Busy Yet Bored

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I’ve been a little lax this week on the blog, this being the first entry since Tuesday, and I’m really not sure why that is except that I may be just sort of… blanking… on things due to work.

I’m getting to a point where there’s so much to do and so little time, and most of the stuff is not stimulating at all, it’s just busywork (formatting servers and installing Windows 2000, etc.) that doesn’t really require any brains but lots of time. So my mind is wandering a lot more and I’m getting sidetracked by things much easier because whatever I’m doing at any given time usually isn’t engaging enough to keep my interest.

So I think about blogging, but I never actually get to it because I get so damned sidetracked on things.

The good part of that is, I’ve had lots of time to catch up on reading. I finished The Bourne Identity while formatting servers, and now I’m reading the sequel, The Bourne Supremacy.

I was worried with this one that the action wouldn’t be as good. I mean, at the end of The Bourne Identity, there’s closure. The story’s over. How is the author going to get the main character back into the action?

Don’t worry - it works. I’m loving it so far just as much as the first one.

I finally got all of my Amazon.com gift certificates cashed in and pre-ordered my copies of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and the James Bond Collection, Vol. 1. Those should be coming sometime at the end of October. That’ll be good.

GTA: VC looks like it’s going to have some cool music and great graphics if the fake web site is any indication. The sports page shows someone driving a golf cart - I really hope you can snake golf carts. That’d rock.

My friend Heidi is, apparently, quitting her job and leaving the country. I think she said she was going to Guatemala, though I can’t imagine really why anyone would just up and go to Guatemala of all places. Anyway, she’s got a party tonight for that so Jenn and I will be going. If anything, it’ll be good to see her again. Haven’t seen her for quite some time.

Sunday is the company picnic at Oak’s Park. Free rides for everyone, so Jenn and I are totally going. If anything, it’ll be fun to play “corners” on the Scrambler. I think Jenn came out pretty bruised last time we went there. Loads of fun to be had by all.

I think this weekend I’m going to see about renting Resident Evil since I never saw it in theaters and wanted to. I heard it was actually pretty decent. We’ll see.

The last issue from our soot incident is that they still owe us $348.39 for expenses (food to be replaced, damaged lampshades to be replaced, etc.) and they won’t answer my phone calls. I’ve called once a day, every day for a week now and I always seem to get voicemail. My irritation level is building rapidly.