Thursday, November 25, 2004

A long time ago a point of view

Was broadcast by Mr. Bartholomew.

And hello readers! As usual not much to report from my boring life. I've just taken an exam in Strategic and Project management which was as exciting as it sounds. Although I was really panicking about it yesterday I actually think it went rather well. So hopefully I'll be doing the higher level exams in May/June next year... Hang on, do I really want to be doing three exams at that time? I never really think these things through do I, eh readers?

Something rather good that happened to me is that I've found out that another girl thinks I'm attractive. A week or so ago I bumped into a friend from work and even though I only saw them for a minute or so, one of the people who my friend was with thought I was kinda cute. This is always nice to know. And the girl who works with my flatmate who thought I was cute has been asking about me again.

Other than that I've found out my job is moving teams, which doesn't really affect me too much as the team I'll be moving to sit right behind me. And I also know most of them already so I'm really not bothered about it.

The major thing that is happening to me is that I'm off to London for a special event. Amber Benson (Tara from Buffy) wrote this web show thingy called Ghosts Of Albion which is rather good and is most enjoyable to watch. There's a competition on there that if you get a question right (one is set every day) you get the chance to go to London for a special VIP event and for the chance to win a crown worth two thousand english pounds. So it should be good fun, I just got my ticket today so I've got to book a train to London for the 18th December. Wish me luck, I'll still remember you when I'm royalty.

Ben x

Sunday, November 14, 2004

It's sixteen miles to the promised land

And I promise you I'm doing the best I can.

Hello readers and welcome to another posting where I go on about my life whilst people around the world are having problems infinitely worse than mine - which currently consist of worrying about exams, gizmos breaking on me and having to talk to girls.

Oh but I have spoken to some girls, remember the cleaner? Well when I got my haircut on Wednesday (still trying to grow it longer, but it needed tidying up) I saw her sitting - with a guy - by the fountain. Now of course I'm not brave enough to go up to someone in the street and chat them up, but on Thursday it was a different matter. Late at work she came close to my desk so I thought I'd mention I saw her the day before. And bless her I think made her really embarrassed, she didn't think anyone from NU would recognise her outside of the building. I think she was secretly quite impressed though. I doubt anything will happen but it's nice to talk to people you don't know (and it helps if you think they're rather cute).

Yesterday I had a mock exam in Project & Systems Management (you know it's taking accounting exams that must just make me irresistable to the opposite sex) and it went quite well. Just over fifty percent in two questions, twenty-five percent in another and over ninety percent in another. So I feel I just may have a chance in passing this exam, it's gonna be close though.

Recently I have bought the new Cake and the Donnas albums. Both are rather excellent, but I'm going to have to send the Donnas CD back as it didn't come with the DVD as promised. The Donnas are playing in London on my birthday (17th Feb) so I'm definitely going to have to go to that and see if they'll sing me Happy Birthday. Oh I went to see Dizzee Rascal on Friday - he was excellent. I highly recommend his brand of Hip-Hop - 'Grime' - to anyone.

That's about it - oh I have a new cousin called Scarlett and I understand she is quite a nice baby. I doubt she looks as nice as I look in my baby picture below, but then again who can?

Bye, I love you all.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A very cute baby

Me at a friend Sarah's birthday doing a hip-hop stance - I'm so cool!

Me giving the thumbs up

My Uncle Andy, me, Carl's 'friend' Gemma and my Uncle Carl going on Air

My brother Tom doing the biggles eyes

My little cousin Joe at Alton Towers

Cut off in my prime

OK, been meaning to write for a while but have simply not been able to get to a computer. Firstly about 3 weeks ago our phone line got cut off - not because we haven't been able to pay it - but because Tom (my really horrible flatmate) moved out and he decided to cut the phone off. This is why I haven't been on for ages.
I think the last messages I sent were some pics from when I went drinking with my colleagues. It was (as usual) a rather drunken night.

Other things I did was go to Alton Towers with my brother, my Uncle Andy, my cousin Joe and my Uncle Carl. It was a great day, the weather wasn't too bad & there were no queues so we got to go on all the rides. The best bit however was when we were leaving and (because it was nearly Halloween) there were a load of employees having to put on a show with scary music in the background (for example Thriller or the theme from Ghostbusters). There was this one guy who obviously didn't want to be there and just wasn't putting in the effort at all. I'm gonna try and include it as a movie on here if possible.

My Mum and Dad have been over. Mum looks really well, but my Dad's belly has just gotten huge. I hope that this doesn't mean it'll happen to me in the future...

I've finally moved flats - the old place was just getting far too manky. I have an even smaller room, but the place is nice and warm, has a good view and is really close to town. Little things like that really make a difference. Just need to get the shower & TV working properly...

I won an award at work for putting in the extra effort to complete something. What happened was we weren't charging VAT on some invoices for about 15 months. Unfortunately I had just taken on responsibility for invoices so I had to sort out the whole sorry mess. It turned out we owed the taxman £1,500,000. Quite a bit of shrapnel I'm sure you'd agree. So I have £125 worth of vouchers to spend.

Other than that, not much to report. Did I mention I fancied the cleaner at our work? She's younger than me, brunette and (natch) really cute. Perhaps I will ask her out next week, need to actually speak to her in the first place though...

I will write more regularly in the future. Oh the Zutons are a good band.