THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT SKYFALL. It's actually about how happy I am. For some reason.
In point of fact, I spent most of today with a huge smile on my face.
I have a job that not a lot of people would enjoy, but there are days when I genuinely love it. I get to play with computers and learn neat new technologies every day. Here in California, I'm learning DataStage, which is a tool for moving and manipulating data. It's very slick and fun. It's kind of like someone gave me a paintbrush and said, "Okay, go nuts. And we're going to pay you for this." The sensation of genuinely enjoying what I do for a living is something I recognize as special. I've known people my whole life who have worked at jobs that they hate. I know that in a lot of cases there aren't a lot of other options, and that even the very worst job in the United States allows us to reach a standard of living far above most of the rest of world. Having said that, I am quite pleased that I get genuine satisfaction from figuring out how to parse a string using the FIELD() function, or coming up with an elegant way to extrapolate an end date from the next begin date, or just thinking up a new way that I can break the thing I built, and then building it even stronger.
In other news, it's possible that I'm a gigantic nerd.
I leave my job, and head to hang out with friends, and go to see a good movie at a grand theater. It was a pretty good day, I gotta say.
Tomorrow, ADVENTURE!! :)