Friday, March 28, 2008


I delivered some photos to a client tonight and they told me it was exactly what they wanted.

Can't get better praise than that in my book.

Monkeysee, monkeydo

Workwise, I was asked to go have a look at a problem on behalf of some people who get paid more than me.

Isn't it bloody sickening that I sorted it out?

I am pleased that I have but it was a no brainer. Some people have gone down in my estimation ever so slightly because of this.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Vernal equinox and a full moon

Blimey, since I am off caffeine and alcohol I can only attribute this weird feeling to the fact that yesterday was the vernal equinox (or is it today?) and today is a full moon.

I feel as if I have had more than 5 cups of really strong coffee, or some other dubious substance with a stimulating effect on my central nervous system.

Gotta enjoy it while I can. Thankfully I am not grinding my teeth.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I have a meeting this afternoon with a senior manager about my job description.
There are some ponits of concern, some of which are valid, I was chancing it and some of which I will fight for.

I am feeling thran and will be of the opinion that if it isn't included in my job description I will no longer be carrying out the task/s.

Bollocks and other associated swear words borne out of frustration.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The flashing blade

This post is prompted by Nelly slicing herself with what she termed an overly sharpened kitchen knife.

I keep my kitchen knives very sharp indeed as I have had two incidents of digital injury due to knives being blunt and slipping, generally off an onion. The idea of avoiding onions was a non starter. I now keep my knives scary sharp. No more injury. Did I mention about having imbibed alcoholic beverages before wielding the blade?

I no longer have more than one drink before chopping or cutting and since the blades are scary sharp no more slipping.

Ending up in the emergency room with either your thumb or forefinger (two separate occasions) sliced and pulsing blood steadily on a Saturday evening is not my idea a of a fun night out. Really not so when the hunger is upon you and you have had to leave dinner preparation to deal with a fingertip hanging off or a deep slice that is also through a thumbnail. Ouch.

I bought some japanese knives from Nippon Kitchen which came scary sharp out of the box.
I was impressed.
Of course, I had to go and buy a suitable sharpening system to keep these blades at the correct level of scariness.
Shaving hair off my arm is my measure of sharpness, or slicing a piece off a sheet of paper with no tearing.
I stick with the paper as my arms started to look mangy.

Keep the knives sharp and don't get pissed before you start flailing away with the blade.

A simple maxim to live by.
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