Blogging Out the Stress

These days I’ve been so busy I’ve absolutely no time for myself – or blogging.

I’m giving a MySQL seminar next week but I still have to come up with exercises for the attendants, whoever they are. It’s actually the local government that’s giving the seminar but they’ve decided to outsource it to private peeps, since giving it themselves would be added workload to their so-very-overloaded butts. I’m being sarcastic here, having just vacated a lucrative government position myself. But anyway, I’m not complaining. (But don’t I sound like it? Hormones.) They’re paying me P225 an hour. I thought they were joking at first. Turns out they were dead serious.

Two days from now my students are going to have their project defense as final exam. I made them count all the lines of code in their program as part of the software engineering process. Heehee, I am such a biatch. Honestly, the subject I am teaching has got to be one of the more tedious courses in the new curriculum. Counting lines, counting functions, estimating costs and effort, creating graphs. If only programming was as simple as typing code. But no, documentation sometimes takes one third of the whole process. Speaking of which, I have yet to construct the defense criteria! Or reserve the multimedia! Or post their schedules! Ack!!!

October is ’s month, the 12th being the city’s biggest yearly event, the Fiesta Pilar. I would have loved to see the regatta (colorful sailboats racing in the ocean) or the baile na calle (street dances) or the carrera (the local counterpart of Amazing Race) or any of the free concerts but sadly I wasn’t able to. I’ve been feverishly working on the Evaluation system for the school. I’ve made lots of systems before but I’ve never handled more than 50 users or records. This time, my system’s gonna be placed on a network where at one single time, 5 or more users will be accessing nearly half a million’s worth of records! And testing’s due next week! And I’m still redesigning my tables!!! If my stress meter were filled with mercury I’d have long been poisoned.

To top it all off, I just got my period. And the letter O on my keyboard is stuck. And my blog’s calendar of activities is hankering for an update. And Windows Explorer seems to have misplaced my folder extensions. And I’m eating up an entire can of my darling boyfriend’s stash of chocolate chips.

This is going to be a long week.


  1. Sorry about your period. You know if you get pregnant you do not have to worry about those pesky periods.