Monday, 16 October 2017

What a Week

When I say "what a week" I mean that in a good way as the last week was pretty great for me. For the most part. Jess has been down all week and we've had a lot of fun. We've also watched a lot of horror movies. I'm not normally into the genre but I felt like watching some and she's a big horror buff. So this past week I have seen Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser 2, a movie simply called Vampires, the original Jurassic Park trilogy and the first three Resident Evil films. That's a lot of horror and it's certainly more than I ever expected I would watch.

There was a time when I dug horror. I knew that what was happening on the screen wasn't real and I was able to disassociate myself from it. Then there came a day when I couldn't do that anymore. I watched a horror and it genuinely frightened me and I wasn't able to enjoy it much after that. I've dipped my toes into the horror genre before but certainly nothing like this past week. So it was interesting to really go out of my comfort zone like that and watch movies that I hadn't seen before, or just hadn't seen in a very long time.

We also watched some non-horror stuff. We watched the fifth (and final) Pirates of the Caribbean movie and a lot of things on YouTube. Like I said it's been a pretty good week. Shame she has to go home today. She'll be back in a few weeks though. Just have to get used to my own company for a bit.

Friday, 13 October 2017

It's a Larf

So the driving lesson went pretty well and I have another one booked for a few weeks from now. My instructor says I'm at the point I don't need one every week and to do would just be a waste of time and money. Maybe I don't need to borrow money from my dad after all.

Taiwan has a good way of choosing presidents 
Seems pretty obvious to me

Ahh font humour

This cat has a glorious beard

Yes he did

That poor fish


Also same

Now you know
Have a good weekend folks. I've got a lot of work to do today but the weekend itself should be fine.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

New Lessons

Well even though I never worked up the courage to ask my dad I still do have a driving lesson today. My instructor got in touch with me and let me know that he could book a lesson for me and it would use up the money on my account that gone towards my test lesson, so I agreed to let him do that. I think we may just do this going forward. If I can keep this up then I should be able to have regular lessons and pass my test this time. Also, after doing my finances, I noticed that September was a particularly lean month for me. I really felt the effects of going on holiday. It's not like working a regular job where I can book holiday days off and then come back as if nothing had changed. I'll see what October is like before making any further decisions about quitting lessons. I have told my dad about that at least and he's okay with the idea.

Unfortunately I'm not entirely sure when my lesson is. My instructor originally said three, but then he asked me to reschedule it to one. This morning he sent me his usual reminder and said it was for three. So I'm just waiting to see when he tells me that it's time to start my lesson. Hopefully this one goes better than the last one, in which I did pretty damn badly to be honest. The weather is good at least. Though if it turns sour by my test I may be able to use that to pass my test like my boss did. He drove a little too slowly himself at times, but the examiner let it slide because of the poor weather conditions.

For now I'm just going to do some work, because I have a good chunk of that to do. It's going to be a busy day to say the least.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Still No Progress

I still haven't asked my dad if he could pay for my next driving lesson. I'm actually not sure I could even keep paying for them myself after that. So I'm starting to question if I should even have this test. Maybe I should just cancel the test and start my plan a little early. Perhaps that would be best. Or perhaps that's just the depression talking. It's hard to tell which voice is mine and which isn't. Do I really believe that, or am I just being self-destructive again? I don't even know.

One thing I do know for sure is that Jess is coming down later. We originally made plans to get together tomorrow but things changed and we decided to push it forward to today. I think having her around will give me the courage to talk to dad about stuff because then I have someone who'll be there if it goes wrong. I'm also going to help her out with some forms that she needs to fill out. If there's one thing I know about, it's forms. I can even do my taxes without any problems. Speaking of which, I really need to go through my finances. It's been a good few months so there's a lot of transactions to process. That should be fun.

For now though I'm going to do the little bit of work I have to get done and clean around my room a bit. It's incredible how messy such a small space can get. Especially when you don't do all that much. Rubbish is weird.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Let's Have a Laugh

My depression is getting worse. I could use a good laugh. And I'm getting sick again. Yippee. 

