9 1/2 Hours Of Today

After a day spent at home, working whatever I could, I expected today to be a lot more hectic. And it was – a 9 hour roller-coaster of emotional lows! I reached the office at 10 am and immediately got into it. I didn’t stop for a moment until I looked up and saw that it was already 1pm! Not enough time for a coffee and since I was quite hungry, I checked with my team and they were all ready for lunch but it was still another 20 minutes before we trudged into the cafeteria.

There’s a client mandated event, but run by yours truly, happening in the office and I had to stop to snap some photos along the way. Post lunch, I headed back to the production floor for some more photos and then back to my seat. Then it was arranging for stuff to be ready when the clients came in. By 4 pm we were in the launch phase of the event and it was in the board room with a couple of videos and some discussion which went on till just after 5 pm.

From 5 pm till 7:30 pm I was preparing ppts on this event. Then as I left the office, there was a huge traffic block, so we had to walk a bit and wait for a while before we could board a bus. Who knows why there was a block from HMT jn till Aluva? Religious morons? Political assholes? Who the fucks knows? I reached home a little after 8:30 pm and went to work on the remaining work on a ppt for February’s performance.

I then realized that I’ve only had one cup of coffee all day (is that why I felt so dull and jaded) and that other than 2 glasses during lunch, I hadn’t drunk any water either! Also, I didn’t have the time to go to the loo as well! Well…no input, no output!! I’m sipping a lot of water now as I type this. Need to hydrate.

Welcome Andy Sutton

The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenceman Andy Sutton from the New York Islanders in exchange for a second round draft pick. GM Bryan Murray wanted to get a deal done Tuesday in advance of Wednesday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline and had been saying he would look for a defenceman to provide depth along the blue line.

In 567 career NHL games with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers and the Islanders, Sutton has scored 34 goals, added 101 assists and 984 penalty minutes. On another front, Murray said barring an unforeseen turn of events, Volchenkov will still be a Senator after the deadline.

In other trades Edmonton traded Nashville’s second round pick for defenceman Denis Grebeshkov, who’s minus-16 with 19 points. The Anaheim Ducks traded defenceman Nick Boynton to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday for future considerations & Pittsburgh Penguins, who picked up defenceman Jordan Leopold from the Florida Panthers on Monday for a second-round pick.