Cyclic Mindset

After a couple of fun and enjoyable Thanksgiving celebrations, I’ve dropped back into my funk. I’ve seen tons of theories on how our body and personality goes through cycles of various lengths, so I figure I must be at the ass-end of all of my cycles right now. I’m tired, cranky, and have like, zero patience. These things are all great traits to posess when you’re dealing with less than patient customers, which are often less than technically competent as well. It’s also detrimental when you have a puppy that’s following you around like, well, a puppy, constantly craving attention. I’ve never dealt well with ‘clingy’ things, be it people, animals, or objects. I need space, especially when I’m in moods like this. Having a dog yapping for attention every two minutes defintely doesn’t bode well for my space requirement. It also doesn’t help when you’re greeted to a ringing phone the instant you clock in on a monday morning, with a person complaining about your personal workplace nemesis – email problems. Yes, email is nice and convenient, but people, please realize that you can live for a few hours without email. The first email call was bad enough, but the next two calls in a row were both about email. The other ten or so calls about email totally pissed me off, and that mood didn’t really lift until this afternoon. Grr.

Not much else to talk about… I’ve beat Half-Life 2 a couple of times, and the ending is kinda of anti-climactic. I’ve been renewing my relationship with Counter-Strike though, which is good and bad. I was pretty much addicted to CS for a long time, and only since I’ve moved up to Lansing have I really stopped playing it. Well, the newest version of CS based on the Source (HL2) engine, and it’s really sweet, so I’m playing again. Oh well. The fact that I need to set up my laptop to play keeps me from playing too often. I’m also trying to quit Mountain Dew again. I kicked that habit for a few months last summer, but then I worked my first midnight shift. My triumph turned to tragedy and I had relapse. Hopefully I can kick it again. I’ve been clean for two days!

My dad sent me this image the other day, and I had a good laugh over it. Hopefully you will too.

funny picture

Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a “home computer” could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economially feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype interface and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.

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