June 29th, 2004

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A Day of Appointments

Well, two anyway.

10.40 sees me off to the docs (looking at the time now I shouldn't really be writing this entry I guess...)

and 2pm sees me off to the opticians to get a eye test and arrange some new specs. Overdue considering my old pair broke ten days or so ago.

Then hopefully a reasonably lazy(ish) afternoon before we start playing Freeport this evening. pond823  is now running the game instead of me (as he revealed he'd read the first three adventures some time ago...) and daver2323  and myself will be joined by Andy, Toos and Sarah (Sarah's first game). Should be fun as we haven't RPG'd in the new house yet. Bad us.

Anyway, must dash...............

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Hmm, well the appointments didn't go well.

First off - the only male pill is one that is *in development* and is currently being studied and tested out. I was asked if I wanted to join the study for it but seeing that they don't know it's long term effects, side-effects, general effectiveness AND I'd have to have an injection every three months (I'm needle-phobic) as well as a daily pill I gracefully turned down the suggestion.

Why isn't there ANY male pills available already? Christ, we've had the female pill for decades now you'd have thought someone would have gotten off their scientific-butt to make a working variant for blokes. One of the possible side-effects of the test pill is that it might make you sterile and also cause loss of sex drive.... well I guess both are forms of reliable contraception but not ones I'd like to currently sign up for.

Then the opticians. My LENSES (not frames, just lenses) are going to cost me £228!!!! Shitf**k! Will I never be allowed to have money in my account??? Anyway, I've ordered them and am going to recycle an old pair of frames for the time being to save on costs. Another reason for saving on frames is that the current trend seems to be for small rectangular frames for blokes and I don't think they look good on me. I prefer my larger, slightly squashed, rounder frames. Anything else and I wouldn't be the adorable Angus people love :-p

Am also feeling old thanks to Melissa. She rang up for a chat and mentioned it's her birthday on Thursday (not fishing for presents....). Now I went out with this girl when she was 19/20 so when she said she was going to be 27 I almost died. It really doesn't seem like seven years ago! That means I'M SEVEN years older too which is quite scarey. Time is just moving too quickly. Anyway, also chatted about work stuff and we'll hopefully be meeting up within the next couple of weeks for a proper catch-up and chat which will be good.

Anyway, Freeport calls and so does ordering pizza....
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