Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Random thoughts 6.

Okay, I'm not sure where I'm going with this one, but firstly I want to mention what is fast becoming a required read for me and, I reckon, a lot of others too. Always beautifully written, its a biting reality that provides some very personal insights into the woman behind the blog. Yes, I'm talking about you, Networkchic. Take a bow. Or a curtsey, although I'm sure no-one does that any more, do they? Anyway, I love it. So, thanks.

I was kind of surprised that my last post provoked the response that it did, as I hadn't realised myself that certain things I'm feeling at the moment had surfaced through a slight change in tone in what I'd written. I'm not entirely sure how I want to articulate it just yet, so I'm going to think about the whole situation for a day or two. I'm very careful these days in trying to ensure I don't end up making a mistake. Despite being constantly told off by Zooz about it, I don't always realise how women respond to me (I was told I was "erotic" by GG on Sunday, whatever that means) and it's best, I think, to tread carefully.

I may have mentioned somewhere or other that I got ripped off buying an iPod on eBay a while ago - I paid about £200 and got a photocopied image instead of the real thing, and because ebay and Paypal are up each other's *rses I got nowhere with the dispute I filed. Well, out of the blue - and about 2 months after the event - I received an email yesterday from the turd-brain who took my money, saying he's refunding it in full. How f*cking weird is that? (I've asked him what gives, actually, and I'll let you know!)

And as you may have figured, I keep finding myself messing around with my blog template when I'm bored... changing certain colours, altering the width of the post section, trying to load photos into the header (and failing miserably), and changing that bloody avatar! Well, the image that's up there now is the one I'm going to stick with (okay, Sirreene?) and if anyone recognises me its just too bad! (Well, it would be - very bad indeed - but I don't think it's going to happen. Famous last words.) Anyway, if you think it looks like crap, or the design needs something extra, tell me. Otherwise I'm going to leave well alone now. I think.

Right, enough of this rambling. I'll just finish with a bit of a celebration of what we, on this anthill, refer to as the Bush & Blair lovefest. Love them or hate them, you've got to admit that they make a cute couple.

20 comments:

Caterpillar said...

I also loving reading Networkchic's blog! NWC - you're a wonderful writer and observer!

And how weird that after all this time you're getting your money back from the thief! I wonder if he was caught and this is his restitution?

Caterpillar said...

Oh - and I'm also glad that clock is back :)

Blueprincesa said...

Hey, thanks for sending me over to Networkchic. Good stuff.

sirreene said...

Good choice, I approve.

WDKY said...

Cat/Blue, it's a very good blog, isn't it? I have plenty more reccommendations to come, though :-)

I thought you'd approve, Sirreene, and I await further instructions.

Claire said...

Yay for getting your money back. I bet he was threatened with being charged with fraud or something...

I saw that Bush and Blair thing a while ago and thought it was really funny lol.

WDKY said...

It's a bloody mystery to me! Mind you, I'll celebrate when the money's back in my account.

Sky said...

I will be interested in knowing what the Ebayer has to say about why all of a sudden he is going to refund money. Maybe Mommy got involved. I have heard of that happening before but normally if you pay using Paypal, they insure the purchase (at least they do in the States).

it's all about me said...

cheeky ebay sod. I think that once you've got your refund you should out him, and we'll all spread the word.

That really sucks.

Cheers for putting me on to Networkchic - good reading.

WDKY said...

Hey, I wonder if it was his Mum?? Hysterical!

Yes, I think I'll post his email on here once I have the dosh back. Then I want you all to abuse him viciously.

Networkchic said...

I'm glad you like reading my blog. You know it's been quite an outlet for me to pour myself onto these pages. I've found that it sort of helps me direct my day. I must also admit I can't get far without reading your blog either. It's kind of weird to feel a connection with someone you've never met, someone that lives so far away. In reality though, it's a small universe. As for that pic you posted, you know I think if our paths ever crossed it would be more likely I'd recognize you by your inner appearance than your outer. It's kind of a nice change compared to how things usually operate. To be loved for the inner being ...it's kind of what we all strive for. I must say WDKY...you innerards are quite appealing. ;-)

WDKY said...

What an lovely thing to say. You know it's mutual, of course...

k o w said...

The Ebay dweeb is refunding your money? I gotta know why?

WDKY said...

You'll know when I know, KOW.

Hey, check out the Photoshop skills... I think I deserve a large beer, which is just what I'm going to get from the fridge!

Caterpillar said...

I love the new background photo!!!

WDKY said...

Thanks Cat!! It took a fair bit of trial and error, some experimentation in Photoshop, and the removal of a chunk of template. But fortune favours the brave ;-)

NML said...

She is a really good and I'm sorry I didn't start reading her earlier! I'm glad that wanker has returned your money. A thief with a conscience.....

WDKY said...

Yep - I think she writes brilliantly. And I don't have my hands on the money yet, NML, but keep your fingers crossed for me. I agree, though - what a w*nker!

k said...

I totally agree... Networkchic is *awesome*.

As for the iPod scandal. I'm in total agreement that you should post his e-mail once you get your cash back. I'll jump on the bandwagon... for sure!

New layout looks great btw :)

WDKY said...

Excellent - he can be publicly spanked! Thanks for the thumbs up on the layout, btw.