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By Merekat (Thu May 14, 2009 at 10:47:15 AM EST) (all tags)
There have been daily thunderstorms most of this week. I think another might be on the way.


First the wind picks up. This would not be as noticeable in Ireland where umbrella ownership seems to me to be futile and optomistic but it is a clear signal. The sky turns blue-black, birds stop singing, all goes quiet. Then, about 20-40 mins of constant pyrotechnics, crashes loud enough to shake the floor and impressive quantities of rain that would soak you to the skin before it all clears as suddenly as it appears. But it seems before all of this, I must suffer a low level of nausea until the storm is over:(

Of the procrastination, the dentist is now done. They tried to offer me a free consult and quote on orthodentistry work but our calendars did not converge. The woman at the desk was increasingly disbelieving as apparently I do not look like an international business traveller. Perhaps they are supposed to have straighter teeth. And a suit. And different chromosomes.

Cyprus appears to have annoyingly bad infrastructure for non-package tour visitors.

Yesterday's mashed potato was successful. Today I shall apply spaghetti and anchovies to the same purpose. But hopefully I shall call to a bike shop first before the rain falls.


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Hooray for successful potato by Herring (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 14, 2009 at 11:30:14 AM EST
That was a pointless comment.

Feels like approaching thunder here - very close and unpleasant. A bit of rain would be nice. A bit. When I'm home.

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That wasn't a pointless comment, by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 14, 2009 at 02:56:44 PM EST
it was the type of comment I'd write, and how dare you say, err, err,...

Oh, never mind.

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"A successful potato" by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 14, 2009 at 04:05:21 PM EST
Sounds like a new self-help book for managers. "Who moved my cheese? Is my potato successful?"


An Angry and Flatulent Pig, Trying to Tie Balloon Animals
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Thank you by Herring (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 14, 2009 at 04:42:15 PM EST
I have been looking for a title

Herring - Official HuSi diarist of the 2016 European Korfball Championship (October 22nd, Dordrecht, Netherlands)
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subtitles by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri May 15, 2009 at 03:35:27 AM EST
Revision 1 - Intelligent potato quantification
Revision 2 - Quality - towards a new paradigm in potato management


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The thing is by Herring (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri May 15, 2009 at 04:01:22 AM EST
I reckon it is possible to publish a management guru type book with such a title and filled with complete bollocks. With enough promotion, I reckon people would read it and take it seriously. I just wish I had the resources to pull off such a stunt.

Chapter 2 - Your team are vegetables

The people we work with break down into 7 character types:
Potato - likes to remain underground, unseed but productive and useful
Spinach - looks like they're achieving a lot, but it boils down to very little
...

That's enough of that.


Herring - Official HuSi diarist of the 2016 European Korfball Championship (October 22nd, Dordrecht, Netherlands)

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Woo! metaphors by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri May 15, 2009 at 04:20:37 AM EST
Potato also can turn rotten if not properly tended.



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My goal by Herring (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri May 15, 2009 at 04:29:18 AM EST
would be to have people walking around offices seriously referring to colleagues as potatoes or artichokes (looks impressive, lot of trouble for not much result).

(Pig/chicken are occaisionally used here but sarcastically)

Blight.

Herring - Official HuSi diarist of the 2016 European Korfball Championship (October 22nd, Dordrecht, Netherlands)

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