Friday, January 13, 2006

Random thoughts 14

Well, it’s been an interesting week, all in all, and it has to be said that I’m looking forward to the weekend with relish. Although it’s not like I won’t be going into the office, because the office is now at home. Still, it will feel like the weekend, even if there won’t be a change of scenery.

I had a lovely, relaxed evening last night in the company of NML, who’s even nicer in person the she appears to be on her fantastic blog. We went to my favourite Thai restaurant in Soho right next door to Ronnie Scott's (they actually know me when I walk in – I love that) where she endeavoured to eat despite being in a state of shock through thinking I was going to be wearing a white suit. A white suit? Come on, NML, I drive an Alfa! Anyway, the food was beautiful, and all the waitresses are from the Far East... they're very attentive, smile at you adoringly and proceed to misinterpret almost eveything you ask for. I love it there in the summer, when they throw open the upstairs windows onto the hustle and bustle of Soho below, with street entertainers, Hari Krishnas and wonderful jazz bands providing the entertainment in this melting pot of a city.

Speaking of “that car”, it went in for its annual service last week, which on its own amounted to £330. I also have to find another £600 for the other stuff that needs doing to it, including a second set of new tyres (I bought a set last year too, and the cars only 2 years old!). Good looks are so often part of a high-maintenance package, aren’t they?? I think I may have to revert to my biking days at this rate… I don’t know what clients would think if I turned up to meetings in full leathers, but the idea has its attractions…

C and I are officially over, before we really started. It’s a shame, but I can do without any kind of ambiguity in my life at the moment, as I really need to focus on work. I’m already a little behind on one project for M due to chasing down the opportunity I’ve referred to elsewhere on here (and a load of other work-related stuff that occupied my time) so my first priority is to get that job done. Next week I have my final interview/meeting with The Potential Client, by the way, and apparently I’m doing okay so far. Keep you fingers crossed for me.

And have a lovely weekend.


positronic said...

Sorry to hear about C, but I will never be truly sorry for anyone who drives that car. You have the one with the better nose grille. The updated nose is OTT IMHO, and ladies and gentlemen, would you please bow down before that interior? Your sproglets are adorable by the way. I assume it's them in winter gear in those photos? You have yourself a good weekend too dude.

kimmyk said...

well best ya nip things in the bud before it becomes a chore.

yeah for meeting NML! One more new lovely!

wdky said...

Pos - nice to see you (I thought you'd been abducted). Thank you for your comments, and yes, they are indeed my sproglets. I really appreciate what you said about them!

Kimmy, it's always nice to meet new people who are as lovely as NML is. So... when are you coming over? I'm sure Honey could cope for a while...

trouble said...

Sorry to hear that things didn't work out with C, but now you know it's a dead end and you can take a different path versus continuing to look over your shoulder at what might have been.

I have this idea that every person we date helps to further clarify in our minds what we are looking for, and so even goodbyes can help us grow and bring us closer to that right person.

yes, I am hopelessly idealistic and naive. ;)


Emerald said...

Ditto. Have an awesome weekend.
And try, somehow, to keep yourself out of trouble, young man, okay?????

ps Sweeeeeeet car.

Blondie said...

A white suit? A white and you drive an Alfa. :-) That is a bit hard to believe. I'm so glad you got to meet NML and it is really wonderful to hear that she's better in person. I have made a lot of good friends through blogging.

I'm glad you're at peace with the decision about C.

Have a great weekend and I know you'll catch up on thing just fine.


J's Gf said...

Have a good weekend!

I agree; best to put an end to things before they become complicated if you know it's not gonna work anyway.

blueprincesa said...

Fingers are officially crossed. And have a lovely weekend!

Sher said...

I just thought I'd leave you with some reading material since you are the dating man of the moment: Happy Weekend.

First date: You get to kiss her goodnight.
Second date: You get to grope all over and make out.
Third date: You
get to have sex but only in the missionary position.

First Date: You both get blind drunk and have sex.
Second Date: You both get blind drunk and have sex.
20th Anniversary: You both get blind drunk and have sex.

First Date: You take her to a play and an expensive
Second Date: You meet her parents and her Mom makes spaghetti & meatballs.
Third Date: You have sex, she wants to marry you & insists on a 3-carat ring.
5th Anniversary: You already have 5 kids together & hate the thought of having sex.
6th Anniversary: You find yourself a girlfriend.

First Date: You get dynamite head.
Second Date: You get more great head.
Third Date: You tell her you'll marry her and never get head again.

First date: You get to buy her an expensive dinner but nothing happens.
Second date: You buy her an even more expensive dinner and again nothing happens.
Third date: You don't even get to the third date and you've already realized......nothing is going to happen.

First date: Meet her parents.
Second date: Set the date of the wedding.
Third date: Wedding night.

First Date: You get to buy her a real expensive dinner.
Second Date: You get to buy her and her girlfriends a real
expensive dinner.
Third Date: You get to pay her rent.
Tenth Date: She's pregnant by someone other than you.

First Date: You buy her an expensive dinner, get drunk on Tequila, and have sex in the back of her car.
Second Date: She's pregnant.
Third Date: She moves in. One week later: her mother, father, his girlfriend, her two sisters, her brother, all of their kids, her grandma, her father's girlfriend's mother, her two cousins, her sister's boyfriend and his three kids move in and you live on rice and beans for the rest of your life in your home that used to be nice, but now looks like a home along the Rio Grande.

The point of the story is:


sirreene said...

Irish women and Irish Men!!! Whoo Hoo! Why don't you just let Sher write your post?
Have a fun weekend!

K.D. Morgan said...

It's a weekend of work here as well but I'll keep my fingers crossed for good luck for your upcoming meeting.

annalis said...

I hope you have a lovely weekend as well.

wdky said...

Thanks for all the comments, guys... I'm a bit tied up (not literally, unfortunately) or I'd respond to them all individually.

Tricia said...

I have really enjoyed my visit here.
Adding you to my blogroll.
You are an awesome writer.
Very descriptive and visual.

Happy Friday the 13th.
I hope your weekend is lovely.

wdky said...

Thanks Tricia - I'm really flattered. I enjoyed yours too, and will definitely return and read it more thoroughly... I suspect I was a little distracted by HNT! I've added you to my blogroll as well - thanks again.

hamrose said...

WDKY...I've tagged you. (Blame Kimmy...she tagged I tagged you and Nuke)Don't hate me! LOL

Tricia said...

I think it was the necklace right?

You know what they say...
Diamonds are a girl's breast friend.
Ummm, I mean best friend.

Darkneuro said...

Please... RELAX! :)

wdky said...

Hammy, because it's you...

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...what was the BUFFY joke?

Battlestar Galactica and Buffy are INDEED most awesomely excellent television programming. I also love THE OFFICE as well (not the American version).

wdky said...

Damn - can't decode that. I think it was meant for the post above, but thanks for the TV show support! I'll try to post the Buffy joke tomorrow.

NML said...

Hey Saturday Night Fever. Thanks for a lovely dinner, even with my dubious appetite! It is a shame that things didn't work out but there are plenty more fish in the sea. With the steady stream of leading ladies, I'm sure you won't be alone for very long!

wdky said...

You'se SO welcome, NML. Yes, it was a shame about C... still, as you say...