||[Aug. 17th, 2005|07:25 pm]
I GOT PAID TODAY!
It's not a bad payment. For 4 days work it's not bad - 220 euro. Not a lot of hours were worked. But it means I can afford a Marilyn Maiden ticket! Joy! (Oh, and I'll be able to see my shrink for the first time in a long time) Now I just have to wait for my cheque to clear.
Also my parents are back from Lanzerote. I now have one extra t-shirt to add to my collection. They also wanted to get me something non-tacky. They couldn't find anything like that so they bought me some ribbon poi yesterday in the Great Outdoors.
They're really cool, but I'd be more impressed if the string had been tied/glued properly on one of them. Also I've noticed that already I've managed to deform one of the clips - this is with less than a total time of an hour. Some time yesterday, some time today. Granted, I may have been swinging a little hard (I was trying the weave at a fast pace - they look like they're on fire when you do that) but they should still be built to last. I may ask for a refund/trade-in... if a clip can be deformed that easily, there's got to be a problem (the reason I'm obsessing about this clip was that I just let them hit the grass when I was finished and the poi hopped off the cord - I don't EVER want that to happen while I'm actually using them, partially because those things are fucking heavy and could do damage to whatever they hit.
I'll see how it goes.