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Crickets

It seems that when they put you on an extended work schedule, you get used to it.

I've been getting home one, two, sometimes three hours late almost every workday for three weeks now, and it doesn't seem so trying anymore. Somehow I still manage to get to the grocery store, fix food for myself, and put on clean clothes every day.

Summer's slipping away into fall, and a little part of me thinks, damn, I hate to miss that, while the rest of me attends the endless meetings and does the software testing and rewrites training documents and generally puts her nose to the grindstone.

It's about 9:30 and I'm home, a late dinner settling in my stomach, I just watched Kung Fu Hustle at the recommendation of owzers (good flick, pretty odd), and now the TV is silent and the living room is dark, and all I can hear is crickets outside in the late-summer night air.

We hit 54 percent of goal today at 56 percent of our scheduled time. We might make our deadline, and if we don't, it won't be because I didn't spend enough time at the office.

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vampirefan
Aug. 28th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
i love kung fu hustle! i bought it at target for $5 during one of their weekly sales.

i love it when they do the dance at the beginning (i'm assuming that's the kung fu hustle)... and pretty much everything crazy and weird about the movie.

i've been wanting to watch "shaolin soccer" which is by (i think) the same director and looks to be just as quirky.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 28th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
It was really an enjoyable movie. I love that the heroes in Pigsty Alley are perfectly ordinary people--the fat landlady, the old gay tailor...I love that everyone in the poor part of town has some kung-fu mastery.

Stephen Chow is responsible for Shaolin Soccer too--which also looks good.
vampirefan
Aug. 28th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
ok, so i remembered reading somewhere that the director was in the movie so i imdb'ed him and he was one of the gangster wannabes! also, imdb says that kung fu hustle #2 is in production!
emeraldsedai
Aug. 28th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay!

If ever a movie merited a sequel...
decemberleaf
Aug. 28th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
"Somehow I still manage to get to the grocery store, fix food for myself..."

Aye, THERE's the rub!

emeraldsedai
Aug. 28th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
A wise man once said, "If you want to know what your priorities are, look at what you're doing."
roseambr
Aug. 28th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Amazing what the body adjusts to over time, isn't it? Even ungoddly hours and unreasonable expectations can be made to feel normal. We actually don't realize it's not normal until it's over and we stop.

I'm glad you have adapted and are still able to hold to your much needed routine of proper food and taking care of yourself. Makes the up-coming vacation that much more important.
emeraldsedai
Aug. 28th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
The diet wavers quite a bit in these circumstances, and the Paraliminal recording is actually making a positive difference. You're asked to recall a recent event that caused your eating behavior to be less than optimum, and then imagine a different outcome. Each time I listen to it, I have a new one, and I seem to have solved each of them in succession.

The current one is letting myself get too hungry because of the work schedule, then being ravenous and overeating at dinner. It's actually a positive "problem" because it means I have no reserves--that I'm eating just enough--so that if dinner is an hour late, I'm starving.

I have to remind myself what huge progress and change that represents.

And yes, the train trip is going to be such a wonderful break!
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