Monday, April 25, 2011

I Needed That Vacation

Projects done: 5 out of 12 quarterly chores, pruned plants, pulled up saplings growing too close to the house, discovered the weedeater has died, filed a stack of paperwork I had been shuffling around for months, dealt with financial paperwork, and finally landed a second job: housekeeping for my grandfather every other week.

This past Saturday was my first day and it's not my preferred choice of second job, but I have hit the point of will do anything legal for pay. It is only two Saturdays a month, so I should managed to still have a life. Which I wouldn't had I gone back to Convergys.

Yes, before the housekeeping offer was made, I was mapping out an interview with their call center to fit into my Monday schedule.

In happy thanksgiving that sleep deprivation wouldn't shut her off again, the Muse buckled down to work Sunday. Equal chunks spent on Stellar Gift of Death and the reward project for being fairly good all week. Hopefully this productive wave carries through this week.

The project I didn't get to complete was importing my BookCAT list into GoodReads. I neglected to make a backup in 2010, so I have to update by checking the list against what sits on the shelves. 1400 books (or nearly there) is a lot to check.

Doctor Who: I did remember to turn on the TV for the new season! No-mouth amnesia aliens are creepy enough in my book to rank up there with the Dalecks and Cybermen and both versions of Delaware the Third are played by a father and son team of actors I have adored for a while--W. Morgan Sheppard (Lawrence Lactavius Limburger for starters) and Mark Sheppard (I ain't listing the roles). Delaware as a character is going to be fun. "Nice wheels" has got to be the best TARDIS recovery ever.

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Neil Gaiman's episode in number four: "The Doctor's Wife." Can't wait! This season is going to be a great ride indeed. Geronimo!

Remember: I can bring the spare basket at home to the paying job to corral lawsuit docket sheets. The mountain is threatening to take over my cubicle again.

Read Free!
The BookWorm


Sharp said...

Good luck with your second job. I kinda wish I had the time for such things. I'm working on a program I can sell, but that will take time.

I've been wanting to watch Dr. Who for a long time, but I've never started. Hopefully, once I'm through my current glut of anime, I'll give it a go.

KLCtheBookWorm said...

*Grumble* Had a great long reply and Blogger ate it for some reason.

Old Who fans will string me up, but you can skip One - Seven (Most of them like to forget poor Eight, and I liked him). Start with Christopher Eccleston as Nine and it's not nearly as much to catch up on.

Neil Gaiman has the best quote on all you really need to know about Doctor Who to enjoy it: “No, look, there’s a blue box. It’s bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it’s meant to go. And when it turns up, there’s a bloke in it called The Doctor and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed cos he’s awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch ‘Blink’.”

That's all there is to it. :D