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What a Week

Posted 2009.07.05 20.58 in Pointless Blather

No activity here means lots of stuff going on elsewhere. Wednesday was Canada Day (happy Canada Day everyone!) and of course it was a holiday, but the other weekdays weren’t – so two days of work, one day off, two more days of work. Not so bad right? Except that I was having my annual Canada Day BBQ on Wednesday, so I had to get everything ready for that, then Thursday was month-end at work so there was no time to kick back and relax / recover, it was up and off to work first thing Thursday morning.

Anyhow, the BBQ seemed to go well, lots of fun and food and all that. And the weather cooperated. I won’t divulge my secrets, but we had a few sprinkles of rain at the very start, and a few at the very end, but it was dry through the whole afternoon and early evening of fun… while everywhere else in town (and outside town) had rain on and off throughout the day.

So, all in all, another successful Canada Day bbq. But a long, tiring week.

How I Know When I’m Busy

Posted 2009.04.17 7.58 in Pointless Blather, Work

Of course, generally speaking, I know when things get really busy because my backlog of work gets bigger and bigger and I seem to have less and less time. But exactly how busy things get… that is the question.

I have a half dozen web comics that I follow every day, my morning ‘ritual’ includes checking in and reading the daily strips while I have a coffee.

Every morning, I get my comics fix, then get on with my day.

What I find though is now and then, I go through the list of them and start to suspect I’ve missed something. Like, some of them seem to be in the middle of a storyline that I don’t know anything about. So I page back through them and discover that I’ve missed two, three, four days. ¬†What?

I don’t remember not-reading them, but when I get really busy — like when I step into the office and pow! bang! ring! buzz! stuff’s going on before I even take my coat off and sit down, then I miss my morning-comic-ritual and don’t even realize it.

So here I think I’ve been reading it every day but at times I’ve missed up to a week’s worth, and don’t even know it!

That’s how I know I’m overbusied.

What happpened to January?

Posted 2009.02.02 1.00 in Pointless Blather

Just realized that it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Another long dark stretch where there wasn’t anything fun to talk about. I’m still on the crypto-spam but it’s not doing anything. I thought it might have been, towards the end of December, but now I suspect that what I thought was the drug working, was actually just me feeling good because the side-effects were finally ending.

I feel like my life has become a soap opera, and I’m not even one of the important cast. I’m just a reccuring character, who’s name they show 5 minutes into the episode, after the first batch of commercials, after the guest stars.

There’s lots of soap-opera-ish stuff going on all around me, but I’m not directly involved in any of it. Nonetheless, every aspect of my life is affected by the antics of the major players.

My part is also one of the ones that the directors feel is safe to cut, especially if some major drama is required – it’s the sort of role where you’re familiar enough to the regulars that there’ll be a sufficient amount of emotional return if the character gets axed, without having to risk one of the stars.

So that’s where I am right now. Not popular or important enough to spin-off and get a life of my own, stuck in a recurring bit part in other people’s soap-opera drama.