spend some to make some

Posted on Tuesday 25 July 2006

sense :: taste // filtered water

After the party and Raevyn’s birthday, we spent the rest of the weekend relaxing and resting, since this week is our last full week of werk before the Con, which means two short werkweeks, and I can’t be more thrilled about it-Raevyn took Monday and today off of werk partially to give herself more time to relax, but I managed to drag myself into the office. Not that I particularly wanted to, but I didn’t want to blow a ton of leave before next week’s short week and there are already a bunch of people out of the office this week and the more hands the better.

Anyway; yesterday was a banner day-not that it was a bad day, it really wasn’t, but it all started with me getting to the office, going to the cafeteria for breakfast, having a delicious omlette made for me, and getting to the counter where i proceed to reach back to my back pocket for my wallet only to find it’s not there. I thought for a second that I might have left it in the car, but then came to the horrific realization that no, I did indeed leave my wallet at home. That led to some nervous driving later in the day, let me tell you. So I couldn’t buy breakfast, I couldn’t buy lunch, and when I had planned to go home for lunch and pick up my wallet (which would have been nice since Raevyn was at home), I got stuck in the other office helping another user with a computer that she thoroughly fubar’d until it was time to leave, I gave up, and set her up with a loaner computer in the meantime. Ah well, she’s happy with the loaner, and I’m happy not having to deal with it for a little while at least.

Talking to my parents on the way home yesterday though revealed something to me; they had the best suggestion-make more time for myself by spending more time. We get caught in the rut of feeling like we have to get up, go to werk, come home, eat, and go to sleep just to do it all again that it’s easy to forget to make time for the things you like-my mother reminded me that I live within walking distance from one of the best community colleges in the region, and I should take advantage of it, if for no other reason than to push off my student loans a bit longer, but also to find something that truly excites me, like some art classes or music theory. The thing is, I already have a ton of hobbies I neglect because of how consistently tired and aggrivated I am at werk; spinning, recording mixes, cataloging my music collection, dabbling with new technologies and such, even blogging has fallen victim in some ways to the day-in-day-out routine. My mother might have been on to something-spending time for yourself makes time for yourself and rids you of the time you feel like you’re doing nothing. It might mean a little less World of Warcraft, but I don’t think I’ll be horribly missed in game anyway.

In other news, I was entertained by the story of The Grey, a band based in Canada, and their encounter with Homeland Security on the way to a show in New York. As usual, I’m only really seeing one side here, but it’s kind of hard to refute that side when you learn other other tidbits, like the fact that apparently Homeland Security agents have quotas to meet by putting people on watch lists. Yikes.

In other news, it looks like some talented hackers (and I say that in the good way, of course) managed to reverse engineer Sony’s Star Wars: Galaxies before Sony made so many significant changes to the game, and they’re planning on releasing it for free in the coming months. Impressive; another free MMO would be nice; don’t get me wrong-I love WoW, but I also love the fact that I can play Guild Wars without having to pay a monthly fee for it.

In the geekly amusement corner, I think I’m going to have to read The Chronicles of George in the coming days. Something tells me I’ll find much, much werkplace amusement out of this site. If you’ve worked in technology at all, or even worked a call center of some kind, you’ll probably find it hilarious.

2 Comments for 'spend some to make some'

    Raevyn (Aka The Girl)
    August 1, 2006 | 9:45 am

    If you go take classes, I might. *blush* Having someone along might give me the courage to actually start…

    August 1, 2006 | 10:09 am

    It’s not a half bad idea; a lot of their more lesiurely classes are pretty cheap, and they’re usually fun stuff like meditation, yoga, art, or stuff like that. ^^ Might be fun for us to investigate!

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