Antisociology

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Posted in Uncategorized by antisociology on September 29, 2008

Been quiet the past few weeks due to illness. I seemed to be getting better until last week when I took a business trip over to the left coast. We left on a 7AM ET flight, and landed six hours later, drove straight to the office and worked a pretty full day. By the time I’d gotten to bed that night, I had pretty much been up for forty hours. On returning to NYC, my cough was back in full force and getting worse.

I finally hauled myself to a doctor last Friday to get checked out. The doc suspected a case of pneumonia (!). Unfortunately, being between insurance right now, the chest X-ray to confirm was a bit pricey, so I opted to skip straight to the antibiotic. I’m one of those people who believes that we, as a society, overprescribe antibiotics, but they seem to be working in this case. I’ve got two more doses left, and then it’ll probably be another few weeks till I am 100%.

The business trip was good. We had a solid brainstorming session, and I got to meet the rest of the technical team that, up until now, I had only interacted with over e-mail and phone. Also interviewed some job candidates. It’s much nicer being able to talk face to face rather than just over the phone.

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at this job for six months (or is it seven, already?). Things are going pretty well, and people seem happy with my work. We just moved into spacious new offices. At night, I can see the big “New Yorker” sign on the New Yorker hotel, and 1 Penn Plaza. Unfortunately, the building bike policy is being argued over right now. I’m not sure if I want to go ahead and get my commuter bike ordered, or if I want to wait. I guess, in some sense, it doesn’t really matter since I can still use it for getting groceries, or visiting friends at points distant.

I do feel like I need a new side project, but I can’t quite seem to get myself excited about anything enough to actually start.

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