May 30, 2013

I Even Forgot A Title.

It's hard for me to put into words everything that's racing through my brain right now, but I'll give some of it a shot.

I am weary.  Bone-tired.  I get home from work, and all I want to do is lie down and take a nap.  Eating is good, too, and I usually manage to do that, but I'll grab a couple hours of blissful slumber, get up, putter around until midnight, then go back to bed.  The next day, I wake up and do it all over again.  I suspect that's part of the problem: as of this past Monday, I've worked at the Duck U Bookstore for nine years.  That's a long-ish time... it's the longest I've worked in any one place, times two-and-change.  Oh sure, I worked in radio for eight years or so, but it was in two installments.  If you're talking full-time employment, I ran a different bookstore for three years.  So, yeah, long time in one place, looking at the same carpeting, the same ugly cream paint in my office, yadda.

I haven't really had any fun for a few months... oddly enough, it was work related, too.  When I was last in Chicago, I had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory (as described at the start of this post), and looking back at it, I had a great time.  Sure, I've had dinner with The Librarian a few times since then, and that's fun, but for FUN FUN, I have to go back to February.  That's depressing.

I haven't even enjoyed Formula 1.  Maybe you've noticed?  Or maybe you don't, because it feels like nobody is reading the F1U!s anymore... and I'm pretty sure I don't blame you. 


I'm shutting up now.  Stuff tomorrow and over the weekend.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:49 PM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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1 I look forward to all your F1 updates and appreciate the effort!

Posted by: RobertV at May 30, 2013 11:35 PM (izQGA)

2 I've had the opposite problem lately - so much stuff going on I haven't had time to sit back and blog about most of it. But work's also been 50-60 pretty consistently too, and you can burn out at that point...

I'm seriously thinking of packing up and moving to Hawaii.

I can say that I've been enjoying the F1 updates more than some of the actual races! ;p

Posted by: AvatarADV at May 31, 2013 01:50 AM (GJQTS)

3 As much as they say that one should blog for oneself and not care about who reads it, comments really ARE the fuel that keeps a blogger going.

(That and links.  I wanna be on some blogrolls!)

Posted by: Mauser at May 31, 2013 02:31 AM (cZPoz)

4 Vacation time?

Posted by: jon spencer at May 31, 2013 07:03 AM (RtbUg)

5 Sorry, I'd read the F1 posts... except I'm not really a sports person, not even sports involving a ton's worth of speeding metal.

Posted by: Mitch H. at May 31, 2013 08:20 AM (jwKxK)

6 1. Are you taking vitamins? B6 and B12 are pretty easy to deplete, and good for energy. Mr A and Mr C are also your friend.

2. Sorry I didn't comment on the Monaco post. I've been kinda blah myself lately.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at May 31, 2013 03:31 PM (cvXSV)

7 @Jon Spencer: I had a four day weekend last week.  That's about all I can hope for until... um... February, I think.

@Mitch: Would you believe a F1 car weighs 1400 pounds with driver and fluids?  So not even a ton, and not a whole lot of metal, either.

@SB: Big honkin' multivitamin every day; it alone gives me 70% of my Vitamin A, and at least 150% of the other three.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 31, 2013 04:12 PM (lpH3d)

8 I always read every F1U, and enjoy them.  I keep F1 fun for myself by watching the races with a couple of my friends and serving them regional/ethnic cuisine from the country of each race; that way even if the race isn't great, it's still a fun event.

Have any thoughts on the Mercedes testing controversy?  Or are you waiting to see what the FIA will say?

Posted by: flatdarkmars at May 31, 2013 06:57 PM (I55Es)

9 FDM, mostly waiting... I'm pretty sure the unintended consequence of it all will be that Pirelli will leave the sport feeling hard done by, and rightfully so.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 31, 2013 09:31 PM (lpH3d)

10 I look forward to the F1U every race weekend, and enjoy your take on things, even though I don't follow the sport otherwise.

Sounds like it's definitely time to shake things up a little in Duckland though--all work and no play, and all that.

Posted by: Douglas Oosting at June 01, 2013 11:39 AM (vtGjZ)

11   One month in March.  Time for that trip to Japan you have been putting off.  (And look at what the Yen has been doing.......)

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at June 01, 2013 10:27 PM (Omb+U)

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