Jan. 21st, 2016 07:06 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
The heating at work is still broken and it's fucking freezing. We have portable heaters, but they only warm up the area immediately around them and that leaves far too much of the place far too cold.

Possibly related to the cold, my knees are aching quite badly again. That's not much fun. Also, I banged my foot the other day and managed to vertically split the nail on my middle toe, which was more painful than I expected such a small thing to be.

But on the flip side to all this I got an email from Papa Johns earlier telling me that some of my points were going to expire at the end of today. I couldn't let them go to waste, so I now have a free pizza coming my way this evening. Yay free pizza.
crystalcazzie: (Christmas Decorations)
I went up to London at the weekend for mine and Paul's annual Christmas shopping trip. I think I might be getting a bit old for it though. Maybe next year I should do all my shopping online and we can just spend three days drinking mulled wine and eating gingerbread. Although if we do that then we do miss out on finding cool little shops and craft markets, which would be a shame.

On Saturday we went down to Brighton to have a look at what was there. The seafront was very bracing (read: windy) but I still loved it. And we found a lovely little craft market in a seafront tavern where I picked up a few things including some cute little Star Wars decorations which are now adorning my tree.

I didn't end up buying as much as I have in previous years, which is good. Still felt quite loaded down by the end of the weekend though!

In other news, my ear is bothering me again. I managed to go quite a long time without any issues, but it's now swollen and painful. I'm just taking ibuprofen and hoping it sorts itself out soon. Really hoping before Christmas and preferably before Friday evening when I have my work Christmas meal. I'm bad enough at socialising as it is without adding not being able to hear well into the mix!
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
Ah, PMS. How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I can't decide if my favourite part is the way my mood plummets so far down that I end up feeling absolutely hopeless and suicidal, or the way that my sensitivity to sounds increases so much that I feel like clawing out of my skin just by being near other people and the noises they make, which, when coupled with my extra irritability, leaves me feeling constantly on the verge of screaming at someone for simply existing. Or possibly bursting into tears, which I can't imagine would go down very well either.

And let's not forget the inability to concentrate on anything for more than a few seconds and the almost constant nausea and tiredness. So many super happy fun time things to choose from!


Moving on...

I found a lump on Tilly's leg on Sunday. We took her to the vet and they took a sample. They called yesterday and it's not malignant, which is a relief, but they're also not sure what it is. We're going to keep an eye on it and if it looks like it's getting bigger we're going to take her in to have it removed. The thought of that does worry me though, cos she's such a nervous dog. I don't want her to think we're abandoning her there!

Also, last night was pub quiz night. After our aberration of fourth place a few weeks ago we were back to full strength and back on top once again. So that was fun. I'm not sure the early start this morning has helped my mood any, but I still think it's worth it.

I've been considering writing an entry about the latest episodes of my TV shows, but at the moment it would mostly be me complaining and that's no fun. Hopefully I'll feel better in a few days and in a better position to talk about them.

Off I Go

Jul. 24th, 2015 01:42 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW River hair)
This morning hasn't been great. My head hurts, I have cramps, and I've just generally been in a bad mood all morning. I feel like I want to do nothing more than go back to bed.

But I can't. Because I'm off to Ireland!

Hopefully the excitement will return to me and I'll start feeling better once I get to the airport.

I hope everyone on my flist has a wonderful two weeks and I shall see you all when I get back! *waves*

Yay, Obama!

Nov. 7th, 2012 07:09 pm
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
Congratulations, America. I knew you could do it.

I want to say more but I am so tired. And I didn't even stay up very long last night. I gave into my need for sleep some time before 2am, but then sleep wouldn't come and I just laid awake in bed for hours worrying excessively about ridiculous (non-election) things and being punished by my uterus for my failure to provide it with a baby.

Such fun.

2011 Memes

Jan. 1st, 2012 07:21 pm
crystalcazzie: (DW Eleven/River)
Time for my annual New Year's memes. I'm feeling a bit tipsy at the moment because we didn't finish the champagne last night so I've taken it upon myself to make the sacrifice and drink the rest of it today. I hope my answers still make sense.

