Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Fun Side Effects

Lying in bed last night, absently flicking a cat toy to entertain the just awoken kittens, I got to hallucinate about Quebec City.

Sadly, though, the hallucinations got me to thinking about how I haven't accomplished the things I wanted by this time in my life.


And no. . .I haven't left the family business yet. I gave them my official last day as Friday, April 14 unless I get a great job offer beforehand or something.

The move to Chicago should happen between 4/14 and 5/1, since our lease ends on 5/1.


I'm not saying that I'm sick because I need pity. I'm just venting and updating anyone who cares about me.


Shaw Israel Izikson said...

Just don't die on me man, and friggin' visit me and Stef. before ya go.

Erinmaru said...

Cheer up dearie, none of us have accomplished anything we wanted to in Life. Aside from making myself a better person a little everyday and accepting that it's the journey and not the destination that makes life worthwhile. I'm almost broke and stuck in L.A. far from my friends! At least you're young, handsome, healthy, and have some one who loves you. You could be in Iraq! You could be in a concentration camp in the 1940s!

The_Lex said...

Dang it, Shaw. . .I'm not that sick! I just have a stupid cold and filled up sinus. I'm not really bed ridden. I'm going to bed at a good time instead of staying up till midnight, but it's just my body disciplining me. I'm just reporting on my feeling at the moment. Don't take it so seriously. . ..

And the same thing with my feelings of not feeling accomplished. . .I'm kinda sick. I'm reporting my feelings and thoughts during deliriousness. If anything, my body's telling me that it wants a journey of writing, not a journey of underwriting insurance. . .. Yeah, having friends and being young is great, but when I'm working 8 hours a day, commuting 3 hours a day then using the rest of it to try making those 8 hours enjoyable and cutting down on those 3 hours, I really don't have time to enjoy all those good things that I have. . ..

Shaw Israel Izikson said...

oooh - its worse than I thought!!!!

Erinmaru said...

I've been working 10 to 12 hours a day and on weekends for my own projects. My commute isn't as long, but the neighborhood is more dangerous. Of course, I'm inbetween projects now, and loving the extra time! Ha ha!

We just like ribbing you cause you're Marvin the Robot sometimes.

The_Lex said...

Well, you're also working in the field of your choice rather than working in some other field then having projects as the only "professional" enjoyment.

I guess something else that might make something of a difference to the two of you -- I've got a fiancee who I feel guilty about not spending enough time with.