Friday, August 29, 2008

That's romance

This blog entry is dedicated to Nathan, my darling hopeless romantic....

Whenever he comes across something sweet he declares "that's romance".

Here is a list of things that I think are romance:

The old fashioned train schedule signs at Earl's Court tube station
Pencils rather than pens
The pond and accompanying bridge at Brompton Park Crescent, which I have dubbed "bridge over troubled water"
Hand written notes
Plastic cup to go with my bottle of San Pellegrino on the Eurostar
A fresh London Paper - not picked up off the floor of a train carriage
The single rose on each table at Me Me's vietnamese restaurant
Gotye's song "Night Drive"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Exhibit C

We have further evidence in the case of Amanda vs. her own idiotness.

I won tickets to The Last Days of Summer music festival, featuring Supergrass, Richard Ashcroft, Black Kids, Fun Lovin Criminals and more.

However, the above sentence is missing the exclamation mark that should punctuate it because I didn't check the mail and only found out that I won the tickets the day after the event.

My stupidity really hurts sometimes.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

V Festival

V Festival was fun.

If you are not my mother and would like the full rundown then let me know...

Friday, August 22, 2008

Office jargon

In addition to scheduling pointless and tiresome meetings, the Brits also like to use a lot of wanky jargon around the office.

"Let's discuss that offline" means we'll talk about that later.

"Marginal hours" refers to your spare time.

"Managing expectations" means you don't want people to expect too much of your work.

"Pen portraits" is the new way of saying case studies.


Friday, August 15, 2008

How do I do it?

So, I am sitting at my desk enjoying my takeaway coffee out of one of these…

When I take a sip and suddenly there is a back-splash out of the 1cm sipping slit and I end up with coffee UP my nose?

How does that happen?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

To paraphrase Sally Fields...

They like me, they really like me!

Dear Amanda's recruitment agency

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. As discussed previously Amanda is doing an excellent job and although the permanent member of staff starts next week I have asked her to stay on to manage a couple of specific projects. Initially this extension is until the end of September. However; depending on the level of response to one project this may be extended until the end of November. Hope this makes sense. Obviously drop me a line if you need anything else.

Amanda's manager

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I know hate is a strong word, but it is completely justified when talking about...

... those effing Ray Ban Wayfarers that everyone's wearing at the moment.

The are ugly, they are over-rated, and they are annoying me big time.

I swear, the next time I see a person wearing them I am going to rip them off their face and snap them over my knee.

Let that be a warning.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Very mild super powers

I found out today that a girl at work has an amazing affliction. She has incredible hearing.

We were at lunch and the sound of coins on a tray caused her to shudder. Then she admitted that she can hear really high pitched noises.

Whining computers and printers? She can hear them.

Ultrasonic pest repellent machines? She can hear them.

Dog whistles? She can hear them.

Electronic devices on standby? She can hear them.

Whales talking to each other? She can probably hear them.