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23 August 2005 @ 09:08 pm

So I'm continuing to be much out of touch. Seems like I've been doing nothing but working, sleeping, eating. Oh yeah, and reading books … and listing to lots of music on my iPod while at work and in the car. But I can't figure out where all the time's going—there's got to be more of it around than just what it takes to work, sleep, eat, and read a bit. Does't there?

As I read or drive to work or work and/or listen to music I continue to Think Great Thoughts and to Formulate Interesting Posts about life or the book I'm reading or the music I'm listening to or whatever. However, on those rare occasions when I make it to the home keyboard, everything in my wee little brain seems to have evaporated.

Of course I've gotta go get dressed and go to work now. Remind me to tell you about the great summer camp Gavi went to earlier this summer. And I'd best mention that she's decided she doesn't want to go through the big public celebration of having become a bat mitzvah, so those of you who have it on their calendar can take it off and not buy airline tickets and such. More on that later too.

I don't know which frustrates me more about my relationship with LJ these days—not writing much or not keeping up with you guys. Both frustrate me a lot, though.


Current Mood: confusedconfused
lynnparkslynnparks on August 24th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
Great thoughts are for Slackers!
Great Thoughts??? I don't think I've had one since I turned 30. Everything seems to be pretty much a rehash, er, what was I about to say?

I've pretty much gotten to the place now that I like to cut to the chase, and when I read or write, I don't have a lot of time for non-informational chatter.

I suppose that we're all exhausted by the constant interruption of technology driven communication; sit at work and just try and ignore your email. Leave work, and I dare you not to check the blackberry. Go on vacation, like I am allegedly now, and some one will definitely try to get you on the damn cell phone. Used to be only doctors and those with life saving jobs had to be on call 24-7!

That being said, I still love a good book, movie or a dinner party with friends and I try to do all of them on a regular basis. I guess that someone I've lost a lot of angst and drama along the way, but I still enjoy a good laugh and my humor, is, well, still very dark.

So, all that drivel aside, how is life and what are you up to? We've been well, a couple of close calls the last few years, but we're still here and the kids are doing well too. Not a lot more you can ask for. I went to visit one of my clients in Salinas, and went to a "farm factory" where workers were picking lettuce in 105 degree heat, probably for minimum wage and with no benefits. Kinda of put it all in perspective; albeit once again!

Take Care,
   .numbat on August 24th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
Indeed there is more to it than working, eating, and sleeping. If you're a creative person then every now and then you have to create as well. I'm sure that if you get some of those great thoughts down in concrete form you'll feel much better.
Lianatezliana on August 24th, 2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
Bat mitzvah.
Wow, time does fly. Which parshah does she have?
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on August 24th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
You have what I think of as one of the great music collections of all time. I believe this is because I admire your taste in music very much. So, if you're getting to listen to a lot of that good stuff, I say, "Hip! Hip!"

Elsewise, I miss you and yours all the time.

jerrykaufman on August 24th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
You know, I feel the same way about my failures to keep or to write really interesting posts. I'm in a phase of looking at all my Friends' journals for posts of the last several weeks, and will soon write some material about the trip to Worldcon and England.

And look - there's Lynn Parks making comments to you! I haven't seen her nor even heard aught of her in what seems like several decades. Hey, Lynn!
Jeffgalacticvoyeur on August 25th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
Of course, you already know this, intellectually - your circadian rhythm is going to be wack for a while. But after a bit longer you will suddenly pop out in another space and have energy again. I know this, I've worked alongside 3rd shift workers for the many, many years that I've worked 2nd. Good luck, good health, and we'll see you again on the other side. Just drop in and say hi once in a while, OK?
Coyote's getting bolder: faceruneshower on August 25th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's good to see you here, however briefly.

So, tell about the summer camp already!