Thursday, October 13, 2005


Happy 11 monthiversary to me and ball+chain! In exactly 1 month, Jeannie and I will get to go out on our first anniversary dinner, which I am very much looking forward to. I'm still lobbying for Red Lobster, although she has vehemently vetoed that and is probably already making plans for someplace specializing in vegetables and tofu. Bleagh. We don't get to go out to eat much. But man it would be awesome if we could go to Red Lobster. What would be especially awesome is if there was a damned Ponderosa within a 2.5 hour radius of this supposedly "cosmopolitan" city.

Mental note: eat at Ponderosa whenever you see one.

Ok, that first paragraph was me trying too hard to be funny. I'm gonna stop that now.

I have realized that the reason I've been feeling so burnt out at work is because I've been working so many closing shifts. Going in to work at 3 gives me about 6 hours to waste and sit around thinking, "Man, I don't want to go to work in 5 hours..." ... "Man, I don't want to go to work in 4 hours..." ..."Man, I don't want to go to work in 3 hours..." etc, etc. So I sit around all morning building up all this negative energy, preparing myself to hate the day when, in fact, work is not all that bad. That being said, I have to go in to do inventory tonight (6:30pm to 3am) and man, I really don't want to go to work in 6 hours.

There are so many people I owe e-mails to. Sean and Rich top the list. If I owe you an e-mail, don't worry, you're on the list, but those two fellas top the damned list.

Still really happy today about Jeannie's good report from el doctoro. Jeannie's at work now, and I think she must have gone to the gym afterwards because she probably would've been home by now if she came straight home. We're gonna go to the grocery store today! And I think I might try to persuade her to use the Panera gift certificate we got and go on a lunch date with me.

I just got a lovely e-mail from Schlueter, and she said she's been procrastinating on her...shit, I forgot the right word for what she's working's the thing you write when you're getting your doctorate---DISSERTATION. Anyway, she's been procrastinating working on her dissertation by reading people's blogs, and I'm here to tell her that if she REALLY wants to do some procrastinating, she should write her own blog. An excellent time-waster.

I'm realizing it's not surprising that time-wasting has come up so much in recent lyrics, as I do a lot of it. Why does a part of me think that time-wasting isn't a bad thing, but instead one of the best things? Is it part of the whole Jack-Kerouac-Tao-"do nothing"-stuff? Probably. Who cares, really?

I hear Samuel running around upstairs, and I'm hungry, and I feel sweaty, and I cut my hair this morning, and am also trying to grow a big bushy beard for winter-time.


Witz said...

Hi, Patrick. Hi, Jeannie.

Say hi to me. I made a blog inspired by you and Rick and D.

Hope all's well.

Anonymous said...

ahhh my gram used to take us to the Ponderosa and if that wasnt close it was the Sizzler for us (chopped steak and a baked potato- A1, yes please!)-maw