August 15th, 2007


Sort of a chipper day. Costume kismet and bicycling.

I rode my bike to work today, figuring I wouldn't have too many more opportunities to do so. It was fun, no yappy dogs with grumpy owners getting in my way in the park. My knee got more aggravated, though, so I decided it was time to look at doing physio again. Amazingly, I could get an appointment with the one who is Pilates certified this very day, so I left work an hour early and biked in for an appointment. I left the office feeling rather chipper. I'm going to go back once a week until this job is through. Yay!

I went looking for a tuxedo coat for a possible Greta Garbo costume, then decided I couldn't really pull off the look without a lot more shopping and was reconvinced that it really was going to be Sally Bowles this Saturday. With great luck, I found not one but three pairs of packages of unopened fishnet stockings in the "miscellaneous" bit at the TRAID store. Blacked seamed hold ups or red to the waist, which should I wear? I also got a pair of regular hold-ups in "vaguely black," which seem like another possible option.

Now I need to trot off to Woolworths for some green nail polish and fake eyelashes, then to the Sainsburys for the ever important Food.

I'm liking this short timing stuff. I can't wait until my last day.
Sea dragon

Update on packing for trip

Well, my hair is red again and I've got green nail polish (and shadow to match), but I bombed out on getting decent cotton clothes line and shadowdaddy had foul luck at the pet store, so no new cat litter. Ick. I'm going to run out to the Woolworths tomorrow morning and try to pick some up. (Is this the right place to go? Where else can you get cat litter besides a pet food store here?)

I assume I've packed all of the wrong stuff, but hopefully I won't be caught without contact solution and a toothbrush this time. And gosh, I'm tired. I'm sure I've got more stuff than I need (is it even possible to play all of those games while going to even a single panel?) but I hate being caught short.

We actually have a training event tomorrow, "The Agile Game," which I consider it quite a joke to be going to. When the pointy haired boss is berating the PM for not "driving" the project enough and freaking out because we didn't deliver all of our user stories this time, what is the point of another vauge exercise in how to think differently? Clearly the people who need to get the message are deaf, while the people who need serious details on how to implement it are being spoonfed more vagueness. Ah, soon I shall kiss you all goodbye ...