Can't Put A Good Book Down

I sit alone everyday you know, sitting on the stairwell eating my lunch, reading a book. What about you?

Monday, October 31, 2005

Guess Who's Finally Feeling Better!!!

I'm 95% recovered from whatever hell I was dealing with last week. I even felt well enough to go out for a drink last night (granted it was more of a business meeting, but I still had a drink). Feeling good this morning. Rested, alert, not carrying that albatross of an illness around with me anymore. Life is much, much better.

I'd love to tell you about my weekend of debauchery, but I'd be lying. I basically kept holed up in bed watching movies (whoever told me Layer Cake was like Snatch needs to get their head examined. But Sienna Miller = yum. Jude Law is an idiot.) and keeping my fever under control. Two of my friends brought me ginger ale and Jason's chicken soup. I'm loved. :)

I plan to make up for lost time this week. Oh do I ever need to.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Guess Who Dragged His Sick Ass Into Work Today?

I'll give you two guesses and the first one doesn't count. Apparently the world is going to end if I don't run some reports today. And I can't run them from home (but this is moving up in my task queue ASAP). So I'm here. I want to die. Or possibly just pass out. Haven't decided yet.

I just waiting for somebody to piss me off. Things could get ugly. And I will accept no responsibility whatsoever. Oh, and I'm not claiming a sick day anymore. If I have to come it, it counts. Even if I'm only here for 2 hours. >p

101 and climbing...

I'm sorry for the absence, but I'm sick. Again. Basically, I feel like ass. I'm drinking my o.j. and popping my pills. I'm trying to wrap up my work issues so I can go lay down again.

Everyone have a good weekend. I'll be catching up on my DVD watching. My bro brought over Layer Cake, Crash, Kung Fu Hustle and Dig! so I have plenty to keep my company. (Have I mentioned my family is the greatest ever? That's a story for another time.)

Drink a few for me since all I'll drinking is Nyquil. Party on, Wayne.

p.s. - I don't know if it's the fever or what, but Ben Harper has a very soothing singing voice.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

No. Not Now. Not Today...

Received the dreaded e-mail from "the one that got away" today. She's getting hitched. And to bury that knife a little deeper, I'm invited to the wedding. Sh!t.

I won't bore you with the details. The short version is work put us in a long distance relationship, I became too wrapped up work/music and before I knew it, she'd had enough of never seeing me. We kept in touch. Don't see each other at all these days, but we still talk from time-to-time.

I guess I kinda hoped things might resolve themselves, but then she moved farther away, I got promoted, she found the city/job of her dreams, and that opportunity just never materialized. And now it never will. But she's happy, which makes me happy. She deserves it. She always has. I just realized it a bit too late.

Well, guess I'll be toasting the occation this evening. Possibly a few times. As long as the booze keeps flowing, I'll keep toasting. And maybe it won't seem so bad in the morning.

Monday, October 24, 2005

How Come I Miss All the Good Stuff???

Seems I missed quite the soiree on Saturday night. Lots of panties involved. Ice cold booze as well. Any pics would be appreciated. Sorry I couldn't make it. But I had a good reason...

I was working a charity event for Hodgkin's. We spent the better part of 5pm on setting up, working the table(s), helping with the run/walk, then tearing down. Afterwards, for fun and excitement, we went to Snuffer's for some beers and cheese fries. I know it's no super-duper-party, but my soul is happier.

There are rumors of a gig coming up. The question is where. I've heard Dallas/Austin/Denton/OKC. I'd be up for all 4 if we could pull it off. This is good. I think my karma is improving. I'm all for good karma.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Well That's That...

Update on that "contractor." Not only does she work for the company, she lives in CA. Lotta good that does me. Oh well. NEXT!

We are scheduled for a "business" lunch the next time she's in town (probably 2 weeks). I don't expect this to ever amount to anything, but you gotta eat sometime right? And she's gorgeous to look at. Worst that can happen is she bores me to death over a lunch hour. But I'll just get lost in her eyes and block the rest out. I can do that, right?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Ah, the Wonders of Public Transportation

It's bus/train time again!! Every year, when it gets cool enough to walk outside without dropping 5-10 lbs of water weight, I start taking the public transportation to work. Not that I need to, but it's just better for my psyche. Instead of cursing drivers all the way to work, I get to read a book, listen to my iPod and drift away. Not a bad way to start a day.

More people should do this every once in a while. Just for kicks.

(while this may not apply to all cities in all parts of the globe, it does apply here)

Since I Made a Promise...

