last week my colleagues plastered my desk area with
all kinds of motivational thingies. lots of grins when i came in next morning;
they simply know me too well.
i spread the enshrined good vibes back out across the office and kept
only this one, because it reminds me of a hiliarious movie that i enjoy
a lot (zombieland)
a few years back my exwife brought me this gift on one of her periodic visits,
also grinning quite a bit. she definitely knows me too well.
the clunky thing is now parked in my living room in a place of honou^Whigh
visibility (directly in your line of sight when the entrance door is
open). does it repel god botherers and scamsters? dunno; they rarely get
to the point of an open door with me.
a further few years back my daughter gave me this gift. she clearly
also knows me very well.
it's what i use for collecting spare change, but unconditionally: i
do swear at misbehaving machines, dud technology, lousy situations and
general stupidity, in order to stay somewhat sane. i refuse to pay for
now, what - if anything - might those gifts tell you about me?
[ published on Wed 22.08.2018 18:58
| filed in interests/humour
| tagged lostintranslation, giftthatkeepsongiving
i've finally decided to change some things a bit,
in the hope that i will (learn|get) to enjoy life a bit more again.
after five years of hard work at opmantek i'm
very tired and quite burnt out. so i (have|will) quit my job: i
submitted my resignation at the beginning of july, but effective end of
december. that's because i like my colleagues and do want to give the
company a decent amount of time to find somebody to fill the
hole. (and it'll be a hole, not just a gap. cue silly quip about 'No
More Gaps' being called 'instant carpenter' by those in the
trade. 'instant software engineer', anyone?)
and me, myself and i? i will take an extended break, relax and recharge my
will-to-live battery, travel a little across oz and generally take it
easy for a while.
well, at least that's the plan. no idea how long it'll last or how
much or little i'll enjoy the change, but i think you'll see a few
more updates on this here site.
one of the reasons why i've been very quiet lately is that i'm mostly
tired and need my non-copious amounts of free time to recharge and for
chores, and hence am rarely in the mood to share anything
online. well, (we|you)'ll see.
[ published on Sun 19.08.2018 09:28
| filed in still-not-king
| tagged worklifebalance