Sunday, July 29, 2007

Phlegmy July


basically the story of my life right now. I'm trying to focus on getting better, forcing myself to worry less about work - and take care of myself and my apartment more. I went to Brein's wedding in Connecticut yesterday- despite being sick, I'm glad I went. Saw fellow MSSDers - 10-12 years after graduation I see them chasing their toddlers around the reception room, ensuring they navigate the staircases properly. You know how it is with little ones needing to scale them big and many steps.

I recently acquired a new and efficient assistant manager at work, after 5 months of holding down the fort on my own and informal help. Once the dynamics settled in, responsibilities shifted around - a small insignificant sore throat showed up. Before I knew it, my body told me "it's time!" so I've been walking sick since mid-june... faded in and out at work, shuffled through WFD in Madrid, and now back in town.. I'm now down to basic hay fever - nonstop sneezing in mornings and boxes of tissues ready to mop me up.

I want August to be a proper summer for me - I've yet to hit the beach, swimming even. Maybe rent a bike or kayak one day if I actually wrap my head around it. There's a rental few blocks from where I live - so that will be a tough one for me.

Harry Potter - finished the book. Won't say anything right now but I need to say the epilogue, is uh.. okay. well. the movie (order of phoenix) : kickass! Debra and I saw it in Madrid with Spanish subtitles - she knew enough Spanish to translate some significant points and I read the book loads of times to let her know of certain characters and situations. Very fun - I highly recommend the activity!

WFD - not bad, I wish I wasn't so sick to absorb it more.. the next WFD Congress for 2011 will be in Durban, South Africa. Even though it's white man's country in the African continent but first time the Congress been held outside the rich countries.

Bush II and his minions - just when you know their actions can't possibly be worse... this time it's the data mining of voters to weed out potential terrorists. Sure, other administrations have done the same at different points of history - I wish the US Government could retain the memory and mindset of the Bene Gesserit.

My jade tree - I bought the plant when it was a wee one sometime last fall or winter. It's not grown much and I did move it into a bigger pot in the spring. Few days ago, I finally moved it outside on the fire escape and boy did it perk up. The sunlight is pretty poor in the apartment - and the frosted windows doesn't help and not to mention recent gentrification in my neighborhood further reducing the sunlight.

I've a photo crisis - I took over 100 pictures in Spain and I wasn't paying attention and downloaded into a program which it's locked in. I can't move them out, duplicate them in a different folder. I tried to burn a few in the CD and it won't even come off the CD. Argh! I might have to make a new account with that program (adobe pictures) so I can share them at least. Then I'll delete that damned thing. Be careful when you're updating your adobe program and a separate program will sneak in. *sigh*

Will post info about my trip to Madrid and WFD shortly now that I'm finally on the mend and dealing with hay fever only.



Blogger zlotte said...

woo hoo - finally hearing a bit about your madrid trip. It musta have sucked to be sick during the trip. ugh.

take care - talk soon!!!!!!


7/31/2007 10:49 PM  
Anonymous The One and Only Ridor said...

Wait a minute!

Brein McNamara is married?!


So happy for him!



8/15/2007 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Be careful with what you say about South Africa!

Apartheid is behind our backs now! It's ages ago!

Your ignorance is understandable, but South Africa is actually not white man's country. It belongs to anyone living here in South Africa! It is rainbow nation! Have you seen the team who worked on the bid at WFD? Black, Asians, white and coloured!

9/21/2007 10:59 AM  
Blogger breenie said...

yes, you're right. what i meant was a country, one of the bigger economies in Africa. Being a student of Int'l Development I'm wary of what I see on the news. Thanks for the check.

10/31/2007 10:42 AM  

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