Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Various stuff

A selection of what is going on in my head...

  • Looking forward to camera lesson two on Thurs, which should hopefully be less theoretical and more about taking pics! I'm now the (broke) owner of a new 2TB hard drive for my photos, a spare camera battery, a spare SD card, an SD card reader and a UV filter that fits my DSLR's lens.
  • Having to organise people is a pain. TSC and I lead a small group for our church, which is awesome - such a nice bunch of people. Problem is, we've decided on a social for tomorrow night. Originally we were going to do go-karting, but it turns out that it's a bit pricey. I've given everyone a whole bunch of options and now I have a pretty much even split of people who want to do each option (except Adventure Golf. Seems we're all very much over that). The social is tomorrow night. What do I do? Sometimes democracy is annoying.
  • I have a deadline on a big article for tomorrow. I should be writing it now, but my brain is fuzzy and I can't get it right. It's quite a complex subject, so I figured a little break while I blog might help - often if I go back to something I can't understand a bit later on, it all falls into place.
  • It's so nice to be eating summer food. Last night, neither TSC nor I were keen for hot food, so we had ciabatta rolls with smoked chicken breast, avocado and sweet chili sauce. Not only was it super tasty, it requires no cooking and minimal washing up. Score!
  • I need to invest in a fan for my study. It's a tiny room with big windows that get full sun most of the day, which is great in winter. In summer, however, it's like I'm in a little oven. Even my modem is unhappy with the heat. I've had to stand it on top of a glass to get enough air into the vents on the underside.
  • It's nice to occasionally hang out with new people. We had a great braai on Saturday with two guys we've just met - one who has just moved to Joburg from Durban, and the other whom is only in SA for a month from the UK. There were a couple of other friends with us and we all watched the rugby and chatted for hours. They arrived at our place at 3pm and only left at 10.30pm. It was awesome.
  • A friend of mine is a headhunter and she just sent me a list of funnies from the CVs people have sent to their recruitment agency. They are hilarious, especially seeing these are not some random ones off the internet, but have actually been collated by her company. I may have to post some this week.


Hardspear said...

Organising people is a pain indeed. Especially if it is friends... THAT is the sole reason we did not have a braai on Heritage Day this year. Last year the organising took a bit of the fun and spontaneity away.

Shayne said...

Close your eyes and point a finger (obviously on a piece of paper) to select the activity. Easier said than done tho!

What about a ceiling fan/light thing? Or are they out of date now?

I'm loving summer food too - well mainly the no cooking part!

po said...

I Could never even attempt to organise people, I honestly can't even organise myself. That kind of thing is my worst nightmare. You should see what my poor boss has to go through to organise our Christmas lunch, shudders.

Tamara said...

Hardspear: I really don't mind organising people when they cooperate. But that hardly ever happens ;-)

Shayne: Hehehe... we pretty much did that. And then the place had a corporate party on and couldn't host us, so we did it again!

Po: I love that I don't have to think about office Christmas parties this year. *grin*

Momcat said...

Hehe. Love your 'gourmet' summer food idea. Dael and I also had summer food. Hot dogs and cooked chips!:} And it was raining...