Fired up the new work-computer and played a hefty two hours’ of Doom. Haven’t played a proper game in years, it’s all been games that N would enjoy. But not this time, and, hell yeah, it was awesome good fun. Like starring in my own sci-fi movie. Glad I was able to wait; picked up the games at a premium, and didn’t pay for the pc myself. So there.
Got off to a good enough start on the new job. Right off the bat there’s a so-called hackathon and ideas are flowing from here to there, and the first prototype is done. I’m hoping it’ll take off from there. It’s a unruly place to be, for now, there’re a lot of jigsaw puzzles being thrown in the air, what with the restructuring of the entire IRS. So let’s see how they land. For now, the view is magnificent, i.e. across the water to the island of Amager, on the other side. So will be loving that for as much time as I possibly can.
Starting new job tomorrow – meant saying goodbyes today. Not as troublesome as one would think; I guess just having been there a year and a bit helps in that respect, no big send-off. And I have been, as I told’em, glad with being there. But this new gig will offer, first and foremost, access to the new technologies that I wish to explore, and will in turn bring me and mine into the future. And that’s a very important aspect to me, to be able to play around with new tech, and put it to good use. I want to be inspired, and thus become an inspiration to others; and I simply won’t find that with my current employment.
So, from tomorrow onwards will be back in the city again. Will enjoy that, and enjoy being closer to my friends as well. Should start working out with some of’em, if possible – it’s about time I got more serious about my physical form. Will also likely mean a change in my morning routines, apart from the extended travel time: V’s informed me that she’s at times a bit stressed out in the mornings, what with the kids needing getting up and the dog needing walking and what not. So I’m hoping I’ll afford a schedule that brings me to and fro early on Mondays, where’s her writing class, and somewhat later on the remaining days so I might help out during the early hours.
So had to hand in the Surface Pro device I’d been using, sucks. But, hey, the keypad wasn’t my thing, and there’ll be new hardware on the horizon soon. Penning this on the ol’e Thinkpad T530 I nicked from the Parliament. Rather bland, and thick, but reliable – just like me.
Got the wife and kids back. Former in a foul mood; apparently her dear mum hadn’t played nice with her. Lots of small things that snow-balled into bigger ones, a lot of history. Not so much, by and by, dissecting the why’s – I guess we all know the reason for her flawed nature. All the jealousy, the bitterness, well, it’s her life. V’s regret is that she feels like she has to broker a truce between them, her dad and her mum, who seperately confide in her their grievences. Heck, I wouldn’t want to be her, so here’s my sympathy extended. Was happily in a good mood myself, having accomplished a damn lot – if I must say to myself – and had the personal surplus to deal with it. But I do wonder what had become of us, if I hadn’t been such a grounded individual. If I must say to myself. And I must – for these are my pages.
So a wind-me-down Sunday, where I played games with N, and drank a lot of coffee, and, memorably, retreated to the public library to pen this and, first and foremost, at least work on my own stuff for an hour so as to deem it a worthy day.
Splitting headache, probably from being shy of coffee for the last day or so. Am busy installing the new kitchen sink, so only now got it done and had closed down on the water, wherefore – no coffee. Had some in my system now, so hope the headache will go away soon.
Busying myself with the kitchen remodelling. Am not terribly pleased with the counter-top I got – it scratches too easily. Ah well. Generally OK with the work I’m doing. It’s give and take, and this time I’m likely giving away too much that I’d like, but, hey, my standards have gone down since of late. Still just biding my time until we can sell the house, eh? But it’s true.
V and the kids at Funen, allows me the time to work on this and not much else. Thank God they took the dog with them – it would’ve bothered me no end, and I’d’ve never gotten much done with it here. If it ain’t the kids taking up my time…
Will quit bitchin’ and get back to work, now.
Just kinda treading water at work, until it’s time to leave. Don’t feel in the least bit guilty – I’m giving them my 30 plus overtime-hours for free. So they can go fuck themselves, if they don’t like it. Really look forward to the new gig now. All that new tech.
Also treading water at home. The kids are on holiday, so N is put to bed around ten o’clock. Until which time I’m playing MineCraft with him. Makes for some really, really long days. But soon they’ll depart for Funen, and I’ll have a kitchen to finish. Hurrah.
Had some time on my hands, as I was early in getting to the city where I was meant to meet Thor. So I waltzed past the Politiken book-store. It’s quite amazing to me how it’s changed throughout the 20 years or so. I went there for the classics, and they’re still there though pricier than ever. But there’s a cafe in there, now, and people are sitting around just to chat and talk about books and such. So it’s a different setting. The ‘Latin-quarter’, as only I dub it, around the corners are as fascinating as ever – I’d like to take K there on day, preferably a Summer-day. Loads of speciality shops, and speciality people too. Dived into the ‘Fantask’ store, the comic book shop of choice in the city. Fascinating guy behind the counter, chatting up the customers. Looked as if he’d been welded to that spot for ages, and, sure enough, a plague on the door told of his near-retirement from 30 years’ service. Thirty years? So that’s thirty years of his life spent in that store, years and years of content; discaring old content in favor of the new content, from fad to fad… I guess he must be a pretty knowledgable man at this point. Still, it gets to me a bit – all that … content! I’m likely a bit jealous. I’ll stop with the ‘content’ now. It was a good feeling, walking slowly in the drizzle in the city. I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it.
It was good to meet Thor, especially in a good mood, despite not much sleep – on account of his boy being sick. Has been a while since I saw him last, so am glad he’s doing alright in his relationship. And his son is generally healthy – only not right now. Talked about this and that and shopped for chocolate for our respective better halves.