A couple of weeks ago, at work, I was summoned to a “go ahead and close the door behind you, Jeff” meeting. Those always make me nervous, of course. ‘Cause they’re never about some stoopid fire they want me to put out, it’s always serious business. “Close the door” is generally followed by something that has the power to make or break your day.
This one was painless, thankfully. I was asked if I’d be interested in a “development opportunity,” whereby I’d basically be given a temporary promotion, and see how it goes. They do that kind of thing where I work… They said I could think about it for a couple of days, but I told them it wasn’t necessary. Sign me up.
And they did, literally. I had to sign an agreement, which was weird. It spelled out my added responsibilities, etc. I’ve been doing most them, unofficially, for years. So, that part’s not a huge concern.
However… I have a new start time. For the past seven years I’ve worked 3 pm to 1:30 am, four or five days per week. And now I start at noon, and work Monday through Friday. “Cool!” I thought. That’ll be better.
But, so far, it’s been surprisingly difficult. I’m all jacked-up, and can’t sleep. Most of last week I felt like I was under the influence of the Orb of Confusion, like Spongebob and Patrick above. Even today, after a full weekend, I’m one tired sumbitch. And yesterday I was a lazy sack, wallowing around on couches, unable to get anything going. I watched more TV on Sunday than I had during the previous month.
How could a minor three-hour adjustment to my schedule screw me up like this? Am I turning into Nostrils at this late date? I was always the first to mock shit like this. You know, jet lag and that sort of thing? Or the world-class pusslings who are knocked for a loop because of Daylight Savings Time… Ha!
Yet, here I am, supremely messed up. How long before I adjust? This blows. Everything’s off-track, including the site updates. Thursday’s was posted on Friday, and Friday’s didn’t happen at all. I’d been proud of my consistency, and now this. I apologize. But I’m going to attempt to correct things this week.
Speaking of updates, this one took off a bit, and is already far and away the most popular thing I’ve posted at the new site. You know, an update that doesn’t feature ANY of my writing? In any case, it was receiving about 10,000 pageviews per day, for several days. It felt like old times for a while.
And Friday’s turned out to be one of my favorites, for some reason. It started as an honest list of movie genres I tend to avoid, and quickly turned into something purposely provocative, like the stuff Metten and I used to post at Mockable. It’s still honest, mind you, just taken up a notch, and designed to annoy.
And speaking of old times, our old friend Buck sent me this link today, and it’s right up our alley. Don’t miss it.
I need to go now. The Devil’s Parkway beckons.
Have yourselves a great day!
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