The Boatist

Sailboat Ownership, Translation Work and Tales of Minor Adventure

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Translation Blues - Formula 1 Deadlines

I shouldn't be anywhere near the confessional (blog).

I have a 16,000-word translation that was originally due next Monday. Now they called me and asked, implored, demanded that it be finished on Thursday.

This is why I'm living in Zero Land to the sound of the clock ticking, ticking, ticking away.

Instead of singing that glorious Janis Joplin song "Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz" I'd rather croak "Oh Lord won't you give me some freedom".

Just so you know, I got rid of my Mercedes 190 D about 6 months ago. Nevertheless, it was the damned best car I ever had.

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