Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

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Time Off + HMV Sales = dwindling bank account

Having time off from work can be an expensive affair. I've been working so much recently - during the week and weekends - that I've not been shopping in London for quite a while. Well, I seem to have made up for that lack of shopping-therapy in the last couple of days. Also having Delphine over has meant quite a bit of eating out at restuarants which I've been treating her too (and Dave and Sarah when they've come out) as none of them has much spare cash atm. Although we've had some fine food - Japanese, Persian, Indian and my mother cooked some Morrocan dishes when we went round on Thursday which was very nice.

HMV was having a big sale when I was there yesterday and my bank balance is certainly a lot smaller this morning. Mind you, I have the following to thank for it and am looking forward to working my way through the lot....

Catch Me If You Can
Once Upon A Time in Mexico
The Pianist
Babylon 5 Season 1
Babylon 5 Season 2
Sexy Beast
Fahrenheit 451
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Millers Crossing
Ichi the Killer (Animated prequel)
Tokyo X Erotica: Sacrament
The 'Beat' Takeshi Trilogy (Violent Cop/Boiling Point/Sonatine)

Also picked Sarah up a ticket for The Mission this Thursday and myself a ticket for Lamb in September. Also want to pick up a Gary Numan ticket for his September show as soon as they become available (and fancy seeing both PJ Harvey and Nick Cave although both shows are bloody expensive).

Todays trip into Camden was a lot cheaper but still saw the purchase of two CDs (Oomph! and Terminal Choice) and three graphic novels (30 Days of Night, Dark Days and The Ultimates Volume 1).

I am knackered. London weather is currently too hot to be walking around all day. Tonight I'm going to have a quiet one in and hopefully watch at least one of the DVDs I brought. Tomorrow Delphine heads back to France at 10am and I've remembered I'm suppossed to work. In two minds about going in tomorrow though (Sundays are flexi-time for me so I can miss them - just means that I don't have a day off during the week - but I've not managed to do that recently anyway resulting in a fair number of 6-day working weeks for me....).

It's been very good having Delphine visiting and I think she's enjoyed it (and Dave, my family, plus assorted others were also glad to see her again). Missing Sarah though as she's off in Amsterdam meeting her mother and brothers for the first time in years. Anyway, this is Angus signing off and heading off for a welcome cool shower.

Have a great weekend folks and for those of you (already) at the Cruxshadows gig tonight - I hope you all enjoy it and have a pint for me!!!


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