Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Random thoughts 9

Ever felt so shattered that you just want someone to take your hand, lead you upstairs, undress you and put you to bed? I'm just starting to feel the pressure build a bit, but it's a good pressure, and hopefully it won't last too long.

It's not that often I discover new music (DCD being a very notable exception not long ago), but GG bought me The Essential Philip Glass over the weekend, and I was just knocked out by it. The first two tracks are passable, but after that it’s just outstanding… a kind of contemporary classical extravaganza. I love it, and yet again say “Buy it now”!!!

Having got to the point of preparing myself for a fight with the powers that be at work, I got a call from HR today, saying that they had a revised agreement for me to have a look at. I insisted on going through the detail prior to a meeting they wanted tomorrow, and it was close but not close enough. I said that I wanted to sort out the package on the phone there and then, and – amazingly – we reached an agreement. It’ll pay off my overdraft, cover my set-up costs for the new company, and leave me with the equivalent of about 5 months taxed salary as a buffer for when the fees aren’t coming in regularly. I can’t complain, and I’m expecting everything to be tied up by the end of this week. Fantastic!

I also found today that two really outstanding things have occurred blog-wise. Firstly, Nukie (or is that Billybob) has asked me to record one of my posts for his radio project. I’m sure it’s just because he wants someone who sounds posh, but I very happy to oblige. Then, my friend KOW dedicated an entire post to raisins in my honour. Unheard of.

Sometimes it just feels good to be alive :-)

33 comments:

zooz said...

No wonder that feels like a good tired. This must feel like your lucky day.

Shit, I don't like to think about what's going to happen when the world of blogging hears your voice. Not a dry seat in the house I imagine :-)

This could be the start of a new career.

zooz said...

...I think Kow's raisin song must be the highlight of your day

it's all about me said...

LOL, well, that is excellent. Can't wait to hear your podcast debut.

E-E said...

oh how cool!
One of my blog buddies did a podcast also!!
It was SO awesome hearing his voice, finally!
And, through googleTalk, we have often talked as well via the internet.
It is soooo fun!
Oh, wdky, I cannot WAIT to hear your voice. DO be sure to tell us when it happens and where we can access it!!
Damn. I LOVE accents.

xoxx

unforgiving b*tch said...

I can't wait to hear what you sound like....ahhh...good times.

Sher said...

I'm imagining your voice, but all I can think about is your butt...

Your ass is talking to me.

k o w said...

I couldn't help it. I was eating raisiins at lunch and out of nowhere it hit me. I wrote the entire thing in 30 seconds.

Cheers

WDKY said...

Zooz - stop messing about and get that blog of yours going!

Sara, I thought it was excellent too :-)

Emerald - I was playing with Google Talk the other day, but it keeps showing my full (real) name so I had to stop. I'll have to see if I can fix it.

UB, you only had to ask...

Sher - you're very, very naughty. But I like it.

KOW, as Zooz commented on your blog, you're a genius.

Kerry said...

found your blog via a comment on another, and have spent the last hour or so reading, and have truly enjoyed it, keep it up and congratulations on a great commentary on life as you know it.

kimmyk said...

sounds like it's all moving along smoothly. couldn't be happier for ya.
um, that damn rawhide (raisin) song went through my head all day yesterday. i just kept hearing eddie murphy singing it. (shrek 2) like to drive me and my family crazy.

WDKY said...

Kerry, thanks - I appreciate your kind words. And I hope you feeling like you want to keep reading/commenting.

Kimmy - me too! "Rawhiiiiiiiiiide..."!!!

NewYorkMoments said...

Hey---glad you got those crazy people at work to settle on something.

I'm fascinated by your thing with raisins...

WDKY said...

Hi nym... I'd rather you were just fascinated by my thing, rather than my thing with raisins, but you can't win them all.

positronic said...

Hey, nice to hear you liked Philip Glass. Also nice to hear the work glitch has been resolved. I guess the need is to wish you luck with your own business. Your debut is expected with anticipation.

Networkchic said...

I'm so glad things are coming together for you. Sometimes you just have to have a little faith and a good right hook. ;-)

NewYorkMoments said...

Cheeky monkey.

WDKY said...

Pos, thanks - much appreciated!

NWC - I'm just keeping my fingers crossed on one hand, and my fist clenched on the pther.

MYM... what, and that's news?

WDKY said...

Errrr... apologies for those typos. I hate that.

ladylongfellow said...

Sometimes it does feel good to be alive...and sometimes it don't...almond joys got nuts...mounds don't....because...sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't!

(I hope they had that commerical in the UK)

NML said...

You are the bloody business! The dogs bollocks! And if you're feeling a bit knackered who can blame you? Congratulations! I want someone to undress me and put me to bed each day but it's probably for other reasons...

WDKY said...

LL, I hate to say this, but...

NML!!! You know what I think about praise from you :-)

emma said...

The fact that someone posted a comment above that contained references to both your butt and raisins, I'm having a hard time dealing with this whole thread.

WDKY said...

Come on Emma, you're not really having a hard time.

... jacek ... said...

is it just me or did philip glass never hear of the dark side of the moon....?

WDKY said...

I'll ask him, EJ. Actually, that's in my top 5 albums of all time. Well, possibly.

zooz said...

Oh wierd, I feel like I did when I was driving in Italy last week - everything's on the wrong side

WDKY said...

Sorry Zooz - I was bored. But I'ver selcted my next HNT picture while I've been playing :-)

Sher said...

I'm in the looking glass...
or I'm stoned.

What is happening here?

WDKY said...

Sher, you're just stoned. No need to worry.

ange said...

thankyou for adding me to your reads.
its good to find some new music.And when life is going smoothly, it is good to be alive!

WDKY said...

Thanks Ange. Hope you're holding up over there.

Caterpillar said...

I can't wait to hear your voice, WDKY!! To put a voice with your other attributes!

WDKY said...

Well, Cat, I've decided to partake in the odd audio post, as it happens...