Following the slight* setback after moving down to London for a new job and the subsequent struggle it brought me, I have started a new job this week. It's back in the retail area of things, which in any other situation, I'd probably be really unhappy about, but in the situation we're all in, thanks to a bunch of smug, suit-wearing TWATS, none of us can be too picky about such things.
At the end of the day, I've been working in retail for nearly 10 years, so I have plenty of experience. Add to that the fact I'm working in one of the best places you can imagine (no, not a sex and cake emporium. Much better than that), coupled with the fact that everyone there is really nice, helpful and insane in a good way and you can pretty much see why I'm very happy about this job, but not in a smug way, because firstly, I know a lot of people out there who are still struggling to find a job and secondly, I'm not a cock.
Away from the work side of things, I've been getting back into reading, as I'm trying to stop myself from constantly going on the tube and going apeshit in the shops during my spare time. I decided that if I spend my money on some books instead of every single kind of coffee under the tossing Sun (seriously, how many fucking kinds of coffee are there now!? And why the shit am I even writing about this!? I don't know, let's close this bracket right now and put a stop to it. Yes. Ok, then. Well do it!), then I can use up my free time reading, rather than buying shite I don't really need.
Unsure of what to go for, I decided to ask for suggestions on Twitter. My lovely (and often amusingly sweary) friend Amy suggested I get hold of the Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend, as she knew that I'd stupidly never really given them much attention before. So, given that Amy was the very same person who got me hooked on Mad Men, I went out and bought the first 2 diaries, just to start with. I sat down and read the first one in the space of an evening, purely because I just could not put it down. Pure genius from start to finish. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read them yet, but they have all been re-released this year to celebrate 30 years since the first book came out. You can find out more information About Adrian Mole and the wonderful Sue Townsend here.
In other news, I had a really disappointing sandwich this afternoon. Tomorrow, I may go back to the shop I got it from and suggest they change it's name from "Cheese & Ham" to "Disappointment & Meh". I probably won't though.
*Absolute shit-curdling, sexually-transmitted military installation of a
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