June 27, 2004


When the opportunity knocks sometimes it's hard to tell if it's for you or not.

Maybe I should take the position. It certainly has better days off and they don't rotate every month. The hours are a little more tolerable. I would get my Class A drivers license which could benefit me in more ways than one. It would lead to a pay raise at the part-time job. That's good. There would be less "customer service" involved. The current position essentially only deals with customer problems, never a really positive aspect to my day. I would be basically on my own to complete the task. I like that. I would be able to attend church regularly again. I really miss going. Right now I only have a couple months out of the year when I can go since I work most Sundays. I rely on music alot to help me maintain my faith.

The drawbacks are a bit less money. The start time is early evening. That kind of shoots down my social calendar. Although....come to think of it....I have no social calendar so it really doesn't weigh on me that much. I would hardly see the family during the week but I would have every weekend off. I would be stuck on the job for at least one year before I could move to another one. My workday would start around noon at the part-time job and finish about 3am at the regular job. It appears I may have more sleep time with this arrangement but it would also require me to work four days a week at 2 jobs. Currently, depending on my days off, I generally only work 2 jobs on two days a week. Consistently working 4 straight could take it's toll. Another important consideration would be that I would have to TiVo almost all of the San Jose Sharks games since my start time would be before game time. I realize this is a minor distraction to most of you but it does require some consideration

So much to think about and I only have until Wednesday at noon to decide. Say a little prayer.

June 23, 2004

Working for the weekend...sort of.

It's Friday and not a moment too soon! Well, Friday for me that is and not actually a FULL Friday. Only a partial Friday really. I don't get a true Friday until Thursday after the part time job. Then it will be the eve of the actual Friday. Which, in reality will be my Saturday. The weekend, which only lasts for the actual day of Friday because part of the partial Friday was used on Thursday which is my regular jobs' Friday, will be a welcome respite (probably an improper sentence).

This means that on Saturday, which is my Monday at the regular job, I can enjoy my Sunday from the part time job. Since every weekend is a three day weekend at the part time job, I can actually enjoy two consecutive days as Sundays. This would mean that my regular job Tuesday is also a part time job Sunday giving me the additional energy recharge from an added weekend day while participating in a midweek regular day. This midweek regular day then becomes an internal expression of hope, extending beyond the single hump of hump day to resemble, shall we say, a camel with two humps. This camel would have additional reserves of water because of the added hump. Translate this into work days and you have an additional reserve of energy provided from the additional hump day of Tuesday (from the part time job). This of course is not to be confused with the Monday hump day from the regular job. Therefore my Monday at the part time job is a hump day Wednesday at the regular job.

Please pass the duct tape.

June 22, 2004

At son's graduation 6/9/04 Posted by Hello


Please, please stop with the alphabet soup channels (AbcNbcCbs) "news" about Bill Clinton's book. Where's my duct tape? I can't take it!
Sitting, staring, waiting. That's how the whole blogger thing works, right? You sit in front of the computer, stare at the screen and wait for inspiration.

(crickets chirping)

I think it's here...no...wait, that's just indigestion. Must be the 5:30 am Turkey and Ham Pannido. How about those Giants! Not being a follower of the sport I suppose I shouldn't make remarks that sound like I might be interested.
It's that time of day where I'm "in between" jobs. I just had an exhilirating rush of adrenaline when I punched the timeclock. That lasted all of a nano-second knowing I have to drive across the bay on the Dumbarton Bridge to punch another time clock. I like to take the optimists point of view when relating my work situation:
"I'm fortunate enough to have 2 jobs when 5.6% of the population doesn't have ANY job!" (oh what I wouldn't give to be gainfully UNemployed).
I believe I should muster up enough blind ambition to head out the door to do all that bay crossing, time clock punching stuff. I'll save the good stuff for later....

June 21, 2004

Adventuring into the blogging universe!

This could be interesting.... or embarassing! We'll find outsoon enough!

I really have no idea when I'll find the time to do this. Working two jobs takes up a fair amount of my day. Thanks Ron S. for sucking me into this vortex! How much of your day is taken up by working (hah, see I gocha!). This combination of voyeurism and narcissism must be hard to beat since there are so many people doing this! Oh, also I really need to make a mental note to myself to not use so many exclamation points while blogging. It seems that the sweat from all that excitement is annoying to some folks.