Not great

I think it’s fair to say that I haven’t had a great day at work today.

Yes, it’s good to be back.
Yes, I got lots done (which is good because there’s lots to do).

But the combined forces of evil that are our ISP and the Western Cape Government – together with a couple of suppliers and some laughable goon on email – made it a day to forget, rather than any sort of celebration at my new-found mobility and return to the laboratory.

I felt that I just needed to share this before I return to suffering the slings and arrows, and taking arms against the sea of troubles which today hath foist upon me.

Thanks for listening.

There may be a further post this evening. There may not.
There will be a post tomorrow.

Back II Life

And so, as was mentioned yesterday, Cape Town is slowly getting back into the swing of things. As with everything Capetonian, it’s a glacially slow process, and while managers will be encouraging their charges to hit the ground running, deep down, they’ll be well aware that it will basically be February before anyone here is up to speed.
This process will in no way be assisted today by the dichotomous circumstances of the rain (currently washing most of Cape Agulhas off my car) and day 4 of the SA v West Indies test match at Newlands.

And so a little Soul II Soul is called for to ease us back into this working life. Remember back in 1989 when this won the (somewhat niche) Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals? No. Me neither. But “Back to life, back to reality” very much sums up the sad situation we find ourselves in this morning.

If you are back to work today, stay strong. It’s only 345 days until December 16th 2015. And one or two of them are public holidays.