anyanka_eg: (Eliot grins)
I got my contract yesterday and signed it today. The relocation people are looking for houses for me and I'm scared to death.

I still don't know exactly when I'll be moving over due to various stuff going on at work and the timing of a trip to Tokyo for me. I've done virtually no packing, well sorting out, as the removal company does the packing. But there's certain things I don't want to take with me and there's certainly things I don't want strangers packing, if you know what I mean.

I've booked my trip to a friends wedding in Boston at the end of May. Actually if you used to read Azrael's fics on Wraithbait, it's her wedding, and I'm very excited. Never been to Boston before so any tips for what to see and do gladly accepted. She's promised to take me to the Cape and do the whole Memorial Day BBQ thing with me, which is very cool.

Oh, and I've fallen in love with Leverage and Nate/Elliot as a pairing.
anyanka_eg: (close cat)
I think I like it. Maybe not as pacey as some of the US episodes, but Jamie Bamber is very cute in it. Harriet Walter, one of my favourite actresses, is under used though. Definitely worth a watch if you like the US version and for you folks in the US, you'll love the wigs!

Thank you

Feb. 14th, 2009 11:29 pm
anyanka_eg: (Cake)
I got a lovely v-gift off [ profile] mckays_girl Thank you. 
anyanka_eg: (i don't get people who don't like to fly)

It's a little early, I know, but I just saw this on the BBC news site. It's the Red Arrows Synchro Pair practicing their "heart" maneuvre for Valentine's Day over Lincoln Cathedral.

I watched a great documentary a while back about the Red Arrows and now it's on YouTube here. Even if you don't want to watch it all parts 5 and 6 are pretty cool, if only because the Red Arrows guys are amazingly understated when they turn up for the Quebec air show compared to the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels. There's discussion, perhaps even gentle mocking, of the 'spray on flight suits' that the Blue Angels wear compared to the rather more roomy suits the Arrows wear.
anyanka_eg: (finger)
There's a guy a work who regularly gets what he wants to say mixed up. Some of the things he comes out with are hysterical and we keep a record of them for posterity. I thought I'd share a couple of the corkers with you guys, just to give you a laugh.

We have to nail it in the bud!

He's the knowledge of all truth.

The answers my friend are lying in the wind.

They're going to go where the shit's on fire

I won't give them that Jack of Aces...ace of spades...that card (this one was today)

And the best one ever is...

Suck it and weep
anyanka_eg: (close cat)
Can be heard here. They're a bit too footley, meandering jazz meets something like Pink Floyd and something else for me but I can appreciate it's good if you like that sort of thing. And they're all very good musicians.

Also, on the plus side, he didn't permanently injure himself when a wooden peg up that he was making for the yurt they're building flicked up into his head. It hit him, blunt end first fortunately, right between the eyes. The hazards of yurt building I guess.
anyanka_eg: (Default)
A friend sent me the link to this. It's a kid after he's been to the dentist and he is seriously tripping. Very funny.

anyanka_eg: (bear)
It's all been a bit hectic really, as you probably gathered from the lack of interaction here. I went to Sweden for a meeting, what seems like months ago now but was just before Pegasus 4. Then there was Peg 4, which was fab and I fully intend post my pics from at some point. Christopher Heyerdahl is a sweetheart and meeting up with lots of folks was great. I also now have a signed copy of Recipes from Pegasus that's going in a charity auction at some point.

After Peg 4 I went back to Sweden for a meeting to discuss moving over there. The meeting was good, as was the tour around the region, and I met up with some friends for the weekend. I finally got a formal (if not written) offer to go over there. I know the role, the wages (pretty damn good, frankly) and other bits and bobs. 32 days vacation per year, on top of public holidays! I am so chuffed.

When I was over there one of the guys had a cold and I caught it. Felt shocking all week. Oh, and I had a flat tyre when I got back to the airport after Sweden. I had to wait for the RAC in the snow. Nightmare.

On Thursday I found out about some other news about the job (confirmed on Friday) and I'll be moving over to work on Android rather than Symbian. This will mean something if you know something about mobile phone development. This of course means that not only do I have to move countries (and house and car etc) I have to hand my job and six years of knowledge to someone else. Probably someone who doesn't speak that good English. Oh, and I think there may be a trip to Japan in my furure. It's going to be busy!

Oh, and I'm working over at Crossroads now too. Why do I do this to myself?

On the plus side I just had some fantastic duck for dinner :-)
anyanka_eg: (close cat)
This made me laugh out loud when it appeared on TV a few minutes ago. It's both disturbing and very funny.

anyanka_eg: (close cat)

The best video of an animal enjoying the snow, ever.
anyanka_eg: (nom)
Just been super busy, although the sticking cold I have made me pray for death for a couple of days.

