Archive for 2007

And finally, some rest

Monday, December 31st, 2007

So, at last, I’m finally on holiday.

It feels a lot better – I sleep in a lot more now, and I know when I wake up I don’t particularly have to be somewhere, unless it’s Sunday, but that’s 1 day in a week, and that can be coped with.

What else have I been doing? Watching cricket, of course. Some computer games, but I’m trying to keep that down. Mostly with TV watching and reading of several different books – some Sci-fi mixed with stuff to keep my mind a little warm for college (I’m still getting through Calvin). I do love me a post-Christmas sale to top up the bookshelf. Though, to accommodate space in that bookshelf, I started cleaning stuff out and chucking a whole lot of crapola. I’ll be continuing the clean-out efforts, until they morph into packing efforts in late Jan. By then, I’ll probably be cleaning out a lot of the house as well.

After New Years, there’ll be some live cricket watching to start the year off. Apart from that, still don’t have plans, and I actually like it that way.

I guess there’s also an element of waiting too. There are some things you just aren’t sure how they are going to turn out, no matter what you do or say. You just kinda have to sit back and wait for an answer. 2008 is going to be a way different year to 2007.

Visual Ex+++, episode 1

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Video #1! Enjoy!

Velocity: a change of place

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Officially, I’ve had 3 Sundays and 3 SBS’s, though 1 of those Sundays was a while ago (in “visiting” era), 2 of those SBS’s were in that same period, what would have been the fourth today was a BBQ, and today was a Christmas special, with different arrangements.

Yet despite this I’m getting used to the place. So I guess one of the aims of two weeks of familiarisation has worked. I’m familiar with layouts, toilet locations, driving there and back. I’m beginning to get to know people – well, I know the key people, but it’s everyone else which will take time. It puts some pressure off though, knowing that I’ve begun to establish good relationships already. And it makes my previous good-byes much more apparent. I’ve felt temptation, but no solid tugs back. Hmm.

What else is in store? Christmas hasn’t finished yet, so it’s still sometime to survive until I can turn thoughts to a new year and actual relaxing.

The whirlwind

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

A short chronicle of a quick and quite tiring 2 weeks, where by short, I mean, in the sense of “The Shorter Oxford Dictionary”, which comprises 2 volumes.


Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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Quick rate: wait till it’s free-to-air or something.


Random Miscellany, part 0.22246706319874

Monday, December 17th, 2007

1) Wow, blink and you miss the cricket. Then again, cricket on Sunday didn’t happen due to that storm and subsequent rain, so, oh well.

2) I don’t mind so much that my laptop is heavier but more powerful rather than lighter and less so. Then again, I think the key is having a good bag, which is making all the difference. I hate those shoulder slung laptop bags.

3) I’ve thoroughly forgotten work, and I think in time my 1337 python skillz will fade …

4) … Then again, I’m picking up or reviving old skills.

5) Someone out there needs to use bookmarks instead of searching for my site every single time.

A short update …

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

I know how to swim. I just haven’t done it in a while. So if I were to go swimming again, I’d likely get really tired.

It’s kinda like that now. Two days in, and there has been so much to do. I know how to do quite a bit of this stuff, on one level or another, but it’s just been so long. My poor mind is having to adjust quickly to the different pattern and situation it’s found itself in.

Change, part 1

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

There’s something about the inexorable movement of personal velocity. The first step is always the hardest, but then, you’re travelling, and then you realise that you are somewhere far from where you were. Steps are small, but steps add up, displacement grows, surrounds change, and there you are, inexorably headed in a different direction.

At the start of the year, I wrote this:

A rough plan exists, and Iíve completed the few vague goals I set for those 3 years or so, and so now begins the slow process of applying force to the inertial mass of my life.

So, there, the inertial mass that is life has been duly pushed, and now I’m going. It feels like a slow process, like the moving of glacial ice, and the start of the year seems so, well, vague and distant.

I also wrote.

So now, to go by the grace of God.

So, there, here I am, and there I’ll be, all in the grace of God. I’ve never been good at saying goodbye, but somehow this I think will be worse than most – friendships built up all the way within a period of 8 years 5 months don’t go away easily, nor will, nor should they, God willing. The grace of God will continue, and I’m sure things will all turn out for good. But the tug of emotional flux pulls hard. Emotional flux will be pushing differently on Monday, but one step at a time, eh?

Au revoir!

Friday, December 7th, 2007

To the music: Leaving Here, Pearl Jam

In 1 hour, I will have officially left work and moved on to the transition phase before the next part of my life.

Goodbye responsibility! Goodbye frustrating clients!

Mould breaking

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

One of the recurring themes of my thinking process about going into some sort of paid full-time ministry was the mono-culture of the type of person being sought after. Others have picked this up some what, usually in various conversations with me as I discuss this notion, or in perceiving it themselves. (more…)