Friday, January 04, 2008

Hitting the Ground Running

And just like that, 2008 is already upon me.

Note absence of entries from this blog over the past few days, including the obligatory New Year's greetings. Cause: 1) no Internet access from home, as even Smart 3G has been acting funny the past couple of weeks; and 2) busy, busy, busy. I've hit the ground running, so to speak. I think that's a good thing.

For one thing, I seem to have inherited a music studio all of a sudden. To make a long story short (and it is a very long story): tenant defaulted on payments so Mother and Sister decided to take over the business. By filial fiat, I am the appointed manager. The deal sucks big time, but what can you do, eh? It does spice up the start of the new year so I'll give it a go.

For another, I've had to do class reports, including a presentation on the Salem Witch Trials. On January 2. This is my fault, as I volunteered to do it. On the other hand, the Witch Trials is such a fascinating and well-documented piece of history I just could not help getting sucked into the topic. Beware: I will post the paper on this blog.

Which leads to an observation: my classes have really taken a toll on my blogging. It's not so much the time element, although that is also a factor. It's more, I think, because my creative energies are going into my classes. All the research and reading are already satisfying my intellectual needs, hence, time away from blogging.

And then there's the whole family in Davao.

And I've just started with the gym. I literally have hit the ground running. (Good news: no problem running 30 minutes on the treadmill and 20 minutes on the stairmaster.)

That, in a nutshell, is how the first week of 2008 has gone.


Happy New Year to one and all.

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