It’s been forever since I posted about me. It’s always harder to
write an interesting post when you’ve put off posting for a while,
so I’m only going to half-heartedly try to be interesting here
and concentrate on getting past the Post Barrier.
I’m sure most of you have figured out by now that Candice and
I are not only dating but are living together now (and have been
for a couple months). We’ve moved past the “Eeeeeee!” stage now —
although there are an awful lot of “Eeeee!” moments still — and
have had a handful of disagreements and a bit more stress than usual,
and things are still so crazy wonderful and I’m still madly in love and
happier than I’ve been in a very long time and wheeeeeeeeeeeee. Ok,
so maybe I’m still in an “Eeeee!” stage but this one seems pretty
Work is a little tense these days — while usually I welcome the
summer doldrums as a chance to relax a bit while getting paid, the
inevitable drop in workload at the end of August has been met this
year with a paranoid mix of “I must find things to do so that I will
not appear to be expendable” and “Holy cow, this is boring”. This
mostly leads to disorganization and misprioritization and blargh.
There’s a state-of-the-nation meeting coming up soon though, so I
hope I’ll at least get a picture of where things are at then;
unfortunately those are almost always immediately preceded by a
round of layoffs if necessary. Over beer after work with
coworkers tonight I realized that I’m a bit more secure than
I thought I was, really — I’d been nervous because my new manager
talks to us maybe once every two weeks, and it turns out that that’s
more a matter of him not understanding what we do, since we’re a Unix
group dedicated to customer-facing machines providing one product,
and he’s an NT/Notes guy in central IT.
The summer went by too quickly what with all the adapting going on
around our place. I really must get out and do more. I plan
on manifesting this primarily in rollerblades, local indie rock shows, and
repertory cinema films. And posting more often. Really.