busy busy busy!
Mood: worn-down
Music: "Rocky" music (hummed to self)
Posted on 2005-03-30 08:58:00
Tags: robolab challenge
Words: 444

(and yes, the subject is a slight reference to Vonnegut. Good, weird stuff that I haven't read in a while...)

I'm busy. Pretty darn busy. And that's starting to stress me out at times. Here's a list of things I'm currently doing:

- I'm involved in a long project at work that is not going particularly well. Some days I don't make progress, and some days I do, but the ratio of progress I make to progress that needs to get done is like one percent or something.

- I'm working on ROBOLAB stuff. Last night we met for the first time (well, the first time I was there) and had a good time. Kyle & David worked out a system to put balls in the basket. Jonathan built a super-sturdy wall, and I programmed the "Rocky" music (*hums "Rocky" music because it's darn catchy!). (although Jonathan and I did do some other stuff!) It's going pretty well, and I'm meeting with people again tomorrow. The competition is a week from Friday, and here is a list of the tasks.

- I'm working on the TiVo HME challenge. I'm getting close to done with my application, which lets you view galleries on your TiVo (for example, my gallery!)

- For a short while, I was working on a style to submit to the LiveJournal style competition - luckily I realized there was no way I was gonna get it done in time.

As part of a work thing, I took the test associated with the book Now, Discover Your Strengths", and my top strength was:

Adaptability: People strong in the Adaptability theme prefer to "go with the flow." They tend to be "now" people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.

which is a reasonable description of me. So, I don't mind as much when I have many tasks to do at work, or when things keep coming up. However, this is the only project I'm working on, which doesn't give me much chance to adapt, as it were. And I can't switch between things that are keeping me busy, because they're either work tasks or home tasks.

What I need to do better is not let it get me down when work doesn't go well. This is surprisingly hard to do, as I'm pretty invested in my job and believe in the product (and the project I'm working on), but there are more ways of being successful in life than just job-related stuff.

Hmm. I came in this morning really wanting to post, and I think I got all my thoughts out there. This weekend is Beer-Bike - Will Rice Will Sweep!


Comment from silentzero:

Will Rice = Teenage Binja Turtles - Heroes of the Half Pint
Jones = Rolling Jones - I can't get no drunken action
Martel = Win a beer with Matt Hamilton
Hanszen = Papa Smirnoff
Lovett = Takka Cabana?
Baker = Tour De Franzia - Live Drunk
Sid = Busch - Four more beers
Brown = Texas Drink'em - The World Series of Beer


Comment from djedi:

Cool, thanks! Sounds like some cute themes. :) I miss the days of Britney Beers :P

Comment from wildrice13:

Unless they changed Lovett's theme since they sent out the announcement, that's not ours. Ours was "Drink for Pedro" originally...

Those are some good themes, though.


Comment from djedi:

That's a freakin' great pic!! You know I never noticed the sluggy/Donnie darko connection...

Comment from wildrice13:

Oh. Ha! Ya know, I hadn't noticed the connection either.

I do love my Bun-Bun icon, though :)

Comment from gregstoll:

Those are pretty good :-)

What's up with all the political themes? Every year it seems there's some sort of Bush theme. Is apathy dead?

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