Saturday, February 13, 2010

Allow Me To (Re)Introduce Myself

Hey. 'Ssup you guys?

Well, sorry about that unplanned hiatus. It was only supposed to last for a few days over Christmas and New Year, but one thing leads to another... and another. And here we are at another festive occasion (Valentine's Day) already. The middle of February, almost!

So, catching up time. The end of 2009 and the start of 2010 have been a bit of a rollercoaster so far, and I'm only just starting to feel like the ride has come to a complete stop (and some hunky, possibly even tattooed, carny has reached in and released the safety bar).

Christmas this year was a period of high stress mostly, juggling the search for more work (ahem, more on that later), poverty, the anxiety of not being able to buy anyone gifts this year, and the resultant mini-meltdown that ensued. Maybe meltdown is a little OVER DRAMATIC!!! but I basically hid under the covers as much as I could whilst still giving the outward impression of someone moderately functional. My sisters both came through with the gift of an airline ticket to visit them for Christmas, and so despite my cheeks burning with shame at not being able to afford to buy any gifts other than for my two nephews, I actually had a nice Christmas with them.

New Years sucked and was a very important lesson. If you are feeling confused by how into you someone you are seeing is, whether in fact a relationship might be on the cards or might not be, or it's just casual sex, the answer is... well, we all know the answer to that one. They've moved on and so now must you. Always trust your instincts.

So you don't think it's all negative, just one upside in the past month or so has been 3 of the best one-night-stands I've had in a long time! I'm not normally one for the one-night-stand as an oeuvre... but seriously, sex that could is not to be sniffed at.

Work has been problematic. Christmas and New Year saw temp work dry up completely, but in the meantime I have been able to pick up extra work at my other retail job in the yarn store. It just doesn't pay very well though, despite the fact that I really enjoy it! The promised ongoing position with the other mob I was temping for has not yet materialised, so I assume they are still negotiating their next big contract. We shall see.

So, a litany of stress and anxiety so far, with a few sparkling shags in between. Not quite an accurate picture, but not too far off the mark. Being strapped for cash most weeks has meant not doing as much as I would like to socially, but that's probably saving my liver as much as anything. I did see a couple of movies over the break, "Sherlock Holmes" (not bad, loved the costumes and Jude Law in equal measure), "Avatar" (I'm not too proud to admit I was totally blown away by it) and "Nine" (ugh, at one point I thought please kill me now). Now that things are settling down a bit my goal for the next few weeks is to get a bit of stability back in my life, spend a bit more time reconnecting with people I have been neglecting and perhaps bag another fantastic shag.



Campbell said...

It's good to have you back Andrew. I hope 2010 brings you some stable income, fantastic shagging and some new and exciting experiences!

The Other Andrew said...

You and me both, thanks Campbell!

JudgeG said...

Jesus H Christ! You took your time! I suspect you were just being a recalcitrant - like Dr. Mahathir! I only checked tonight on a whim. Hallelujah!

Now keep writing stuff - even if it's shit. Just put stuff on here. We need to know you're still alive!

The Other Andrew said...

JudgeG, did you ever truly doubt that I was alive? :-)

Michael Guy said...

Hey! Welcome back!! Missed you!

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks MG!

Kris said...

I missed you too! I see your handiwork every week at the knitting shop . You're doing so great there. Glad to have you back blogging again.

Quatrefoil said...

Very nice to hear from you - I've been worrying.

In the meantime, I've moved back to Canberra, but you're invited to my birthday picnic in Berrima on Sat 27th of Feb - bring some food and grab a lift with one of the usual gang - I'd love to see you.

mrpeenee said...

sweetie, sweetie, sweetie, I am SO glad to have you back. Work is fine, but a good shag makes life worthwhile.