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Nothing sinister

There is nothing particularly sinister about my statement that I will be offline for a while.

I am frighteningly busy at work at the moment, and therefore am cutting down on frills, which unfortunately means less time online, less time with my friends, and less time on other 'non-essentials' like fun.

My email addy is on my home page.

B

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Latest reply: May 25, 2002

Update

A couple of people have asked what I am doing, and how I am.

The short answer is that I am working hard on a contract, and will be in Munich until the end of June (with occasional visits back to the UK).

I don't yet know what I will be doing after June, but sufficient unto the day is the penuary thereof.

I have moved into the flat, and it looks fab. There is still a massive amount of work to be done on it, and that is currently scheduled for July/August, but I will believe that when I see the builders' hairy backsides poking out of their Wranglers.

My life has not got enough time in if for social activities, just now. So I am not keeping up with friends or relatives, and I am not having as much fun as I like. On the other hand, I tend to grab fun where I find it, so life is not deadly dull.

And that's about it for now.

Ben

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Latest reply: May 16, 2002

Just zis guy....

I got a text message the other day saying 'Just arrived in Val d'Isere - Rob is in the UK on the 20th - do you want a meet?'

Unfortunately I had got a new phone that day, and I deleted the message before I matched the number up with the person who sent it.

Now I know three guys called Rob, one of whom would contact me direct if he wanted to meet me, so the message clearly was not about him.

One of them lives in the South of France, and a mutual friend was going out for a visit. My geography being crap, I assumed the text message was from her. So about a week later I see Rob on MSN and say 'are we meeting up on the 20th then?' Several exchanges later we establish that he is not going to be in the UK on the 20th, and Nice is nowhere near Val d'Isere.

Two down, one to go...

The third Rob I know lives in Dallas, Texas and I know him because we both worked together in Stockholm last year. Justin is the only person I have seen recently who knows us both, and he was working with us there too. Maybe Justin has just got a job in Val d'Isere... lucky begger. A week later I see Justin on AIM, and say 'So are we on for the 20th then?'

Justin manages to look startled down a hundred miles or so of Internet connection and says 'No' - and tells me that Rob is still in Dallas.

I am really confused now, and I have run out of Robs.

And finally it sinks in. My friend John has gone skiing, met up with his friend Rob, who is presumably going to be in the UK on the 20th (he works in Amsterdam - international lot, aren't we?) and do I want to meet up with them both?

Well, I am never one to turn down a party, but this one has been more confusing than most to say 'yes' to.

Ben

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Latest reply: Apr 15, 2002

Reading.... the bleedin' obvious

Part of my job involves going through a document defining and explaining processes. Whoever wrote it was clearly paid for the amount of ink used. Going through it all is not as dull as it sounds. Not at all. It is much, much duller than that.

However there are occasional glimmers of hilarity. My most recent was:

smiley - star

Project plan execution is the primary process for carrying out the project plan.

smiley - star

I shall add more to this particular list as I find them. Watch this space.

Actually, no, don't watch this space. There are far more interesting and worthwhile things you could be doing with your time. Pulling out the hairs on your left kneecap one by one, for example. Or counting midges.

Ben

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Latest reply: Apr 10, 2002

Reading.... the bleedin' obvious

Part of my job involves going through a document defining and explaining processes. Not at all. It is not as dull as it sounds. It is much much duller than that.

However there are occasional glimmers of hilarity.

My most recent was:

smiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - star

Project plan execution is the primary process for carrying out the project plan.

smiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - star

I shall add more to this particular list as I find them. Watch this space.

Actually, cancel that. Don't watch this space. Do something more entertaining and interesting instead. Pull the hairs out on your left kneecap one by one. Or count midgies. Or something....

Ben

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Latest reply: Apr 10, 2002


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