Working lunch

July 9, 2008

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day9

Today, I thought I’d share with you my working lunch arrangements.

Until a few months ago we couldnt eat hot food on our “shop floor.” Now this rule hase been relaxed and the place often stinks of McDonalds burgers and fries. Not the most pleasant smell but some people seem to like it.

In true “cant beat ’em join ’em” style I’ve also taken to having my own hot food. This is usually soup in a flask, though sometimes I’ll take a leftover portion of a pie or other dinner and bung it in the microwave.

NaBloPoMo July 08 Day9

In the photo above, lunch is a tin of Heinz Lentil soup, to which I’ve added a flaked fillet of flaked Mackerel.

Paul takes a bowl to put his soup into, I prefer to use a cup and drink it rather than spoon it in. Apart from it staying hotter longer and being quicker to consume, there is also less chance of working the rest of the day with splashes on the front of my shirt!

Reads x5

September 30, 2007

Feast your eyes book fans!

Books 004

All picked up on Saturday at the local library in their regular book sale for, get this, 20p each!

Support your local library 🙂

The Cadaver Calculator – How Much is Your Body Worth?

July 3, 2007

This is quite dark, but hey, lets have a go!

$4100.00The Cadaver Calculator – Find out how much your body is worth

A bit disapointing really, thats only about £2000, though that hernia I had when I was about 10 years old has finally paid off, the calculator really shot up when I mentioned that!

I’ve always been fond of the word “cadaver” Its a fairly unusual word here in the UK, more commonly used in the USA. I first came across it in a novel called The Number Of The Beast by Robert A. Heinlein. In the way that precocious youths do, I would delight in slipping cadavers into casual conversation, not as hard as it sounds when the other new word I was using at the time was “eviscerate” I’m sure you can imagine the fun I had with those two!

Put that out!

June 27, 2007

You may or may not know that England goes smoke free on July 1st 2007. It should come as no surprise really, the tide has deffo turned against the smoker and we are just catching up with other European countries.

You may also know that I myself stopped smoking on the 25th july 2005, so for me that is almost 2 smoke-free years.

And I did it Cold Turkey, baby!!

If however, you dont have will-power like me, you could try the excellent Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking *

I actually read this book after a I stopped smoking but I found it summed up everything I had already realised for myself. In fact, its the book I would have written 🙂

*For the frugally minded amongst you, though how frugal you can be when spending a small fortune on smokes, I am reliably informed that an electronical version of this book is to be found on emule/edonkey/torrent sites.