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by madwasabi
Friday, April 30, 2004

Ok, it's official. I can't dance. I can't and I won't.

Today I had to go to an office party out of town, some motivation and integration thing. So we were organized in teams and I was in team yellow. The others were red, blue and green, and we won in the games. The games were sack races, jumping over things, and team building competitios to reinforce team work and integration.

That was in the morning. After lunch it was time to par-tay! Yeah, parties here mean beer, whiskey, and loud tropical music, more specifically merengue and salsa. And I can't dance that, I'm sorry. I know, I'm latin american, but I can't, it's just not in my blood. I'm sure it's a genetic thing that I don't have. People think I'm an alien because I don't like to dance.

Dancing merengue and salsa is really hard, if you want to do it right. And I manage to make a couple of good moves, but that doesn't mean I like it. The last time I dance was last year at my own wedding, and I felt so much pressure to do it right because all my workmates wanted to see me dance. Now they know I can actually do it.

It was hell. I hate that music so much.

The ride back to the office at night was in the same buses that took us to the party. I wanted to sleep, or at least be quiet and didn't feel like talking to anyone. But this crazy drunk wanted to play music on the bus so he could keep on dancing, and people agreed, so they put loud salsa and merengue again all the way back to the city.

At one point this guy knocked off my hat, which I was using to cover my face and don't let anyone bother me. He did it on purpose to 'cheer me up'. I got up and actually told him that if he did that again I'd smash his face with my bare hands. I guess he won't remember that I said that by monday. I could just picture myself smashing his fucking face against the window of the bus...

I finally got home crankier than ever. In the car I had to listen to loud rock and roll to shake the merengue tunes off my head.

The good news is that I got my car back from the shop. It feels like new. They fixed a thing in the starting switch, and turns out they changed the base of the engine because it was broken. Which meant that at any given minute the engine could have fallen off the car in the middle of the highway. Now it doesn't tremble anymore, which is good. I feel like I have a new car.

Now playing: Jet - Cold Hearted Bitch

Posted by Wasabi @ 9:01 PM

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Well, let's make this the first real post of something in this thing.

I'm looking at a Dilbert comic strip, that in the last frame pretty much summarizes what I think of my workplace. He is asking his boss 'why do we do unimportant things?', and his reply is 'because we can!'. That's the problem here, we waste too much time on what's not really important, then the things that are important become urgent, and for what's really urgent in the first place we have no time. It's the story of every day.

My wife and I have to go to the supermarket today, it's Thursday. I love supermarkets, part of that is what made me choose this career path. It's so full of different things, colors, flavors, scents, shapes and sizes. It's fascinating. And supermarkets here are not as large as the ones in other countries, but at least the good ones carry a lot of imported products.

I saw on several other blogs the 'what's playing' line and I want to do it too.

Now playing: White Stripes - I Don't Know What To Do With Myself.

Posted by Wasabi @ 12:26 PM

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Finally this thing is up.

Is this the new internet craze? Blogs? Well at least I'll have a place where I can write down all the stuff that I keep thinking up and maybe somebody will read it.

It's time for me to be famous!

(Thanks to Taz for hosting my images)

Posted by Wasabi @ 10:07 PM

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Is there anybody out there?

Posted by Wasabi @ 11:19 AM

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