Friday, November 11, 2005

Hey hey it's Friday!

I love listening to the weather report here in the mornings. Today it went something like this:
"It'll be mostly dry this morning with gale-force winds and blustery showers, but this afternoon will be a little damper, with squall-ey showers expected. Currently in the city it's 13 degrees, with expected afternoon high's of 8."

Hm, it's them 'squall-ey' showers ya gotta look out for.
Dang, it made me wanna get straight back in bed!

But I didn't, no way, not me. My middle name is 'Diligence', you see. [No, not really, but it should be!]. Even though I worked late last night. As the latest addition to the DBA team I have to take some responsibilty and show some committment. Hehe... actually it's really just my warped sense of diligence and anal-retentiveness that won't allow me to leave if I'm in the middle of something that needs to be done.

OK now that I've harped on the subject of My New Postion a bit, I will continue.

I was on the train this morning, sitting with my elbow propped up on the little ledge by the window so that my hand could in turn prop up my head comfortably, because I hadn't really properly woken up yet, you see, and my head is rather heavy at that time of the morning. I had my earphones in and I was listening to Juluka, and gradually I began to wake up and become aware of my surroundings.
As I glanced around, my eyes fell on a headline in the newspaper the girl next to me was reading.
Now, I must confess, I think I may be one of those annoying specimens who reads other peoples' newspapers over their shoulder on the train, although I do try to be surreptitious about it.
The article in question was about immigrants to Ireland, and being a foreigner here myself, naturally I was interested in reading it.
Well apparently I'm not as surreptitious as I thought, because the next thing I knew this girl had whipped out a second newspaper from underneath the one she was reading (there are 2 free newspapers available at the train stations in Dublin every morning) and offered it to me to read... obviously instead of having me read over her shoulder.

Oops - Bust!!!

Well I must admit I felt a little embarrassed but I just smiled and declined, put my head back in my hand, closed my eyes and continued to listen to my music again. But OMG I wanted to laugh out loud, hehe... that is SO something that I would want to do - in other words, "Back off Bitch, get your own damn paper and stop invading my space!"
It was hilarious to be on the receiving end of it for a change!

Oh wow, you wanna see the weather that's coming over now... eeeuw!!!!
As I look out of the window I can see the sunrise reflecting orange off the buildings opposite while the sky beyond is deep, dark, blue-grey, thick with swirling clouds, and the trees are dancing in the wind.

And on that note, have a good Friday and a lovely weekend, everyone.


Fence said...

So what did the headline say about you furriners then? Was it all "omg Ireland it loike, totally being invaded"

Actually, I have the two papers sitting on my desk. I should just go read them and find out shouldn't I?

Bosbefok said...

Damn ! I must have gotten the OTHER one ....cos i cant see the article... You gotta learn to peek through half closed eyes ...Men do it all the time :-)

anne said...

Now, I must confess, I think I may be one of those annoying specimens who reads other peoples' newspapers over their shoulder on the train, although I do try to be surreptitious about it.
But do you hate it when people do that to you? Cause I do and I do. Heh.

beadinggalinMS said...

I agree with Bosbefok peek through half closed eyes. You are less likely to get busted. :) Happy Friday to you too!

Ben O. said...

Terri - you so got busted. I can't help but smile a little at that. Don't worry, I'm smiling with you not at you.

Too cute - Ben O.

Terri said...

Fence - can't remember the headline but the article said we furriners are confused so the govt needs to give some more money to an organisation to un-confuse us. Hm. And yeah, you're being invaded :-)

Bosbefok - normally I don't bother to read any of the articles in the paper. I get one myself but I turn straight to the Sudoku puzzles. I figure someone will tell me if there's any important news happening.

Anne - that's what was so funny, 'cos I do too!

Linda - I will have to try that next time. Trouble is, that involves thinking about what ur doing, which is tough to do when you're still half-asleep.

Ben - with me, at me... it's all the same. I'm used to having people laugh at me - I'm kinda funny that way (lol!)

LiVEwiRe said...

Did you just say, 'Look woman, I've got a big important new job that includes wearing skirts, so quit being so stingey with your paper!'.... Oh, you did? Ok them... ;)

Lori said...

LOL, you were so busted but hey you need to know what is going on in the world right wink wink.