Sunday, April 26, 2009

"...cos I'm not much cop at punching other peoples' Dads"


So this weekend I did almost none of the things I'd planned to. I tried, but I was (very pleasantly) interrupted at every turn. Ah well. This week is chocka too and at the end of it I go to Japan for two weeks. What a busy life I lead!

I did get one thing done this weekend that I've been meaning to for ages though. Trivial to anyone else but I managed to reconstruct a mix tape* my brother made for my birthday years ago. I'd missed it, and forgotten how good he is at doing compilations (if you feel like taking that back up bro' I'd be delighted!)

Not very productive I'll admit but it's funny how much context has to do with appreciation of music. For example even though I've had it handy all the while this compilation was missing I don't think I've really listened to Massive Attack's Better Things in years.

So yes. Japan. Soon I go and visit Iain as promised. Looking forward to the adventure and I promise there will be pictures** of Japan in spring time when I get back... unless something distracts me.

*Yes. By most peoples' standards this task would have been sensibly sacrificed in favour of one of the more pressing other things I had to do, but I was seized with a desire to get it done... or it's a plus side to chronic task avoidance. You pick
**might prod me into finishing that photo section overhaul!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Greetings, programs!

Today we moved offices. Just down stairs, or from Madrid to Auckland*, depending on how you look at it. I'm hoping it's a good sign that we're now in a bigger office but whatever else, it makes for a nicer working environment. The old office was getting pretty cramped.

Tomorrow I'll be finishing work at lunch and not going back until Wednesday. Man I love long weekends! I really need this one.

End of line**

* The managed office complex I work in is called CBC House. CBC stands for "Capital Business Centres" and all the suites are supposed to be named after capital cities (needless to say, the best suite in the building is called Edinburgh) ... I've not had the heart to tell them that our new office should really be called Wellington...

** Why yes, I have been watching Tron this evening :D