Cake competition at work. This is April's cake and the competition. I spoke to the chief taster and he said it was touch and go between April's and the Pumpkin at the back to win. The pumpkin won. Doh!
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
Made me laugh. Luckilly I didn't need them as I only need my finger x-rayed, but it would have been funny explaining to the nurse how big my nads were...
Monday, 22 October 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
We had a team away day at work yesterday which was really good fun. The first half was fairly standard with the highlight of making the helicopter. In the afternoon we were treated to a 3 course meal lesson in a professional kitchen. Excellent.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Firstly not getting one of the drinks. When asking her where the drink was she said she didn't understand what Steve said. Why don't you explain that you didn't understand at the time? How hard is ordering a coke.
I ordered a lamb burger and ended up with a beef burger. I didn't particularly mind so ate it anyway without complaining but come one. You may be working in a bar in order to improve your English but the bar should require a minimum level.
Strike one. They will be added to my boycott spreadsheet.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
- I could take Friday 2nd November off as the new version of Football Manager comes out then.
- Long weekend away (Any dweebs free?)
- April suggested borrow a friend's dogs and just walk them all day
- Shopping (i'd go insane)
- Any suggestions?
The only downside is I still feel a little queasy. It's a bloody long way up. The last picture is of my current office, all the way down there on the floor.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
It's insurance not Star Trek!
In other London skyscraper news, we found out a few weeks ago that my company is moving into the Walkie Talkie. A new high rise on Fenchurch Street that's about half finished.
Not until Q1 2015 (Edit was 2014) though, so quite a wait.
Week commencing 08 October 2012
Monday Breakfast - Greek yoghurt and fruit or Muffins £1
Tuesday Breakfast - Sausages in a roll £1
Wednesday Breakfast - Waffles creme fraiche raspberries or Cereal £1
Thursday Breakfast - Smoked salmon bagels or Porridge £1
Friday Breakfast - Danish pastries or Sausage rolls £1
What a week of breakfasts. If our cook carries on like this, i'll be a stone heavier and ready for my santa outfit by Christmas. Bring in on.
Monday, 8 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Steve's volunteered to rip all my DVDs for me so one side of our cabinet is now more or less empty. Looks a bit off balance to me.
He's also given me a 2tb harddrive full of his to act as a remote back up.
I now have the entire set of Police Academy to watch on my commute.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Fairly good although the service was terrible and a bit too far to go for lunch when you work in the city as it's over on Hoxton Square, two £10 cabs away. Luckily we were expensing it so who cares.
The highlight other than the buffalo wings, was the maitre d' who was no other than 'Shabby' from big brother 10.
I didn't spot her as I wouldn't notice that kind of trash but my female colleague did.
Anyway... it's taken me this long to realise that it's Boardwalk and not Broadwalk. April let me know last night by telling me that it annoyed her for me to call it that. Sorry. I must have misread it the first time then it just gets stuck in my mind and it there forever till i'm corrected. Even then it's hard to get rid of. It's not the first time either. I can remember Orc chefs and Autospys being two memorable examples (Heroes and XCOM).
My spelling is terrible (as most of you will have noticed from this blog), maybe I have a mild form or dyslexia or maybe i'm just an idiot. You decide...
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
GM cows make 'low allergy' milk
Most people who claim they are intolerant to lactose have been told so by their homeopathic specialist. They are the last people on earth to want to eat GM food.
Monday, 1 October 2012
... it basically 'learns' the types of show that you watch and then pre-records things that are similar to those based on what other people like with the same preferences. The feature is not amazing but there have been a few things that i've watched because it's found something that I might like. Anyway, I had an idea last night of improving the way they show adverts inbetween shows.
If they're already tracking what I watch I bet it isn't long before they target what adverts are shown. If you're a man who's into sport and action films, what's the point of showing you an advert for tampons?
It's on par with Pizza Express, Zizzis and Strada. Nice enough for a chain but certainly not upmarket.
And another thing... Isn't the headline a little foreboding by using the term loom?
Here's one definition
"To appear to the mind in a magnified and threatening form"