This is a good son

Ahh Ancient Egyptian puns

That's basically all they've gotten from me too

Guess I'm not a real goth

The true reason the dinosaurs died

This is making the best of a bad situation 

I wish I had pizza coupons

I thought women appreciated honesty

Fuck you Windows 10
This is a very fun joke
Have a good weekend folks. Hopefully mine goes well.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Making a Tough Choice

I've come to the conclusion that I need to stop taking driving lessons. The simple fact of the matter is that I just can't afford them anymore. I have a test in a few weeks and I'll be lucky if I have another lesson before then. With Christmas coming up I'll have even less money to be playing around with. It's a difficult decision to make because I am at test standard. I should have already passed my test but I made some small mistakes on the test day. I needed to be a good driver for an hour and I managed to botch it, despite being an excellent driver for 2 hours during lessons.

I've decided that win or lose, my next test will be my last one. For a while anyway. I'm going to spend a few months sorting out my finances. Paying off some debts and preparing for tax season. It sounds a while away (6 months here) but I do need to set money aside ready to pay off those damnable investments in social programs and the royal family called taxes. I'm beginning to see why you Americans had a revolution over them. Then you went and accepted them again. Go figure.

My plan is a simple one. Should I happen to fail my test I will stop with the lessons until around April. When my taxes are safely paid off I'll buy 10 hours of driving instruction. If I do it all in one big chunk like that I won't need to worry about paying again. I'll have five driving lessons and learn the ropes of the new style of driving test (the driving test changes in December) and then I'll pass my test.

The only problem I have right now is bringing this up with my dad. I want to ask him to pay for my next driving lesson because it's likely the only way I'll afford one. But I hate asking the big guy for money. Everyone else always takes his money and I pride myself on being one of the few people to give him money, rather than take it away.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Another Late Start

So once again I'm getting a really late start. Once again my dad came to make sure I was awake. I think he's starting to get worried about me. If I'm waking up this late then I daresay that he has a right to be. I want to say that I don't know why this is happening, but I do. It's my depression. I don't feel that I have anything to wake up anymore. Work is hardly a motivator when you have no set hours. It looks like I'm going to be getting a late start on work today.

When you get depressed there are a few things that go. The first two are personal hygiene and sleep. You either sleep more or sleep less, and you take a lot less baths. The reason my teeth are in the state they are is because I barely ever brushed them during those two years I spent in a depressed stupor. I never went out, so I never felt like bathing either. I'd only do it when my own smell got too overpowering.

The good news is that my hygiene at least is still there. I keep myself clean. I don't shave as much as I should, but I'm clean at least. And I am still working. Even if it is just because I regard work as a necessary evil because I have things I want. Isn't that really how most people see work though?

I just know that this can't continue. Let's see what happens now.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday Fun For the End of September

Is it Friday already? Seems too soon. Days don't really mean much to me. I typically work seven days a week.

That's a guarantee you can believe in

I didn't know it came that cheap

Ahh astronomy humour

They just have a really long cat

Don't get bullied by those insurance ducks 
This is the kind of mum I want to be

It works doesn't it?

Shit like this is why I play Skyrim

I want my fighter jet

I'd do this if I ever became a doctor. Bit late for that though.
Have a good weekend folks. See you next week!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

And She's Gone

So Jess went home yesterday, and I'm still kind of sick. It turns out that she thought she heard me telling my dad that she had to go home yesterday when she first got here. I never said that, but she had to go home anyway so we thought it would be good to stick to that. Last night was the first time I was alone in a while. I got a little weird. And heavily drunk. I should possibly be concerned about that. And the fact that I'm building up a dependence on alcohol because I'm drinking so much.

Yeah that sounds like something I should be concerned about.

What I'm actually concerned about right now is my ability to pass my driving test. I had a driving lesson yesterday that did not go so well. But I have to hurry up and book my test because everything changes in December. The entire test is being overhauled. Some things are being taken out and some things are being put in. So I should ideally pass the test by then. My instructor has also stopped taking payments in the car, which means that the cost of each lesson has increased. He was nice enough to charge less than the driving school he's contracted to if you purchase the lessons directly from him. Which is something I can no longer do. So I'm likely going to be taking less lessons as well between now and my inevitable test date.


