Random Stuff

So, I’ve been feeling some guilt that I haven’t posted in quite awhile. Mostly, it’s that I haven’t had much to say that warranted an entire blog post vs. a quick tweet. I’m also a bit frustrated with my site right now in that I want a gallery that is simple and integrates well with WordPress. I had been using Zenphoto but not being able to easily get it into my WordPress template was frustrating me. I switched to NextGen gallery, but now I’m plagued with random errors and bugs. I can’t complain too much. All of these gallery plug-ins are created by nice people for free (or donations), and it’s not like I do much to help the effort aside from whinging about it.

I’ve finally gotten around to playing Fallout 3 again. I’m about halfway through the main storyline, but right now I’m clearing out some side quests that were in my queue. Feral ghouls creep me right the hell out. The big benefit to being a slow gamer (as I am) is that it’s a cheap hobby. 🙂

I’ve also taken on a bigger leadership role with my local Mensa chapter. I’m really excited about it, and I’m hoping to be able to test out some of my mad MBA skillz using this as my sandbox. The experience will be good for me, and it’s a much safer sandbox than work-related tasks. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), it’s also more exciting than work right now, which means I’m spending too much time on it and not enough thinking about work.

Speaking of work…well, it’s there. It’s frustrating. I feel like I’m spinning my wheels waiting for a certain date to come and go so that I can see if things really change or if they stay head-bashingly fucked up. I really like the people I work with, and I like the flexibility I have with my work. There are benefits to staying at the same company for so long. I’m also bored most of the time though…it’s too hard to make changes happen, and the risk is often more than the reward. Alas, I can’t talk too much about any of that on here, for obvious reasons. I’ll just leave it at that I think things will change (relatively) soon, and I’m hoping the change is beneficial.

I haven’t gotten to go to the zoo lately or do very much photography. Running is taking up a good bit of my free time, especially now that my long runs are quite long. If you’ve been following my zoomy tweets, you know that I’m up to 10 miles now. I’ll be doing 11 next weekend. This all adds up to that I’m just six weeks or so away from the final big run of 14 miles before I go to WDW to do my first half-marathon! Yay! 🙂 I’m getting faster, too. I’m still not fast enough to be able to do a half-marathon legitimately (it’ll be DH doing the first half of the relay that allows me to do the Disney half), but I’m pretty close. DH and I are doing a turkey trot race on Thanksgiving day, and I really do think I’ll be able to meet my 5K goal and set a new PR at that race. 🙂 Keep your fingers crossed for good weather conditions that day for us!

That’s all for now. My life is blissfully boring most of the time these days. I’m really enjoying all the free time I have now that I’m not in school. 🙂 I really had not noticed how much of a time suck it was until it wasn’t.

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