Thursday, October 26, 2006

In search of hobbies

I'm on leave. Have been for the past 2 weeks. If I don't get called back to the office, I will be until mid November. The telly is absolutely excrutiating to watch. Yesterday was my breaking point and I actually switched the thing off at some point. Am I turning into my parents. Ealier in the day I fought the urge to dredge up some phone numbers. I only restored the one. Sent her a text. No response. She probably sensed that I was just bored and looking for a distraction. So far, this is what I've come up with to pass the time.

Drawing/sketching/doodling - I used to enjoy it when I was a kid.
Cooking - The basic survival stuff. No baking or cookbooks.
Perl - It was either this or a trip to the coast.

This should keep me preoccupied for a week at least.


Blogger QueMo said...

haha! interesting PRACTICAL EXTRACTION AND REPORTING, is definately the WAY to go.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:13:00 PM  
Blogger aJamaa said...

I have been in search of a hobby for the last four years as things stand now the search is still on going but the search space is getting smaller. Its a pity you do not read novels or newspapers they are a good way of killing time. Maybe you should consider doing what our common friend does. Get an out of town chik who you can visit a few days in a week.

By the way I totally agree that there is too much crap on telly.

Friday, October 27, 2006 7:51:00 AM  
Blogger Samborera said...

quemo - Leaning perl is a perfectly acceptable way of spending one's days.

ajamaa - Yeah. It's a pity I don't read. There was a time when I used to watch movies but even those turned into crap at some point. At this point any kind of chic would be a useful distraction. As I was telling 0.5, this is the kind of feeling that would drive a man to drink. Or women.

Friday, October 27, 2006 2:20:00 PM  
Blogger 0.5 said...

I am learning Perl. And Python. And not for leisure (or I would never touch the thing). UNIX and billing systems. Now I know why things rarely go wrong with Unix. A dummy can't handle that OS. Period.

I am on the third part (Return of the King) of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now there is one book that would daunt even the most avid of readers. A thousand plus pages of very small print. I can see where JK Rowlings and Terry Goodkind get their inspiration from. Hmmmm.....

Friday. Going to get plastered good.

Friday, October 27, 2006 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger QueMo said...

A perl DIE HARD here...been CGI/PERL scripting for 4 years...any ideas/questions are welcome!

Friday, October 27, 2006 6:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Renisa said...

Mr. S,
Sorry about your sad, sorry, pathetic, woeful state of affairs!!

I've been told (& have experienced that) programming is a good time spender..especially when you're totally into it.

My coding days are waaay over, so I can't really empathize at this point ;-) But all the best!!

Saturday, October 28, 2006 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger aJamaa said...

0.5 it takes a big man to read Lord of the Rings. I have never been able to read sci-fi or fantasy like books. My lack of imagination does not allow me to visualise, in my minds eye all the wonderful creatures and characters the authors conjure up.

Monday, October 30, 2006 8:10:00 AM  

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