2006-08-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
We don't have a TV, so we've just discovered "The West Wing" on DVD. It's bittersweet to fantasize a night or two a week about a *good* president.
Charlie is doing a lot of grassroots local political work, and I'm very proud of him, but *sigh*....I just want to move to Uruguay.
Well, Dutch politics isn't as friendly anymore as it used to be either. I feel forced to vote far more to the left than I ever did before, if only because I refuse to vote for any party that shows no respect for our constitutional freedoms.
Keeps me wondering: who shifted sideways here, me or them...?
2006-08-02 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's some blog lag you've got there! :) Been traveling a lot lately? Thanks for the link--I laughed at mieke's later post "war is god's way of teaching Americans geography (--Ambrose Bierce)".
Ja, blog lag loopt de spuigaten uit, buiten alle proporties. Vlieg nog steeds als een postduif de wereld rond; in juni en juli drie weken op reis geweest.
Glad to see you got a breather of some kind. Or are you checking blogs on your Blackberry? No wait, you wouldn't allow yourself to have one of those, eh? :)
Do you get to take your vacation days at all?
Awkward topic: I didn't want a BlackBerry, but it was forced upon me. Very negative experience, I assure you.
I've accumulated 7 weeks of vacation. Last time I took time off was in May 2005; last time I clocked 100 hours of overtime in a single month was June 2006.
On the positive side: it's the best job I ever had, in terms of technical challenge, and also in terms of financial benefits.
The boss giveth and the boss taketh, with very generous helpings in both cases.
Hmmmm. If you haven't taken vacation in 2 years, shouldn't you have accumulated >= 2 * 5 weeks of vacation? Well, it's all moot if you're not getting to take it... Thought about taking all Fridays off for the rest of the year? :)
I burnt most of my vacation days for 2005 in May 2005, and didn't have a single day off since, so basically I have my days for 2006 left. Looking at my colleagues, the only way to burn them is to take a 6 week holiday: if you book it half a year in advance, it's too far away to be denied, and when the time comes, it's too much to cancel!
2006-08-13 04:31 pm (UTC)
...but what is far more interesting than this rather old joke, is the fact that people apparently still perform an almost daily check of, and respond to, a blog that
1) has been dead for about 8 months
2) has pictures of someone's cat(s)
Surely, there is something profoundly wrong with these people. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I need to go and remove myself from the gene pool.
P.S. I know. Too late. ;-)
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