Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Forty days: Pt 11

A nicer picture than yesterday's, this.




It's nice to have the old, world-weary, threadbare dog back, even though he has just been sick on the kitchen floor (presumably a result of well-concealed effervescence of joy at our return). We also discovered tonight that he is violently opposed to lunges. Obviously, it has taken five years cohabitation with him to discover that because I am more likely to build a scale model of the Cutty Sark out of unicorn horn parings than do a lunge, but the children festered on the sofa all day and did not get dressed, so had an early evening burst of excess energy.

Topics covered today:

- tortoise favela maintenance (necessary, overdue)

- chicken escape (constant, single culprit)

- competition law (much as ever, antitrusty)

- the worst Pokémons (Magikarp, Snorlax "all those useless pieces of metal", discuss)

- the desirability of a child attending a Halloween patisserie workshop (very desirable)

- innovative office facilities in London and Brussels (no knowledge, knowledge must be acquired very rapidly)

- parsnips (no) (not even roasted, no) (especially not in soup)


Achievements:

- 1 meeting

- 1 "conference call" (ugh)

- 2 invoices issued

- 1 bill paid (cancelling out both invoices)

- 1 pan of brownies

- 1 hotel review

- reduced face picking

- only 2 people actively, visibly revolted by my cough


Failures:

- Dinner (many films pierced)

- Realised Cos shroud dress covered in mysterious, apparently food, crap during meeting

- Dread-inducing outstanding work mound undiminished

- New unsightly nose buboe from scratchy Eurostar loo roll

- Most other stuff


God, I am boring. Tomorrow I have to go for a fancy arse lunch ON MY OWN (I'm trying to make that sound more exciting than it is). I'll try and spin something out of that.

Your Wednesday?

7 comments:

mountainear said...

A bit too outdoorsy. Rain. Mud. Now a dying sheep outside bedroom window. Tomorrow can only get better, except probably not for the sheep.

lapuce said...

Please do not stop blogging until you are 95. I mean it.

And no, you don't want to know about my day. I live in Southern Brazil. In other words it's Spring right now and it would not be helping you in any possible way.

You are welcome.

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Anonymous said...

Cap setting towards Belgian beer bar owner just so as I might someday be in your same country, even if we never meet.

Patience_Crabstick said...

Now I'm curious to do some lunges in front of my dogs to see how they react.

My Wednesday was...not terrible.

Anonymous said...

Fancy arse lunch eh, Waffle. I hope you survived today.

As a shy social phobe, my contact with other humans is fairly limited. Today I had to attend a meeting...in a meeting room...with other people (run away!). Agenda includes input from me. The time comes. The question is asked. My mind goes blank but some how there are words coming out of my mouth. Words which when put together in a sentence make absolutely no sense (and I mean, no sense what so ever). My face flushes hot and red. My throat constricts to the point that I suddenly have to swallow/breathe/cough mid-flow making my humiliation all the more obvious. I finally stop spouting absolute drivel and the room is silent in response. No doubt everyone was wondering whether I actually spoke English or not! Hideous, hideous, hideous. I really should not be allowed out of the house. The thing is, I feel like a fairly intelligent, articulate person...until faced with a room full of people at which point, the only outcome is utter shame! Ah well...such is life...I hope you faired better at your luncheon.
Ash :-)

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