I just realized how long it’s been since I posted anything here. I knew it had been a while – a several months maybe? – but it’s more like two and a half years!
It’s amazing how fast time can fly by when you aren’t paying attention to it, and I rarely do anymore. Modern-day life has allowed me to basically ignore the clock. I haven’t worn a wristwatch for about a dozen years, since is a clock everywhere I go anyway – hell, I carry a smartphone, just like everyone else. If I do want to know the time of day it’s easy enough to find out. The cable DVR freed me from the slavery of the TV schedule, allowing me to watch my favorite shows when it’s convenient to me, and I never have to worry about missing the new ones. Thanks to the Internet and the type of work I do, I don’t have to worry about punching a time clock or keeping to a set schedule, although ironically I still tend to follow a 9-5 day.
But even more it is the passage of days, weeks and months that slip right by me. There is relatively little difference between my work days and days off; either way I spend most of my days parked in my recliner with the laptop in front of me. I’ve become a hermit, and rarely leave the house anymore.
I’ve kind of withdrawn online to a great extent as well. I haven’t done squat on ThreeStooges.net in ages, outside of having to deal with the occasional asshole hacker. (I really need to get back to work on that.) Most of my online activity has been confined to expressing my contempt for the American police state on Facebook.
I hope to get myself doing more again this year, including getting back to posting here more often. Time will tell if I can stick to that. 😉