the cello range. :-)

Call for musicians
Anyway: if anybody in Cambridge plays anything, frankly, and wants to get involved in a very amateurish play-random-music-for-fun collective, then shout here (or shout at me by email). At the moment I think the bias is likely to be towards classical and "light" music, but that's negotiable.
  • Current Music
    none, ironically (Sion's asleep & I don't want to wake him)