thread Right. A bit of a blizzard here in Edinburgh.
Cold and wet in Newcastle, I believe.

I'm going to drive down there with a colleague and a car full of kit, and install a lighting demonstration in the middle of a bridge in the middle of the Tyne. Once it's dark we need to focus it all and make it look great, then tomorrow night we present to the great and the good.

I have enough clothes to get soaking wet three times, I'm wearing double trousers and double socks...

Christ this is going to be miserable.

If it's icy, I'll call it off though. I'm not risking my neck up ladders in the dark on ice...
permalink oh look bauhaus are going on tour
maybe not.. http://www.slicingupey...
permalink Morning. Bright and dry in Wigan.
I don't think it rains much in Wigan but can't quite be arsed to check.
permalink foggy again down here
a least there was no ice build up on the bike though. Trundled through the alley of tire death at slow speed.
permalink I just got an award in our corporate anual awards bash.. best team working
I didn't recognise half the people in my team.

ho hum.
permalink Perhaps it was a courtesy present, as they realise it's your birthday.
To which end: Happy Birthday!

(keeping an eye on the prices for that Holiday Inn in Inverness, they seem to be fluctuating somewhat at the moment, many thanks!)
permalink Cheers.
I'd book pretty early as they will cut the discount to 15% if they get busy.
permalink It's never been as high as 30%,
the cheapest I've seen it is 15% off the standard rate, but you can have the rooms with a sofa for the same price as those without.

In addition to this, my colleagues don't seem to be filled with any sense of pressing urgency...
permalink yeah they are the same rooms
the sofa beds aren't brilliant but work for one adult.

I can't remember how sniffy they are about more than 2 adults in them
permalink i think 2 adults
is plenty for a sofa bed
permalink unless you're planning
an especially sexy-tiem trip to Inverness
permalink nothing sexy
ever happened in Inverness
permalink Very much this
Shithole.
permalink We've taken this information on board,
and have one night in Fort Augustus, and one night in a location to the north of Inverness, to be determined.

I was also considering the sofa to be more for sitting on than for sexy tiem. I hate drinking and watching TV in bed.
permalink what did I say
to deserve that? :(
permalink Isn't that where
the four & twenty virgins came down from?
permalink Your quite correct.
I therefore assume there are none left there.
permalink I am surprised
there were that many there in the first place
permalink I have serious issues with the song in question.
They've rhymed "Inverness" with "less", when it clearly should be "fewer"
permalink "Four and twenty virgins
came down from Stenhousemuir . . "
permalink *polite
applause*
permalink Nice. I was nominated for an award once
but fancy data is never going to beat premature babies.
permalink we have a thing called Spot On awards here
they'r; supposed to be used to recognise exceptional work, that sort of nonsense. The three people I've worked with recently who are all incompetent cunts have got them since Christmas. My underling, who worked like a twat to help out on something she didn't need to get involved in and I put forward for one got rejected. I'm glad I'm leaving these fucking idiots.
permalink there were a lot of people in HR getting the awards
to be fair here, anyone can nominate people for awards. which is nice

permalink I hope this consists
of a manager walking up to the winner, pointing at them and saying "SPOT ON!!!"
permalink we got one for most effective team
anyone that's seen us together for at least five minutes reckons it's a piss take. We get stuff done but with a lot of bickering, swearing and mickey taking.
permalink Happy birthday then
that will do, a day late.
permalink Fife Aid
just got mentioned on 6music. Steve Mason said it was his first festival.
permalink Excellent!
Good to confirm that I wasn't imagining it.
permalink Properly miserable = adventure.
If it is miserable enough you can enjoy it if you want to.
permalink Exactly this.
Take down tonight will be harsh but we'll work as fast as we safely can...