Friday, October 21, 2005

Random thoughts 7

I can’t believe it’s so close to the weekend again… this week’s just flown by. And before you know it, it’ll be Christmas… I mean for fuck sake, it only seems like yesterday we were on our summer holiday and I was sitting by the pool with the kids, and getting falling-over drunk at the bar every night with the Scottish sisters at the hotel (who ended up shaving my head… long story).

I’ve actually been really busy, and spent the afternoon with “the potential £500m client” yesterday, which was quite productive. They’re pretty high profile so it’s a bit dangerous to say who they are (Google being Google) but working with them would be fantastic. Not that I will of course, as I’ll be long gone. So, today I’m going to have a look around the office building where I want to base myself from January. It’s quite nice, as you can see from the pictures, and Camilla, the manageress, is going to give me a guided tour. She sounded really cute on the phone, so I must resist the urge to flirt and try to portray a totally professional image. Once I’m in there I can flirt to my heart’s content, of course, although I honestly intend trying to behave myself.

Update: The offices are fantastic - for less that £100 per month I get full reception, call handling and mail forwarding services, plus access to all the meeting rooms, restaurant, gym (they call this the "virtual office")... and I can take actual office space there whenever I want to. This is great, because I can get all my stationery, brochures and business cards printed up now. How cool is that?

Oh, and Camilla is really cute!

I suddenly realised as I was writing this post that I also have to write a business plan between now and Monday night, as I’m seeing my bank manager on Tuesday morning and I have a feeling I’m going to need him. Mind you, I spoke to another friend today (he runs his own consulting business too) and it looks like he’ll want me to help deliver some training modules that he’s got scheduled throughout the year. That’s three promises of work now, and I’m hoping they’ll all come good by the time I start out. My new web site's nearly finished and everything seems to be coming along nicely. I think I’m beginning to enjoy myself. I must be stark raving mad.

Anyway, I was playing online last night, and came across this… the most totally amazing stat counter of all time. It's not cheap, but my god, is it cool or what? Those stats will be the death of me, honestly.

PS There. An entire post without talking about sex, or raisins. I knew I could do it. And that's it, because I'm completely knackered tonight/this morning and I'm going to put my feet up and watch some TV before bed!

32 comments:

zooz said...

the office looks very professional. Training delivery?? that's my specialism

WDKY said...

It's a lovely office. And yes, it would be right up your alley. Ahem.

serendipity said...

Raisins? Ok I need to get some reading done i've definately missed something here

Blueprincesa said...

yes, that was a nice clean post wdky, well done. Looks like a nice place. I like the man-statue-thingy.

NewYorkMoments said...

Which head did the shave?

emma said...

Pretty soon you'll be arguing with your inner monologue over whether to buy the BMW or the Benz, and whether to have a dirty weekend with the hot Canadian/American or the exotic Galician princess while your stat meter along with your amped libido rises with the ever increasing stock price of WDKY incorporated. Sometimes I wonder whether I should be on meds.

WDKY said...

Serendipity, raisins are the bain of my life. Really.

Blue, can you see taht I'm cleaning up my act?

NYM... tsk. Shall I get a two-desk office?

Emma, I'm actually an Alfa Romeo sports coupe man. And my next car will probably be an Alpha too... done the BMW thing.

it's all about me said...

Looks like it's all coming together, wdky... that's great.

amazing stat counter. I love it.

NewYorkMoments said...

One desk for each head?

WDKY said...

One of mine and one of yours? Or two of mine?

NewYorkMoments said...

two of your...Wait...Are you saying you have more than 2???

WDKY said...

My mistake. I meant "my two".

Don't start getting yourself over-excited, NYM.

Claire said...

thanks for the link to TLP! You're a star!

Sky said...

Sounds like things are going well in your world. :) Happy to hear it.

WDKY said...

Claire, it's a great site, so no need to thank me.

Sky - I suspect it's the lull before the storm. I'm sure reality will set in long before January, but thank you.

NML said...

I really enjoyed this post and feel excited for you. Where are those offices? I half convinced myself that I recognised them...

Her Daddy's Eyes said...

Great! :) Happy for you!

~Eyes

WDKY said...

They're over here in Elstree, NML. I think I mentioned that my office used to be in Kilburn Park Road, though - I have a suspicion that you'd know it (A*** House - 2-story modern building).

Eyes - thanks!!!

Networkchic said...

That was a nice clean post - don't let it happen again.

Weekend with GG?

WDKY said...

Hi NWC... yes, I did well, didn't I? GG and I are going out for dinner in Soho tomorrow night (at least, we're meant to be) and then I guess we'll come back here. I'm picking up the kids around lunchtime on Sunday, so we'll have a bit less time than we normally do this weekend.

You?

check said...

so camilla's a cutie hmm?!?! ;-) hope the 500m client thing turns out well.. and..well best of luck wid it all!!

WDKY said...

She is, but her Dad owns the complex, Check!

k o w said...

I need my own office. That place looks ideal.

WDKY said...

The commute will be too much for you, KOW.

unforgiving b*tch said...

Looks nice...congratulations....

WDKY said...

Thanks UB, you can visit any time.

Networkchic said...

This weekend I get to buy my daughter a new winter coat...MY GOD it's winter. Ugh....have fun with GG.

TJ said...

I'm predicting great things for WDKY incorporated. And if you ever need to get out of a last minute legal jam, I'll hop on the first plane over there from Philly. You would only be responsible to cover my bar tab, which could be quite substantial.

(hey,I won't have to wear one of those silly white wigs in court, will I???)

WDKY said...

I might take you up on that, TJ. And thanks, because you inadvertantly inspired my next post.

TJ said...

well, that should be good for at least one free pint, right??

k o w said...

I'm out of here for the weekend but I just wanted to say just how damn good this blog has been lately sir.

Good reading, excellent template, it's all working.

I just have one question before I leave my office today.
Man U. or Arsenal?

Have a good weekend mate.

WDKY said...

That's most incredibly kind of you, I must say, KOW!!! I'm a season ticket holder at Tottenham and I have a pathalogical hatred for Arsenal. We play them on Saturday week, and we've got Man U tomorrow!!! (And we're flying, in 2nd place at the moment.) Have a fabtabulistic weekend yourself.

And TJ, you're welcome to at least a pint or two any time you happen to pop over.