Sunday, November 27, 2005

New lappy and gaming happy!

It's time again for my new monthly update. Things have been busy lately...stupid work. But the panic induced by the busy level of attitude in the office has pushed me into the 21st century workplace. They gave me a brand-spankin', fresh-off-the-assembly-boat laptop and now I'm telecommuting two days a week! Woohootyhoo!

My fortune came from me having cut my hours back to 3/4 time a few months ago. Then as this season of new car stereo models combined with holiday shopping madness and overworked creative staff, it allowed me to position myself to say, "Y'know, I could work a lot more hours if I were able to do it from home in the evenings." Of course the trade off was that if I'm taking back more responsibility and giving up some of my currently free evenings, then there's gotta be something in it for me too. Thus, working from home two days of the week. I almost feel like some kind of successful professional.

So now that I have no excuse to not put in overtime, I'm chained to my precious lappy all hours of the night, cutting painfully into my movie-viewing and comic-reading time. When I'm not working, I absolutely do NOT want to touch the computer.

Other news of high merit: I'm playing D&D again! And I'm playing an NPC kobold bard until the DM can work my character into the story. What fun! I love this gaming group...buncha guys whom I've come to call friends, and exemplary role players all. This is what the hobby is all about.

Now I'm off to write some more catalog copy. Let me know if you're in the market for a new car stereo. I'll make you famous!

Playing on XM: country Christmas music, currently Dwight Yoakam