Pat's Log
Tue, 30 Dec 2008

Mandatory Time Off
Ah, Christmas time. That results in a mandatory week off from work every year. For someone who has extreme difficulty taking any time off at all, it's probably the best gift a company can give an employee.

So, what to do with all of this time? I've been catching up on all of the episodes I possibly can of Top Gear, a British car show I got into last month. When the BBC does an hour-long program, it's actually an hour long, meaning it takes a while to get through the twelve "series."

Additinoally, aside from doing significant work on the RC boats, the plan was to do something quite simply insane this Christmas break: join Facebook. Maybe it's not so insane anymore, but I have become very pessimistic toward new sites, especially ones that take personal information. I still don't like the very concept Gmail. At this point, Facebook has matured to a level where it's as likely here for good as YouTube and others. Nonetheless, there is a certain "waste of time" stigma in my head as it relates to Facebook. But, then, if I have to find out through a friend that another friend is suddenly single because his online profile has changed, that leaves me feeling a little out of the loop as well. So, there you have it. I'm on Facebook. Now, back to Top Gear.

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