Wednesday, May 31, 2006

On my best behaviour

I never realised that it'd be so hard to put up at least 1 blog post per calendar month. This is only here cos tomorrow is June 1. Procrastination, thy name is Chai. I guess it doesnt help that I've a new job, which sucks away the energy.

Let me see, what highlights in May can I write about?
Ahhh... I lost all my credit cards. I was on my daily morning run/sprint and thought I'd expedite the process by removing my train ticket from my wallet while moving at full speed. I suspect it must have fallen out then. I once got fined $150(!) cos I thought I could validate it at the destination. And the guy was a real prick too. A curse on his complexion but I fear I may already be too late. Forced to use cash for everything, I never realised before how much I actually spend. Depressing.

And there is the new job, and the new co-workers. Pretty cool guys. Ugly but cool. Initially, I was put in the nice, clean and modern office. Then they moved all the contractors to the 'other' building, which I dont think is ever vacummed, has drawerless tables and smelt of sour milk. 5 of us in the one room (referred to as 'the box') plus visitors. But we're coping, in our own little ways. Eg. the others wanted all box people to use an Ashley Judd photo as our messenger avatar, which I reluctantly agreed to (they're psychos!). Which they then changed to something else but neglected to tell me. So I was Ashley for a day and a half. Was kind of odd to my other messenger buddies who were not in the know.

Also, for the first time ever, Kim made me lunch! It was the most delicious jam and butter on toast I've ever had. I promptly went out and got her a copy of this recipe book. Admittedly, the motivation was one of selfishness (ie. I want us to progress past toast real quickly). Exciting times beckon.

And I finally got my airline tickets (again, had to return the last set) and booked the hotel rooms. It seems much more real now as it's getting quite close to departure. The last time I was back there was in 2004 for a grand total of 36 hours. Mannn... was that a nightmare. A schoolmate (from wayyyyy back) offered to drive me back to my hometown but I had to make my way from S'pore to M'sia. Easier said than done with peak hour traffic. I had to walk across the causeway with my luggage (long story). It was so friggingly humid. My clothes were soaked, my jeans were clinging on to me from the sweat. It was horrible. Never again. I asked my mum if she wanted anything from here and her answer was Pecans. Huh? What? Weird-O. That's what I'd expect if I was calling from the supermarket. Ah well, lets hope it skips a few generations.



Gawd, this post really sucks. Just like Decoder Ring live sucks. I like their CD a lot though.
And if you have nothing to do, go see these guys. They've got a CD launch at The East Brunswick Club on the 17th June. They dont suck. They're fun. OK, so I work with one of them. Go. Buy some merchandise. CDs, T-shirts (assorted sizes), caps and underwear. Moi? I'm flying that night. Lucky, eh? You can hear them (Des Peres) online here. They're also playing in Canberra and Sydney.

Till later.

14 comments:

ChickyBabe said...

He's alive!

"Ugly but cool" cracked me up. Been there many times!

Chai said...

Heyyyyy... Thanks for still visiting. One might have the impression I was trying to alienate all by irregular and uncommentable posts. Not true. It just seems that way. :-)
I like the guys I am stuck in the room with. Very witty and easy going bunch. I'm going to miss them. Ahhh... the stories I could tell... but cant. Hope they return the money they owe me before I leave.

Steph said...

Stop the press! Chai posted!

well done. :)

Chai said...

Hee hee... I've been lazy and uninspired to write. I guess I should start thinking about my June entry. Maybe I should start going out/doing things primarily for the reason so I can blog about it.

Husky Nutmeg said...

You'll have loads to write about this month - or at least when you get home.

Your name is procrastination? We could be twins ;0)

I love the shoes on the cover of the cookbook.

Chai said...

Oooo... I dont know... My interaction with family is not exactly blogging material (ie. it's too gruesome). The cookbook is pretty good. Almost simple enough for me to use. The kid shows next to no interest.

Susanne said...

He's back! Yay!

Husky Nutmeg said...

Nothing like a tale of pain and suffering!!! No, that would be my family ;0)

'Maybe I should start going out/doing things primarily for the reason so I can blog about it.'...
On the weekend Mip was trying to organize something 'interesting' to do so that she could put it in her journal at school (*face in hands* - oh how they begin so early).

Chai said...

:-) I think my brain is constipated.

Susanne said...

Heya chai,

Would be great to meet up at Death Cab. Will have to arrange it closer to the date. :)

Susanne

Rachy said...

this post most definitely does not suck. Congratulations on the new job, and sorry that I am a little bit behind!

Pecans are tasty, I totally understand your mum :-)

Sarah said...

What do you mean there's stories you could tell but can't? That's just teasing...

Chai said...

suss : most definately! I'll be the one in the black T.

rachy : I like Cindy Sheahan and what she stands for :-(

sarah : I cant tell cos I'm not anonymous. eg. I get emails like 'Read your blog. We dont have to catch up'. If I were to write down these 'anecdotes', I wouldnt be very popular eg. the quasi stalking being done by colleague wouldnt go down too well, as it is a matter of definition, apparently.

Sarah said...

Yeah I know, but it's still teasing :P