Monday, October 30, 2006

Only Mostly Dead

"There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do. "

Well, we didn't die in the Apex Chemical Fire and I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I've been so fracking busy with work that I've had little to no time for anything personal really. In my evenings I'll come home and work on something for work from home. My weekends have been my only solace and i've been so burned out I didn't want to do anything. Last weekend I got an extra hour of daylight savings time but since I was working all weekend it didn't help much. Many IT jobs are like this, and it isn't going to be like this forever, but it just wasn't what I signed up for originally. I'm willing to do it, I just need a break for a week or two to get back into it.

For those of you under a rock, Battlestar Galactica is freaking awesome. If you haven't seen it, just watch the mini-series (Season 1 disc 1). Its three hours of your life - thats all. If you don't like it, don't watch anything more - but thats all it should take to get hooked. I know I mentioned it in a blog post before, but really - if you aren't watching this - why not? It's even moving to NBC mid-season.

Watch out for "The Fountain". This movie looks REALLY good. I am going to be there on opening day.

And thats it. Life is just uninteresting when all you seem to do is work. Maybe I just feel that way because I am going on 3 hours of sleep and working all weekend.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Apex Chemical Fire

In case anyone else is wondering, we were not directly affected by the chemical fire in Apex. The chemical plant is 8.8 miles away, but we were not very far away from the evacuation zone. Green Hope High School is very close to us - and was the main location for those evacuated to go to in the morning after the fire. Thanks for everyone's concerns.