Saturday, January 16, 2010

Geeking Out Is Hard Work

Where do we find the time to be Geeks? After being a Husband, a Father, and a Worker, how do I manage what little time is left for those frivolous things that make me well-rounded and suspicious of sunlight?

I have a giant stack of books waiting to be read. I'm woefully behind on the few comics I collect. I need to re-finish a staircase. There's a cat-tree that needs a renovation. There are too many podcasts. Hours of home video need editing. The media server project mocks me still. Last Summer's fountain project needs some re-imagineering. The workbench has the entrails of some Doctor Who craft-work that may (or may not) ever see the light reflecting off a glass of Who Tavern Rickard's. Facebook sucks time. There are fascinating things on the Internet. The new skylight needs new trim. Video games are poked at in fits and starts. Blogging feels like work anymore. It would be fun to build a wind generator for the pond. Some guy has turned me onto this library thing. My hockey equipment is old. Sometimes there's something good on television. Twitter makes me laugh. I need the nourishment of beverages and good conversation with like-minded souls. I feel like writing some software. I love to read other blogs. And I covet Gord Harrison's workshop.

Time doesn't care, however. He taps my shoulder and points at the couch. "Go there", he says. "Sit with your cat and your book. If you're sleepy, you just close your eyes". And then he laughs.

Am I alone here, or is Time screwing us all?


fowgre said...

LibraryThing looks like a poor cousin of

Sonny Drysdale said...

... and then you die.

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David said...

"I really passion solar panel construction."

Can't you be normal and just watch internet porn?

Time sucks. Lack of it that is. And the fact that I waste so much.

Also. You have a lot of projects on the go. I am one fat lazy bastard.

Kid Dork said...

So it isn't just me. I swear there's a black hole that follows me around, eating all the minutes of my life. The horror of picking up a book that you *think* you just bought a couple of months ago only to discover you bought it *three years ago* and have yet to crack the cover is just spine chilling.

We're all getting older. And none of us will get an S-ranking in Assassin's Creed II. These are facts we have to live with.

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