The gods have really had fun this week, from my viewpoint.
Rain sun, rain sun, rain sun. That’s how it goes in Auckland, and this week definitely took it to extremes. But then, A WATERSPOUT?
Meanwhile, pretty much everything I had planned for this week went kaput. A meeting room I booked didn’t pan out as the previous meeting in there ran overtime. An interviewee didn’t pick up the phone at our scheduled time. Got sick. Planned to work from home. Went to bed early to try get a jumpstart on recovery, woke early in the morning to a crashing sound, and later woke again to a knock on the door where a linesman informed me that a car had taken out the power pole across the street and consequently we would be without power for the rest of the day. No power, no internet, no working from home. Thunderstorms stopped us from going to Movies in Parks to see the King’s Speech (there’s no shortage of outdoor film screenings lately, especially with Silo Park coming onto the scene, but Auckland is about the worst city to hold them in. I’ve managed to make it to ONE in the past few years, between weather woes and ignoring films I don’t want to see). And my sudden bout of summer flu stopped me attending a conference I’d been planning to go to.
On the plus side, I ended the week with some unsolicited praise/feedback that in my weakened physical state, nearly brought me to (happy, appreciative) tears.
Valentine’s Day sparked a ton of posts on the role of money in love and relationships. I liked Serendipity’s take on financial love lessons learned over the years.
At Totally Money, some handy tips on managing cashflow as a freelancer.
Daisy asks: Are you spending your money on things that actually enrich your life?
Don’t self-sabotage – here’s Alison Green (aka Ask a Manager) with a myriad of ways to get a job offer retracted.
Save time with canned Gmail responses, says Alexis Grant.
At Pink Slipped, three reasons your boss probably hates you.
Carrie Actually shares the story of meeting her fiance on eHarmony.
Aloysa lists the things nobody ever told her about America.
Paranoid Asteroid ruminates on the life she has vs the life she thinks she’d like to have.
A timely post for me – Just a Titch on looking forward, not looking back.
Lemon scented biscuits! I’ve been meaning to make these, but have barely been able to eat takeaway wonton soup and make toast in my current state.
Braver souls than I might try Closet Cooking’s raspberry cheesecake but I’m pretty sure I can manage thai chilli chicken pizza.
Pasta with potatoes and cabbage – it’s all about comfort eating at Not Eating Out in New York.
Also see mushrooms and gorgonzola with gnocchi at Wandering Food Lover.
And finally, I have a guest post up at Twenties Hacker on how to rock an internship. Head on over to check it out.