Back to work today and of course it sucks as usual. But then anything but working for myself would suck as usual.
Got into work and finally got the support people for a particular piece of software on the phone and it turns out that the one service we subscribe to has forcibly migrated us to a new service and didn’t tell us. (They supposedly sent out an e-mail last year but I have no record in my 3 years of e-mail from them.)
Anyway our choices are: Buy the new software plugin...or....buy the new software plugin. Some choice. :-(
Watched Eragon last night - not a bad movie at all. But then I’m a sucker for anything with fast flying scenes. (I’ve ordered both Eragon and Eldest from Amazon - the story sounds interesting and I’m sure it’s much richer than the movie was.)
I wish I had a dragon to fly. Or wings of my own. I’ve always felt a massive rush of joy an exhilaration watching first-person flying scenes or doing anything similar myself. I think I’m going to have to take up hang-gliding to feed that drive - either that or skydiving.
I don’t think my wife will ever understand that feeling of extreme joy that comes with flying free. I almost always have some tears in my eyes when I watch such things by myself. It’s almost like I’ve flown that way before and it hurts so terribly inside but I’m so filled with joy at the same time that I can’t help but tear up. It even happens when I’m watching similar things around other people but I tend to clamp down on it and be more reserved in those cases.
Still...my heart sings when I fly. Regardless of if it’s in my mind or my dreams or in real life. That’s the only way I can explain it.
That leads me to one of two conclusions:
I’ve lived it before. (Given my beliefs on life this would not surprise me. And _yes_ I do believe that dragons existed at one point. There are far to many cultural stories and histories for this not to have a grain of truth. Were they intelligent and telepathic? The jury’s skeptical on that one and still out.)
I will live it in the future. (I’ve found far too often in my life that everything is connected. With the suicide of my cousin it proved to me that my family “gifts” are real and more often than not extremely accurate but also extremely narrow in scope. Will I be riding dragons in my lifetime? Highly unlikely. But someone could come up with a way for a human to fly like a bird. Something highly technological that allows us to use giant wings as if we were birds. I could see that somewhere in the future. Probably not soon but still...)
Going to go on an E-Bay selling rampage here over this next month. I need to get rid of a lot of stuff. No books but a whole bunch of old test equipment and some older computer stuff as well as a couple of old Heathkit amps if a friend of mine doesn’t want them. Probably nothing special to anybody.
I’m also probably going to throw out a lot of things. I need to just discard a bunch of stuff that I’m not going to use for anything any time soon. I’m hoping that I can get enough money out of the sale to buy a good personal mill and CNC conversion kit. That and having a bolstered toy fund would be highly desirable. I want the CNC system to do things like be able to take my CAD stuff and mill things out for my own use. If I get a good small mill I’ll be able to make quite a few things out of quite a few materials.
There’s so much to do in life still...