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A new toy

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Life is fast! And often it isn’t really easy to keep your mood up.

As I shared here last my weekend lately wasn’t one of the best once I had ever and looking back I just can say I’m happy about it is over.
Belonging to the Internet access I wasn’t really able to archive much. I’m getting the actual connection a bit cheaper and doubled the speed, but it is far away from the speed I wanted to have. On the other hand this new company offering the 32 MBit connection does not really seems to be very reliable and therefore it might not be a very worse thing I’m now not dealing with them.

But you know what? …. Donating a little gift (huh .. little?!) to yourself always is a good way to raise your mood again…..

And so did I  !!

Quickly decided I’ve ordered something I was wishing to buy since ages, but never was able to justify for myself so far, and as it looks it is shipped very quickly. So with a bit of luck I will be able to hold it in my hands tomorrow or the day after and I’m "very" sure my friend Wilf and me will have to exchange about it a lot.

For you here ….. sorry about! ….. at first, I will remain with the question about what I’ve ordered plainly not answered, to simply ensure I will have something left I can write about tomorrow.

What a day!

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Looking back to yesterday, I guess sleeping long was the best thing of the whole day.

Getting up rather later had the benefit that I really felt reliefed and the breakfast after the bath was also ok. But from then on it was a constant up and down and I couldn’t say that I really liked that saturday.

Feeling curious about haven’t heard back from the cable company after I made a contract with them back in march, I’ve called them … just to hear about they had forgoten about me … and therefore didn’t quit my so far DSL contract (it’s ususally here for you authorize the new contractor to quit the old contract for you for clearing all details to overtake service with the old provider).

And now I might have to stay with the old DSL for one more year. 🙁

To get over that we decided to drive downtown to run a few shoppings there and as i had planned inform myself about actual SLR Models.  Ok, I quickly found out about it needs me to buy the more expensive model of course! And later on we did spend ages about lokking and trying sports clothes for my wife.

It is really impressive how much time you can spend with that …. believe me! 😐

Having finished that heading into my favorite cafe there was of course a must and Late and cake there was terrific as usual.
As for afternoon was nearly over them we decided to walk back to the car when I had the great idea to stroll for some new sunglasses.

Two shops later I was a proud owner of new Ray Ban Sunglasses and even had saved 10 Euros on the 2nd shop were cheaper than the other one.

Was it a sign, that sun right had gone when I left the shop proudly wearing my new sunglasses?! Don’t know! 😐

But back to the underground parking lot I had to see that all the roads were blocked by police as for a town marathon and there was no chance to get to my car and/or out of town with it for the next 7 hours. 🙁

Thanks got my brother, which I’ve called quickly, was in twon and could pick us up and taking us home.

Around 10pm then, not being keen to leave my car in downtown all night lon, I did took the train to downtown again …. just to find out about … they still do run there! About the parking lots was closed down for night and as it looked first there was no chance for me to do anything about. But staying there, I remebered that this parking lots belongs to a hotel and I walked there paying the fee and to get the door opened again. So having the car back finally, I called police asking them about a chance to open the gates for me for a second to pass …. And unbelievable but thrue 🙂 I got a really friendly police officer on the phone, sending me just 20 minutes later (impressively) 4 police officers to block the road for me only and allowing me to pass!

Wow that was cool …. and it needed me just another half hour to find my way out of downtime as for all the closed down traffic there. Guess next year I should better run with those others instead. I’m just not sure I will make it over all 42km though – perhaps 2 or 3 I might do?! 😐

The long weekend

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Waaaaaaaaahhhhh…… Was that a nice and pleasant long easter weekend this year.

Sun, sun, sun and even more sun on all four days and we really enjoy it very much.

Of course there was the opening of the weekend with another long ride with Suzi on Friday. And can you imagine me looking surprised finding a real new "imagine NEW!!" track in an area I always though I could drive it blind?

A gorgeous short track bringing together two of my favorite bike routes now being combind a real dream of a biker without the need to drive between them on a bigger and crowded fast road heavily used by cars and truck.

You can now stay in the forest and all is green and calm …. that keen that we even scared a deer searching for food next to the track! Poor deer! …. Must have thought idiots are rushing by though.

Saturday then again was some more busy day again with preparing things in the garden and putting plants out of the house again where we had sheltered them during the winter month.

But then again working on saturday was balanced by some relaxed BBQ on Sunday , sitting together and chatting with friends. Finally drifting again in lots of lauging lokking old and age pictures and video clips showing us all a few years younger ….

 Today now with conditions … even forecasted different … there was no question about, me doing a second longer extended ride with Suzi again. 🙂

The Joke

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Today I received a most funny joke. It has a special actuallity for me as for i will be on an SAP Training next week myself.
But read and decide your own now (hope I do not violate copyrights with sharing it here though) ….

 

A young man married a beautiful woman who had previously divorced ten husbands. On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle; I’m still a virgin."

"What?" said the puzzled groom. "How can that be if you’ve been married ten times?"

"Well, husband #1 was a Sales Representative; he kept telling me how great it was going to be.

Husband #2 was in Software Services; he was never really sure how it was supposed to function, but he said he’d look into it and get back to me.

Husband #3 was from Field Services; he said everything checked out diagnostically but he just couldn’t get the system up.

Husband #4 was in Telemarketing; even though he knew he had the order, He didn’t know when he would be able to deliver.

Husband #5 was an Engineer; he understood the basic process but wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state-of-the-art

Husband #6 was from Finance and Administration; he thought he knew how, but he wasn’t sure whether it was his job or not.

Husband #7 was in Marketing; although he had a product, he was never sure how to position it.

Husband #8 was a psychiatrist; all he ever did was talk about it.

Husband #9 was a gynecologist; all he did was look at it.

Husband #10 was a stamp collector; all he ever did was … God, I miss him!

But now that I’ve married you, I’m so excited!"
"Good," said the husband, "but, why?"
"You’re a SAP consultant. This time I KNOW I’m going to get fucked!"

 

(ps: In a slightly different version, I’ve passed it on to a list. Can you imagine how keen I’m now to hear back?!)

People and their appearance

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Sometimes people become prominent and widely know by their doing, knowledge, generally their appearance or the way they behave. This is nothing bad at all and if it runs well they will become an example for others or at least a helpfully and valuable contact to have.

The disadvantage of such a well known position is that from time to time you then are force to set or define rules for others. Rules about behaving,  best practise in something – perhaps the best way to code something – A style guide whatever. Or at the and just plainly rules about todos or not todos.

Doing this people will try to follow you as for you are the reference for them. And the more that goes on the more responsibility you will have to take. It is ongoing.

The problem I see is for "you" to ensure your own rules as well. Remember and live them whenever necessary! (As for other do know about and will messure you by your own rules!)

Yesterday I recognised (with a big smile) such a person, being a highlighted "reference" for a specific group of people, fooling her own rules.
Nothing happend! No one was offended! At the end it just made someone more "human" like, touchable and normal again. A little "vaux pas". You know?

I just can’t prevent me recognising and smiling about it though! 😐