As part of my redundancy I attended today the first half of a 'Career Continuation Workshop'. Many tedious caffeine free hours were endured with an 'outplacement consultant' going on about how we can positively learn to 'manage change'. I'm sure I could manage very well indeed if I didn't have endure a two day workshop involving self assessment exercises designed to help me realistically evaluate and successfully sell my skill sets in the employment marketplace.
On a brighter note, here's a Good Thing for squirrels.
Today's date is 02/03/04.
This sequential date happens only once every hundred years. In fact it's one day in thirty six thousand and five hundred. So make the most of it and enjoy.
(Unless you live in North America where this happened on the third of February and you've already missed it.)
I am fascinated by things like this world wide quality of life survey.
I haven't been to Vancouver, so I can't possibly judge, but I'm not entirely convinced all these cities deserve to be in the top ten.
So instead, based purely on my own experiences, prejudices and subjective opinion, I offer the arpeggio top ten best cities in the world (this time in a particular order).
10. Hong Kong
On the weekend I was trying to remember if the name 'Pheobe' really did represent the moon or whether I was talking rubbish. Turns out I was right:
'Phoebe defn The name of Artemis or Diana as goddess of the moon; the moon personified. poet.'
Of course for the rest of the weekend I was talking rubbish.
I'm wading through the 217 emails in my inbox.
Number of emails about financial transactions from Nigeria: 4
Number of emails about car parking spaces/lost parcels: 12
Number of emails about meetings I didn't go to: 6
Number of emails about drinks I didn't go to: 9
Number of emails about cabbages: 1
Many many apologies for my absence.
My persistent but seemingly trivial illness became more insistent and serious. So unfortunately I've spent most of the last couple of weeks being ill and doing very little else. One good thing was that I didn't come to work but the bad thing was that I couldn't meet my oblogations. Apologies again.
Oh. I'm pretty much better now.
I'm still looking for Good Things to distract me from another disastrous week of stress, toil and illness. I've had suggestions from Brian and methinks but any more would be gratefully welcomed. If there's more than a few I could even make a list or something and that would be a Good Thing.