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Slowest. Day. Ever.

I was originally planning to catch the 589 at the end of the parking lot but elected to eat breakfast instead, and rediscovered how tasteless microwaved grits and eggs are. I wound up catching a different 589 up at Normandale Village, and suffered through a fairly chilly ride along with the dozen or so other passengers...the bus hadn't really been warmed up before it started its run, and considering that the ambient temperatures were in the single digits, it never really got comfortable in there.

Got to work at 8:10, finished most of the day's work by 9, and spent the rest of the day trying not to fall asleep at my desk and dealing with the occasional minute or two of constructive work that crossed my desk. At least I'll be able to do month-end balancing starting tomorrow, which should keep me busy and out of trouble.

The ride home wasn't quite as miserable as the ride in, but it was no pleasure cruise, that's for sure. Home now, doing laundry and anticipating an early bedtime.



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Dec. 22nd, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC)
Got to work at 8:10, finished most of the day's work by 9, and spent the rest of the day trying not to fall asleep at my desk
Nearly dies from envy... I know your job was boring, but surely it's better than those where you go crazy working almost 24/7 ...?
Dec. 23rd, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
No, because the powers that be want me to look busy even if there's nothing to do, and I'm horrible at that. I would much rather go to work every day and put in a good solid eight hours of database mangling, customer abuse, and information retrieval, but unfortunately that doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon.
Dec. 24th, 2004 04:40 am (UTC)
No such beast... most such jobs i know never have 8 hour days; 12 or 16 hour days more likely... and weekends thrown in more often than not. Believe me, I've been there, and run away from it.
Dec. 24th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
I hear you. There's got to be a happy medium somewhere, though, even if you have to make it yourself.
Dec. 25th, 2004 03:57 pm (UTC)
Dec. 25th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm thinking. While I plan on doing some teaching in the near future after I get shut of the Evil Banking Neighbor, I'd like to take a shot at filling a market niche in the Washington DC area. There hasn't been a specialty SF/fantasy bookstore in town for about 20 years, which is really weird considering the number of SF fans who live in the area. I've been thinking about opening such a bookstore there for years, and think it could do good business.
Dec. 27th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
You might have a good idea there. But consider the fact that SF fans usually tend to penniless geeks who are on the the lookout for bargains (read: Amazon). Nowadays, most specilaty booksotres I've been seeing aren't doing too well. Then again, the store might become a popular hang-out for SF fans after all! Consider starting small, perhaps in collaboration with a local club, and then expand if the business picks up.
Dec. 27th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC)
Well, a lot of them are pretty low on the income/food chain, but many others are making pretty good money - even in a relatively small market like St. Paul/Minneapolis, there are enough fans to support two genre bookstores. So I have hopes that a SF/fantasy/anime/manga shop with a sizable used section would do well.
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