I suspect that it is caused by stress, but "remove stress" is difficult when part of the stress is feeling like there is a two foot spike embedded in my neck. At least the constant headache I had for the first week and a half seems to have gone.
It's also caused me to avoid the gym, and I am gaining weight... :-(
I hate bodies. Too bad I believe this who "upload your brains" singularity thing is a bunch of delusional crap. (Sure, you might create a copy of my brain in silicon and that copy would react like me and feel that was me, etc. etc. It still wouldn't *be* me.) I'm with Doctor McCoy. You ain't never getting me in that infernal transporter!
I'm currently waiting for the floor guy to tell me how much it would cost to remove the carpet in the master bedroom and replace with wood. The FoML is objecting strenuously, but we outnumber him 2-1, so the majority carries. We were smart enough to stop at one kid so we could maintain the pretense that this family is a democracy.
I've given up on good solutions, and am just copying all of my music to a USB drive and learning to live with this shitty music software Apple puts out. The album cover feature is annoying, as it's just driving me to obsessively download covers for the 80% of my library that iTunes won't find covers for. FUCK YOU RIAA
I should have known. A couple years ago my wife convinced me that we really needed a lawn for the kid to play in. It's been nothing but trouble. The idiot who installed it used the wrong grass and put in a substandard sprinkler system, so it's been months of reseeding and crap. All for something the FoML rarely sets foot on. Now California has entered drought conditions, so I'll likely have to let the fucking thing die and start all over in a few years.
Work continues in the normal "juggling three oranges while trying to stuff four pounds of sand in a three pound bag". I've nearly transitioned completely away from coding, which means that I stare at my blank status report at the end of two weeks and wonder what to put.
I feel like I am getting better at dealing with the other side, though. I sent an email with a Japanese "That would be very difficult" no and it actually worked! It was quite liberating! I can definitely see the use of saying no without saying "no".
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