Friday, May 23, 2008

Trip to the Cod: And we're off!

Gemma arrived yesterday and I went to get her from South Station. It was pouring rain and I was stuck in Burlington (went to investigate curtains) in traffic 30 mins before her train got in but I managed to get there in time. I drive like the wind, LIKE THE WIND!

So we're all sitting here in the office nervously jiggling our feet and watching the clock and checking traffic updates every 3 seconds (or maybe that's just me) and raring to go and I think we'll be leaving around 2 pm. One of the partners suggested we get on the road to beat traffic (as if there's such thing) so hey, that's good enough encouragement for me.

Had my used-to-be-regular sushi lunch with the Bullfrog at the MIT food court by the COOP which was really nice. Met Ashan there. That guy is everywhere! If you were here, I'd be lunching with you.

There're only 3-4 others here in the office today on account of Joy's funeral. I didn't go. I didn't think I'd be able to not cry considering I was howling on the drive back from Wilmington the day she passed.

So the bags are packed and in the car only I've forgotten to bring any books so a quick stop home to pick some up and maybe another one at the store to get some drinks and snacks and we should be Cape Cod-bound soon. Stupid Black Cobra is only coming tomorrow afternoon but no matter! We shall eat lots of seafood tonight and go whale-watching tomorrow morning (she gets sea sick)!

Off we go! Yay! I like mini-breaks!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hah, finished!

That was ridiculously simple. Of course, I've prolly got it all wrong and my manager will probably kick me off the team for being a twit but hey, at least I got it done.

I also got started on the Change Management article for Ahead of deadline too, aren't you proud?

I'm watching Mind of Mencia and he just screamed something really funny which I wish you were here to share with. According to Carlos here, he's a true American for eating beef because wot cows do is they fart and release methane gas which is causing global warming and wot vegetarians do is eat valuable plants that creates oxygen for the rest of us to breathe. So, us carnivores are eating the problem and you veggies are eating the solution.

I thought you would get a kick outta that :)

Guests don't bring potatoes

It's amazing to wot lengths I will go to to avoid doing work.

So like, yesterday was fun. Watched OS 117: Le Caire nid d'espions yesterday with Nagina, Chi, Pey and Emily at the Kendall. Hilarious movie. I'd watch it again. Highly recommended. Jean Dujardin is not too heavy on the eyes either. After the movie we went to Tosci's (of course) where I, against my better judgement ate some ice cream and therefore was in tummy pain all the rest of the evening.

Then we bought Thai food and a bottle of champagne and lounged about on Emily's roof deck with fantastic views of the Charles and Cambridge. Her view is so much nicer than mine. Maybe I should move towards the river. Then we did dirty dirty things involving a Handi-Vac. Don't ask.

So like, remember that ROI presentation that's due tomorrow that I've been putting off for 3 weeks? I still haven't done it. But I did watch The Truman Show, took a 3 hour nap, watched Fiona caught on camera and cleaned the flat. Watching the 1996 Peter Gallagher Titanic now with a tomato salad and a lovely sunset.

Damn, suppose I should get to it then. How was the bonfire?

Friday, May 16, 2008

"Si! Perfecto!"

What is the point of the chap in the Barilla Plus ad? No really, he doesn't cook, he doesn't lay the table, he does not contribute at all other than just standing there looking all hot and Italian.

It does make me want to rush out and buy pasta so it must be working to my demographic.

I just had soy milk

Soy milk is an evil vile liquid. Evil and vile! It tastes awful! I'm going back to cow's milk. Tummy aches be damned!

Proceed to the Fast Bag Drop Off

So like yes, I know I haven't written in a while but I was busy working and healing and playing with Mingus. Yes, all of that does give me lots of blog-worthy material but.. hey.. I don't have to answer to you. I'll blog when I want to. So there! Sppth!

Mingus is off to Israel for a week then India for 3. How depressing. Without me too. Doubly depressing.

So apparently, I'm lactose intolerant. This I find out after years of drinking milk and not knowing why my tummy hurts. Bet Mum didn't see that one coming. Turns out, I've prolly always been lactose intolerant. No more icecream :(

Way to early to go to work now. Think I'll watch JAG for a bit.

Oh boo, I'm bored without Mingus.

Thursday, May 08, 2008