More thoughts on jobs and working


Leave everything to me!
Very good progress being made on my hobby project, the novel.

That was the main goal for the week and so far, yap.


Leave everything to me!
Very hard to say. Well past half for sure.

64%, I'll say.

If I keep going like this last month I should be done this year. But then there are periods - such as 4th quarter of last year - where work sucks all the life out of me and I lose all momentum.

It will get done. That I guarantee. I do finish things.

Mid-2020 is probably the smart bet.


Leave everything to me!
Here's what I forget to do when I'm on vacation though: eat.

I mean, I don't forget dinner. I have been having super deluxe dinners. Steaks, chicken wings. I had a cottage roll yesterday which was a spiritual experience (and I have leftovers of that for tomorrow). Breakfast for dinner tonight: bacon, eggs, a bunch of them fat-soaked potatoes. I enjoy that.

But during the day, I don't think of it. It's 2:30 and I'm wondering why I'm so hungry and it's like, oh yeah, I haven't eaten anything. At all. That could have something to do with it.

Life is complicated.


Leave everything to me!
I like it though, what I am doing with my Paid Time Off.

I get 16 days and last year I took 3 regular weeks off - at 5 days a pop - spread thru the year. And then there was that other day for whenever.

This year though, I think I'm going to target weeks where there is a stat holiday - and make full weeks out of them using 4 days of PTO at a pop. So I'll have 4 full weeks off.

That feels better to me.


Leave everything to me!
I'm getting worried about Maria. She is the cute, curvy Uruguayan chicky-poo at work that I have a crush on.

I don't think she is going to make it. She is having some pretty serious performance issues and is showing no sign of getting it under control.

They got pretty high standards there. People get let go for performance issues on a pretty regular basis. They don't just keep people around for charity.

Poor Maria. She's adorable but she really is a ditz.


Leave everything to me!
I got my Top Dog swag.

I skipped the dinner which was a big deal to some. They loaded everyone in a big limo and took them downtown to the Copa.

Sounds like they had a time.

Anyway I got my jacket. It's pretty decent-respectable.

They also gave me a plaque. I find that slightly odd. Like my name is on the plaque at work and I like that, but who is going to put up their own plaque in their home?

I don't know. Nice gesture though, I guess.
Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl
But that was thirty years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola
Still in dress she used to wear
Faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind
At the copa Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana
At the copa Copacabana
Music and passion were always in fashion
At the copa don't fall in love


Leave everything to me!
I guess I will just chuck it, this plaque. Seems a shame. They went and made this thing and presented it to me - just to be immediately chucked.

But what am I going to do? Mount a plaque with my 2018 Top Dog stats on my living room wall? Stick it in a cupboard to take up space and collect dust forever?

No, it gets chucked. I don't like waste but - chucked. I wish they had asked me if I want it.


Leave everything to me!
It's like the vase commemorating 5 billion in sales that looked like a big fucking beaker all over again.