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08 February 2011 @ 10:53 pm
Mark Your Calendar  
On this day, at this hour, I actually feel... good. Like things are going well for me. Write this down -- mark your calendar! It's been a while since this happened!


In the past three weeks I've:

- Successfully (and at long last) completed a very long-standing project at work
- Finished the audit for the company's compliance to PCI DSS. (We passed.)
- Got a new version released to production, with a release night that went so smoothly it may be a record.

I'm so relived having all that crap off my back I may ... I dunno, sleep through the night? Crazy!

I got almost all my roses pruned by myself this year. I got help on one of them, but was able to slide the rest in on my own. Heck, I even managed to keep up on the annual leaf fall back in December, even despite having massive death plague. (This may be related to why I had massive death plague for so long, but whatever.)




Okay, so all is not complete roses. My media server claims to have contracted a worm. I'm not sure if I believe it or not, but since I didn't want to deal with it, I just unplugged it. I may resolve the issue by just getting a new computer, since this one is about six years old. I'd been considering something newer anyway, since I want to run Windows 7 and maybe Civ 5. So maybe this is a blessing in disguise? If nothing else I now know I can get a longer monitor cable at Fry's, and will thus solve a problem I've had with watching certain types of videos. So



Today's LJ prompt is What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?

Eh, so I extended that out to what would I do if I won the lottery, and assumed I won a million dollars. Which means in reality land I only get to keep half of it, but whatever.

First, goodbye mortgage!

Second, hello job. Goodbye job. It's been lovely. Really. Only mostly not, actually.

Third, apply for that language school in Kyoto. I could seriously do with six weeks of studying in Kyoto followed by another two weeks of vacation. After that we'll see.

Fourth, assuming I had any money left, hire someone to design my garden. Heck, higher other people to do the dirty work for me.



And now for sleep. Because someday I will have a job where I don't have to get up at the ass-crack of dawn, but that someday isn't tomorrow.