Sometimes the carrot is the stick

Dammit dammit dammit.

Why do I always end up in this situation?

2 hot guys flirting with me most of the day. They both want me to hook up with them. Great.

Problem 1: they just got married. Literally, yesterday. Even that isn't so much an issue, since they're both consenting.

Problem 2: I have work I have to do at 4 local time; if I hook up with them, there's no way in hell I'm making my conference call. I also have a tour at 8 I have to be ready for, an hour away.

Problem 3: they're probably leaving tomorrow while I'm on my tour. They might stay an extra night. They haven't decided yet.

Fuck. Sometimes being responsible sucks.

Cardboard boxes

Wow, been a while. Thought I'd published something since the beginning of June.

So, I've started packing - more for the move than the vacation. Packing for a vacation in Hawaii actually requires more planning from the techical side than from the textile side: throw a half-dozen bathing suits, a pair of flipflops, and a bunch of sunscreen in a suitcase and that's that. On the other hand, I'm taking two laptops, two cameras, 5 lenses, a tripod, a monopod, associated chargers and such... there's probably something very wrong about that, but hey, it's my vacation.

But yeah, I've started packing for the move. I managed to fit almost all of my normal-sized paperbacks in a single box; it's a damned heavy box, mind you, but it's one box. I also got all my music CD cases in another. I'm going to try to get a box or two packed every night this week before I fly out on Saturday (... it still hasn't sunk in that I'm flying out on Saturday...), though I can't really pack up clothes and such until I get back.

We'll see how it all goes. I'm just starting to feel the anticipation, but I'm also under a lot of pressure at work and with the consulting job, so I don't have a lot of time to think about it. It'll probably all hit me while I'm relaxing in the hot tub.

Connect around their walls

Alright, finally got the security issues from the office sorted out; it kept blocking my login, so I could post or comment as "me" on anything.

Anyway, updates on things:

I'm going back to Maui for my birthday. I may have said that. Everything's planned out; I'm taking it easy this year, only one "trip" planned and that's a private tour so should be fun. I swear I'm going to make myself get to the top of Haleakala this time, and I'm even going to try to go up in the middle of the night to get starfield shots (assuming the weather's decent and the moon cooperates). It's hard to believe I'm going to be there in 3 weeks (from tomorrow).

Apartment is still in pending status waiting for the existing tenants to move out. That should be done in a week or so. I'm trying to plan out things like internet service, but I'm not entirely sure what all the options are. There are sites you can check for availability, but I don't entirely trust them.

The consulting job is a bit of a nightmare right now, as that's supposed to be going live the Monday I'm in Maui. It'll probably be ready by then, but we'll be cutting it a little close. However, they're driving me crazy with conference calls. I've been on calls literally every morning this week - and even with it only being a 4-day week, that's sill 7 hours of conference calls. That's ridiculous. I'm burning into "rollover minutes" on my cell plan (luckily I have thousands, so it's not costing me anything).

I'm sure things here will get far more interesting after I move in (36 days, not that I'm counting).