Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Am I a Slacker or just Chicken?

Well, I didn't disappoint my co-workers today. I broke my "arrive early to work" streak and ended up showing up late. Again!
I don't know why I am late for everything. My partner says that I will be late for my own funeral. I am afraid he might be right.

Other than being late it was a pretty decent day today. My co-workers keep copying the song Car Wash and hiding it all in my cubicle. I think that is hilarious! So, I decided not to disappoint them and I keep humming it whenever I can.
When I told Jack this, he said, "Either all of you are really bored at work or you have too much time on you hands."

This got me to thinking.

How many people are unhappy at their jobs? I don't hate my job. I show up, (late) I do my work, socialize with my co-workers and go home. Do I love it? No. Do I like it? Depends on the day.

When I was young I wanted to be an artist. Why did I give up on that idea? Why do any of us stop following our dreams? Is it parental pressure, peer pressure or fear that makes some of us not pursue what we would love.

I admire people who do what they love. My friend, Shawn, loves to write. She is fabulous at what she does, and had enough faith in herself to follow her dream. I find that amazing. I envy her determination to do what she loves. That's just awesome!

Jack is another example of having a job he loves. He is an accountant, and he loves numbers. He enjoys going to work everyday and rarely has a negative attitude about his job in general. That fascinates me to some degree. I rarely go a day without bitching about

On a very positive note, we finished the book Bound by Deception by Ava March. Both Jack and I loved it. It's a historical homoerotic romance. We were excited to read it because there aren't that many gay romances written in that time period.
I loved her main characters, Oliver and Vincent. Between their obvious feelings for one another and the passionate sex they had, they fogged up our computer screen! Plus, the book ended on a positive note, (which I loved) and what's even better the sequel to their story is coming out next week. (I love that even more!)

There are many fabulous reviews on this book on the goodreads site. I encourage anyone who loves gay romances to check her book out.

Goodnight and Have Happy Dreams,



  1. I hear you, Shay. I may do my writing but I still have the day job and a cubicle and I do not love it, trust me.

    I'm so glad you loved Boundy by Deception. You'll love Bound to Him, too. I highly recommend both books to gay romance fans.

  2. Shawn,
    At least you followed your dreams and you get to do what you love, too! One day you'll get to write full time. You'll see.

    Ava is another example of that, also! We can't wait to read the sequel!

  3. You're not late for everything, Shayne. You just have your own personal time zone. I have one of those, too. And since everyone I work with has figured it out, I'm no longer late, but on time for me. *grin*

    Thanks for loving Oliver&Vincent - you made my day :D And thanks for the shout-out, Shawn!

  4. Hey Shayne.

    Another cool topic...

    While i love my job - taking over the civilised world as we know it' - I have me days when i can't even be bothered getting out of bed...

    But i don't consider myself neither a slacker nor chicken - I am just be and as Ava said - I am working off my own time zone..

    World watch out - pray that i have good day tomorrow.

    Wonderful post..


  5. Shayne,
    You are crackin' me up! I know I caved. I think there are several of us that fell into what we do for a living.
    That is life, and it can be a bitch!
    I think I am a slacker, too.
    I wish I had the nerve to follow my dreams like Shawn and Ava have, too!
    Now, I am simply too old and too damn tired.
    Great Post:)