Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lazy


I haven't posted in over a week. I have a good reason for this.

I'm lazy.

Well, that's not entirely fair. It's TRUE, but not fair.

The company I work for, in pure Scrooge-like fashion, does not let me carry over my vacation days from one year to the next, and they ALSO won't pay me out for UNUSED vacation days, so in terms of my time off, it's strictly "use it or lose it".

And i intend to use it, baby.....

I have been off from work since last Thursday. I will not be returning to work for the rest of the year. For the mathematically inept, that's over 3 consecutive weeks off.

When i think about it, I feel slightly guilty about leaving all my work responsibilities for such a long period of time. So i decided to do the more responsible thing, and just not think about it.

So, what have i been doing with my time off?

- Yesterday, i finished up my Christmas shopping. I did this by pulling up to Toys R Us first thing in the morning, and basically buying out the store. This little munchkin who lives with me better one day realize that he has the coolest Daddio in the world.

- I also finished appraising my old comic book collection. Remember, i started doing that about 2 months ago? Well, I'm happy to report that my comic book collection clocks in at over $22,000, if you can believe that shit. And, since i am now in debt to my local Toys R Us to the tune of about $21,000, I'd be more than happy to sell my entire collection to the first Slydesblogger out there who coughs up a nice fat check for 20 large... any takers?

- I've been playing a lot of video games. A LOT of video games. Sexy, i know. But the fact is that Mini-Me is still in school this week, and Friz is working, so it's either play games, or visit Craigslist for random M/M hookups. I like to think that I'm choosing the more responsible option...

- Earl finally convinced me to join Netflix, because apparently i don't watch enough movies. I have been fighting the Netflix thing for years now, but now that they can stream movies, real time, over my Playstation 3, i finally exploded in an orgy of techno-fanboy glee and gave 'em my credit card.

- Speaking of my girlfriend Earl, he and I will be going to the IMAX 3-D Opening day screening of Avatar on Friday. I want to go see it because i have had a hard-on for James Cameron and all of his films for 20 years now. Earl wants to go because when the movie starts i like to rub his thigh during the trailers.

Anyway, as you all know, its hard for me to blog when I'm off from work, so i wont be doing too much of it, but I'll try to let less time go by before i finally succumb and regurgitate something up on the site.

26 comments:

Chris H said...

Enjoy your 'special movie time' with Earl now won't you! You skanky bugger.
Nice of you to drop in on me again.. was wondering where you had got to.

Bruce said...

Poor little stud muffin with 3 weeks off...oh, I really feel for ya dude.....seriously that sucks, poor boy.

We will have to compare notes come Friday afternoon, since I am taking my Earl-equivalent (my wife's son in law) to the midnight showing of "Avatar" as well, in 3D no less, at an Imax here in town, can you beleive it? Great minds think alike...or are super nerdy? Starts at 12:01am and won't be out until 2:30am. Boy... Friday is going to be a fun day at work....ow wait, you won't be working.......douch bag.

vinomom said...

Man I am seriously being eaten alive with jealousy. 3 weeks off? Theres no use it or lose it time off where I am. I don't even think they keep track of time off.

Enjoy your break!

B.E. Earl said...

So lazy that you stopped linking to my blog when you mention me.

I ALWAYS link to your blog when I mention you! I also usually imply that you are gay, so...

Dr Zibbs said...

$22 grand is the value but what do you REALLY think you could get for it? $5000?

Be honest now.

meleah rebeccah said...

Its nice to be lazy! Enjoy your THREE weeks off!!

The Peach Tart said...

Enjoy such a wonderful long vacation.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

In your time off, you could run eBay auctions out the wazoo on those comics.

The Evil Twin will be off for 16 days - his last day is Friday, the 18th. I hope we both survive it! Watching him lay on the couch, snoring and drooling REALLY pisses me off.

sybil law said...

I am insanely jealous of your 3 weeks off!! Enjoy it!
Sometime I'm gonna have to see a movie with you and Earl. Something scary, so I can see who has the girliest scream ala Ned Flanders. :P
If I don't hear from you, have a fantastic Christmas! Oh - and does the boy get all those gifts from you or Santa?

Being Brazen said...

Let us know how Avatar was :)

Ps - Yesterday it was a public holiday for "Day of reconcilliation" in South Africa :)

2abes said...

you and earl are like an old maried couple...you need to spice things up. why don't you both dress in avatar regalia and let him rub your thigh. maybe even let him pull the pop corn trick.

2abes said...

yeah, slydesblog still hasn't been yanked....yet

mo.stoneskin said...

Dr Zibbs just told me he'd p[ay 25k for the whole lot.

terri said...

No carrying over vacation and no cash out policy? That SUCKS! But, I have to admit, I could seriously deal with 3 weeks off.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

Today was so busy at work that I had to wait until 12.34, while enjoying my salad, to read your post.So busy. worked in two patients. . . came in an hour realy . . so busy. . . xmas is the mental health busy season.

BUT HEY guess what?

after fighting video games for low these past 33 years I got the kids a special present this year.

i got them a wii. plunking down 400 dollars for anything is like a sucker punch. yet there I was, buying it.

so yeah, best mom in the world :)

take care and remember to take it easy... o wait :)

GiGi said...

Enjoy your time off, and Merry Christmas!!

Nej said...

3 weeks, use it or lose it? (shaking my head) How do I get THAT gig?

teeni said...

HAHA! Great post! I'm glad you get to enjoy so much time off work! Good for you! I want to go see Avatar too so I will look forward to seeing what both you and Earl think of it. Have fun and have a wonderful holiday if we don't see you before then because you are so busy having fun in real life! :)

Michelle said...

You lazy!! Like me!!!

Happy Holidays Brother!!!

Earline said...

You know you're being watched...

There are spies everywhere...

So, you better not....

Happy Christmas !

Cocaine Princess said...

Enjoy your winter break.

You definitely deserve time off.

Faiqa said...

A week? Pfft, I'm going on three over here. And, you know, so what?! You people don't own me, so BACK OFF INTERNETS!!

No, really, I have really bad tendinitis in my L wrist... this comment alone is going to translate to a 30 minute ice pack. Anyway, have a Merry Christmas!

Real Live Lesbian said...

I kinda wanna go to a movie with you now...

James said...

Merry Christmas Slyde! Gonna be playing any new boardgames....?

elizabeth said...

Am I the only one to be still avoiding the netflix addiction??? I think I may give up in the new year. It haunts my dreams.

Let me know whatcha think of Avatar. I haven't gotten to the movies in so long. I miss the movies.

Have a great holiday...

pst - how do you go about figuring out what the comics are worth?

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!