I guess from the response (none - other than Sweets - thanks Sweets; your loyalty has been noted and will be repaid) you all hated the birthday prezzie list. I had no option - Betenoir complained that I didn't publish details of her, admittedly, fantastic gift and so I published and was dammed - I never ignore Bete's demands - she has super powers far greater than mine and her spells are legendary and hard to reverse. Only Kyknoord has had any success breaking her spells and his fees are not cheap.
I really don't have much to say today so I'll fill you in on some stuff that I'm going to have to tell you sooner or later - actually some of it I must tell you before next Thursday. If the picture alongside didn't give you a clue. I've got a new job! Yay yippee yay because the boredom factor in the one I have now is mindbending. I have hated what I am doing here for 3 years and finally decided to do something about it. I have been offered and have accepted a great post in management with a smaller company. I know the MD well as we worked together in a previous life and he has a fabulous nature and gets my sense of humour which is a plus because I am, at times, apparently, a little eccentric. The downside (if there is such a thing) is that I will be madly busy so will only be reading blogs and posting to my own at night. I guess I may need medication for a while to get over the withdrawal symptoms from not having my morning blogreadathon with my first cup of coffee (ja, ok its about my third cup but I don't really count the first two as coffee - more like wake up medication).
That leads me into my next topic and here I will insert yet another sickeningly sweet lolcat to make my point - it's my PC - the one that lies sleeping the sleep of the dammed on it's special desk in my "pretend" office space at home. See, the darn thing is not all that young - it's younger than I am, not much, but it's not young. And I made it do stuff that would have taxed a younger PC and it went fizzle, pop, kerfumph, grrrtgrrtggrrrt one night and I think it passed away. I'm not all that sure because I got such a fright from the noise it made and the very impressive light show, that I switched it off and pulled out its plug and ran and hid under Hobie for a bit. Then my awful sister arrived one day bearing a screw driver and opened the box (ok Rapunzel I know it's a tower) that all the computer gubbins are in and stole all the memory sticky things. Then she decided she didn't really want them and tossed them down in a very rude way on my Boardmans mini dining table (thanks for the lifetime lend Bete baby) and left the way she came - with a swish of black cloak and a flash of flame from her broomstick. I did have a larf tho when she dented her pointy hat on my front doorframe.
Anyhoo I digress - the point of the story is that I actually don't have a computer at home to read your blogs or post to this one. So my boet, Billy the Kid, will be building me one as fast as he can. Starting next week Thursday or as soon as he has cured a few thousand citizens of all their ailments by mixing excellent potions and saying worthy incantations over their aching bodies, oh and he also has to do something with his pool filter and empty the kitchen dirtbin first. So if you suddenly notice that I appear to have gone astray - I'm not in bed eating toffees and recovering from a flu relapse - I'm working hard and Internetless - and that reminds me there is the issue of arranging ADSL - oh no here comes trouble. I can see me now on the phone to Telkom.......
On a lighter note I really need to tell you one of my favourite Sushi stories. One day Bete and I were having a late lunch or early pre-supper snack of chicken wings and blue cheese dip and fries (we were on a low-fat health food kick or we would have had something more interesting like deep-fried goose wrapped in bacon fat served with cheesy potato skins with a beef dripping sauce) at a certain Southern-style restaurant in Cavendish. Oddly, they have a sushi bar and the couple sitting at the table in front of us had ordered some. I couldn't help but notice this and watched with interest as it arrived at their table because I wondered whether the sushi would be any good - if it looked ok I planned on having some next time I'm on one of those high protein diets. (an aside here - maybe I'd have more success with that than I have with the low-fat diet mwahahah). Naturally the sushi was presented along with chopsticks. You all know the kind? Those little splintery ones that are joined together at the base that you snap apart before you use them. Well, I'm guessing that these two had never eaten sushi before. You see, they kept the chopsticks joined together as they were and then desperately tried to use them like sort of wooden tweezers or pincers and their hilarious attempts to pick up their food in the 2mm gap between the two sticks was truly a wheeze! You should have seen their faces when their wooden sushi tweezers broke apart and they believed they had broken their cutlery. I fell off my chair and cried I laughed so hard. To be honest I'm falling around and snortling about it now.