I'd hang the moon for him.
There are days I think my heart will explode, so overloaded with love it is for him.
Today has definitely been one of those days.
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It's just not letting up. And this morning someone got pissy with me because I can't fit in a couple of interviews for a managerial position in his department, until next week. I snarked back that if I manage to grow an extra head and pair of hands by tomorrow, I'll be more than happy to comply with his request.
I'm definitely feeling overly 'crisp' around the edges.
Oh great, now I want a bacon butty with HP sauce.
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A pictorial guide to our next trip, now confirmed to be in the first half of NOVEMBER!!!
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The other day, Deb wrote a post, with this picture:
As my ex-boss is an avid mountain biker, I forwarded it to him and commented on his choice of biking attire. Our email conversation went like this (I had to cut/paste to remove the email information as we were both on our work systems) :
Me: I wonder if this is why I've only ever seen you in BLACK cycling shorts?!
Mark: Not only not red, I also wear baggies these days. Baggies are de rigueur and anyone turning up with lycra gets the customary exclamation of "Au Contraire" (explained below).
Me: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha but I thought the tighties kept everything from being pounded into mincemeat by the saddle....or do you wear some sort of foundation garment beneath the baggies :) Enquiring minds need to know!
Mark: Yes, although we don't call it a foundation garment, we call it a liner. It's a mesh, tight-fitting version of the tight bike shorts, it keeps everything in its place, and has a chamois under the bum for padding. Being mesh keeps you cool and probably looks even more interesting than the lycra shorts.
Me: I see. It sounds interesting - well with the leather and lace going on like that, why bother with the 'overcoat'?? ;)
Mark: Yes, I must remember to call my liner a 'Foundation Undergarment Leather and Lace'. In US military speak it forms the acronym FULL and you can strut when you FILL them.
Me: LOL....I like that ;)
Mark: So when someone enquires "How are you?", I can say "FULL.
Mark: Just FULL of it.
Me: I'm so tempted to expand the 'it' word....but I'll behave and say....you'll be known as the It Boy ;)
The reference to "Au Contraire" comes from a time Mark was interviewed by the newspaper here and was quoted as saying "au contraire" to a comment by the journalist. Everyone who knows him just cracked up because he'd NEVER be that much of a poser. But we all do love to tease him with it. And so it has become a rallying cry for his cycling group and is oft quoted back to him by me, when he says something I don't agree with!
I do miss working with him. And he says the same about me.
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This morning, the world's largest passenger airliner performed a low-level fly-past in the harbour as part of an air expo here.
I really don't like that second photo, it's too reminscent of 9/11. Mind you, that's the true perspective of it, as it was flying below the top of our skyscrapers. NOT the usual flightpath for our airport and if I'd been in the high floors of that building (just across from my office building) I think I'd have been a bit freaked!
Airbus superjumbo jets through Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AFP) — The world's largest passenger jet, the new Airbus A380, flew over Hong Kong's harbour Monday below the skyline of some of the world's tallest buildings, an airspace normally reserved only for helicopters.
The double-decker plane made the flight across Victoria harbour ahead of the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress, and then treated thrilled onlookers with a second fly-past minutes later.
The stunt took place despite the giant plane pranging its wing against an airport hangar in Bangkok Saturday, one of its destinations on an Asian tour to try and drum up business.
The bump caused slight damage to the tip of the left wing, officials said, but the plane was still able to fly on.
The plane was not allowed to fly below 1,000 feet (305 metres) during its fly-pass, Hong Kong aviation authorities had said, but it was still below the top of International Finance Centre Two, Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper.
Crowds gathered at harbourside to watch and photograph the flight, unusual for Hong Kong as planes are rarely given permission to fly directly through one of the world's most famous waterways.
The A380 heads to Seoul on Wednesday on the final stage of its tour.
Airbus now has 173 of the new planes on order from 14 clients. The first delivery, to Singapore Airlines, is due on October 15, and the first commercial flight, between Singapore and Sydney, is scheduled the same day.
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