Thursday, December 29, 2005

Outta Time

"It's a test of ultimate will
The heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace
If you want to stay in the race"
-Rush, "Marathon"

I think this particular holiday season has sucked my time out more than any in the past. First, my girlfriend is not teaching over the holidays, so my evening runs to the gym and PokerStars have been put on hold. Second, I went out of town over Christmas and not only wasted two days flying and sitting in airports, but spent three other days without broadband access. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time. It’s just frustrating knowing that email is piling up, I don’t have the time to look over all the other blogs I read, and no poker! Finally, I’ve got a bunch of crap at work that I’m trying to get done in an extremely short amount of time, and I just wasted an entire day (almost) stuck at the County of Riverside, trying to get some poor plancheck guy to approve a soils report that would allow me to spend upwards of $500k on permit fees and start building another subdivision. I wasn’t successful, so I stopped at Pechanga Casino in Temecula and turned $40 into $220 on nickel slots (Double Dragon, you have to hit the triple bonus spin), and then parlayed that into another $300 on 3 card poker. That’s been my one little break. Other than that, it’s been traveling, shopping, or working. At least I got my new monitor. Very nice Samsung 19 inch LCD. Can’t wait to see how many poker rooms I can open at once. Work is just so damn busy, though. I’ve received so many assorted reports and plan sets from a variety of consultants over the past 3 weeks that you could open a stationary store in my office. People think I’m joking when I say I’d like to just light a match and make it all go away, but I think it would solve a lot of my problems. I can’t even figure out where to start. So what do I do, I write a blog post! I even had to write this post in MS Word, so that it wouldn’t look like I was surfing the web or anything. I hope everybody else’s holiday is much more relaxing, and Happy New Year to all of you.


Lady Falcon said...

BeerRoom has not made any attempt to contact me to get his bounty. So, you are six days closer to receiving the autographed Double Stuffed dvd.

Happy New Year,

Lady F.

MusikMom said...

Wow, two things to comment on:
We were a bunch of "Rush" freaks in high school; my very first concert ever! I got to see them a couple of years ago in Albuquerque. They still rock! (I think I've seen them a total of five times.)
My aunt lives in Temecula and my mom in Lake Elsinore. I've taken my mom to play bingo at Pechanga on more than one occassion. I've got the flu, with a fever breaking as I type, so I should be in that area for New Year's Eve. (My uncle's neighborhood has a yearly block party. I went to the July 4th one this summer. Waaaay too much fun! If I'm not well before tomorrow, my hubby is grounding me and I'll have to stay in Phoenix this year, whaa!)
As far as the workload goes, I'm the type that freezes up when I get overwhelmed. Sort everything into three piles:
2. Within the next couple of days
3. Can wait until I get through the first 2 piles

Enjoy the new year,
Mon :-)

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