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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Being sick, and an advantage of working at home.

I had a cold in the past few days.  And although I feel much better now, it was worse in the beginning - about two to four days ago.  My nose was stuffy, my throat was painful, my face felt somewhat full and heavy, I had a mild to moderate headache.  Overall, I wasn't feeling very well.  But despite that, I still went online to do some work.  I did rest.  I logged in much less time compared to usual.  But at least I was able to log in some time each day when I felt ok enough to do so.
This is an advantage of working at home.  I can choose to work anytime within the 24 hours in the day, whatever time is ok for me.  It's flexible.  It doesn't have to fall between 9 to 5.  I don't have to go to some particular place out there for work.  I don't have to worry about the commute.
I guess, if I had a regular job I can probably ask for a sick leave.  But that usually requires you to go to a doctor and get a medical certificate.  And to be honest, at most times when not feeling well, I'd much rather just stay at home and rest.  The main point of my staying at home and not going to work is that I feel bad enough not to want to travel.  If I am able to go to the doctor, then I might as well just go to work too.  At least, that's the way I think about it.

And so anyway, now I'm feeling much better.  Just a cough every now and then.  But the headache's gone, nose has stopped running.  I don't constantly need tissue nearby anymore, and used ones has stopped piling up in front of me.
The only problem left is that my internet connection is still unstable.  Seriously.  The problem started when it rained a few days before I caught a cold.  Now, I'm better, but my internet is still sick.  >.>  But oh well... that's probably another blog post.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A tv sitcom and an old blog post.

As usual, I was half-watching the tv earlier today while doing work online.  And I just found it a bit funny that one of the things that came up there was something I wrote about in one of my other blogs before.

I can't remember the title of the show.  Toda Max, maybe?  Or something like that.  It's a sitcom on a local tv station.  It stars Robin Padilla who plays the role of a single dad.  At one point, he was helping his son with homework by telling him the names of the nine planets in the solar system.  But the son says Pluto is not a planet anymore, and the dad asks, 'says who?'  And then the boy's older sister concurs and tells the dad that Pluto is not considered a planet anymore, but a megastar...

Ehm.  Ok.  So, obviously that last part is inaccurate.  It's part of the punch line.  Megastar is the showbiz title of another local celebrity.  And the dad was saying there is only one megastar, and that is Sharon Cuneta. 

I just found it amusing that the subject came up, and I remembered my old blog post.  And I thought, well that's really going to be the reaction of parents around my age when a similar situation comes up.  Reclassification of planets isn't exactly something we keep ourselves updated about.
However, for those who know, saying Pluto is now a 'megastar' is stretching it a bit too much just to make a punch line.  =P  But then again, maybe it's not that important.  Those who are interested enough will go and find out more, and they'll figure out that 'megastar' is not Pluto's new classification. 

Anyway.  So that's my random thing for today.   =)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Lazy and lethargic.

Funny how one thing leads to another.  I was feeling lazy and thought I'd write in this other (old) blog of mine.  And I said maybe doing so would pull me up out of the lazy feeling.  And I think it worked.  =P

A question of whether there's any difference between lazy and lethargic crossed my mind.  Because I had this idea that 'lethargic' sounds worse than 'lazy'.  I looked in the dictionary quickly.  They seem to have similar meanings.  But whether they are exactly the same or if they have subtle differences, I don't know.  I may be a little less lazy now, suddenly feeling up to posting on blogs, but it's still not enough to make me want to dissect word meanings.  =P

In any case, it really did work.  Feeling less lazy now.  And like I said, one thing leads to another.  Now, I have all these other things lined up in my head for me to do.  =P

Monday, November 7, 2011

Random blogspots particularly

Been planning on making this new blog for maybe... more or less a week now.  Finally created this blog yesterday.

Before I did, I was thinking what url I could use.  So I tried googling urls to see if the ones that come to mind already exist.  I tried these first and they were all taken...


...and some others.

It struck me how similar they are.  (Follow the links and you'll see what I mean.)  Did blogspot only have that one template back in the day?  Or could they have been made by the same person?
The first two at least looks like it could have been written by just one person.  The writing style, to me, seems the same even though the authors' names are different.
The third one seems to be by a different person.  It's a he, according to the profile.  But a common thing about these three is that, the blog was apparently abandoned after only one or two posts.  Maybe the author of the third blog was discouraged by the spammy comments?
And the fourth one, well... no posts at all.  So I can't even tell when it was made.

Anyway, I somehow had this wish that, after being abandoned for such a long time, the urls can be made available again.  Hehe.  =P  On the other hand, I wouldn't want that to happen to me in case, for example, because of one reason or another, I become unable to update one of my blogs for more than a year...  But I really would have liked that first url.  =P

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Particularly Random Indeed says:

1. proceeding, made, or occuring without definite aim, reason, or pattern

And in the thesaurus, it says:

Synonyms: aimless, arbitrary, casual, irregular, objectless, purposeless, ...
Antonyms: definite, particular, specific, ...

Particularly random.  Definitely.  For sure.