Monday, February 16, 2009

Man Working - Semi Hiatus Ahead

Well, thought I'd better do a check in post here.
Took an little unplanned hiatus from blogging there, which may continue. The walls are still pushing in, and I've been crunching numbers and burning brain cell cpu cycles to come up with a plan to change a thing or two of the life misery going here. Might even be a move in order, who knows. I have come up with a suitable plan, so now I just have to wait for a chip or two to drop first and then see what's what. (Thank you, oh screwed up economy). Oh the joys of working a job you hate and living in a noisy building. Sooner or later, the bad mood becomes permanent at that rate, and trying to put words down in a cohesive order just lacks appeal compared to laying in bed watching a cooking show trying to "zen" yourself to sleep. If I can put myself into a quiet home environment, the rest of it would probably be more doable. We'll see. Hmm, I wonder if a 32 year old could move into a retirement community? That'd be quiet, wouldn't it?

However, I have been watching movies and reading graphic novels and generally looking for any distraction I can in my half asleep downtime, and have caught a few good ones. I saw Casino, Donnie Darko, Out of Sight, and some others on TV, and read Batman: Year One, Preacher Vol 3 & 4, Punisher Presents Barracuda, The Killer Vol 1, and Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears. Nothing like coming home from work and reading some Garth Ennis at 4 in the morning. Oddly relaxing...

And now, for the first time in years, I'm hooked into a TV show. Two, no less. First is Patrick Swayze in The Beast which I've mentioned before, and now is Joss Whedon's new show Dollhouse. I'm just glad Whedon is back writing a TV show - let's hope Fox gives it more than 3 episodes before canceling it. This is Fox afterall - the enemy of anything creative or original. Thank goodness for the internet too, or I wouldn't be able to see these shows on night shift.

So I'm still around, but my blogging may be even slighter than usual for the next bit yet again as I try to change a thing or two, and it'll take some work. It all comes down to money, as usual, and I can say I have really come to hate the green stuff and the problems it generates. When I was working part time, I was broke but happy. Now I'm fulltime and earning more to throw at the mortgage than any job I've ever had and I'm miserable. Sounds kinda like a Zen riddle, don't it?

But the man has a plan...

Comments on "Man Working - Semi Hiatus Ahead"


Blogger KEANAN BRAND said ... (February 16, 2009 8:29 AM) : 

I hear ya about the job and the money. I want to pay off enough bills and save enough money to quit my current job and look around for something new.

In 1997, I bought a house that stretches the term "fixer-upper"--Dad and I just about tore the thing down in an attempt to remodel it--but it's affordable, and it's in a quiet neighborhood. It ain't much, it still needs work, but it's been useful to my family, because it provides extra space for visitors. Most of the year, though, I have it all to myself.


Blogger The Texican said ... (February 16, 2009 3:23 PM) : 

How about Boze noise surpressing ear phones? Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I'll be keeping an eye on my reader until you decide what to do. Hope you find suitable work and lodgings. Pappy


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (February 17, 2009 2:45 AM) : 

Keep hangin' in there! And don't forget to lean on friends and family when the going gets tough. Life is better as a team effort. :-)

FBI agent :-)


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