Meme Number One: The Questions )

Meme Number Two: The Sentences )

Day 20

Nov. 20th, 2011 06:07 pm
crystalcazzie: (Cedric Can't Dazzle)
I have a really bad headache. I suppose this is what happens when you have popcorn for breakfast. I went to see Breaking Dawn part 1 this morning and I wasn't about to forgo my usual cinema snack just because it was early.

Robert Pattinson did not look good. But then all of the vampires looked rather ridiculous. Except Esme. Makes me wonder what kind of power Elizabeth Reaser has over the make up artists.

I see the Children in Need auction for Matt Smith's clothes has gone up another £10,000 since my post yesterday. Might need a third person in on this.

Ear Again

Aug. 31st, 2011 07:12 pm
crystalcazzie: (Sara Smile)
Today I went to see the nurse to get my ear syringed. It's felt blocked for a few weeks now and not being able to hear properly is really annoying. It was especially bad last week at Nando's when I could barely hear anyone, even the people who were right next to me. So I was looking forward to walking out of the surgery with clear ears and proper hearing.

But it turns out that there's no wax in that ear and the problem is actually that I have a rather nasty ear infection. So that was a surprise, especially since it doesn't hurt and last time I had an ear infection I couldn't sleep without ibuprofen.

I've been prescribed ear drops and oral antibiotics, so hopefully it will feel better soon. I'm a bit upset that the antibiotics come in gelatin capsules, but there's not really anything I can do about that now. I wonder if there's some kind of vegetarian repentance dance I can do afterwards, maybe sacrifice a lentil or something.

Four Days

Apr. 25th, 2011 07:43 pm
crystalcazzie: (Merlin - Ruling Pendragons)
This holiday weekend I have been mostly:

- Sitting on the patio to make the most of the lovely weather. In fact that is where I am right now. Next to me I have a glass which used to contain ginger beer but which is now empty. Alas.

- Watching Bones. Well, two episodes. They were good, although I still don't really get this whole rogue sniper storyline that came out of nowhere.

- Watching Chuck. I love Chuck. I think what I love most about Chuck is that it's a happy programme. You can watch it safe in the knowledge that everything will be all right in the end, good will triumph over evil, the people you love will be happy and Chuck and Sarah will be together.

- Watching 'William and Kate: The Movie'. Now, I went into this knowing that it was going to be amazingly bad but I simply wasn't prepared for just how excruciatingly dire it was going to be. It had everything you could hope for in an American TV film about British royals. Terrible accents! American plug sockets in supposedly British houses! Prince William publicly singing karaoke to apologise for ignoring Kate at his birthday party! The University of St Andrews apparently being renamed St Andrews College and looking absolutely nothing like the university that I visited a few years ago! Constant references to university as 'school'! (It's that last one that got to me the most. If I'd had a drink for every time I shouted "We don't call university 'school', you idiots!" at the TV I'd have been completely wasted before the film was halfway through.)

- Sorted out my room. And by 'sorted out' I mean 'moved stuff from one big pile into other, slightly more organised piles.' That's really the only way I do any kind of tidying up.

- Sleeping weirdly. Apparently my body has decided that during the holidays I need to wake up around 4, stay away until around 8 and then, just when I'm thinking I could probably get up at this point, become so tired I can't keep my eyes open until around 10:30. It's rather annoying.

- Building puzzleballs. Two today.

- Watching Doctor Who. I should have mentioned it earlier but I forgot. Possibly because it was a bit of a blah episode that didn't exactly grab my attention. Hopefully it'll be better next week.
crystalcazzie: (Emo Darcy)
So, I finally got an appointment to have my ears syringed. I'd been trying for a while but their machine was broken and I had to wait for them to get a new one. I was very excited at the thought of being able to hear clearly again and not have horrible crunching when I moved my head.

