Friday, 24 July 2009


Yay! Yay! Yay!

I feel as though this week has dragged its heels like a stubborn five-year old on his way to a bath. But at last, the end has come.

Well, nearly. I still have a big client meeting this afternoon and loads of that intimidating freelance work to do before I can kick back and enjoy a curry with some of our neighbours tonight, but I can feel the relief already.

Although, I am still nervous about the meeting this afternoon. Firstly, I hate Friday afternoon meetings, because the thought of weekend plans makes concentration difficult. "Yes, I totally agree with your decision to relook your website curry... I mean copy. Sorry."

Secondly, this client is awesome, but incredibly intelligent (like genius level) and I feel like he talks over my head 90% of the time. And he talks super fast and in techie jargon, making the keeping up even more of a challenge. I'm always a couple of TLAs (three-letter acronyms) behind him.

Thirdly, he's not actually my client - I was brought in on this job by a colleague to do certain bits of it - so I need to not screw up, or I'll reflect badly on the person who recommended me.


I sometimes get terrified when I realise that this little business TSC and I started rests squarely in my hands at the moment (until his studies finish, at least. And probably beyond). It's my job to make it a success, and it's my responsibility if it all goes balls up.

But right now I'm going to try to forget that, make myself a cuppa and grab a rusk while I daydream of curry and my warm bed.

Have a fabulous Friday, people. I leave you with a funny from my inbox:

We are about to enter the braai (BBQ) season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity.

When a man volunteers to do the braai the following chain of events are put into motion: Routine...
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert ..
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.

Here comes the important part:


(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat.

Important again:

More routine...

(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off' and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.


Anonymous said...

YAY for Friday! :)

Goodluck with your meeting. I'm sure it'll go well.

Being Brazen said...

HAve a fabulous weekend *hugs*

Ps - I love that you said you loathed the movie - I dont know anyone that thanks for the honest opinion.

po said...

Sweet sweet fridays, have a great weekend :)

Damaria Senne said...

LOL. Love your braai etiquette. And have a fabulous weekend too. Tomorrow is my birthday, so I've been impatient for the week to end. Stubborn 5-year old!

Laura said...

Have a SUPER great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

Men are quite a funny bunch! lol about the braai post!

I hope your meeting went well; I'm going to make it a personal goal not to schedule Friday meetings because my attention span is too tiny for it. lol :P

NIKolaS said...

that procedure is too deadly. ati how here night off was. sigh.

all the best with the new business!

Helen said...

Wow, good luck! I hope you got to enjoy a real night off!

angel said...

So did you have a good weekend?

boldly benny said...

How was the weekend... hmmm coffee and a rusk... hmmmm

Slyde said...

so, how did the big meeting go?