Feb. 26th, 2006


Feb. 26th, 2006 12:12 pm
Have called in sick to work. Will be accompanying Z today to the Geek Meet his paper is hosting. It's one of those things that was so vague it seemed like a really poor idea, but has actually wound up to be something that I think a lot of people are going to come to and find useful. I still, however, have no idea what it is.

I'm wearing my I'm Blogging This t-shirt, so I feel for truth in advertising's sake I should write something now at least.

I am suddenly filled, yesterday and today, with the knowledge that I have been at my job too long and really ought to move on-- but what can I move on to? I remember when I first graduated college I wanted to work in webdesign, but I so totally lack the training, lack the artistic ability, lack the sense of purpose, and most of all lack the faith in myself that I know what the hell I'm doing... I have done a whole corporate website before, got it placed #1-5 in all the maor search engines for our keywords, etc., and it was so excruciatingly painful I haven't even been able to bring myself to apply for a desk job of any variety since then.

So what do I do, besides keep working on the novel and look around for... other jobs in waitressing?
Spent today helping Z with the Geek Meet, which turned out to be nice, but as inexplicable as ever. I still have no real idea what it was about. Geeks, Buffalo, the confluence thereof? Sure. Whatever.
The event was a success, although if any planning at all had been devoted to it, it might have gone better. (Don't blame Z. The whole thing was his boss's idea, and then it was all, "So, Z, this problem, how are you going to solve it?" "This what? What now? Where?" at high speeds. So, yeah.) It didn't go badly, it was just much less elaborate than they'd envisioned-- which was just about fine. It will probably be repeated, although perhaps not allll that frequently. What was neat was to watch all the various online presences of Buffalo finally meet one another in the flesh. Lots of calling out of screen names and exclamations of astonishment. It was kinda funny. Also the guy from elmwoodstrip.org was blogging the setup in realtime so when he gave his presentation and pulled up his site there was a photo of the sign-in sheet on his webpage, which gave us all a laugh. (He has a mobile phone PDA thing with an excellent camera in it.)

I've been feeling uneven today, uncomfortable, edgy, but at least the three days of intermittent abdominal pain have finally (dramatically, ugh) resolved themselves into the not-entirely-unexpected mundane female issue that they really (checks calendar) ought to be. So all is right with the world but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

I'm feeling bloggy too, so here are links:
OMG Octavia Butler is dead!!! She was one of those authors who sort of crosses genres-- let me just say that I read one of her books in college but I can't remember whether it was for my Science Fiction class, my African History class, or my Alien Sex (women's studies) class. Also when I went to buy the book I couldn't find it because they had it filed under something entirely else. So... as I recall, the book wasn't a great read in the sense of what I usually look for, but holy heavens did it give me a lot to think about.
Actually I think I had two different books of hers assigned in two different classes...

[livejournal.com profile] kkatowll on friendship: Good points.

Oh yes: Paul from Elmwood Strip blogs the geek meet. (permalink to that particular entry.)

Bzuh I am so sleepy. I want to write more but I am too sleepy. Bah.



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