||[Aug. 27th, 2007|11:33 pm]
|||||minus the bear||]|
dunno what i really wanna write about. well that's a lie. i know what i want to write i just don't really want to write it all out. which is a ridiculous contradiction. oh well.
i'm getting really excited about my sales position coming up here in a little over a week. such an excellent opportunity. opportunity not just to make a little extra money, but opportunity to REALLY do what i LOVE, not just work in a place that happens to sell the things that i love. i actually get to SELL those things. :) it's also an opportunity to move out of the 'rents house. :) within 6 to 8 months chris and i want to have our own place. we both think it's doable.
at the end of every summer i always feel like it's a chance to start fresh. re-prioritize. refocus. with everyone going back to school it's an opportunity to get more done; fewer distractions. right now i've just got way too much on my plate. i've been building a computer for almost 3 months now and i'm still WELL over $1000 from completion...actually closer to 2k.... :/ it's going to be a beast when it's finished. i wish i wouldn't have bought such nice components...it's going to be kind of a waste because i'm not going to be using it as much as i would a laptop, and i'm going to need one of those soon, too, along with a new phone. which reminds me i need to make a note to order new business cards/name tags. :) but anyway, if i start buying more "reasonable" components for the computer now, they're just going to bottleneck the system. and i can't sell the parts i've already bought. so i kind of dug myself a hole on that one.... it's okay though i suppose. like i said, it's going to be a beast....
my room is the next project. i don't have a desk anymore. and chris is sleeping in my room because we're kind of having a mild spider issue in the house. most of them are just gigantic common house spiders, but we've caught a couple of hobo spiders scurrying across the floor, too. if you don't know what a hobo spider is, google image search "hobo spider bite" and you'll get an idea. anyway chris doesn't take up that much space lol, but my room is also a mess because the backseat of my car as well as most of my car audio components are stored in there as well. i still need 2, yes two, desks for my room as well as a cd tower and some other things. first i'm going to paint it though. it's kind of disgusting. dirty hand prints on the walls and such...don't know how i managed those. but my room is not a very happenin' place right now. it's going to be at least a month before i get a handle on it.
finally my car is [still] a mess. like i said, the backseat is in my room. has been for a couple months now i think. i've got sound in the car, but no front speakers, and the trunk is still a disaster. i make progress every week...the other day i finished the back piece that the subs sit on. carpeted and everything. next step is to make the main piece with the "trap door" so that i can have access to the spare tire. then i'll build the amp rack, then the trim pieces to give the whole trunk a nice clean look, just like i've always wanted. like i said, now that everyone is going back to school i'll have a chance to work on that project more too. working on my car is the only thing that doesn't require money, except for a bag of screws from time to time at the home depot. it's still a difficult project. i'm such a do-it-yourself guy, but i'm starting to understand why people hire OTHER people to do things for them.....there's just no frigging TIME. it's so hard to make time. i'm going to do this, though. it's going to be amazing. :) i can't believe it's not already done, though.......... i've been working on my car for how many years now???
to top all of that off, i've got 6 or 7 people breathing down my throat wanting my to help them install their car alarms and stereos and other things.... i'll get to them all eventually, but it's going to take me a long time to get to all of them, and i don't work for food or for free anymore. can't afford to.
one little side thing that i've been actively pursuing is running. three times a week, mon/wed/fri usually, you can see me running down sunset at around 8pm. i run from my house down to the water, run around edmonds for about 30 minutes, then run back home up the hill. usually works out to a little over 4 miles. it feels so good to push myself in some way...get my heart rate up. i'm working towards a 6 minute mile. :) i'm going to get some new shoes as soon as they hit stores...the new adidas BOUNCE shoes. little over $100. well worth it for how much i'll use them. then i'll just need some adidas shorts and i'll be set. :) i've already got the sexy under-armor shirt, headband and my ipod. :-P ...so glad i bought those shure E3C headphones. kick ass. :) if you're looking for nice earbuds those are my recommendation to you. anyway, i'm going to go to wendy's for a chicken burger before bed. chris and i were watching arrested development and tobias was at burger king and i developed a craving. :-P but i do need to go to bed. work in the morning.
i'm always sad to see friends go back off to school, but i'm ready for it this time around. it's going to take some real effort to focus myself mentally for success, not just at my new job but in general. i've grown a lot this last year...some of that is because of things that i've gained, but most of that growth is due to loss, in many ways and on several fronts. i really need to do some networking or something, too...i used to be a pretty popular guy...i swear i don't know anyone anymore. ...need to meet some girls, too... :-P j/k. goodnight.
but first, that chicken burger.................