Monday, November 24, 2008
select text to use
'<,'> means "operate only on selected text"
s/ means "start of a line"
\v^ means "treat all text as magic" - i forget why
\s means "all space characters"
+ means "for multiple instances"
/ means "replace with everything until the next /"
(note to self and anyone else who uses vi for html editings)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
people on the bus and walking around the city always seem to have displeased expressions on their faces. i used to wonder why - were they unhappy with their lives, were they thinking really hard about something, or did they scrunch their faces up because the sun was too bright...?
everytime i saw their disgruntledness, i would make a point of relaxing my face. after all, i wasn't unhappy with my life or concentrating that hard, so why be so tense? i was also conscious of how my face might make others feel - if someone on the street saw me with a peaceful expression, perhaps it would help them think of peaceful things too.
i don't wonder about these things so much anymore. i think at some point i lost interest in what was up with people, and developed more interest in what's up with me. i don't know what this says about me - probably nothing. i did see a lady with a very disgruntled face today while i was thinking very hard about my takeaway box of delicious noodles.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
sore throat. Everything tastes and smells stronger, my own shampoo
made me dizzy. This sucks and I missed a pub afternoon so it sucks
Tuesday - feel worse. Feverish, sweats, disgusting coughs. How high a
fever can you go before you get brain damage? What if it's a super bug
and I die within 24 hours? What if that guy at the lan who smelled
like a homeless person's armpits was a biological weapon drop sent by
the soviets because I'm not very good at red alert 3? I hate the
paranoia most about being sick. Went to doc, got antibiotics - same
ones the give to pneumonia patients. I don't want an old man disease!!
Wed (today) - woke up chesty, but the aches have subsided a bit.
Nauseus from the antibiotics. Warm rice porridge and warm instant
soupy mee helps a bit. Fever less bad, headache less bad. Why wont it
just go away :( watching gentle telly, then napping so the telly can
watch me. Today sucks a bit less than yesterday.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
If you like survival horror games, or if you like to yell at the computer in unrelenting bouts of hilarity, get Left 4 Dead. Game comes out next week, but if you preorder it, you can get the much-enjoyable demo. It's only one level, but it's a novel few hours of fun.
Chelsea Pizza made really good pizzas on Saturday. And the staff were really nice and friendly and chatty too. Current favourites are Nog + anchovy and Margherita + chicken + fresh chilli.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
the theory behind candling makes a bit of sense - grub in your ears affects your sinuses, throat, sense of balance and general sense of well-being, so sucking it out would surely feel a bit better. but there's not a lot of suction pressure in those hollow candles, and i've had my share of sticky wax that takes some effort to remove with a poking stick.
when people describe it, it all seems a bit airy-fairy too - like it involves realigning of my chakra energies for spiritual benefit, when really, i'm just getting shit out of my ear hole.
i feel sad for the guy in that joke about going to the doctor with a banana in his ear. he should go see an ear candler instead. take note, kids.
Monday, November 3, 2008
It’s true that growing up does make you lose some hope. That’s not necessarily a sad thing, as it forces you to look at real life and perhaps make something of it, rather than living in lalaland and never getting anywhere. The media seems big on the lalaland life, romanticizing the drama - the romance - those impractical ideals that are exhausting to maintain on a daily basis.
Having grown up on that, I'm over it - though maybe not out of it just yet. I am a bit scared of being one of those 30 year old women who acts like a fairytale princess, as if being self-absorbed is still cute at that age.
I'm also scared of being one of those 27 year old women who is constantly scared of "being one of those (something)" so I'll stop.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Yesterday, I went computer parts shopping, bathers shopping, had a Jester's pie for lunch and special Sizzler for dinner, followed by a stinky gaming hour at Timezone and home to play Fable II. Today, I woke up to the Red Bull Air Race, went for an ear candling and then had homemade chirashi rice for dinner. It's been a good weekend.
I have more to say on ear candling, but will write about that tomorrow, because it's bedtime and I'm bloody tired. Goodnight. :)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
time for the office lan next week. Really hoping I'm not still paying
the old one off - being not in debt for it anymore would be quite nice.
Spent last night playing fable 2 with the killerest headache from my
neighbour's potent homebrew.
I'm making a little extra effort to chill out at home. My schedule's
been packed for the last couple of months and I'm feeling the pinch.
Things at work are ramping up too - all the more reason to steal large
pockets of time for myself.
Headed to the gym later, then a fat dinner with comfy friends. Zero
effort, all reward evening, one hopes.
Signed up for NaBloPoMo too - http://nablopomo.ning.com - to encourage
the stay-at-home-do-nothing way of life.