Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The more I want to blog, the less time I have to do it



Blogging is for the truly dedicated people, or maybe for those that have a little too much time in their hands. I am neither of them.
With the kids, the job, and other things, I barely have time to read my favorite blogs, (see my list of links) but I'll take 10 minutes to fill you in the latest.

I had an awesome time in Phily, I came back to a job that's mounting up the pressure to perform, and a family with a toddler, a new baby and a sleep-deprived wife. Add a crazy set of parents and in-laws and you get the picture.

Then there are the things I love to do but don't have time for, like baseball games, going to the beach, and good books.

The only problem is that I am trying to be a writer. I have two stories that are a work in progress, and I have an idea for a third one. If I can just get them finished I would be very happy, I don't care about getting them published, I already have a job, but I need to write, I need to get all this stuff off my chest.

Sometimes I feel like studying engineering was a way to chicken out, I should have been an English Lit or Philosophy Major, but, looking back, I thought Engineering would be a tough challenge, and I needed to prove that I could do it. (not unlike going to the marines when i was 18)

But, in my heart, I'd love to read, write and breathe philosophy. I just love it. I would love to express my ideas about this crazy world we live in. But hell, I am too busy living life to write about it!

Speaking of Philosophy and Engineering, I have found a blog that I think it's along those lines, It's called Algo Blog. I don't know the guy who writes it, but I bet we have a lot in common, the only difference is many years of experience, education and income, but that's it.

My job keeps me very busy, last week I found out that I don't know C++. Funny, if you would've asked me before that I would have told you different. I got good grades in all my computer science courses, I paid attention, but, you don't know crap until you are there trying to make something work. I am trying to do that but I am not doing a good job, the problem is, we are working with deadlines, we have a lot of work, but not a lot of people or a lot of time, they expect me to figure things out as fast as possible with the minimum amount of help. Either one would be fine, but the combination is hard. As a result I've concluded I have to hit the books again, but, I also have to study for the GRE, I have to take that sucker before the fall. I am applying for UF and Georgia Tech, If I don't get accepted, then it's either Miami, FIU or FAU. I loved FAU but I don't want to go there for my Masters.

Ok, so I am rambling, that means it's time to go, going to play Rise of Nations with Martha.

2 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

The computer world is like that (So my geek-husband says).

I am both dedicated AND have too much time on my hands, but I still have a hard time blogging at times. Actually, when it is the worst is when I have a LOT to say. The list piles up and I feel overwhelmed so I stick my head in the sand and that is usually when I write short bullets of information instead of something cohesive.

I'm totally impressed with everything you and Martha pull off, Jose. You both rock.

M.V. said...

Thank you :)