Today is my first anniversary of abstinence. I am crazy proud of myself. My sister told me it sounded weird to hear me say it. I told her to think of it as one year of sobriety. That’s what it is. Just replace alcohol with food. At the beginning my abstinence was no sweets. It has evolved into three meals a day, nothing in between. There are also a few foods and behaviors I refrain from.
I started out today in a really good mood. Now I’m working to get myself out of a funk. It started when for the second time my cell phone alarm refused to shut off. It just kept vibrating even after I had disabled it and then reset the alarm. I had to turn the thing off to get it to stop. This has happened twice since I bought it on Saturday. I never had any problem with my old Motorola phone, now this pretty new Razr is acting out. The charge on my phone went down by two bars before I got the damn thing to shut up. I like the physical design of the Razr v3m but the interface sucks. They’ve made menus inconsistent and added steps to perform basic functions. WTF? I’m sensitive to poor usability in software because I used to design interfaces for online training. I couldn’t find any mention of this issue on Verizon’s web sites or on Google. I called customer service and of course the same issue didn’t happen while on the phone. I’ve set the alarm for tomorrow, so I’ll see if this is an ongoing problem.
I’m also frustrated with a project at work. Something is broken and I have no idea how to fix it. I’ve tried everything I know or could thing of to do. Very frustrating. I’ve put off talking to the project manager, I think the guilt of that is intensifying everything else. I should go talk to him and get it over with.
I thought that writing about it would make me feel better. So far it hasn’t. The weather isn’t helping. It is so cold and damp out there, it feels like late October not September.
I haven’t decided whether to try the NaNoWriMo contest this year. I’m not sure I can participate and maintain balance. If a malfunctioning cell phone can send me into a sulk, what would a lousy plot and word count deficit do to me?
Crap I totally forgot it's Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrrrg.