Friday, June 08, 2007

Work Work Work

The return of higher temperatures and humidity to sunny South Florida has had a two-fold effect on the company of which I'm the Office Manager:

1. We are very busy and will tend to remain so until some time in October - which is great for the company and everyone involved who has become accustomed to making decent and increasing salaries (including me) but, unfortunately, it also means that

2. I actually have to work.

I guess it's a fair trade off considering I get to pretty much take it easy for roughly six months out of the year. So, believe me, I'm not complaining I'm merely stating the reason for not being around as often as I would've liked during the past couple of weeks. Keeping up with the movie stuff is easy since that occurs on the weekends but suddenly being hammered at work has kept me conspicuously absent during the week because, in all honesty, I do most of my writing while at work or, as least, I start most of it while there. The problem is after being on the phone and computer all day long performing real work, the last thing I want to do when I go home is start all over again when I know there are books to read, movies to watch, games to play, food to cook and well, you get the idea. I'm the type of person (geek) that if I come home and sit down in front of the computer, I could easily be there until 1:00 in the morning and then I'd be frustrated that I didn't get to anything else (geeky) that I wanted to do. So, instead, I've gotten to where I try and allow a little time for several interests or needs, each night, so that by Friday I generally feel that I've had a full, productive and enjoyable week. It doesn't always work out that way but, at least, I try.

However, fear not, for as I slowly readjust to being busy on a semi-continual basis, time should become less and less of a dominant factor in my writings and I'm sure that daily life will provide me with ample mental fiber for somewhat regular posts. At least, that's how I see it and hope it will be.

By the way, I had a review for Paul McCartney's new CD, memory almost full published over at Blogger News Network. BNN gets notices from certain PR companies regarding upcoming materials and will offer the chance to make contact and receive the item(s) in order to write a review. I was lucky enough to get the McCartney info and the company representing Hear Music, Starbuck's new music label, sent me the CD a couple of weeks ago. I listened to it several times, really enjoyed it and got the review up last weekend. Odds are, you've probably heard it if you've been in a Starbuck's this week. The review is posted here, if you're interested. I've included the CD cover - if you'd like to know more concerning the CD and the development of the collection of songs, just click on the picture (you have to register, but it's kinda cool - if you're a fan, at least).


Chris said...

Uh Oh, you're starting to sound like me with regards to work. That's not a good thing. I'd hate to think I'm having a bad influence on people.

Just got back from a whirl wind weekend in Frankfurt. Hot, humid weather, some spectacular thunder and lightning storms and seeing some old friends and making new ones.

A weekend is never long enough but it's better than nothing.

John Taylor said...

hi chris-
You're not a bad influence - this just comes with the territory - I'm may be busier but I still leave at 5:00, regardless.
I have been keeping up (as best I can) with your jet-setter life - I guess you'll be hitting the French Riviera soon, huh?
And no, a weekend in never long enough - maybe if I stopped wasting so much time trying to decide which things I'd like to do, I could actually get to more of them. I guess my weekends will always be a 'work in progress'.

Chris said...

Nope no more fun trips (work ones don't count) now until probably the fall when my friends start coming out for a visit from Canada.

We're having a bit of a heat wave here in Glasgow. The temps have been in the low 20's (celcius). This is not the norm, but I'm loving it.

John Taylor said...

I'm jealous - I won't be seeing those kinds of temperatures for, at least, another seven months. We're already in the hight 80's and low 90's (F) and it's just going to get worse. I hope you continue to enjoy your respite.