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May. 7th, 2017 06:05 pm
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This week has not been what I expected at all.

First, I'm now going to Rock Choir this term. This is because ballet was cancelled for the term (long story), so I thought I'd replace it with Rock Choir. Whether I carry on after this term depends on what happens with choir, because I'd like to only go out two nights a week and having them both be choirs is a bit much. But I enjoyed this week more than last week. Partly because I knew what to expect, but I also ended up sitting at the back, rather than the front, which was a different experience. And it was less repetitive since we went over the song we learnt most of last week, then learnt the bits we'd skipped, which were the hard bits.

Then this weekend I bought a new computer. I was planning to because mine is very slow. There are websites, which if I want to visit them, I open them up, then go away and do something else while they load, it's that slow. But I was planning on getting it after Wimbledon, when things stop for summer. But I randomly checked on the one I wanted and it was a third off, so I got it. I am, in fact, typing this on it. Although in a terrible Firefox because I haven't copied over my settings yet, and the resolution on this computer means I keep having to zoom into websites. And that's after I dropped the resolution - it was originally 3200x1600 and I needed a magnifying glass to see anything.

And I had to install Linux twice because 500GB and 500MB are very hard to tell apart when it's written in bytes.

But those websites that took so long on my old computer open instantly on this one. Mind you, I don't have any add-ons in Firefox yet, slowing it down...

And then, for the first time ever, I picked up a pinch hit for Not Prime Time. I'd read been reading through the requests while sign ups for open and there were a few I liked the idea of writing for, one in particular I really wanted to write. The trouble with not having a deadline is that I don't prioritise writing and instead do the other 1001 things I need to do. So as much as I wanted to write a treat I knew it probably wasn't going to happen. But there wasn't anything I really wanted to receive. So I was very excited when I found the request I really liked was a pinch hit. It was the first time I've ever put in for one and now it's all mine!

I have some ideas, they're just percolating before I write it. The deadline I don't need to write down because it's the start of Wimbledon...

Mirrored from my blog.

Date: 2017-05-07 05:42 pm (UTC)
aralias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aralias
glad rock choir worked out so well for you that now you're doing it for reals!

Date: 2017-05-08 08:58 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (doctor who)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, I'm glad Rock Choir worked out, although obviously sorry that ballet fell through on you.

New computers are great... you know, after all the hair-tearing, sobbing and waiting for things to load, upload, download, go wrong, do stuff you never told it to, refuse to load... I hope you progress swiftly to the shiny new computer hurrah stage asap!

And yay on the pinch hit! I picked one up for hetswap and it was really fun, and I was mostly delighted because it evened up the wrongness between my sign-ups and assignments from the times I had to default a bit. (I have to pick up another one sometime to make it right, though.) Good luck with it!

Date: 2017-05-08 06:49 pm (UTC)
fallingtowers: rapunzel from "tangled" in a boat, looking at the floating sky lanterns (Fandom: Disney)
From: [personal profile] fallingtowers
Rather belatedly, a very happy birthday to you! :)

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