October 7th, 2002


A Mrs Tiggy-Winkle Mood...

I feel like having a clear-out of some of the accumulated junk of the summer this morning. (We'll see how far I get-) I'm not a hoarder at all, but it's mystifying, alnmost spooky (-clutter aliens?-), the amount of absurd, useless, unwanted stuff that piles up.
The sky looks almost autumnal at last, and cooler weather is promised, so I feel chipper.
Yesterday's Sunday Times Top Irritation was India Knight opining that women who live alone with cats are sad, mad, etc...Maybe so, but there are worse things, like India Knight-hood. I shouldn't be so judgemental, I guess, the woman has to come up with some old cliched shit to meet her deadlines, put wheatgrass souffle, or whatever, on the waxed refectory table,etc. but Jeez, I'm sure I could come up with better, more interesting shit than that...Yeh, all failures say that, I know. Ach ya ya-
I'm still a bit braindead from that intensive intro to the myriad terrors and tantalisations of Photoshop...We have to do big PROJECTS and stuff! ( I started a 9-week course yesterday; 10:00-4:45 Saturdays. Whew! ) At present, it feels pretty hopeless,to this technophobe, but I intend to have a serious go. It would certainly help if I actually had Photoshop to practise on...Me go now and see if I can find a shareware temporary version, or summat.
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Frelled Again...

Zotz!...Which reminds me, there was a really alarming creature on FARSCAPE last night, an alien psychic helping Aeryn to find currently-dead Crichton. It had sort of a massive foetus head, with about eight horribly alive-looking eyes, a little wizened dead-rabbit body, and it crouched in a sort of slatted coal scuttle. It was horrible! It had a spooky little voice, also. Ugh!
NO BBC2 FARSCAPE today, due to fucking snooker; a shame and a disgrage...
Anyway, I downloaded the bloody trial version of Photoshop 7, but when I try to open it I'm informed 'the executable you are attempting to run has been corrupted.' download again, and verify that it's OK. Well duh, I did that the first time, and according to my virus thingie, it's OK. Repeated anyway, same problem... I'm also afraid to just stick the thing in the rubbish bin, 'cos it's a program, and bad things may happen, etc. God Damn! I really need the stupid thing if I'm to have any hope of doing well on this course.It's serious stuff.
I also seem to have lost all my AOL favourites, which is very strange. They're just gone.Bloody nuisance. Dealing with computers does not, will never agree with my technophobic lil' brain...but there's such a world of endlessly cool stuff to play with if I ever manage to get the basics!
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