This here is what I call my spendy mood. I'm confident about my job, energized by a feeling of real accomplishment there... and getting ideas for what I could do at home if I had things set up just right...
I'm feeling good about my job; the company is doing well, and my work is about to have a direct influence on this. Competent, fun, and engaging. And various factors are making my take-home pay significantly higher than it used to be (taxes are lower in MA, I'm not having money taken out for a stock purchase plan, rent is lower, and my salary is higher), so I'm feeling a little... prosperous. High as a kite, more like.
This is why last night at karaoke I got the idea of spending $600 on a SCD-G player and 2800 songs' worth of karaoke. This is why this morning I ordered the new 20" iMac (thus effectively ending the idea of the SCD-G player, at least as long as that thing stays on order). I have 3-4 weeks before they ship the thing; three to four weeks to come to my senses, and cancel the order.
Again I'm sitting here wondering how I got to this place... I guess I made some tough choices. Effectively took a 20-month vacation (14 months of that paid in a job I was, apparently, overqualified for) and came back refreshed and really ready to stretch my brainpower a bit. I really hope this feeling lasts.
In other news, tonight I spent a little time playing around with LJ's style stuff... With minimal work I've got my friends page in the same style as my home page, though without the links. I hope to learn the Perl stuff of their layers system well enough to get the journal to basically seem to be an integral part of my homepage. Mess around a little with DNS and it could really be neat. Or, at least, fun to set up.
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