I’m (not so) quietly noting that exactly one year ago today I was bumbling around Reykjavik with the family, fighting off jet-lag, and pondering our upcoming ten day driving tour of the island. While we do have some time off in the foreseeable future, it is as yet unknown if our modestly planned vacation of 2015 will be nearly as epic as that trip to that amazing country in the North Atlantic. On the plus side, I took so many photos while on that trip, and if I do say so myself many of them were awesome enough that I’ve been using them as backgrounds on my computer monitors, that I’ve been reliving that adventure for the last twelve months through pictures. I don’t know when I’ll get back, but now that we’re a year past our first trip it might be time to start thinking about a second. Or… maybe something more tropical.
On vacation. But barring that possibility, I’ll take somewhere pretty close to where I am right now.
A “reloaded” post is a quick-clipped summary of a bunch of small things from the past few days. I want to write them down, but I am either lacking in (a) details or (b) time. That’s just how it goes sometimes. Enjoy.
As much as I try to avoid talking about my work here, I do spend a good chunk of each weekday there so the occasional bit of slippage is bound to happen. That said, mentioning the offhand fact that exactly one year ago today I was on my way downtown for my first day is just a passing point of interest for those curious about my state of employment, et cetera. In other words, today — sometime after I leave the coffee shop across the road and meander over to my office itself — will mark the start of year two. Who’da’thunk?
Having the occasional Friday off is bad for my sanity. The whole compressed work-week thing means that I get to take every other Friday as an earned day off, the result of which is that (while my afternoons are booked up toting Claire around) my mornings have been occupied with the normal park-my-ass in a cafe and write blog drivel kinda stuff. This is okay, except for those moments when I’m feeling time-flush are not the best moments to outline in detail all the wonderful projects I’d like to take on. For example, claiming in multiple places that I’m going to be the verbose blogger in December might seem like a good idea in a quiet Starbucks with no other obligations than pecking out such random ideas into my keyboard, but in the days following, the reconciliation of the time commitment with the much busier life of mine seeps in. In other words, somethings gotta give. I haven’t figured out what that something is yet, but the deadline for give is approaching fast. Heck, I barely have time to play video games, let alone write an essay every day.
The Holiday Music Onslaught
…has begun. To mixed reviews. Just saying.