September 13th, 2006

Sea dragon

A day at the races

I'm kind of thinking of using "Punters Unlimited" as the alias for my new place. Ideas? "Aces High?" Other? And I found out yesterday that our props here are in the mornings because that's when our customers aren't using the site. I guess 8 AM beats 3 AM, right?

My day started with a bunch of good stuff. First, I discovered there's a Thai food restaurant on the high road near work. Second, I managed to get my badge fixed so that I could actually get inside the office. (Maybe that's a bad thing, but it did allow me access to the bathroom.) Third, I got some breakfast from the cafeteria, which is a better deal than the one at my old office - scrambled eggs, grilled tomato, and a sausage for £1.50 - cheap! Finally, it appeared I beat almost everyone in this team in the office, despite the fact that all of the rest of the groups had made it in. I'll be here until quite late tonight.

I'm already tired of looking at flats - maybe I'll just take the one in Putney and call it done. I don't know what I'd do there for the first three weeks, though, as it doesn't have a stick of furniture. How does one get a bed from Ikea to one's house in a world without cars, anyway?

This weekend I'm thinking about the Asian Film Festival, the multi-media Ghaddafi opera, and maybe the Nixon/Frost thing at the Donmar or A Voyage Round My Father at Wyndham's Theater. This is of course in addition to the horse thing happening during the day. Other suggestions are of course welcome ...
Sea dragon

But I brought my headphones

I am being reminded that an open office plan is seriously detrimental to my ability to concentrate on my work, especially when my work involves reading boring (but necessary) documentation. Nobody else is wearing headphones, though, so I feel a bit constrained in checking out.

On the other hand, there's no question about getting properly hot water for my tea, as there's a kettle in the lunch room ...
disco ball

A man and a rooster walk into a bar

So I get this email from Dauntons: "Good Morning: Just a quick email, I noticed that you registered in one of our local offices recently. Just thought I would send a quick email to see if you would also consider the Woking area and surrounding villages as a potential location.. Situated in the heart of Surrey, Woking is a modern town born out of the railways and communications revolution, with excellent rail links to the South West and London Waterloo just 25 minutes away.

(I do really hate getting unsolicited commercial email of this sort. I didn't give my email address to Agent 1 so agent 400 could bug me.)

And I say: "That's not exactly in "woking" distance of Hammersmith, and that's what I'm looking for. Sorry!"