Good News

Our nephew has had several sessions of corrective surgery with no real degree of success. Until now. Finally we are seeing some results. Words can’t really express how happy we are, he’s been through a lot for a 14 year old, looks like the end is in sight.

Continue reading »

Positive

I’m scared. I have to spend the entire weekend away from my PC. How will I cope? Real-life looms… ominously on the horizon, a couple of nights out, and a visit to the in-laws on their return from holiday. Drinking, good food, good company, I think I’ll struggle through. Mind you, back is still sore, and I’ve made zero progress on a couple of my pet projects, yet still remain optimistic and with a positive outlook, not sure how I am managing to do that, but it’s not going away, and I’m holding on to it as tightly as I can.

Continue reading »

Optimism

Dunno why but I think things have taken a turn for the better. A lot of it is gut feel, but it is backed up by some comments I heard, people are listening. I’m also considering a new career – movie stardom. All started at the doctor’s today, he was a trainee and asked if I minded being filmed for his appraisal. Sure thing – I said. After they adjusted the lighting and the makeup woman finished I felt quite nervous, but think I played my part quite well. Not that it was difficult, dead easy to play a patient at the doctors who has a sore back, when you are, in fact, a patient at the doctors who has …

Continue reading »

Good, bad, mellow

Napster decision bad, meteor landing intriguing, NBA ALLstar weekend good! I feel a lot mellower (is that even a word?) now. Not sure whether it was my rant last week, the time I had sitting about thinking when I was prone on my bed, or whether I’ve just reached a point where all I can say is… well if I can’t do it, fuck it.. life goes on. Or maybe it’s a combination of all three. Who knows. I’m getting beyond questioning this kind of mood, just enjoying it while it lasts. I’m hoping for a few changes over the next couple of weeks, and currently I’m pretty optimistic of pushing things through, have to wait and see though, as …

Continue reading »

Popular?

OK, own up, someone somewhere must’ve linked to my site on Tuesday last week – 70 visits in one day – I think that is a record for this humble little place. Whoever it was, thanks! Drop me a line so I know who you are… of course if it wasn’t a link/mention somewhere then thanks to all of you for dropping by, hope you enjoyed the ‘experience’… LOL

Continue reading »

Human

speechtherapy – what, or whom, makes you feel human? Good question – my answer “Successes and failures, expectations and disappointments, laughter and tears all make me feel human. The fraility of that humanity is what needs to be kept in perspective.” Although I think DaveZilla said the same thing in a much more concise manner…

Continue reading »

Hazy distance

Did I say too much? I don’t think so, but I did end up ranting and rambling a bit. Best intentions but marred by my own personal desires. I’ll have to wait and see the effects, if and when they happen. Outstanding issues will be resolved this week and should set my mind at ease. I am acutely aware of my need to find other diversions, hobbies to take me away from this seat, this keyboard, this screen. Plenty of ideas, lack of resources to actually do them. Which seems to be the story of the last year or more. Still good times on the horizon, of that I am sure. I’m still a bit hazy on what form they …

Continue reading »

Painful Ponderings

Ouch. Twisted my back a few days ago, still have dull throbbing pain, so I can’t sit down for too long at a time. Still, it has meant plenty of time to think about stuff. The way my life is headed, professionally, mentally, physically, socially and all the other something-allys that consistitute life as we know it.

Continue reading »

Hanging on

Stationary, moving fast. That’s my current state of mind. It seems things around me are moving fast, and I’m clinging on. Professionally this is a good thing, well a good thing as the company is moving fast. What this does mean is that everything is reactionary, I can no longer plan my work. I fully realise that this is because my role is so fundamentally different from previous jobs, and in a way it makes the whole thing exciting. Downside is that a lot of my time seems to be spent doing things for other people, adding items to my ‘To Do’ list (Yes I do use one), and leaving less time to do the things I need to do …

Continue reading »