Sunday, December 10, 2006

What's new?

It's been forever since I've posted anything... So, what's new with me?

I've been painting every now and then. I haven't made anything really spectacular or anything that I'm really even proud of... but I'm not discouraged yet. I've been trying to work a little bit here and there on creative things. My job is not at all creative... and it sometimes feels like it sucks the life and creativity right out of me. I need to keep that side of me alive. I'm getting really burnt out at work lately and I feel like I need to indulge in my creative side once in awhile to keep from having a complete meltdown.

I've also been messing around a little bit with my websites over the past few days. I applied for a web designer job last week but I haven't heard anything back from them and the job posting is down now.

Anyway, back on the topic of websites: I ran the xhtml validator from on parts of smushybrain and fixed the errors that I made in a couple of pages while trying to put them up quickly. The index page is now valid xhtml strict and I know what I have to do to whip the other pages back into shape and then it's probably time to start thinking up a fresh layout. (Luckily the last time I worked on the page I did the layout purely in css so that I can change the layout VERY easily.) I also added a little blurb to the main page of suburbicide that will be developed into the basic "mission statement" once I hash out the rest of the ideas and start working on the content. (I'll get there eventually, I just haven't felt like it with the aforementioned work burnout.) Also, I've been thinking about all my domains and how little effort I've put into getting them going and I think that I've come to the decision to let scenebot go at the next renewal which is probably still about 10 months away. Maybe I'll talk my brother and some friends into either taking it over or helping out with it. I haven't really been going to shows lately and that was the whole basis of me wanting to start the site - to get information about shows and what to do around here out there. I haven't really been doing anything, though, so it kinda feels stupid to attempt to make a website about what to do when I'm not doing anything...

Anyway, back to the me update: I've been doing a bit of soul-searching and I realize that I need to get back into the mood I started to get into last year when I wanted to simplify everything and work towards getting out of debt and find a job that I actually enjoy going to while still being able to pay my bills. I'm tired of not being appreciated for 40 hours a week. I'm tired of feeling like what I do everyday is meaningless. I'm tired of spending upwards of 5 hours a week driving to and from work. In this vein I'm going to be putting random junk up on eBay to try to clear out all the things I don't use or need and make a little cash.

Well, that's life these days... I just have to keep telling myself it'll get better. I know it will but I have to work on making it happen instead of sitting back and letting life happen to me.

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