Well, not toxic, exactly... maybe just a little bit rank. But in a nice way. With a garnish.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

while the cat's away...

Today I'm tired.

I didn't get enough sleep and to make it worse, I'm working late tonight so can't take the afternoon off and go home to bed, which is what I want to do..

The office is empty... everyone is out and about and there is only me and two administrators to cover the office.
I like it when there's no one here; I can work better when I'm not being distracted.

I surf the web while eating my lunch and make an exciting discovery.
Websense is having a day off! We can watch Sky News!


I ring through to the room next door, too lazy to get off my ample arse.. and in they scurry, like excited little kids. We know we're being naughty and it's great.

We line up in comfy twirly chairs, feet up on the computer benching and, fielding phonecalls, we settle back to watch the news headlines.

We catch up on the Ruth Kelly situation... discover that cold Russian temperatures of minus 30 are heading our way. We get angry about an arson attack and debate over the fact that CRB checks do not need to be renewed.
We marvel over the sheer numbers of teenage girls queuing the streets, waiting to be auditioned for the next Harry Potter movie.
Would they notice that we are in our 30s and 40s if we go and join them?
It was a funny thought though... and we can all do with the money.

Joking about whether we should go and make coffees all round we come across this story:

This bloke lost half his head and survived.

Click to watch news report.

First we are laughing and then we stop.
Blimey. He's one lucky bloke.
Or maybe he's not. I'd be pretty pissed off if I'd had half my head blown off. It's a situation I'll be trying to avoid.
Amazing though.

Sobered now, we stop.
Playtime over, we get back to work.


  • At January 19, 2006 8:25 pm, Blogger Sniffy said…

    How do you lose half your head? I mean, fair enough, lose your keys, or the odd bit of loose change here and there, but half your head? How fucking careless is that? Silly git.

    My other office is always "just me" with quite good internet access. It's the only thing that makes it bearable (and there's a TK Maxx and Aldi just over the road).

  • At January 19, 2006 10:59 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    TK Maxx is a weird shop; you never quite know what they're going to be selling.

    Losing your head, losing your marbles, losing your mind...
    All a bit uncomfortably close to the mark for that poor sod. Did you watch the vid? Incredible.

  • At January 19, 2006 11:10 pm, Anonymous imp said…

    Blimey. That is amazing!

    The video is incredible.

    .... and I'm feeling sorry for myself because I've got a cold. I need a good slap!!

  • At January 19, 2006 11:47 pm, Blogger funny thing said…

    If anyone's going to be slapping you, it's me, young lady ;)

    I'll see you tomorrow with my special slipper....


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