Sometimes I just sit back

June 21, 2001

Sometimes I just sit back and look at what I’m working on, like an artist looking at a canvas. Other times I look around and want to get out and be a “normal” person for once. There’s not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that I’m trying to complete. ASP programming is beginning to catch on and I spent a good solid 6 hours working on an ASP application. That works now, but I made a mistake. I took a step back and thoroughly examined my creation. Nice and simple though it may be, I now see room for improvement. Ok, it isn’t a giant complicated program, but I need to be able to split (page) an ASP page pulled from an Access2000 database. The data writes itself to a HTML table, but I need to divide that up alphabetically. I haven’t found anything that does this.

Oh and I forgot, today is my 7th anniversary working at Hutcheson Medical Center. Actually my hire date was the 20th, but my first day on the job was June 21st. I knew very little about computer to be cocky and 20 years old. There were times I’ve hated the jobs I’ve had and other times I wouldn’t trade because of how good it was. The past six weeks have been more of a…well mind expanding experience. I would never have thought that I would be able to some of the things I have and I’m just skimming the surface of the whole programming thing…and the Linux thing…and the database thing…etc etc etc. I spent 6 hours working on an ASP directory, 3 today working on an ASP application that I couldn’t have even thought of doing 2 weeks ago let along a year ago, and I just made a presentation that should keep me busy for the next 6 months….What the hell am I doing?

Literature has seemed more interesting lately. I just want to sit down and read to relax. I don’t want to get burned out on computers again, so my reading will start to be my main muse. TV…I have 5 channels and nothing seems to be interesting anymore. I only watch TV at Niki’s and I now watch about 3-5 hours a week. Niki and I walk a few miles a day, chat along the way, wave hi to all of the neighbors we wish we had. We walk in this nice subdivision on the road beside my apartment. It’s such a change from my apartment, nice lawns, nice house, people wave and say “hello”, no one parks in the road. This is where we want to live. There are a few houses that we looked at, but no prices were posted. Plus, right now is not the time financially for either of us to purchase a home. We both need to get our credit straightened out before we can do that….oh yeah and we need to get married too.