14 June 2011

Virtual Coffee

It's Tuesday which means it's time for Virtual Coffee - well sort of - I'm still on my green tea kick so I'm going to stick to the trend.  What's it going to be for you?

If we were really meeting for coffee I would probably start off by telling you that there's been a lot of excitement happening at work - which is why I've been a little pre-occupied for the past couple of weeks.  I don't want to go into too much detail (because I don't want to put you to sleep!), but basically the company that I work for (which is a consultancy) just secured a huge ten month contract with another company who decided that they needed someone from my company working at their company full-time for the duration of the ten months - which is where I step in.  It's been a bit crazy to change gears so quickly, move all of my work to a new office, get to know everyone at a new company, etc... but so far things seem to be going pretty well and I think I will gain a lot of valuable experience and also be able to help them with a lot of their concern areas.  My only complaint... I'm required to sit in and contribute at weekly 6am board meetings and this chica is not a morning person - oh well, I guess I can't win them all right?

Since this past weekend was spent preparing for the new contract, I unfortunately don't have too much exciting news to share.  But... Jurgen and I did go see the new X-men: First Class movie on Sunday night and we both thought it was really good - and that's coming from someone who isn't normally really into comic book movies.  It's definitely worth seeing if you have the time!

Monday I was up before the sun for a 6am meeting and by the end of the day I was exhausted.  Luckily, Jurgen had just the remedy when I got home and suggested that we grab dinner at Thunder Gun... which is the most wonderfully tacky American style restaurant in the whole of South Africa.  It's your typical delicious burger and steak joint with Cowboy & Indian themed decor - awesome cure for home sickness haha.  But, really, the food is affordable and delicious and the service is always good - and the portions, my goodness, just look at the size of Jurgen's standard serving of ribs...

... the picture speaks for itself!

Now I'm just gearing up for another busy week ahead, but am so excited (and thankful) that this Thursday is a public holiday in South Africa - which means sleeping in and staying in my pj's all day for me (yipee!).

What does your week ahead look like?

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?


  1. I loved the new X-Men movie! So good! And I think that those ribs could feed me for a week. Seriously.

    Hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday...or is it Wednesday there yet?

    Oh, and I just have to say, that you popped up on my FB newsfeed today...I realized that we've been Facebook friends for a while, but I've only recently gotten to know you, through your blog no less! And that makes me happy. That's all :)


  2. HOLY moly that meat is hugeeee! hope you two had a great meal :) and glad to hear that xmen was a decent flick :) good luck with work!! i would need some serious caffeine for 6am meetings! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. That exciting about your job and oh my gosh those ribs are insane! I've never seen ribs like that America! Lol!

  4. hahaha...that meal is crazy!!! wow! enjoy your day on Thursday and yes, stay in your pajamas all day, read, watch bad tv and enjoy your day off! : )

  5. Congrats on the new contract :) That's so exciting!! There's nothing better than a new challenge at the office especially when it leads you in a new direction :)

    I'm also so glad that tomorrow's a public holiday! Bring it on :)


  6. Oh, I'm glad to hear X-Men was good...we are deciding between that our Green Lantern this weekend...not sure if Green Lantern will be good, but come on, its Ryan Renyolds:)

  7. Oh God. 6 a.m.? I'm sorry! But I'm glad the transition is going well otherwise!

    And wow, those are some serious ribs!!

  8. Jen, PLEASE teach me how to drink green tea... :)
    CONGRATS on the new job opportunity - so exciting and a great new adventure ahead for you! Pity about the 6am board meetings, but all part of the experience...

    Hope you enjoyed your day off today, we have tomorrow off too as a school holiday - YAY!!!

  9. Yay for new job oppurtunities, that's great :) but I think I'm in concensus with everyone else. Six o clock is just a tad tooo early. Luckily it's only once a week.

    I think I could give Jurgen a run for his money on those ribs. I freakin love it.

    Good luck with all the new things ahead ;)

  10. 6 am??? Oh my gosh, that sounds awful!! Who would want to be up and at work that early?!


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