Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Flats, Shit and Pennies. (No tramp)

Oh my god - I'm h'actually on the slowest computer in the world. My laptop has been taken over by an avidly gumtree searching boyfriend looking for a room near Fulham in which to house himself over the coming year or so. We went to see a few places last night: one looked like the arse end of a dog, situated on a glorious estate (not the posh kind) the flat was (amazingly) home to 8 people - mental...the room literally had a bed in it and the bed wasn't even on the floor...it was suspended between the ceiling and the ground, but I still had to make the appropriate 'ooh, you could fit, a err...midget sized, really tiny, toadstool style desk under there' and 'oh, what a good size room if you walked on your knees all the time, love' comments as this girl showed us around. Rankus. Obviously suggestions for other places to look for rooms in London are appreciated, share the wealth like.

In other news, I took the puppy for a walk this morning and it did this massive shit outside this really nosey, annoying woman's house who always appears at our front door at the slightest sniff of gossip and stays for ages yapping, whether you're in the middle of eating dinner or not. I would have picked it up but she's one of those people...You know, she'll come round unannounced, say 'ooh, you're eating..shall I come back' and then just walk through into the kitchen without waiting for an answer. Part of me kind of wanted to see if she'd come round to tell us about how some unsightly canine dropped the kids off at the end of her drive. Time will tell, or smell. ha.

AND finally, (this is how bored I am at the moment, and skint as well now I think about it) I've been absent mindedly collecting 2ps and 1ps for the past err, like ages and shoving them in this box and in pots around my room. Yesterday I counted it all up, Boyfriend sat there taking the piss as I racked up all these coppers into piles on my bed... to the tune of £45 I tell thee, why I think that's a new pair of shoes on the horizon. Oh, and for those who care - my blogging absence has earned me 17,310 words into the dissertation - now that's progress.

10 comments:

James said...

Only 2,690 to go...

Miss Understood said...

£45? Wow. That's pretty impressive. Almost as impressive as your word count. Keep at it!

London-Lass said...

It's no wonder we amasss so many 2ps and 1ps. I often have a purse full of them but am reluctant to count them out in my change as if you delay paying at the checkout for anything more than two seconds and are not *immediately* handing over paper money (or your card) then the chorus of sighs/tutting begins. On one occasion I even caught the checkout girl begin to sigh as I carefully counted out the correct change from my purse. Bitch.

London-Lass said...

PS : Whoops - too many letter s's in `amass'.

PPS : Hope all's continuing to go well with the dissertation :)

Steph said...

I try to save all my coins but my nephews raid it for lolly money. Well done on the 45 bucks.

Marika said...

Share houses in London are more terrifying than a zombie movie marathon. When I was there my share house actually slept 12 at full capacity. It can be bonza fun, but not once (in TWO YEARS) did I ever have the place completely to myself.

Scoot used to be a decent board, back in my day (ho ho ho). :)

Bec said...

The slowest computer in the world is at the library round the corner from my house which I can no longer afford to live in! I hate looking for places to live - but at least I don't live in a place where a room can cost more than the GNP of Bulgaria.

I have the great joy of getting rid of all my copper in charity boxes. Am dumping loads in a few weeks. Have a huge tupperware box full... am going to get someone else to carry it!

Clarissa said...

1. Good job on disseration progress.

2. Ohhh! Bad dog owner. But I love it!

3. Also have a friend looking for a place in Fulham on a shoestring. Ouch!

China Blue said...

Good stuff.
Which would not be what Lady Muck (har har) said upon encountering a small mountain of shyte in front of her house...

Jo said...

James - Ah well the specified word count is 15,000 - 20,000 so strictly speaking I'm already there ;)

Miss understood - I know, £45 worth of pennies is loads. Heavy, too.

londonlass - trust me, hoarding the buggers is a good move. Give it ten years and you'll have a small fortune on your hands. The check out girl won't be laughing then

steph - put some foreign coins in there, that'll stop 'em

marika - oh I know, one house slept 10 but had 6 beds...my boyfriend was like no way. He's found a nice place now though, with 2 other guys and a slightly nuts landlady, but it's cool.

bec - argh bugger, library computers are the worst. Hope things get sorted at your end pronto!

clarissa & china blue - teehee...oh I'm so naughty. And a huge hypocrite because I ranted a while back about dog shit on the pavement. Oops. Oh well.

 

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