Oops, 7 Days. Hey look I don't update on weekends.

A week off!

Only 25 minutes left and then no work for a week, just a lot of sitting in the garden dring beer, smoking weed, and doing a bit of light reading. I may pop in here from time to time to see who's calling who a moron and what new trolls emerge, but then again perhaps not. Just don't have too much fun without me!
Permalink Mat Hall 
July 15th, 2005
Enjoy! Sitting on your ass drinking beer vacations are the best sort.

Don't worry about missing any moron-slinging, I don't think I'll be in the mood for a bit now. Maybe by the time you're back. I'll try to make you first.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
Two weeks off for me and the whole company, mandatory vacation. In fact they are pushing everybody who hasn't been taking their vacation time for the last few years to take it this year.

I'm not hugely happy about it, since I only started working fulltime since June, and the vacation pay is based on the last six months' average salary. Meh.
Permalink Flasher T 
July 15th, 2005
i wish women would understand how much some of us men appreciate weeks like this... i think this is why some guys go fishing so often.
Permalink Kenny 
July 15th, 2005
I can empathise with that! They never understand that sitting around doing *nothing* is a legitimate use of my relaxation time.

Some nights it's just nice to chill and not have to think about anything :)
Permalink qwe 
July 15th, 2005
Hear, hear. My wife *constantly* has some plans or another. It is damn near impossible to find a weekend where there is nothing going on.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
My ex-husband complains about the same thing with his new wife. No sooner does his butt hit the sofa on the weekend then she's got some kind of project for him. The poor bastard works ten hours a day plus two hours commuting and then comes home to four boys ages 4 - 18 (the older two are mine).

When we were married I could have cared less whether or not he was gainfully occupied as long as the bills got paid, the kids were taller than the lawn, and the house didn't fall down.

Women, relax! Let the guy rest ... maybe then he'll be able to cough up enough interest to actually TALK to you.
Permalink Blue State Bitch 
July 15th, 2005
My wife is exactly of the same thought as "Blue State Bitch", as long as I continue to bring home the bacon she has pretty low requirements of me in terms of doing work around the house. Of course, it doesn't hurt that my wife is probably a hundred times better with power tools then I am :)
Permalink Gerald 
July 15th, 2005
My fiance hardly cares if I do absolutely nothing around the house so long as the basics are taken care of. In fact, I pretty much have to fight her for the dirty laundry/dishes so that I can do it before she beats me to it.

Same for the vaccuuming, the trash...
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
As long as it's not a fight to see who can hold out longer on *not* doing it.

Gets messy fast if you do it that way.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
Nope it's always a big race to see who can get to it first with her all the while insisting that it's not really a big deal who does it.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
She's just trying to game you into lagging a moment so she can get to it first. You should call her on that sometime by saying, "Well, if it doesn't matter, just relax and I'll take care of it."
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
You don't think I haven't thought of that? :)

Then after she's done everything, she sits around smugly, and insists that it's not a big deal if I don't do a lot of the housework.

I mean, c'mon.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
On the other hand, maybe she's just training you to be her househusband.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
No she tells me pretty much every day that she'd love for me to be making enough money that she could stay home and be a housewife (although of course she wouldn't cook, since she can't, so that'd still be my job as it is now.)
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
And how do you feel about that? About her being the stay at home soccer mom type?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
It would suit me fine if it was even the slightest bit financially realistic. :) Catering to Sarah's various requirements is a full time job of its own.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
Yeah...between a job and kids, there's no real time to build a side business into enough where you don't need the day job...
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
Well I keep dreaming that one day either my writing or one of my WIP online games will pay off.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
I understand. I'm working on something that's keeping me up at night, too. It'll be a while before it will start to pay off.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005
If it weren't for my apparent attention deficit, I'd be done. :) I've been working on my space strat game for about 4 years.
Permalink muppet 
July 15th, 2005
We're gonna have to call it Daikatana if you keep that up.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
July 15th, 2005

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