one trick i use when i want to totally focus at work is to turn off the menubar clock. when that's not there, i exist in a timeless void and i'm not constantly checking to see what time it is. i don't feel the pressure of advancing time and i can work without distraction. i also saturate myself with music to drown out any extraneous noises around me. when i first started getting into heavy duty coding, crystal method was in heavy rotation. that was followed by a week of sinatra, dean martin, dionne warwick, and stevie wonder. the past few days, i've been on a madonna kick. you must be my lucky star, but i'm the luckiest by far. i love old school madonna.
tonight ed's performing with his band at the middle east. i originally planned on going to see do his drum action, but i was just too wiped to go out. their set doesn't begin until 11:30pm anyway. i'm really starting to become an old man. i left the office at 10pm and when i got home i fixed myself up some instant noodle.
this weekend: just some more sweet programming work. the only extracurricular activity i'll be doing is to go see a matinee of planet of the apes. i was suppose to hang out with amanda rawson, but like a familiar old record, at the last minute, something came up and once again she and i will be unable to meet face to face. sigh. at this point, if i saw her on the streets of boston i don't think i'll be able to recognize her anymore. it's been a long time.