@RAK: I would have written this in story prose, but I just need to rant today.
RL:SpoilerMy JSA benefit has been suspended for two months because I didn't apply for a couple of jobs they told me about (I didn't know jobs they tell me about must be applied for). I was going to do it, but apparently I didn't do it within an unspoken two week deadline. My advisor made me fill out a form and now they've done me out of £240. Pardon me for having the same job for nearly ten years and not knowing how the benefits system worked. Too bad for me that ignorance is no defence, especially when free money is involved. I saw my advisor again today, and she told me to phone a number, who then said that I needed to talk to the advisor team back at my local Job Centre branch. ******* circles. Going to do that in a bit. Haven't told the GF. I bet she flips, she always does when my laziness gets me into trouble. I'm also now having to apply for a Hardship thingy, where I may get up to 40% of my benefits for that period. Made an enquiry about getting a formal standardised IT qualification for free (subsidised), as I'm unemployed, but because I'm so intelligent (grade C or above in English and Maths at GCSE) I may have to pay £200 for the first two levels. Still, I know more about that than I did this morning. Going to see if I'm eligible for other benefits while I'm here. Also registering for some job search sites I didn't know about, and making the GF a mini-present for Valentine's Day. Diet seems to be going well, my three-day-headache has gone, which I'm attributing to the detox. No caffeine in seven days, but I'm still able to stay up until 4AM somehow. I just wish my scales would arrive so I could measure the benefits. I hope everyone has a good day.
D2: Merged my restart stash with my leftover stashes. I also stripped all my chars and deleted them. My psychology behind it was that my attention span is so spasmodically finicky these days that I wanted to make the game as fun as possible equipment-wise, but still force myself to re-earn the progress. Now my highest rune is a Gul, I have an Insight, and several other awesomes that will make Nightmare much easier. I respecced my Paladin from a HF Zealot to a 2H FanaZealot using my (only) 212ED Ribcracker.
OVG: Working on my Minecraft server. My friend has finished his pyramid-within-a-pyramid and now wants to build a pyramid-within-a-pyramid-within-a-pyramid. I completed work on the tunnel system linking our houses, but now have no diamonds, and very little iron and arrows. Haven't played GTA4 in weeks, so much for aiming to complete that...