31 July 2006

Pay Rise!

Yay! I have just been given a pay rise! The board of directors agreed that I have seriously improved my work standards and that I have stepped up to the challenge when I got a new boss. It it true that I now work harder and do more. I am less unhappy. But that does not mean I am happy with my job.

I feel a bit of guilt though. My new boss has pushed hard to get me this pay rise, even if it is, in her word,s not as much as she had hoped for. She has plans for me to get more responsibilities so she hopes that in the future, there will be even more money in the pot for me.

Then why the guilt?

Well, last week, one of the other managers in the business needed help. All her admin support was sick or on holiday. So for that week, I moved in to her part of the building. We had a fantasitc week. Very very stressfull but so much fun. Obviously helped by the fact that I was not sitting alone all day, but still, I had good fun and did fun work. She mentioned she could do with a side kick and would I be interested....(This was before my boss told me of the pay rise). I said yes as it would make me more autonomous, more of a trouble shooter (something I am really good at), closer to assistant manager or something like that and I would be working for a friend, rather than a boss. (I know many people think that is a bad idea but I personally prefer it because I feel 'guilt-bound' to help my friend and do a good job for her. It is just the way I work).

So she promised she would float the idea with the directors because she really needs a side-kick.

The same directors who only a few days ago decided that I deserved a pay rise in my current job. The pay rise my current boss had asked for because I was doing so well....

I spun a web.....and now for the entanglement.....

25 July 2006

Bunny overload

Seeing the name of this blog has bunnies in it, I give you:

Adults behaving like children

I am 30. But I like playing outside. I like playing football in the street and frisbee in the park. I also like playing with my Super Soaker. I think water pistols are fun and more people should play with them. There are some really cool pictures of me and JD, back in The Hague, running around, hiding behind cars, bandanas around our heads, fighting each other with Super Soakers.

Last week, on our way to rugby training, I lowered the car window and soaked unsuspecting pedestrians and cyclists as I drove past. Bit of fun. JD was mortified. I thought is was fun and I was squeaking with glee!

Peopl eget really confused when they see adults having a bit of innocent play-fun.

Some people have taken this even further and have developed Street Wars.

It is an assasination game. At the start of the game you will receive a manila envelope containing the following:

A picture of your intended target(s)
The home address of your intended target(s)
The work address of your intended target(s)
The name of your intended target(s)
Contact information of your intended target(s)

Upon receipt of these items, your (or your team's) mission is to find and kill (by way of water gun, water balloon or super soaker) your target(s).

How much fun is that!!! About 150 at the same time play the game and some peopel really go all-out and stalk their targets, dress up to surprise them as delivery men etc.

Of course some silly old boring people think this is all very wrong, especially in this era of terrorism & fear blah blah blah. I think it is just people having fun with a water gun. Get over it. Some people just enjoy doing this kind of thing because they like the thrill of the hunt but don't really like the death-part of it all.

And some do it simply because they like spraying other people with Super Soakers. I would sign up for it if I had the time.

Now go outside and play. The sun is out. Go on. Play. You know you want to.

24 July 2006


JD & I escaped to Wales for the weekend. It was lovely and hot. We arrived in Barmouth on Friday night, 11pm!! Honestly, the bendy, winding roads of Wales slow you down but not to 20mph surely? The guy in front of us certainly seemed to think so and I was eating my steering wheel in anger by the time we got to the campsite.
The reception is closed but there is a phone number for late arrivals.

The guy on the phone said: We don't take new campers at 11pm. But I rang you earlier today and a lady said I could arrive late? We have no lady working here. But but but....what do I do now? Don't know but I don't take any new people at this time of night. You would wake up the kids from the other guests.

I had a bit of a rant at him and then hung up.

And there we were. Lost in Wales. But thank goodness, just down the road is another campsite. They happily take us at 11pm. And with a bit of embarrassement, I realise it was this campsite that I rang earlier in the day and not the other one. So I ranted at the poor bloke for no reason.....oops.

Being late, we had no real choice of pitch and in the dark, we picked the steepest hill on the campsite. Needless to say JD & I slept very little, trying not to roll down the hill.

In the morning, we picked up the tent and walked down the hill to a nice flat spot. The weather was lovely and we had a nice weekend. On Sunday, we went swimming inthe ocean and spent the next 3 hours bodyboarding. I really did not want to go home.

It is so nice to just get away from things, even if it is only for a few days. Walking around on a campsite, bare feet in the grass, cooking on a single-burner Camping Gaz-thing, sleeping in a hot tent, no cold food, melted cheese in your tent, walking down to the beach.....how can anyone NOT like camping?

19 July 2006

Be a wanker

I know, it contradicts my earlier post about sperm donation but why not combine the two events?

Masturbate-a-thon 2006

The idea is to break the US record of 8 hours of masturbation. Now surely it would be great if at this event, fluff-bunnies could walk around to collect the result of all this wanking? It could then be donated to a good cause.

If you don't want to participate, no stress. Channel"fucking"4 will broadcast the event in November this year.

18 July 2006

Oprah is not gay

...there is just no word to explain her relationship with Gayle King.

Fair enough. There are many women, especially in African countries, who live together like husband and wife (with or without sex) who would never consider themselves gay. It would be kind of cool if Oprah came out (why has she never married her long-time lover Steadman, I wonder???) but I agree: there are friendships between women that can not be explained within the normal terms of friendship or lover. Perhaps the word Soulmate was made more for that kind of relationship?

However, this is not the first time Oprah feels the need to let the world know she is not gay. After appearing the the Coming Out episode of Ellen in 1997, she also made sure everyone knew she was not gay. It appeared that everyone felt she was 'guilty by association'. Merely appearing on Ellen made her suspect. Duh!

I am still waiting for Whitney Houston to come out. But I am not holding my breath.

Update: Hmmmm... I am getting worried about Oprah's motives now. Found another website of someone who went to a taping of The Oprah Show in 2005. After the show, Oprah, once again, explained to the audience that she is not gay. Yes, we get the picture now.

17 July 2006

Support the London Olympics

Today I finally bought my first scratch card. I do not buy lottery tickets or scratch cards because they are a waste of money and you never really win much. Once you start, it is hard to stop, hoping you will win with the next one you buy.

But I support the London 2012 Olympics and the easiest way to donate money to the cause is the buy a scratch card. They cost £2 per card so, on an impulse today at the petrol station, I bought 2, donating a grand total of £4 to the Olympic Cause.

Unfortunately for them, they now owe me £16 as I bought a winning scratch card!! Yay! I matched the Golden Ring. It is a little cheap for £16 but hey, it is still a win. So instead of donating £4 to the cause, they are now £12 worse off. Does that mean I should spend that £12 on more scratch cards? If I don't, then the whole purpose of me buying one in the first place makes no sense......

10 July 2006


Holland did not win the world cup, Zidane gave a racist Italian a headbutt and got sent off and Italy is world champion. ANything else happen overhere? Nope.

I got an award from the rugby team again. This time for Club Woman of the year. That award goes to the person who has done most to promote the club and who has done a lot of work to keep the team/club going. Obviously a mistake to give it to me but hey-ho, so far I have 2 awards for 2 years of playing rugby. Not bad.

The sponsor I had for the club's website has vanished. He literally no longer replies to my emails. Yet somebody is doing some stuff on the webserver so I can not just wipe it all out and start all over.

However, anyone here have any experience with Joomla! or Mambo? If so, then please help me out to set up our new website. Perhaps your company wants to sponsor us in exchange for a nice website?

Anyone? Hello??????