This breaks the mold in that it includes personal details. Skip if you're not interested in my visit to the dentist or vaguely-stated work frustrations.
So I made a terrible mistake last week. I'd just gotten off of a 12-day work bender and decided 'well hell, why don't I just line up all my outstanding medical-ish appointments next?'. So, monday was catch-up on all the normal crap I couldn't do while my assigned project was running. Tuesday was the doctor's office for ultrasounds (wife is pregnant) and cleaning most of the house. Wednesday was the optometrist for me and my daughter. Her eyes are perfect; mine haven't gotten significantly worse. Light-blind for six hours on the 'mild' dialator drops. Thursday was the dentist's for me and my daughter. Her teeth are perfect. Mine are the opposite.
If a dentist ever mentions checking your gum pocket depth, say no.
Honestly, having a blunt needle slipped in under the gums 128 times isn't as painful as it sounds. Still, avoid avoid avoid.
Friday, groceries and bills. Saturday, clean the whole house (pregnant women do not like odd smells or clutter...), cook something nice, then movies with the family. Sunday, friends over for that great geek endeavor, the D&D campaign. Clean up after them. Monday, in early for one project (8a), out sort of on time (6:30p, a miracle), then back in at midnight for a godawful mess of a software update. Nearly 3 hours later I'm waiting for a different build of Microsoft's bastard implementation of SQL to upload to a site production box so I can get them back online and reporting the news to the entire goddamn western and midwest USA radio markets. Only about an hour to go before they start freaking out; 30 minutes to go on the upload, then at least 45 minutes for the data conversion. Outlook not so good, says the 8-ball, and it is on the money.
I love my job, but there are things about it that suck. Also, never try to go back to work after having your eyes dialated. And in case you missed it the first time, pass on the gum probe. Dentist == sadist.