Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday's Moments - 30/1

It's the last Monday of January, feckity feckballs! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... This past week, however? Loved it. Let's get this show on the road & kick Monday blues in the goolies, shall we?

1. You found me!

One of my favourite moments this week has been repeated several times. If you're a blogger you'll know the WTF? moment of finding out what search terms people have used to find your blog. I've had 'teenage schoolgirl in nappies', 'make a bitch smile' and 'Chanel sh*te', hopefully not from the one person. 

This week I've had hardly anything except direct searches for my blog name, this is a small thing but it makes me very happy, even more so is the thought that people searching for me directly find exactly what they're looking for. Not like those other sick, sick puppies. 

2. Blingtastic!

Next up we have the outstanding thoughtfulness of a Twidder friend. The gorgeous Aoife, whom I know through was rocking these gorgeous nail stickers a few weeks ago. I happened to comment on their magnificence (aren't they magnificent?) and she only went and sent me some!

There's not much that warms the cockles like a random act of kindness. I know I like to do little things to make others' lives easier but it's a genuine treat when you meet someone as nice as Aoife who'll readily do the same. Opening these on a rainy Tuesday honestly made my day. Thanks, Lady. (Psst, head on over to mah Facebook page to win a set of these beauties!)

3. Gick, isseh?

Coming home in the car the other evening this gem came on the radio, to my exclamation of 'ohmygodwhatasonghaven'thearditinyears' and subsequent shoulder dips and head bops. Yes the lads happened to be in the car at the time looking at me like a loon. 'Turn off that gick will you?' says the youngest. (ignored)

About an hour later they were getting ready for bed when I was coming up the stairs with the  towels and both of them, BOTH OF THEM were singing 'One night in Bangkok and the world's your oystah'. Caught! Gick, isseh?! 

4. Don't Panic...


Moment four was born of one of the most 'that did not just happen' moments I've had in a while. Letting ourselves into the parental's on Friday evening I twisted the key and Snap - it broke in the door! With visions of lock smiths wearing balaclavas for their extortionate prices it took all the patience I had not to panic. 

I asked D'Mammy if she had a tweezers and she produced the nubbiest, saddest pair of metal prongs that were ever fused together. 'This is your tweezers?'. Then the memory struck me that I had put my own Tweezerman in the side of my bag. Call it kismet. But in one swift pincer movement the remnant of key was out. It didn't cost me a fortune for a new lock but it did cost me a kick ass tweezers when D'Mammy caught sight of what an actual tweezers should look like. Either way, it was a win. 

5. So Long, Farewell, Aufwiedersehn, Goodbye..

Last up we have a moment that's been several years making its way to me. As some of you may know, I work in the Public Service in Ireland. Those that know that will also know the huge changes and reform that are under way at present.

Normally reform means bad news for staff. Not this week. This week I got confirmation that I could hand over management of 150 staff and change my role so that my salary would remain the same. This might not seem like a big thing but Holy Moly it's huge to me. It means I need never flinch when my phone rings during the night or at the weekend, means I can be sick now & then, essentially means I may actually get some life back. Wouldn't that be grand? 

Yep, 5 moments that mean I could care less if it's Monday, I'm looking forward to a new week, a new month and little moments that will be awesome enough to make the list this time next week. 

What's been going on in your neck of the woods? Anything scandalous or downright excellent? 


Celle said...

Awesome nails!

cornflakegirl said...

I've had people find my blog by searching for the weirdest things too so I know how you feel when you see that people actually search for your blog name directly. Always makes me smile.

Those nail stickers are gorgeous and I agree with you about Aoife, she's one of life's good people.

That's great news about your job, it must be such a weight off your mind.

As for my week well the high points have to be the amazing comments and emails I've received about my 'Coming Out' post. Reading them all reduced me to tears (especially the one from a young man who said he read my post and then 'came out' to his parents). I still can't believe it touched that many people.

Another good thing was heading to #dubtweetyear on Friday and having a good laugh with the Twidder people.

Those two things far outweighed another week of insomnia.

Oops, sorry for the essay length comment.

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks Celle, they really are show stoppers :)

@cornflakegirl That really is some accomplishment to touch people so deeply that they're inspired to change their lives for the better. Well done you x

Shelleyti said...

Aw, I do like it when you kick Monday in the goolies!! And thank you for the gratuitous macgyver pic...Always a pleasure!! @Cornflakegirl is certainly an inspiration and to see all my twitter peeps gettin' on good puts a smile on my face!

Lovely Girlie Bits said...

Who knew you were such a MacGyver there Sue! Is there nuffing you can't do :) I love when people search for the blog too, I don't, however, like when they search for lovely sex and find it, hmm ;P

Niamh said...

Congratulations on the job. You won't know yourself. Surely you mean, that you couldn't care less it's Monday. (Sorry to be so pedantic, but that really bugs me!)

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks Ladies! Also, Karen, I'm heading over to do some searches now :P

Thanks for the congrats Niamh, oh and sorry to have upset you haha. I meant 'I could care less' as an idiom, it's a phrase I use in general conversation. A figure of speech, if you will. A lot of my conversation doesn't make sense in literal terms ;)

cornflakegirl said...

Thanks Sue, it's amazing to think what one little blog post is capable of.

cornflakegirl said...

What a lovely thing to say, thanks.