Ok, ok, it’s been a while…I know this, you know this…and yet I write it anyway.
So what has been happening in the land of the Laughing Wolf? Well..I am officially now bumming around Frankfurt as I am out of work. It’s not as bad as I thought it might be at first and it is giving me a chance to recharge and more importantly….reflect.
I am giving serious consideration to an out and out break from IT…provided I can support myself and my kids. I have been under unbelievable stress for the last two years, and am not entirely sure that I want that for myself anymore. The only problem is living in Germany..once they get your CV at the unemployment place, they pretty much will only consider you for positions that you are skilled for. Not too much of a problem in normal circumstances and certainly better than being sent to apply for a job as an underwater basket weaver or something when you are in the UK.
Admittedly, I am now being forced into some serious belt tightening exercises..something I have always allowed my ample girth to stop me from doing up until now ;-)
Now onto rant mode….Facebook.
At what point do we think that you can update too much? Could it be when you feel the need to wish Happy Birthday to your 2 year old. Not announcing that it is the birthday of your 2 year old, I can kind of understand that…especially if you are horrendously busy trying to prepare a party etc…but actually wishing Happy Birthday to him. I mean, does he have an active Facebook profile? If he does then you are raising one ignorant super-genius kid…they didn’t even say thanks.
That said, you did manage to achieve a relatively high number of “Dickhead likes this” thumbs ups though…way to go! Are we really saying that these people like the fact that your child has managed to get to the age of 2? Do they doubt your parenting so much that they feel they should celebrate when anything you have to rear lasts more than 2 weeks….sure you can’t seem to even keep a cactus alive more than 5 minutes and your back garden is what Steven King based Pet Sematary on, but still….feed them, change them, play with them, make sure they go to school (eventually…especially if you don’t want to end up in jail) and you can’t go wrong really..
It gets right on my tits….people will facebook or twitter every time they or some snot nosed relative manages to wipe their own arse unaided, like it’s a bloody masters graduation ceremony or something.
It’s almost as bad as joining a group, where the criteria for doing so seems to lie entirely with making sure that the group is exactly the sort of group that people on your friends list think you should be joining. We will ignore the fact that 99% of these groups have absolutely zero affiliation outside of Facebook itself, so they are all just pat yourself on the back self-sanctimonious coffee house smoke filled crap. You would be aswell to forward on those fucking chain emails that insist that Microsoft will donate ?2,000,000 to the Society for Anaemic Grasshopper-Legged Lesser Spotted Wombat Conjuctivitis Research Center in Botswana, for every message forwarded.
Yeah, let’s make a group to protect the <INSERT PERSON AND/OR GROUP> of <INSERT LOCATION> from <INSERT TRAVESTY HERE> because a group of lifeless, friendless tossers who have stopped leaving the house for anything less than mini kievs can succeed where the police and/or government fucking couldn’t…you care..we get it…we do honestly.
If you do follow this notion and decide that joining these groups is really your thing….please don’t expect me to join, or even be grateful for, the 20 or so a day that you spam me with. It doesn’t make me care less…it really doesn’t. Let’s be honest, if I have managed to spurn the advances of the combined might of Viagra/Cialis and any number of tempting weightloss and penis enlargement patches…you can imagine how little chance groups, with titles and descriptions WRITTEN ENTIRELY IN CAPS or with teribal missspelingz everwere, stand.
Hmm that felt good….maybe I should get back into this blogging malarky properly
This rant brought to you by an LW idea :-) Cheers matey, I look forward to destroying Frankfurt with you in a few weeks