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Punch Drunk Love

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 12:58 pm by flerly.

For days I’ve put off revising a mockup for a customer because I’d been berating myself that I’m not a real graphic designer. I don’t have a degree in design. My first version fell so short of what they wanted that I was just… crushed, I think. I talked to Jay in Hawaii… the one with a design degree… and found out he is bored without any work being sent his way from our office. He spent last week teaching himself to use Flash. I can’t tell you how much I wanted to send him to details of this revision and just let him do it.

Alas, I did not. Instead, I woke my ass up this morning and planted myself in front of my computer, LJ was off, trillian was off… just me, photoshop, and my notes. Two hours later, I had it. I’m really so pleased, I don’t know what to say. Can’t believe I had it in me. I hate when I get so down on myself….

Anyway… I am here this week with renewed vigor and enthusiasm for getting things accomplished. Last week was a vacation. A nice long break from the intensity. The focus is back.

Weekend… was, well, the most sleep I’ve had in a long, long time. Early to bed, late to rise, and it felt so nice. Got in all my exercising, got in some quality JT time, and mostly just managed to talk myself down from a high stress level I didn’t realize I was at. I’m so pleased James is also enjoying the Salmon of Doubt collection of Douglas Adams shorts I recently finished. I forgot how much I love to read Douglas Adams… his style is so inspiring for me.

This week… work, climbing, house cleaning…. I think we’re having at least one, possibly two guests for the weekend. Jim will be in town for con, and hasn’t decided if he’s staying with us or Bruce for the duration, plus James invited Nick down to go for a motorcycle ride Sunday. We just sort of realized this was Labor Day weekend, and I’m off Monday. Not sure what I’ll be doing with myself… I know I won’t be doubling on any bike ride in the mountains, that’s for sure. Don’t guess I’ll be going to DragonCon either. I do have a few things I’ve promised for Billy that I might work on. Hrm.. we’ll see.

I think tonight we might go nuts and highlight James’ hair or something. Still have Punch Drunk Love sitting around to watch, but just haven’t been in the mood for it. Oh well.. it seems that with trillian now on, people are trying to get me to do some work for them. Best get to it.



  1. laedevalle has made a Comment

    Do you have to buy special equipment for climbing or do they provide everything for you?

    August 25, 2003 @ 6:03 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    At Atlanta Rocks, the climbing gym where we go, you can rent everything you need. We invested in our own harnesses, though, just so we could buy something a little more comfortable than the ones they provide.

    August 25, 2003 @ 6:06 am

  3. laedevalle has made a Comment

    Cool. How much was the harness, if you don’t mind me asking?

    August 25, 2003 @ 6:07 am

  4. flerly has made a Comment

    Well, I got it at REI locally (don’t see the same one on the website, though) for about $49.

    August 25, 2003 @ 6:11 am

  5. bingothemonkey has made a Comment

    Weird. Not. . .bad. . .Just weird.

    August 25, 2003 @ 6:52 am

  6. flerly has made a Comment

    I had heard it was “worth watching”, but that you really need to be in a movie appreciating mood.

    August 25, 2003 @ 7:01 am

  7. bingothemonkey has made a Comment

    Big time. There’s parts that just leave you slack-jawed.

    August 25, 2003 @ 7:02 am

  8. flerly has made a Comment

    Hey, you disabled your posting and I don’t have your email….I couldn’t think of another way to reach you.

    You’re mad and that’s understandable. Nobody ever said Kit was bright or tactful. Some people just don’t click with each other outside of work. I’m very sorry for the rude and hurtful way you got exposed to her thoughtless post, and i’m sure it’s not the best consolation to tell you that i’m sure she never meant for you to see it, but I would hope to goodness that if she had an actual problem with you that she’d just talk to you about it.

    As for the posse, we’re not Heathers. We know we’re not better than everybody else, but we like to feel that way when we’re drunk together on Friday nights. Sometimes people we invite don’t click with our mood. Sometimes it’s too big a dose of reality. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, and I guess this was one of those times. Honestly, I didn’t think that your cheese sucked. I mean, we did all go hang out afterwards. You disappeared on us before the Clermont, but hell, now having been there, who can blame you. I honestly thought you didn’t dig us too much.

    Heck even us four don’t click all the time. I’m really sorry your feelings were hurt. If you don’t want any of us to read or post to your journal anymore, I understand. Good luck with your adult life and “stupid problems”. If you want to keep in touch, you know where we are.


    August 27, 2003 @ 12:50 pm

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