March 4th, 2005

Hiding in plain sight

I wonder how many would think me insane if they knew what thoughts went through my head.

but I think I'm in good company as far as having weird thoughts go. We're all a little crazy here. It's all that keeps us from going insane from the monotony.

My body really doesn't want to go to work today. Nothing against being at work, just the hour and a half walk each way. Perhaps I am pushing myself too hard.

Tracking page hasn't updated since yesterday afternoon, when my stuff arrived in Oslo. I'll be annoyed if I don't get it today.

And it's friday, which means the cafeteria will be closed. No tea.

Meh, off to work. It seems so pointless without the tea.

And if I feel bored at work, I can just organize my tea collection into Black and Green.

At work, nothing much to do, not exactly bored.

and now the tracking page is updated, saying the package has arrived at my local post office. At 7:44, over two hours before I last checked and it hadn't updated. I could have picked it up before going to work.

And  the cafeteria is open today. Someone must be renting  a room for holding classes or something here, because it's closed on Fridays when we're just the regular employees here.

So yay tea! I'm glad I went, because the cold front has left; it was a pleasant walk. I'll still be exhausted when I get back home, but the sense of accomplishment will be worth it. A full week of walking to and from work every day, five days. I think I may have done it before, but usually I'm so tired I resort to using public transportation at least once a week.

Definitely leaving early today, to get more time for relaxing this weekend. Today will probably be spent slacking, watching anime, cleaning my room a bit, snuggling with my kitty and such.

Tomorrow is Katamari Weekend at my aniki's. Sigmund is coming over too, and we're going to be playing Munchkin as well. And there'll be tea. I should make some food item, cake perhaps, to bring. No idea how long and from when he intends to have us over, will try to get in touch with him today.


Aniki came online just as I was about to leave work, have established the time we're going there.

Getting a weird error message trying to call my family, I called mom on her cell and she explained that something is broken so they can't use the phone and the internet at the same time. Their phone line has had issues repeatedly in the last three or four places they've lived. How can they put up with that?

Got to talk to Sigmund, money is an issue so he might not be able to make it. I offered to pay for his train ticket if I had to. Munchkin isn't nearly as fun with just two players.

Anyway, I have a few hours to have dinner, relax, maybe get drunk if I feel like it, before sleep.

Have the gigabit switch at last, and blank DVDs.. Oh, and the gigabit cards? They come with a driver diskette. What idiocy.. the only functional computer I have with a floppy drive is Ao-chan.. You know, the Windows 95 computer with no burner and no USB ports.. If I need to supply the drivers for these cards, I'm kind of screwed.

Will have to bring the driver disk to work next week, and copy to my USB key. I got my previous USB key to work under one flavor of Linux once, and if I encounter problems, I guess I can just google for directions like I did last time.

So, what are you guys doing this weekend?