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Entry 07/14/2005 10:52:12 AM – Mentat 174

07/14/2005
Entry 07/14/2005 10:52:12 AM – Mentat 174
 
     I was supposed to go home and finish up on the previous entry, but by the time I had actually gotten home, I was just too bloody tired to do much of anything other than veg in front of the television with the hell beast in lap.  And even then, I think that I had fallen asleep shortly after that…  And there was further news to that entry to boot. 
     It would appear that Brian at work had come over to my desk earlier in the morning, and wanted to offer some sort of extra-curricular work for his side business.  At first, when he had talked about it with me, he had something about voice work of sort or another — which seemed odd to me, considering that I think his voice sounds infinitely better than my own. 
     I had told him that this wasn’t the appropriate time nor place, as I was at work, and such offers are against my ethics; and suggested that we talk about this either at lunch or at the end of the business day.  He looked oddly at me, and I tried to explain to him the reason for this, of which he agreed and left me alone until lunch. 
     At lunch he simply told me that he reiterated his position and that I should think about it, diving off to chat with his usual lunch friends to talk about sports and what not. 
     At the end of the day; he had approached me again on this and went into some detail as to what he was looking for.  According to the information that he had provided he runs approximately two other businesses, one in real estate and another of dubious information (dispute resolution is what it was called.  And all I could see was either something of domestic dispute resolution, or Vinnie "the Broken-Nose" something-Italian); and that he was looking for someone with computer experience to put together a home/SoHo Network at home.  Didn’t really go into the details, but there were some tweaks in the conversation between the two of us that had me wondering.
     Brian had said something about a relative that does the same thing.  Which cued my suspicions for some reason.  I mean, he doesn’t strike me as the kind of person that would go through family issues like I have.  So, why ask me to do this sort of thing, when he has relatives that could do the same thing?  Seems awfully odd, especially considering that we’ve only casually talked once or twice in the months that I’ve been down on this side of the building.  There have been a couple of other tweaks that come up…  Things that I can’t always put my finger on. 
     So, for the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about his offer and may take him up on it — not necessarily for the money — but simply for the experience.  Part of it has to do with the fact that I’m not quite as familiar with wireless networking as I should be (considering that when I was at PracticeWorks, I had in fact had to go through support issues with some of the offices that were on wireless).  Part of it has to do with the fact if I were to be paid the routine consulting fees for doing that sort of work, I would most assuredly spend it on a trip to Greensboro.  Something that wouldn’t be wise to do. 
     Yes, that’s right…  I’ve been obsessing quite a bit the last couple of weeks since I’ve gone offline about Will.  I miss him terribly.  I want to find him at work one day during the weekend and tell him just how wrong I was to have let him go, and how much I missed him.  I would definitely stay for the weekend (or try to anyway) just to spend as much time as I could when he was out of work. 
     I have to approach Brian (or appear approachable) to get a little bit more information as to what he’s looking for, get a few more of my questions answered, and appear to be ready to put together some sort of proposal.  I’m probably going to stick to my routine (pagan/Wicca) price tag of beer and pizza or something of the sort. 
     More on that in the near future no doubt. 
 
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     As for my life in general…  It’s the beginning of the blaring summer, and the temperatures have been skyrocketing as usual.  Lovely too, as the new air conditioner seems to be handling the workload rather well.  Not entirely surprising given that it’s just me and the hell-beast in the house to tax the unit.   In the last week, I’ve also survived through the after-effects of yet another Tropical Storm/Tropical Depression.  Dennis was the name of the last storm… Unlike the storm before that last year — this one didn’t even cut near Georgia — instead staying on the west side of the Smoky Mountains. 
     I’ve also been acquiring quite a bit of 80’s music that I’ve been missing.  Most notably — some of Madonna’s earlier (and less sleazy) works.  Rather fun listening to them too, given that songs like Borderline and Lucky Star came out when I first came out and started hitting the clubs.  Open Your Heart and Into the Groove came out about the same time I was working at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island and I had briefly dated Tom D.  Then there’s been also some of the newer (21st century) tunes that I’ve been hearing while at work.  Like Rockell’s L O V E, and Rochelle’s I Love You (which isn’t the same as her song I Love You Always and Forever). 
     Well that’s about it for the time being.  Until the next time. 
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