- People can be so condescending. This week I've been asked to do someone's photocopying, read a specification on behalf of another engineer, purchase milk because the smoko room is all out... sigh. I don't want to believe the worst of people, but I really don't think I'd hear those requests if I was a man.
- If one has problems getting along with crowds of other people, one should reflect upon one's own thoughts and behaviour before blaming the other people... what is the common factor with all these problems? Oneself!!
- I'm trying to work out how *not* to dread my next birthday. It's not an age thing, I just had such an un-fun birthday last year that I wouldn't quite know how to cope with another!
- In a similar vein: if somebody tells me happy news, I will pretend to be glad for them if it kills me (assuming I'm not genuinely glad)! I recently got a promotion at work... I'm super grateful for the people who have responded kindly. But I'm gutted about the people close to me who pretended they didn't hear what I said - or worse, used it as an opportunity to complain about their own lack of promotions. I hear what you're saying, but maybe now is not the time?
Some rays of sunshine to balance out the crappiness:
- Early nights are underrated. I don't need much convincing to turn off the telly and go to bed at 8:30pm!
- It's a great feeling when you can teach someone a new skill, or help them to improve in their job. I've recently had the opportunity to train some people at work, and I've really enjoyed it.
- This weekend coming, I'm going to travel in Boeing 777 to the air show at Ohakea. It's only about 400km away, and we have been lucky enough to score tickets for the return trip!
- My latest copy of Burda Style has LOADS of clothes I want to sew up. Something for a rainy day! (also, a day when I am not working, grocery shopping, cleaning, or sleeping to recover from work. But soon...)
And then some photos of the random variety, because a blog post is not complete without photos.
|This was the first bridge I ever inspected as an engineer. I'm not even joking. And I took this photo on a digital camera that used 3 1/2" floppy disks. Go Mavica!|
|This was a fairly typical university moment, circa 2004|
|And this was my home away from home for three years at the turn of the century. It looks pretty in the sunset, but looked more like Housing Commission in real life...|