Friday, August 22, 2008

This Will be the End Today of the Wanted Man, Wanted Man

Here is a picture looking up at a building in the financial district in San Francisco.

You know how I was going to update you about the creepy professor? Well, there's nothing to update. They still haven't found him. The police think his body is somewhere in Hickory Hill Park, but some people think he took off and staged things to make it look like he killed himself there. Hmmmmm.

I'm going to try to be merciful and make this as short as possible tonight. As of August 18th, I've been working for my particular institution for 11 years. Weird, huh? Until I was 26 years old, I'd never lived in any town for over 4 years in a row. I've lived in Iowa City ever since I was 26 - which just happens to be the age I had Coadster. One thing I'll say about having kids, they sure are grounding.

Anyway, as far as I can tell, 11 is the magic year at our institution when I get my vacation bumped up to almost 4 extra hours a month. It's finally starting to add up. So much so, in fact, that I'm giving myself a little treat this weekend. I've decided to take Friday off. Normally, I save my vacation days to do things with the girls, but we've spent tons of time together in the last month. So, I'm taking a "get out of jail free card" day tomorrow. Yippee!

The bad thing is that my XBox is dead (it's giving me the circle of red lights). I talked to FMDM about it tonight and he said I should just call the XBox people and they'll give me stuff to send it in, and then probably give me a new one. Maybe not wasting hours playing Galaga or Beautiful Katamari is a blessing in disguise. Who knows? I might actually get something done tomorrow...But don't go holding your breath.

Okay. I hope you all have great weekends, and that your gaming devices of choice are all working at full capacity and I also hope you don't have anyone in your town go missing along with their high powered rifle.

16 comments:

Mr Atrocity said...

Being unable to play Katamari is a denial of your fundamental human rights.

evilesb138 said...

wow, 11 years at one place--even I have not been at one job that long and I am not a hopper...happy anniversary, enjoy the added vacation

No video games vs a day off...day off wins in a landslide, have fun

Remiman said...

Churlita,
Have a great you day!
rel

AlienCG said...

I took a Friday off a couple weeks ago to get some stuff done. I got nothing done and liked it. Have a good day and do as much nothing as humanly possible.

Minyo said...

Have a great day off....if your goal is to do nothing, and you actually do something, then you can say you got more accomplished than you planned :)

Tara said...

I love that photo. White framing against the blue sky. Very nice.

Congrats on your 11th year! Enjoy your extra long weekend to the fullest, whatever you decide to do.

DJSassafrass said...

Take it apart and clean it with that pressuized air in a can...FINALLY that fixed ours.

booda baby said...

An extra day! An extra day! THAT's how they should've set these things up in the first place. What the hell were they thinking?

I hope yours is great!

NoRegrets said...

If you see an old man in a canoe, be nice to him...

Poptart said...

Have a fun day off and weekend!I'm off today too and LOVE it!

So how many vaca days does that make now? At my place the max is 4 weeks and I reached it 3 years ago. Sucks.

Susan said...

Have a great "you" day!

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Have a great weekend.. I have been having issues with my new laptop.. so I may not be around much either..

AlienCG said...

By the way, could you please change my link?

Name: Swamp Gas & Moonlit Reflections
Link: http://aliencg.wordpress.com

Feel free to delete this comment afterward.

stepping over the junk said...

When I was working outside the home, I loved taking a day off like that. I usually chose the winter and would stay in bed all day and watch bad tv.

dmarks said...

Yes, don't tip that canoe.

MrManuel said...

Ah yes, the famous Red Ring of Death on the X-Box. Eventually, it will get all of you X Box owners!