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Cold cold cold cold cold - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Cold cold cold cold cold
I was in Zürich the weekend before last, visiting Lena (one of the Supers)

Zürich is a very beautiful city. It was also bloody cold and expensive! I did some proper touristy stuff like take a guided tour around the city in a trolley-bus. I also helped Lena celebrate her birthday while I was there. It transpires that she shares the exact same date of birth with my sister.

I got a bit of a bargain at the airport on the way out. Because I managed to cover my pocket camera in shower gel I wanted to get another one. I saw a good replacement in the duty free shop for £109. It takes the same memory as my old camera so I won't have to pay for memory. I asked the assistant if I could have it and he comes back and says they are sold out (it's an old model - Sony aren't selling them any more)... the one on display is the only one they have. He paused and said "I can give you that one with a discount." I pull a non-committal type of face. He says "5%?" I continue with the non-committal faces and start to say I won't bother... "10%?" he asks. I take a look at the camera. There are no scratches, just a sticky bit where a label has come off. So I bought it for just under the £100. It is quite a nice camera and I'm really pleased I got it.

I had my annual pay review last week. I was not surprised by the lack of pay rise because we'd all been told that there was going to be no rises across the company... but I was pleasantly surprised by my bonus... most of the surprise coming from the fact that I actually got one. I probably spent most of it in the pub last night... but a bonus is a bonus!

I was off ill last week too. I think I caught a cold either while I was in Zürich or on the plane on the way home. There were a lot of snotty types on the plane, and it's the perfect setting for germs to be spread.

While I was at home with my cold I managed to get my new WoW character to level 70.

This week I have been trying to catch up from the days off last week. There was a promotion drinks event on Wednesday, and the bi-monthly "Happy Hour" drinks last night. This morning I was feeling a little "drinks"-ed out. This is a sure sign I'm getting old.

Current Location: 51.520574,-0.088706
Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: Guitar Flute and String - Moby

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tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: January 31st, 2009 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you got lots of non-gelled pictures of Zürich? Wanna see, wanna go! ;)

(And, I also meant to say--well done on the bonus! Glad to see they realise what a great job you've been doing. x)

Edited at 2009-02-02 03:38 am (UTC)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: February 2nd, 2009 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I did get some pictures of Zürich, and I shall post them somewhere to share! (I just installed the downloading software on my PC last night) Some of the night shots came out a bit blurry, but there are a couple good ones too.

And thanks :)

Edited at 2009-02-02 11:57 am (UTC)
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