Sometimes a wakeup call can be good, even if it's delivered in a way that is unpalatable. This is kind of applicable to everything in my life, as over the past year I have embarked on alot of haphazard exploratory experiences. I don't plan to disembark or anything, but the haphazardness can be reined in a little. In more specific terms and largely unrelated to the wake-up call I got a few weeks ago, I signed up for softball again, and am trying not to develop an ulcer over it. I'm in ten times worse shape than I was last year. Hopefully my attitude about it is proportionally better.
peril_book_club has chosen a Hunter S. Thompson book. It'll be the first time I've ever read his stuff, and I'm hesitant, although of all the things to choose I think this one is the least likely to frustrate me in predictable ways. I hope it will make me less likely to groan internally at the mention of his name, more in touch with why everyone worships him. This is also a convenient reminder to anyone and everyone that I run a book club, it's fun, and you should try it. My book club, I mean. We're holding the next meeting in my newly organized library!
It's so easy to envision enacting the solutions to your problems when ensconced in the bathroom for whatever reason you might be ensconced there for any amount of time. For some reason once I step out of the safety of the bathroom, it's less easy to envision myself walking up to the VP and talking to him about how to achieve my goals and his at the same time.
The second half of next week I will be in Springfield, VA taking a class. I'm going to want to hang out with VA people!!! the evening of the 23rd and 24th, what's up?!@? I'm still not sure where I'm going to stay, but I hope to either find a place to crash or get the company to spring for a hotel.
In other news, I'm thinking of taking a CS class or two from UMUC largely because the company might be willing to pay for it and SURELY it will be enriching. But I might have to take like, 2 pre-reqs that I have no experience in before taking the class on relational databases. Am I crazy??? I am willing to take any class anyone is willing to pay for at this point in order to get more academic chops.