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The weekend is over...
(First, I've never seen the "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire" episode of Xena before... yes, a musical episode of Xena. This is, um, interesting...)

I ended up staying up WELL past dawn. I went to bed sometime around 08:00 - but I checked my TiVo in the bedroom and ended up watching all the good parts of Lethal Weapon 3, which it had recorded as a Suggestion. So I think I finally got to sleep sometime around 10:00. My alarm went off at 15:30 - I killed it. I got up around 17:30, got read to go out, and should up at 41+1 around 18:15. After the usual extended passive-aggressive debate over where to go :-), we ended up going to Leo's Ristorante. Mmm, great Italian food. But expensive - I'd eat there more, but $45 for dinner is a bit high for something regular - even if it is appetizer, salad, entree, drink, coffee, and dessert. :-) I didn't even have any booze. Shared a great dessert with jehanna - chocolate cake with light caramel between layers and white chocolate frosting. Very yummy. We had a good crowd tonight: jehanna, solipsistnation, Android (he doesn't have an LJ, does he?), gizmoek, delenn1122, usagijer, slarti and lagaz. Hopefully jehanna and I will be able to hook up some night this week for our oft-delayed chat, I think that will be good.

I really wish I could work 4 days a week and have a regular three day weekend. I'd rather work four 12 hour days than five 8 hour days, the extra hours would be worth the 3 days off. Yeah, like I ever work only 40 hours in a week... Anyway, I've found that when I have three day weekends I feel MUCH better at the end of the weekend. More rested, more energy, more drive. I'm so tired by the end of the work week that I need to sleep a lot the first night to have any energy, and that usually blows the first day. Then I feel rushed to try to get in things I need to do, and have fun. I never made it to the supermarket, didn't get my car inspected, didn't see Finding Nemo, and there is a package at the post office I have to go pick up... So now I have to try to get things done during the work week - before or after work. (And my apartment could use cleaning up...) It just makes the week that much more hectic. With three days off I can rest one one day, then have two days to get things done - it works great. *sigh*

It sounds like z_gryphon might be able to go to AX - of all things his mom is pushing him to go. Hopefully he can take advantage of her temporary insanity. :-)

Ah well, I should be off to bed since I'm already going to be sleep deprived in the morning. My uberboss is out at a tradeshow until Friday, along with our CEO, VP of markeitng, and maybe a couple of other people. I just hope my boss and the lead engineer don't go at each other again while uberboss isn't around to intervene, things have been tense the past couple of weeks with them and I'm kind of tired of trying to convince my boss, right or not, that the way he makes his point is as important as the point. He tends to be very direct, somethings pretty damn blunt, some would said 'pointed', and it tends to get some people's hackles up from the start. He's generally correct, but you end up with arguments because of the tone, not the content. It is only with certain people that he doesn't mesh with - but the lead engineer and him and like oil and water. I end up trying to moderate a lot. (There is a lot more to it, maybe I'll talk about it more soon.)

I am: pleased pleased
Current Media: TiVo: Xena

blarglefiend From: blarglefiend Date: June 9th, 2003 12:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Three-day weekends

This is actually an option where I work, sort of. You don't get to work longer days to get an extra day off, you take a pay cut and only work four days a week.

Or you can have a 48-week year, which means eight weeks off.

Both of these are standard options at Australian universities. I don't make enough (and have a sufficiently-expensive lifestyle what with all the toys I keep buying) to be able to get away with either -- and I don't know any IT people who do either of these, though there are lots of administrative people who do -- but if I were to get a job at one of the smaller universities out of the bigger cities I probably would be able to afford it. Would be nice, and seems like something to aim for.
chiieddy From: chiieddy Date: June 9th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)


If you came to Winthrop to visit me more, I could take you to the awesome Italian place Carl and I found within walking distance (1 block, maybe 2) from my condo! :)
angry_amy From: angry_amy Date: June 9th, 2003 12:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
i work 3 on 3 off and it sucks. i can make it to certain weekly get togethers once, then the next week, but then dont see anyone from those gatherings for another 4 weeks. so for me i guess it sucks.

the benefit is that i live an hour away from work (one way) so i only make the 120 mile commute (RT) 3 or 4 days a week.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: June 10th, 2003 07:34 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It sounds like userinfoz_gryphon might be able to go to AX - of all things his mom is pushing him to go.

Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to leave town that weekend. If I did, there would be nobody around to cover and photograph the truly important stuff that's going to be happening here in town, like the Shriners riding their tiny motorcycles in circles, the tap-dancing children, the OUI busts, etc.

Not that I am bitter.