Well That Was Unexpected

I apologize for that.

Present

Present (Photo credit: ejorpin)

I just put up the post I was working on yesterday afternoon. I didn’t get it finished before I had to leave work to get ready for the ball game. I thought I might be able to finish the post on my phone. Maybe some sort of live blog of the trip up or first part of the game. Just to fill space, since I had a pretty weak premise for yesterday’s post.

Then I forgot on the trip. Then we didn’t go right to our seats. Then there was baseball to watch! The result is wast I post dated and dropped there this morning.

Going to that game last night kind of sums up the tone of the past week. I wanted to go, but it was going to be a little hurried, stressful to get there, and busy. It was going to be fun so hopefully that would make up for the rest of it. I’ll let you know when I finish all the busy if that’s what happens.

It’s very likely that I will not be posting tomorrow or Monday. I’ll let you know all about it when I do have time to post, I promise. Nothing bad, I just won’t be very able to sit down and compose. This is where better folks than I would plan far enough in advance to have something pre-written and ready auto post, or have a guest post or something. I tend to write as I feel for the day so scheduling ahead isn’t top on my list. I could do guest posts though.

All call! I will not be posting Friday or Monday. If someone has a desire to guest post here one of those days, let me know in the comments. You could also email me at:  inklingofasylum (AT) gmail (DOT) com.  Hey this could be fun!

Looking forward to hearing from some or all of you. If I end up with too many people I’ll do names out of a hat or something. Awesome!

[HEADDESK]

It has been one of those days.

One of those days where every time you turn around, something else pops up for you to do. You know, before you finished that last thing?

I’m sure some of you are thinking, “So? Sounds like a nice busy day to make work go quickly. I don’t see the issue here.” To this I respond: HORSEAPPLES!

Actually, I’m pretty jealous of people that can just handle every new thing that flies at them with grace, style and aplomb. I am not one of those people. The time something requires to be completed does not directly correspond with the amount of time it occupies my capacity for working effectively.

Imagine an old computer that you’re trying to print from: You click Print, and the little progress bar pops up. Then you wait for it to scroll across, which takes forever, and when it’s almost done the printer spits out your document. The thing is, the little progress bar never quite finished, and now the computer is locked up and you can’t get it to do anything. This is how my brain works.

A new progress bar 90%

A new progress bar 90% (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I get a lot of things that get thrown at me, without the ability/time to think and prioritize I kind of shut down a little. It ends up being a bit worse because I tend to have a pretty short temper. Oops. I should meditate or something. Get centered, Zen like.

All that aside, I REFUSED to let that be something that would keep me from writing/chatting with all of you today. That’s what this is for me; It’s an open conversation with wonderful people. So y’all are making me feel better. Even though I technically have my part of the conversation by myself and there’s no way for any of you to answer until I click ‘Publish’. Well this just got awkward, I just pointed out to myself and you, that I’m basically taking to myself and pretending you can hear me right now. I know you can hear me later, but not while I’m actually typing… Ok and now we’re in another weird time-stream thing where the reality of what I’m saying exists in present for me, and in my future it will exist in your present. I should stop I’m starting to get vertigo.

Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays, huh? I vote we make Monday the official start of the week, but it’s totally cool if you want to treat it like an extra weekend day. Then if you have stuff to do or need the cash, you can come to work and get paid. If you just need one more day, no one is gonna call and give you crap over it.

If only I were in charge of everything….  I’d probably spaz out and not be able to handle the responsibility.

How much better than me do you handle multiple responsibilities flying at your head?

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (In Which I Dread Monday)

I always assumed than my immense dread of Monday mornings stemmed from my lack of desire to have anything to do with school. I never wanted to go to school, I never wanted to be at school, I never wanted to do schoolwork, and my homework was never done. The homework not being done may have also had some small part in the lack of desire to show up on Monday.

I’ve come to realize that this previous assumption may have, in fact, been incorrect. I have the same dread of Mondays that I’ve always had. It seems now I dislike realizing that there will be very little free time for the next 5 days.

The flaw in this plan is that, apparently, since everyone basically works the same schedule, they want to plan other things for the weekends. These other things usually involve time and effort. This occasionally makes weekend days feel just as busy as the week. This seems to counteract my previous theorem of ‘Monday through Friday= BAD, Saturday/Sunday Good’. It’s beginning to seem slightly less one-dimensional.

In honor of the forthcoming ‘Monday, Day of Evil’ Ifeel like trying to cheer all of us up. I will do so with a funny couple of pictures.

Seen Office Space?

This is what really happens at work on Mondays:

Not mine, it's from ebaumsworld.com

THIS is what I like to pretend is happening:

Also not mine, from icanhazcheezburger.com

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays… It’s me.

-Christopher