25 June 2012

bad idea: mission unaccomplished

Saturday evening at about 8pm I settled in for a post-day-drinking nap, waking up again at 10pm or so, just in time to have ruined any chance of waking up to ride 80 miles Sunday morning. But the truth is that 80 miles sounded ridiculous, so I didn't do it. RAIN ride? Maybe next year.

20 June 2012

another bad idea

So five weeks out I've decided to consider trying to do Ride Across Indiana this year. The training program is ambitious, obviously, but not so much that it's undoable - if I was in any sort of shape. But I'm not. Getting back on the bike this week has been painful and disappointing. Of course I'm only two days in, but it has been a completely joyless experience, which is something I'm not quite used to. If things go OK (not good, just OK) for the rest of the week I'm going to attempt to do 70-some miles Sunday. It's a really horrible idea. I struggled with 28 just yesterday. And yet.. (Add this to the long list of "I'm going to do this (but actually I'm not" posts.)

13 June 2012

over a month

since i'm keeping no secrets from work now, know that the restaurant space is currently in demolition mode.

in the meantime i'm having a pretty interesting time at work, in that i feel like i can say what i think a lot more freely - which basically means i can complain out loud.

they've been looking for my replacement since i announced i was leaving some two months ago. there have been a few folks in for interviews - folks whose hands i've shook - but apparently i am not so easy to replace. it's a tricky position in that i've now got a lot of experience programming in a language no one uses anymore, but i've also got networking and help desk and web design and patience... skills that don't generally come in one giant package. the next person will have to learn some part of that, but the trick, i'm guessing, is finding someone who at least has half of it. and that you'd want to share an office with.

i'm glad that it's taken a while, only because that means i'm not being chased out the door. my original timeline.. well, my second timeline said i'd leave june/july. i'm thinking august. it seems that even that is hopeful, as my original timeline said i'd be leaving where i'm at between halloween and thanksgiving of last year. and here we are.

i'm ok with that.