Music that Pops

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I just made microwave popcorn and i swear to god that it was popping in time with the music on the radio.


It didn't taste especially musical.

Empty Building

Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm blogging from work, because the building is empty, save for me and the receptionist. Or is it the receptionist and I? Whatever - we're here alone. Why are we alone, i hear you ask? Well it's because the rest of the slackers who work here are off getting drunk in order to celebrate the resignation of the marketing guy.

I know that sounds like they're celebrating because he's not very well liked - but they're not celebrating because they hate him, they're celebrating WITH him because they like him, but he's moving on to bigger and better things.

Celebrating seems like the wrong word to use, but i don't think there's another name for it that is more appropriate. Any excuse for a drink. I chose not to go, because someone had the great idea that having drinks on the other side of the city on Friday evening would be a good idea. I have plans already after work, and driving a 2 hour round trip to hang around for half an hour didn't especially appeal to me on a Friday evening. Sadly, i work for a bunch of alcoholics, so the idea of me not ditching work to go and get drunk didn't go over too well.

I want to be angry at my evil alcoholic boss lady, but i suspect she is getting a divorce (office gossip) and i can't help but feel a little sorry for her, so she is off the hook this time.

Sadly the highlight of my day has been a tub of yoghurt with raspberry sauce i had for lunch and a 2008 calendar that I bought at 75% of RRP. You would think the value of a calendar would decline in relation to the amount of months that could no longer be used, but i guess that's not the case. And since i only paid $3 for it, I'm not complaining.

5 o'clock can not come soon enough today...

The Hong Kong Debate

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I know that I’ve mentioned many times before that I am a hopeless case when it comes to geography and history, but today has proved this for me. It has also proved that I am not alone in my ignorance. In fact I think it might be contagious, and just by being near other people, I am sucking the geographical knowledge right out of them.

I had a conversation with some people at work today about the location of Hong Kong, and it went something like this:

Accounts Lady: Do you know where Hong Kong is?

Me: Ummm… Asia somewhere.

Her: It’s the capital of Japan isn’t it?

Me: Tokyo is the capital of Japan.

Her: What is it the capital of then?

Me: It’s not a capital, it’s a country!

Marketing Guy: Is it in Korea? Does anyone have an atlas?

Her: Oh wait, I know - it’s the capital of China!

Me: Yes, does anyone have an atlas?

Her: It must be a country, right?

Me: Actually on second thought - I thought Egypt was in Asia, so maybe you shouldn’t ask me.

Her: I’ll ask the boss.

She rings the boss.

Her: Where is Hong Kong?

Boss Man: I can’t believe you don’t know basic geography! Hong Kong is the capital of China. You people need to buy an atlas.

Her: OK, Boss Man says it’s the capital of China. So there you go.

Me: Cool, I learnt something today!

Marketing Guy: Yeah, me too.

So I thought i had learnt something, until wikipedia told me that I hadn't.

Tomorrow I’m going to go and buy an atlas.

Will Pay Cash for Time

Friday, February 01, 2008

I have no spare time. I want my spare time back.
Lend me some?