Monday, May 2, 2005

but I want to do it another way

just a quick check to see if everythings ok and oh, world of pain. so Tom and the boys are gathered around an Americano, throwing bits of anchovy at a twisted effigy of a marketeer made out old Dreamweaver boxes. it's a public holiday so they've decided to spend all day slumped over a big top, poking at bits of Hungarian until the end drops off and they have to copy and paste umlauts from a transcription of the Sun Web Karaoke '98 event in Copenhagen, where Anna was looking particularly elfin. to make things worse, I don't even have a clue what they're supposed to be doing tomorrow, so I'm relying on Mr. Swindon to perform his usual unfaltering push script fandango, so that kudos flutters from the sky like the dry leaves of a recognition tree and alights on the shoulders of the hunchbacks and misfits that make up this great global brotherhood of monkeys.

meanwhile, I'm coughing up internal organs and getting very cold shoulders because I've not left my crack pit since returning from Andalucia. there's 17 load balancing balinesians to plunder and that's before I've checked in with Marco, who's pointing his roots at the moon, and Johanesjohanusnessunsen who has sprung from an email backup to inform me that everything is alright forever and if they can't find the press section, I'm sure they'll work it out themselves. not to mention that Tanned Guy who is quietly moving up on the outside, finding a space between an un-kerned exclamation mark and a stack of 508 update requests.

The reason I'm doing this is unclear. I've just kind of got stuck in a project plan trap, but I've got so fat I can't bend over to chew my foot off. while I'm simpering into a bucket, various apparitions dance before me, floating around in the ether and slapping me in the chuff with wet gantt charts until I agree to put me arm in the trap as well, ooh, and while you're there, could you just make us a cup of tea? I agree to do this, of course, because I've got Cliff Richard coming round and I don't what him to think I'm a slacker, even though he didn't send me a birthday card this year.

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