Thursday, September 19, 2013

Je Suis Sur La Route, Encore Une Fois...

Yes, boys and girls, I am, once again, "On the Road".

Word is, this is the last time (for now). Probably because the project is running out of money and (technically speaking) we should have been done by now.

The best laid plans and all that...

For those of ye of literary bent, here's a bit o' Robbie Burns for ye. Illustrating the origins of that last (oft quoted) line...

But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!
So by day I'll be "in the lab", putting the finishing touches on my plan for world domination test software. By night I'll be in the hotel watching reruns of The Sopranos. It's only a two day trip, so I've got that going for me.

This is my life, or a reasonable facsimilie thereof.


Hey, it's a paycheck.

Donc mes enfants, parlez tranquillement entre vous.

Jusqu'à la prochaine fois...

Fan amach as an comh-aireachta meisciúla!


  1. Your last admonition won't go down well in present company.

    1. Heh.

      I see that Google Translate hasn't failed us yet.

      Okay, with a name like yours I was guessing non-Irish (Lancashire, Cumbria or Hampshire according to Wikipedia).

      But pour les Américains, there's a wee bit o' Irish in all of us. (And a bit of this and a bit of that...)

  2. What sort of Irishman would say THAT?!?

    Oh, wait, it's meant as an instruction to whomever you're leaving behind? NOW it makes sense.

    D'fhéadfadh go mbeadh pota óir ag an dá cheann de do chuid tuar ceatha.

    1. Nó nach bhfuil, is féidir do mileage athrú.

  3. Well, when you invite Gypsies in the Castle, you get what you asked for.

  4. Replies
    1. So you're (ahem) a "fellow traveler"?

      (Not sure if the kids will get that one...)

  5. Cuireadh fholmhú an comh-aireachta meisciúla fada ó shin

    ...and the world's a lot better off for it.

    Aye, and there's a wee bit more than a little Irish here.

    1. I hear you on your first point.

      Had no doubts at all about the second.



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