Mountain bike (commute) 55:52  23.98 km (25.8 kph) +85m
shoes: Giant Anthem
I was going to go run my monthly 3km TT today to see if I've improved on the back of no training but since I won't be running on the weekend now so don't need to preserve my legs and have Things To Do tonight I've deferred until Friday.
An excerpt from tRicky's day (since my ride home lacked anything interesting)
Tax meeting 10:30am
Group Financial Controller walks in, sets up Blackberry right in front of him. Midway through meeting stops to check the screen for a bit. Looks up. to meeting attendees: Sorry, what was that last bit? I missed it.
Tax Manager answers mobile: I'm in a meeting; I'll call you back.
tRicky: Hangs head in despair
At end of meeting...
GFC: Well Clarke got out on 210; Ponting's made his 200. Australia's doing well.
tRicky (to boss, the Financial Controller, a different person to the GFC): Hey boss, next meeting I'm bringing a portable tv in to alleviate the boredom of having to work.
Later in day...
GFC: Gee it's hot in here. I'm going to go sit in the kitchen for a while where it's cooler.
tRicky: Boss, I'm going to go sit in the kitchen for the next ten minutes because I don't want to do any work.
tRicky (to auditors): You guys are multiplying. On Thursday there was only one of you, then two on Friday. Today you have five! How many will you have tomorrow?
Auditor 1: We're not working tomorrow.
tRicky: You're kidding? You disappoint me.
Auditor 1: It's a holiday.
tRicky: You lazy pricks.
Auditor 2: Are you working tomorrow?
tRicky: Don't be silly.
Finance Manager: Yesterday I left work at 5pm and I must have beaten the traffic because I got home in only 25 minutes.
tRicky: I wish my job was important enough that I could leave at 5pm.
tRicky dramatically, to marketing accountant: It's hot! You probably already know this though from your own observations and also the half dozen people who just told you this same thing.
GFC: Babble, babble, babble, and over the next few days I'll be making pasta sauce from some tomatoes that a guy's delivering tomorrow but it's going to be hot and I really don't want to do it in the heat but we can really only put it off a day otherwise the tomatoes will go off and it's going to be hot but I've put in for the day off on Friday but I'll be working from home if you need me, available on phone and email but I might only work half the day though it'll still be a leave day or time in lieu or something anyway I've go to go now. leaves
tRicky: Boss, I'm putting in for a leave day on Friday but I'll come in to work for a half day anyway in case you need me because that's the kind of guy I am, but I thought I should tell you about it anyway.