14.2.08

Happy ...

... valentine's day, everybody. I know it's a totally invented holiday but I'm at peace with that. Any excuse to proclaim love, peace and goodwill to all men.

So there. Positivity has been spread.

Now I've got this huge space to fill with ... stuff.

Yesterday I met one of the people who are going to take over my position with this 'firm'. Sabine. And she's nice. I asked Suus whether she'd mind if I took her on on the side and she gracefgully accepted. So now I have to break the news to Sabine.

I doubt this will go over all that well. However, I think it's worth a shot.

Anyway, she's nice and capable. And has an incredible german accent. Really, it's like a classic episode of 'Allo, 'Allo. Very funny. I now have more confidence in what will happen here when I leave.

In other news: I trained yesterday and it was sort of fun. It just led to a discussion with Francisco. Now, he's hardcore, no doubt. He trains a lot and his trainings include things that I never want to be submitted to. His idea is that you need to go full-out, blasting, over the top sometimes, so that you don't have any energy left. And then you should go on some more. And I question this. I feel that you should not dip into your reserves all that often. They're reserves. They're there for a reason. Problem is that this is a feeling. I cannot proof it as such. I might be wrong. If you can explain this ....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hum... I remember that you asked me whether I would have a problem with you saying that you liked her. I do not remember anything about taking her on on the side...

Daenerys said...

Men only hear what they want to hear...

Anyway. I once worked with a Sabine, who was german. She was blond and had glasses. Very heavy accent, but she spoke Dutch perfectly aside from that.

Gavin. said...

Huh.

Small world, possibly?

Today I found out she's actually a laywer. No wonder she struck me as a smart cookie.

Daenerys said...

... Did she ever work in a bookstore?

Gavin. said...

... I have no idea. I'd have to ask. But, in general, there are loads more germans than you'd think. Or: .. you'd think would be allowed.