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My Dog(tm) is a moron. He spends hours every day putting toys under a rug in front of my fireplace, then hours more pretending to "search" for these toys. Maybe for a dog that seems smart, but when I watch him all I can think is "what a fucking moron."

I don't have much excitement in my day, so I'd have to assume that Dog(tm) looks at me as a moron as well, hell I wake up, make coffee, and jump on one of the three computers I regularly use here to surf the web, check my email and once in a great while get some work done. And, spend my time watching him dig his toys out from under the rug, who's the moron here?

In the last week I have realized that my freedom is limited now, I have very few days left until I have to return to "full-time work." On Monday the 13th, I will return to regular work. I am looking forward to it in some ways, it'll be nice to have a more regular routine to my life. However I can not deny that what I am really thinking is, "If I could never work again, I wouldn't."

I used to love work, but I have seen the dark side, I know what freedoms and enjoyment having no job gives you. I am not one to worry about bills, hell, I got the money (or don't) and it's their problem, not mine collecting it. So I never have problems with bills. So although being unemployed has been a bit of a shock, it hasn't shaken me that much. It was more of an interesting experience. I'm sure some of you would disagree, and I'm sure, rightfully so. But I was not born into money, I was born to make money for a living, I worked for what I have, so my sympathy is somewhat diminished.

However, I can not fight the feeling that I now have only a few days of "vacation" left. I know that I'll spend it doing the things I've been doing for the last six months, but I have some unnerving feeling that I should be doing something better, like spending time on a beach in Puerto Vallarta or something. However, I have one driving goal.

That goal is to wake up at 6:00 AM. This may not be difficult for most people. However, for me it is. Although I live a normal lifestyle with breakfast lunch and dinner, watch TV then bed, I happen to have breakfast at 2:00 PM.

You see, after many months of not working a full time job, only working side projects, my life has turned around. I started staying up late, then later, then, before I knew it, I was going to bed at 4:00 am and waking up at noon. It didn't really change my life at all, it was a natural progression of not working a "regular" job. Hell "Adult Swim" kept me up late at night, and the Teletubbies were on at 4:00 am for me to fall asleep to.

So my plan for the last week was to wake up at 6:00 am (or earlier). Monday, I woke up at 11:00, Tuesday at 10:00, Wednesday, at 9:00, see where this is going? By Sunday I should be up by 5:00 am. So far I'm on schedule. It's really strange waking up this early for me now, I'll sit around for a few hours and just wonder what to do, I'm now wishing I had a job to keep myself busy, this is good!

For now I make coffee and watch the morning traffic. I used to sleep. Oh well, life is work, right?


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Sky Wrote the following on 12/09/2004 08:32 AM :
You think this way about Dog(TM) because you're attempting to judge his intelligence against human intelligence. Actually, what Dog(TM) is doing indicates that he's a very smart dog. The more intelligent an animal is, the greater it's need to play. Dog(TM) is adapting a behavior - burying things inportant to him to keep them safe - to the limitations of his environment. When you think about it, that's pretty damned smart!


Nony Wrote the following on 12/09/2004 10:14 AM :
Dog(TM) will miss you when you are off to work! You'll get back in the "natural lifestyle" (ahum) fast enough...


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