Friday, June 10, 2005

Alive, Not Well
Ah, I am beginning to look like most people who start up a blog. They post like mad, then out of the blue they just stop. But, alas, I am still alive and I have not abandoned my blog.

I just finished up a week long stint of teaching web design to a handful of insurance company employees. It was an odd class, "CIW Site Designer". I had no idea what the course entailed, but I had nothing to teach this week (or the week before) so I jumped at the invitation. I ended up driving across town this past Friday to pick up the courseware and after leafing through it I decided that this class was right up my alley. It involved a bit of explanation for general "web" know-how like "how to write HTML" and "what's available for site hosting". But the majority of the class was spent actually training the students how to use FrontPage (barf!) and DreamWeaver. The students made their choice pretty quickly on what they would be using ... and it was Dreamweaver. I can't blame them really. It was interesting to see that the author of the student materials was a bit biased, stating things like "this feature is far easier/better in Dreamweaver".

It was one LONG week. Not because of the students or the class, they were just great. But I seem to have developed an awful sinus infection. About a week and a half ago I picked up what seemed like a light cold. But I don't get colds. And when I get something like a cold, I know what it really means. A sinus infection. Right away I started chucking down sinus pills, and washing them down with 'Tussin'. Here I am going on two weeks with this thing and I still haven't beat it. It has been utter hell going to sleep, and then waking up. And then getting the drugs in my system quick enough to keep some level of alertness. A couple of times I may have taken a bit too much of that 'Tussin'. It seems that mixing beer and Tussin gives you a really nice high. I think I ended up inadvertently taking some sort of red-neck drug concoction. But I felt really good that night. REALLY good. :-)

I tried calling into the doctors office today, and their hours are simply insane. Some days they are open 13 hours, and other days only 4. Today they were open for 4 hours and I missed them. I need antibiotics BAD. I wish you could just walk into a drug store and pick them up. But I understand why you can't.

As I was leaving the training center today, the owner stopped me in the hallway and said "I have something for you". It was a check, for the training I did there a few weeks ago. Hooray! I got paid. Along with the check I got earlier in the week, I was able to pay my bills. I know, it doesn't sound very exciting. But 'paying your bills' is always a concern when you are independent and you're not quite sure if you will ever see money for the work you have done.

So work has been steady, and good. At my current rate, I am averaging one week off a month (and four weeks teaching). This pays all my bills, and then some. In the weeks I am off I find that I am still working, but it's work that I enjoy. And being home for an entire week is great. I can sit around in my pajamas until noon. I can take my shower at 4:00PM. I can sleep in until 10:00AM. This independent stuff is great. Speaking of taking a week off, I have nothing scheduled next week! I am quite glad. I don't know that I am ever going to beat this infection. Now I can get into the doctor and get some good drugs.

Current Mood: Sick Damnitt!
Musical Inspiration: Shut up and turn it off. I don't feel good.

Historic Comments
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phrighty | 06.10.05 - 8:13 pm | #

Thats all youre bitch as has to say after Ray finally post about whats happened in his life so far. Thats a bitch thing to do.
Benzoate | 06.10.05 - 10:48 pm | #

Whadda ya mean you can't just walk in to a store and buy anitbiotics? What kind you looking for? And congrats on meeting ends with those bills. Keep it up and you might be able to afford a vacation one of these days.
Poe | 06.11.05 - 7:19 pm | #

good to have you back
LiteHedded | Homepage | 06.14.05 - 1:26 pm | #

Heh, it probably worked without the beer. Robutussin has DXM in it, which can make you trip like a motherfucker. The beer probably helped.
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Anonymous | 06.19.05 - 10:20 pm | #

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Benzoate | 06.20.05 - 6:52 pm | #

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Anonymous | 06.21.05 - 10:35 pm | #

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Phrighty | 06.22.05 - 7:18 pm | #

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