Let's talk about the elephant in the room...
So a lot of times I'll post things about how everyone was asking me about a particular topic, and that's just me blowing things out of proportion, which I like to do. In fact only one person asked me about it, and they didn't REALLY care enough to hear me ramble on about it…but it made for a good blog post, so I did it.
Monday, April 16, 2012
That is not the case here. I really have have had everyone asking me about this, so I think it's time to address it.
The question is why have there been no updates in awhile. There are many answers to this question, so let's address them one by one.
1) I have a new job. And when you have a new job, a lot of your time is spent learning that job. It's everything…new procedures, new people, different ways of getting approval, etc. Most of my day is spent learning this stuff. It's not really blog worthy stuff. Also I have a strict policy about blogging about current work people and happenings. It's a big no-no.
Additionally, this job also frowns upon doing anything personal on company computers. I used to blog during the day at my old job. Just whenever something clever came to me, but now I have to hold it all in till I get home, and let me tell you, after waiting for and riding the bus and an EL train to get home, the last thing I want to do is run to my computer and write a silly story.
2) I'm buying a house. There I said it. See the most interesting thing going on in my life is that I'm buying a house. That takes up ALOT of my time as we get all the paperwork together, shuffle schedules, prepare for the move, etc.
It's not like it was a big secret, but I just didn't want to say anything till we were approved and signed off on and closed and all that good stuff. After hearing Nate's horror story about his closing, I was apprehensive to say anything until I had keys in my hand, but at this point, lots of people know, so yeah…we are buying a house. It's in a near north suburb. I'll have like a 45 minute commute every morning, to which I told Kendle, I get to buy a hand held video game system now.
3) Life's just really boring right now guys. We don't go out that much (although last weekend is NO indication of that) because we are trying to save money for the house. I even stopped eating out, so I don't leave the office, which severely cuts down on my run ins with interesting people.
4) My mind is busy. I'm never really "done" with anything on my list of to-do's, because of the small nature of the company, everything can be improved upon, everything can be tweaked, everything can be refined. It's never ending. Because of that, I don't really have time to ponder what was funny or interesting about my walk to work this particular day.
So there you have it, my first update in awhile, hope it was worth it. I'll have some pictures of the house up later, and I'll try to be better about finding the funny side of things and posting about them in the future. I mean, I do have this huge window that looks out over Clybourn Ave. And bum fights are a pretty regular thing…so there's gotta be a blog post or 2 there, right?