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Yesterday I was in a mental quagmire of recovery. Got some technical writing done and participated in a conference call. Otherwise was much less productive.

Getting out of that much inertia took a while, and I didn't tackle one web-related task until late that night. After a few brain-nerve-misfirings, it's like I woke up and realized what the hell I'd been doing wrong and what I'd forgotten in the previous couple hours. I then proceeded to lay out a system and bang out the whole web update basically in the next two hours. This meant wrapping up around 2:30 am because I'd had to start from a different beginning point.

But in the evening, I headed over to a local designer's place. Got measured for a new outfit. Yay, costume fun. Geeky perhaps, but fun. I guess I've grown into liking to "look the part". It's the public part of that that's new.

So off to bed, then slogged my way into work today. The Harbor tunnel was shut down, so the one remaining main highway and tunnel headed in my direction was jam-packed to a crawl. I was going to like a news story on it, but I can't find one. Maybe it really was just an accident. I heard something about a fire, but that may not have been connected. And I may have gotten here late, but I've managed to turn a few things around anyway. I feel pretty good about that. I also managed to spin off a piece of a "this-needs-done-now" task so I'm not banging on it alone. All that taken care of for today, I'm looking forward to dinner. I'll be heading to The Melting Pot tonight and I haven't been there in a while. This should be good.

- Pookah

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differentnerd
Mar. 16th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
mental quagmire of recovery
I totally know what you are talking about...between the master cleanse fasting thing I was doing at such an inoppurtune time and the most insane student workload within the smallest timeframe possible(made harder by my own choice of a fun St.Patrick's Day weekend) I *really* have to push to be productive. Sounds like you're chugging along well, though, and dinner and the costume sound exciting.
pookah
Mar. 17th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes the timing of things picks you instead of you picking the schedule. But that's part of what defines true strength, how much of a load you can carry. Just don't give yourself any metaphysical "hernias" now. My first semester of my sophomore year I pushed so hard I couldn't keep up with it anymore and lost my scholarship. Since I've come know you, you've done a good job of finding your limits and pushed yourself to stay close to it. Don't consider this pandering, but I do think that's admirable.

Dinner was great, though I pushed my return commute to the limit to make it in time. =D

- Pookah
(Anonymous)
Mar. 16th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Costume for?
pookah
Mar. 17th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
For me. Costume details ... are still under wraps. I'll write more once it's more tangible.

- Pookah
dasquish
Mar. 16th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thought you were gonna get away with it, didn't you...
Happy 1st annual 29th Birthday!

You're one year older,
one year wiser,
superbowl star,
king, czar, and kaiser
room full of friends,
mouth full of cake,
every present is for you
and it feels pretty great,
you're the man of the hour
the VIP
you get the first slice
of the P I E
so blow out the candles,
and make a wish
put a smile on
'cause it's your birthday BITCH!

-XOMC
pookah
Mar. 17th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Thought you were gonna get away with it, didn't you...
I almost escaped relatively unscathed.

<sincere>Thanks.</sincere>

It's the 1st annual 29th birthday celebration. I've talked before about how my birthday usually ends up observed like a bank holiday. I ought to make it official now.

- Pookah
wmtrainguy
Mar. 17th, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Old Man!
Yeah, happy birthday! Now, I know you won't know the real joy until you turn 30, but some people just aren't fortunate enough to have experienced that yet.

And as for the Harbor Tunnel, truck fire with ensuing fuel spill. Made me glad I take the Key Bridge into work. Even that was heavier than usual.
pookah
Mar. 17th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Man!
Yeah, yeah, I've already had some of the deep thoughts. The ones about "where am I in my grand plan" and stuff like that.

And so it WAS a fire. It wasn't big enough news to find an online article about it, so I didn't know. I've been trying to find one so I could link it, but the Sun had nothing about it.

- Pookah
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