Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Slackin' Jack

This is what happens when you do a Google search for the words "Sorry for the lack of posts." See that? About 13,400 responses. I figure I'll let Google do the talking for me on this one. So... what, you are probably wondering, is the deal?

Honestly, I don't know. I'm slammin' busy at work which has a lot to do with it. When you work as much as I have been lately, you tend to focus only on the things you have to do... which are hardly blog worthy discussions, I assure you - unless you like to talk about the intricacies of mail server backups and antiquated antivirus software. I for one don't, which makes my choice of profession all the more surprising. Maybe I could change careers so I'd have more stuff to write about? Anyone know of a place that wants to hire a tech savvy music freak that knows how to breakdance? Didn't think so......... Oh wait, I know! I could be the guy who comes up with the questions for Trivial Pursuit! Think there's any money in that? Can you imagine what this blog would be like? Each new post would consist of only a question. The first person to answer correctly would win a free game, as well as remain forever in my good graces.

Q: What is the product of the ten thousandths digit of pi multiplied by the number of times Ty Cobb won the American League batting title?


Nah, wouldn't work. I think the money in such an occupation would be just enough to buy a bed at a shelter. Alas, I'm stuck with my current incarnation as computer support guru. There IS all sorts of gossip going on at work that I could write about.... but dammit, my coworkers are probably reading this post at this very moment. It would suck if I pissed off the wrong person. Screw you, slackers. Get back to work. Chop Chop! You folks are the reason I'm overworked and need to find new employment. Oh, you disagree, do you? How many other companies do you know of where the IT guy covers the reception desk at lunch while fielding such questions as, "Can you help me fix my typewriter?" 'Nuff said.

But I'm not bitter or anything. No, you know what? A steady job is a steady job. I know what it's like not to have one, and so I'm grateful.... even if it does leave me without anything to write about and resentful of my coworkers. And when it comes down to it, do you know of any IT guys who aren't pissed off and curmudgeonly? Of course you don't. See? I'm only playing an understated yet vital role in our nations sociological identity (and economy.... because I get paid so little, you see.)

So gripe not, loyal readers, that there have been fewer posts to read in recent weeks. Gripe not further that the posts that are available usually offer some sort of apology for there being a lack of posts. For you see, I am merely fulfilling my duty to the scratchy wool fabric of American society..... and my muse has seen fit to vacation. Keep hope alive, brothers and sisters. I'll be back with interesting reads and tidbits as soon as the inspiration strikes. Who knows? After this post, it might happen once I get fired. Later.

P.S. The answer to the trivia question is 60. And they say ny depth of knowledge is too obscure.... The hell do they know?


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