Monday, June 30, 2003

It's Monday. That means I'm at the end of my work week while everyone else is beginning theirs. So while the rest of the office hasn't quite recovered from the weekend, I'm ready to get mine underway. On both sides, though, it results in a lack of attentiveness at work. Time to blog.

I find it interesting that I just used the word "blog" as a verb instead of a noun. Since it's sort of a made up word in the first place, I suppose there's no rule on its proper usage. Sooner or later, we'll probably find a way to use blog as an ajective, too. Then we can say, "I bloggishly blogged my bloggy blog today." Sounds like Smurf-speak.

I ate lunch at a place called Chappy's Deli. I had a club while Misty had some sort of sandwich with grilled chicken and cheese. We both enjoyed the food, but the waiter kept bringing me water instead of the lemonade I'd ordered. The first time it happened, he apologized and told me that I could keep the drink he'd brought by mistake. "It's on the house," he said. Wow. Free water, what a gesture.

After lunch, I stopped by AmSouth to deposit my paycheck. With a little shifting of the finances, it looks like I'm actually going to be able to pay both mortages this month. Needless to say, though, I don't want to have to do that for long. I hope my house sells soon.

Tonight we're supposed to try to move the last of the stuff from Misty's apartment. Oh, how I dread this project.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Still new to the blogging experience, I am playing with various templates today. Inevitably, this means I will be lifting source code from other people's pages as I tamper with my own. Hopefully I can mold this page into something unique.

I'll get to ramblings about my day-to-day doldrums soon enough.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Having recently transferred from Huntsville to a new office in Birmingham, I've found that I have a lot more spare time at work than I did previously. Most likely, this sudden influx of idle time comes from the fact that I do not know the people in this new office very well. Having worked at the Huntsville office for five years, socialization with my co-workers had grown to occupy a significant part of my day. But while the members of this new hive seem like a nice crop of worker bees, I've only been with them for a couple of weeks, so friendly chatter is at a minimum.

In the meantime, I need something to do, lest I drift off to sleep at my desk.

An online journal seems like it should be a decent distraction for me. At least posting here may help sustain the illusion that I am hard at work. And if nothing else, with blogs all the rage lately, I figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon before all the good names were taken.