October 29th, 2003


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Just got home from Halloween game night. The bus timing was such that it made more sense to walk to Sullivan than it did to wait around for the bus. Of course, I forgot that the 89 turns into the 109, so it didn't really matter. And of course the bus ended up getting to Sullivan something like 25 minutes late. So, here it is 12:34 and I'm home and caught up on email and LJ, but I don't feel like going to sleep. I don't feel like reading, and I don't really want to get snagged into watching Buffy, since there are only 3 episodes left in season 3, and I'll likely want to watch all 3 together. Hmm. Bath, maybe? Then maybe some Dilbert? That's usually safe. Good thing I don't have any early meetings tomorrow. In fact, I think I don't have any meetings at all. I have one stupid thing to do, then I can work on my project that I like working on. And that project is looking pretty good for the deadline, so I'm not going to stress too much about it.

I think I've decided to actually dress up for Halloween this year. For those who won't see me, I'll post pictures. I'm sure it will be a sight not to be missed.

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I am so not in work mode. The reason is this other project, the intermediaries thing. I'm on some board for it, and we meet once a week, and we do stuff. The meetings I can handle, but having to occasionally produce stuff for it really gets me unmotivated. I don't want to do it, even though it doesn't take much time. It's a fragmentation of my concentration, and I don't seem to handle that very well. It makes me totally unmotivated. It also doesn't help that the stuff I produce for the other project is mostly self-directed. With my main project, there are definite things I need to do, and having that helps me focus and makes it enjoyable to work. When I don't have that, I lose my motivation. I think I may try to avoid getting any out-of-meeting work for the other project. If that doesn't work, I may have a chat with the person leading the group and explain things. But, really, I don't feel like explaining this kind of thing to people I only see at work, people I don't feel particularly close to.

So, I did some of the work for the other project, and I've decided to leave it until tomorrow for now. Now I'll just focus on my main project.