Productivity

I took last week off. I had big plans for all sorts of productive things I would do. Sadly, I didn’t do much of them. Part of the fault is that I had the most difficult time ever in rotating back to a day shift mode. Seriously, it was all I could do to stay awake during the day and eventually, I’d just cave and sleep a couple of hours (or three) in the afternoons or evenings. It wasn’t until this past Sunday that I actually was able to stay up all day. *_*

The other problem was the seed my friend Taco’s Rule put into my head a couple of weeks ago. We were discussing some games and he mentioned Elder Scrolls IV. So a week ago Monday as I entered the mall to drop off some eBay packages, I passed the video game store (having done so for several days prior since I had many things sold on eBay that needed to be shipped). So I went in and there the game was, complete with two expansion packs. I tried to leave, but it leaped on me from behind. Like a wild monkey, it screeched and clawed at me. In the end, I had to subdue it with a credit card and then had to take it home. Oh well.

In all seriousness, the game has been a lot of fun. However, I do find it humorous that 20 years ago, I would have spent every waking hour that I could playing a game like this. That was when I scored a copy of Ultima IV and played at my college work-study office (along with Bard’s Tale and Starflight). Now, two or three hours a day is all I can muster. I just have too many other things going on, to say nothing of the time I spend on message boards. *_*

But, I did get some constructive stuff done, including steam cleaning the carpet in my living room and the carpet just outside the kitchen. Due to poor floor design, the stove is right next to the dining area. While there is a wall on the left side of the stove to help shield the dining area, grease can easily pop out to the carpet at the entrance of the kitchen. Not only that, but it is way to easy to accidentally track food into that carpet area. So it was pretty stained and now isn’t.

The odd thing about cleaning with my new steam cleaner was the massive amount of carpet fibers that the cleaner pulled up. I honestly thought that with the amount of materials this was pulling up, I could start making a throw rug. That alone made cleaning up the cleaner afterward quite interesting.

Well, tomorrow night sees me back at work. I would have enjoyed having another week off, but oh well.

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