A post is a post is a post

Okay, okay. I know it has been awhile since I last posted anything to my beloved webspace. Trust me, it is not for lack of trying. I must have 20 unfinished drafts sitting in the background right now, but somehow none of them ever manage to see the light of day. It has been a bit of a rocky year for me. Only a few ‘bad’ things have happened to me this year and none of those things would have meant that I had to stop posting anything. It just kinda happened where I didn’t have as much free time as I used to have. Somehow work kep creeping into what was supposed to be off-the-clock time for me. But instead of whining about it, I am going to try and entertain the few loyal readers that I have left…

A short list of why I haven’t been around lately (in no particular order):

  • The iPhone 3 GS launched: I spent a great deal of time reading all the rumors before the launch; watching the keynote about the upcoming launch; waiting for my new iPhone 3 GS to arrive at my doorstep; and playing with the all the nifty new features.
  • Conference Calls: A conference call is where at least 2 or more people willingly call the same phone number and then immediately regret having called. I get to do this at least 6 times a day.
  • Email and Instant Messages: When I am not on conference calls I spend time writing and answering emails. I handle an average of 2,000 work emails a month. Which may not be much to some people, but to me it is a bunch when I spend at least 6 hours a day on the phone. If you are doing any calculations around this, then you see that I only have two hours a day to answer right around 92 emails (if we are assuming an 8 eight day).
  • Crying over my external hard drive Early this year I had an almost completely fatal hard drive crash (fatal for the hard drive and almost completely fatal for me). The hard drive was an external backup drive that I had recently used to back up at least 3 computers to prior to wiping their drives. After I finished wiping the drives of those computers the hard drive decided that it couldn’t be bothered to mount on my desktop anymore and died. The drive was mirrored and both of the 500GB drives (equally 1TB total) decided that they couldn’t be bothered to mirror themselves or maybe they were doing their job and mirrored all the corrupt files (I just haven’t decided which one it was). Either way – they are dead and there is a whole draft post sitting around on just how horrible it all was/is.
  • Watching the Harry Potter movies: I went to the 12:01 am showing of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. It was awesome! But to get ready for the premier, I had to re-watch all of the prior 5 Harry Potter movies (at least twice). As of today, I have seen the HP6 twice (once at midnight at once at the IMAX) and plan to go at least once more before it leaves the theaters. I will then be taking time away from my dear, loyal readers to buy the DVD when it becomes available and watch it at least once more.
  • iTunes: Since my hard drive crash, I have spent many hours trying to recover my media files from my iPod. Apparently, this is something that Apple decided was not something that they would support. It was convoluted to say the least, but I have now successfully recovered almost all my media files and put them back into iTunes (after writing that last sentence, I have realized that I truly am a masochist [spelled correctly on the first try – thank you very much :-)]).
  • Eating, sleeping, and showering: Time that I didn’t spend on one of the above activities was probably spent on one of three activities – it takes a lot of time to eat and sleep and shower. I never really realized just how much time they take until I didn’t have any time to spare anymore.

Hopefully, things will get back to normal sometime soon and I can resume my regular irregular posting schedule.

One Response to “A post is a post is a post”

  1. Let me know when you go see HP again. I am interested in seeing it again.

    #2 made me snarf stuff out my nose.