Making Simple Things Complicated

Hey.  How was your week?

If we were having a coffee this evening, it would probably have to be decaf given how late it is for me.  I don’t consider myself massively caffeine sensitive, but having one this late will have me tossing and turning in to the early hours, by which point I’ll just be angry.

Or tea.  I got new tea.

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I actually got new coffee too, come to think of it.  I like my coffee fruity and chocolatey.

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This is from Rave and we’ve only tried the Sumatra Jagong do far and it’s delicious.  It’s maybe a little bit busy in its flavours though.  Do you see I got really expensive tea too?

Err, I’m waffling aren’t I? What happened this week.

On Monday I decided that I might as well go to a singles event I’d had booked for a while even though I’m not looking.  The worst that could happen is meeting new people.  It was bizarre though.  The event itself was fine – it was bowling.  I won.  The clientele, however, was… well let’s just say interesting.  The age range was staggering.  The number of nationalities was staggering.

There was a guy there who was deaf and he collected phone numbers from as many people as he could, and invited all the women out on dates within 15 minutes of leaving the venue.  There was a guy called Leonard who had no intention of speaking to anyone.  All the older people only seemed interested in the younger ones and, as expected, there were some there only interested in telling you how amazing their jobs were.

So that was an interesting night.  Also, while I remember, on Monday night I jumped on Facebook and someone who unfriended me is back in my friend list on Messenger having previously disappeared.  It’s even a new profile picture.  Does anyone know how or why this happens?

Work has been busy.  Our project’s official go-live has been this week and we got a “go” decision.  Realistically it had to be.  The project has resulted in a lot job losses, and the people in those jobs have been people I’ve worked closely with for nearly a decade.  From a business point of view, I understand redundancy.  I also have never met anyone who has been through it who says it wasn’t a blessing in disguise.  It still majorly sucks though.

Most “go” decisions I’ve had have been celebrated.  I was writing my meeting notes as the decision was made and it was sombre.

I was pleased for the working week to end.  I won’t post too many photos cause I’ll review it on Friday, but today I got to go out for breakfast which is something I love to do.  What I can post photos of is statues I’ve seen, two of which are just down the road from me but I’ve never looked at them properly before.

Something that amused me and irritated me in equal measure was this afternoon.  The football season started this weekend with my team Liverpool edging a far more tense game that it needed to be with a 4-3 away win at Arsenal.  The Premier League launched a new logo this season and it’s this:

Premier-League-PatchSo, as you can see it’s circular with a lion wearing a crown.  These are applied to the sleeves of all the players’ shirts (with the gold ones only being worn by last season’s champions).  However, the offset writing obviously made their application far too complicated for the Liverpool kit people who decided that the writing had to go at the bottom with the lion rotated:

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I know it’s only minor but these are the sorts of details that I notice and once I see them, I can’t un-see them which causes me to get annoyed! I mean, how could they have put these badges on and not notice that something doesn’t look right?  I can kind of hear someone saying, “Stupid badges these, the lion’s head isn’t straight” and then not going on t’interweb to check.  The way the world is nowadays I’m surprised they don’t even come with an instruction book anyway.

OK, I’m waffling again.  Mmm…. Waffles….

Posts you may have missed include me not getting the team work and subsequent back stabbing in Olympic cycling.  I complained because I like Instagram Stories and would rather not.  One think I have no problem liking is Jaffa Cakes.  Talking of cakes, I wrote about “maybe” by mentioning that sometimes Great British Bake Off is better than socialising.  I complained, because I like complaining, about jokes that aren’t funny, a bit like the roadworks slowing me down on my way to work.

Oh, and I hatched a Machop.  Yes, Pokemon Go is still amusing me.

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Catch you next week.

Uh huh, life’s like this
Uh huh, uh huh, that’s the way it is
‘Cause life’s like this
Uh huh, uh huh that’s the way it is

Chill out, what you yellin’ for?
Lay back, it’s all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see
I like you the way you are
When we’re drivin’ in your car
And you’re talking to me one on one
But you’ve become…

Somebody else ’round everyone else
You’re watching your back like you can’t relax
You’re tryin’ to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life’s like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it
No, no, no

You come over unannounced
Dressed up like you’re somethin’ else
Where you are ain’t where it’s at
You see you’re making me laugh out
When you strike your pose
Take off all your preppy clothes
You know you’re not fooling anyone
When you’ve become…

Somebody else ’round everyone else
You’re watchin’ your back like you can’t relax
You’re tryin’ to be cool
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life’s like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it
No, no, no

No, no, no
No, no, no
No, no, no

Chill out, what you yellin’ for?
Lay back, it’s all been done before
And if you could only let it be
You will see…

Somebody else ’round everyone else
You’re watching your back like you can’t relax
You’re trying to be cool,
You look like a fool to me
Tell me

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated?
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life’s like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it
No no

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated? (yeah, yeah)
I see the way you’re acting like you’re somebody else
Gets me frustrated
Life’s like this
You, you fall and you crawl and you break
And you take what you get and you turn it into honesty
You promised me I’m never gonna find you fake it
No no no

Complicated by Avril Lavigne

 

Comments 2

  1. Haha, that was a cool post. Hey, have you ever watched “Coffee and Cigarettes”… This is my favorite vignette from it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6EZkIaJcCI

    I think there are 7 in total, it just a bunch of little videos of a few people chatting about stuff while drinking coffee and/or smoking cigarettes. It’s right up your alley; I think you should check it out.

    • Hey Kurtis, I hadn’t heard of that so will check it out! (I have heard the song of the same title by Jimmy Eat World though.)

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