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[Mar. 7th, 2008|11:15 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
"Two million e-mails are sent every second in the UK."

No they aren't. That would be 120 million every minute, which would mean on average every man, woman and child in the country is sending an email every thirty seconds. I'm not saying we don't all get overwhelmed by a load of useless cr@p email, but that's a nonsense statistic.


Anyway, what's been happening this week? Well, the main downer is that as I briefly mentioned previously, I seem to have a wisdom tooth making a nuisance of itself in my upper right jaw. There's a slight dull ache there pretty much constantly, and opening my mouth is painful, which makes eating and talking less pleasurable than they should be. I'm going to have to register with a dentist I guess, which is a good thing in itself as I haven't been since I left Nottingham about 5 years ago. This one is my nearest one that's open on Saturdays and accepting new NHS patients so I'm going to go and see them tomorrow. According to that page though, this is their website which does seem a little unlikely.

The week hasn't been all jaw pain though. On Tuesday night I went to see Billy Bragg, who was great as ever. I particularly enjoyed the encore, which was basically the whole of Life's a Riot. More encores that are a whole album please! Also, last night I went for South Indian food at Diwani's on Drummond Street, which was great - an Aloo Paneer dosa the size of a very big thing, and top quality samosas. And it was really cheap too - go and have vegetarian Indian food on Drummond Street everyone!

I've been really tired recently too. Until about two or three weeks ago, I would usually stay up at night until one o'clock at least, and two o'clock wasn't that unusual. I'd be a bit tired in the morning, but nothing I couldn't handle. Now though, I'm exhausted every night at about midnight and I'm pretty much always asleep by one. The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is that earlier this year, I wasn't exactly told off for my timekeeping, but it was suggested that it would be appreciated if I was in the office a few minutes before nine every morning. To manage that, I set my alarm to go off fifteen minutes earlier and I now go out at five past eight instead of twenty past. Could that fifteen minutes have built up to change my body clock over a few weeks, or am I just getting old?
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-07 11:19 am (UTC)
I personally get two spam emails per minute, on average, so I can well believe that statistic.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 12:42 pm (UTC)
Counting spam is cheating though in this context, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-07 12:43 pm (UTC)
Why? It's email, and lots of it does get into people's inboxes and assist in stressing them the fvck out.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 12:58 pm (UTC)
Hm. If I send an email to ten people, I wouldn't say that I'd sent ten emails.

Also, I find emails with 'v14gr4' in the subject line less stressful than stuff asking me usless work related trivi4.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-07 12:59 pm (UTC)
You didn't send 10 emails, but 10 emails were sent.
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[User Picture]From: whizzerandchips
2008-03-07 11:22 am (UTC)
I send 100,000 e mails every hour. I'm knackered.
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[User Picture]From: braisedbywolves
2008-03-07 11:23 am (UTC)
Are they counting spam mails to a billion recipients as a billion emails, do you think?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 12:42 pm (UTC)
Perhaps. That's rub if they are though.
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2008-03-07 11:23 am (UTC)
I can believe that's true coz of automation (spam ect)?
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-03-07 11:33 am (UTC)
OH and have you noticed that I've been letting you have a shower before getting in at the same time? The water is unusable when we both are trying to have one.
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2008-03-07 11:37 am (UTC)
Not to mention that it must be a bit of a squeeze with both of you in there.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 12:43 pm (UTC)
I didn't notice specifically that, but I've been trying to avoid clashing by turning the tap on to test how powerful the flow is and only going in the shower when it's full.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2008-03-07 11:33 am (UTC)
open on Saturdays and accepting new NHS patients

From linked NHS Direct page : "NHS treatment only on a Tuesday"
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 11:43 am (UTC)
Yebbut I can go in and register innit.
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[User Picture]From: k425
2008-03-07 11:35 am (UTC)
am I just getting old?

Sadly, this one.
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[User Picture]From: bengraham
2008-03-07 11:45 am (UTC)
Lies, damn lies and spam email.

Can you believe this... I've been working on Drummond Street since the New Year, and I've still not been for a curry. I actually really fancy one today too, but unless they take AmEx, that's not going to be possible... having a bit of a cashflow nightmare this week.
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2008-03-07 12:07 pm (UTC)
Diwana's also do a great lunchtime buffet.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-03-07 12:44 pm (UTC)
It's probably fortunate that I work too far away to take advantage of this, really.
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2008-03-07 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is very difficult to be abstemious!
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