Monday, January 14, 2008

Callow Clutter

That's right. Even more of a mess today.

Brain didn't make it through the night. A few hours after my previous missive, he sank further into the clutches of his destiny, eventually taking his final breath while my wife kept watch. I was sleeping. That chapter is over now, and at least he wasn't met with days upon days of suffering. That's about all you can ask for.

This morning has been one thing after another. Kinda cold outside, I left home on time, got to the bus stop on time. All that was hunky-dory. As far as bike rides go, today was just about as mundane as they come. Coffee with JR and Lorin was -- as usual -- an entertaining event full of off-the-wall discussion topics.

Once I got to work, it was an endless mess of jetsam and flotsam that has only just now subsided. I'm certain that it has a lot to do with my employer finally being out of the "Year-End Freeze", a period of time where very little maintenance can be done. Now that we're in the clear, all the rubbish that's been piling up can be hauled out, bringing with it a lot of work to get done in a very short timeframe.

Either it's going to be one of those weeks, or I'm having a case of the Mondays. Neither one is pleasurable, I assure you.

Random Tunage:
Orbital - Planet of the Shapes
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony


dvicci said...

Poor lil' guy. We had a rat that lasted 5 years or so... The final hours were rough, and the passing wasn't fun, but the life until then was full and (as far as we could tell) happy. That's all you can really hope for.

Monday mornings at work rock. Involved in a major multi state (as in US States) project that's probably going to last the next year or so. Fun stuff, and last week was a deadline. So... today I'm naturally on the phone with all those groups that missed the deadline.

Good luck on the one, and I'm sorry on the other..

Apertome said...

I'm sorry to hear about Brain. It is true that it's funny how attached we can get to pets. I have never had gerbils, but we had hamsters when I was a kid. They were a lot of fun.

And now, I have a dog. Which to me is more like a person, and so we become even more attached.

This promises to be a rough week for me, too, work-wise ... ugh.

Anonymous said...

Riding here in Columbus today. 29f with a brisk westerly wind to push me home. We had a nice snowfall during my ride which made for some relaxing riding. Of course folks look at me as if I'm nuts to be riding in this weather.

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