I'm sure most of you have figured out by now that nyxie and I are not only dating but are living together now (and have been for a couple months). We've moved past the "Eeeeeee!" stage now -- although there are an awful lot of "Eeeee!" moments still -- and have had a handful of disagreements and a bit more stress than usual, and things are still so crazy wonderful and I'm still madly in love and happier than I've been in a very long time and wheeeeeeeeeeeee. Ok, so maybe I'm still in an "Eeeee!" stage but this one seems pretty permanent, really.
Work is a little tense these days -- while usually I welcome the summer doldrums as a chance to relax a bit while getting paid, the inevitable drop in workload at the end of August has been met this year with a paranoid mix of "I must find things to do so that I will not appear to be expendable" and "Holy cow, this is boring". This mostly leads to disorganization and misprioritization and blargh. There's a state-of-the-nation meeting coming up soon though, so I hope I'll at least get a picture of where things are at then; unfortunately those are almost always immediately preceded by a round of layoffs if necessary. Over beer after work with coworkers tonight I realized that I'm a bit more secure than I thought I was, really -- I'd been nervous because my new manager talks to us maybe once every two weeks, and it turns out that that's more a matter of him not understanding what we do, since we're a Unix group dedicated to customer-facing machines providing one product, and he's an NT/Notes guy in central IT.
The summer went by too quickly what with all the adapting going on around our place. I really must get out and do more. I plan on manifesting this primarily in rollerblades, local indie rock shows, and repertory cinema films. And posting more often. Really.