Wednesday, May 11, 2005

v4.9 - Day 3

HUMP DAY!

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Morning Folks,

Sorry for the later than usual musing. I had to come in early this morning and do a reboot of our main call tracking system. Unfortunately it didn''t go as planned and I''m just finishing up now.

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I will need to make this a short musing as I have a bunch of things I need to get finished up prior to weeks end and I don''t want to have any work to do Friday :)

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It''s hump day! My week is officially half over and now the wind down to the end of the week and vacation! I can''t express enough how much this vacation is going to help me. I have been a donkey on the edge for quite awhile and I need a chance to just forget about this place, pack the family up in the car and get the hell out of this city for a few days.

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This time off will also enable me to get some much needed things done around the house and maybe I''ll even get a chance to clean up the basement to make it somewhat worth going down to for more than just laundry :) I''m really looking forward to not giving a shit about work for 10 days.

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So how is everyone doing anyway? Mentally, I''m stable at the moment and my idea about doing nothing at work for 5 days has proven to be my most productive time at work in a long time. I''m finding a much different frame of mind each morning and evening when I make it my mission to slack as much as possible. For some reason, not thinking about doing any work creates this good feeling inside and when I get to work I find myself doing work and not realizing it. Strange frame of mind to be in, but the more I think about work the less I want to do it.

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The human mind is an amazing thing. I find myself wanting to learn more about the inner person and how things work. For example, the other day I was online and I decided to do some research on the human brain and what makes it ''tick''. I found out some really interesting things about the brain and I want to dive deeper. Who knows, maybe I was destined to be a doctor or something :)

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While on vacation, I intend to do some writing. I have talked to a number of people around the office and online and they all seem to think I should take some time and write a story/book. I will admit my whole reason behind writing my musings is to ultimatly increase my writing capibilities so I could some day write a book and have it published. I am not looking to be the next Steven King (Richard Bachman), but I would like to create a story that will captivate people and make them want more ;)

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Would I write for a living? At this point, almost anything is better than what I''m doing but I''m not sure if I could dedicate myself enough to write for a living. MAYBE if I put out something fairly decent and make a little money on it, I would consider doing it on the side until such time I didn''t need to do this gig anymore. Lately I''m finding more and more interest in everything other than IT. I have thought about getting back into music and seeing what my options there are. I have thought about writing, working in the woods, doing fulltime web developement, medicine, science, etc. Hell, I even spent some time looking up the requirements for working with NASA.

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Looks like I''m stuck where I''m at for now. Maybe someday something new will come along and I will be able to hand in my resignation with a smile knowing I''ll be moving on to something much better. Until then, I have a family to feed, rent to pay and all the other things associated with living. Someday, mark my words, I will be out of this place.

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Anyway folks, I must cut this musing off and get back at it for a bit. Almost 8am and I feel like I''ve been here only a few minutes. I love being in this frame of mind, makes for shorter days and a LOT less stress. Maybe I have stumbled apon something here :)

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Take care my family and friends and remember to look both ways before crossing the street.

Cheers,

Al