Sunday, April 30, 2006

Motivation

Coffee in the Austin Skyline mug--second 20 oz cup of the day--"Are you Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz on iTunes. It is Sunday, but I am posting (and working) anyway as I have been suffering for a serious lack of motivation and drive during the past couple of weeks. If there existed "ahead" and "behind" in life as more than an artificial construct inculcated in us by our upbringings (mine had strong Protestant Work Ethic components) then I would have to say I am "behind". I am not actually behind: all tangible scheduled deliverables save one have been met and that one has been reasonably postponed. But I think I am behind, therefore I am. So it is Sunday and I work.

The work today is mostly meta-studio: I am finishing off the new garage space including purchasing new shelving and designing a shipping area (maybe even with one of those styrofoam peanut dispensers hanging from the ceiling... I can dream). I will also turn my Eye on the studio and divine her faults and limitations with the goal of possible rearranging now that I have more space. The additional garage space is no small addition: it is a two-car + garage and I was only using about a third of it prior to now.

Now to digress. Part of learning about the new iMac has been experimenting with its components. One of the components of the iMac is the dashboard--a set of widgets that do everything from convert currency, translate from one language to another,and show the time in binary (deeply geeky), to provide a fortune from a digital cookie, tell you your horoscope, show you your biorhythm chart and present the tarot card of the day (based on the date). In doing Mac diligence (aka putzing, ditzing and wasting time) I installed a bunch of new widgets. This is how my life has been: my biorhythms are ALL tanked, the tarot card of the day for the past three days has been death, and my horoscope has been telling me to hide under the bed. Okay, that last one was an exaggeration, but the rest are true.

Today the biorhythms are on the rise, the tarot card of the day is The Lovers, and the horoscope says I am in the mood to take on a project and I should do it as I will have fun. Not that I place any stock in the digital presentation of these arcane mystical forecasts... (Did I mention my fortune from the cookie was "If it's not in the computer it doesn't exist"?)

4 comments:

Bill Paley said...

You are such the ubergeek...

ren said...

the death card is not such a bad thing. it really suggests change, the death of the old and the birth of the new, so to speak, like say, a new computer, a new studio and a new shed...sometimes the death card is a good thing. can't say anything about the horoscopes or biorhythms though...

ren said...

oh, and i have a dr. who news widget on my computer! heh. and something called "clockish" which tells the approximate time and date ("noonish", "the end of april"). not as geeky in one way but just as geeky in another.

Brenda Griffith said...

Dave thinks your "noonish" widget rocks.