October 1st, 2002


An orgy ... of self-congratulation.

Following the fun and games last night I'm back in the client's offices and everything's working perfectly. A succession of nice young Brummie girls are putting their heads round the machine room door and asking if I want anything, but they're only talking about coffee. At least, I think they're only talking about coffee.
So an orgy of self-congratulation is in order. Well done Douglas.

Stop press -- there are biscuits too. Yum yum.

New Boots

Following the recent meme, promulgated by hawkida, drpete and others, I have bought a pair of new boots and have decided to start breaking them in.
Yesterday morning, I thought to myself "nice quiet day in the office, not much going on, I'll wear the boots".
Then at lunchtime I got a call to go to Birmingham.
I drove a hundred-and-some miles with these boots on, walked up the hill to the client, strode about the client's offices, walked down the hill to the hotel, and took the boots off.
Today I put the boots on, back up the hill to the client's office, and am walking about the place once more.
And I still have happy feet.
So I have to report that the breaking in of the boots, which started a little more comprehensively than I'd anticipated, is going very well.