Friday, February 20, 2009

Early Bird

I had to write a cheque yesterday (to renew my car license). But first, I had to go hunting for my cheque book. Seriously. I haven't used it since June04. Yesterday's cheque was my ninth. Which got me thinking about kids these days ... who will teach them to write a cheque and do you even get cheque books anymore? I remember growing up, a cheque book was a standard item in my mom's overflowing handbag. I think it might've even been in mine when I first got it (probably sometime in 2003). But these days I didn't even know where the damn thing was. What a ridiculous requirement by a government (assume it's them :P) department. Seriously, a cheque.

Anyhoo. Yesterday I went to gym and went home to make dinner for three, J9-double0blonde came over for dinner. I made Greek-style stuffed pork fillets. Basically, pork fillets stuffed with goats-cheese and sundried tomatos wrapped in parma ham. They came out pretty great (looking) but Varen did not appreciate the taste one bit (so I guess it won't be getting a repeat performance). I don't think it was too bad tho.

Was cool to see J9 again, it's been a while and we all chatted the night away with 2 bottles of wine. Yet still for some reason this morning I was up super early and in at work at 06h30 - we're headed to the Farm this weekend (it'll be Lily's first visit) so wanna leave work half an hour early so worked out great!

But since I left home at 6am, I figured I'd try the highway (it's usually too chaotic by 6:30 when I normally leave). And still, it was 3 lanes of traffic. At 6am in the morning. What the hell. Now I'm more convinced than ever that a mere single extra lane will not be sufficient ... and even less so by the time it's actually complete (2011, what!).

8 comments:

momcat said...

Did you ever get the result back from the vet for the buns. It wasn't maybe something they picked up from the soil at the farm? I know Parvo that dogs catch can stay dormant in soil so maybe some other bacteria which affect buns also can. Just had a warning bell go off - be careful.

po said...

I have a feeling that cheques will dispappear soon. We learned how to do them at school but I doubt the next generation will!

boldly benny said...

I hope you have a lovely weekend away!

phillygirl said...

@momcat - I appreciate your comments, I really do ... but seriously, this is the third time you've asked the same question about Henna's autopsy results and I've answered you every time.

I am a little concerned about the "farm factor", which is why Coal & Lily will start a full 5-day course of Panacur this afternoon before we leave.

@po - I sure hope so!

Tamara said...

I have to post SARS a cancelled cheque for my closed corporation to register for taxes. I have no idea where my cheque book is either!

I think it was a lot easier to pay by cheque back in the day than it is now - stores don't accept them unless bank guaranteed. Plus, we have debit and credit cards.

I kinda liked the thought of getting a cheque book - made me feel all grown up. And I have never ever used it until now.

angel said...

i have no idea when last i use dmy chequebook, and i also find it ridiculous that government departments still insist on them!

phillygirl said...

@tamara - yep, I remember also thinking how grown up I was when I got my cheque book - haha, how times have changed :)

@angel - I'm sure the government will catch up with it's usual speed :P

supermom said...

tamara SARS will also accept an original bank statement :) I have NO clue where my cheque book is either!!

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