Wow, it’s hot!20 November , 2012
I think some of that Nylstroom weather may have followed us home. If you believe the predictions it will be 34’C in Johannesburg today – feels about right.
I don’t have too much to say today, just thought I’d tell you that we have a 6-month stand in for Snake-In-The-Grass. Steamcleaner has already had about 3 meetings with him and so far we really like him. He has a deer in the headlights look about him, so he obviously understands the things people are telling him (a rare quality on that level), and he’s already doing things to make our jobs easier (I know right?! An exec that actually DOES things?! What kind of creature is this really?). He is yet to be named for blog purposes, but keep watching – I’m sure something will come up.
Then we’ve had another resignation (not in our department this time). You may recall Snake-In-The-Grass’ somewhat annoying secretary who wears a lot of leopard print and always types in capital letters? (a.k.a TPP – Trailer Park Princess). I have since come to a sort of truce with her and she actually is a very nice person (who always typed in capitals). Anyhoo, she has also resigned but will not be joining the Snake in CT (The Snake is joining Box-Of-Frogs who went to work in Cape Town. Between the two of them I don’t know who they’re going to get to do their work and make them look good but I’m sure they’ll line up a suitable sucker with ease).
The Swan (previously head of BOB – Band of Bitches) has also resigned and will be joining the same company as Snake-In-The-Grass and Box-Of-Frogs, but in their Pretoria office. No one is terribly sad to see her go either, except maybe the Band. Some of those band members were previously in our department and may now be forced to join it again, shame…
Oh and on a unrelated note: we are headed into the second round of QAs this week. So far pretty painless, but today might see the start of the swing. Today’s one is the one where this particular colleague got quite aggressive in the last round and actually told me to f-off. I don’t anticipate that today will be much better. 😉
That about wraps up the criptic secret place updates for the time being. 😉
- Having a snooze in my arms, too cute!
- Sometimes a book is so interesting it just pulls you in? (You might also notice the scrape she has there on her arm…that’s the one I stupidly told her about and then ended up having to bandage the whole arm because of it). 😉
- One of the outfits Nicola put together a few weeks ago. Imagine her teacher’s surprise when she rocked up to school wearing this ensemble. I don’t want to jinx it or anything but we have had quite a few drama free mornings clothes-wise around here. At the moment the bigger issue is the brushing of all that glorious hair – probably time for a cut soon anyway. They are starting to tangle a bit at the ends. Some mornings it looks like she’s managed to sleep herself a dreadlock through the night (we brush before bed and before school). Today I rubbed a bit of conditioner into the ends and left it in – hopefully we’ll have a tangle free evening tonight.