Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cerebral Oversight Committee

Brain, n. An apparatus with which we think we think.
~ Ambrose Bierce

Therefore, you are pondering what I'm pondering.
~ Brain

I missed a Christmas post, and a New Years post, but I'm not going to miss this one... January 3rd, the greatest day of the year thus far! January 3rd, the anniversary of the day Leonardo Da Vinci tried, and failed, to fly his flying machine. Hmmm, maybe not that one, then. January 3rd, 1868, the first day of the Meiji Restoration? Nah, too depressing. It's the 49th anniversary of the patriation of Alaska? Nahh, also depressing. NO! WAIT! I GOT IT!

J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday. Happy Birthday, you old British coot!

I'm back at work full time, and this year promises to be terrifyingly promising. Why terrifying? Well, my boss basically wants to give me a huge promotion... more work, more responsibility, more yelling, and theoretically more pay (which is good, since in the past three years, my effective 'pay vs cost of living' has not changed). All I ever wanted was to just be the best damn CAD guy I could be, but it seems that it isn't allowed unless I also pick up the slack for everyone else in the office. I guess we'll see how I do!

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

ANOTHER cold is rampaging through the house, and my son sounds just like I did back when I had croup and bronchitis every few months. It's pretty scary for me to hear him be like that, but it's REALLY scary for him because he's never been sick like that before. It only gets bad late at night when he's breathing dry air and not drinking water. A cough hurts, so he cries a bit, and the crying strains his throat, which makes it hurt, so he coughs... it took a while to calm him down the other night enough to go back to sleep. Still, it's a lot better today, comparatively.

*sigh* Poor little guy...

Video time! This one is just a song, since too many people have been deriding Myles and the good parts of Creed lately.


Sarah Kimberly said...

You need to update your cast. :P

Sarah Kimberly said...

Much better. Thank you.