The four day weekend is no more. The big boss decided to call for a project meeting Monday morning at 8.30 am. I hate it when plans go awry like that, but you don’t tell the big boss to wait at your convenience so what the big boss wants, the big boss gets, I guess.
I reckon, however, that the meeting isn’t going to last more than an hour or so, as the big boss is a really busy man, so I put in another application for half day leave on Monday. That should give me time for a haircut, at least.
Unfortunately, I will have some work to work on at home due to a looming dateline on Wednesday. I can’t really blame anyone since I could have finished the work early but just procrastinated a lot. Seems like a waste of a half day leave, but truth be told, I am more efficient at home than at work, most probably because there are incentives to finish earlier at home. I get to play for the remaining time!
Anyway, I cleaned my room on Saturday and wrapped those darned books according to plan, and now my body is a mess of aches. Clearly shows how unfit I have become. *sigh*
I didn’t purge many things this clean-up, perhaps due to the fact that I have been doing it pretty diligently the last few clean ups, and there are just so many things I don’t need. And I haven’t been buying at all, except some paperbacks here and there. Speaking of which, another visit to The Book Depository is due. Perhaps after this post.
Back to purging, I did finally give up some good old Maxis game CDs that I no longer play, circa 1995. These were my favourite games back a decade and a half ago, and I would have kept them if my PC could run them. I still think no one designs games like Maxis (then, not now) and I still keep and occasionally read the Maxis game manuals from back then, just for laughs. No one says game manuals should be just a list of dos and don’ts. A little humour is well appreciated, and the Maxis manuals were the cream of the crop in that respect.
What do you do with bags that don’t die? I like items that last as well as anybody, but when it comes to fashion, sometimes, a little less longevity is better appreciated.
I bought this back in 2004 inTokyowhile visiting Sis, who was doing her Masters there. This served as my main bag for about a year until the bag handles showed obvious wear and tear, and was retired. I still bring out now and then for shopping. It is still structurally sound, just a little faded and the handles don’t look quite presentable for formal situations. I hardly go out these days, and this bag has been languishing in the cupboard forever. I want to let it go, but it is still in a reasonably good shape, that it feels wasteful to do so.
The other is this SAC Energy tote, bought in 2000 or thereabouts, when I was in University. Now this is a bag that just won’t die. There is hardly a blemish on it, and it looks almost new. My sister has got an exact same one in a different colour, in just about the same condition. I can’t use it as my day-to-day bag, even though I would love to. There is a centre divider in the bag, which makes carrying a lot of things difficult, and I need a roomy day bag. So it has been languishing as well.
I can’t even give them away; no one I know will take them. So for now, they continue to languish in the closet; waiting for that rare opportunity to show their faces when I get the correct opportunity to bring them out. I guess I just have to get better at rotating the bags I own, but that is so much trouble. If you haven’t guessed, I’m lazy. 🙂
Oh, and this came in the mail on Friday night, so I’ve got something to entertain me tonight and on Tuesday. I love it when plans come together the way I want them to!