The party / barbecue last night was good. I'm always a bit dubious about going along to these events where I hardly know anybody, but I don't know why as I invariably end up having a good time. Lots of tasty food, lots of laughing and joking, lots of drinking. At one point the discussion turned to job titles - the geeks amongst us were discussing whether we refer to ourselves as Programmers, IT Consultants, Solution Devlopers, etc. Dave relayed an anecdote wherein he told a salesman that he was an Analyst / Programmer, but the guy only had a tiny box, so abbreviated this to "Anal Programmer". Which is probably a fairly accurate description ;-)
Today I woke with a mild hangover and headed to Derby for my niece's first birthday party. She's really sweet, and everybody had a great time. Two barbecues in two days - lovely. Better make the most of it, I guess - this summertime isn't set to last for long.
And that, in a nutshell was my weekend. Lots of meat, lots of drink, lots of fun. The antithesis of last weekend really, when I stayed in and geeked out. Sure, it involved a fair bit of driving, but weekend driving isn't nearly so bad as rush-hour driving (I only saw one crash on the M1...) and it was worth it.