You'd think that...

But you'd be wrong.

Yeah, here's me in the ER after falling hard on my way home and hurting so bad I have to make sure I didn't break my goddamm ribs. Good news: I didn't. Bad news: I'm still a stupid asshole.

Current beer-scale: 9.0 and thanks to some painkillers not really a good thing.


That doesn't look too bad, does it?  I can make a ride home in that work I think.

Ah home.  Where I'm not having performance reviews moved back so I can worry about it over the holidays, where projects I've spent years working on aren't getting re-jiggered by new bosses b/c that's how they did it at their old job. 

Not to put too much pressure on myself, but I'm starting to hope for big things from an interview on Wednesday.  What is it about UC that I can get through the system but never nail down the job?

Current beer-scale: 9.4


And this is me too.

Current beer-scale: 8.1


Yeah, this is me.

Current beer-scale: a happy Friday 9.0


It really does rot your brain

Riding home after class tonite it was rainy but not too terrible. Little sprinkles, little damo, but pretty quiet for the most part and not many cars out.

But it happened again. Riding through some puddles all of a sudden I was chanting "splash, splash, splosh, I'll soon need a wash!" And that's after powering through a headwind the other day had me saying "I am Gordon, I am strongest and best!" nyone with a kid at home who's into trains will understand.

The scary thing is its happening more and more and it's not like I'm actively thinking it, it's just happening. I guess it's bound to when your kid says "train" and it's the cutest damn thing you've ever heard.

Current beer-scale: 7.9


Well shit.

Seemed like a good idea to ride the bike this morning at least.
Hell, it's November in Chicago.  We all knew it couldn't stay nice forever.  But it would have been fun.

Current beer-scale: 8.1 and it's a short week. 


Frost on the nikes


For the third night this week I'm staying late at work, so it was time for a long morning and park time with the dog.  She had fun.
I will endeavor to remember that when I'm trapped at an awards dinner at Navy Pier this evening instead of home putting my son to bed and nightcapping with a few fingers of 'shine.
Current beer-scale: 8.4


Holy shit

Want to put some extra pep in your legs for the ride home?  Read a few chapters of a book about a viral vampire outbreak and then ride home after dark on a cloudy evening.  I didn't feel like I had just finished a long day at the office at least.  Yikes.

Current beer-scale: 8.7 and trolling job sites


All it takes is a little perspective

I will admit to being in a mild funk on Friday.  No, it wasn't mild.  It was "holy crap I don't have the energy to leave my desk I hate my job it's crappy and grey out and all I want to do is crawl under my desk and sleep until May" funk and it didn't seem to be letting go anytime soon.  But then I got home, and saw the wife and dog, and went to pick up the little guy, and immediately felt better.

And we had a great weekend, and the wife and I found something out that will possibly make our lives even more interesting, and I keep going back to those moments to get through this crappy Monday.  And it seems to be working, and I hope it stays that way for a good long while.

B/c I'm becoming a student again this week, if I haven't already.  Class starts Thursday, and I spent the weekend wondering when the prof would finally post a syllabus.  And of course the library has an old copy of the book for me to reserve, but they don't know where and the student who does that kind of work is out.  Ah academia, I have not missed you at all.

Thankfully I will not miss MNF tonite either, and likely get to watch the Packers kick the Bears all over Lambeau for 60 minutes.  B/c it's the little things in life that help us get by.

Current beer-scale: 8.9


Seasonal Affect in full effect

It's crap out, and I'm having trouble concentrating on work.  So I'm screwing around with the copier instead.
Get me the fuck out of here.

Current beer-scale: 7.1 and climbing.