2 September 2004
I have been out for about a week and a half with an injury: I hurt my back working out for the second time in three months. It’s amazing how quickly one forgets how debilitating a lower back injury is. I’ll spare the details, but this time was worse than the first for a two reasons:
- 1) couldn’t sit for a week; and
- 2) didn’t have access to a laptop or internet
The first time I hurt my back, it was a “sort-of” blessing because I had a laptop generously loaned to me from Microsoft Canada to develop our Imagine Cup entry for the world competition. So I could lie down with my knees up, put the laptop on my, um, lap and code away.
No such luxury this time: I had that smug asshole Brian Williams tell me how shitty Canada did in the Olympics to pass the time. I also read the entire Dark Tower series by Stephen King but that’s a different blog entry.
Anyway a few things since I last wrote:
- the time on my back gave me time to reflect on what I want to do with this website of mine. I’ve been wandering without a purpose on this site; over the next few days, weeks and months I’m going to change that. Hopefully. I might just play video games for several hours a day instead.
- for the past two days I have been a full-time employee at NewHeights Software here in Victoria. I did my last co-op workterm with them: I liked them, they liked me; so we decided to make things more permanent. I’m pretty excited to work there. An all .NET shop that’s close to my house. What could be better?