August 22, 2006

I've moved...

Not literally, but the blog has. It's now on Myspace. And yes, I actually update this one, so it won't be a wasted journey!

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May 17, 2006

Travelling Soldier...

I return once more into the breach of blogging! Life has as usual been truely mental. SO here the long and short as always:

London twice in a fortnight, once in the car via Manchester. A Me First and the Gimme Gimme's gig. Marks birthday (2nd London trip via the train/bus). Lots of work, including the prep for a new project, also in Durham. All too busy and tonight the footy is on. Hope Arsenal lose, can't stand them, especially that Terry Henry bloke.

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April 27, 2006

Too busy to blog, well almost

Too busy these last couple of days. Got in from work at 2130 yesterday and have been writing report tonight. All went tits up at work, never ask anyone else to do ANYTHING! They will invariable do one of three things.

1) They will either not understand what you've asked for and therefore deliver something sub-standard
2) They will attempt to improve on what you asked for by adding "their input" leading to somthing other than what was desired
3) They will "forget" (read ignore) that you asked them to do something

So in order to do things I must actually do them myself. Great, this would explain why I got my lunch at 1700 today, and why I've been writing this report tonight. Cheers for your help guys!

Got pissed off last night as two people had parked leaving just less than a car length on either side of their cars outside MY flat! This meant two cars were taking up the space of at least 4, if not 5. This meant I had to park down the road and round the corner. Thought about a note, but in the end I've had my sweet revenge tonight, as one of the cars hasn't moved, so I've blocked them in and ensured that the gap past my car is just under a car length. Unlucky, if only they could learn to drive!

Hope tomorrow is better, need to leave early to go to this dinner. Not a social mind, it's a work function, thanks for taking even more of my time, at least drinks are free! Something tells me I may end up embarrassing the company to get my "overtime"... BRING ON THE BANK HOLIDAY!

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April 25, 2006

Another day of bliss

If I can keep having days like this, I think I've got it made. I must be getting back all that bad karma from all these years. Just wish they'd spread it out a little, have a feeling when this ends it'll be crash and burn style!

Work has been good today. Looks like I've shaved another two days off the program so that'll be 10 days in 6 pulled back. Looking good! If you do the maths that something stupid, well, its over 200% productivity! Madness. Hope the pay raise is related to that, that'd be good ;-) Had a gentleman pester me about the job he offered me and whether I was gonna take it as he's after a CV confirming what I've told him in writing. I said I'd send it to him for review and said that I'd have to give it at least a month in the current job. Which is basically to see what my pay raise is. He he, love playing both sides, just hope the whole lot doesn't go up in smoke!

Got an amusing phone call from someone who accidentally saved a picture of themselves giving head to their boyfriend on the work server! I don't think DOH! even comes close! What can you do hey? And I thought these compromising situations only happened to me! Seems the world can be just a cruel to all of us, watch you step people, it could be you next. If it is, you can rely on me to laugh heartily and then put the flames out with a beer!

Other than that there's little to report. Got report to write so this has to be a quicky. Sorry guys, I know you hang on my every word, but you'll have to wait till tomorrow.

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April 24, 2006

On the up and up!

Today has been on a par with last Friday. I'm shocked. Can it really be this easy?

Made it to work on time, sorted phase 3 rapidly, headed up to phase two then cracked the whip for most of the day. It all positively flew by, didn't realise it was going home time till I went to find other people and they'd gone! Ooops. On the plus side I've pulled back 8 days on the program in 5 days. Speaks volumes about the monkeys who've proceeded me or what?! Either way it has not gone unnoticed, especially when the project manager complained about all the noise from the machines. I did offer to stop them, but unsurprisingly he declined.

Was complimented by a couple of people today about how it was nice to see it all moving and coming together. One even said that in no small part thanks to yours truely, I may even have blushed! I did make a point about upcomming pay rises and how I'd like to see a good one come my way. Only time will tell. Think it's my biggest gripe at the moment. Other than that plans are afoot for next weekend and there's little else to report. Other than the fact that I've found the best way to get through the day. It's all about cups of nice, chilled out earl grey. Mmmmm, thinking of that, I may just go have one now. May tomorrow be as sunny, bright and above all effiecient and productive! :-D

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