all work and no play make kev go crazy

Well, I’m already crazy, but you know what I mean. I’ve finished the work I had to do, which was mostly getting some last-minute instructions regarding a customer communication and an updated migration plan out the door. The next three weeks are going to be difficult, so I’ll be leaving work on the table for the rest of my stay here. I’m also going to ignore my personal e-mail, and stay away from Matt and Angie’s network connection. It’s for the best.

I’m about 250 pages into Quicksilver, and I haven’t the foggiest what the point of the book is yet. I’m not sure if this is good or bad, and it could very well be that it’s just me, as I haven’t been able to concentrate long enough to read anything more than Foxtrot and Bloom County comics of late. It’s an interesting read so far on Stephenson’s take on how philosophy, religion, and science all blended together in the 17th century, and I’m sure eventually things will start to come together. I’m also getting interested in the period the book is set in – I get the feeling it was a horrible and fascinating time.

It’s been an effort to get to where I am, but the brain is starting to feel lubricated and I’m getting more interested the farther into the book I go. If I get through it (which I will), it will be the first book I’ve read start-to-finish since late last year, other than collections of comics. Have I mentioned I haven’t been able to concentrate on anything lately? I’ll take those 250 pages as a good sign, and keep focusing. Besides, I’ve got a four hour plane ride on Monday.

Ok, enough about that. Tonight is game one of the “Battle of Ontario”, and I’ve got to get a wedding present before it starts.