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I initially forgot to add a title to this post.

Went shopping yesterday, I think it was the first time I’d left the house in like, 2 weeks. (It doesn’t stop raining, and one of the dogs is on heat) Because mum’s not well and we have no car, we do all the food-shopping online, and to be honest, we end up doing most of the non-food shopping online too. This morning we got a CD, a dog lead and a roll of magnetic tape for the catflap. There’s at least three DS chargers and probably some more silly little things also currently on their way. Anyone in the UK, this thing is quite cool, give them your address, and they send you free tea! They don’t ask for credit card details or anything so there’s no hidden charges I can see. I can verify they actually do send it too. :p And while you’re at it, why not have some free chocolate or a shiny poster!

Brother was home on Sunday, complaining his DS is broken and won’t charge, but as he hadn’t actually bothered to bring it with him… School won’t give him his laptop back either. It was an on-loan thing with their warranty and insurance,  so they’ll fix it, but they say he’s gotta keep it at school now. He went away for three days on some trip thing (it was called outward bound or something, I guess it’s just a chance for disabled kids to go hiking or drown themselves) and he left it in his room. When he came back, his laptop screen looked like this :

Ignore my pirate-ways. The manager of the place he’s living says it broke because Terence kicked it. I don’t think that’s the case, and Terence himself is denying it strongly, but oh well, what’s done is done. Probably one of the other kids got hold of it and dropped it or something, he was stupid to leave it behind in his room instead of leaving it with us or getting them to put it in the safe. It’s a shame, I really enjoyed setting up that laptop for him, all he wanted was the dos games he used to play when he was 5, so he had a few hundred of those, there were lots of Popcap games, a Gameboy emulator with all his Pokemon games and a nice favs page in Opera. It was fun stuff.

I’m still using GoogleChrome, it doesn’t spaz out over things as much as opera, and it’s not a bad browser, but it’s still not half as nice. I keep finding things it won’t do, like if I open that image and press the forward key on my mouse, Opera skips on ahead to the next image in the directory, but Chrome doesn’t do that and I’m not sure if I can make it.

Tera’s trying to get me to learn Ruby, but I’ve actually spent the last week raping my sleeping patterns (Going to bed at 8am, getting up at 12, that sort of thing) and playing with autohotkey. It’s awesomeness, I <3 it. Here, have some awesome.

Edit : Oh yeah, and I also bought a copy of Neverwhere yesterday, about 1/4 through and loving it so far.

My DS is still a bit broken…

I have like… 4 people reading this, you’re the only one who comments here. :p But it’s good motivation for me to keep posting, I’m not very good at keeping up blogs. If I miss a week of posting I tend to forget about it and never go back.

Not sure about HTML in comments, I’ll look around for it. (- on testing, basic html tags work fine for me. It probably eats random brackets or links or something) I did enable avatars but I don’t think this theme shows them, oh well. There’s probably some nice easy way of making them show up but I’m not really bothered.

Took Sophie to the vet yesterday, mum wasn’t feeling well enough to go with me, but it was ok. Taking her back in 4 weeks (Monday the 30th, 2pm *notes*) for her second lot of jabs, and a week after that she can go on walks! She’s asleep on the floor next to me at the moment, using Emmy as a pillow. I’m glad they get along, maybe they won’t fight as much as Bella and Lucy do. Didn’t get a chance to take them for a walk today, as it rained steadily all day and it was dark by the time we got home from shopping anyway.

There we go! I’d never carved a pumpkin before! The cheeks should probably have been deeper, but I was getting bored by then. We bought an eating-pumpkin too and made it into soup, it’s a shame they’re so hard to get hold of here as it was good. Although I’m still not sure that pumpkin actually tastes of anything, and if it wasn’t just everything else in the soup that made it taste good.

Walking around the shops today, there’s nothing left of halloween, not even cheap sweets. Not a single pumpkin in sight anywhere either. Oh well, everything’s gone christmas now. They’ve put a christmas tree up in Tesco already.

Gonna try for that eye test some time this week, and also gonna take the whole bag of pennies I collected from around the house and pour it into the coinstar machine I spotted today, that should be fun, I’ve a bag of pennies so heavy that I can’t actually lift it without fear of the bags ripping, I think I’m gonna have to do a couple of trips. Been saving up for a couple of years and should be fun to see how much it goes for.

Long day

Went out shopping with mum today and I bought an oil burner, it’s pretty in an ugly sort of way, I’ll try and take a picture of it for tomorrow. I’ve been messing with the camera and it can do some shiny things when I press the right buttons. While we were out I also went to the post office and sent off my DS to the repair place. I hope it doesn’t get lost on the way, though. It feels like sending away a child or a loved pet, I worry for it’s safety and hope it writes lots of letters home, telling me what a lovely time it’s having and how it’s not binge drinking or having sex with strangers.

I cleaned out the hamsters yesterday, put all the bits of the cage in the dishwasher. It’s sad that Fluffy died, but at least I can use her cage to put the boys in while theirs in being cleaned. I also moved their cage out from where it was hidden in the corner behind the door, to next to my bed where Fluffys was. I can actually see them now, and they can see me! I looked around earlier for some reason, and there was just a little head poking out the sleeping-house, staring at me, watching my every move, but once he realised I’d seen him he hid again. I don’t think they’re gonna be properly handleable for a while yet, if ever, but at least they’re fun to watch.

I know I should work harder on taming them, even if just so I can health-check them every now and again, but why should I subject them to being prodded around when they’re perfectly happy as they are. Having them slightly feral also gives me an excuse not to get them out for my brother when he’s home, too. :p

Sigh. I’m still feeling very lost. I went through my playlist today and found this, it was the first song Onni ever sent me that really made an impact. That version there is strangely quiet, but it’s the only one with the video. I heard that and, I dunno, something clicked. Something changed in my head and suddenly there was all this different music I could actually listen to without getting bored and switching off. It still just feels so surreal that he’s gone. I keep seeing things he’d like to know, games I’d like to play with him. The news today has been full of the guy who says the Large Hadron Collider (Do I have to capitalise that?) is sabotaging itself from the future, that would have amused him.