Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Breakin' All The Rules

I'm breaking one of my rules right now - I'm posting from work. Okay, it's rather early and there are only 3 other people here right now, but I'd long ago made a rule not to post at work. Why? A few reasons. (1) To prevent discovery. I don't want anyone at work to be conscious of this thing. (2) I figure work is for working, not for posting. I haven't changed my view on those two points, I just want to post more often and early-morning at work is a good time for that.

I'm something of an early bird. These days I wake up around 5:30. Leave the house by 7:00 unless I'm running "late." Get to work around 7:00-7:30 or so. I'm not terribly sure why, other than I think it helps me get more hours in. Does it? Results are inconclusive at this time. Mind you I often stay up until midnight-12:30am playing my computer game.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: "Beer is proof that G-d loves us and wants us to be happy." Replace "beer" with "hazelnut coffee" and that's me in the morning. More on that some other time.

Now I have a donut to consume (vanilla-frosted with sprinkles). Oh sweet sugary goodness, transport me from the sunlit, sleepy morn to a place of slumber and contentment.. at least for a minute or two.

ADDENDUM: It looks like I've lost all the comments to previous posts. Not sure why. Maybe my Haloscan account/comments was inactive too long? *shrug* It's a shame but I'm not going to stress over it.

ADDENDUM II: Rather, it looks like there may have been a minor, temporary hiccup with Haloscan. Comments appear to be preserved, in place and accessible. Rejoice yon masses. Or repent. Whatever.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Coming & Going, Going & Coming

I'm still here, still kicking. I think this blog has had its golden age. Although I have no plans for regular posting, I'll leave it where it is, as it is, for now. Who knows - some day I may return to it or start another blog.

I've been working as before. I'm having some issues with work, personal ones. I'd rather not go into detail here. Suffice it to say *I* have issues. Hopefully I can figure things out and get over them before it's too late. It's nothing per se bad, it's just a facet of myself that I have to come to terms with and get past.

For the past 2-3 weeks I've been playing "my game" (World of Warcraft) more than I should. Honestly, I don't care. I'm content playing it a lot. I think I have to work on minimizing its effects on the rest of my life but that's not the problem. My mom is the problem. In the past I've tempered my playing to cater to her. Now I'm not. And I know she's a bit worried and/or annoyed about that but I'm going to continue it for now. Because I want to. Because I can. Because there will come a time in the future when I must temper it, for other things, such as bar studying.

I'm (tentatively) planning on sitting for the Connecticut Bar in February. I sat for and passed the Patent Bar. The Patent Bar was the more important one for work - so that I get registered as a Patent Agent. That's in the works. Yay bureacracy.

Health-wise, I'm doing okay... now. I had a nasty bout of poison ivy. (That'll teach my mom to have me do yardwork!!!) Lasted 2-3 weeks. I ended up seeing a dermatologist and going on a hefty dose of prednisone to get over it. Otherwise I'm doing well. I started some other treatment for my ulcerative colitis - Remicade. It's a medication customarily used for rheumatoid arthritis but it's also used for ulcerative colitis. My rheumatologist put me on it - largely based on my arthritis bout earlier this year (the one that landed me in the hospital for a week). No problems currently.

I haven't spoken to or seen any law school friends in a long time, like 3-4 months or so. I have no friends at the moment (at least none close to him, that I see). This is just like my year of work between college and law school. It'd be cool to have friends only (a) I don't have any nearby; (b) I'm not terribly sure how I'd make new friends (e.g. ones in my age bracket) right now; (c) it would cut into my WoW-playing; (d) I'm not sure I *need* a friend right now; (e) I live at home with my mom.

Points (d) and (e) also hold for girls, especially (e). There's no way in Hell I'm going to go on dates when I can't bring them back to my place afterwards, or hang out there with them. There's also no way in Hell I'm introducing girls to my mom. Did that once. Still scarred by it. To put it briefly: I once brought my college girlfriend (we dated for a few months) home. After my dad died, she expressed her condolences and said "He was always nice to me." And my mom was not. So my mom will meet any girlfriends of mine about 1 week before I propose. Okay, maybe not 1 week, but certainly not much more. As to how I would find dates - yeah, I would have to use the internets. e.g. eHarmony or some such. I know it's.. well, it's probably not ideal, but I hate the bar scene and how else would I meet girls to go out on dates? Anyways, I'll worry about that when I move out. And I'm not moving out until next year sometime. Need to pay off debt, save up some money, etc. I'm a bit reluctant to move out 'cause I do help out my mom quite a lot. And I know she likes having me around, especially as she's on her own otherwise. Well, on her own with the two dogs. And the dogs like having me around.

If you're reading this and feel like it, shoot me an e-mail. I check it every day and usually respond pretty promptly these days. (No guarantees, of course.) Stay safe, be well & Cheers!~