April 06, 2005
stress

Work is fast and slow these days; I'm getting kind of stressed out about the scope of some of the stuff I've signed on to do, and it's getting in the way of my doing other stuff. Hopefully, it'll all work out, but even though it feels like I'm working a lot, I don't feel like I'm getting a lot done, and I don't feel like I'm bringing in any significant amount of money from the lot/not-a-lot, and that's stressing me out, too. (This is probably in no small part due to the financial pickery associated with doing taxes, but.) Bernie and I are trying to figure out the money situation for the upcoming future, in the event that she's unable to work for a while for one reason or another, so we sat down and tried to have ourselves a little financial planning session, see where we were for the next year or so. Well, that was kind of sad, because we're both really bad about keeping track of where our money goes, but the upshot seemed to be that I need to find a lot more steady work in pretty short order, or get some kind of scam going one way or another. We've committed to a regime of keeping track of every dollar we spend for the next month or two, so we can get a good idea of what we need to optimise come high water, but really what it comes down to is me finding more good, reliable clients, and managing my work relationships with them a bit better. That, or break down and get a straight job in an office somewhere. *Shudder* I'm pretty reluctant to do that, though, and I've got a handful of potentially promising leads for stuff coming up, so I think if I can not go nuts here, and maybe get a little lucky, it's all gonna work out fine.

So, we both needed a little de-stresser after that harrowing session of domestic worries, so we got ourselves some tasty vittles at Mag's, and then headed down to catch our pal Jerm at the Carousel Lounge. We came in while Luna Tart was kicking out some sort of Frenchy cowboy gypsy cabaret singin' with some smokin' hot fiddle player. They stepped off for a bit, and Jerm put on the J-pop CD that I made for him while the next band set up. The Personals had a short, punchy set - pretty fun stuff, very Buzzcocky - and then it was Jerm and the Total Foxes for a while, who rocked the party, as usual. There was a rollergirl invasion as the evening went on, and they totally cheated when we played them (Fahsnakekels vs. the Bush family) in Family Feud, and won the night. Stupid rollergirls. Don't they know who we are?!

Also, on the way there, and the way back, super badass thunderstorm. Yay, Texas weather.

(April 06, 2005 12:58 AM)
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