Who can figure out people?
When I genuinely believed that I had people figured out, things change and surprise me. Time and again, this happens. It’s happened more times this year than I care to remember. Every now and then it’s for the better, but mostly it is not.
I tried keeping some distance, not to the point of being unfriendly, but not making any extra effort. And when I do this, the person is question suddenly becomes extremely friendly. This catches me off guard, and I’m in a quagmire as to how to handle the situation.
The converse proves to be true more often though. Just when I think that a friendship with a person is going very well, we’re getting to be close, etc. etc., and I behave as I would with a close friend, I suddenly sense a little distance, and coolness from the person.
I always thought my people skills were good, and that I was able to read others fairly well. I’ve been proved wrong so many times this year alone that its worrying me. 2005 can only be a better year, in all respects.
So the Gator ran out of diesel, just when we’d loaded it with all the eqipment and were ready to sign in a dandy 5 hours of work. But no, instead we clocked 7 hours and a lot of muscle aches. Such is life. I’m just glad that it wasn’t in the dead of winter.
I didn’t get nearly as much done in my three day weekend, as I’d planned. I’ve got a desk, and dresser. But I need to build the dresser still. I’m yet to buy a bed. Ikea let me down terribly. I’ve still got tons of school work to catch up on. I need to spend a lot of money on various things, but am terribly afraid of falling short later on. I’ve still got plenty of meetings to attend and friends to catch up with. My laundry still needs to be done, car needs to be sold.
I need to make a list. Then I need to make a list of all my lists. Aaargh!
I’ve officially moved to my new crib. And it’s been interesting so far, to say the least. If this paves the way for things to come, it’s going to be an awesome 9 months. The problem is though, that I need a queit 9 months, where I spend more time with books than anything else. This is going to be a test of me.
On the other hand, does anyone know how to get rid of spam on a blog? I’d just ban the IP earlier, but it’s got to the point where it’s from a different IP everytime!