Monday, July 28, 2008


Just got a voice mail from the wife this morning, claiming I forgot to kiss her goodbye before I went to work. Problem is, I did give her a kiss, so I called her right back and gave her the details of where and when.

"Oh yeah," she said, "You did give me a kiss."

"It was spectacular for me too, honey."


Songs that the live version is better than the studio version: (feel free to add more)

Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
Arch Enemy - Bridge of Destiny
Kreator - Violent Revolution

That last one is seriously goosebump-inducing, just not for anyone I happen to hang out with.


Working on a post. In it, I press a button.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Three Weeks of the Suck

I've been kind of MIA, in the online sense. I'm pretty sure this has been the longest I've gone between blog posts and generally speaking, it's been for a reason. Life at work took a turn. Busy? Yes. Sucky? Yes. In fact, the last you heard from me was via Blackberry updates from Vegas, a trip I've not yet even chronicled. When I returned home from that trip, things just got so incredibly messy. I've worked for my company for 18 years and I've never been so busy wading through a clusterfuck so large in my entire life.

Will things die down? I sure as shit hope so.

July's poker has been just as bad. Is it related to everything else going on? It would be hard to say no.

I thought yesterday was going to be the last straw. I had a meeting with my direct superior to talk about how poorly one of my managed projects was received by the user base. My wife called me mid-morning in tears because she lost, YES LOST, her last month's paycheck somehow. I went home and promptly lost online playing 2-7 triple draw, which is at least a fun game for me to play and learn right now.

Mentally, I'm exhausted. That exhaustion translated directly to me physically, and after a while I felt just absolutely wiped out. I was approaching my limitations in enduring what was going on around me. So much so that I checked Expedia for one-way tickets to Brazil. Well, not really, I could never leave the wife and kids. But still, a far simpler life awaits me somewhere. Most likely, somewhen. When I retire and the kids are out of the house, I plan on relaxing like no man has ever relaxed before.

Until then, I'll update when I can and dodge bullets when I can't.