Hyena’s as pets. What about some wild monkeys?
But remember that all wild animals are wild. They will strike back one day. Its best to leave them as they are.
These thoughts are courtesy of Philip Humbert.
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I go to exit out of Word and it asks if I want to save changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? HELLO!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. My 4-year old son asked me in the car the other day "Dad what would happen if you ran over a ninja?" How the hell do I respond to that?
19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I bet on any given Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay's.
Watched our first movie in Nigeria. Watched it at the cinema at the Palms (aka Shoprite), in a urine smelling, damp theater 4. If anyone from Golden Deluxe Cinema reads this, do clean up your cinema.
Anyway, for N500 or RM12.50 each, wifey and I watched Law Abiding Citizen, starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Fox.
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) is a brilliant planner and inventor, who used to work for the US Department of Defense as the brains behind their intelligence unit. One night two robbers invade his Philadelphia home and brutally kill his wife and daughter, and almost kill him. The killers are caught, and Assistant DA Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx) is assigned the case. Nick is ordered by the DA to make a deal with one of the killers to testify against his partner for a 10 year plea bargain prison sentence. Clyde doesn't want Nick to make the deal, but Nick says it was too late and the deal is done. The other killer got the death penalty. After 10 years, the other killer is released from prison, and he soon ends up dead. Clyde is arrested and kind of admits to Nick that he did it. Clyde is put in jail, and he warns Nick that he must fix the broken justice system that failed him and his family or else anyone connected to his case will soon die. Even from jail, Clyde's threats become a reality, and Nick must stop Clyde before his family is next
The movie, overall, was exciting but the ending was very lame. The producers seemed at loss of how to end the movie, so they killed of Clyde in the most simplest way while arrogant Nick gets to play the hero. It would have been better to have allowed Clyde to have somehow escaped and then allowed the man hunt to begin. Killing Clyde in prison was just too easy.
Oh well, maybe Avatar in a cleaner cinema next week.
Two weeks into the year and everyone was yearning for a break and a break we got, courtesy of Gary Webster and Gerywn Williams. We had a wonderful dinner at Chokolat Royal, a fancy dining place in Victoria Island, or was it Lekki, who knows? Just look at the walk way within the restaurant.
Some of us early birds started with some cool drinks at the balcony of the restaurant.
Below are some pictures of the night. We had the choice of a steak, prawn or spicy chicken. I had the steak but those who had the prawn said there were huge and absolutely mouth watering. But unfortunately I was too busy eating to take any picture except for my desert, the Mexican Cigar (chocolate ice cream and bananas).
And the rest of the pictures… All name given from foreground to back.
Daniel, Tim and Jason. Tim had just trimmed his Joe Cross style beard the night before.
Daniel, yours truly and Samir, the Egina project manager for.
Andrew, Gerwyn (the second most powerful man in JP Kenny), Hazem and David.
Paul, Alek, Jon and John & the man with the menu.
The thinker James, Tim and Daniel. James always thinks hard before every meal. Tim is the one who provides all the laughter in any room he’s in – a good sport. Daniel the brain.
My boss, Pinto; Gary, the big boss; Craig and Jason, my bosses boss.
I think you know the cast by now.
David and Jason.
Andrew must be trying hard to convince Gerwyn of something. I wonder if he succeeded?
Hazem and David.
One for the camera – John, Jon, Alek and Paul.
Two good friends – Alek and Paul.
The coolest kid on the block – Hazem.
Samir, the Egina project manager.
The restaurant maitre d’.
The four pictures below were taken at the bar where the bar man was busy serving some hard liquor. Note the extra smiles!
It was a fun night. 5 hours of good food, drinks and more importantly, good company. Gary made a comment about the team spirit in the team – a bunch of people gathered quite quickly from all over the world, working in Lagos for 4 months now, under some tough conditions and yet we’re doing well.
Thanks Gary for a wonderful night out. Hopefully we can have this every week ;)