Just so I can look back and remember

Today I made a baby cry - and I felt bad
Today I wrote a CV - and I felt good
Today I had my first none fair-trade chocolate - and I felt bad
Today I chatted to lots of friends - and I felt good
Today I gossiped a little bit - and I felt bad
Today I watched an episode of Heroes - and I felt good
Today I had two large helpings of chili - and I feel bad
Today I know I'm loved - and I feel good.

Not much news

Today in the press or tv.
But I did notice someone
driving the wrong way down the M6
or was it up.
I never understand
how this happens.
But am glad I didn't meet her
the other day when I was driving

Today I've been thinking about
my future again
and in particular
whether a burial
or cremation
would be best for my mortal remains.

Hopefully a long way off
But I can't decide.
Maybe it shouldn't be down,
or up
to me.

I did some research
The first official cremation in England
was in 1885.
Numbers of cremations overtook burials in the 196o's
It would take about two and half hours to do me.

Hopefully there will
be more interesting news

Just a few pics of our week in the Lakes

On Saturday we went up a
large hill
had a cheese and tomato sandwich
walked back down
and tried a local ale.

On Sunday we went up a
large hill
had a cheese and tomato sandwich
walked back down
and tried a local ale.

On Monday we went up a
large hill
had a cheese and tomato sandwich
walked back down
and tried a local ale.


Selecting new employees

I could go on a bit about the terrible state of English football
I could go on a lot about the fantastic state of English rugby
I could go on a little bit about the demise of the Lib Dems
I could go on a great deal about the wonderful Delia Smith

But I shan't

Instead I'll tell you a tale about the latest technique for selecting people for jobs.

Put about 100 bricks in no particular order in a closed room with an open window. Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyze the situation.

If they are counting the bricks -Put them in the accounts department.
If they are recounting them - Put them in auditing.
If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks - Put them in engineering.
If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order - Put them in planning.
If they are throwing the bricks at each other - Put them in construction.
If they are sleeping - Put them in reception
If they have broken the bricks into pieces - Put them in IT.
If they are sitting idle - Put them in human resources.
If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved - Put them in sales.
If they have already left for the day - Put them in marketing.
If they are staring out of the window - Put them on strategic planning.
And then last but not least.
If they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved -
Congratulate them and put them in management!!

Blick Ling Lakeside
Walked round the lake
this weekend
short sleeves
very quiet water
not very quiet walk
load and loads
of Sunday Strollers.
The Heron below
was sat in the most orange
He should have been on the waterside
but all the peeps had scared him off.
He was called George.

In the garden
little rascal
but sweet

I must find
I might be tempted
to takeit with me
on Monday Morning.

click on the picture
to get the full image
and then stare for a few seconds
it's one of those clever ones
which turns into a picture
try it. it really works.

I was feeling bad until...

God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!

And then I felt better.


Chance of Norwich staying in the 'Championship'
Of IT staff in my company to go this year
Of my head says oh no
Of my head says oh yes
Chance of rain in the morning
Of my CV written
Of my household expenditure cost cutting underway
Of people take control of their own destiny

Sunny Sunday

today has just started
the sun is out
we have students for lunch
just remembered one eats rabbit food only
does that include cheese omelet?

what his name, Louis, didn't win today
I never knew tyres could make so much difference
just like the cats yesterday
my car has an MOT this week
four tyres could be in order - oh dear

went out last night
had a good time in Mackintosh's
it's a food place, not a flash place
was great, foods good to
thanks Jimmy boy.

I got a new scanner
this picture is 26 years old
and I'm not even 18

Because Norwich city didn't loose tonight
Because 1000 troops are coming back home
Because the sun's shining for the rest of this week

These aren't really fantastic reasons to celebrate, or smile.

I did smile today though, when I read a quote:
"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys", said by some Chief Engineer of the British Post Office in 1876.
And this made me think I should go an buy a new mobile phone - with access to the Internet and a couple of G of memory - but then I thought about what the chairman of IBM said in 1949 "I think there is a world market for about five computers" and realised I'd already got 5 in my own house, so couldn't possible want another powerful micro-chipped phone.

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