Thursday 27 January 2011: It's this...
335/365: ... or the cat.
I have precisely two shots to choose from today. These hyacinths (the ones seeingasiam sent me yesterday... or the cat looking weird. And because she was looking very weird (I'd just let her out for a bit and since she's been cooped up since last week's operation, she pulls bizarre facial expressions about the whole deal), but my photo was rubbish. This has made the cut. By default. Things are bad.
Anyway... let's ignore the photo today. It's dark. It's grey. I have no time or energy. It's going to have to do. And, weirdly, the exact same photo looks much better here. How odd.
Update: I ended up tarting with the colours in Photoshop and had to over-saturate them plus adjust the curves to bring out the warmer tones in an attempt to get it looking more as I'd originally wanted. Much weirdness.
Today was a 'back to work' day. And literally as I was taking my coat off and turning on my computer, I was having request after request. By 15 minutes in, I'd already dealt with or was in the process of dealing with five queries (some face-to-face, one e-mail and two on instant messaging)... and the rest of the day followed in pretty much the same fashion. I also had to fill in my 'leavers interview' - which is done online rather than face-to-face and rather than feeling like a constructive exercise, the temptation to just do a bit of spleen venting is strong. Irresistibly so. So, if you're wondering. My spleen is emptied (though between you and me, I don't really know what that saying means!)
Actually, there are a few sayings which just make no sense...
1. A watched pot never boils - now, this one, I've tested several times... and it does.
2. Never say never - what... never?
3. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - if any bird came near my hand, I'd be cursing the fact that it wasn't with the two others in the bush. Revolting things.
4. An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but, what if you need the doctor? Are doctors allergic to apples or something?!? Sheer foolishness.
5. Honesty is the best policy - try this one out and see how far you get...
... and I've also realised that I do talk utter rubbish sometimes but can't be bothered to delete the above. Tum te tum...
Oh, and one more day after today and it's the weekend. YAY! I know I've only been in work one day, but the rest of the week has been absolute pants and the thought of collapsing is rather delicious. I might actually... go for a walk. Or do something relaxing. Or nice. Or fun!!!!! How exciting!!!
One more day. Mmmm mmmmm!
PS My husband has just called the naan bread we're having with tonight's curry, 'ear 'oles'
PPS All of a sudden I don't fancy any naan bread...