Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

It's Ups and Downs

Moving makes me unsettled and anxious. Especially when it's not of my own volition.

I have to pack up my office because we're being moved from one set of buildings to another. I got a chance to see my new office, and I don't like it nearly as much as I like my current one. The only saving grace is that it could be a lot worse -- the window in the new office sucks, but at least it exists.

(I'm also grumpy about the possibility probability that we may need to start looking for a new apartment because our shower is leaking and the landlord would rather blame triple occupancy than inadequate maintenance. But as my supply of coping is currently exhausted, I'm excused from thinking about that for a few days.)

Getting a haircut makes me relaxed and content. Especially when it's a good haircut.

I tried to get a haircut Monday when I had the day off, but the barbershop is closed on Sunday and Monday, so I stopped in on the way home from work yesterday. There are three barbers there, and there's one guy that I much prefer, but I haven't been able to figure out what the acceptable way to say "I want him to cut it; I'll wait". I suspect there isn't one. But yesterday I got lucky and got a really good haircut. With beard cleanup and everything. And it made me feel a lot better.

I've taken the morning off. (I'm at +12 hours this timecard already anyway.) Watched an episode of Spaced and took vocab notes for when we do a marathon showing, poked around YouTube exploring music videos, and now I'm going to do some writing. Maybe then I can cope with writing up my annual review materials...

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