December 21st, 2004

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Quotes of the Day

Hi there. One of these tempted me to post them today ... can you guess which one?

Peace
peter

Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.
Arthur Miller (1915 - )

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"

In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.
Peter Drucker

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little
Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

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Seen whilst Googling for some work-related stuff, just had to share!

Peace
peter

The classic phrase for government work - "if I showed you, I'd have to kill you." Of course, for most of the government projects I worked on, if I'd shown anyone, they'd have probably died laughing.
Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Just a moment ...

It only takes a moment, but it can change the world!

A glance across a room, your eyes meet and suddenly you know ...they are “the one”.
A comment from someone which makes you think of something in a different way.
You’re feeling down and someone says just the right thing to cheer you up.

The little things in life can make a big difference. I have felt this from my on-line friends. I hope some of you have been helped by me.

So, on the solstice, the shortest day of the year, I wish you all the very best through the darkness of winter and may you find you lives are brighter as the days lengthen.

[and if you’re in the southern hemisphere, well enjoy the summer :) ]

Peace and hugs
peter
Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Today ...

I didn't have a long day at work today. I took my car in for an overdue service and then had to get back through the heavy central Cardiff traffic (and go back again about 5PM ish to pick it up). The car is better now, lack of oil was why the engine management warning light was coming on; both the headlights work (yes I know I can change the bulbs but it is fiddley and I always end up taking pieces out of my hands doing it); the front passenger door handle is broken (I told them that) and they have to order a part; new wiper blades (yay for smear free windows); some other parts they have to order (forget what) and new tyres {I spelt that with an "i" first time... *shakes head*) ... which I'll have to organise very soon. The good thing about this being a company car is that it is all paid for by the leasing company, which is help to my finances right now.

My eyes don't like winter. "Why?" you ask ... well you might :)
Firstly everywhere seems to be producing warm, dry air - the car to keep the windscreen mist-free, the air-conditioning in the rooms at work, everywhere! This is good 'cos none of us wants to get cold, of course, but those of us with contact lenses find they have the tendency to dry and turn into litle packets of sandpaper and grit to rub the inside of our eyelids. Grate, ouch, cry. Secondly when we do get some sun it seems to be low on the horizon and bright straight into my eyes. The drive up out of Waterloo is straight into the rising sun, as I discovered one morning recently when the windows were still a little misty and I didn't have my sunglasses with me. (think sudden blindness in a mist whilst driving a car on a bendy road about a car-and-a-half wide)

I'm almost organised for Christmas ... well I do still have to write the cards and wrap the presents but I think I know where I'll be when - that's half the battle. I'll be heading back to London on Thursday, being with Mum and my sister Saturday and Sunday, seeing my mother-in-law on Monday, driving back here to Waterloo on Tuesday then back working on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I may be seeing a friend of many years for the New Year but I haven't spoken to him for about a year so I'll have to see :)

I've got some geeky stuff to post here as well, but maybe not tonight (multiple screens on one laptop and Microsoft Virtual PC if you are interested ... but a good proportion of my readers can just skip that ... I promise I'll put it in a cut to spare you :) )

Right, to bed to rest my eyes and head.
Happy Solstice, Peace and renewal - positive thoughts go out to you all
peter