The past few days have been really blah, so I don't really have anything to report, since I didn't do anything other than manage to finish up Ch. 15 of SOOTB and get started on Ch. 16. Right now, I'm sitting at work, bored out of my mind. For those of you that don't know, I work part-time for a research group here in Taiwan. The government is on this little "internationalization" kick, so I'm the "token foreigner" in the office. My main job responsibility is to sit here and "look white" ... occasionally I'll have to write an e-mail to someone overseas, but that doesn't happen very often. It's nice getting paid for doing nothing, but it's also boring. I used up forty minutes reading the latest chapter of "With Trust" (which I really liked by the way), and now I'm trying to waste some more time by blogging.
I feel crappy that I didn't really accomplish much over the weekend or on Monday, so this week I'm going to set goals for myself, and I'll post back on Friday or so whether or not I accomplished them. I want to send at least two more boxes back home (even though I really don't want to deal with the imbeciles at the post office again). I also want to pitch some more junk, maybe a bag-full of stuff, and get rid of an old book shelf I don't need anymore and probably won't be able to sell. I also need to take Shadow back to the vet on Wednesday to get another shot for his skin thing and a refill on his ointment. At least he doesn't fidget now when I put the ointment on him. I also need to take my thesis to the printer and get it copied and bound. If I can get all of those things done this week, and manage to get some writing in as well, I'll feel better.
I work better under pressure, though, and since I still have plenty of time to get my stuff together for moving, I don't really have the impetus to do it, so instead, I just sleep, stare at the computer screen, sleep some more, and maybe watch a little CNN. Exciting life, huh? ::sigh::
I've also been spending too much money lately ... money that I'd rather be using as the down payment on my new car when I get back. I'll still have plenty, but I'd like to have more, just in case my parents drive me nuts before I manage to get a job and I have to get out of there and get my own place. And I've had all kinds of expenses and stuff the past couple weeks ... like shipping those damn boxes which turned out to be much more expensive than I thought, plus rent, maintenance fee that we have to pay every month, electricity bill, vet costs, etc. Oh well ... can't be avoided. At least I can pick up the next installment of my scholarship on the 5th of next month, and I'll get paid from my job then, too.
Anywho, I think I'll go beat my head against a wall now for lack of anything better to do for the next hour and forty-five minutes or so ... :wacko: