Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Rant, Travels, Rant, Music

Hey all :o)  and big welcome to any new readers that have popped by lately, nice to see ya xx  Hope you'll come back again!!

Anyway so how are you?  Personally I'm okay.......had a misunderstanding with Trina on Tuesday, she thought that I was upset because of something, but I was upset coz of something else, it was silly really but hey, we're okay now and if she's reading a little note for her...........I'm sorrier than you are :oP lol............

Work, I swear is going from bad to worse and much much worser!!  Firstly this bloke whose like two desks away from me keeps opening the window.  Now I know they are only doing it to let some fresh air in but come on.......I'm freezing!!  I was thinking yesterday I may as well go to work in a Queen t-shirt instead of standing there every morning for five minutes trying to decide which top to wear coz when I get to work I have to put my jumper on anyway and nobody sees it anyway!!  The worst was yesterday when said blokie had gone out for a lunchtime walk, came back in and said 'ooo it's cold out there'!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........I just REALLY wanted to turn round and say yeah it b***** is in 'ere too mate......grrrrrrrrrr........I am really beginning to hate open plan offices!!  When they do our office reshuffle I want to be as FAR away from that end of the room as possible!!  I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't come down with something..............

Sorry I'm ranting..........once I get started though I can't stop.............watch out coz here comes another one............Yep more stuff about work.  The rumour I heard today is that although we have two teams at the moment A-J and K-Z, that is going to change and we'll all be one big happy family singing and dancing through the sunny days with our little buckets and spades (please note the sarcasm!!)  I can't work with them grrrrrrrr.....they are so slow and at the moment we are helping them out to make them work faster but it's crap......they don't seem to be doing anything differently like they should be doing!!  One of the blokes on that team writes notes like he's a school teacher and you have no idea what your doing!!  I've been there for what 3 years....how patronising of him...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........

Sorry peeps I will calm down but I need to vent and i can't really do this in the office ~ a firm believer of keeping the peace regardless of how i feel most of the time!!  Anyway...onwards and upwards............

*spoken through a tannoy system* Ladies and gentleman.......as usual it's Wednesday night and here's what you've all been waiting for...............Travel Diary :o)

Well last week I said I was gonna start telling you about our mad two weeks in October but of course I meant November (thanks Trine lol) so here we go ~ Enjoy xx

FOO FIGHTERS - CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA - 13th NOVEMBER 2007

Unfortunately I had to work during the day but I was emailing a girl by the name of Claire pretty much most of the morning. She works for the same company as I do and she had posted a message on the intranet about her tickets not arriving. I had to email her about this mainly coz she was going to the same gig as us. Luckily her tickets were going to be on the door of the venue waiting for her, so she was told. So the excitement was building. I also kept receiving emails from Trina about who was taking the spare ticket. When this date was originally announced she brought four tickets, the usual three and someone Trina works with by the name of Simon. Unfortunately he had been messing Trina about with regards to whether he was going or not and the last minute plan was that another guy she works with by the name of Gareth was taking the ticket. Wayne and I were to meet them in the car park at 4pm.

So I left work at 4pm, as planned and pratically ran out of the door but remembered to say thanks to my colleagues. D asked why I had said thanks, I said it was because they were covering for me, the lady who was going to cover had rung in sick for two days, but the other team were happy to cover. Clearly they are not used to people being grateful!! Anyway got changed VERY QUICKLY and practically ran out of the building to the car park. Managed to find the car and everyone was in it waiting........So we were off, heading for Cardiff and shouting at every red light or person that got in our way. As we had standing tix and I was told it takes two hours to get there, I was paniced coz I was thinking of the queue and not being able to see etc.. We had a brief stop to get food, so we stopped at Burger King near Burnham. I couldn't believe how long the woman behind the counter was taking, it was beginning to seem like a conspiracy that we should never get there. I did voice my opinions quite loudly as did Wayne and Gareth but I think she was making a point of not going very fast after that!! Trina had gone to the loo whilst we were waiting and when she came back she said that she had leaned back on the seat and made it flush, as she had leaned against the flush. Very amusing!! Once we eventually got our food, we made our way back to the car to eat it and then on our way once more.

The traffic was fine until we got to Wales, trying to get into Cardiff was proving to be a bit of a nightmare. We entertained ourselves by taking the mick out of Gareth for his welsh roots and Trina who was trying to say something about it being a conspiracy that anyone who had a welsh flag in their car was going faster (there was one in front of us!!) We managed to find most of the right roads once we had got into Cardiff because of Trina's excellant directions and Gareth who was sitting in the front could find it all. Unfortunately we took a wrong turning at some point (there were traffic lights everywhere and needless to say they were dead set against us getting any further!!), and whilst we took this wrong turning the doors to the venue had been opened. I was panicing now coz I had actually wanted to at least try to get to the barrier. I had read online that the band were using a catwalk so there was plenty of barrier to use!! I was gonna miss out on it though, damn it!!

With the directions we went up one street and I started saying that the building to our right looked like the venue. I remembered it from the Queen Paul Rodgers gig two years ago. Trina couldn't even remember being there. I had to remind her about all the sleeping bags outside, how we had been the first to arrive and how Brian had mentioned on his website something about us camping out, which wasn't true at all we had just been cold that day!! So we had found the venue which was a good sign, we went to find a car park which didn't take too long and managed to find a space up on level 3!! Once out of the car we made our way down to the venue. Wayne, and I raced Gareth down to the bottom of the car park as he had decided to take the lift. Trina was trying to keep up with Wayne and myself, bless her!! We all got into the arena without any problems and went straight into the main hall. There was quite a crowd in there and I definitely couldn't get to the barrier so we got as close as we could. We were on the left hand side about half way up near to the catwalk!! At that moment there was quite a lot of room to manoeuvre but I kept trying to close the gap up. I was learning lessons from the 606 gig at V!!

