Saturday, June 7, 2008

Jen - He's off

We all piled into the car this morning to take Dan to the airport for his flight to SF. Many hugs were delivered at the departure gate before we tearily* saw him walk away under strict instructions to "Make the most of it" and "Have an excellent time".

*Well, just me, really.

Becstarr : Out of the fire & brimstone

Departed Mexico City for the hopefully more rural Tuxtla Gutierrez & San Cristobal. Watching CNN & 80s movies in our overpriced hotel tonight is a fantatic luxury... feels like wagging. :)

Tancred - Euro2008

Euro2008 starts tomorrow and I cannot wait :) I have spent the day sorting out my fantasy football team (The mighty Lokomotiv Sydney) for the IT dept league and I think they might do ok. I also got Romania in the office sweep so that's £1 I won't see again.

The best part of Euro2008? I don't have to get up at 03:00 to watch the games :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Anna : From limping to hobbling

I'm off the crutches and am now working on walking a little further each day. Today's little excursion was from Arts to Ralph's Cafe and back. Hopefully by Monday I'll be up to walking to and from work again :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Ben - Nearly there

One more day, and then semester ends. Granted, I have a four week prac after that, but frankly that'll be more fun.

No more being judged on how good an essay I can write on "How to teach reading"; I get to be judged on how well I actually teach reading.

I'm going to be teaching a kindergarten class. The headaches are going to hurt; I got one after visiting the class for less than an hour. On the other hand, I can dust off jokes that no-one over the age of five hasn't heard. And you don't have to be so careful about what you say as you do with the older kids, because so much of it just goes over their heads anyway. And when you're reading to the littlies you can overact to your heart's content, and I do so like to overact.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dan - Words of Wisdom

Atticus' Words of Wisdom:

"When I grow up, I'm going to be bigger!"

I've got my birth certificate now, so I should be able to get across the border on Saturday. Here's hoping...

Kit: contending with sales drones

Ported my mobile over to Telstra, because I hardly ever use the phone (approx $7 use versus paying $30 pm) and the byo-plan there was okay. Plus Optus-pests kept ringing me up to try and sell me another phone. Silly woman ported over my phone on Monday, even though I said I wasn't able to head in until Tuesday to show my ID and pick up the sim card. Even *sillier* - she tried calling me after the number had switched networks, to see when I would be in to pick up the sim.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Anna : Arse!!!

Spent 30 minutes writing an email and Exchange logged me out when I pressed Send.

ARSE!!!!!!!!!!! ARSING ARSE!!!!!!!!