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February Platform


Mournful morning, followed by a difficult meeting with diss lecturer, who as sweet as he was - we both knew that chapter 2 has been a bit of a lash up. Disheartened, but I will look at it again with fresh eyes.

Also - mini panic when earphone split in my ear, whilst I was on the train, leaving half its contents in my ear canal. Managed to get plastic part out, but sucky-rubber end was lodged for over half an hour. Hot train = humidity and it caused a vacuum. As pure luck would have it, we went through a long tunnel quickly and the sudden increase/decrease of air pressure was enough to release it - managed to scrabble and dislodge the final part (albeit discreetly - the middle of a crowded train is NOT the place to have an earpiece malfunction and be able to retrieve both fractured earpiece and dignity. Especially if you are are trying not to show you are panicking).

Now comatosed and eager to get home.

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spikesgirl58
Feb. 21st, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yikes. I am glad that everything came out. How scary that must have been.
calico_pye
Feb. 21st, 2017 09:02 pm (UTC)
It was pretty disconcerting, trying not to flap and wondering whether I'd end up in A&E with a nurse branding tweezers.
spikesgirl58
Feb. 21st, 2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
At least all's well and that stuff. :D
pigshitpoet
Feb. 21st, 2017 10:19 pm (UTC)
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you're having a surreal day.. lucky tunnel thing with the earplug. i've never heard of that. was it made in china or something?

hugs

Edited at 2017-02-21 10:20 pm (UTC)
calico_pye
Feb. 21st, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: ?
Sony, but old and well-used. It's quite a common thing for the bud-style earphones - usually, the wires break well before something like this happens. Need to get replacements, because two hours on the train without music/ebook will be horrendous. The afternoon trains are short, old diesel ones and can be quite loud. Will reconsider shape of plug etc, so it reduces the risk of happening again.
pigshitpoet
Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: ?
do you commute 2 hours every day to study?
calico_pye
Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:19 pm (UTC)
Re: ?
No - twice a week, but 2 hours commute each way. Have just emailed lectures to reduce it down to one day. A one hour lecture can screw up the entire day if you have 4 hours travel and waiting for 2 hours before and after lectures for trains etc.
bluegerl
Feb. 23rd, 2017 10:22 am (UTC)
EH? WOT? Can you repeat that? EH? (sorry... but mine did that the other day, a little white bit got stuck cos it was all warm where I'd slept on it. I had to get the 'Poire' out (a squeezy rubber thing you use to wash wax out with. Took no end of washing up liquid! )

Sorry about the work... at least he said, and you'll be able to re-do some of it. Hope it doesn't take too long or is too difficult and bloody minded. HUGS love. xxxxx and commuting on that train..oh DEAR ME... I shall have to write a horror story for Rubyelfs wordsinthebrain comm.

PLEASE don't end up looking like that phantom lady on her train you posted the other day! XXXX

calico_pye
Feb. 23rd, 2017 11:22 am (UTC)
I think if it happened at home, I wouldn't've panicked as much. I have another set now, which will hopefully do the job.

With the chapter, it will be about hefty dollop of copy and. pasting and a huge amount of hard line editing enroute. My problem is that these chapters are not 'stand alone' essays - I have to keep referring back to the previous chapter and to my original introduction - which will compound AGAIN when chapter 3 comes up and I have to refer back to chapters plural.

Actually, I had over done it the other day.,to the point where I spent time at the drs and dentist to manage my neuralgia pain that had suddenly flaired up and I have had to have some early nights just to recover. I was starting to look like Edvard Munch's 'The Scream'!'

Edited at 2017-02-23 11:29 am (UTC)
bluegerl
Feb. 23rd, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh lor darling.... please don't do that! But I know what you mean. IT all locks up.

Warm hotty on face... honey and lemon and whiskey snorter... cuddles if bearable.. And switch the damn PC off for half an hour!!!

HUGS love, so much sympathy.... cos you do battle on.
bluegerl
Feb. 23rd, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh lor darling.... please don't do that! But I know what you mean. IT all locks up.

Warm hotty on face... honey and lemon and whiskey snorter... cuddles if bearable.. And switch the damn PC off for half an hour!!!

HUGS love, so much sympathy.... cos you do battle on.
calico_pye
Feb. 23rd, 2017 09:57 pm (UTC)
Now snuggling with hot water bottle and my mouth guard to stop me from grinding my teeth.
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