Thursday, November 06, 2008


Yesterday I was really saddened to hear that someone I used to work with died. I don’t actually know the details of what happened, when I left work yesterday I switched on my phone and there was a really brief message from someone telling me he’d died. He’d had cancer but I thought he was in remission. I don’t know any details at all of what happened though, but assume it was cancer related. I had expected to see him a couple of weeks ago (with some other people) but he didn’t turn up. I’d asked if he was ok and people seemed to think he was and I didn’t really think anything of it. I was really shocked to hear that he had died. I’ll send an e-mail to my old big boss today to pass on my condolences. I’m not really upset, I was just rather shocked and saddened by the news.

There’s a new chap who has started at work and he seems ok, but there is something about him that I was just a bit uncertain about, but I couldn’t work out what it was. Then I realised that there is something about him that reminds me of my father. Oh dear. I am still not certain what it is that reminds me of my father but I think we may have a slightly challenging relationship with each other.

My overly friendly colleagues, who is meant to be on a course for two weeks, came and spoke to me yesterday and showed me his latest acquisition, which was a Kookaburra card (think birthday type card with a photo of a kookaburra on the front which when you open it makes the sound of the bird). I feel like his mother, on Monday he told me what he had learned that day and now he is showing me his latest toys. I guess that could be preferable to other options of how he sees me, but as I am over twenty years younger, still very, very wrong.

Anyway, I am off to the south coast tonight to soak in some seaside air. Back here on Monday.

One final thought: I think it is really great that Obama is going to be the next US President and it does really feel as though we are on the brink of change, but I was always slightly bemused by the Obama campaign signed such as these saying "Change We Need" (click on the image for a larger version):

Every time I saw them I heard Yoda saying the slogan in my head. Perhaps that was just me... I shall leave you with some Yoda wisdom, surely you can hear it too...


(no subject) said...

i think that's really interesting that you made that connection between obama and yoda. lol. and it really DOES feel like change is about to happen. what with obama as the president-elect and all the prop eight happenings.

my condolences for your loss

titration said...

I even got to be there in Chicago as he spoke. Which was so great and historical. :) I have pics but they aren't on my camera. Plus the news pics are so much better.

Anywho. I am catching up on my reading. :)

Random Reflections said...

no subject - I think there are worse people Obama could be compared to than Yoda. He is the master! Let's hope change truly is coming.

Thak you for your condolences. I do feel rather sad about his death.

titration - wow, what a moment in history to be a part of.

I hope all is well with you. You sound very busy these days!