No, I’m not mocking Marika’s blog name. Rather this morning I am tired and uncreative. At this point, the creative artist starts stealing ideas from more inspired artists.
Over the course of my university career, I learned the elegant art of organization. The results from just a little effort and some smart thinking goes a long way. Now I feel compelled to organize, pile, list and label everything. Not because I’m a neat person by nature. I just found organized chaos makes one so much productive than in an disorganized chaos. And I’d rather waste my time dragging my butt out bed in the morning at sloth’s pace than waste time looking for my keycard frantically. Instead of asking myself, “Where did I put so-and-so.”, I’d rather tell myself, “Great! Found that things, and did the task. Now I can do something for myself now.”
This morning I dragged myself out of bed to the sound of a humming computer. Yesterday evening’s upgrade of my desktop to Jaunty went smoothly. Except for a few prompts concerning configuration files. With tired eyes, I clicked through said files, and then went to the task of pretending to be awake. Some idle surfing later, then I tired to find that blasted receipt so I could expense a piece of hardware. In contrast to what I said in the above paragraph, organizing papers still eludes me. After a bunch of looking around I still couldn’t find what I needed. Saddened I left for work, and tired hard not to fall asleep.
Today starts the first day of a new project at work. And I start the day extra early for personal reasons. Should be a fun new project. But as I look what is on my desk, somethings impress me and others distress me. The lack of the receipt spoils my attempt of filing my expenses yet again. The lack of my laptop’s mouse, means a forced existance with only the touchpad/trackpoint. The lack of coffee in my cup is of minor temporal concern. I just need to stumble toward the coffee machine down the err… hall or aisle or office space. I’ll figure out what to name I should call it when I wake up.
Presence and lack of certain items on my desk, help or hinder my efforts today. The standard pen, notebook, laptop, headphones and USB pen drive means I can be productive to today. I really miss my mice though. The IBM branded water bottle is a nice touch. The bastards never gave me a job, not being an intern and all. But I like the bottle and soft briefcase I got from them. The soft briefcase on my desk I could do without. Paperwork, bills, papers and sad dysfunctional Internet Tablet all hide there. They will demand I turn my attention at them. The briefcase is there so that I can’t just wave away the work. The chocolate bar wrapper sat on my desk until I noticed. Nice chocolate waffer… not so great substitute for breakfast. But breakfast I plan to grab from the sandwich bar downstairs once they open in a bit from now.
A welcome change to the items on my desk is the change of books. Yesterday I finally finished Joseph Tissot’s How to Profit from Your Faults. A fine read, but a hard read with so much quotes of saints and biblical references. The books discussed how to deal with sins and all that inconvenient stuff a modern technocrat living in a postmodern positivist-relativist world, sometimes wishes he could wave away. But alas the soul remains and the fallen nature of humanity is what it is. Might as well find a way to make oneself better, even by exploiting ones faults. Today instead I have Mary Beth Bonacci’s Real Love book. A lighter read about dating, marriage, sexuality and all that jazz from a Catholic perspective. Normally I don’t mention what I read, due to the obvious personal nature of things. But today I don’t really care what anyone thinks. And if I can piss off a positivist-relativist by showing that a logical thinking technocrat feels the need to read “God nonesense” and to delve into “antequated” religious thought, then that will make my day. Rubbing salt into the wound I’m an anarcho-capitalist. And I’m building your future world. Enjoy! Hopefully I managed to offend someone and ruin their day… just to meet my quota of negative karma feedback. 😛
Also I write this stuff, since I know part of my audience is of a traditional Catholic leaning. And I just want to throw at least some token support and love your way. God bless. As for my open minded, non-discriminating friends, you understand the importance of transparency and free thought. So I’m sure you don’t mind my occasional religious rants.
Another sort of welcome addition to the desk is the cellphone. Yes another Nokia device, and not your standard phone. Before I open up the box and set it up, I’m going to deal with Nokia’s tech support team again. And Nokia tech folks, you are all wonderful people working for a very forward thinking and innovative company. Having to send my Canadian bought IT to a repair place in the US via an American address IS NOT very forward thinking or smart. Since the cellphone seems to have Asian roots, I’d rather not have to send it to Taiwan to get it repaired. Unless of course you guys want to pay for the shipping, in which case I have no qualms.
Anyways enough of my rant today. I need to get a coffee, reboot and get some work done for my dear, generous ex-client before I get to work on my new project. Take care everyone. I hope I haven’t offended to many of you. Or my rant was not too long… Have a happy April Fool’s day. Avoid becoming a fool today. Just adding some more words to get the word count to over a 1000 words (1006). And I’m off.