metalrabbit arrives up in dublin this evening for the weekend, I'm still trying to get time off work on monday but as usual no one has a clue what's happening, one day it's fine, the next we have too much work, which is dandy because it seems we have too much work until the end of june.
That aside, I have the room reasonably tidy for her visit, there's only so much I can do with a room full of boxes and an inflatable mattress, I guess I might try and spruce the place up with some flowers or something, women still like flowers right? We're supposed to be going to see "Dawn of the Dead" over the weekend, which was a surprise for me because if history has taught me anything it's that whenever we end up watching a scary movie together I end up getting hurt (she has the mighty powerful hand muscles of someone used to working with metal) and she doesn't sleep. She also mentioned the possibility of getting out the barbeque over the weekend and having some people over - gothwalk, sabayone, olethros? you guys around this weekend?
Aside from the whole "too busy" thing work is being okay, there's a promotion opening up here in the next short while for a "management" position - it's team lead which seems a bit redundant when the team consists of three people and a part timer. I'm sort of considering it since it would be a real promotion (as opposed to the piece of shit one they offered me - I still don't understand how offering someone more stress and work is supposed to make up for a reduced pay increase) but I have no idea how much more cash is involved (probably none, it would almost certainly make more sense in their minds to offer 40K to someone new with no knowledge of the system, the people involved, or the proceedures we use compared to throwing me a few more quid)