Just a quick update on my life around this moment.
Work is continuing to improve as I get more and more knowledgeable and confidant in the new role. ^_^
My manager, however, has stated that he will not increase me hours from the current 24/wk, due to excessive sick leave issues that relate to the chronic pain. I responded with the fact that (until last Monday,) I had not had a day off since October, and that the current level of hours was flatly not survivable for me. (This is sadly, all too true.) He said he'd think about it and consult with HR. I'm left feeling less than hopeful. v_v
Swancon is this coming weekend! ^_^
Gah! It's this coming weekend, and I have a loan payment coming out tomorrow, then I have to get through to the Friday after the Con with just what I have in the bank now, minus loan payment. v_v
Bookshop monthly drinks are this Tuesday. ^_^
See $$$ issues above. v_v
I'll be sleeping at home each night, to avoid the cost and troubles of sharing a hotel room with anyone. And someone needs to feed the kitties anyhow. ^_^
Of course, this means I'll be using a whole lot of fuel. At least I filled up last night. ^_^
Of course, it cost me
$50 to fill the tank. $1.29/litre? I remember when I first started driving the going price was around $0.55-0.58/litre. v_v
Yeah, that was
20 years ago. !_! It's been 20 years already?!?
My online game of choice has some really nifty new stuff coming out soon, and I got the invite to the closed beta yesterday. ^_^
I didn't get the email until this evening, and it's taken 90 minutes to download the new data, and looks like it's going to take at least another couple of hours to fix all the changed files. No new shinies for me tonight. v_v
My hours (what I'm getting) has been regularised. For the next month I work the same hours on the same days. ^_^
Of course, these new regular hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Monday - Wednesday, so I have to be at my desk and logged into the phones by 8am. Ick. I am so
not a morning person. v_v
This does not count over Easter, when the confluence of the annual leave I have booked over Easter and my new hours means I get 2 weeks off for the price of one, basically. ^_^
I've been watching some interesting films lately. I saw Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
last week, and really enjoyed it, despite the occasional issues it has. ^_^
This lead me to obtain and watch Justice League: The New Frontier
as well. It had an overall better executed story and lacked the tacked-on-crappy-side-plot that Crisis
had, but the voice acting on New Frontier
was merely adequate, for the most part. Whilst Crisis
had a bunch of really good performances*, and obviously had someone that not only knew the difference between acting and voice-acting, but *cared* as well.
Which is odd, given the voice casting was done by the same person. *shrug*
Also, the origin and general characterisation of Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in New Frontier
was truly outstanding, and Barry Allen/The Flash also got some really good screen time. ^_^
This leaves me feeling both hopeful and apprehensive about the upcoming Green Lantern
movie. I *really* hope they don't stuff it up. I've always loved the whole mythology of Hal, John, Kyle, Guy and the Green Lantern Corps. The only comic group that lies closer to my heart is the Legion of Super Heroes
, I confess.
Why, yes, I am
a complete nerd sometimes, why do you ask? ^_^
And now, it is almost 10pm, so since I need to get up in 8 hours time, I need to go make the bed, shower and go to sleep, so I can be at my desk and mostly awake for my 8am start. ;>.>
(*) Particularly Owlman, Batman and Super Woman, but they were all quiet good. Really, if you are a comics/supers or DC fan, watch these, they are well worth the time.
PPS: It occurs to me I need a good Green Lantern icon rather badly. Especially one that uses at least part of the GLC oath...