Rumors of my rapid descent from Earth’s surface have been greatly exaggerated. I’m alive, well, etc. Just — and stop me if you’ve heard it — insanely busy for the last month or two. I did a little pass on my site this morning and have noticed cobwebs beginning to grow in the biographical pages, for instance. This is something I certainly need to resolve. It’s just hard to work up the energy after putting in a great deal of time during the week doing little but sitting at a computer working on Web stuff. It’s just natural.
With school coming up in addition to the time I put in at work, it’s tough to say whether I can bring the Hiatus Train to a full stop or not. I’m going to try, though — I venture to guess that the return to classes will certainly make my life much more interesting and thus much more bloggable. It usually has this effect.
With a week left before classes, I can say it’s been a good summer. I’ve had a good time getting out and about, getting to know my new housemates, and watching a lot of baseball in between. My work has been exceptionally rewarding and has pushed me to be sharper mentally. Physically, switching to a desk job (and Blue Moon) has landed me about 15 pounds and trouble putting on some legacy pairs of pants in the morning. This is not a complaint, though — as most of you know, I’m quite the twig, so any enhancement to my physique helps.
A lot of other peripheral stuff has been going on. Take this weekend, for instance. I got my old (newer) car back Thursday from my brother after driving back from Columbia for work (long story). The car is somewhat humorous now that my brother has given it the “Pimp Your Ride” treatment. (Before and after pics later on, I think.) I then left the map lights on in the car overnight so that when I went to start it Friday to pick up a lady friend (who I am not dating but I can understand why everyone asks us this) it just went poot, rolled over, and died. Yep…I nailed that battery real well. So, I call my dad up and get his voicemail…but he didn’t get the voicemail until 2:30 Saturday. He came downtown and jumped my car, then I followed him back home to top off the battery (it was in good shape driving back, but we wanted to be sure). After verifying the battery charge was good, I made up for the previous evening with dinner and The Simpsons Movie, which is hysterical. Today started late and will end probably before midnight for me…yet another workday tomorrow.
Sorry to Charleston’s bloggers for not making it out tonight. I was just exhausted today, and had stuff to get done around the house.
Hopefully my next post will be sooner rather than later. Time will tell…