Another two days of work has come and gone. I am beginning to feel the heaviness of having what is almost a full-time job, and admittedly, I am beginning to dread what it’ll be like when classes start for me this semester. I haven’t been able to choose my classes yet, which is rather irritating because I want to quit my job at the education centre and just have my one newest job. It is going pretty well, and since I’ll be in the heart of the city more often with classes and work, they mesh into a schedule better. The hours I work at the education centre are also at an awkward time in the afternoon to evening, and since I’ll most likely have afternoon classes, I’d very much rather not have to worry about travelling back and forth.
Feeling the heaviness is partially good, and partially bad. I like that I’m filling my time with something other than mindless websurfing and watching Futurama. I don’t think many people would agree with me that it puts more value into life, but I feel that it does. I find that everything is of more value when I am working long hours, because I return home and I certainly don’t take my time for granted, I certainly don’t take my sleep for granted…
But heck, I slept at 1:30am this morning because I was just online shopping. Not the best idea, and something I tend to get stuck doing. I really do value my sleep, and though I don’t get much, I don’t really force myself to stay awake. If my eyes droop, it’s really time to stop. Despite walking into work feeling groggy, and having nearly fallen asleep on the train because I chose to read a novel instead of power napping, I felt pretty good the rest of the day. :)
Unfortunately the iMac I was using (that belongs to my boss) had problems with its hard drive, forcing my boss to go down the road and buy a new drive. It took about two hours to create a backup, take apart the iMac, install the new drive, reinstall OS X Lion and restore the backup. I managed to finish reading the rest of my novel in that time. I started reading yesterday, and it’s the third book I’ve read this year. I have made a goal to read 50 books this year, and I’m compiling a list on my other blog. I love reading, but the past three years I haven’t read very much because I’ve been so busy. I’ve decided to make use of my commutes to work and read, read, read. :D It feels good to be able to read and I don’t feel like I’m just wasting time. I like thinking and planning in my head but I like that I can get through many pages of a book while I sit there.
Sometimes I feel like I want to fast forward parts of life that are mundane, like showering, brushing teeth, sleeping… well, I can’t say sleeping is mundane, but there are points in life where I feel like I wish time would pass more quickly. I suppose the feeling was caused by getting bored on train rides, but now that I am getting back into reading, perhaps I don’t feel that way anymore.
I had lunch with James, Mike and Shirley – we ate at a little Japanese restaurant down the road from work. I chose the bento box – it was just too irresistible and I was dying for some (grilled) salmon. Mike got a bento box too, while Shirley went for the curry chicken rice and James opted for the mushroom spaghetti. I think we all enjoyed our lunch there. /drool
Today at work I got to work on WordPress. I was excited, I’m not kidding. I wanted to jump up and down. I don’t have a problem with Textpattern but I always like variety and doing something different. WordPress is in no way new to me, so when I had to make a mobile theme for a website my hands shook with excitement. I had already coded the main parts in HTML5 and created a stylesheet, and I converted the whole thing to a complete (mobile) WordPress theme in less than ten minutes. I wasn’t really trying to race myself but I just felt this great feeling of glee. :P
I used the WPtap mobile detector – it’s great. One of the best mobile detecting plugins you will find. I like WPTouch, but the thing is – it does it for you. I am in love with the idea of making my own mobile theme (totally going to do this at some point), and this plugin will set a different theme when it detects that the user is on a mobile device. You pretty much just have to make a new mobile-friendly theme and install the plugin and change the settings.
Too much fun.
I love work.