Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Well. I keep expecting to feel worse than I do about being laid off. I still feel slight twinges of unhappiness now and then, but to be honest, I feel fine.

In fact, here’s what I told Brennen last night:

“I feel oddly free, and it’s a feeling that the recently-fierd don’t usually say that they have. I don’t feel depressed or angry, nor do I feel like a burden’s been lifted from me. I feel like this is a wonderful opportunity, and while I mourn the loss of a great job and some great co-workers, I’m looking forward to having some more free time, in the near term.

“In fact, I’m seriously considering a several-day vacation to the Shenandoah Valley. Just me, a Jane Austen novel, a laptop, and 196,000 acres of oak and maple.

“And when I think about getting a job, well, I’ve grown up in an economy that favors the job-seeker. For better or worse, I’m not worried about finding a new job. I can always find something.”

That pretty much sums it up, I think.

There’s a new poll, a new anime song download, and a pretty graphic at the top of the page. Those banner graphics will be rolled out across my website as time goes by.

The results of the last poll:

Some sports are boring to some people. Which of the following sports can you not bear to sit through a game of?
Baseball (60%)
Football (0%)
Basketball (20%)
Soccer (20%)

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