Busy weeks leading to the beginning of the games next Friday. That being said, I'm totally unplugging this upcoming weekend because my Wife's brother is having family and we're traveling to Junín for the occasion. I hereby present to you the unordered list of thoughts going through my mind.
- The final escalation in madness that goes on on the final weeks of any project fuels me like high-octane gasoline. I'm a chaos junkie.
- I have ideas and projects rambling in my mind awaiting for me to devote some time to them. Will they materialize? Who knows!
- I'm due to speak at an event this next October. Details to come soon. I want to do a presentation that is so nuts that people will have to decide whether I've lost it or if I'm a genius (and hopefully more will feel inclined to option #1). Olympics is going to take a major part of the speech.
Regrouping in a couple of weeks with myself after I take off for some time. My last vacation lasted 6 days back in early February.
Over and Out.
But I'm in a moment in life in which whenever I can drag myself away from my ThinkPad I just do so.
Hopefully madness will start to wear off and I'll regain part of my non-professional life back. I'm in need of playing my bass more, playing some sports, doing some reading (as in "books", remember?), doing a lot of writing and all that other fancy stuff that people do on their free time.
In the meantime the "Voices" site is now available in several languages.
Out and away!
I thought I'd start honoring the "rambles and riff raff about all this and that" tagline on this blog starting a weekly unordered list of loosely connected thoughts. This fits everything that is on my mind but not long enough for a post on itself.
- Argentina is screwed as a country. Sad to say, but true nonetheless. Too much stuff going on and I don't want to blog about it no more.
- Less than a month to go for the opening of Beijing 2008. I should be freaking out, but I'm not. I do expect this weekend to be the last one I take off until August 8, 2008.
- Fairly happy with the recent buzz around the "Voices of the Olympic Games" program. Also some mentions around the "Podium". Great feedback, took some of that this week as you probably witnessed.
- Personal life is in turmoil, but for good.
- I've ditched twitter. Maybe for good, might go back to it for the games. I simply lost interest.
- My Spanish blog is almost ready. It is live, but still not "launched".
- I still hate translations. And it is only bound to get worst.
- I will never work for a TOP Olympic sponsor again in my life . I feel like I've pushed everything in my life (personal and professional) until "after the games". I'm starting to fear the emptiness inside I'll feel after the games are over. After all I have devoted the past 9 months to "Olympic Stuff".
- I miss blogging somewhat smartly.
Lately I've been sunk deep into doing multi-lingual support stuff. I guess that comes with the "World Wide" terrain.
I can, quite easily, work with english and spanish. I can manage to understand French, Portuguese, Italian and German. But make me work with Chinese or Japanese and I'm lost.
At times like this I wish esperanto had took off.
I'd love to have everyone knowing the same secondary language. And I don't mean this because I speak English. If someone decided that some obscure antique form of sanscrit was what everybody should be talking I'd gladly take lessons.
Anyway... Rant Mode is now Off.
Being of the assorted geeky type I can't help but using a programming analogy to describe my current situation.
There is too much going on right now, both on the professional as well as on the personal side of things. Fortunatelly a very high percentage of that is possitive (very!), but I still feel overwhelmed.
This accounts for me missing from this blog. That and that I have been preparing my spanish blog. After about a year since I started thinking / doing it I'm almost ready to launch. That is an example of the "copious ammout of free time" (as Tim would put it) I have had for the past 9 or so months.
I'm taking Friday off. Taking advantage of US's commemoration of doing some British ass-kicking I'll be away from my computer and doing some personal things. In contrast I'll be working the day Argentina remembers doing some Spaniard ass-kicking (July 9th).
I have not only neglected doing things but also thinking about stuff.
As the Governator would say: "I'll be back". Just wait till the Olympic games are over!