Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Thursday, June 19, 2003

 

Pragmaticraticism



Evan Hunt blogs about the Apathetic & Pragmaticratic parties.

Me I'm still a member of the opposition party... and think we need a little more Sex in Politics.

But... pragmatically...

As much as I have fantasised recently about hanging with Henry Miller, or skinny dipping in Walden Puddle - I think writing out my story is something I can do in my spare time now. I've spent a lot of time writing these past weeks, trying to get myself ready to go back to my old job, and I don't have to do that anymore.

Result - I slept good last night - at least partially due to the lack of power in the house - and I looked in the mirror this morning - and I liked myself. I'm in the best physical shape I've been in in 8 years. The stilletto heel holes in my heart have healed. I don't have nightmares anymore about things I'd rather not talk about today. All my problems are external problems at this point - and awaiting rescue is dumb. I'm perfectly capable of strapping on my own Blackhawk again, loading up my ammo, and taking to the skies.

I went down my checklist of things I know I can still do:

PowerPoint:Check
SpreadSheets: Check
Speeches:Check
Presentations: Check
Consulting: Check
Design/Debugging: Check
Coding in X11/C: please check back again later
Interact with people: Check
Linux: Expert mode is enabled
Write: Like a mother****


At 6 AM - I called "Sancho - my armor!" - and strapped on a suit I haven't worn since I left florida. It fit perfectly. I felt ready for battle - I called a couple honchos I knew in florida to see if they were doing anything interest. At 8 I called my lawyer about this little unum provident thing, he's an attack dog, he'll get em. I looked at my golden rolodex of all the contacts I'd made here and decided I'd tempt them with somebody as good at what I do as me, later.

By 8:30 I was out of there. I had to face one of my greatest enemies.

My laundry.

At the Wired wash cafe the score is now: Me: 3, Laundry, 0.

Let's see how the rest of the day goes.
 
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