…just not missing (for once).
No posting from the future today.Â Just a return to writing, then plenty of vegging out.Â AndÂ why not, seeing as how I’ve been working like a dog most of the weekend, and running for my life part of it, and having my guts twisted in knots for the remainder.Â No, sorry.Â It’s probably not all as interesting as I’m trying to make it sound.
Along with the attempt to resume semi-regular writing here, I’ve also snapped myself from the self-imposed hiatus of freelance work over the past month or so.Â Well, as often happens when I take on projects outside of office hours, there was one of those wonderful confluences of deadlines that kept me tied to a desk and monitor for quite some time.Â When that happens, it’s usually at the expense of my writing time.
But at least there are results to be seen.Â For one, if you’re a New York area music fan, you might want to take a look at the venue map over at BrooklynVegan.Â My first mash-up project!Â Kind of fun to do, except for compiling all the data — there is no part of any data entry task that can be deemed sexy.
Then there’s the future work.Â Mock-ups for a forthcoming redesign of MyBloop.com, which a friend and former co-worker has wrangled my attention.Â And I have to say,
I’m quite happy with what I’ve whipped up.Â I can’t wait to show it off, but when that will be is still a matter of small discussion.Â I can say that whatever design rust I claimed to have been suffering from lately seems to have been knocked off.
And when I wasn’t coding or painting with pixels, I was getting shot in the head, chest, and ass with paintballs.Â Yep, a good chunk of the Lime Group folks went out early Sunday morning to shoot each other in the name of an interesting outing.Â The side I fought on lost 5 of the 6 matches.
Finally, to top it all off, I had to watch the Giants give Dallas help in beating them in a battle for the NFC east.Â Seriously, how many games to you have to take yourself out of with stupid penalties before you learn not to commit them?Â I still have faith that they’ll make the playoffs, and hope that they get to take on Dallas one more time to get a measure of retribution.Â Of course, I’m not counting on either of those things for the moment.
As you were.