but on that sunny day i was passing by a park on foot and this fellow had a blanket laid out on the grass with a sign that said he'd read your tarot for a donation. i immediately got really good vibes from him and thought, "aw, what the hell. it'll be fun, or at least funny. hey! maybe i can blog about it!"
well, the guy was amazing. using his cards, he described my recent past and the present with startling detail and clarity. and then he told me that what i was hoping to happen that summer would not occur. but not to despair, since i was sewing the seeds that would sprout next summer. given his accuracy on the past and present, i wondered if his foresight would prove equally sooth. well, it's next summer now.
so fast forward to today, which by 17:00 had felt like a loss. i had spent the entirety of the day in meetings getting virtually nothing done, other than filling up on pizza, coffee, kahlua and beer. well, that's not particularly accurate. things did get done, but nothing that made me feel like i'd spent the last 12 hours fulfilling my purpose on the planet.
this is not to say that i know what that purpose is exactly, but i certainly know what it isn't. and it isn't sitting around singing the business version of campfire songs over fancy pizza.
but then i got home and everything got better. well, almost everything. a cheque i was expecting to arrive didn't, but ... oh well. so i checked my email and got two pieces of good news:
a) i'm going to spend the evening vegging out on a couch watching a movie with a wonderful human being
b) i'll soon be working on kde full time
holy crap. the dude in the in the park was right!
though i wonder if he foresaw my cat's recently acquired habit of sitting on my lap while i'm working, putting his paws on the laptop and generally annoying me by clicking stuff by tapping on the trackpad. GAAAAAAAH!
and for a blog-outro: the plasma button art competition has already generated 1257 views and 5 submissions. and it's still friday here in north america! i wonder what monday will bring......