I'd better start making good on it. This is what I've started (for Pix):

(and I'm counting backwards 'cause it makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something)

50 - 36. [removed for tweaking]

That's all for now. I'll finish this list someday. Just don't know when.

And since this is personal stuff, I'm only going to leave it posted for about 24 hours, then it's going away [told ya]. Call it paranoia if you will.

BTW - That contractor is back. I need to figure out if she's an employee or just temporary. I refuse to date co-workers. This is on my task list for the day.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I'm Starting to Understand Frostbite....

I've gone numb. Completely. The delerium has taken over and I'm now a mindless zombie. Remember that Inbox issue I was having? Yeah, that hasn't stopped. And I just received the news that I'm going to be doing some overseas support which means now I can expect it to fill up constantly. And I can expect to be working MORE evenings than I do now.

Until this morning, I never saw the urge for Tom Cruise to bartend in the Caribbean in Cocktail. Now I not only see the urge, but I want to start planning it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Not Dead (Yet), but Sure as Hell Trying...

My allergies have taken a swan dive and I'm miserable. Could get my Inet connection until late last night (helps when you check that all the plugs are plugged in - shut up). On the meds today (decongestant, antihistamine, pain killers for my throbbing headache) so hopefully thing will get better. Unfortunately, I apparently missed a ton and will be playing catch up all day. Sorry for the short post. More later if I find time.

Friday, October 14, 2005

I See a Light...but It Seems to be Fading

The good news is that it's Friday, the weekend is almost upon us and I got paid. The bad news is I'll probably end up working some this weekend. But I'll be out long enough for a soccer game tomorrow night with carousing afterwards, and a nearly all-day rehearsal on Sunday (things are picking up).

All I know for sure is that I will party tonight and sleep in tomorrow. And that's good enough for me.

ps - Can anyone prove to me that Keira Knightly is more than just a pretty face? Can you prove that she can act? Sorry, just crossed my mind this morning after I saw a Domino preview.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Don't Whistle While You Work

If you must, be sure to close your office door. Apparently, people don't like the noise so much as you do. But after the week I've had, see if I give a sh!t.

That vacation I've been mumbling about? I think I've focused myself on Hawaii. Figure that as good a place to go as any in the middle of winter. Plus, I bet they have tours of the "Lost" island by now (which could be cool). Plus, I've always wanted to surf. Why not now?

Gotta run. Today is as insane as yesterday but the pot is starting to boil over.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Today = What Happens When a Grand Piano Falls on You

If you've noticed a lack of commenting, I'm swamped. I'm only typing this so I can stop watching my Inbox grow. I could potentially break my personal record for work hours in a single week (currently 72). I'm already over 35. Let's see how this plays out.

btw - if anyone goes out tonight (or just sits at home and drinks), please have one for me. I'll be thinking about it even if I don't get to do it. Thanks.

I'd Bitch, But I'm Trying to Be Positive Today

Hallo. I'm finally rested. Crashed on the couch around 8pm last night, woke up around 3am and moved myself to bed, then was up at 5 this morning. How's that for an exciting evening? But I'm glad that I rested 'cause I may be working late tomorrow night if I don't get some things from some people by 3pm today. Ah, what a life. ;)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Do As I Say, Not As I Do...

I've been here for 2 hours already. Got the call early this morning (read: 3am) and dragged my butt in here. Been working running ragged since I arrived. I'm waiting right now for a few people to get into the office so they can see if the problems have been fixed. Why do they get to rest? 'Cause they're higher up in the food chain. Is it Friday yet? 'Cause I've already had a week of it.

UPDATE: Remember that attractive co-worker/contractor that I mentioned awhile back (if you don't I'll forgive you). Well, she's back. And she's driving me insane (although that might be the caffeine). She just walked by my office 3x's and smiled at me each time. I swear I'm losing it. I need a release STAT.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Correction - 5 times 7 times in the last 7 minutes. *sigh*

Monday, October 10, 2005

My Weekend in a Nutshell...

Friday: I don't recall. Seriously.
Saturday: Texas = yeah!, Texas A&M = Sh!t, Stars = Double Sh!t
Sunday: Jets = yeah!, Cowboys = hell yeah!, Angels = Damn Yankess!

Spent all the weekend either watching sports, playing sports or cleaning/organizing. I had no time for shopping, flirting or any other entertaining activities. Did get to hang with the boys on Saturday night, but that just ended in an evening of booze and PS2 (and maybe some poker and darts thrown in for good measure).