On a vaguely interesting note I've started (first one today) posting micro-fictions on Twitter. It's about all I can write at the moment due to stuff in RL. Read them here tagged #MF.
anyanka_eg: (Default)
It's from an Australian paper and it's advertising at its best.

anyanka_eg: (close cat)
....what do I need to pack for Pegasus 4? How dressed up are the parties? I'm asking because I've got to pack tomorrow (dropping the cat of Tuesday evening) and then I'm off to Sweden on Wednesday. Any advice from the old hands?
anyanka_eg: (Really)
Ricardo Montalban has died. He was 88 so he had a good run at it. Still, it's a shame as he always made me smile as he looked like he was having fun no matter what he did.
anyanka_eg: (Default)
Today we had a 'come to Sweden, it's great' meeting at work for those who are moving. Of course none of us know if we're really moving yet as we haven't had firm offers or details of jobs or pay. What? Still? I hear you say. Yes, sometimes I wonder if I should move as there's a phrase about piss-ups, breweries and organisational abilities that spring to mind to do with my company. Anyway, that aside it was quite a good meeting and I found out some useful stuff.

I shall be visiting there twice in the next two weeks so I guess I'll be seeing a bit of it. A week from today I'll drop the cat off at mum and dad's and then on Wednesday evening I fly to Lund for a meeting on Thursday. On the plus side I'm staying at a nice hotel for the Wednesday night, not that I'll see it that much. On Thursday a night at the Hilton at Copenhagen, which is nice. Then I fly back to the UK, but not to Manchester, to Heathrow, because it's Pegasus 4. Woohoo. Still not sure how I'll get back from London but I guess train.

Wednesday the week after it's our 'pre-visit' to Lund, where the company take us round, show us stuff, talk about tax etc. The company pay for it all and they pay for Friday and Saturday nights at the Malmo Hilton which will just be holiday. My mate is coming out to meet up and we're going shopping in Copenhagen.

I get back on the Sunday and collect the cat from the parents. Cool, but busy.

Oh, and my friend has invited me to her wedding in Boston in May. I really want to go but I'm just not sure with the whole moving to Sweden thing. It's not the money but the time. May would be the time I have to really panic if I haven't found somewhere of my own to rent rather than the serviced apartment work pay for. Of course, I think I will have found somewhere and I hope to be moving in then. Still, that'll require time as I'll have to make sure everything here is packed. Not sure what to do really. I'll have to think about it for a while.
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Snagged from [ profile] morgan_cian, who is of course in here somewhere :-)

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anyanka_eg: (JS Nice)
A Dell Inspirion 1545. A sleek, black, John Sheppard of a thing. Yum.

Course there were a few false starts, like the cable not working properly. The good thing is the one from my old Dell works fine with it. Hmmm, now it needs a restart. Ho hum


Jan. 6th, 2009 06:50 pm
anyanka_eg: (oh nos)
I've scaled my fingers on steam when I unwrapped my warmed up lasagne after microwaving it. I'm now sitting with my left hand in a glass of cold water to stop it hurting.

This may seem like deja vu. Yes, I have done this before so clearly I'm a special kind of idiot.
anyanka_eg: (Vexed)
I've taken the Christmas tree down and packed away all the decorations. I guess that's it all over for another year. Again, another big thank you to all for the gifts and presents. It was weird taking down the decorations and tree because it made me realize this'll probably be my last Christmas in this house because I think next year I'll be in Sweden. It's scary and weird and a shame because I love this house, even if the boiler is flaky and there's a patch of damp appearing by the chimney in the loft. Also the bathroom suite is avocodo and makes a little nauseous every time I go in there.

This year is going to be a big year, either moving to Sweden or taking the redundancy. I'm still not sure which I'll do. The default choice is to go I think as my boss really wants me to go and the deal for relocation is very good, but I still don't know all the details. On the other hand the redundancy money will be good and I could get the bathroom, the damp and the boiler fixed, but that assumes I could find another job. The current job market is scary and I hate job hunting.

On to other, less terrifying things, my friend Steve and I have decided to go to Comic Con in 2010. We're going to do a road trip down from San Fransisco to San Diego and see the sights on the way. I'm very excited and it's over 18 months away. Of course it could all go wrong in Sweden and I'll have to use my savings to move my stuff back to the UK. We'll see. It does help that I've got enough frequent flyer points to get me a business return to anywhere in the world so at least I don't have to save for that.

I watched Vegas today. I enjoyed it. Not the best episode ever but never the less enjoyable. I'm not saying more in case people haven't seen it yet.

I've started writing a story, which I hope will work out well, but at my usual slow pace could take a while. Especially with all the RL stuff going on. Of course I couldn't start it at the beginning of my festive vacation. No, I have to start it the day before I go back to work. Foolish girl.

New Dr Who

Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:59 pm
anyanka_eg: (bear)
Don't like him. Hope I'm wrong but I have a terrible feeling about this.


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