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Vacation Day 9 – and so it ends….

Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 12:31 am

This was a good vacation. It wasn’t a great one as I would have preferred less stress and less “to do”. But I more or less stuck to what I had planned to do. I guess I can’t complain about it not being great since I’m the one that made it stressful in the first place.

I didn’t waste my time sleeping 12~ hours a day like usual :P For some reason, I couldn’t wake up past 2-3pm regardless of what time I slept. Well, to be honest, I never slept later than 9am…which is odd for me during a long vacation like this. Usually my sleeping gets progressively worse (later) but this time it stayed more or less on track. So basically, I’d naturally wake up regardless of if I got 6 hours of sleep, or 8…but I couldn’t sleep more than that. I guess all the work hours have taken their toll and I can no longer sleep the hours I used to sleep. That said, I’m always up to the challenge. Maybe next time, I won’t dedicate so much time to working (on personal stuff) for my vacation. Maybe with less stress, I’ll be able to sleep like I used to :)

It was nice to get away from the stupid stress I’d been feeling at work the last few weeks. I know there’s a sh!t load of stuff waiting for me….and the next week and few months are gonna be tough, but this week was really needed…perfectly timed.

Didn’t end up going. Again, the only reason for going and spending what I wanted to spend was for art books, which I got a couple weeks at a store, before the con. This meant going to the con would only result in spending money impulsively. It was probably best I didn’t go. Maybe I’ll go next year if I can be a little smarter with my money this year.

Going out
This is gonna be a weird one to publicly confess. So, I had a rooftop BBQ and went clubbing last last Friday, stayed in last Saturday and Sunday…stayed in Monday and Tuesday…and then Z and I decided to make a stupid challenge…of not leaving the condo for the rest of my vacation….and as it’s Sunday, I feel some sense of weird accomplishment that I actually did it. I did leave the condo….sorta, I went to the balcony to water some plants (that’s technically not leaving the condo), and I went to the trash shute on our floor…but that was as far as I traveled in 9 days.

It kinda sucked cuz there were errands I wanted to run throughout the week….I’ll try to do them this week :)

A couple surprising things –
1. I didn’t go crazy. I had online chats with friends during the week and I saw Z every night….but apart from that, I had no other human interaction. I’m surprised I didn’t go a little batty….I must say, it will be nice to go to work tomorrow, just for the walk outside :)
2. Not sure if I should have expected this or not, but I’m quite content just being alone, with my games and computer. There’s not much else I need to stay content. I can actually spend 9 days alone, without the feeling of needing to go out and do something. I must say, I’m an odd one. I don’t know of anyone that could do what I did….or even, would do it voluntarily.


Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes S01E01 – S01E26 [cartoon]
The Office – Season 7 – S01E01 – S01E26 [show]
Game of Thrones [show] – In Progress – On S01E02
Bourne Identity [movie]
Bourne Supremacy [movie]
Bourne Ultimatum [movie]
King’s Speech (watched 2x) [movie]
The Fighter [movie]
Grease [movie]
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (rewatched) [movie]
Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (rewatched) [movie]
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (rewatched) [movie]
The Professional [movie]
Source Code [movie]
Rio [movie]
Zodiac [movie]
SweeneyTodd [movie]
The Fast and the Furious 5 – FastFive (watched 2x) [movie]
So…I didn’t finish this site. I could have…probably. But it’s okay. I got enough of it done. The rest of it is mostly just

  1. review/revision of writing
  2. bullet points for my previous job descriptions
  3. add to my portfolio section
  4. not related, but fix up resume

There are 5 sections: home, resume, portfolio, contact, more. So 3 of the sections are pretty much done. The last two days, as my vacation was winding down, I just wanted to relax…so I didn’t work on much. Again, the big thing I had to do was the Portfolio section, and the backend of the Contact section, which are both mostly done.

Man, I totally got hooked on XML. For anything consistently the same format, XML/AJAX is awesome!

Anyways, I hope to finish and release this site soon :)

Breaking Bad for the rest of the night, and then sleep time :) Hopefully I can readjust properly :)

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