Friday, January 23, 2009

Scud's Random Thoughts: Part VI

Fever. Asthma. Cough. Colds. I have all of these inside of a week after moving in to our new office location. I blame it on (house) dust, which I am allergic to, and bad management. They made us move to the new site without vacuuming the whole floor. I heard that the floor was foggy with dust early Monday morning. Ggggrrrr...

I had dinner with a few friends a couple of nights back. Two of them are leaving - one for Melbourne, the other for Philadelphia. That means no summer outing, no dinners, and no Red Box for the whole gang.

I got my annual salary increase and it had me grinning from ear to ear. The amount isn't worth bragging but still it is way better than what I expected. I think I even got promoted since the percentage increase I got was in the same range as those from my team who got promoted earlier in the year. No cause for celebration. Performance evaluation rating is yet to be discussed with me and it is already a month delayed. Bad management!

Oscar nominations are out and you can find the official list here. There were major surprises. The Dark Knight was scratched from the Best Picture list and replaced with The Reader (the book, by the way, is a great read). Clint Eastwood's acclaimed and box office hit Gran Torino didn't get any Oscar love. Kate Winslet got nominated for Lead Actress, not for Revolutionary Road as widely predicted, but for The Reader. And Dev Patel who played the Slumdog Millionaire got shut out for Supporting Actor.

Today is the fifth day of the Australian Open. Roger Federer and Marat Safin will battle it out later for a place in the fourth round. I hope Safin wins. I'd be comfortably propped in my bed by then. I called-in sick.

11 comments:

Skron said...

I didn't expect The Dark Knight from Oscars. But why "The Reader"? Well, at least the Oscars is still better than the Grammys.

Andy Briones said...

I'm hoping Safin wins. He bamboozled Federer before in the Aussie finals; I hope he does it again.

The Scud said...

skron > the reader, which is about the holocaust, is oscar-bait. :-)

andy > sana nga! and btw, it was the 2005 SF. Safin beat Hewitt in the finals.

Andy Briones said...

I stand corrected... you're right. Runner-up lang pala si Safin kay Federer nung Australian Open 2004. :-)

Ely said...

buti ka pa malaki increase... ako mukhang ndi ko ikatutuwa. :P

Raft3r said...

congratulations sa pay increase
manlibre ka naman dyan
hehe

btw, who won?
roger or marat?

The Scud said...

andy > safin also lost the 2002 finals to johannson.

ely > mas malaki lang sa mga ka-teammates ko. hehe... maliit lang pero at least meron.

raft3r > thanks! saka na ang libre pag tapos na ang financial crisis. haha... roger won in 3 sets. no surprise there. :-)

FerBert said...

base sa mga pinagsusulat mo dito mukhang sopistikado at may breeding ka.. kelangan kong sumama sayo para maging sopistikado kuno ako.. lol

and Increase your fluid intake nga pala para sa sipon, lagnat at hika

Panaderos said...

I'm planning to see Gran Torino since I'm a big Clint Eastwood fan. The guy just keeps getting better and at 78 years old, I doubt if he will retire any time soon.

I hope you're feeling a lot better now. I am so allergic to dust too and a few whiffs of dust is enough to make me sick as a dog for a couple of days.

The Scud said...

ferbert > water therapy lang talaga ako. no meds for this guy. and thanks sa bola. and for dropping by. :-)

panaderos > ang galing nga ni clint. he almost never goes wrong with his films. and i'm a lot better now. mild asthma, cough, and colds na lang. ate lots of citrus fruits. :-)

the donG said...

hehehe... daming pinagiisipan. mag quiapo ka na rin.