As we were waiting for the support act to come on Trina and I discussed whether we should stay where we were or not, but I don't know why. When I looked around at the crowd that was building they were all taller than me!! It made me wonder if a tall gene was given out to everyone in Cardiff and surrounding areas. As it was I didn't have a great view but every now and then I could see a bit!!

Serj Tankian came on about 7.30pm (might be wrong with the times, so just ignore them). I had downloaded his album, knowing I was going to see him supporting the Foo's. I prefer knowing songs by the support acts rather than not coz if you don't it can get quite boring!! He played the two songs I know quite early on in the set and I think Wayne was quietly impressed I knew the words. Serj seemed to me to be a strange bloke, he's the lead singer for a band called System of A Down. He came on stage wearing a cream coloured suit complete with top hat. His band were all in black but also had top hats on which I thought was pretty cool. The hats didn't stay on for long!! Every now and then Serj would do this rather strange dancing and when he spoke he waffled on about really random stuff. Sounded like one of those evanglists you get on TV, very weird, I think that put me off him a bit!! So I found myself looking around at the crowd a lot and all the tall people in front of me. This one woman was with her boyfriend/husband and she didn't face the stage throughout Serj's set. How rude!! This annoyed me, coz she was in a better spot than me.........if she didn't wanna be there she could at least move so I could see better!! I did manage to take a couple of pictures of Serj with my camera, they didn't look too bad!!

His set came to an end and we had to wait a while for the Foo's to come on stage. It was getting hotter in the venue and we hadn't got any drinks with us so I kept chewing gum and putting lipsalve on my lips to help. More and more people were trying to get past us. Wayne did let two girls go past him to get nearer to the barrier but as he was behind us Trina and I didn't mind too much. A bloke by the side of me was trying to get in front of me and there was NO way that was gonna happen!! I blocked his way by moving closer to the person in front of me. No-one was going in front of me apart from the people who were already there!! God help them if they wanted to leave and get back again. In fact there was one bloke who was going past Trina and I saying his friend/sister was in front. We just laughed and said 'yeah right!' but apparently she was, he said she was the one waving but I didn't see her!! During the break we heard songs such as Queens of the Stone Age 'No-one Knows', Eagles of Death Metal 'I Want You So Hard' and Wayne thought he could hear a Nine Inch Nails track, but it was loud in there and we couldn't hear them that well!!

Ok so I shall leave you here for now xx

Sorry for the long entry

till next time............

14 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Dont apologise for the entry being long ,I love to hear about your adventures ,but as for the chap who keeps opening the window you should tell him you are cold ,and quote the factorys act to him ,you arent allowed to work below
( I cant remember? )degrees ....love Jan xx

pamal3 said...

hey Jenners, I will have to make a point of listening to the Foo's. Don't shout at me, I probably have heard them but not really taken It In. Will I stop there? lol. I am digging deeper! lol Talking of digging and strimming... Do you want to borrow my garden tools for work?? lol. Love Pam xx

jjdolfin9 said...

Yeppers...long.  But really interesting reading.  I need your life.  LOL (waaay too old).  Why don't you tell this guy that you are cold and would appreciate it if he would close the darn window.
Hugs, Joyce

cayasm said...

I'm not a big fan of open windows when it's cold outside, I remember when I used to commute ppl opening windows and sitting in a draught all the way into London..the rows I had..lol. work seems a bit grim for you at the moment I hope things improve soon.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

specialadyfink said...

I WANNA KNOW HOW YOU REMEMBER EVERYTHING SO WELL.
YOU HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE WHEREVER YOU GO..
I ENVY YOU
CONNIE

breakaway1968 said...

We keep our windows open a crack all winter in our bedroom at night. I sleep so much better.  I'm also from Wisconsin and was raised with a wood stove not a furnace lol  It was always cold in our house, especially in the morning until the stove got kicked up.  
What a good memory you have!  I would have never remembered all that.  You MUST have had fun!  

jaymact1 said...

I am an open window person ours in the bedroom has been open all winter with the exception during gales I can't sleep if it is closed.  You will have to compromise with your colleague and maybe just have it open for say ten mins at a time.  Love Joan.

andie5987 said...

I love your stories...How many times have I said ...Publish them lol:)
Andie

rdautumnsage said...

I wish you had somewhere you could work that was more enjoyable for you...I wouldn't have any patience with the open window. Can you complain to a supervisor. If you comment that the open window will keep the cost of heating up, bet they rethink his open window. I hate being cold, I wouldn't be able to work that way. (Hugs) Indigo

oddb0dkins said...

Not too long at all Jen.
Hope work gets better for you soon. I bet that bloke keeps the window shut in the Summer.

B. x

elainey2465 said...

Phew you know how to write gal but good stuff!!! You will have to write a book! Love Laine. Sorry Ive not been by for so long. xxxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/laines-world/

helmswondermom said...

Being too hot or too cold, that has to be one of the biggest office gripes there is.  I hope that the gentleman will stop freezing you out and maybe some kind of middle ground can be reached.
Lori

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jen - wow, you are far to understanding in the office.   Stand up and tell him to close the damn window, that your freezing - suggest if he is hot that he gets a desk fan !!!!!!    there, see how easy it is to say these things .... (not).....LOL....
Luv ya girlie, Jaynee X

gazker said...

W have the same problem in our office, but it's about turning the heat UP! It's like a freaking sauna in there some times!
Gaz x