November 10th, 2002

Zoner en fuego!

last night, tonight, and tomorrow

Saturday night was qedrakmar's party. I haven't been to a party like that in, well, years. Flashbacks to old college parties - drunk people making out all over, weird conversations that tangentialized constantly, lots of good booze... I had an incredibly good time. I also got rather more intoxicated that I've been in a long time - not trashed, but definitely more than the usual mild buzz I go for. Nice to let go a bit more from time to time. I actually wanted to drink a bit more, but I wanted to drive home sometime before dawn, so I cut myself off and came back up from the drunken depths before morning. I suppose I could've left my car there and taken a cab home, but I needed my car today and it would've been a pain. As it was I think I left for home around 5AM.

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Parties like that should happen more often. I can't throw one in my place though - too damn small.

Well, tonight was usagijer's birthday party at Sakura Tokyo. It was another great night. This time I wasn't drinking, so I behaved myself. :-) A good dinner with good friends equals a good time. :-) And it was, as always, very yummy. Now that I'm working again, I'll probably do dinner there more often. I wanted to hang out for a while, but I gave Vaughn (hmm, does Vaughn have a LJ?) a ride home and came home myself to take care of a few things and get some sleep. Of course, I'd planned to be in bed by 22:00, and it is now 23:20. I'm a little keyed up.

Why? Because I start my new job with Cyphermint at 08:30 tomorrow morning. I haven't worked full time since June 2001, basically, and I'm worried about getting back into the swing of things. And of remembering all of the tech skills I've had atrophy over that long gap. Intellectually I'm pretty sure I can handle this job, just like I always have in the past, but that doesn't stop me from being emotionally taunt. I've also been warned that it is probably going to be a bit of a trial by fire, since they haven't had anyone in there in this role and there is a backlog of work - which is why they were hiring after all. So I'm going to have to come up to speed as quickly as possible. No pressure.

Ok, well, I'm going to go try to force myself to sleep so I can get up and get to work on time for my first day and all. Wish me luck. I'll probably post something about it when I get home tomorrow.
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