Thursday, May 27, 2004

Little Victory

1 Packet of Walkers Sensations Steak & Peppercorn crisps : 38p
Wrongly placed in 28p tube
Inserted : 30p
Returned : 3p
Net profit : 11p

2004 Running Total £1.04

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


Not Chuffed. Henry McGee in solemn mood after hearing no birthday greetings from the Bemuddlement Offices (May 14)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Little Victories and Major Battles

3p scavenged from drinks machines

Net 2004 profit +93p

The battle is being won... but more needed to win the war.

Monday, May 24, 2004

Little Victory 2
30p left in snack machine

2004 Net profit +90p
Little Victory
Campachino : 18p
Inserted : 50p
Returned : 35p
Net Profit : 3p

2004 Net profit +60p
Life in the Slow Lane
Woman spotted in Silver VW Polo, eating Pot Noodle, 7:54Am Westbound M26. Time Delay: 1 sachet of Soya Sauce.

Friday, May 21, 2004

100 Not Out
Clonemeister pointed out that today is the 100th working in 2004 (for those of us who didn't come back until Jan 5 that is).
An odd 100 days, pretty life changing... here's to the next 100...
Life In The Slow Lane : Rubber Necking
Slow through J5>J6 M25 clockwise, due to an 'incident' on the anti-clock. Rubber neckers are often viewed with contempt, but I have to admit the scene of carnage is fascinating.
Time Delay: 3 Tracks of WUTW...

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Crawley : Capital of Multi-National Culture
The "Jewel" in West Sussex's crown that is known as Crawley is not known for it's cultural highlights, however, one is pleased to announce that some high moments of performance art  could be spotted in the town center this lunchtime. Firstly there was the OAP singing to the keyboard backing track of "Evergreen", who at one point almost sounded like Barbara Streisand (not bad for a 70+ yo male) and Secondly, an odd gentleman in shorts playing an authentic digeridoo (a hollowed out tree branch, not one of those reconstituted tubes you see in the shopping malls)... a lovely sound, but you can' knock much of tune out of it. Cyclic breathing was employed... by the dogery-doo player ... not the 70+ Barbara Striesand Impersonator...

Barabara Streisand, uncannily impersonated by a Crawley Senior Citizen... today

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

a) Saw grime graffiti on window "Window".
b) Got incredibly frustrated with the A-holes at main site. Don't they understand I need to get my e-mail... like now"!!!!
c) 2.5 hours to get to reading
d) Did lots of self talking
e) Thought I'd lost specs (left them at home)
f) Nice weather
g) Two very pointless meetings at main site.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Fog cleared, today things seemed clear, today felt good, today met my dreams.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Little Victory
Lunch : £2.45
Paid : £2.50
Change : £0.45
Profit : 40p

2004 Running Total +57p
What's Really On My Mind?

Rightly, or wrongly, I followed a link to a website that contained the uncensored video of the murder by al-Qaeda of American hostage Nick Berg. I am constantly amazed at the brutality that we as humans can inflict upon each other. There are no words I can use to adequately describe the sheer revoltion, anger, sadness and contempt I subsequently felt. The termination of any life is senseless, but when that action is detached from the individual upon who it is inflicted, it is particularly sickening.

As a Human Race...Today, we seem more lost than ever

To Nick Berg's family and friends, you are in my thoughts

Friday, May 07, 2004

Moving Out Today
Moved desks today. Must have been there 5 years+. Given the events of the past few weeks it was kinda strange discovering all the old bits n pieces I kept and how my life had changed whilst sitting at that desk. Little drawings, photo's, gifts etc.
Life is changing fast, that's for sure.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

I see many road kills on the drive to and fro work every day, but one thing struck me today... how come you never see any Magpies or Crows splatted... damned clever birds those.
Little Victory
1 Bag of Bacon Wheat Crunchies : 30p
Inserted : 40p
Returned : 15p
Net Profit : 5p

2004 Running Total : +17p

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Little Victory
1 tasty cup of Campachino : 18p
Inserted : 18p
Returned : 5p
Net profit : 5p

2004 Running Total : +12p

Apart from the odd shirt when away on biz (I still say that hanging the shirt in the bathroom, running the hot shower with the doors closed gets the creases out faster). I have successfully managed to avoid ironing for the first 38 years and 11 months of my life... until now. Now I have two questions

a) Public opinion is that ironing is the work of the devil, so obviously this new found joy wears off. How long before I too will be cursing Satan?

b) Where does the ironing board plug in? I've looked everywhere.


The Tefal Avantis 95, newly purchased, along with the "Blue Skies" ironing Board Cover... yesterday

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Good Things About Today
1. Weather was gorgeous
2. RHS Wisley Gardens were glorious and was a good "Thank You" to me Mum
3. Heard the new version of Nick Drake's "Hazy Jane" really liked it
4. me and Romy still remembered how to play "Is Anybody Out There?"

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Nice Things People Did For Me Today
1. E-mail to home address from best mate who was in work at 6pm (he doesn't have home e-mail).
2. Free Alka-Seltzer, paracetamol, croissant (chocolate) from friends who let me crash last night.
3. Woman who sol me hot dog, told me to be careful as it was piping hot.
4. A baby in M&S smiled and pointed at me whilst trying to decide which meal to buy from thier Italian cabinet.
5. Chelsea won 4-0 (probably didn't do that for me but made me feel good).