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Dec. 24th, 2010

08:05 am - In which holidays get in the way of my plans..

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Why am I awake at 7:30am?

Especially given that I was awake till 1:30am thinking about work. WTF? I never think about work outside of work. Except now it seems I do. *mutter* This is because when I go back to work I have more work than it's humanly possible to do, all urgent priority, and it must be completed before I leave for Hong Kong thanks to *govt agency* changing the rules on us after I'd already bought my tickets.

It would be nice to have a minion at this point, but Minion Potential Guy finished on Wednesday after deciding to become a full time father.

Still, this should not be keeping me awake at night in my holidays. It'll either get done or it won't and the world will carry on. Right?

Sorta, anyway, in a random kind of way.

Yesterday I was all "Why isn't my design sorted yet?" so I did email the people and half an hour later got a reply going "Timing! This just arrived from Photoshop guy!" So the design got approved, and now I have to find a tattooist who will make me a stencil. I'm told the guys at Tattoo City are good value and will probably do it, but I'm aware that it's Christmas Eve and then it's between-Christmas-and-New-Year, and I'm supposed to be getting the work done on the 2nd.

So anyway I have two options. The first is to have the stencil applied on the day of the work. This means I will have to have it all done in one go (estimate = 6 hours).

The other is to have it tattooed on in greyline. This would cost more but would mean I can get the work done in stages, and won't have to get someone out of bed just to apply a stencil on the 2nd.

I would prefer to have it all done in one go, but I've been warned that the aftercare process is pretty heinous and this is a large piece. This is from people with experience. It's frustrating because to me, the idea of going back 2-3 times is also pretty heinous and if I'm going to suffer like that, once seems like enough you know?

But the folks in the know say "Hmm..."

Anyway, it all hinges on me being able to talk a tattooist into getting my prep done for the day after New Year's Day. What do you think my chances are?

Yeah, that's about what I thought. So perhaps I won't be getting it done before I go to Hong Kong after all. We shall see. Today I'm off into town to get a printout and talk to the tattooists to see what I can do. Wish me luck.

We've been watching Supernatural season 2. Because we're that up with the times.

Anyway, I am going into town this afternoon. I FEAR. I plan to go to Fidels at the usual time because I'm a creature of habit. So if you happen to be in town, drop by and say hi.

PS today I am wearing a corset.


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Date:December 23rd, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
ack.. i hope that i didn't wake you cause the front door lept out of my had this morning and went BANG.. agk..

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Date:December 23rd, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
S'ok, I was awake before you left. ;-)
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Date:December 23rd, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
This has nothing to do with my empoloyer. They did not fuck up either.

If anyone's to 'blame' for this it's the people from *govt agency* who pushed the rule change through at high speed and then put ridiculously short timeframes around adopting the new rules. None of this was in the power of either me or my organisation.

However, me not meeting the deadlines imposed by the new rules will have ongoing repercussions for both me and my organisation. So while I know what you are saying and agree, the fact is it's in my own best interests to do as much as I humanly can in the time I have, and since I'm the kind of person who's always striving for excellence, a lot of last night's awakeyness was about figuring out ways in which I might get it all done.

If it makes you feel any better, it's the first time it's ever happened.
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Date:December 23rd, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Why the FEAR about going into town?

The place is bleeding empty.

For example, my usual bus trip into town was 15 minutes shorter than usual due to a lack of traffic on SH2 from Totara Park...

I won't be in town, so I'll wish you a Merry Yuletide and an enjoyable New Year. :-)
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