April 13, 2007

European Pics

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:55 pm by Sam

We’ve finally uploaded all the pictures to Flickr from our European holiday to Prague, Vienna and Budapest.

We havent’ managed to put descriptions on all the pics yet but hopefully we’ll slowly get round to that soon!!

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April 11, 2007

Faithless in Glasgow

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:25 pm by Sam

Lee and I travelled to Glasgow in March to see Faithless at the SECC. I have uploaded the photos we took to my flickr account (link is on the left).

We stayed in a Crowne Plaza Hotel which was right next to the SECC and even had a walkway so we could get to the concert without braving the cold, wet weather. The hotel was very nice, I would recommend it if you are seeing a concert at the SECC. It was two train stops from town which we didn’t mind as the train was cheap and easy to use. I wasn’t very impressed with the hotel pool and gym – it was very small, dirty and full of people.We had a few days in Glasgow to view the sights so being the big kids that we are, we went over the river to the Science Center!

Faithless were amazing! It was the first gig I had ever been to and I had a great time. I enjoyed myself so much that I didn’t even mind the twats throwing beer and bashing into me. I can’t wait for the next one! Lee’s trying to persuade me to go to a festival next but I’m a bit worried about spending a night in a tent in a muddy field filled with drunk people pissing everywhere. Call me posh but I like 4 star hotels.

European Tour

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:18 pm by Sam

Lee and I have just returned from a week away in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. We had an amazing time and took over 600 photos! I am in the process of uploading them to Flickr but it might take some time as there are so many!!

You can see the photos I have already uploaded here.

April 10, 2007

Long Time No Blogging

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:49 am by Sam

This is my first blog entry for some months! I could make up hundreds of excuses about being busy at work, not having enough time, being away a lot but the real reason is that it became tedious keeping it up to date. Now that my long term engagement has ended, I am hoping that I will have a bit more interest in my blog and hopefully keep it up to date a bit better.

Now that I have reached 23, I have found out that life is no longer about going to the local student bar, getting up at 2pm and living off dirty takeouts. Recently I have felt like someone has pressed the fast forward button on the video tape of my life and now I am just waiting until I reach 40 and then start panicking about getting old and having done nothing with my life. I must be getting close to 40 already, Iā€™m already starting to notice the beginnings of wrinkles!

On a brighter note – Lees back from Geneva! YAY! Although it means I no longer have the king sized bed all to myself which gets really irritating when I want to star fish. Subconsciously, I have been working on a plan to make Lee sleep on the floor by slowing pushing him closer and closer to the edge of the bed until he falls out. This plan was going great, he was down to sleeping on 1/8 of the bed but then last night, my plan backfired ā€“ Lee got out of bed but then walked over to my side and slept there for the rest of the night. I ended up spending the night with my head on his crusty, dribble soaked pillows. YUK!

November 14, 2006

Why you should buy a poppy…

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:32 pm by Sam

At a meeting a couple of weeks ago, I managed to rip my trousers in the crotch area. Luckily it happened at the end of the meeting and I had a long coat handy so I was able to run away without anyone noticing.

I put the trousers in the wash with the intention of sewing them back together once they were clean. I should have just thrown them out but my students days haven’t rubbed off yet

This morning, in a tired and grumpy state because I had to wake up at 6am, I pulled out the first pair of trousers from the pile of clean washing to wear.
It wasn’t till I got to work that I noticed the trousers I was wearing were the ‘hole in the crotch’ trousers. I dread to think about how many people saw my underwear on the train and tube this morning. A pin from the poppy I had on my suit came to the rescue and hid the rip while I was at work today but i still had to walk around with my legs crossed.

November 10, 2006

Latest News

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:35 pm by Sam

I have finally made to the gym for the first time in over a year. I thought I would start of lightly with a class, body combat. It was really fun, a cross between boxing, kick boxing, karate and aerobics. It was an all female class mainly because the instructor was really really really fit. His muscles… mmmm…dreamy!

In the past I had always been to classes taught by pushy female instructors telling you to “push that big arse” and “hold that wobbler tighter!” but this instructor was yummy and nice and gave me a big high five. He has defiantly made me want to come back to the gym. ;o)

As a result of last nights trip to the gym, every single muscle in my body aches today. I’m just glad I could work at home, the distance between the bed and office is just about doable.

Another first for this week – I did my first customer demo. I was nervous and on the train up to London I was on the phone to Lee crapping myself but in the end I had nothing to worry about. I guess what made me nervous was that i knew i was doing the demo to a group of developers and they would expect me to know everything about the product I was showing, but in fact that was not the case especially as the product I was showing is huge!

Mine and Lees family of computers had a new arrival this week – I have a new T60 after the screen on my T42 decided to have funny fits and disappear. I heard this was a common problem with T42’s?? I would write a review on what I think of the T60’s but when I was given the laptop, I wasn’t given any administrators rights so I haven’t been able to do anything with it other than play FreeCell and copy some documents over. The worst part is the sys admin guy is off sick, its like putting a piece of chocolate in front of me but not letting me eat it. Some people are so cruel.

So that rounds up my week. Only other news is PIKEYS! Why are there so many? While working from home, I see all the normal people go to work in the morning and then the pikeys and chavs come out in the masses. Get a job!

November 2, 2006

My First Assignment

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:36 pm by Sam

Yesterday was a big day for me – it was my first billable assignment as a consultant plus it was my first customer visit on my own. I’m so glad it went well and was not too difficult, I was really nervous the day before.

  • I am glad to have the first one out of the way and I am now looking forward to my next assignment. :o)

  • Long time no post

    Posted in Uncategorized at 10:28 pm by Sam

    I have been sooo busy I haven’t had time to update my blog.

    It’s really good to be back in the UK. It was nice living in New York but nothing beats being in your own home with familiar things around you and its good to see coffee shops in town which are not Starbucks!

    Next time I go to America, I have to remember to take a packet of PG tips with me. I really hated the weak American tea.

    October 23, 2006

    Sleeping

    Posted in Uncategorized at 9:35 pm by Sam

    Has anyone else managed to fall asleep standing up right on a train? I managed it today and I am amazed I did not fall over and hurt myself.

    One minute I am standing by the train door as there were no free seats and the next minute I wake up as the train pulls into the next station and throws me forward slightly.

    I was just glad the train emptied at the station and I was able to find a seat and finish my sleeping in a more stable position.

    October 11, 2006

    Last Day

    Posted in Uncategorized at 9:01 pm by Sam

    My last day in NY, I am both excited and sad but I can’t wait to be home with my hunny bunny. Just wish I didn’t have a 3am start tomorrow šŸ˜¦

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