Wednesday, September 21, 2011


My unofficial goal this month was to make more blog posts than I had in any previous month this year.

Fortunately it is a fairly low goal (9), unfortunately I am in danger of failing - but for good reason. Been working some pretty long hours and staying off the computer when I get home since I spend all day at a computer.

So it's good and bad that I haven't been making as many posts as I wanted.

Tomorrow not working, so hopefully make a longer post then.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

And ... gainfully employed

Had a successful interview today. I start the new job on Monday (yay!) at 8am (boo!). There's the usual 3 month probation period, which will hopefully go well.

The main thing to consider is to focus on doing the job right to the best of my ability. Later on down the track I will be able to worry about other things like what to spend money on (fuel, food, bills...) but only after I actually start getting it.

No more day dreaming.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time to grow up

Today, I am an adult.

There are no real ways in todays society to declare when an individual stops being a child and is considered an adult by the rest of the community.

It used to be that there would be a ceremony or an achievement or even just getting married. But in todays society even getting married does not mean that a person is an adult. But these days, we as a society spend less effort on teaching and raising kids and providing milestones for them to achieve.

Today, I finally got around to selling my LEGO® collection.

It might not sound like much, but it broke my heart to do it. It had been sitting in five or six boxes, packed away since we moved from the old place to this place ... over two years ago. There is a bunch of stuff I wanted to build but never got around to. There was a lot, stuff going back to the 80's and some new sets. Even some catalogues from the 90's. There was even a bunch of bits that were new and still in bags! I don't know how long it had been that I hadn't played with them at the old place either. And it does not seem that I was going to use them anytime soon either.

So I decided it was time to man up and get rid of it. Better that some new young person play with them rather than them sitting in boxes unloved. I sold the lot to a friend for a couple of bucks. I could have gotten more on the open market but I didn't want to go through the hassle of selling over the internet. Like removing a bandaid - pull it off quick rather than drag it out.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I
thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 They knew it then, it still applies now.

I know I'll regret this at some stage, but it is time to move on. I hope the new youths who receive them play with them and love them as much as I did...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

At a crossroads

I have an offer in hand. Not sure about all the variables, but need to make a careful consideration. Conditions and pay seem okay, but not in a market I'm comfortable. Not sure which way to go, but options aren't coming in too hot or fast. On the plus side - no dealing with the public! On the downside... need to be discrete.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Not time poor ... just need discipline

It is a common complaint that almost everybody makes at some time or another - I haven't got enough time.

Be it for family, creative endeavours, the cat or whatever - at some stage there will come a time when 24 hours just does not cut it.

In my case it is for writing. However, my biggest problem (as I have identified it) isn't that I don't have enough time. It's that I have poor time management and don't have the discipline to focus on what I want to do when I have the time.

I'm hoping that by getting myself making more updates to this blog (even though I don't have much of interest to say) I'll be able to get more into the habit of writing. I'm aiming for every day, though I've already missed one day - and I'm only three days into it. Though having said that, there's no reason why I couldn't update twice in one day. Assuming I actually had something to say!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ideas are the start...

...not the end!

At the moment I am trying to do a bit more writing. Annoyingly - every time I sit down to get something written down, I just end up dawdling and doing other things. The problem I have is that I want the results without putting in the effort. And the is not how it works!

Today I wanted to get a bit of writing done. I got as far as setting up a few folders (nothing in them) and then I had to duck out and do the shopping. Then set up the new set top box. Then move a bunch of stuff around. Then do a spot of cleaning. Gah!

I just keep putting things off, for no good reason.

There's a reason why my so-called writing site hasn't been updated in over a year. And it's all me baby. I can't blame anyone else other than me. So I either need to knuckle down or throw it overboard and stop attempting to write...