Friday, December 14, 2007

Pay Day!

Today is Thursday and that means its payday. I'm not sure why that day psychological means some much to people but I guess it doesn't mean that much when you’re broke. Payday just means you can eat out for one day not feel guilty about it. I wonder sometimes how I made it by before with lower paying jobs.

Today started out OK even thought I got up late. I'm not really sure what time I made it to work but I made it there. I wasn't at work long before I had to leave for a dentist appointment. I maybe got through my email before it was time to leave. Yea another filling! The dentist numbed me up pretty good so I walked around most of the day with rubber lip. Having rubber lip made for an already eventful day. Drinking sucked unless I had a straw and of course eating consisted of bite size foods only on one side of mouth to ensure I didn't mess up the filling until it completely hardened.

After coming back to work I spent to next few hours in telecons and performing triage to the software project I work on. Later that day we had to go me with a contractor to get some informal customer feedback. I think I came off to them as an asshole but who cares; I come off to a lot people as an up tight asshole. I take my pill everyday to be the nice guy I use to be but sometimes Dr. Jekyll still finds his way through yawning haze of my brain to find its way to the outside. Yes I am a new person and a happily sane person when I take my meds but I sometimes forget to take them on the weekends or take them late which make me the asshole everybody sometimes sees.

My ride was your typical 45 minute to one hour ride home listening to music on my IPod and watching for cops as I mow my way threw every speed trap from Crestview to Fort Walton Beach. It was nice to get home from work at a decent hour for once and I could tell my daughter was happy daddy had come home. I'm not really sure if she understands why daddy leaves everyday or that it is just something daddy does everyday and the days he's home she gets to play with me more. I love playing with her first thing in the morning before going to work because it's just usually me an her up so she is all about daddy and wanting me to play with her.

Later tonight my wife got someone to give us a free plastic white toddler bed so we drove over to the base entrance to meet the guy so that we could pick it up. I was hoping the bed would be taken apart but it was in one piece when the guy showed up. We were able to make the bed fit in the back of my Xterra but it was a tight squeeze. You've got to love free cycle. I have acquired numerous items over the past couple weeks free just by being the first person to respond to and email offering free stuff for pick up.

I guess tonight my wife wasn't up for cooking or she just wanted something different because it was payday but we ended up ordering Hungry Howies pizza. After meeting the guy to pickup the bed she went to go pickup the pizzas while I took the bed home and unloaded it. Tonight was our daily eventful battle with my son to get him to do his homework. I compare my battles with him to like fighting small battles in war. The kid just doesn't know when to hush and would argue with a telephone pole if it could talk back. My wife practically helped with everything except actually doing the homework for him. Of course you could see him getting tired half way through the session so you know the battle is about to kick up, in other words he's about to throw a couple grenades across the wall and begin his attack. So then I counter attack which makes him hush for a few minutes but those times get shorter and shorter as the night goes on finally turning into one big whining fit.

After finally getting him to complete 30 minutes of actual work in the three and half hour time it took him to do it, my wife and I started watching Superbad but soon found this movie was completely stupid. I also had We are Marshall so we began watching that but my wife wasn't following along. I laid in the floor and did made some programming changes pertaining to the feedback I received from the contractors earlier today. Well now it's time for me to go to bed so that I can finish this week out.

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