i just (early) voted in the texas primaries. after waiting in line for about 35 minutes. not too bad i think.
hearing so many ppl complain about waiting to vote or requesting some sort of snack while we wait kind of annoyed me because, um, hello - the right to vote in and of itself is a huge thing. and also - our biggest participation is standing in line for a bit. other people are risking their lives for our country right now. so 30 min or an hour in a nice, safe library - give me a break.
also. i obvs did not study all the candidates in all the races. and i almost voted for this guy named ‘gene kelly’ just because i thought it would be cool to have a u.s. senator named gene kelly. then i realized that was stupid and i didn’t vote for him.
now time to speed to austin.
- do an hours worth of work in 30 min
- get dressed and make myself presentable
- arrive before 8am at polling place to vote quickly
- do two hours worth of work in one hour
- drive approx 2 hours towards lake travis
- attend a company meeting where i know no one
- feel like the awkward new kid in school
- make friends
- take 3 concalls and subversively work during presentations
- navigate my way through austin traffic to UT
- visit my brother
- wait for austin traffic to die down
- drive 1.5 hours home to san antonio
its always weird when i see work people on the plane and i’m already in ‘home’ mode. (i.e. messy bun, innappropriate phone convos and unrated dvds)
also. there are a few boys who just started at work and they all kinda look alike (i.e. have brown hair and are 23ish) and i don’t know their names. one of them is named roy but i don’t know the others. so i just say hey! one of them was on the plane. i said hey!
also, i really want to visit ATL. some weekend i’m going to hang here for real. i hear its fun. dirrrrrty south and all. maybe. luda likes it.
i’m pretty much back to feeling healthy. BUT. i still sound like i have a frog in my throat which makes speaking up on conference calls very embarassing.
at least i’m busy. while i don’t think i can say i’m passionate about my job (cos it’s too technical for my personal taste) i can say that right now i am happy about all the work being thrown my way. it’s vaguely interesting and definitely keeping me on my toes. i like being pulled in 5 different directions. i feed off of deadlines and crunch time. i like the pressure.
i’ve been so bored the last few weeks cos its been slow at the office. now my team has a ton of deadlines and meetings and presentations to do and i love it. i am a loser. yes.
reading about kottke learning to love/raise/playwith his kid is so freaking cute.