Saturday, May 08, 2010

Before the Munchies

I haven't been making much sense of anything lately. My idea of cutting down on cigarettes has got me smoking other stuff. It's been five weeks since I've moved to my mum's place in Bath.

I was going to vote for the general elections here. I registered and got a polling card through the mail. Then on the day of the elections my brother kept me from voting as part of a prank. It didn't matter the guy I wasn't going to vote for won anyway, but not the case for my brother's wife who wanted to vote for another. I'll do it by mail next time.It's ridiculous the amount of mail people have to go through here. The Baghdad comparison is a bad joke.

I need to change my address, living with mum's unbearable in that it puts me in such a familiar comfort zone of childhood sloth and gluttony. I'm in bad shape. About two weeks after arriving here I started getting migraines and then they went away and got replaced with piles last week and that got better and then I got a cold which I'm now recovering from.

I'm stuck on the CV. Last week or the week before I went to see a career counselor about how to go about choosing and getting a job. She took a look at my CV and told me that I needed to fill in it with stuff about my personality, my skills and my tasks at the plantation. I'm struggling to get it done, I got myself involved in personality tests trying to make sense of my personality and potential skills. Finding equivalents of the tasks that I performed at the plantation is challenging.

I think the piles are back, and I'm a bit worried that it doesn't itch as much as it usually does. I hope it gets better on its own, because the chemist said to use the medicine for no more than a number of days. What number? How many days did I use it? I don't know!

It's time for some snacks... mum got back from the supermarket, so there are lots about the house now. Salt & Vinegar crisps. It's already time for dinner, I really ought to plan my meals better.


Anonymous said...

get the fuck off your ass, stop smoking skunk and start doing shit. Don't fall into the same hole that logan did. Skunk'll make you retardly lazy. You're in a country where you can channel your writing. Do that. Remember, you've already been published. Now that you have an address I'll see about getting some copies of the issues sent to you. Get your CV done, send it to me and I'll make it pretty (I used to fix CVs for a living once). After that temp jobs will be easy, all you need is computer skills.

Come on man, you survived iraq at its shittiest!

Anonymous said...

Salaam, I am a research scientist trying to understand Iraqi bloggers. I would appreciate your participation by emailing me your responses to leishiraqia[@]

Your blog identity:
Is your blog name the same your true identity? Why?

Do you only blog in English? Why?

Did you blog about the Iraqi elections in 2010? Why?

Thank you very much for participating.

Anonymous said...

From another anon: Shaggy come baaack!!!!!! Miss the stories, man! Going back to Bath has had to throw you into adventure- share!!!

Anonymous said...

Hullo??? You can't possibly have meant to end the blog????? Please what's up??

Shaggy said...

I've been smoking skunk and spending time with my brother's family. No real adventures there.

I'm leaving Bath now, and I'll be back to posting from Baghdad soon.