grounded

No, don’t worry, I’m not actually grounded. Well, not in the traditional sense, anyway.

Not exactly in a bad way either.

People can be grounded in a good way.

I really don’t mind this grounded-ness. It’s been a good week. Can’t complain, really.

yeah… right…

I get pretty amusing spam comments on my blog sometimes. Of course, they never get published because WordPress has this seemingly very effective spam filter that stops spam comments from being published. Besides, all comments get moderated before publishing (unless you’re a regular – in which case, I just get notified).

Anyway, I logged in today and thought I’d have a look at my spam, seeing as how it can be amusing at times. Most of the time it’s the same nonsense, but I get the occasional gem. So, anyway, tonight there was one spam comment on my recent-ish post about ‘Glee’. What I found amusing about this one was that the author (whoever or whatever they are) was basically saying that the post “reminded them a lot of their old boss”, who supposedly used to “babble on about this all the time”.

Cannot imagine what sort of boss at the head of what sort of business/organisation would ramble on about ‘Glee’ so much, however good a show it is…

I almost approved the comment out of sheer amusement at the poor choice of post by the spammer (although it was probably a completely random/automated process) but I thought better of it, since it would only encourage the spam.

I also get pretty amusing junk emails now and then. The ones that aren’t selling Viagra and other drugs tend to be people pretending they used to know me a long time ago (and yet, never address me by my name) and have now fallen on hard times and want some money (either that or they’re doing great, and suggest I pay money to some website so I can achieve the same success).

can’t be bothered to name this post

Feels like stress levels have ebbed a bit over the last few days or so – probably because I submitted another module for my intern program. But I still have one left, and less than two weeks to submit it, so I’m not sure why I feel like I can waste time doing nothing in particular…

Have been informed that we’ll be getting a “secret shopper” at work some time during the next few months. Am sort of worried about that. Do not want to stuff that up. Actually don’t know what happens if you do.

Should probably study more, especially considering I could be doing my intern exam in about a month and a half. Still unsure if I should take that one, or wait for the one in August (?) but have been told that it’s actually not that hard – just might have to rely on the AMH a lot.

Am happy that it hasn’t actually stormed in the last few days, even though most of the weather forecasts I saw said that it would. But I’ve also been watching the new breakfast TV show, aptly named “Breakfast”, on Channel Ten lately and I think that their weather segments are actually really good because they tell you the probability (percentage-wise) of it actually raining/storming. And it’s good that she tells us if the rain will be mostly coastal and hence not really affect the inner city area.

The weather person explains it in a way that is easy to understand, but still gives a good amount of detail/depth. And, of course, it’s very good that she actually seems to have a genuine passion for meteorology.

gleek club

I don’t really know who still watches ‘Glee’… but I still watch it, and I just really wanted to say that I’m glad Quinn didn’t die / get killed off. Even those of you who don’t follow ‘Glee’ have probably seen those ads leading up to tonight’s episode where they show the crash that happened at the end of the last episode.

I wouldn’t say that Quinn’s my most favourite character from the show (not that I dislike her either), but I actually found it a bit hard to re-watch the crash in those ads – over and over again (seriously, Channel Ten kept playing it). I think it might be the first time (or first time in a long time) that I really didn’t want a character in a fictional show to die. No, wait, first time was probably for Mufasa in ‘The Lion King’.

Anyway, having her killed off in a car accident right before a wedding didn’t seem right. It would be too much of a tragedy for a show like ‘Glee’. It’d be leaning too much toward the stuff of soapies.

But, the unfortunate thing is that, since most of the main characters are in their final year of high school and will be graduating, they will be leaving the show anyway (or will they?)

Speaking of high school, I wonder if it’s a bit weird for me to be avidly following a show about high school kids when I’m more than four years out of high school… Actually, I think some of the actors (that play the students) are older than me. Wonder if it’s weird for them…

hungry for more

Even after just four days of 8am starts at work this last week, it was so good to be able to sleep in this morning and wake up without an alarm. It felt like the best sleep in I’d had in a long time (even though I’m pretty sure I woke up around 5am and went back to sleep, and then only slept until about 8:30am before getting up).

Such good weather today. Good weather for doing just about anything…

Since I had the day free, I thought I’d better finish that online quiz I’d been meaning to do for almost a month now for my intern program. But what I really wanted to do was read, so I made a deal with myself that I’d read one chapter (maybe two chapters max.) and then get to work on that quiz.

I was maybe a couple of chapters away from the end of part two of ‘The Hunger Games’ (Suzanne Collins – not that I really need to tell anyone who’s the author, since it seems to be the hottest book around lately), so I thought I’d just finish that and leave part three for another day.

But then two chapters became three.. and then four… and I just could not bring myself to put it down. I just had to keep reading. I think it’s great when a novel can do that. Those are probably the best novels.

Needless to say, I ended up finishing the rest of the book in no time at all (or what felt like no time at all but was actually a couple of hours or so).

The basic premise of the story reminds me of ‘Battle Royale’, a Japanese movie where a bunch of teenagers get chucked on an island and have to kill each other. I watched it a long time ago, so don’t really remember many details but for some reason I remember it being both gory and funny (haha-funny, not weird-funny, although I guess the concept in itself is a little bit weird).

But I did enjoy reading ‘The Hunger Games’. To be honest, it’s not really the sort of book to do this, but it feels like it’s going to stick with me for a long time. Not for its violence and gore (ok, maybe a little bit for that) but really for the psychological and emotional aspects of it all. Definitely going to read the rest of the trilogy – right after I finish my online quizzes!

pretty sure I don’t know you

I should be doing my intern module quiz things but I’m so sleepy that it’s hard to concentrate. Not exactly tired, but just sleepy. I think I need more sleep.

Going to take a break to wake up by writing this.

I’ve been noticing lately that a lot of people that I see (just around / nowhere in particular) look very familiar to me, but I’m pretty sure I don’t actually know them and they probably don’t know me either. I might not even look familiar to them.

Say.. that person looks familiar… But I’m pretty sure I have never met them before in my life… Maybe they’re from – nah, I’m pretty sure I don’t know you

But there is definitely some part of my mind that recognises those faces. They might’ve been customers at work, or maybe I was the customer at their place of work. Perhaps I saw them around uni, or they might catch the same bus/train route. Who knows? Maybe they just look a bit like other people that I actually do know.

Sometimes these people look like they might be thinking the same thing as me, which is sort of amusing and unsettling at the same time.