It's a metal day here at Company O. I was feeling pretty much tapped out all weekend and that feeling has continued well into my Monday. So, it's a couple cans of caffienated diet beverage and some loud, loud guitars keeping me going through my day. The riffs are currently being provided by Helmet's Betty. It's been 5+ years since I last listened to this disc... and now I wonder why it took this long to put it on my iPod.
I've been under a fair amount of pressure here at work during the last few weeks. The Incredible Shrinking Headcount(tm) of our department has meant that more and more stuff is getting suddenly thrown on my plate. This isn't such a bad thing in itself, but our department has to execute to a schedule, some of which was drawn up months ago before some of our people disappeared. To top it off, I'm collecting data from a large, complex installation running across several computers... and that installation is something of an angry beast at times. Just when I think I have it on the run, it turns and snarls at me.
Of course, there's an upside to it all as well. I was paid a bonus by Company O. today equivalent to about 4% of my salary. That bit of extra cash is a real godsend, given some of the expenses that Mrs. Geek and I incurred in the last year. A big chunk of that extra money is going to finally pay off some debts that we brought to our marriage (yay! only one credit card balance to pay now) plus make a debt in some debt leftover from our honeymoon a year ago.
on 2005-08-15 at 4:09 p.m.
The Wayback Machine - To Infinity And Beyond