My December

My December by Linkin Park was the first song I ever downloaded. It took forever. It was back in the days of dial-up, back when downloading illegally wasn’t a huge deal and not many people did it. Because of my slow connection, it probably took about half an hour to download. I can barely remember. All that I remember was that dial-up was terrible and I was one of the last people in my school to upgrade to broadband and experience faster internet.

It’s December already, which for us in Australia means the first day of summer. The first day of summer wasn’t all that hot. Last night, it actually rained. But I’ve been feeling rather good, even if the weather has gone from warm to windy back to warm again. I think this happens nearly every year, but it feels like this year has gone by so fast. I’m already looking forward to next year. I think it’s ridiculous that the world is rumoured to end in 2012. I don’t believe it will. I don’t think there is enough proof that can tell us the world will end on that exact date. There have already been previous guesses about the world ending some time this year and they were wrong. Either way, I’m happy with how things are right now, and the world ending, even the possibility of it, is not one of my concerns.

I find that lately I haven’t been worried or concerned about anything. I usually worry about things on a daily basis, but I feel a lot more relaxed now. I usually whine about how there isn’t enough time to do things. However, now I feel like there is still time and certain things have priorities and some things will just take longer to do.

I still want to visit everyone’s blogs and respond to comments on my previous few posts. I haven’t had a chance to do that since I’m working quite a lot now. I finish up at 6:00pm, and thankfully it’s still rather bright at that time because of daylight savings. It makes the day seem a heck of a lot longer.

Not all the shops are open though, since they usually close at 5:00 or 5:30. But I find that the bubble tea kiosks are usually open by the time I get out of work. Yesterday they had a sale, where you could buy one and get one free. There was a ridiculously long line though, and I didn’t want to get home too late, so I didn’t wait much longer than ten minutes.

What I have missed for many years – or felt like I’ve missed out on – is late night Thursdays. I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but in Australia it’s known to be “late night shopping” day. People work longer hours, meaning that all the shops are open as well, up until 8, 9 or 10 at night. I don’t even know much about what the culture is like… people watch movies, eat dinner, just shop until they drop… I have been working Thursday evenings at the education centre since 2008. Back then I was too young to go out on my own and I didn’t mind, but as the years went by I have often craved a bit of fun on Thursday nights.

Well, I guess that’s the working life. I am glad I like my new job. Something tells me that next year I won’t have as much time to update my many websites, but I guess that’s alright. I won’t leave blogging… I love it too much… but I’ll probably decide to cut down on my other websites. Consolidation is beautiful.

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