Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just a Post


What to type, what to type . . .

Well, let's start with being back at night school starting tonight and in a REAL classroom! (ooohh!!) I've being doing a shit-ton of online classes over the last year but this is my first college classroom experience in maaaaaannnnyyyyy years! Chemistry, however, requires a lab and a bit more instruction for my poor old brain than I feel comfortable with doing online. Just to top it off, I'm also carrying an even dozen credits online (for a total of 17 credits), which makes me a full time student+!!! Add in working 48 or so hours/week, Scouts, and the ARNG and that makes me one busy little beaver (albeit a bald, pudgy, beaver . . .eeeewwww!!!) Writing - not so much (ok, none at all) but that's cool, like I said: I'm not stressing over it I'll write when I can and not beat myself up over it anymore.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitching about the schedule, I rather like it. Funny thing: I really don't feel good about myself when I'm not busy. In a strange departure from the old me, I find that I prefer craziness to the sitting around and vegetating. I used to love crappy days, cuz I could just chill and read a book, or watch the tube, without anyone hassling me. Now, I get all kinds of pissed if I'm stuck in the house all day. I just get bored and frustrated. odd, huh?

Anyways, just some random babbling today. No big shakes going down.

I'm out!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Checkin' in!

Howdy, all!

Busybusybusy! Work is keeping me tied up a bit and at home I've been . . . well, just crashing basically. The cold (I HATE the cold!) keeps me from wanting to do anything outdoors. The fact that there's still a shit-ton (how much is that, btw?) of snow leftover from the holiday and more expected on the 'morrow does not help my demeanor either. Winter Blahs, I guess. Also getting frustrated that nothing I have planned seems to happen quickly enough for me . . . everything takes longer than it should for some reason. Even the simple task of getting back into school seems too slow. Some classes don't start until the 20th, and the online classes have started but the teacher takes a week+ to respond to every submittal. Patience is not now, nor has it ever been, my strong suit.

I did get me a few hundred words of writing done on "First" over the holidays (pathetic, I know!) Most of the vacation was spent at home "relaxing" (i.e. shoveling snow, fixing leaking roofs, etc.) but it was good. Had our Hobbit Day festivities and got to start and finish "Fable III" (video game) with The Boy. Very fun! I tried playing "Red Dead Redemption" and it was fun but I really suck at shooters (too much finesse and control required!) I'm better with swords and such so I can just mash the buttons really fast to kill stuff!

Running this morning sucked ass!!! I didn't realize how cold it was till I was already out there. It was only 15 degrees here with a windchill of -4 below. OUCH! I really need to move to someplace warm. I can get up at 5:00 a.m.and run my miles, do my push-ups/sit-ups, etc. without complaint . . . unless it's cold out. My ass does not want to get out from under toasty warm covers to go out on days like this. Everything just aches when you run in that kinda cold. I'll take 100+ temps any day, thank you! So I sweat like a pig and the air here in Jersey gets so humid you can swim through it, so who cares? At least nothing hurts and I'm not sweating and shivering all at once. Trying to talk The Wife into Texas: I really liked it in San Antonio.

Anyway, that's all for today. Just checkin' in!