Friday, November 23, 2007


Long day in the office, polishing up the second competition which is due on Wednesday. It's good but not great, we won't win this one but we might be in the money. I seem to have retained my grip on the conductor's baton with this project, and am regularly pushing the team into making decisions.

I spent the day swallowing "I told you so"s (how to punctuate that?) as they discovered what I had told them three weeks ago: that the strong uphill slope of the site would cause trouble, and that they must draw several sections to be sure that all parts of the building are actually above grade.

Surprise, surprise: the team didn't, and the building isn't. Heheheh.

By the way for those who asked, the first competition will be judged in mid-December.

Today's Friday Favourite is a wonderful bit of thrashing from a late, sadly missed guitarist. Crank it up and get your air-guitar going. [Updated: because that was so much fun, here's another.]

Shabbat shalom, my dears. Enjoy the weekend.

Twenty-three down, seven to go.

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Blogger JoeinVegas said...

How can you not win but be in the money?
Thanks for the music.

November 24, 2007 at 8:37:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

It works for certain values of "win" :-)

Architects use the word "winner" to mean the one who gets the first prize and thus the job*; but there are typically three prizes and four honourable mentions awarded.

* there are cases where the second-prize gets the contract; in this case one refers to them with a certain bitter cynicism as "the real winners".

November 24, 2007 at 10:45:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger zhoen said...

Or if the client is miserable enough, the fourth place folks are the real winners. Whew.

November 24, 2007 at 6:22:00 p.m. GMT+1  

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