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Journal of jeffa (4331)

Monday May 09, 2005
08:23 AM

Monday Morning Nightmare

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I had a nightmare this morning. First one i've had in long time. I dreamt that i was back home, in Murfreesboro. All i wanted to do was get back to New York. Sometimes i still wonder how i got here -- it's only been 2 weeks, but the thought of being anywhere else seems ... well, just awful. In the dream, i was back at my parents 'old' house, not their new one -- the new one that i stayed at for 1 week before i moved up here on Tuesay, April 26th. In the dream, i was either in that state just prior to moving up here, or it was a semi- future event where i will fly back home, retrieve the rest of my belongings, and drive 'em up in a van. Either way, i won't be flying back ... which is why it was so odd that in the dream, i couldn't find my plane ticket ... and panicked.

Actually, it was a great way to start the week ... when i awoke, i was sooo happy to be in New York.

This is my second week at the new job, and so far so good. Solved a couple of bugs last week, got some paper work out the way, and completed 50% of a new feature i was tasked to add. I mostly puttered around the Net ... but only because i don't have my computers up here with me. This is really the only time i am online, at work. I'll have my folks ship the 'puter up.

This week (and next) is ramen noodle week. I only have about $200 in the bank account, and veritable $hit ton of credit card debt. I can hold out for the next two weeks until my first paycheck ... i just have to go straight home after work and play some XBox, the reason why i brought it with me. It was easier to carry than a computer. (Why didn't i buy a laptop last year instead of that stupid tower?!?)

Last Thursday i met Sam Tregar, Perrin Hawkins, and Michael Peters. Perrin took us all out for some really nice food at a 'Frenchy' restaurant called the Blue Light. Thanks again Perrin! That was the first time i met (in person) Perrin and Sam, and i had not seen Mike in well over a year. He and i had a Parallel Processing class together, my last semester as a grad student at MTSU. The school that is every bit my second home as it is my major source of debt. (Why oh why didn't i take the *blue* pill?)

Well, for better or worse ... i am in New York now.

jeffa is dead. Long live jeffa.
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  • Time to get that X-Box Linux distro going!

    There actually are many inexpensive activities in New York. Check around on the net or look through a copy of Time Out for starters.

    By the way, the restaurant is actually called "Blue Ribbon", and Sam split the bill with me. Welcome to NYC. See you soon.

    • Ahhh ... Blue Ribbon ... well, next time it's on me. ;) Thanks and please tell Sam i said thanks too! You guys rule.

      And that's the second recommend i have had for 'Time Out' ... i'll go check it out. :)
  • Congrats on making the big apple, jeffa!

    But I think that "The Blue Light" is actually the name of the cafeteria in KMart stores. ;^)
    • Thanks ybiC! Truth be told, i have about $700 waiting for me back home should i need it ... but i'm trying to be frugle, just to see if i can. I sold the car and most of it went to 2 months rent, the rest is 'in case of emergency' ;)