Doh! Got called out on that relatively minor web thing I've been studiously avoiding working on for the security office. Guess I better hammer that out today. A few lines of SQL, and liberal use of CGI.pm, and it should be done. I'm still not at all certain how this became 'my project'. I mean I don't even work for the group that wants this.
Had a lunch date with an RLG (Real Live Girl) yesterday. Angie, the girl I went to high school with. It went as well as could be expected I suppose. Ed was supposed to call for a full report, but I never heard from him. That got me thinkin' about some stuff. I think I'll turn my love life into an open source project.
But enough about that... There's currently a meeting going on about the accounts database redesign. Being out of the loop kind of sucks. Not that I especially want to be involved in every last little detail, it's just that I hate being the only person in my group thats not in a meeting. Reckon I should count my blessings. It's probably just me having trouble with the notion that something could possibly work properly without my input.
Why is it that all the people in my life are unhappy with their jobs? I mean, not just 'man I hate the fact that I have to have a job' kind of stuff, but real 'I specifically hate the specific job that I have, for these specific reasons' kind of stuff. Sure, sometimes I hate parts of my job, and right now, I'm suffering some post-traumatic-vacation stress syndrome that makes me more than a little unproductive, but I don't just have that blanket 'every aspect of my job sucks' thing. What gives?
Is my job just better than other's jobs? Am I just too stupid to realize how bad mine is? Perhaps I hate my life so much, that by comparison, my jobs seems pretty damn good. Or are others expecting too much from their jobs? Maybe I don't expect enough. *sigh*