Wednesday, June 15, 2005

when you wander on the web

My vacation began at 12:00 noon yesterday. Well, actually, it was about 12:45pm before I left my office. And then after I drove home and had lunch, I started working again (from home) at 2:30pm. I had a conference call, launched a post-meeting survey, finalized an attendee list, finished up a few other tasks. So, with the exception of a long lunch, my vacation actually started at about 6:00pm last night.

This morning, despite my intention to sleep in, I arose at 5:30am when Ted left for work. What did I do? I logged onto work and did a little more. I stopped around 8:30am, at which time, my actual vacation commenced.

What a loser I am!

After my burst of work this morning, I proceeded to do precious little. I think some portion of vacation should be about just that, and I succeeded! I watched two movies. One, inspired by my recent car listening (once I start listening to this CD, it's nearly impossible for me to stop), and the other a chance encounter on a movie channel. I can honestly say that Hugh Grant is one of my favorite actors.

I surfed the web a bit and found some interesting things. To wit:

Tomorrow, there is a list of things for me to do. I won't get it all done, but I will do my best to accomplish as much as possible. If motivation alludes me or is fickle, or if I'm somehow able to finish things more quickly than I anticipate, I may well blog again. If I manage to stay focused on my tasks, it will likely be a week or so before I return to this page.

Whatever the case, in the interim, I am posting some pictures that my brother and sister-in-law sent to me. They were included in a long line of email forwards, and thus do not attribute each picture to its photographer. Pity. It would be nice to give credit where credit is due.

Lighting sunset

Mountain blanket

He holds the sun

For more amazing pictures, check out MSNBC's The Week in Pictures. You'll find things like this:

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye. The sun has gone to bed, and so must I. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I see.. nice poem XD
ugg, its really hot right now at the computer, but i will live since i have good entertainment to keep me going! your blog, and the PBR!!!! WOO lol I♥Jody Newberrry.

and hammer,little yellow jacket, and splinter the bulls! lol.. back to bussiness.
I hope i don't seem like i'm taking up space, so i will get down to bussiness

the blog seems fun, almost like an online diary.. in a way. I might start one to help keep track of whats going. And i really like the idea of pictures, your have some REALLY pretty pictures on the front page, like the lightning sunset, amazing ho they managed to get that. I also like how you where so casual in your blog entries, which kept me close into reading your entries. so yeah.. i might make a blog.. but i don't know if i cn come up with as great as a name as you!

Can't wait to see you! luv ya auntie 'coxie'!

you loooooving niece,