February 06, 2005

Bad Blogger!

Yeah, I know. I should've posted more last weekend, and now this one, I've been silent until Sunday. I don't comment as much as I should, and all I can talk about is work. Someone roll up a newspaper and pop me on the snout with it. No really. I deserve it.

This whole "blogging thing" was a lot easier when I could just sit down at my desk whenever, and type what was in my head at the time, but being away from home for five out of the seven days in a given week, makes it a lot more difficult to come up with any topics that won't bore you all to tears. It also sucks that I have to try and sqeeze some semblance of a life into just over 48 hours each week.

Then there's the bane of my existence...laundry. Since I'm single, I don't have anyone to help keep the "home fires burning" so to speak, so any and all chores (and all the little things that just crop up) have also got to be shoe-horned into the weekend. If you were to say that I don't have a hell of a lot of time, you'd have a positive penchant for understatement. This weekend has been no exception.

I got into town early on Friday. Last week was a 53 hour marathon, but I had to get back into town with enough time to go get license plates for my van. They still had '03 on them, and I figured taht it would be a good idea to get that updated. When I finally made it to the house, I jumped right on the web to catch up with what everyone else has been up to out there. Called Tammi, and talked on the phone with her for a good hour. Then I went to the bar for awhile with my roommate to catch up on what's been going on with him while I was away. Then crash.

Yesterday consisted of putting a tune-up on the minivan. Plugs, wires, oil change, fluid top-up, the works. Then on to the marina for a Family get together. You see, my Mom's birthday was Thursday, so we moved the wing-ding to the weekend so everyone could be there. My sister really came through for me by reminding me to call her. On Thursday evening, I already had 47 hours in on the week, so the only thing that I was thinking about at the time was getting a bite to eat, and then some sleep. At any rate, the party was a rousing success. Good food, good company, and good weather (!) all at once. Can't go wrong with that combination.

Today, I'm doing the evil laundry, I still have to clean out the van, and I need to pack for next week. I also need to get my butt back down to the marina, as Mom has a set of Yosemite Sam "Back Off" mud flaps that need to be mounted on her pickup. I hope I can find a place open today to get new strings for my guitar, as well. They are getting a little crusty, and don't ring out like they should (not that it matters much. I'm a terrible guitar player. No time to practice.). Then I'll get everything loaded up for the trip to Chattanooga in the morning.

Ever wonder why I'm single? Just check the schedule above, and it becomes really clear. But it's all good. I've now got enough money to take a road trip. As soon as I knock off from work this Thursday, I'll be jumping into the van and heading for Orlando. The Bad Example Family (and Friends) reunion beckons. I can't tell you how excited I am to meet these folks. I fully expect to have a grand time, and I promise not to act a fool unless the situation warrants it.

I'm sure that Tammi will let me borrow her laptop for a few minutes so I can post something next weekend. I'd hate to see my blog go "naked" again, but if it happens this time, I'll have a damn good excuse. If you're looking for something entertaining to read (and often updated, unlike me) check out Esther Wilberforce-Packard over at Topic Drift. It comes highly recommended.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at February 6, 2005 12:12 PM

Yay! There you are!

Have a great time in Florida :-)

Posted by: Sally at February 6, 2005 03:12 PM

I intend to do just that! Wish you and Alex could be there too. We'll be thinking of you. :^)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at February 6, 2005 06:43 PM

Got news for ya - having a significant other means there is twice the weekly upkeep. LOL. Unless you are making enough money so one of you doesn't have to work...

I have often said over the years that I need a "wife" to do all that stuff that "wives" are supposed to do for their husbands. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at February 6, 2005 09:25 PM

Yeah Teresa, but it's only kinda half-jokingly stated isn't it? :^)

That's actually another good illustration of why I'm single. I'm not looking for a Mom, I'm looking for a partner. I have to get my shit in one sock before I can reasonably ask someone else to partner-up with me. I wouldn't feel right fobbing off all of my foibles onto someone else until I get them under control. Sure gets lonely sometimes though. :^/

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at February 6, 2005 10:08 PM

Hey, Johnny--we could set up a laundry exchange for a little excitement in our lives--I'll FedEx you mine and you FedEx me yours...;)

Posted by: Susie at February 7, 2005 09:12 AM

"I promise not to act a fool unless the situation warrants it."

I suspect that there'll be warrants a-plenty arising from this shindig.

Oh, and if you do the laundry exchange with Susie, keep in mind that I'll pay top dollar for her dainty underthings :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 7, 2005 01:53 PM
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