I’ve been having problems sleeping lately. I’ve been laying awake and my brain has been racing. It’s like, as soon as I go to bed my creative side turns on. I can’t find that side during that day of course. I’ve been tempted several nights to get up and go write. Maybe getting it out of my system will help, but then I have to get up at way-too-early-o-clock for work, so I don’t. Of course, when I wake up the next day, I can’t remember even half of what I was going to write, so it’s all lost. Very frustrating. Le sigh. Maybe if I’m still feeling this way over the weekend I’ll get up and work on it then. In the meantime I’ll have to rely on sleep aids and hope they don’t completely wipe me out the next morning (like they did Monday morning).
As an aside, have another sad song:
Sad Song by We The Kings ft Elena Coats
Some days it seems like too much of my life is intangible. I work online, I play largely online, most of my familial communication is online. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that I can fix things millions of miles away from my desk; I enjoy getting to play games with people from around the world; it’s wonderful that it is so easy to keep up with my family half way across the country. Some days I miss the physical, though. So much of what I do is abstract; at work for instance, I know that these people out there somewhere are unable to help their patients. I know this because this box on my tool went from green to red. So I push a couple of buttons and the box turns green again and the people are happy. On the one hand, I know that I just helped sick people get the medications they need. On the other, I’ve not seen or interacted with any of the people involved. No matter how much the person on the phone tells me how much good I’ve done, I’ve not experienced any of it. Too much of my life feels that way.
I’ve been craving the physical experiences a lot lately. Maybe it’s cabin fever, but I don’t get out a lot to start with so it’s not likely. I feel like unplugging for a while, but I know I won’t. Classes start up again this week, so that will be something, but I don’t think it’s really what I’m looking for. I’m interviewing for a new job right now. I like what I do, but opportunities are getting slim here because the company is leaving my state, so it’s time to keep my eyes open for new opportunities. I’ve probably got another year to two years before my job actually goes away, but I’ve got nothing to strive for in the meantime. To quote my boss, I’ll “run to a good job, but don’t run from this one.” One of the perks of the job I’m looking at is that it is a lot of on-site support, so I’ll be getting hands on with issues and actually interacting with many of the people I help. Maybe that will help. If so, it’s still a ways off, though. Fingers crossed.
Well, I cancelled my Amazon Developer account today. Just can’t afford their annual fee. Once I finish off my next app, I’ll get an account on the Google Play store, they’re much more reasonably priced. Have a month and a half or so now where I won’t have any programming assignments for school, so I should be able to get it done now. Just can’t seem to work on any other apps during the semester when I’ve got homework programming to do. Too distracting I guess. So, AarDice will only be available for another few days, hurry and get it while you can!
Alright, did some rearranging and gave the page a face lift. Hopefully everyone else likes it, cause I think it looks much better. I also added a section on the left, at the bottom for the story I’m about to start writing. Gonna head over there now and start on that. Huzzah!
I don’t watch Glee, but someone posted this and it’s amazing enough I had to share:
Glee: Smooth Criminal
Why do people pretend to wash their hands? People who walk up to the sink, turn on the water, show the water to their hands, then turn the water off and proceed to drying really irritate me. Either wash your hands, or quit making the pretense. If you are concerned about how others would view you for not washing your hands, this facade is not going to change their opinion. Wet, soap, scrub, rinse, dry. With out all the steps in an appropriate amount of time, the whole thing is pointless.
So, Tigger gave me an award. I’m baffled and flattered. Though, I don’t know why I’m either seeing as it’s my wife and she wants to see me keep up with this, even if she says I’m making everyone think she’s mean.
The Liebster Blog Award is meant to spotlight blogs with fewer than 200 followers and provide them with a few more avid readers.
Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
4. Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers!
Now, I don’t actually read any blogs, so I’m at a disadvantage here with an inability to “pay it forward”. As much as I try to read blogs, I can never keep myself reading them. You know, the same problem I’ve always had with writing one. So, I will at least give it to the last two blogs I tried to keep up with whom I at least believe qualify for this…
This Single Life