"My day? Un-freakin' believable. First we nailed this bastard who had the gall to hide his stuff in his daughter's doll--HER DOLL for God's sake! Where's the line anymore? Well, I got news for ya, it's not even on the radar screen! The days of decency and virtue are gone, honey, BAM, freakin' evaporated like a dingy stinkin' mudpuddle. One day you see your reflection in it and the next day it's a, it's a damn oil spot on your cracked driveway, staring back at you, mocking you, knowing the perverted truths that rot in the pit of your soul. That's how my freakin' day was!"
-- Brian Griffin

I am not a beautiful or unique snowflake

OK, this is me trying to make a re-appearance on the blog, after being absent for so much of this year. Yes, work has indeed taken over my life, and I’m now trying to fight back…viva la revolution!

Here’s a summary of what this year has been about for me:

  • Re-discovering my dedication to work, after years of dismissing the management of the Evil Corporation where I’m employed as self-serving, dishonest power-mongers
  • Missing out on what little ski season there was
  • Deciding that the time had come to buy a sailboat
  • Buying a sailboat, and paying through the nose to have it hauled halfway across the province
  • Straining all of my relationships with family and friends through continued (and continuing) lack of contact
  • After months of long days (and nights) trying to get the “right thing” done at work, being told (indirectly) that meeting the unrealistic schedule was far more important than doing a good job
  • Enjoying this new show called “Grey’s Anatomy” that Kamelot keeps telling me about (on DVD, of course)
  • Moving into a new corporate metrics role to help shape an infrastructure for management integrity
  • Not touching the yard or the deck that took up so much of my energy last year, nor finishing the entrances that I started so late last year
  • Making BogMan climb under the cockpit of my boat multiple times (to install batteries and a motor bracket)
  • Watching little miss SMP grow up way too fast
  • Missing out on the cycling season
  • After months of long days (and nights) trying to implement high-quality process measurement tools, being told (directly) that meeting the unrealistic schedule was mandatory, but I still had to do a good job
  • Realizing I’ve missed out on much of the sailing season
  • Re-discovering my disillusionment with work, after months spent re-affirming that the management of the Evil Corporation where I’m employed are self-serving, dishonest power-mongers

I’ve taken this week off (after two other failed attempts at taking vacation) to try and reconstruct my life…I’ll let you know how it goes. However, the time off has let me finally get around to upgrading the base software for the blog to the latest version of WordPress, which means more automated filtering of all the freaking comment spam…woo-hoo!

(BTW, it never ceases to amaze me how much internet bandwidth is taken up by various forms of spam…I have to delete literally hundreds of spam comments every week.)

Anyway, now I’m just rambling, so it’s time to get back to my housecleaning, er, I mean vacation… :-)

5 Responses to “I am not a beautiful or unique snowflake”

  1. Well, she may be growing up way too fast, but she’s still THE cutest thing ever! :D (spoken like a true mom…)

    It’s pleasing to see her reaching for her “uncle Kaveman”, though, when he does visit, arms held up to him, saying “Up!Up!Up!”. Or even funnier still, watching poor Kaveman gallantly pushing her about the house on her toy airplane (one of her many gifts from said doting “uncle” – though Righteous Guy and I wisely took the batteries out of this one…) – then clutching his chest afterwards, and exclaiming “my God! She’s exhausting! And I think I’m having a heart attack.”

    Needless to say, with a little rest (and SMP happily climbing over his inert body), Kaveman recovered!

    Nice to see you back on the blog!

  2. OK, for the record, I never said she was “exhausting”…I think the word I used was “energetic”… :-)

    Um, that part about the heart attack was accurate, though…

  3. Yay! you’re back! I kept checking forlornly every once in a while to see if there was anything new (which there sometimes was, mostly posted by homewrecker and grabber). I liked your summary, remember: the one thing about the big evil corporations is that…they’re…EVIL :) . Having escaped said evil corporation I can afford to feel somewhat smug (she says, working for a much much smaller but only somewhat less evil and soul-sucking organization) :) .

  4. YAY I can procrastinate on here at work again!!! I’m so pleased! Welcome back, I was really missing the banter!

  5. And so the saga continues… :D

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