I didn’t update my blog for a couple of day because I was either very busy or simply relaxing. Friday I even forgot the photography-day for the second time: shame on m… shame on yo… whatever. Btw, I’m posting on flickr some old and revised shots. Hope you like them.
Anyway, I had a good reason for not blogging: I worked hard on a presentation for my boss. Well, let me first define what working hard on a presentation means. It doesn’t have anything to do with finding the right content, the right way to say something and get the point across. No, it has to do with formatting, swearing and finding the right command for a mere copy and paste that doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to. This is Microsoft‘s world, as we know, and it’s frustrating. Eventually my presentation was shorter than planned and not even format-coherent. But at least my colleagues had fun by listening me swearing.
I don’t even realize it but most of the time I swear in German and Italian together. I try to do it in Finnish
Vittu saatana perkele!
But it’s not natural Once I said out loud
Anouk was happy to see that finally I was swearing in Dutch but… no, it was Berlinerisch.
Anyway when I sent my presentation, my boss (sick at home) replied straight away asking for some more details: suddenly I didn’t have any time to write on my blog because the company’s party was approaching. We celebrated in a nice bar, Dante on Spuistraat, Anouk, Joeri, Maurice and Nelson who are leaving. I went there by bike with Frank and Marieke and when I was a bit behind them because of the traffic:
Frank: Pino, are you following?
Me: Yes, don’t worry, I’m still here… still alive.
Frank: I really love your German accent.
Frank: Yes, you have that strong German accent, especially when you said “I’m still alive”.
I’m helpless. I guess the only language I speak without German accent is… German. Maurice thought I was Czech when he first listened to my German. Actually Czech people are full of compliments for the way I say
Ahoj! Jak se máš?
Mám se dobře také, děkuji.
But it’s not very useful, is it? Ok, enough clever shit
Yes, please. As much as possible.
A small hint, for those who want to pay for it, is in this picture.
As far as I understood, as of July 2008, smoking will be banned in the Netherlands as well. Wow! I can’t wait for it, because I’m becoming very intolerant: if it wasn’t for Sveta’s nice company I would have left the party on Friday even sooner. Yesterday I Bree-cleaned my flat and when I opened the windows to let some fresh air in I had to breath my neighbor’s smoke 😈 so annoying. I guess I would mind less if people were high on cocaine: they would have their fun and I would have my throat.
Well, I’ve been relaxing during this weekend although I didn’t manage to do everything I wanted. At least I got some sleep in the bedsheets I washed in a very nice perfumed fabric softener 😛 As Susan said:
I’ve had a taste of ironed pillowcases and I’m not going back
Oh yes, I have to iron my clothes too. Nooo!!!
Just one more thing: I started watching the anime version of Nana and I find it terrific!