Various and sundry

I got a few things done today, but little work on my current project, mainly because my time was being sucked up by other things, like the tail of the recent software rollout. However, I did get a few things done today. I contacted my (potentially) new tax preparer to set up a phone call. The nice thing is that everything can be done over the phone and by email. My taxes are not complicated, but I don’t have the patience to do them, and I’d hate to make a mistake. It will be good to have it over with. I’m guessing I will owe somewhere in the neighborhood of $3,000. Any more will annoy me. Any less will please me.

I scheduled Zeke for his vet appointment. He’s got to get his annual shots and that will happen on Friday morning at 9 AM. I also called to confirm reservations at the Rainbow Room Grill this Saturday evening. I took my suits to the cleaners this evening to have them cleaned and pressed, and I can pick them up after 5 PM on Thursday.

My work laptop, the hard disk of which is on the verge of dying, is being imaged tonight. I’ll have it back in the morning. The image is to test and see if the disk image can be dumped onto a new hard disk. This would prevent me from having to reinstall all of my software. The last time this happened, it took 12 hours of my time and I don’t have the time to waste doing that. Hopefully this test will go well.

I watched the latest episode of Heroes when I got home from work this evening. The show is really good. It’s a fun show to watch, always got you guessing.

I interviewed a candidate for a web developer position and have to interview another candidate tomorrow.

Friday will be a busy day, even though I have the day off. I have to take Zeke to the vet; I’ve got to get a hair cut; I’ve got to clean up the house; I’ve got to pack for my trip to NYC. Lots of little things. On the other hand, Friday is also a “leap” payday. You see, we get paid every 2 weeks. But over a period of 6 years or so, an extra “leap” week accumulates in our fiscal year. During that year, we get paid on a two week schedule as usual, except that at one point in the year, we get paid two weeks in a row, and then back to the 2 week schedule. Essentially, we get 27 paychecks instead of 26 this year.

I called Tawnya today and we talked for about an hour. I had a dream last night that we were fighting and when I called her, I joked with her, asking if she had the same dream. She thought it was funny. She is doing well and it was nice to talk to her.

I haven’t had much time for reading and so I’m still only halfway though the volume 2, issue 2 of SCIENCE FICTION AGE. I’ll get it finished soon. But I need to get back on the reading bandwagon and so I’m planning on starting Paul Levinson’s The Plot to Save Socrates tomorrow on my way into work.

Tonight is going to be another early night. I have a headache and it’s kind of settled in behind my eyes and built itself a nest made out of sharp, rough sticks of wood. I think I need to take some Advil. I’m heading to bed shortly, probably watch the latest installment of 24 and then lights out. Cardio first thing in the morning…