Thursday, April 24, 2008


I quite appreciate the free hot chocolate mix in the company kitchen, and the continuous supply of boiling water. As delicious as it is, I always secretly long for a bit of milk to make the hot chocolate with. Then I realized that the company stocks the fridge with enough creamers to make coffee for a small army of continuously caffeinated engineers. I just made the most delicious hot chocolate OF ALL TIME. If only it didn't take 20 little creamers to make a whole cup...

For the sake of my arteries, I only put in a couple of creamers, and the rest was 2% milk, with just a bit of boiling water to heat it up to deliciously warm but not painfully burny. I might actually start enjoying mornings if they involve free delicious hot chocolate.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More people on the train

I saw Hercule Poirot on the train today. Seriously. The only thing missing was a French accent (or Belgian). Instead it was Hercule Poirot with an Australian accent, which was almost bizarre. He had a waxed moustache and a lot of hair gel (pomade?) that made his hairstyle look really... ummm.. old? Antiquated? Out of place? Also, he was wearing a meticulously clean suit, and he swept off the surface of the seat before sitting down. I'm just waiting for an unsolvable mystery to show up in the paper, and then summarily get solved by a visiting foreign super-detective.

Friday, April 18, 2008

I rawk

I made an R2D2 cake for my birthday. Ok, I had some help from friends, but it's not like any of us knew what we were doing. My plan kind of worked. Sweet (and delicious)!

P.S. This was enough to feed 6 people for 2 days. Srsly.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Funny conversational snippets

Funny snippets from my last week

"Why do 50% of engineers end up in management? Because as we get older, we start to forget all that technical stuff."
-Engineering Manager

"I am NOT empire building"
-German engineer

"So let me get this straight... you don't like coffee, and you don't like tea, so logically you must also dislike hot chocolate because it is also a hot beverage. What? You love hot chocolate? YOU DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE"
- Co-engineer

Apparently I don't follow the logical rules of beverage preferences.
I tend to veer off on tangents. Pick your tangent from the menu on the right.