Today is looking very shiny, hell, this whole week has been shiny from my perspective. And yes, that's a not so subtle reference to one of the things that has me happy and excited this week. You see, the first trailer for Serenity, a movie I've been anxiously looking forward to, came out yesterday, and I'm just amped because of it. Sure, I have to wait to September to see it, because I can't get out of enough work to drive to Atlanta or Chicago for the early screenings on May 5th, but I can be patient. Hell, I've been waiting for Firefly to make a comeback since Fox canned it in back in '02, what's a few more weeks.
Other things are looking up as well: I just put my application in for a new job, doing computer programming for a bank. Admittedly it's in RPG and will be about as exciting as watching paint dry, but seeing as it's a shorter commute, with better benefits and pays about $12k more a year then I'm making right now (and its an entry level position to boot, go figure)..I think I can cope with it. Plus since I have plenty of experience in maintaining and expanding legacy applications, I think I have a pretty good shot at getting the job.
My personal life, well that's still not getting any better, but it's not getting any worse either, so I guess that's a blessing in its own right. Work just got interesting as well. A series of events that I was not anticipating has fast-tracked my main project, and we now have a deadline of December 31 to complete the first half of it. That's a big crunch, but rather then feeling stressed out and frustrated, I feel challenged and invigorated. I feel..alive..and it feels really good. Maybe this is how it starts to get better.