Monday, September 19, 2005

Blah humbug

Another Monday is over. Thank goodness.

I arrived at work to find myself with no less than Three systems crises on my hands. Me being the 'appie' DBA, and not a mentor in sight.
So I did what I could, used my best bullshitting techniques to delay what I couldn't do, and calmly waited for my backup to arrive two hours later. I was quite proud of myself for not panicking, although this probably had more to do with me being doped up on 'flu medication than any crisis management abilities I may (or may not) possess.
Watcha gonna do, eh?

My weekend alone was just what I needed to pull myself towards myself a bit. I slept deliciously late and spent my time fiddling around on the PC, printing out some photos (right up until the part when the printer upped and died), and doing a bit of reading and writing in between sneezes.
I also had a long chat on the phone with my friend in SA, and another with my sister in London, and I watched a couple of movies that I wouldn't dream of inflicting on Hubby:
Shall We Dance [who knew Richard Gere was so graceful?] and The Phantom of the Opera, which is one of my all-time favourite stories - right up there with Wuthering Heights in the Romantic Tragedy rankings.

Eesh, ppl, I'm boring myself with this post!

What I was meant to be telling you today was all the exciting news that has filtered through from Hubby and S-i-L in Venice. Well, I'll tell you all I know:

- They got there "safe & sound"
- The hotel was "lovely" and Venice "spectacular"
- I'm apparently getting a "really nice present"
- They went "on the tear" on Saturday night & ended up with "such a hangover" on Sunday.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks!

I'm assuming their lack of communication is 'cos they were having too much of a good time, not 'cos they had nothing to tell ;-)
They're due back later tonight so no doubt all will be revealed then.

And as much as I know you'd all love to hear about the rest of my exciting activities this weekend (ate, slept, stared out the window for a while), I'm not going into any more detail... I'm afraid if I do I might bore myself so much I may actually fall asleep on the keyboard.

Oh, but before I go I'd like to share with you just one piece of wisdom, because
someone sent this to me in an email recently:
Can You Believe This Crap?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS EMAIL TRACKING. AOL WILL NOT SEND 5c TO A SOMALIAN ORPHAN, NOR WILL NOKIA SUPPLY YOU WITH A FREE PHONE IF YOU FORWARD ALL THOSE DUMB EMAILS TO ALL 300 PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.

Rant over.
I feel better now.
Thank you.


11 comments:

anne said...

And at the same time, clever woman that you are, you're passing it on to several hundred people in one go... You'll be a millionaire in... now!
Enjoy the rest of your "you" time.

Underachiever said...

Terri:

Totally not a boring post!

Get well soon.

nub,

undr

LiVEwiRe said...

Glad you had some time to yourself, even if you aren't feeling well. Bet you'll feel tons better when you get all the money from that goofy little money fairy or whatever it is! =) I got a good laugh from your comment about 'boring yourself' with your post... that's what I put in mine, too! Do we lead exciting lives or what?! Feel better!

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

DIsclaimer: The money angel elected to go on strike and no riches will befall anyone in the next 4 days/4weeks. If you need to get in touch with the angel, you can contact her in the Bahamas where she is working on her suntan.
PS: I hope Hubby and SIL weren't too bummed out by all the water in Venice.

kyknoord said...

I love those e-mails. Every time I get one, I like to respond with on of my own: Forward this to fifty of your closest friends and you will confirm beyond any doubt their suspicion that you are an utter cretin.

Terri said...

Anne - Can't fool you eh? U saw right through my cunning plan ;-)
Undr - You obviously need to get out more, hehe
LiVEwIRe - We should go adventuring so we have something to write about!
ChittyChittyThudSplat - Have you foiled my whole get-rich-quick scheme by sending her away on holiday?!?!?
KN - Yes, cretIn as opposed to cretAn, as we established a while back.

miscv - abbrv for mischievious which is the only word I still always have trouble spelling

ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

I had to. Making me rich is a fulltime job and she needed the time off to rest and recuperate.
Poor girl.
Can't wait till she hands me my next million (gleefully rubbing hands together)
[wsgljw: the sound of your money as it goes down the drain]

Lori said...

Theres nothing like a weekend alone. Thanx for putting the money angel on your blog I sent it to all those people who send me those things LOL. Hope you feel better.

Ben O. said...

I agree - I've read much more boring posts.

I think those email things are just strange - who sits there and actually comes up with them?

Ben O.

Terri said...

Chitty I know where to go when I need a loan then...
Lori Glad to be of service :-)
Ben Thanx bud!

BUDDESS said...

I get so many of them, that I normally delete it before I even read it. Gosh, can't help sometimes feeling ..if only this one could really work...