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Monday Sep. 2nd, 2002 10:37 am
But hey, I'm unemployed, why do I care? Because this is the point at which I feel completely pointless; I should be working, doing something useful, but that alternative's not really there. So instead it's cleaning out the fridge, and work on IP5 (with no idea if anyone will ever use it). Yes, I have to call QXL and Technical Recruitment, but that's hardly going to fill a week. I'll check a couple of jobsites, and I've got the interview tomorrow; I should hear from Unity at some point too.

Why is so hard to get started with anything, when you have so little to do?

From: kaet
Date: September 2nd, 2002 - 04:28 am (Link)
I get that too. When I've too much on I've not enough time but I've all kinds of things to do, and when nothing's happening I can't find a thing to do, even though I could be doing all the things I wanted to be doing when I was busy and didn't have time. I'm terrible with long holidays or anything like that. If that makes any sense at all? :)
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From: feanelwa
Date: September 2nd, 2002 - 11:02 am (Link)
Because you *could* do nothing if you wanted and you want to try it and see.

If you don't have much to do, how are you at sewing leather? I have a trenchcoat-shaped project that *still* needs doing.

More seriously: stop being silly, everybody's pointless, it's just that some of them have jobs and convince themselves that it makes them pointful. You might as well do what you want to and what you think will make the world better before it gets wiped out by the Sun going red giant or a big meteorite crashing into the Sahara Desert.
Learn IP5 if you like learning it and if you want to be someone who knows it. Do stuff like lying in fields reading books on subjects you've never done before, just because they sound like a good idea. You don't have nothing to do, you just haven't figured out enough things to do for the amount of time you have to do them in yet.
From: wechsler
Date: September 2nd, 2002 - 11:39 am (Link)
I'm not very good at doing nothing, and I loathe being pointless. Hence UKC and so on... and I generally wish I could be doing more. Yes, I know I'm a workaholic... I'm just not good at watching the planet going to shit and just watching. Equally I've spent a lot of time recently improving my technical skills, which I've felt aren't up to speed.

Still, UKC is now running fairly smoothly without much intervention, and I've read up on most things I wanted to know geekwise. IP5 is my own website framework code, rather than something else to learn. It still needs work, but at least I've now updated the website somewhat.

Plus I've cleared out and cleaned the fridge, called the recruiter, tidied my desk, called QXL, cleaned the lounge... hell, I ought to be content. Tomorrow should keep me busy, at least.

Dinner now...

Maybe I'll find some time for sketching and Irish now...

oh and...

From: wechsler
Date: September 2nd, 2002 - 12:03 pm (Link)
As regards sewing... since it's just taken me half an hour to fix a small tear in my suit trousers I can't claim that as much of a strong point... but what needs doing?

Dunno why I'm so stressed / down right now...

Re: oh and...

From: feanelwa
Date: September 2nd, 2002 - 05:11 pm (Link)
The holes around the pockets need fixing, and the lining needs taking apart, using for a pattern to cut the pieces for the replacement lining, and the replacement lining sewing together and to the leather. And something doing about putting a bit in to hold a just-legal knife (because i *do* after all live at the other side of a big scary piece of field from where the goths always meet). And the whole thing needs moisturising again.

It might be because you're shifting in circumstances again, or because of all these interviews.
If you even just need a cuddle, you have my phone number. If you ring me up and ask i will come & be comforting and reassuring and try not to keep you awake all night if you want.
~cuddles~ Poor pussycat! Don't give yourself a hard time about it, you don't deserve it at all, poor kitty ~hugs~
From: cyberpunkgrrl
Date: September 3rd, 2002 - 09:41 am (Link)
I know the feeling...having been unemployed for over a year, I try to start projects with the best of intentions and never see them through...tho when I'm busy I seem to be doing 5 things at once...
Though, as I'm starting Uni nxt week, I'll be glad of my ability to do that!! :)