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Happy new year ...

12/31/2008

To all, a peaceful and loving 2009.

May we all overcome sadness and despair as one.

And may Milan win serie a again.

/dreams

--
Tnn
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Danger Will Robinson...Danger

12/28/2008

Oh dear.

Icy would like a keyboard, aka digital piano, such that she can learn
new songs for her choir practise.

It appears I will need to buy a keyboard. This means I am currently
thinking - perhaps I should buy a Midi keyboard, that way I can start
making music again. I've a mac, and cakewalk etc would be easy peasy to
run. Urm...danger. I've been known to lock myself away for whole
weekends in a room making music using my old Yamaha SY22, Commodore
Amiga
, and Music X. Ahh, I was in heaven.

I've four audio tapes (remember them) of compositions. Some rather funky
(composers prerogative).

So, at present I'm thinking I'll stick with Yamaha, and going to go for
a NP30, which is by itself a top class Yamaha piano, as well as a midi
keyboard. That way, in the future, I can expand to some sound modules,
software, mixing desk, amps...you see, its started already!

--
TNN


My PA has left me...

12/20/2008

...well kinda.

I used a service called "I want sandy", rather good as it let me fire off email commands to a PA-like system called Sandy, and she'd remind me and do things for me that could be done.

Alas, today, I am greeted with this notice. It just goes to show, sometimes, pen and paper is the only way!

Thanks Sandy - miss ya already.
--
tnn


Cricketing excitement

12/16/2008

The current series of England in India is very exciting. I've missed
every game due to work etc but like that both teams are improving.

Four more days to holiday...

--
dp
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Family Man vs. Chief Executive

12/11/2008

I don't know what I want to say in this post, but I'm going to start and
it will finish whenever.

For some of you, it will sound like I'm a broken record, in my annual
lull of confidence. However this time its different. For the first time
in my life, I am in a position where I may become unemployed. Deep down
inside of me, I know that this is not a disaster. I know that I am not
my job, I am not my career and that most of my best loved friends are
not the people I currently work with. Thats family man. But there is
this horrible other reality, Chief Executive man. He's telling me that
getting laid off from this particular job is going to set me back a few
years in a career. That the increase in pay and experience will
disappear with it. He's telling me that I will be a failure if I'm
redundant.

Why is it that society imposes such awful rules on us, rules that are
not intrinsically part of the nature of man? I had this conversation in
passing with a few people over the past weekend. How do we measure each
other, how do we figure out if a person is worth looking up to?

I know exactly how i personally measure someone. And you know what? It
really has nothing at all to do with their job. Why? The best most
wonderful people I know, don't have high flying careers. They reserve
the power and energy in life for their social relationships and
enjoyment of life. And none of that involves luxury cars, fancy toys,
designer clothes or gold cards from airlines or stores.

Yet here I am, the unlikely executive. I really am. I'm working
alongside people who are have the fancy stuff, who live by it, who live
for it. The way they hold themselves, present themselves, and talk even,
all says - wealthy and successful in career. Me, I'm the bloke who still
laughs when he is happy, frowns when he is sad, shakes his head when he
disagrees, and lays every hand on the table whenever its dealt. Work for
me, is a place to do good, not to play politics or games against people.

So, why am I fretting? Because I am totally utterly confused as to what
the f@£$ I should do next? Icy and I talked about me setting up on my
own. I think I'd be a great boss. But I'm lousy at selling, lousy at
being stern and I enjoy things too much. Work would be too much like fun!

What I really want, is a club to join. A club of like minded people who
just need to make a good living, but who have a priority away from work.
The priority of Family Man. I think I know deep down inside who I really
am, who I would wish for if the choice was diametrically opposite and
binary. Maybe that thing called fate, destiny, magic or future, will
show me the way.

Until then, I carry on, trying to be good, trying to be honest, and
trying to be me.

--
tnn, very unwell with reaction to medication, probably explains the rant.


Herbal Bach Remedy

12/08/2008

Trying this:

http://www.rescueremedy.co.uk/

Rescue Remedy is world famous for quickly restoring inner calm, control
and focus helping you manage your daily stresses and get on with your
life. The distinct 'little yellow bottle' is the only combination remedy
formulated by Dr Edward Bach over 70 years ago, and is relied upon by
millions when things get too much; it really is becoming a handbag, desk
drawer, luggage and glove box essential...

Rescue Remedy is a unique combination of five BachTM Original Flower
Remedies all working on emotional imbalances associated with daily
stressful situations:

Rock Rose Rock Rose - for terror and panic
Impatiens Impatiens - for irritation and impatience
Clematis Clematis - for inattentiveness and to counteract faintness
Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem - for shock
Cherry Plum Cherry Plum - for irrational thoughts and lack of self control

Wonder if it will work?

--
tnn


Scrooge

12/01/2008

Bah Humbug.

This Christmas I am going to be a spend-thrift. No penny will pass my
hands for 31 days without a joint decision with Icy. It will remind us
of how we enjoyed Christmas as kids. Just us, the Radio Times, books and
some nice food to eat.

So, when it gets cold...one log for the fire aaiiii!

--
Scrooge


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