the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

I’ve had the same day job for over two years. Up until last November, I worked from 3pm to 11pm, the perfect shift for a night owl. During my two-week job transition, I was actually working a second job a couple days a week from midnight to 4. I was going to school as well, so I was busy.

After having proved myself as one of the real workers, I moved into a different role for the company and had my schedule changed to 12pm to 8pm, an even sweeter schedule because a night owl gets to enjoy the entire night.

Recently, I’ve moved up another notch into a manager role. My schedule has changed again to 10am to 6pm, not the sweetest schedule for a night owl and way too similar to the hypnotic 9 to 5.

Since earlier this year, I was having to do the 9 to 5 on Thursdays for a conference call with a business partner. The idea is to have personality and enjoy the sound of each other’s human voices… or at least that’s how I translate it. I don’t like the idea, because most of the communication is being done the way you are soaking this into your head right now… yeah, that’s right, thru writing, in this case, communication via email.

I also think the idea relates to the dependency we have for each other, but that is how business partners work. I’m still doing this Thursday 9 to 5 routine, and I loathe it every Wednesday night, but I actually pulled together tonight to write this for you ’cause you love every word.

I haven’t been writing serious compositions lately in this sanctuary. Is it much of a sanctuary? Well, it’s been a decent sanctuary for two years and counting. It’s October. It’s Fall. It’s Autumn. My brain’s brewing again. The air is getting crisper.

Post Challenge anyone? A post a day? Will this guy be able to keep up with everything on his mind and everything he owes everyone with compassion? You tell me. Maybe this month will be exciting enough. Peace out.

the tired and uninspired

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April has come and gone.

I’m hoping that May is more productive in my realm of creativity. I would like to do more writing that doesn’t involve spending more time on what you’re reading here than I should. Then again, I offered up the thirty-post challenge that I surely can’t allow to defeat me.

I’m hoping to be in the process of churning out something involving comics next month or at least be very close to making something happen. I also have a small video-like project that will be put together next month that you should be seeing posting here.

I’d also like to get caught up on my comic-reading, but it seems like I buy more than I should and create a huge backlog that will take me a very long time to work through. It’s the collector in me.

I haven’t been watching a whole lot of movies lately. Sleepytime involves putting on some classic cartoons and fading out to them. They bring back memories of my childhood. I thought I’d never get to see some of them, but fortunately the dollar DVD industry has picked them up and released a bunch of them.

Rock Band would definitely consume my time if it was here at the apartment.

Mare had a test that went on ’til 9PM, and Neil and the gang went to a Spurs game. Pluckers was canceled this week. I hope it resumes next week. We had that terrible waiter last time. He was so bad that I wrote a review about it (see: the pluckin’ good time 4/15). I also had the nerve to fill out their comment card online and refer the post to them. Surprisingly, the general manager of the location we went to responded and also hooked me up with a gift card. Bonus!

Work is going well. Our mainframe was upgraded and going faster than ever. This is helping production and making my job much easier. We also got a new director of operations, and he’s a cool guy. He listens and offers solutions. Our last boss seemed like he was going along for the ride and only lasted something like six months. Then again, that particular position seems to have a tremendous turnaround considering that it’s had the most people fill in the place since I’ve been there and it’ll only be two years this July.

I’ve done my rant for the night. Today’s the last day of the month. I have two posts left to go. Peace out.