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T-F-GIF, that's more or less all I can say about work this week. It was really exhausting and now I need to do the part I probably hate the most. I need to immerse myself in 25 reports, I need to think what my 25 "slaves" were doing last month and I need to come up with 25 grades, which will of course sometimes later on transform into 25 sums of euros, as extra money to salaries. Well...... I'll manage. Somehow.

Anyway, away with the work. I went to the store in the morning to buy some strawberries and grape for our morning meeting - munching something good pulls annoying meetings into a much nicer area - I noticed a funny little tree stuck between all the fruit. I just had to check what that was and - surprise - it's a special basilica; one of my favourite herbs. Of, course I had to buy little El Greco as they call it. It's funny and it really has surprisingly powerful scent. YAY!

Remakes... incidentally I came across a few cover versions of tunes I originally don't/didn't dig at all. The first of them is Umbrella. That Riha-iha-iha-iha-nnah chick really annoyed the shit out of me, but what Manic Street Preachers did, really appeals to me. Then there's that poor (LIVE) Britney (ALONE!!!) Spears... Although I have to admit Toxic video seemed good to me, it's still a very poorly sung piece. But... a version of Toxic, done by Israelian Yael Naim (thanks,

djmadadam for pointing your finger at her :)) is really worth listening to. And then there's one Slovene song - give its VERY limited audience I will just say it's a beautiful version of already beautiful song. Mlade oči (Young Eyes) - original by Ditka Haberl, cover by Severa Gjurin. Maybe, just maybe I will provide the links to these songs as I get home. If you feel like listening to a song with lyrics which just won't make any sense. LOL

And here it is.... today's grin with El Greco.



 

UPDATE:::::::: 20.04pm and I am going home and this is the sky of the moment. After some sun, a lot of rain and then some sun again. Office, be gone for nine whole days!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!

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cecilgene
Apr. 25th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
I like Rihanna. She's hot and can sing.
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
I like Yael Naim. :) She can sing, too.
amznbert
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
you have such the coolest office..and the sexiest damn smile of any one i know
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
office is boring like shit... and basilica is going home :)

and thanks for "smile" part LOL
bygbrat
Apr. 25th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
i've heard the first 2 and agree with you. i would love to hear the last one if you get time to post some links.... til then i'll see what i can find on youtube.... they have everything there almost LOL!!!!

i'm glad your week is over and mine too.... have a great weekend!!!!

hey! maybe the birds will like this tree better! ;)
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I will try and post some "Young Eyes" link... and you also get the most of your weekend! (I am still in my office)

and HEY! this tree is for me LOL
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olamina
Apr. 25th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
There are a few fantastic covers of Toxic. One by The Chapin Sisters and another by Mark Ronson (who is obsessed with cover songs). Curiously enough, I've met all of these artists and complimented them on their covers in person. I also like the original of Toxic a lot, but when I met Britney's brother I didn't bring it up.

There is also a good cover of the song "Since You Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson (did that song ever make it to Slovenia?) by a singer called Ted Leo.

Oh also I just saw a "rock" version of Umbrella that Rihanna did with The Klaxxons. It kind of redeemed the song for me.

Thank you for running through the raindrops to meet me. I can't believe I got to see you twice today considering there are people who would kill for the chance to see you just once. ;) Lucky me. :)

Lep vikend!
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
*writes all these titles and artists down*

Guess my internet will be busy tonight - when I actually manage to crawl back home. UGH!

Yes, it was really good seeing you today, C! I just hope to have more time next time. Sorry I only had 30 mins, but today is really not a good day to fool around LOL

Would anybody actually kill to see me? LOL That's the best compliment I got today. :)
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olamina
Apr. 25th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
ugh. you're still there? no morem verjet.....lucky for you that after the "rain" of work comes the "sunshine" of your holidays!

i completely understand you being busy. you are, after all, The Boss, and "with great power comes great responsibility".(at least that's what they say in the Spiderman movie)

as for people killing to see you, believe me. i can imagine the death match even now. i will just get out of the way and let the boys get to the fighting! ;)
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yes... it's almost 2000 and I am about to go home.... finally!!!! :)

hehehehehe the boys have so many playgrounds they can easily skip this one. :)
mitjablazic
Apr. 25th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
My working week:
monday - 7.30 - 19.30
tuesday - 7.30 - 18.00
from wednesday - 7.30 till thursday - 20.30
(we were in Italy, doing a live programme from the comunity of Slovene minority)
friday - free day, but working for the voluntary for the association from 10.30 to 20.59.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
KILL MEEE!!!
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
well.... that's always first 1PR... face it! :)
mitjablazic
Apr. 25th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
You won't belive, but me too adore basil. Every year I have at least 10 - 15 plants of it on the balcony. Last year even the kind you discovered today. Are we clones or what??
paterson_si
Apr. 25th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
no... men with well developed taste :)
capitalcor
Apr. 28th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
I love that photo of you. I need to learn how to do that in photoshop. Cool effect. Sexy
paterson_si
Apr. 28th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
;) Thanks!

I didn't even have to do it in photoshop. My cam has a billion settings. This is one of them :)
djmadadam
Jun. 11th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
I guess I missed this post during one of my recent LJ dry spells :o\ Would you believe I STILL haven't purchased the Yael Naim album? Money's tight. BTW, I believe she's French (perhaps Israeli-born, or just of Jewish descent).
paterson_si
Jun. 11th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
I stand corrected.

"Yael Naïm was born in Paris in 1978 to French and Tunisian, Sephardi-Jewish parents."

And some songs on that CD are really great! :)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 9th, 2011 07:59 am (UTC)
re:
good start
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