Monday, November 26, 2007

Busier than something that's really, really busy

Started work on the competition at 9:30, straightening out the plans for the final cut. I have recommended several times that someone should count off the rooms against the programme to be certain that we have included them all; this advice is politely rejected because we wouldn't have made a mistake like that, oh no no no. Foolishness abounds. Given that the team is divided geographically between Stuttgart and LittleHillsideTownInW├╝rttemburg, with roughly half of the rooms are being laid out in a new building by Flunky No. 1 here and the rest in an existing building (part of the competition) by Flunky No. 2 there, it seems to me blindingly obvious that at least one room will be duplicated, or worse: left out. You may hold your breath for the shock horror when it is discovered that we haven't included everything and how could I screw up that badly?

Then home at 3pm for four hours' work on the translation to placate the M├╝nsters who are breathing down my neck (telephonically but none the less distressingly) about deadlines and contracts and penalty clauses.

Now blogging and sniffing about in the Internets before heading back to the office (!!) for a few more hours' work on the competition. Haven't been to bed before 2am since Tuesday of last week; only twice because of fun and games. I must be mad.

This competition too will be judged and reported on before Christmas.

[Updated at 3:44 a.m.] Back from the office after an 18-hour working day. It's looking pretty good, coming together well. But the rooms still haven't been counted and I guess that at this stage doing so would only bring us news that we don't want to hear. So to hell with it.

Twenty-six down, four to go.

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Anonymous S'toon said...

Miscellany in case your head is stuck in the sand as to the other side of the pond: Riders won the Grey Cup!

November 26, 2007 at 9:15:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

Wa-hey! go the local team, eh?

November 26, 2007 at 9:35:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger zhoen said...


November 27, 2007 at 4:01:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Well, either nothing to do or too much. About the same here. Hope to get together with you soon, but looks like it will probably be after Christmas, hey?

November 27, 2007 at 6:02:00 p.m. GMT+1  

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