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Saturday, February 5

I am three people
With four different lives.

I'm not claiming that I suffer multiple-personality disorder... I'm still relatively sane, but tonight was one of those nights where I did a bit of everything and it's really quite confusing to work out how to behave from one hour to the next. Here are all the things I needed to be today:
  • A software engineer (at work)
  • Member of the cast of DMTC's production of Guys and Dolls
  • Member of the cast of TAoS's production of South Pacific
  • A stand-up comedian
  • A computer geek/musician/mixing guy
And somehow I managed them all. There are three versions of "me" in there. The geek, the musicals enthusiast and the stand-up and I managed to cover all bases today. Here's a brief run down of how I spent my day.

08.45 - Get up and go to work
09.30 - Brief meeting with the team
09.45 - Brief meeting with management
10.00 - 12.30 - Project work in the office
12.30 - 13.00 - Lunch
13.00 - 17.30 - More work in the office
17.30 - 18.00 - Travel to Durham
18.00 - 19.30 - Sort out my costumes for the Durham show
19.30 - 19.50 - Travel to North Shields
19.50 - 21.30 - Rehearse for South Pacific
21.30 - 21.40 - Travel to Heaton to a gig
21.40 - 23.50 - Watch the gig and chat to the promoter
23.50 - 00.00 - Travel home
00.00 - 00.30 - Work on a mix of some music and burn it to CD
00.30 - 00.40 - Travel to Tesco via the place where the CD was dropped off
00.40 - 01.20 - Shopping
01.20 - now - home and trying to work out who the hell I am.

In honour of my 3 lives, I had three poos today. Not sure where it's all coming from. Weird. I've also played a fair bit of scrabble on the mobile, which is now resorting to cheating. I put down some tiles and it wipes them off the board before submitting my move of "nothing" and then tells me I had not made a valid move. What a surprise. Annoying thing is that it doesn't need to do this. I'll lose anyway.

Tesco's self-service
They have a self-service thingy at Tesco now. You scan your own items. It's quite clever but it has a flaw. It waits until you've bagged your last item before it moves on. It can tell you've bagged the last item because its scales register a heavier bag. This was fine until I scanned a small packed of elastic... weighing virtually bugger all. It just stared at me. This caused the assistant to go into patronising mode. For some reason I couldn't bring myself to say "Er... it won't let me scan the next item". This was because I could immediately fathom why. This is because I am a computer geek and just know this sort of shit. The woman, though, took my explanation of the cause of the problem as late night ranting and treated me like a fool. Having said that, I don't need to work at a late night Tesco to make a living, so now who looks like a fool!? I only say such a thing because she annoyed me by patronising me after I'd completed the transaction. She said something like "Well done. See, it wasn't that hard after all" as though I was a bit simple.

I'm not entirely certain that I'm a fan of this new machine at Tesco, but it was something to catch my attention between buying socks and leaving the shop. I was going to go into a length debate on how it could be improved, but I can't be bothered. It's late and I've had a very busy and confusing day.

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