Probably the most low-key weekend I've had in a while. Which turned out to be fantastic for my sleep schedule. I'm insanely well-rested now. So much so I was up at 5am today without a single "Snooze" punch.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Could Today Move Any Slower?!?!

I'm almost bored to tears. I'm in "wait" mode again. I've read almost everything the Internet has to offer. Everyone seems to be either busy or just waiting for the next post. I want out of here. Don't they know that I have drinking to do? Com'on already.

Plans this weekend: Watch TX-OU. Drink. Possibly get laid. And sleep. Anyone else doing anything remotely more interesting?

Oh What a Night

How's this for an evening:
  • Head to lowest Greenville for some bar hopping
  • Run into a band I know and proceed to drink off their tab (they offered)
  • Meet some "fine lookin' fillies"
  • Close the place down
  • Leave with company
  • Arrive at home at 3am
  • "Entertain" (since this is a PG-rated show)until 5am
  • Take her to breakfast
  • Go home, shower, get dressed for work
  • Head out for the day
Notice there is no mention of the word "sleep." How does one function without any sleep? Easy. When you take a FOUR HOUR cat nap before going out, you have plenty of fuel left in the tank at 8am.

Now if I can just avoid all the TX-OU crap that's going on near my office building, maybe I can enjoy my day that much more.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I'm Being a Nerd (Again)

Apparently, I'm becoming a homebody. Spent last night doing some serious "me" time. I picked up "The Historian" last night on the way home. Took it to dinner with me. Then headed home and continued reading until about 3am. With the exception of a few potty breaks and a quick trip to the gym, the rest was spent reading.

It's a good book (so far). But did I really have nothing better to do than read??? I could've done any number of other things. I'm going to assume that my body just wanted a low-key evening. And it rewarded me with a solid sleep. (granted it was only 3 hours, but it was a constant three hours)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Since I Just Saw This...

6 days in London for $649!!! I'm gonna be all over that. Plus, I can travel next year? Bonus!!!

I Have Something to Admit

It's been bugging me for some time now. Can't quite come to terms with it. Didn't fully realize it until last night. I think I'm becoming an insomniac.

I can't sleep. And when I do it's not very well. I think I work up every 30 minutes last night, then spend 15 more trying to fall back asleep. I'm exhausted in the morning before I even get up. I'm dependent on caffeine just to function. Last I checked 5+ cups a day was not very healthy.

Why won't my brain shut down long enough for me to sleep? Huh? I thought it wanted, nay, needed to sleep. I refuse to take any pills (I like my remedies natural - most of the time at least). Tried the milk thing. Tried the exercise myself to exhaustion. Heck, I even started keeping a copy of David Copperfield by my bedside just to try and knock myself out from boredom (turns out I'm enjoying the book quite a bit).

I give. I'm just going to fight this and hope that someday soon, I crash and fall asleep for a day (preferably the weekend so I don't miss any work - sad, I know).

Why am I telling you this? 'Cause I've been here before and sometimes my writings/comments tend to get a little insane when I haven't slept. I'm just firing a warning shot. Things could get weird. You been warned.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Just a Thought...

I've heard a few women lately use any number of phrases that equate to "a kick in the groin." This bothers me. I think it's because they have no idea what the feeling is or how bad it hurts. And this bothers me when the situation is nowhere near as painful as that feeling.

There should be an agreement. I will not try to compare anything to PMS, childbirth or menopause, if you agree to not use any variation on the theme of "a kick in the groin." At least around me. Deal?

Move Along. Nothing to See Here.

I'm tired, I'm hungry and I'm EXTREMELY bitchy today. Not a good combination. I think all work juggling is starting to wear on me. The excitement of last night was too much. I left work around 4. Ran the three errands I needed to run. Then got called back in at 6:30. Went home around 11. Managed to get in a bowl of soup and some ESPN highlights before crashing shortly before midnight. Then dragged myself back here at 7am this morning.

That vacation I've been mumbling about? I'm checking out packages today. If I can get the dates lined up right, I'm shoving off before the end of the year. I'm gonna need it.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Let's Skip the Details....

I'm just gonna say that this weekend was a complete bust. I never did get any painting done. Hell, I was pulled in so many directions, I barely finished my laundry. It was a bitch. Shoulda, woulda, coulda is still running through my head.

I'm starting to consider a relocation program. Maybe a cabin in the mountains where I'll sit and play my banjo all day and listen to the crickets at night. Yeah, that sounds good. Especially if nobody can find me.