So this weekend just gone was my birthday – not a significant one per se, which is something of a relief in that artificially mugging for the camera way. Being generally so laid back I’m proverbially almost horizontal when it comes to these things it usually makes me somewhat bemused to hear people stressing about how/if I celebrate these things, particularly as a few years back I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to still be around to see this one.
Fortunately time and circumstances have changed and so I’m pleased to be able to report that I had a very pleasant and relaxed weekend visiting two people who have stuck by me through thick and thin and who I am very glad to be able to call friends. We drank a little, we played some board games, we watched The Infidel, and generally chatted the evening away; listening to the wind and rain batter the house in the backgound.
I’m probably reading a little too much into this arbitrary gateway to report that this new year of life so far has brough a sudden flurry of job interviews and interest from agencies that had been rather lacking of late – largely, I suspect, because of the fixing of budgets for the new financial year and people being able to start planning for new bits of work – so today has felt more productive than usual from a purely subjective point of view.
In addition, I’ve just heard that another friend has been allowed to go home after three and a half weeks in hospital due to the steady application of stubborness and willful arguing following a number of surgeries – and this is good too
And I’ve been having fun on the XBox too – taking my sanity in my hands, my XBL tag is Luddar, so if there’s anyone reading who hasn’t already got me on their list and are interested, then drop me a shout and let me know who you are.
At this rate, especially if the work pans out, I could get to like 2011…