Jul 052012

For the past six weeks or so, my schedule has been coordinated by a drunk clown with his pants full of bees.

Actually, that would have been a significant improvement over the actual scheduler – me.

Travels from Minneapolis to the Ozarks to New York City, new clients, new projects – all these things have converged over the past month and a half creating a volatile time cocktail when combined with the fact that, apparently, I secretly harbor the belief that there are three of me (which would explain a lot, actually).  This is why things have been relatively quiet around here, but I’m slowly getting a handle on things and life is settling back into normal patterns of chaos as opposed to the unprecedented vortexes of it that were May and June.

Here’s some of what I’ve got going on:

  1. I’m always reluctant to share my client names because it’s valuable to blog about my experiences with client, and I don’t want to have to worry about someone thinking I’m criticizing their company online.  Let’s just say this client is a fairly large, well-known company, and you probably receive ornate pieces of cardstock produced by this company on birthdays and holidays.  Their logo is something that would have gotten you killed during the French Revolution.
  2. I finished a training DVD on Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API for AppDev that you can see a snippet from here.  I’m still working on the course curriculum for it.  Two out of four chapters done.  But the DVD is done and about to be sold as soon as they finish reviewing my files.
  3. I have been teaching courses for these guys.  The content is good, and it’s fun to just be back in the classroom from time to time.  Yeah, I split an infinitive in that sentence.  I’m in a rebellious mood.
  4. I’ve put together topic lists for two, related books I want to write.  If this is anything like my other book projects, they’ll probably never see the light of day, but I have high hopes for these.  They’re marketable and everything.  More on this as it develops.

There are other things, too, but the upshot is that I’ve been traveling a lot and most of my time is tied up with work or something career-related, which has kept me from things I enjoy like gaming, reading, and being obnoxious on LinkedIn.  It does look like this situation is thawing, however.

Before I go, I’d like to leave you with my last six weeks in the form of interpretive dance – specifically, from someone who realized that the video to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” matched up up perfectly to the cantina music from “Star Wars.”

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