Ahhh you know what that smell is? It’s the smell of my final week at my current employer. It smells a bit like freshly baked white chocolate cookies and a latte.
Oh wait, I have *actually* got freshly baked white chocolate cookies and a latte on my desk. Ok, I’ll eat and drink them and let you know if the final week does have a smell. I hope it’s not cabbage. Or asparagus wee smell (if you’ve eaten asparagus and done a wee a bit later then you’ll know what I mean).
Ok, went to Scotland and did some stuff. I can’t go into details so I’ll send out a password to the
nosey sods my blogging friends amongst you and then post some filth and lies in a protected entry [snigger]. Went to Bamburgh beach in Northumberland too. Very nice. Got told not to eat the seaweed by my companion, but, to be fair, the dog had been doing it for 30 minutes and not dropped dead so I figured it would be safe. My companion pointed out the dog licks its own squidgy bits and eats live wasps and therefore “the dog did it so it must be safe” is not necessarily a good policy. I didn’t die and nothing bad happened. BTW: It was not the kind of seaweed people eat (like lava and so on) but some really weird looking stuff and the dog *really* seemed to like it so I wondered what it tasted like; answer: like a salty Chinese water chestnut, quite nice actually.
[geek alert: the following paragraphs are likely to induce nausea and nerdiness in normal people]
New boss man brought round a new laptop for me. A mega wide screen arse-kicking jobby with Windows Vista Ultimate on it. Ooooooohhhh so computer guy sexy. 2gb of RAM, dual core processors, 200gb drive……phwoaaaaar. I’m currently in the process of streaming my old personal laptop into a VM using VMWare’s convertor so I can have all the joys of my old machine, but running at balls-on full speed under Vista. So far, Vista, which I’ve used before but only on development/testing boxes and not as my main OS, is actually OK. I’m about to spend four months in the new job recoding a load of stuff to take advantage of Aero and the presentation layer so I guess I’ll know a fair bit more soon – with appropriate swear words attached.
[non geeks, you can start reading again now]
I feel a bit odd really because I just want the old job to go away quietly and for me to launch into the new one (Head of Research and Development – get me!) because it’s all new and exciting but I remember that I was quite pleased with myself to get the job I’m just leaving. Meh, what goes around comes around.
Could be worse, I could have a migraine and itchy nipples…