Monday, 20 July 2009

Next thing you know I'll be taking up leaf peeping

Hibernation has been the name of the game so far in 2009, these past few months I’ve loved nothing more on a Saturday night than to sit at home with a nice chilled glass of wine, a new episode of Harper’s Island - the show was soooooo cheesy bad, but I loved it, well I did until the show went to complete shit around episode 10 when the writers clearly ran out of ideas and never recovered, but the first 9 episodes were so bad they were good and I loved the lush scenery of the location* – and pat myself on the back about how much money I am saving by not going out. It wasn’t so long ago that I considered my weekend a failure if I didn’t go out on a Saturday night, but these days I couldn’t care less, in fact I prefer it. Clearly I am getting old.

Being a stop-at-home doesn’t exactly make for good blogging fodder, which is why I have been missing in action of late, well that and the fact that my job continues to demand long hours, so I am less than enthralled about sitting at a computer in my free time. The good news is that I did manage to hire someone to alleviate some of the burden so that’s a step in the right direction at least. I am hoping that once I have him up to speed I will be able to start leaving the office at 6pm. I have a new boss too who I am getting used to and who is very much into achieving the elusive work/life balance which is good, because he shouldn't mind if I start leaving the office early too. He seems like a nice guy, but he has a lot of energy, in fact for someone as jaded as I am about work at the moment he’s horribly enthusiastic. He bounces around like a 5year old on Tartrazine in our status meetings, it’s like intellectual pinball trying to follow his multiple trains of thought. Megan, who is newly returned to the agency after a two-year foray into pastry cheffery, sits next to him and divulged that he drinks an awful lot of coffee. If the bouncing continues I may have to sneakily switch his daily brews for decaf ;-)

*Filmed on Bowen Island off Vancouver apparently. I'm not quite sure what is wrong with me, but I am finding I have a serious hankering for foliage at the moment which is very unlike me, I'm not usually one to embrace nature, but I'm currently planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies and, astonishingly, looking forward to some hiking, it's really quite disconcerting!!


Kitty said...

ha, I'm not a morning person, so your boss would clearly have to go.

Glad to know things are looking up at work for you. New Yorkers tend to be swallowed up by the job. It's terrible!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Kitty, yes things are looking positive. I am hoping the days of me and my consultant doing the work of three people are behind me :-)

PlantaSeedNow said...

always enjoy stopping by your blog, glad you decided to post. I thought perhaps I might like the show you mentioned as I've enjoyed all your musical selections.. However, a death each episode is not appealing to me, I see enough of that on the news. As always, thanks for sharing. Have a good week!

Anonymous said...

Have had a couple of friends going to the Rockies and the National Parks and the photos look stunning. You will really enjoy yourself.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Hi Plantaseed, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am glad you enjoy the blog, I am trying to post more often, but it's hard with work taking up so much time. To be honest Harper's Island was a guilty pleasure than a show I would recommend. I am not a fan of the horror genre at all, but this show aired at 9pm, so I knew it couldn't be that bad ;-)

Hi Anon, I have heard that the scenery in the Rockies is some of the most beautiful in the world. Thanks for stopping by.