Thursday, March 10, 2005

It's late

Did I really only just get in from work? Did I then really just call up a chinese takeaway and have them deliver me a mushroom ommlette and chips at 11:30pm? Hey kidz, I'm living the London life.

I was supposed to go out with Sara tonight. She was working in the next door building, doing some training, and met up with me at 5:15. She sat by my desk for about an hour or so but sadly I still had lots to do. So, she offered to go home, I passed up my night in the pub with her and stayed at my desk finishing off loose ends. Shame. Living the London life.

I met up with the daughter of my former English teacher Max Hollis today. I never knew her at the time. Sadly her dad, my former teacher, died a year and a half ago. She now works at the same place as me (everyone ends up there eventually, I swear) and we had a bit of lunch. Revised: we had a coffee and a flapjack which Damon believes is a good part of a balanced diet that will help him lose a bit of weight. It's true, if you eat nothing else, it works.

We had a bit of a chat about jobs, design work, about that school and about web accessibility. She was really nice. Did I say she bought the lunch?

Interesting stuff happened at work today. Bit of a crisis with a project. All happened extremely fast, in an extremely impromptu manner and wiped my whole afternoon away. I'm kind of disappointed about it all but I think we came up with a good solution between us which was positive. Always challenging when you have to think on your feet like that. Had one of those realisation moments afterwards. One that says: hey, actually, your job's quite cool and you get to play with several interests that you've got: writing, disability culture and techie. I'm so lucky really. One of my new year's resolutions was to 'count my blessings' so, here I am, counting them. Can you hear me Pollyanna? (so unlike me, what's happening?)

I keep meaning to talk about oranges. I must talk about oranges soon.


RDL said...

Hi, Damon:

I was trying to track down a former English teacher also named Max Hollis and ran across your post. Do you know if this particular Max Hollis taught in the United States in the early 1980's?

Damon said...

Hi there. Don't know how to get in touch with you RDL. Contact me via Facebook via the link on my blog. I'm in touch with Max's daughter who tells me they lived in the US in the early 80s and he taught English at Indiana University. She's happy to be put in contact with you if it's the same Max ...

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