Archive for September, 2003

Much Better Schedule

Tuesday, September 30th, 2003

I am really enjoying this new schedule I have here. I am afraid it may be the end to my road rage stories though. Everyone on the road at 6 in the morning seems to have the same goal in mind that I do, get to work a quickly, orderly manner. I have yet to have a single road rage incident. Granted it has only been 3 days, but I think it is a sign of good things to come.

I am now working on my first project for school. It is a lot more work than I expected. I have made some leadway though, and hopefully will be able to get it done before Friday. Wish me luck!

Cam Pic Typos

Monday, September 29th, 2003

So I managed to lose another 2 pounds this weekend. That bring me down to having only gained 8 pounds. That is a little easier to swallow than 14 pounds, but is still a gain none-the-less. School is getting really busy, so I am afraid it is going to squeeze out my work out time. I am going to try to get it in no matter what though, even if it is just running around in my back yard with my dog for a little bit.

I really need to slow down when I am making my cam pics. They are such a second thought now that I just wizz right through them and have typos like crazy. Just try reading the one that is up today. Or the one from the 24th. It is embarassing. Maybe I should just stick to photography and leave the words out all together.

New Schedule Approved

Friday, September 26th, 2003

My boss agreed to let me work the 6:30 to 3:15 schedule on a trial basis. Which works fine for me. It will give us both a chance to make sure that everything works for both parties. She wants to touch base next week to make sure everything is going well, so I will let you know next Friday if it will continue or not. Wish me luck!

Ass on the Beltway

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

Despite my efforts to curb my road rage I am now forced to bring you another story of an ass on the beltway. I go to merge onto 695 this morning and there is a car in front of me that begins to break on the ramp. Despite the significant length of the ramp is starts to slow down right at the beginning. He break till about half way up the ramp when a spot becomes clear in front of him. A spot large enough for us both to fit in. When he merges I take the oppurtunity to speed up because I obviously don’t want to be behind this guy for the rest of the way to work. So what does he do? He speeds up so that I can’t get in front of him. I give him the finger and he gives me a look that tells me that he did it on purpose. What a jerk!!!!!! So if you are driving in Baltimore anytime soon and you see a Powder Blue Dodge Spirit with the license plat ERT 057 give him the finger for me won’t you?

I do have some good news. I have lost 4 pounds already. And I have been eating like crazy, but it has been good foods like salads and soup. I also attribute it largely to there no longer being tempting things in the vending machines here at work.

Schedule Proposal

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

I feel like I have been acting not-like-myself lately. I have been really lazy and withdrawn. I need to try to work on that before I start to alienate the people that I love. I am starting by proposing to my boss that I work 6:30 to 3:15 from now on.

This schedule change will have a couple of benefits:
1. I won’t have to deal with traffic so there will be a lot less road-rage in my life. What you wouldn’t picture the K80K as having road rage? You better believe I do. It is one of the only places where you will hear me curse. Just ask Tyrant.
2. I won’t have to compete with Dad in the morning for the shower.
3. No matter what I will always go to bed at 10:00, so by getting off work at 3:15 I will effectively give myself another useful hour a day. An hour that I can spend playing with my dog or doing my Tae Bo, which I haven’t done in nearly 3 weeks.

I just can’t see anything bad coming from getting to work early and leaving early. I will have an entire hour in the morning to work on stuff without people bugging me. I will be able to get my reports out earlier, and I will have less opportunity to snack after I eat my lunch.

I have convinced myself that this is the best thing for me right now, so hopefully my boss will buy into it. I think a change like this will just give me the motivation to fix some of the other problems I am having right now; mainly eating like crap and not exercising enough. I have found that I am starting to lose my breath when climbing stairs, which is just uncalled for. And I have gained 14 pounds, which is just inexcusable.

I will be able to get myself back on track now that I recognize that this is a big issue. I just need everyone to be patient for a little bit while I kick myself in the butt.

On sad note, a family that I used to consider my own is really hurting right now and I am a little frustrated because it is no longer my place to be there to help them. I made a decision to walk away from an unhealthy situation and part of the trade-off was that I had to walk away from this family. It just hurts that I can’t do anything to help these people that will always be near and dear to my heart. I hope they know how much I loved them.