Extending the Apple family
13th May 2013
Although I have now finished all my exams and uni is over and done with until September, I’m still extremely busy. As I mentioned in my last post, I now have a job at one of the local supermarkets. I’m working five days a week which is hard work but by the time September comes I shall be glad of the money. I’m settling in well at work and getting to grips with everything. I’m learning new things everyday but I’m particularly enjoying the fact they are allowing me to do more complicated things on customer services. At my last job I didn’t get much opportunity to do anything else other than serving customers. I swear they thought I was thick or something.
Now that I have a job I don’t feel so guilty about spending the money I saved from my student finance for my first year of uni. I decided to buy an iPad as a treat to myself for finishing my first year at university and for getting a job. Tyrone was selling his so I thought I might as well buy his off him to save myself some money. It’s a forth generation iPad that is black (to match my iPod and iPhone) and it’s 32gb. And, just like the rest of my Apple family, he has a name that relates to The Who. His name is Ace after the character the Ace Face from the film Quadrophenia. The Ace Face was also played by Sting, which relates to my love of The Police too. I’ve barely switched on my laptop since I bought Ace.
Last Monday was a bank holiday here in the UK (yeah, I know, it’s been too long since I last blogged). I had the day off so I went to Oulton Park race track to watch the British Superbikes with Tyrone. I use to go every year with my parents as we knew the people who owned one of the racing teams, and at one point my brother was one of the engineers for the team. However, it has been quite a few years since I last went and now I am old enough to appreciate it more. When I was younger my only interest was going to the hospitality tent to get some free food and drink! Tyrone and his dad took loads of amazing pictures but then their cameras are a million times better than mine. I was just there to enjoy the races and to make the most of the sun.
This week I am home alone. My parents have gone on a cruise around the Greek Islands and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous. It means that I have the house to myself but it’s back to cooking for myself again. Also, getting to work and back is a pain in the arse because it keeps raining all the time here. On Friday when I was walking home I got stuck in a torrential down pour and my work uniform was so wet that I had to ring the water out of it. I guess this is just a typical British spring/summer.
I’d like to get around to making a new layout for Empfire. I’m completely sick of this one. Unfortunately, I don’t have must inspiration right now, so bare with me. I’m going to hunt down some new ideas.