What I’m listening to: Doors opening and closing, footsteps, office conversation. . .
Recommendation of the day: Try to stay calm; they’re not coming for YOU.
What I’m thinking: Well, most days this doesn’t bother me but today my psyche seems to be in overdrive. Anyways. I sit right on the “main drag” of the office, so all day long people are walking past, standing right next to me carrying on conversations, and so on. To make it worse I have one of those “low wall” cubicles. You know, it’s kind of like a playpen: it doesn’t filter sight or sound, but it keeps you confined. Well. Normally I just shrug off all of the noise and the prying eyes, but today I just can’t handle it. I feel like people are just pacing back and forth past my desk. It is driving me UP A WALL. So I have to keep telling myself that I’m just overreacting. It’s not working out too well.
Work, work, work. I haven’t talked about work for a couple days so I guess it was time to insert some of that in there. Oh well. Today has been an exercise in waiting. Send out a request for information. . . and wait. And wait. And get one thing back, but not the other one. Wait some more. Oh well. Got a class to train at 3:30 so that will take my mind off the waiting. Tomorrow I don’t have to come in to work until about 5 PM since I have to train some 3rd shifters.
This weekend I’m going to the Bavarian Festival with Vicki. Will it be fun? I don’t know. I haven’t been to the Fest in years. I suppose it will depend on how outgoing I feel that day, which probably won’t be very.
What else is on my mind? I wish I could say it was something exsistensial and amusing but really I don’t have anything like that. BTW does everyone like the new journal graphic? It’s colorful! WOO HOO. I was trying to get a stained glass window kind of look but instead it looks like bad abstract art. But it is colorful and that’s mostly what I was going for.
Yesterday I was browsing around web pages, following links and doing random searches when I happened on to a page about Richard Bach, who is one of my favorite authors. The page informed me that Richard and his wife Leslie had gotten a divorce. Now, some of you are probably thinking “So what?”, but for those of you who have ever read “The Bridge Across Forever”, you’ll understand why this was so shocking to me. I felt bad for both of them, but apparently ’twas an amicable thing, so at least that is good. But it still made me sad.
Ugh. I have rambled this whole entry and haven’t said anything. Oh well. Some days are just like that, aren’t they?
Quote of the Day: “If you spend enough time whacking an old man with a stick you will eventually become an expert swordsman. That’s good news for those of you who have sticks and don’t like old men.” — Scott Adams, giving lessons learned from “The Count of Monte Cristo” (the movie) in his newsletter. It’s not a relevant quote, but it is funny.