Why haven't I done the washing, or the washing up?
Last week I went on a training course to learn about the "Fundamentals of Business Analysis". It was fascinating. This week I could almost feel the concepts I had learned about business analysis fading away as I was coordinating the test plan for the next software release. Not reinforcing the training at the National Support Office does make a change from not receiving the training in the first place at a Customer Service Centre.
Jimbo, Linda and I went to Dave's to play Dungeons and Dragons
on Saturday, and Greg, Jimbo and I went to Jon and Trudi's to play Golden
(Jon's pulp fiction genre roleplaying game) on Sunday. Also on the weekend I dug a garden bed for my mother.
On Tuesday the Human Shields cobbled together an indoor cricket team of new, injured and irregular players. Unsurprisingly we gelled only a little and were soundly beaten for the seventh time in eight games. Despite this we still rank third in B Grade. The pressure of being outclassed on the field every week might disintegrate the team before we can be relegated back to the more realistic D Grade competition we so recently called our own. That would be a pity.
On Wednesday Jimbo came over to watch the Rugby League State of Origin match. Queensland played poorly. New South Wales also didn't play well and only won 23-4. Queensland were thrice lucky to score at all and New South Wales should have scored twice that many points. Fortunately we listened to Roy and H.G. call the game on Triple J FM radio so at least we had that to enjoy with our beer and pizza dinner. Also, we watched a good episode of Smallville
, which was nice.
Last night Jimbo, Linda and I went to Dave's to play more Dungeons and Dragons
. We also watched Once More With Feeling
(the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
) on DVD with Joss Whedon's commentary, and an episode of Futurama
, with Fiona and Meagan. We had Subway sandwiches and Ali Babar kebabs for dinner. Jimbo left this morning for Flynn's naming ceremony. Simon returned this afternoon from two weeks holiday in Townsville. Tonight many people are going to the Blue Elephant Indo Lanka Restaurant to celebrate Fiona's birthday and eat new things for dinner.
Last week the Phoenix Powerpuff Girls beat the AAMI Thunderbirds and knocked them back to outright third on the ladder. This week Phoenix play the Liz Ellis Swifts to decide first place and probably the premiership. The Swifts have the best offensive and defensive records and are the only team to have beaten Phoenix in the competition this year. On the other hand Phoenix coming off a thorough 52-36 victory over the only team to beat the Swifts so far this year. Unfortunately these season defining games are not the games televised so I will have to read about it in the paper on Monday where it will possibly merit as much as a column inch.