AT LONG LAST I SAW A solicitor today about all my debts and we actually got somewhere!
I have to come back same time next week. We were in an office of the local drugs service, and one of life's bizarre characters came waltzing in, wound up the boss with increasingly confrontational language, claimed not to have a drug problem anyway and not to need any advice. I was just going into the solicitor's appointment when the boss lady was saying "I'd like you to leave in one minute's time or I'm calling the police".
By the time I came out he was gone.
Of course I'm probably going to have a bad credit rating for the rest of my life but I don't want any credit. Anything I want I shall have to get the oldfashioned way, by saving up first (ooo! what a radical idea!)
My hamsters hiding in their teabox in disgrace tonight after Spherical tried to escape last night. The cheek of it! I am very offended that she thought her own nest wasn't good enough. Tonight I'm refurbishing it big style. Also I noticed their Maltesers tube smells of wee-wee (heavily) - lazy swines! - and will have to go.
No other news as such. I heard a depressing programme about so-called "ME" (I always hated that word. It means Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. "ME" not only sounds stupid but, as "myalgic encephalomyelitis" quite possibly stands for things that may not even be happening in the condition; namely muscle pain (which, granted, nearly always does plus inflamation or -itis of the brain and nerves.) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a far better description. I was diagnosed with this about 11 years ago and not only felt like a rechargeable battery that's on the way out - ie all energy drained out of me about twenty times quicker than it should have done - but the concentration is fractured and hazed up by this thing called a "brain fog" which people with hepatitis C also get, though I've tested negative for that (quite amazingly). Another thing that really bothered me was so-called "photophobia" which is an aversion to lights, and is one reason I switched the main bulb to a fireglow. It's the only colour that stops all this. Also the hammies cannot see red light so to them it's pitch blackness, which I sometimes forget. Then I'll put my hand in there and if they happen not to have heard or otherwise detected it they'll jump out of their tiny skins when they come across the "alien" among them...
Righty-ho I've got to go!
I have a yucky old Maltesers tube to replace with something more... salubrious.
Fireworking is over! Usually it seems to go on longer past the night. I think that November 5 falling on a Monday concentrated everything into one weekend... righty-ho then
Video of the Day
Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins: Cinzano Ads
When these were filmed he, as Rising Damp's Mr Rigsby and Reginald Perrin (of The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin) was one of Britain's kings of comedy and more famous than she. As I said up there these were, until Dynasty, arguably the highpoint of her career!
French and Saunders: Jordan and Jodie
Click and you'll get three for the "price" of one...
Puss-in-Boots's Australian buglife find: a giant cicada. Trust me, you ain't seen an insect this big!
Onedia in the Ozarks
http://onediasozarks.blogspot.comThis is a fascinating blog from Arkansas somewhere in middle-America. The photos aren't bad either...
German blog of the day:
VISITING THE ROYAL PALACE IN BRUSSELS - Once a year since 1965 the Palace of Brussels is open to the public after the National Holiday of 21 July until end September. There is no entrance fee, it...
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