I haven't written a post for a few days so I am going to have to try and cram a lot into this I will try and keep it chronological but if things get screwy its because I'm still taking codeine for my stomach pain.
I was still really quite ill on Friday so in an attempt to cheer myself up I've ordered myself a new fish tank. The Oscars have totally outgrown my current tank, I feel cruel restricting their space. I have been meaning to get one for ages so today I finally bit the bullet and bought a Jewel 300 litre tank. It comes with a rather snazzy beach cabinet/stand and should look really nice. Its going to be a squeeze getting it into my room. I think it will require some major reorganization but it should be worth it in the long run. Only slight downside is Mum wants me to repaint my room and apparently this is a good opportunity :-/
It all makes m wish I could afford a place of my own but there's nowhere within my budget and I am still stuck into a debt cycle in which stupid purchases of fish tanks and holidays to Sweden rather drain my resources. Though I wonder if deep down I am just scared to committee to buying somewhere and being tied down it is easy living at home perhaps I am get myself into a position where I cant get away so it gives me an excuse not to?
The debt situation is getting much better I'm clearing my credit card each month and I haven't dipped into my overdraft for months. Also my savings accounts are starting to look a bit more healthy I think I well on my way to hitting my new years resolution of clearing my personal debts. I just need to learn a bit more self control and not go so mad buying things.
Saturday I spent most of the day trying to fix up the games server in time for the next Lan bash on the 6th. Steam still proved a complete pain I finally managed after much effort to get it running. I was also working on my Sweden holiday gallery I think I will have to give up on XML/XSL Picasa outputs tiny rubbish thumbnails and xsl doesn't always render correctly in Firefox I think I will look for an alternate product rather than try and reinvent the wheel myself.
Saturday night was Jo Berger's house-warming, his place is really nice especially now he and Holly have tidied it up and given it some more homely touches. I went down with Martin and Bruce and Phil met up with use, no Ian or Danny though. Haven't seen Ian for a long time.
Spent some of the evening watching the happy tree friends such a funny violent cartoons they crack me up completely. The juxtaposition between the cute cuddly animals and the ultra violence (the level of which would make Alex DeLarge smile) is excellently handled. Although I pretty much hate flash on the web some of the cartoons are excellent.
Spoke to Paul this morning it was really good to hear from him again, hopefully I can go down and visit him and Lisa soon.
Its raining outside and my stomach is still unsettled I'm pretty worried about going back to work tomorrow sometimes after missing so much I have a lot to catch up with. I hope I can make it through the day aright.