thread what would make you as happy as
this TVNZ reporter at Yokohama railway station?
permalink To be fair, John Campbell has form for this sort of thing
On the basis his best known catchphrase is "Maaaarvelllouss!"

Although, he's actually a pretty good hard hitting journalist too.
permalink He's right though,
Yokohama railway station is magnificent.
permalink someone at a client company just tried to book me
a london to new york flight.... via Kiev.

I have suggested I get my own flights.
permalink Twats
I went to a meeting this morning that took the project manager ages to arrange, because so many people's diaries had to align. He managed to get every relevant person there.

Then the guys from the IT contractor who needed to get everyone's requirements didn't show up.

So we all went away again.

What a collossal waste of fucking time.
permalink I recently tried to arrange a meeting for me and six others.
I sent out a range of dates and asked for availability. Then someone suggested a day I don't work and everyone agreed.

So instead of visiting my brother and mum tomorrow with my wife and kids I'll be in a meeting.
permalink Fuck these guys.
Man, you had plans!
permalink Meh.
The meeting was almost good and I don't have any children tonight.
permalink I was at my desk before 7am today,
because we had a flap at end of play last night, and we needed to get a set of preset drawings and calcs issued onto Aconex by 9am. The engineer responsible 'forgot' to come in early too, though he'd agreed to, and didn't arrive till 9:30. He then ignored my emails and didn't get the markups back to me until nearly 11am, by which time the rest of the design team were giving us a *very* hard time about it.

Basically, we're the best performing company on this job, by a million fucking kilometres, so any time we make the slightest error, the rest of them, especially BD fucking P, come down on us like a tonne of cunting bricks.
permalink we had half of a conference call not turn up yesterday
due in part to the clocks changing and the US guys not getting the update.

It was actually more productive if anything

in other news, 2 nights in new york next week, flying direct (with air india tho. )
permalink I'm rather assuming that Air India is shit
I wouldn't know though... never flown them.
permalink this is my expectation
but I'll take shit air india over half decent travel via chicago / kiev/ orlando / all the other options.

also it might not be full.. and it's a dreamliner which is pretty new and i probably get a curry

permalink Dreamliners are lovely.
Very unlikely to fall apart, even under Air India.
permalink their choice if fabrics and carpets leaves a lot to be desired though
http://www.traveller.c...
permalink I"d have thought that about a
Until last week.

But then Indonesian airline mechanics have never had a great reputation.
permalink All my Indian colleagues told me to avoid like the plague
There’s a reason their business class is a grand cheaper than anyone else’s
permalink i'm not in buisness class.
...
I'll bring my own sandiwches... and parachute.
permalink hahahahahahahaha
'bugger yer luxury, come to Yokohama' XD
permalink Guessing Premier Inn are doing well?
they're proposing building a new hotel at the Grafton Centre in Cambridge, about 600m from their existing new hotel on Newmarket Road.
permalink They're clustering all over the place
Edinburgh has what feels like hundreds of the fuckers now.
permalink the existing premier inn
is opposite a Travelodge, which is opposite a site now ear marked for an Easy Hotel (the Travelodge is on a corner)
permalink kinell, do people
actually stay in those things given the absolute clusterfuck of roads coupled with crap public transport in that part of town?
permalink it's £115 to stay next wedensday.. so yes.
the Holiday inn express, out in the arse end of town near the 'airport' is £179

permalink That Express
Is in an extraordinarily grim location. Needs to be seen to be believed. Part of the old cement works and rubbish tip site, next door to a grim warehouse of a David Lloyd gym/tennis centre and just across from the Booker Cash & Carry. No public transport nearby, but does have a cycleway to the outer end of Mill Road
permalink At least the Newmarket Road
hotels are a minute or two from the riverside and do have an every-ten-minutes bus into town.
permalink That Express
site is identical to most other out-of-town Expresses the country over, at least the ones I've been to. Identikit-could-by-anywhere type places.
permalink not a bad hotel though and if you need to park in cambridge there isn't much choice
....

permalink since they are all managed by the same people (not fanchises like IHG etc)
they can cluster them as close as they like as there is no worry about competing with themselves on price.

Towns like cambridge have huge demand, and it's almost impossible to find sites there.