Teesside Snog Monster (jiggery_pokery) wrote,
Teesside Snog Monster


A quick note of thanks to everyone who replied to last night's post; your comments were helpful towards trying to help me think more clearly about how I feel and very much appreciated. Thanks also to those who just sent miscellaneous sympathetic thoughts without commenting. I had a very bad night last night - I couldn't get what it was that was upsetting me so much out of my mind (too much thinking about "don't think about...") and was fearful of nightmares which, happily, didn't come.

At the moment it's just a case of taking things a day at a time, an hour at a time and trying to find enough other things to think about to distract myself from getting too distressed about it. I will be making a complaint to the appropriate body (which, in this case, is the ITC) and am just trying to get my head together to make the best, most effective complaint possible. (To be fair, I would hope that the ITC were used to trying to be sympathetic towards woolily-expressed complaints, but it's in my interest to make their job easy.)

They'll be solving the first day's puzzles right now in Oulu. I'll try to think about them instead and get the second half of that puzzles article written. Lots of interesting things left to write about there.

  • An interesting time in the world of chess

    Between 2005 and 2010, I made a habit of making one post each year about chess. Now seems like a reasonable time to restart the habit. The world's…

  • Let's get ready to Ruy Lopez

    It's November, which makes it chess season! I post about chess about once a year or so; you can see last year's post or previous years' posts for…

  • My annual chess post

    About once a year, I write about chess. You can see previous year's installments back on my old steam-powered LiveJournal. I've been wanting to…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.