And along with the promise of festive cheer comes the rather daunting prospect of my 4th Gup grading, this Saturday. That’s right, two days time.
I’m remarkably calm at the moment which is nice. Basically I know that I know everything I need to know, it’s just a question of whether or not I can a) survive the physical test at the start, and b) remember everything once I’m exhausted. I had a nightmare last time I graded, where all my terminology went out of the window when I was invited to the bench to be tested on it. I don’t want it to happen again.
Only one more day left for NaBloPoMo too now, I think I’m going to miss it when it’s gone. I won’t miss the saturday evening ‘Oh my god, I’ve forgotten to post yet!’ excitement though .
A bigger post tomorrow, I promise .
I couldn’t come up with anything as a main subject that would fill out a whole update here, so instead I think I’ll just do some little bites. Like ‘Blogger’s Digest’ if you will.
I updated WordPress (the magical engine which provides the world with my inane posting here) again this morning. This time it was just a minor upgrade with bugfixes, but a few weeks ago I did the major jump to 2.3.0 which was the first update I’d ever done to the software since its original upload. It was a little intimidating, as updating web scripts/software isn’t like updating an install on your computer. I made good backups, which really I ought to do more often anyway, so I was fairly confident, but it didn’t stop me reading the instructions several times. I’ve used other blogging stuff before, like the nice and friendly Blogger, but for me WordPress beats the rest hands-down. It’s simple and really powerful.
The coming weeks could make me very poor indeed. I’ve recently started playing some more games again (maybe it’s the dark evenings), and there is so much in the way of good new releases coming out I’m finding it difficult to decide which ones to pick up early and which to wait for. Call Of Duty 4, Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy, Assassins Creed, Guitar Hero 3 are among the culprits, and there’s more besides. I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist CoD4, and that’s out this friday… maybe I can sell a kidney on ebay.
Newquay airport has started doing direct flight skiing package holidays to Geneva. Oh how I’d love to go, especially being able to fly from 10 miles away, but I think Mr Bank Account is going to have the final say on that this year. Maybe next.
A week of NaBloPoMo down, three more to go. It’s not as tricky as I thought it might be, I think I might miss it in December.
I was well aware of NaNoWriMo, and have had good long thinks about trying to get going in that each year, but never actually got around to it. Now my attention is drawn toward NaBloPoMo, drawn by BBM, and powerless as I am to suggestion, I’ve signed up.
How on Earth am I going to fill out posts for *remembers useful rhyme* 30 days? I guess I’ll find out. I’m still suffering with the tail-end of this cold thing, and haven’t trained in a week now. I’m missing it a lot! My satsuma addiction still holds me firmly in its citrus grasp, and shows no signs of relenting. Not that I mind, it’s not like they’re full of lard or something.
So here we go, busy times for Mr Blog, let’s see if my brain has sufficient fuel for such an unusual engine!