Potential paid employment – plus other blessings

My employment advisor is arranging for me to get a job through the workable program, at a new place opening in Toomebridge. Hopefully, that will provide me with much-needed income. It seems that those who want to work suffer, while those who don’t want to work profit. Bizarro World, indeed.

I need to spend as little time as possible on Facebook. It’s like a Vampire, sucking the lifeblood out of one. Fanboys see no other opinion other than their own. Don’t drink ANY political Kool-Aid; be it Tory or Labour.

Last Tuesday I attended a short guided tour of Monkstown Castle, as part of a Meetup. The Wednesday prior I had booked an online day return from Portadown to Dublin and back for £10 – Cheap as Chips – but I booked a taxi from outside Connolly Station and the car we were in kept dying out whenever we approached traffic lights. It was a fuel-efficient automatic. (thanks ever so much Al Bloody Gore) But I saw a burgundy Peugeot turning at a junction at Blackrock – unsure of the road – and nearly running straight into a cyclist in a yellow jacket. There, for the grace of God, go I.

The tour itself was dominated by the random musings of the organiser’s ten-year-old son. He probably has Asperger’s. But I chipped in with some tidbits of information. In the end, I really needed the loo and went to a Chinese Restaurant named Victoria – probably after the Capital of Hong Kong – Then I had just enough for a DART from Monkstown to Connolly and was able to board an earlier train back to Northern Ireland than planned. However, I didn’t have to pay extra thanks to me informing the conductor I was worried that the park where my car is might be locked at night.

My brother is back in Derry for his second year of University, he has placement year sorted as well, and now I have the place to myself. That both gladdens and saddens me. But I will soon be getting proper broadband, once I receive a 4G SIM from EE, and will hope to return to designing websites.

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Haiku about my day last Monday (01 May 2017)

Talked to Brocagh man!

A cousin of Brocagh John!

At the Old Thatch Inn!

Up at eleven!

Clapped out after yesterday!

Long distance driving!

Having a Red Bull!

At the Cove, Ballyronan!

I shouldn’t drink that!

Saw an old School friend!

Married to an IT guy!

Childer there also!

Home via bypass!

Heading from Castledawson!

Then relative’s house!

Had a well-done steak!

Not the type to eat it rare!

Not a beef person!

WiFi doesn’t work!

At the Old Thatch Restaurant!

Same for Brocagh man!

The same Brocagh man!

No BT Infinity!

Not even Bluebox!

Gorgeous day outside!

Spent most of it inside, though!

Following snooker!

A bit scatterbrained!

Forgot about appointment!

Was for last Wednesday!

Talked to relative!

Said his uncle drove buses!

Coventry City!

Doing to-do list!

Planning for tomorrow’s chores!

Need to plan bettter!

The runs this morning!

Mad rush to get to toilet!

Held on for too long!

World snooker final!

The missed black didn’t matter!

Selby was too good!

May Bank Holiday!

Another one in four weeks!

A four day weekend!

Merging PDFs!

Needed to pay for service!

At forty-two quid!