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Written longhand, typed slowly

Looking forward to taking in a little swing with Casey McGill and His Blue 4 at Victrola, but things seem terribly slow, with a pile of gear stacked beside a table and not a band member in view. Shows are often like this, yet when I left a bit late to see Sondre Lerche at Sonic Boom for a scheduled show, I arrived to find a packed house, a line out the door, and a performance underway. Should give up on predicting things.

Writing on a notepad because I wasn't in the mood to lug the old iBook around— especially if I didn't end up using it. Daily life provides enough exercises in futility without strapping another one over my shoulder.

Work was unusually non-futile (dare I say productive?) today, partially a result of having the office to myself for much of the day. Been a poor "people person" of late. I'd prefer to work in my own space and stride than to be sidetracked into another hour-long rehash of the same conversation with our intern. Even when we are all working quietly in our respective corners, I find myself distracted simply by the presence of others. Others. I'd rather pick my own others, thanks much.

Seriously considering abstaining from television for Lent (watching it, not being on it). Would free a lot of time for God, and its absence would be a ready reminder of His presence. Never observed Lent in this way before; it seems a helpful discipline, rightly understood.

[P.S. Read this entry on my friends list when I got home. Amen, lifeofbrian and wankle– I hate that word.]

Comments

TV is all reruns this week anyway :)

I do not like it when shows do not start at the stated time

I think I would make a good office mate. I would stay on my side and work and not hinder others. one of my biggest nagging issues at a place I used to work was this lady and we shared and office/room and she was always on the phone jabbering on the phone to her friends when the rest of the lines were ringing off the hook.
I abstained from AIM for 40 days in 2001. It was so difficult. Funny how dependent you can be on it.. but when you're living on a college campus and like 1/2 your friends are in front of their computers for studies and down time... it becomes staple above phones.

I'm planning on giving up something for lent.. dunno what yet.
Once, while working at an orthodox Catholic firm, I observed Lent (the traditional meatless way). I thought it was very helpful, because my "sacrefice" caused me to have God on my mind in a more constant way than I normally do (although this may not be an issue for you as much, given your profession). I haven't done it since, though now you've got me thinking about it...