Thursday, March 03, 2005

* There's an adult bookstore down the block from my office. I have walked past it almost every morning for three years, but only this morning noticed that its canopy advertises 'Private Boothes.' I like that. I'm going to start referring to it as Ye Olde Porne Shoppe.

* Six months ago I made a personal vow to take back control of my life. I was letting too many things slide. With that in mind, last night I took stock of my life, and realized that I'm six weeks overdue for a haircut: my driver's license expired three months ago and I haven't renewed it; I'm down to three blank checks; and another month has passed in which I talked about returning to the gym but did nothing about it. Clearly, more attention must be paid to that whole 'self-control' thing.

* Lately, the thought of going home after work has been depressing. But I'm also getting bored going out for drinks after work... and no other activities appeal to me, either. Oh yeah... I haven't slept well for the past few months, either. Not that I'd whine about any of this or anything. I hope this is just a case of the winter doldrums, because I can wait this out for another few weeks, but not much longer. Can anyone say 'vacation'?

* Two weeks ago, I hosted a reception in my capacity as day-job boss. The photos just came back. Worst. Pictures. Ever. I look like a pale, overly-tired whale. With long, floppy hair. This all has to be fixed within a month, because in April I have an entire weekend of work-related public appearances, and when the moment comes that I take the stage to introduce Thom Filicia, I don't want him thinking I have to be made over... even though I do.

* A final observation: making lists of minor personal observations and gripes is a lot easier than actually writing a blog post. Just sayin'...