Saturday morning. Slightly hungover from last evening's martini-based shenanigans. Much to my delight, zab surprised us by coming to visit. Yay!
It's raining, and looks like it's likely to rain for the rest of the weekend. This is annoying, because I have to start fetching boxes so I can pack and move and stuff. Rain + cardboard = suckage.
I have a large number of random things to do, most of which are somehow related to me moving to Montreal in 3 weeks. I have discovered (much to my distress) that ASDL is not available in the part of Montreal where my new apartment is located. This is going to severely cramp my style. Hopefully the cable people are a bit more on the ball, but I'm not sure if I can get cable internet without also getting cable tv. Since I won't have a tv, this would seem like rather a waste, assuming that cable internet is actually available at all.
I was also idly wondering whether I could get ADSL without getting regular telephone service. I was thinking that just having a cell phone would be cool, but then I remembered about that whole blood/brain-barrier thing. I must get one of those way neato earpiece/microphone gadgets.
On the other hand, not having high-speed 'net access in my home might be a good thing, at least in terms of my current attempts to start living a more balanced lifestyle. Here's a quick rundown on my current net-usage/daily routine, just so you can get a taste of how unbalanced my life actually is at the moment:
- 7:00 or 7:30a -- get up, fire up the laptop, make coffee, log in, check email, check news sites, chatter on IRC.
- 9:00a -- start getting ready for work, catch the 10:00a bus.
- 10:20a -- get to work, log in, stay logged in all day
- 6:00p -- log out, head home, maybe stop at the grocery store on the way to pick up something to eat
- 7:00p -- home, log in, email, surf, IRC, etc
- 11:30p -- log out, sleep
- rinse and repeat. weekends are similar except for the actual "going to the office" part
Obviously, this schedule (which is actually a pretty typical day for me) isn't conducive to a "balanced and healthy lifestyle". I've realized that my burnout rate (I get a little burnt out about once every 3-4 months) is largely because of this silliness. Maybe having a dialup account rather than a high bandwidth pipe will help get me out of this high-speed high-tech rut I'm in.
It's a pretty wacky industry we're in, all things considered.
In other news: chaos. I should go find something for breakfast. A cheddar and mushroom omlette will make everything good again.