So, I go this morning and while the left ear was done with no problems, the right ear was not so lucky.

Apparently the ear drum is visible in the right ear. It's not blocked up with wax.

That means that while I can hear better now, thanks to my left ear being cleared, my right ear is still muffled. Which is very annoying. But worse than that, it means my head still creaks and crunches when I move it in certain ways. I'm not sure it's possible to explain exactly how horrible this feeling is unless you've experienced it yourself so it's difficult to explain just how much this upsets me.

Because now what? I do still have a cold so there is the slight hope that my ear problem is related to that and it will clear up when the cold does, but I don't have much hope since I've been having ear issues longer than this cold.

All I can do is wait for the cold to clear then if I still have problems go to the doctor and see if he can help me. And I really hope he can because continuing like this would be unbearable. I was only able to cope with it for so long because I had the knowledge that it would go away once I had my ears done. And now I don't know when, or if, it will ever go away.

Man Flu

Sep. 22nd, 2010 07:34 pm
crystalcazzie: (Ophelia Grass)
Sometimes I think I have a male brain. For one thing there's my complete inability to multi-task. I'm very much one thing at a time and if you ask me to do something else then the thing I was already doing will just fly completely out my head. I think that's why I love lists so much, they are exceedingly useful!

But for another thing, and the main point of this entry, I think I have man flu. I mean I'm sure it's just a cold but my head hurts, my throat hurts and I feel completely run down. I just want to go to bed for the rest of the week and make "blargle" noises at anyone who wants me to actually do anything.

I am trying to hide how crappy I feel, though, and just get on with things as usual. We have a new manager at work and I'd rather he didn't come away from his first week with us with the impression that I'm completely and utterly useless.

BiCon 2010

Aug. 31st, 2010 07:26 pm
crystalcazzie: (Purple Flowers)
I figure I should write this while it's still fresh in my mind. Sorry if it's a bit long and rambling!

BiCon! )


Jun. 10th, 2010 07:46 pm
crystalcazzie: (L&C Crazy Lex)
So is everyone excited about the World Cup starting tomorrow?

As I'm sure most of you know, I have very little interest in football. In fact the only thing about the game that I'm really passionate about is that it's called football and not soccer. But since money makes everything more interesting, that's about to change.

Yes, I am partaking in the World Cup sweepstakes at work. I drew Portugal as my team, which pleases me. I wasn't worried about picking a team with no chance of winning but I was worried about picking a team from a not very nice country that I wouldn't feel right supporting. But Portugal's good, so that's ok.

And yes, this does mean that I am supporting Portugal now. Because really, national pride versus the chance of winning actual money? No contest!

In other news, I have old-ladyfied myself. I did something to my back at work and it really hurts. I took a couple of strong painkillers and finished my shift but I was still limping along and trying to move as little as possible. I'm not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow. If it's not better by then I can't see myself being much use unless they stick me on the till or something.

The thing is, I did it in the cash office. I can't even say that I threw my back out while lifting a 20kg flat pack box. No, I did it while moving pieces of paper and counting money. That's not nearly as impressive.

A Letter

Jun. 4th, 2010 08:08 pm
crystalcazzie: (Ophelia Grass)
Dear diaphragm,

I'm sorry. It's Friday evening and I wanted to enjoy some beer on the patio out in the sunshine. I see now that this decision has angered you and I would like to assure you that that was never my intention.

Please accept my heartfelt apologies and stop with the hiccuping. It is really quite unpleasant.

crystalcazzie: (L&C Crazy Lex)
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: WOOHOO! FOUR DAY WEEKEND!

And today being Thursday, that means Bones is on tonight! Yay! Of course there's also a new episode in America too and I'm going to have to be good and resist spoiling myself for it. This wasn't much of a problem before because I didn't have any other Bones fans on my flist, but that's changed now (yay!) and it's going to take more of an effort from me to avoid reading about it. Of course if I get really desperate I could always never even consider downloading the episode off the internet. Because that would be wrong.

