Friday, May 19, 2006

You Said What Now?

I took today off because I thought I was dying from the flu.

I was wrong.

Turns out it was allergies. I took a Benydril (or however you spell it... I can't be bothered to look it up right now) and a half glass of wine and suddenly, I feel terrific!

Anyway, since I was feeling better I thought I'd head out and get a Garage Burger. When I drove back into the parking lot of the apartment there were a couple of guys hanging around speaking what I thought was either Polish or Pig Latin. I stood there for a minute trying to guess which language it was that they were speaking. Turns out that even though I've been here in Northern Ireland for almost a year that I still can't pick up the subtleties of the local accent...because it turns out they were speaking "English"... or at least some variant of.

Again, it was another day of learning for poor Mr. Ordinary American.

Just because I work with some English people and West Belfast and Northern Northern Ireland people I still have to come to grasp with some of the weirdo linguistic acrobatics that I'm gonna come across.

Having said that, I am now going to lie down and sleep off the effects of the allergy medicine.

(P.S. If you're bored try this:

Apparently I look like like Lionel Ritchie and my wife is a close clone of Rick James. I HATE this site....)

(Apologies: I just realized that I forgot to mention that I found this site from my friend Annie. Thanks Annie.)


Blogger Jefferson Davis said...

I don't know Wayne, I kind of like my results. It said I look like Chris North. :-)

9:53 pm  
Blogger Jefferson Davis said...

Damn, it also said I looked like Strom Thurmond. :-( Jeeeeezzz

9:55 pm  
Blogger Bon said...

Too bad for you JD. Says I look like Peter North

12:40 am  
Anonymous Sue said...

How could I look like Natalie Wood AND Jesse Jackson?

5:47 am  
Blogger WOA said...

Who's Peter North? Isn't he the guy that used to play Dennis the Menace?

6:29 am  
Anonymous Brianf said...

Wow! It said I look like Ceiling Cat!?!

4:50 pm  
Blogger WOA said...

What are you doing looking in on people like that Brainf? I'm ashamed of you!

5:43 pm  
Anonymous Jama said...

I look like Ashley Olsen and Hillary Swank and Cameron Diaz. I hate that girl. I also look like some guy named Lee Byung-hun. Jefferson, do you mean Chris Noth?He played "Mr. Big" on Sex and the City. WOA, Peter North is a porn star. I am just full of worthless information today.

5:58 pm  
Blogger Jefferson Davis said...

Jama, his name was Chris Noth, now that I think about it. Dammit Brian, I wanted to be the ceiling cat. He's cooler than Peter North, well not quite, but close. :-)

6:06 pm  
Anonymous Brianf said...

Ceiling cat is too cool. A cropped version of Ceiling Cat is currently the background on my laptop. When people ask what the pic. is I tell's Ceiling Cat and he's watching you! Most people in Network security don't have much of any sense of humor so I leave off the whole masturbation thing. As it is most don't get it anyway until I explain to them that it's a cat perring out of a hole in the ceiling and most of the time they still don't get it.
But hey, these folk watch American Idol!?!

7:10 pm  
Anonymous Jama said...

Don't get me started on American Idol... Jesus that shit is stupid.

7:33 pm  
Blogger Jefferson Davis said...

Oh Shit! Brian, you are in Network Security. I am currently in my third year of Network Administrations Management, which is network security, IT consultant, IT, and a lot of other BS. Cool!!!

9:31 pm  
Anonymous Brianf said...

I don't think any of my degrees prepared me for NSI but maybe the fact that I hacked Penn State many moons ago and changed all the logon screens to a skull and crossbones with the copy that said...
"Avast Ye Scurvy Swabs, Prepare to be Boarded".
Yea, that kinda pissed them off. That was a whole lotta years ago.
Nowadays I keep punks like I use to be away from my network. BTW that's punk with a small p.

10:06 pm  

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