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I don't have time to write this... - The Rancho Commons
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
aspiring2live
aspiring2live
I don't have time to write this...
Life is in whiz mode again... I'm feeding it line, getting ready to set the hook, maybe tomorrow...

Brief montage-style synopsis of the last few days, interesting to only me, and maybe my wife:

Had my best dog-friend put to sleep. We've been over this ground so I won't drag you through it again.

Bought a PDA! Woohoo! Absolutely didn't need one, but wanted one reaaal bad, 'cause I love electronic trinkets/toys. (This was my wife's not-so-subtle-yet-mostly-successful attempt to pull me out of the blue funk I was settling into over the above situation.

Stayed up after working my 12 hour night and returned the PDA. Okay, I loved it, was just about finished putting all my stuff into it, was downloading software goodies for it for free like mad, and wouldn't have minded keeping it. Buuuuut...

Bought a Sony Vaio laptop instead! Oooooh, all the functionality of my desktop that I can carry in a backpack, with DVD playback for trips and the kids in the back seat! I am so totally happy with this new toy that I didn't mind returning the PDA at all! We were looking at portable DVD players but didn't like the cost/sound/size/selection so Allie asks a small question about PDAs vs. Laptops and, the next thing I know, we are there!

My sister's right, I suck. At least, that's what she said when I congratulated her on her new PDA purchase, then proceeded to relate the above info to her. She's all like, "Don't tell me about your new CREDIT CARD DEBT!" So, with that statement, she's joined me as a sucker... She soooo sucks for saying that!

I was supposed to finish my orientation at the "other" hospital last night, but rescheduled as I was in mid-recovery from staying up forever and various other things, and stuff. I now finish in a couple of weeks. Work one tonight, then the weekend usual. Tomorrow is the annual "Drag out the mower and get all frustrated because I don't take care of my lawn equipment and it won't start" day. That will be followed by the bi-annual "Sheepish explanations to mower repair guy as to why I have no callouses on my hands" trip. But hey, if he ever gets all broken up in a drunk-fest car wreck, he'll quickly learn to appreciate what I can do.

54 year old moped rider smacks stop sign, gets released from local hospital, then downs more beer and tries again. He made it to "The Baptist" (my hospital) the second time. Practice makes perfect. Any guesses as to why he was riding a moped? </professional cynicism>

Current Mood: On the cusp of a change
Current Music: "Walk Unafraid" by R.E.M.

8 aspirations -{}- aspire with me
Comments
mygyzmom From: mygyzmom Date: April 20th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thought I would remind you....

I just love you!
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 21st, 2004 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thought I would remind you....

See, I have to remind myself it's not the quantity of comments I get in my journal, it's the quality!!
From: recycling Date: April 20th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know what Bruce, I say you deserve the laptop, after it's all said and done. And considering your loss, well..if it ain't breaking the bank, then why the hell not?
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 21st, 2004 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
No, it didn't break the bank, just kind of clipped it on the wing a bit. Maybe the laptop will be where I write whatever takes me away from my "real" job, eh? ;-)
From: recycling Date: April 21st, 2004 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
They're great! I own two laptops..a Compaq Armada and a newer Dell Inspiron, with a wi-fi network set up at home. Although I have yet to do it this season, it's great to sit on the front porch in the morning, with a cup of coffee, checking e-mail..especially out here where I'm at.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: April 21st, 2004 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)
This is where I confess what a gizmo fuhREAK I am and tell you that the laptop brings us to 4 (four), yes FOUR boxes on the home net. My old one (HP) in my son's room, my new one (Dell), my wife's newer one (Dell) so I can use mine, and the Sony laptop (mostly mine).

(laptop under arm, heading to front porch) Oh, gotta make coffee!
From: recycling Date: April 21st, 2004 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I changed my mind..you take that laptop back then..you don't need a fourth one. :)
From: bluesunrise Date: April 21st, 2004 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Pshhhh...I wasn't gonna tell you about my PDA purchase until I got it. Then I was going to be like....look what I got...you should really get one of these blah blah blah. But you...you just had to one-up me and buy a stinking laptop. Oh no, not just any laptop...the best freakin' one that you could find. Somehow through divine intervention you subconsciously became aware of my purchase...somehow. The ball is in my court. What can I buy next!?!

NOTHIN' because I have to save money for moving. You win.

So...you're *sort of* aspiring (or maybe a lot aspiring) to make it big with writing. That is interesting because recently I've been looking more into getting my children's book published. I figure that's the only way I'll ever have money is through writing. So yeah....I have minimal work to do on it before it's ready to go, however; I have to do some work on query and cover letters and junk like that. *yuck* Anyway....I just thought that was interesting.

Liked your comments about the lawnmower guy and the moped guy...funny, but sad. Later.
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