Isn’t it funny how I can feel guilty about not posting when on a high-traffic day, there might be 8 visitors to my blog? Anyway…
Today is my favorite cousin-in-law’s birthday.
It’s also the last weekday of the last week before summer term starts. I’ve never taken summer classes, and I’m not thrilled to be making less money and be in classes for 2 hours each. But I am glad that the government has decided to give grants to students taking summer classes, so at least it’s cheaper.
Side note: I just learned of more sad names given to children. I plea with you parents: Name your children normally! It doesn’t make them unique or cool to have a stupid name. It makes you stupid, and it’ll probably rub off on them.
Right now, my wife is doing the dishes at home while I’m at work. I’m taking my ten-minute break (and that’s the story I’m sticking to).
Speaking of work, it’s been interesting. In the past, I was scared to write about work because a coworker knew about my blog… but he’s left for bigger and better things, so now I’m free to write about the goings-ons of my office. We hired a new kid (who my wife has heard too much about). I’ve learned something important. There is a thick line between self-taught programmers who either hone their skills through school and those who don’t. I’ve learned that majoring in computer science doesn’t qualify you for a programming position. I’ve learned that some aren’t cut out for the business world. The past month and few weeks have been very stressful for me as I deal with a new hire who is eager to work, but doesn’t yet have the skills he thinks he does. Basic ideas escape him. And though all of this, my dear wife has listened to me gripe and complain. She’s a sweetheart.
But work has been frustrating because I have felt like the only one really getting anything done. I’ve been working on a new site for the department. I wish I could show it off, but it’s not quite live yet. Hopefully soon. I’ve built it from the ground up. (Minus the design–that was given to me.) But nearly every line of code was typed by me just for this site. It’s really cool to do work that produces an end result that I can be proud of.
I’m sorry if I’m rambling.
In other news, I want a TV. Sav and I have been using a 24″ monitor that I bought when I lived with 3 other guys for my small private room, but now we’re moving into a nicer place, with nice couches (already bought), and I want a TV. So I’m saving up my pennies.
Anyway, better get back to work. (That was a lot to write in 10 minutes.)
Currently listening to: “Meet Me on the Equinox” by Death Cab for Cutie