I should really start taking my antidepressants and stop drinking.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Now I'm Sick

As is often the case when one lets someone into their home while they are sick, I have become sick. I've been struggling with a cold the last few days now. You really do find yourself remembering all the times you could breathe through your nose and missing them. At least I have medication. That always helps. For the few hours after taking it at least.

What doesn't help is that I still have work to do. Sadly I can't just take a day off work because I get sick. The only time I can do that is when I already have no work left to do, which is pretty rare. But that's awesome because I always need more work to do. I've said it before and I'll say it again; being completely out of work is the worst thing that could happen to me.

I'm still having some fun at least. It's good to have someone in the house that I can talk to and do things with. I'm always a little sad when Jess goes back home because it means I'll be on my own again. I'm actually not sure when she's going home. I thought it would be today but the subject hasn't come up and I don't want to bring it up in case it sounds like I'm trying to get rid of her.

For now I'm just going to do what I can for as long as I can, and that includes sleeping, working, and taking my meds.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Fun

My brother just left for a trip to Asia. Meanwhile I'm sat here working and waiting for a driving lesson. Just how life is I suppose.

Learn the difference

This is solid logic

This is totally what happened to me

I'd do this

Please people, think of the children

Expand that list of serial killers

This is my kind of funeral home 
This guy is going places

Seems pretty clear to me now

This has my seal of approval
Have a good weekend folks. See you next week!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

My Door Is Always Open

So once again I've opened my home up to my friend Jess. We've spent the past few hours talking about her time in college and some of the crazy shit she's done. She was supposed to come down today because she had a doctor's appointment, but they cancelled and she was sick so we took advantage of the situation.

She's not too sick so we can still have some fun. Just a bit of a head cold that appears to have migrated to her chest now. I've got her some medicine but things haven't been much different from how they usually are with her around. I'm thinking of ordering some Chinese food later. I don't have it very much because it's expensive and you don't get a lot for your money. That's why I choose pizza. A good pizza can last you two or three meals, but Chinese food gives you one good meal at most.

The last time Jess was here she introduced me to the magic of prawn toast. I don't even like prawns, but prawn toast? The only problem I have with that is that you only get a few slices per serving. And, again, it's expensive. Shame.

We've got ourselves a decent schedule though. We talk a while, I do my work while she plays games, and then we spend the evening gaming together and watching junk on Netflix. I've not had a lot of work this week, but it's been basically the bare minimum I need. I would like to have more, but I can deal with what I have. It's a good amount considering I have company.

I'm not sure how long she'll be here, so I'm going to enjoy the good times while they last.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Now I'm Sleeping Too Much

You might recall my earlier post about how I was sleeping an hour less and getting so much more done in a day. That was fun while it lasted, but now I appear to have the total opposite problem. For the past few days I've been unable to wake up at my alarm and am sleeping in by up to three hours. Nothing like really sleeping in to make you feel lazy.

It doesn't help that I've also been feeling a little sick. Most likely due to undersleeping and changes in the weather. Really the problem started when I was kept up late a few too many times and only got a couple of hours sleep each night. Maybe my body is just taking a little longer than usual to recover from that?

All I know for sure is that sleeping in too much sucks. Now I have even less time in the day to get stuff done, I'm missing out on things, and I just generally feel like crap for sleeping so much. I overslept a little less today. Maybe things are finally on the mend.

Friday, 15 September 2017

What a Day

So yesterday I had a bath, a two hour driving lesson, took my dad out for dinner, and still managed to get a lot of work done. I'd say I'm awesome for that but today started with oversleeping by three hours, so the awesomeness didn't continue.


I hope this is true

We're truly living in the future now

Except me because I live in a teapot

Do I even want to know what happened here?

You don't matter. Give up. 

Actually it kinda does matter

Anyone who saw anything other than a guy reading a book needs to talk to Jesus

Punching bags need love too. 

Of course we aren't dumb enough to have science fairs
Have a good weekend folks. If I can get all my other work done today I can take the weekend off to hopefully sleep better and heal. Then I can worry about not having any work on Monday as usual.

The cosmic ballet....goes on.


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