Speaking of TV, I've also started re-watching Dark Angel on DVD. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be as good as I remembered but it so is. Unfortunately season two sucked monkey balls so I probably won't be buying that. As I mentioned in my Ships of the Noughties list, Dark Angel was one of those shows where season one was absolutely amazing and almost turned me into a complete wreck over the summer waiting to see what happened, only for season two to be a bitter disappointment.

AND AND! While I was watching the pilot I caught a glimpse of a guy and went "Is that Gaeta?" and it was! He looked absolutely ridiculous!

On the ear-front, I still can't hear properly and it is still very annoying and sometimes awkward. But the antibiotic drops seem to be doing their thing for the infection and my ears are nowhere near as painful as they were before, which is a Very Good Thing. On Monday the nurse took a swab of one of the ears to send off to see what the problem is and if we'd have to change the treatment and she told me to call today for the results. So after a lot of anxiety about having to use the phone, I called up only to find the results aren't back yet. Great. So I'll have to call again some time next week.

But for now I am going to enjoy the fact that it is Thursday and I don't have to work tomorrow. Which, considering how busy it was today, pleases me greatly. =D


Mar. 30th, 2010 08:23 pm
crystalcazzie: (Default)
La la la, I can't hear you!

Seriously, my ears are blocked and I can't hear properly at the moment, which is very annoying. Everything is muffled and when I speak it feels very strange. So far the only real problems have been at work though cos while I can hear well enough to understand people when they're speaking clearly, a lot of customers don't do that. Or they talk into their purses and I can't understand them. Or they ask questions about "vouchers" and get annoyed with me when I don't instantly know exactly which of the many vouchers we have that they're talking about.

Sorry, that last one was less to do with my hearing and more to do with customers being idiots.

Also, because my ears are not content with simply being blocked, they are also quite painful. This isn't so much of a problem during the day when I can take sweet, sweet drugs and try to ignore it, but I sleep on my side and it's really hard to get comfortable when I can't put pressure on my ears. Also, showering. You never really think about how much you touch your ears when you wash your hair until it hurts to do so.

So yeah, I really had nothing interesting to say in this entry but my ears are really bothering me and I wanted to get it out somewhere. :p
crystalcazzie: (Xena Fuck You)
Ow. Ow, ow, ow, fucking ow.


And did I mention ow?


Jun. 11th, 2009 10:27 am
crystalcazzie: (Default)
I went to the doctor about my ears today. My doctor is... not the most caring person in the world. I told him my ears were painful and he shoves an otoscope in them and jams it around none too gently. I think it made my hearing worse too, probably cos it pushed everything further in.

He prescribed me ear drops, which I haven't put in yet but need to soon. I am wondering if I'm going to be able to hear anything at work later today. Should be interesting.


Jun. 9th, 2009 12:08 am
crystalcazzie: (Default)
So I'm pretty sure I've got an ear infection. I base this conclusion on the swelling and pain and not being able to hear properly. And I've got to say, it's really weird working in a customer service based job when you can't hear very well. It's not even the problem of hearing other people so much as it is hearing myself. Everything is muffled and it doesn't feel real when I'm talking. Very annoying.
crystalcazzie: (Purple Flowers)
My old journal theme was depressing me. It wasn't bad or ugly, it just didn't fit with the sunshine and flowers of springtime that I've been seeing a lot of lately. So now I have a shiny new journal theme to look at and enjoy. And hopefully encourage me to post more because I am yet again neglecting this place. I'm a bad person.

Of course my other problem is that I have nothing to talk about. My life is very boring. And with Battlestar Galactica over I'm currently without an ongoing obsession to squee over/complain about. Of course Prison Break should be back soon, maybe I can get back into writing about that.

For now I will share my pain with you. And by that I mean my physical pain because I appear to have done something to my back to make it hate me. Ow. I assume I did something at work but it didn't actually start hurting until this morning, so I don't know.


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