No updates in over a week! You thought I’d forgotten about you, didn’t you? Nothing could be further from the truth, as it happens. I did forewarn you that updates might be scarce until I’d got past my unusually busy work period, but I never for a moment thought that I wouldn’t post anything at all. As it happens, though, this ended up being the best solution, because it meant that I wasn’t forcing myself to make half-hearted posts in my state of perpetual weariness. I now have Thursday and Friday waiting ahead of my completely free, so you can expect a variety of posts on all sorts of exciting subjects, including the latest information on Starcraft II and Hellgate: London, a review of Episode 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s eighth season, news on some exciting upcoming DVD and HD releases, an overview of Casualty’s recently-finished twenty-first series, some of the rare gialli I’ve managed to get my hands on, and much more.
First things first, though, the employment front. I started my new job at the Gallery of Modern Art library on Wednesday August 1st, but I didn’t actually finish working with the NHS until yesterday. I thankfully managed to wrangle a few days of paid holiday, covering the days during which the two jobs would overlap (and Thursday and Friday this week, as it happens - yay!), but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my plate full recently. I really am absolutely shattered, with the past three weeks having felt like a blur of early starts and late finishes, thanks to my parents leaving me and Lyris in charge of the dogs for a week when they went on holiday, seguing immediately into my moonlighting fiasco. Even last Sunday wasn’t much of a reprieve, as we went on a family outing to watch my cousin’s first child being forcibly inducted into a weird cult called Christianity, when I just wanted to crawl into bed and sleep. I got there in the end, though, and I got a nice send-off from the NHS, with two lunches out an impromptu party complete with carrot cake!
Anyway, I think I’m going to like working at the library. It’s surprisingly tiring work, since I’m basically on my feet all day, but time passes much more quickly at the NHS, the work is more varies, and, hey, it’s only two days a week! The breaks are also extremely generous, with 20 minutes in the morning, an hour for lunch, and a further 20 minutes in the afternoon. I suspect my “weekend” will end up being Sunday and Monday once I get started on my PhD, since I’m working Wednesdays and Saturdays, and intend to make myself adhere fairly strictly to a five-day week.
Anyway, it’s good to be back.