And there we are.
Another weekend done.
Reminds me of that old Tom Jones song – another day older, and deeper in debt 😉
So, it’s off to the saltmines we go!
Weekend was relaxed, if nothing else.
Took in a movie – Sherlock Holmes, which I throughly enjoyed.
Relised yet again that the night belongs to young people.
Spent an enjoyable Saturday evening in the company of Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Billy Halliday and the like.
Went to supper last night at Spur with my baby, and caught the last 30 overs of the SA-Sri Lanka game.
And if the SA team were here now, I would have kicked all their arses!!
Make no mistake, sometimes they played really well, but their fielding seems to suck ass!
Not that I’m a serious cricket watcher or anything, but really!
Some runs they just gave away with their bloody fumbling!
Woke up this morning to the tune of the drip-drip from the gutters.
Glorious rainstorm last night.
Earth is wet.
Plants can grow again…
And bought a Groupon deal to learn how to do mosaic at a spot somewhere in Ptown.
I’ve got this table here – it’s old, and the top is not what it used to be.
So I thought I’d take the top off, replace it with a new one and then cover the new one with mosaic tiling.
Should look nice once done, and it’s always good to know how to do things before you attempt it.
Something unheard of.
Son went for the interview thing on Friday.
Place is very close to where I work, so I had him come around for a visit.
He uses my phone to call daddy and tell him what happened.
So, the kid leaves and I go do my duty at reception.
While there, my phone rings – the ex.
Phoning to ask what I think of the whole thing.
So, we chatted a bit, and I ask him how he’s doing. How the business is doing.
And then he stuns me!!
Tells me that he had a fight with the wife on Thursday. Because he was probably an arsehole.
And that the Captain also had a few things to say.
I was speechless!!
Who are you and what have you done to my ex?
Him? Acknowledging the fact that he can also be a doos?
Such things are unheard of!!!
I really wonder what the heck is going on in that guy’s life – he seems totally out of character.
And then I have to ask myself.
Do I really want to be a shoulder for him to cry on?
He’s never been that to me, not even while we were married.
Is it my duty as a decent person to do that?
Or just to keep him and his wallet alive?
Maybe he’s realising what life is about – I mean he is turning 45 this year.
Time to rethink your life I suppose.
January is almost on it’s back.
So let’s hop to it!!!
Dead Horse Theory
The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to
generation, says that “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse,
the best strategy is to dismount.”
However, in government more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse’s
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the
dead horse’s performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less
costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more
to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
And, of course…
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position