Saturday, January 29, 2005

Let Loose

Well, the let loose thing sort of fizzled out. BUT I am going out for desert and a drink with one of my friends. It's a compromise.

I will tell you.. I need to start finding new friends.. cause the current roster are boring and dropping like flies . This a phenomenon that has been going on for a while. My guy friends get married and disappear. It happens gradually but it does happen. A co-worker and I were talking about this the other day and found it was a common problem. His roommate, got married and moved out...into a new place in the same apartment building. The guy barely remembers my co-workers name when they pass in the lobby.

My women friends.. Same thing. I don't think the new husbands appreciate single guy friends.
Especially me. Single, thin, got all his hair.. been called cute. I can see when they look at me they see 'threat'. Shame since I'm not.

Both genders also worry way too much about work.. doing insane hours and just don't have the energy to go out. Even on the weekends.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Change in the Weather.

The weather is starting to change again, by tomorrow afternoon the temps will be up to above zero. Welcome relief if you ask me. Near as I can tell it will stay warm for a while. That's good except when it gets that warm in the winter, it snows. Yeah.
Today is a short day for me as I have a business lunch and then an off site meeting. Hopefully they will wrap up by 4. The meeting is right by the pool, so I will be able to get there in no time. I may grocery shop if I have my list ready.
I don't know if I told you all, but I'm bad. I get to the pool early and sleep in my car. With it running. I'd freeze if I didn't and the the ride home would waste just as much gas and then I'd have to get back to the pool. My justification.

Song: 1999 Prince
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford.. more light reading
Project: Drink water, suffer through the oncoming headache & swim.
Words of wisdom: People are wrong to focus narrowly on themselves.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

My Car.

My car is a 4 year old sunfire. Cheap transport and probably the last new car I'll ever buy. My next car will be used and a little bit more upscale. It has exactly 1 year of payments on it and then it is all mine. I'm going to try and hold onto it as long as I can. It still works.. it still runs..and it will cost me a lot less than buying a new one and starting all over again. Insurance will be lower too.

All I need to do is be diligent about getting the oil changed.

This is a canned blog created for this type of day when I have no time.

Song: Stop Crying Your Heart Out, Oasis
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford.. more light reading
Project: Drink water, get through a 7 hour meeting! & lift.
Words of wisdom: If you sacrifice others for yourself, you will suffer the consequences.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Musings

We have come to expect poor customer service in North America. We've been sold this by promises of reduced costs. It's a shame we can't find a balance.

My time is more valuable than I think.

When you step out of the consumer mind set of spending, its much easier to save money.

Winter would be a lot easier to take living in the city.

I dislike being in debt. Even if it's just a mortgage.

Religion & culture shape our society in subtle ways.

We spend too much time judging how other people live thier lives and not enough on how we live our own.

My shoes are showing signs of leakage.


Song: Something Beautiful, Robbie Williams, repeat but it's a great song
Reading: A Catered Wedding, Isis Crawford.. more light reading
Project: Drink water, work nap, swim.
Words of wisdom: New ideas & visions will be useless in this new millennium if they do not lead to change.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Bored

I'm feeling a bit bored lately. Some of it has to do with it being winter, and besides it being cold, the sun is not around as much. I have been noticing the sun is setting now after 5, so I do get to go home when the sun is still up, even if I go to work in the dark.

I feel like going out on the weekend & cut loose a bit. You know, dinner drinks, maybe a bit of dancing and of course, good friends. (more on that topic another time.. that list seems to be dwindling)

My song of the day deserves a posting of the lyrics....

All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

and btw ... it has.

Song: Something Beautiful, Robbie Williams
Reading: Homonids, Robert Sawyer, DONE!
Project: Drink water, work ahead, lift.
Words of wisdom: New ideas & visions will be useless in this new millennium if they do not lead to change.


Monday, January 24, 2005

Worst day EVER

Supposedly, this is the worst day of the year. This has been mathematicly worked out. It's a combination of weather, debt status and a bunch of other factors. Firstly, the mathematician who did this, has too much time on his or her hands. Secondly, your day is what you make of it. Attitude is everything.
Take me...
I am getting my headache back. I will take drugs, exercise & make the best of it. I also need to get a massage. But I have it pretty good.
I have a bit of debt but that is being worked through. The weather is crumby but it is a balmy -6. Compared to -20. I have it made. My personal life is a little weird, but fantastic.
I have boring stuff to do at the office but I will take this chance and work through it.

ETA: You know.. when I get a headache, the non-want-want-to-rip-my-eyes out kind, I always feel the urge to read more. Strange huh?
Just so you know.. I have phoned for the massage and am waiting to get a call back.

Song: Pray, Take That
Reading: Homonids, Robert Sawyer, an examination of our social world.
Project: Swim, drink water, work ahead
Words of wisdom: New ideas & visions will be useless in this new millennium if they do not lead to change.