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Friday, January 14, 2005

If running around like a headless free-range chicken means that I had a busy day, then thatís what happened. If itís supposed to mean I got things done? Not so much.

Upstairs, downstairs. The typewriter is upstairs. Thatís where I do my typing (and where I finished the company 1099s today). Everything else is downstairs. Thatís where I do everything else (and where I have to go whenever the Boss calls to ask me a question he already knows the answer to). If running up and down the stairs is some kind of accomplishment, then whoop-de-do for me.

The 1099s are done. Did I mention that? Thatís huge. And I worked up two billings that should get us some big checks in the coming weeks, thousands of dollars (of which nearly all is already spent, so itís pretty much a zero sum achievement).

And hey, I made the Boss think I was getting something done, which in the grand scheme is almost as good as really doing it. Plus, itís Friday. To some people that means a couple of days with no responsibilities. To me it means a couple of days without being jostled off track or sent off chasing the goose which is wild. A couple of days when I can actually work for a change.

29 December 2004

Cloud bank.

One thing I did that I havenít done all week was eat a full meal that I cooked myself. The main dish was Garlic Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon, which Iíve been putting off making because I didnít have the right size baking dish. So today, among my many other (cough!) accomplishments, I sneaked away to Bed, Bath and Beyond and picked up not one but two Pyrex baking dishes. And a bayberry candle. And something else that I canít mention because someone has a birthday coming up.

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So to those people who are telling me that I should spend my bonus money and my football winnings on myself (instead of paying bills), there you go. Plus, after BB&B I went next door to the bookstore (B) and spent even more money. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the bills paid.

Recent recommendations can always be found on the links page.

One year ago: Soulful
"I'm glad I wasn't listening to them, or they might have noticed that I heard everything they said."

Two years ago: Rays of Light
"Sure, there are clouds, but today they look like puffy marshmallows and cotton candy. (Not together, though, ugh.)"

Three years ago: Inconvenienced
"It'll be a while before I panic about getting them done on time, but the sun is starting to set on that vast prairie of opportunity that I started the new year with."

Four years ago: Musical Barriers
"Once I was listening to KEWB, I never had to turn the dial on my transistor radio, because I knew that the next song Bobby Dale played wouldn't sound the same as the one that was playing now."

Five years ago: Princess Mononoke
"It's a shame he's become a pandering politician as he sucks up to the KKK in South Carolina, but that doesn't make him any less laudable for what he's done in his life. "

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