Posts Tagged “ducks”

For unimportant reasons, I needed to get a text message on my UK mobile number. I’ve not used that number in a Very Long Time. Apparently, the VLT was offensive to EE because they went ahead and cancelled it.

After talking with a very nice but essentially useless lady from EE customer service, apparently this is a thing that everybody does. A bit of internet digging led me to this table:

PAYG Credit Expiry: When your Pay As You Go credit expires, you’ll no longer be able to use it or recover it. On most mainstream mobile networks, your credit will never expire providing your SIM card remains active. However, on some smaller mobile networks, your credit can expire just 90 days after top-up.
SIM Card Cancellation: When your SIM card is cancelled by the network, you’ll lose coverage on your phone with an error message like “Inactive SIM” or “SIM card registration failed”. Your SIM card will be cancelled automatically if you haven’t used it for a certain amount of time.
Phone Number Deleted: In some cases, your phone number will remain even if your SIM card has already been cancelled. This means you’ll be able to restore service on the phone number and you’ll be able to use a PAC Code to transfer the number to phone another network. If a phone number has been deleted by your mobile network, it’ll no longer be possible to recover it or transfer it to another network.


So, in the end, I ordered an O2 sim card that is as plain as plain can be – which is just what I want. I just need to remember to use it at least twice a year.

I really was looking forward to visiting the chili farm and shop on the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately, it really bummed me out because almost all of the hot sauces had garlic in them. I mean, I must have looked at 30-40 different labels and couldn’t find anything that was allergy-friendly and looked appealing. 

They did have a dried chili pick-n-mix, so at least I’ll be able to make my own insanity sauce. 

When you see a duck sleeping in one. 

Sometimes my news feed looks like facebook vomited saccharine positivity all over it.

… dear Eliza, dear Eliza… 

3h meeting, no break, no coffee yet today. 


I made a stupid mistake and took two happy pills by mistake on Sunday night. I don’t remember much of what happened that night – cause, sleeping – but I’ve been feeling like crap all day today, with major f’n anxiety, borderline paranoia. I’m really not enjoying this feeling right now. Hopefully it’ll go away by itself.

2016 sucked. There’s no two ways about it. There was Ebola and Zika, bombs in Belgium and Lahore, Syrian refugees drowning all over the place, kids living alone in slums in Calais, 14 (!) school shootings in the US, Brexit, Nigel, Boris, Theresa, Pulse shootings, Kim Davis, Trump… the list unfortunately goes on.

For the idiots we kept, we lost David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Harper Lee, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Prince, Morley Safer, Muhammad Ali, Gordie Howe, Anton Yelchin, Jerry Doyle, Kenny Baker, Toots Thielemans, Gene Wilder, Neville Marriner, Leonard Cohen, and many more.

On a personal note, while there were some good moments, Katy and I found 2016 hard as a couple. Until I changed groups, work was toxic.

So, with firm conviction, I say fuck you 2016, and we can only hope 2017 will be better.