Archive | January, 2013

Day 8 – Drunken times (10/01/13)

12 Jan

Career
Didn’t do a lot today, as it was my day off. Was aching a bit from gym, do that was probably a factor

Personal
Good day for personal aspect; didn’t manage to go to the all-you-can-eat place, but on the night it was quite awesome. Had some drinks at mine then went to town. Down the town I found myself listening to the little man that says: go speak to those girls over tgere, rather than the other little voice that makes me doubt about a lot of things.

On the course of the night, i did and said some silly things – but to be fair: I was quite drunk! There was one occassion where we met up with a lad who is quite close to a girl who – up until recentky – was going on dates with and such. Now the reason I bring this up is for the fact, that simply rather ask him a ton of questions about what I done to cause things to end; I asked only one question, which was basically “did she mention anything to you?”. Other than that; I refrained myself and in doing so; we all had a lovely night!

Physical
Today was a rest day

Summary
Today was a fairly slow day today. Had some fun on the evening. Quite proud of myself for not berating that lad with questions and such; as this is the self-destructive behaviour I want to get rid of, or keep to a bare minimum.

Should have probavly done some cosing but never mind.

On a unrelated note; due to a faulty driver or cable I have not been able to get sound through my monitor for my pc. So to get around this, I simply hooked up cd player through the aux and voila! I now have a sound system for my pc!

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Day 7 – Let’s get Physical (09/01/13)

10 Jan

Career

– Didn’t do much at all in this aspect

Personal

– Plans got cancelled to go out, but got reorganised

Physical

– Started going to gym. Went there for about 2 Hrs and worked up quite a sweat. It was a little bit amusing to see this little 17 kid pick some heavy dumbells; do five reps rapidely and then stop go on his iPhone for 5 mins, before doing the same on another machine.

– Tested my BMI at the gym. The results were that i was overweight (duh!) and my Exact weight was 95.2KG (15 stone) and 186 cm (with shoes on). Therefore my BMI was 27.6 – which isn’t great but this will help to track my progress over the coming weeks.

Summary

Today was very physical orientated, and I can see a trend developing in regards to the Career aspect. Going out for a night out tomorrow night, so if I am to do any coding it needs to be prior to this… then again, drunk coding?

I’ll have to go to the gym on Friday, because i sense tomorrow is going to be a day of gluttony!

Day 6 (08/01/13)

10 Jan

Forgot to post for this day, however pretty sure that not much happened other than got an angry customer at work which caused me to stay back an hour – all because of a stupid mistake from her insurers. Which reminds me; I don’t think I’ll be taking out a policy with them this year for my renewal.

Career

Not a lot done. Was very stressed out from work to the point that I just wanted to chill out on the evening

Personal

Spent some time with some good friends at local bar; however discovered that one of said friends has got me a Christmas present – so now must do a Sheldon and find a suitable present. If you are reading this Grant: Curse you!

Physical

Joined gym. Going to stick with pay as I go method at the moment, then will try and go more and more as the weeks progress.

So overall, Nothing much done with career wise. Had a shit day at work (wasn’t customer’s fault: I felt sorry for her!). But had a nice evening

Oh and I may have bought a dodgy hdmi cable… hmm…

Day 5 (07/01/13)

7 Jan

Career

– Asked colleague who’s applied for Helpdesk position about what was required. To clarify: Keen interest in IT (Check!), Good Job Knowledge (Check!), Know how to troubleshoot problems on pc (Check!), Priorities (ie: What’s more important; a cracked monitor or a server not working) – Check! VMware – little bit rusty so will need to do some work with this part. Servers – Limited Experience (Other than running a minecraft server in Java: not a lot!).

So basically need to do some research in VMware and server maintainance…. Oh, Fu….n!

Personal

– Completely neutral, other than checking if some girl was single or not!

Physical

– -10 Points: Went to parents to attempt and fix buggy performance on their pc (to which smartarse brother decided to fix :P) and got a meal… No wonder I’ve lost most of my belly since moving out of there… all I’m going to say *stuffed*

Summary

Pretty crap day, if I’ll be honest. Although finding out that stuff from workmate will certainly help for later on.

Summary of Week 1 (06/01/13)

7 Jan

So overall glad how this last week has went. Had some personal issues to deal with over past few days but over them now. Decided that on the weekends gonna have two chill days. So here’s the summary of week 1.

Career

Applied for some jobs, relating to help desk work, so happy with that. Think I’m going to maintain the submitting of CV’s (Bigger Net, More Fish!)

Only did a little bit of coding this week, so need to improve on that next week.

When asking about positions opening at work; got to not seem too eager – otherwise it’ll give off a bad impression.

Personal

With regards to friends and family; tried to make more time to see them – hopefully want to get back in the swing of visiting my nan on a weekly basis (Christmas was really embarrassing for that!).

I know it’s not part of my goal, but this is still a valid point: WHEN A GIRL TELLS YOU NOT TO REPLY TO A TEXT, because she’s pissed off with you. Do just that! Just shut the fuck up and let things cool the fuck down! Do not (especially if you aren’t sure what you have done) try and “fix” things by giving massive explanations… Just SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP! Women are a strange creature 😛

Physical

Didn’t do much regarding physical wise, other than look at a few gyms. 

Goals for Oncoming Week

Career

– Finish that hexadecimal C# project by Sunday

– Continue sending out CV’s, even if the position is closed; the more advice and feedback you get – the better

Personal

– Continue to see relatives once a week at least

– Make it a point to go out with your mate, on a night out – you jerk :S

Physical

– Apply to Sandhill Gym, and if they allow (may need induction): go at least twice next week

—-OR—-

– Go Swimming at least twice

—-OR—-

– Do both and get extra brownie points

That pretty much covers this week; bit shit but it’s a start

 

Day 3 (05/01/13)

6 Jan

Bit of a short one tonight, as had a rough couple of days.

Career
– Other than meddling with parents computer (doing a test of a clean install for performance, via a partitioned drive) haven’t done anything regarding career.

Personal
– Fucked up something good through a text

Physical
Got out of bed and drove to work…

So overall bit of a shit day, but a minor setback. Will dust myself off and look towards to what the new day brings.

Peace out!

Day 2 (04/01/13)

5 Jan

Career

– Did some batch programming tonight

– Did a little C# (still on console, not onto forms yet)

– Emailed a CV for Helpdesk support, to a few local companies, for vacancies and advice

– Discovered that a Computer Science seems to be a Key Element, in the success for applying for most software programming job roles.

– Established that Helpdesk Support is more than likely going to be my entry level

Personal

– Went over Nan’s to see them (gonna hopefully turn this back into a weekly thing)

Physical

– Found out more about a local gym and swimming places (opening times, prices etc)

– Printed off some brochures, in order to contact next week (My printer is diabolically slow)

Today was a day off, so mainly chilled today. Balanced the bank account (Christmas period is going to be fun in the coming years: I can tell). Didn’t do an awful lot in morning/afternoon. Mainly came into stride on evening, which will probably be a pattern that I won’t break.

Will look to do a weekly review on Sunday (Evening, more than likely) to establish my progress of this partial week and set myself goals for the oncoming week.

*Edit: This should be assigned 04/01/13, but missed the turnover by 30 mins*