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Point of Convergence

Some friends from my past called. They're having a concert tonight. It's been a year without any word, so of course I'll drive out for it. In fact, I'd be on my way now to tie up some other loose ends, but...

  • My cousin needs two posters and a powerpoint presentation thrown together ASAP.
  • Some friends of the family need help to publish some things online ASAP to comply with state regulations.
  • I promised one of the friends I'm seeing tonight a draft on his website.
  • Another friend of the family just rented a moving van, and is depending on me for manual labor.

    That last one, in fact, demands the whole day. The good news is, we just had a 45 minute delay, leaving a gap in my schedule to accomplish one of the other tasks. The bad news is I squandered that opportunity recording this moment for posterity. Hope you enjoy it.

    ...which brings us to the future, where I'm moving up in my career as a video game developer. A career which begins with me getting myself hired at the Game Developers Conference in about three weeks, on the basis of some proposals I'm working to finish now.

    It seems I'm the battleground in which Past, Present, and Future are planning to duke it out for supremacy. A family squabble, if you will, where Past is sick of getting nothing but hand-me-downs and Future is tired of Present (who just wants a little attention) breaking all his best toys. I suppose I should be honored, but the whole thing just seems so petty. And I'm pretty sure I could sort things out for them if I just had the time to do so.

    (is that a better metaphor, DragonPookie?)

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    self
    Mar. 1st, 2002 05:22 pm (UTC)
    updates:
    Moving furniture: Done. I earned $61 today, and $21 a few days ago, which goes about a third of the way towards paying for GDC housing, it looks like.

    Two posters: Got my deadline extended 'til the end of the weekend, so I'll put those off until tomorrow.

    Powerpoint presentation: Admitted I simply don't have time to brush up on Powerpoint, so she's finding someone else.
    ...and it occurs to me, long after that conversation, that I'll probably have to make Powerpoint presentations to go with the proposals I'm working on for the Game Developer's Conference, so I'll have to spend that same time relearning it anyway.

    Friend of the family's website update: I'll get that before anyone notices it's not done. Tomorrow morning, I think.

    Proposals for the Game Developer's Conference: You know, it just occurred to me how much effort I've been putting into not procrastinating until the absolute last minute. Where did that come from?

    Tonight's concert: I'll get there with time to spare, but probably won't drive out early to take care of loose ends. Perhaps in April or May. Or perhaps the loose ends will justify the means.

    Website draft for the guy I'm seeing tonight: ...I shall solve this problem with a "shoemaker and the elves" approach, by declaring it naptime. If mysterious forces want to do all the work for me while I sleep, I'm not going to argue with them.

    Anything else I've forgotten: Hey, I'm harboring the illusion that HTMLves are about to save me from an awkward confrontation. Is it too much of a stretch to imagine I don't actually have any other responsibilities?
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