7.23.2007

All Work and No Play Makes Ace a Dull Boy

I work too much.

I always have. I am a workaholic. And it's not because I'm struggling financially. I'm not Bill Gates, but I do take care of the bills from month to month. Currently, I'm building a business which requires me to spend a lot of after hours time working. It will be better soon, as long as I don't keep taking more projects on than I need to. And I usually don't, unless they serendipitously fall into my lap.

I am feeling so frustrated today. Once again I find myself biting off more in the real world than I should chew, and it's taking away all of my free time. I want to update this blog more frequently. I want to be updating Ms Kate's shrine more as well. I want to spend more time chatting with my friends and reading and responding to their blogs. Most importantly, it's been three weeks since I got to talk to the ever lovely Ms Kate, and I am definitely scratching the walls to get a call in.

Not just for the reasons you might imagine, though those building are there in full force as well, but because calling and chatting and blogging have come to represent a certain playfulness that is so needed in my life. Also, Ms Kate is very good at making me decompress and lower my stress level... something of which I am always grateful.

There is this tiger in me that has been waking up for a few months now, see, and I suppose you can guess who has been waking it up. And now it is getting harder and harder for the little friendly kitty-cat part of me to just go through life with my eyes to the ground, nose to the grindstone. Gone are the days of letting people walk all over me like a doormat... My eyes have been opened and I've grown some stripes, and I like feeling confident and self-sure. That tiger knows how to show itself better than it ever has, and now it's difficult to change him back into a kitten. And, right now, I've taken on some projects that have left the tiger pacing, growling in a makeshift chicken wire pen. It's only a matter of time before the tiger realizes he can jump.

The tiger and I have been talking a lot today. We sent the kitten out for some peppermint ice cream (good luck finding it in the summer, sucka!) and have been discussing our options. We're both mad we haven't got to spend more time with Ms Kate and the rest of our friends.We both feel that the best thing to do is for me to STOP WORKING so many extra hours and make sure I have set aside at least one evening a week that I can just devote to calling and chatting with someone who can tame the tiger, namely Ms Kate. We both feel this will help keep the tiger tame and happy. And when the tiger is happy, Ace is happy.

So, with a hopeful heart and the support of giant predatory cat, I re-double my efforts!

5 comments:

little bitchass said...

*the best thing to do is for me to STOP WORKING so many extra hours*

Ace, another thing you can do is ask Ms Kate if you can wear a cage for Her. I've found that Ms Grace is never far from my thoughts when I'm wearing Hers, and your experience would probably be similar.

*I've grown some stripes*

A CB-2000 would help with that too. I had some nice tiger stripes on me after less than 2 months!

Looking forward to seeing you around more!

little bitchass

BillyBear said...

Also, Ms Kate is very good at making me decompress ...

You don't say ... REALLY?!

LMAOOOOOOOOO

Well I figure you're doin what ya gots ta do. But you should take a scheduled evening off now and then. It will give you something to look forward too.

And for the record I'm not cleaning the blood off the walls if the tiger should get free like last time. Managing that beast is your responsibility. So DEAL ::grin::

Lady Kate said...

Ace,
Our call last night was soooooooo much fun :)We may not get to play a lot but we sure have a good time when we do :) I think you had a little assignemnt for that anything word :)We wont talk about that here :) But please im me and tell me all about it....he he he

Ms Kate :)

BillyBear said...

I think you had a little assignemnt for that anything word :)

ace said 'Anything' huh? Did he decompress MsKate? Did he decompress all over the place???!!!

We wont talk about that here :)

Awwwww MsKate! This is EXACTLY where we should discuss it!

::billy rests his chin on his palms::

Go ahead ace, I'm listening, you can tell me how that meanie MsKate made you say anything.

::hands ace a hankie::

Ace said...

I think you had a little assignemnt for that anything word :)

Yes, Ms Kate. :)

Ace, another thing you can do is ask Ms Kate if you can wear a cage for Her.

Ummmm.... I've come down off my "anything" insanity for now. Maybe I'll hold off on asking for that. You know, just for the time being.

::hands ace a hankie::

Thanks billy, I was running a little low.