Irreconcilable Differences

I could blame the fact that my new web site still isn’t entirely up and running on my ISP because they still haven’t gotten MySQL up and running. Of course, that would be a lie because I only recently decided that I needed that capability, and that, too, was really the result of my perfectionism.

Or, I could blame it on the fact that I seem to have developed tendonitis in my thumb, which seems directly related to my constant cutting and pasting over the last two weeks. And despite multiple bandages, most of the skin seems to be worn off the left hand side of my thumb, the side I use to push the lower left button on my Kensington Expert Mouse.

Or, I could blame it on the rapidly approaching winter. Now that the days are getting shorter and the rainy periods are getting longer, all those things I still haven’t finished this summer seem a little more urgent. I still have to put the finishing touches on the deck that I started two years ago. The raised beds that I started two years ago aren’t finished yet, either. Now, the lawn, the lawn will just have to wait another year.

Realistically, though, I can probably blame it on irreconcilable personality differences. First, I tend to be overly ambitious in my plans. As noted in an essay on INTP’s, "The INTP is the architect of a system and leaves it to others to be the builder and the applicator. " Now, it would be fine if I would limit myself to designing the perfect web page. That would make sense. I should leave it to others to carry out my grand plan.

Unfortunately,there’s only one person working on this web site, me. Equally unfortunate is the fact that I tend to be something of a perfectionist, an undesirable quality in a weblogger, where spontaneity is usually emphasized over polish, and certainly undesirable in an INTP who is supposed to lose interest as soon as the plan is completed. It requires a different kind of alphabet soup to actually execute the plan, one who likes to pay attention to details.

There’s no denying that I am beginning to get a little stressed having two sites going, but I’m going to maintain two sites a little longer until I can get the new site looking presentable (who could live with that banner up there, my God), I’ve almost Photoshoped it out, but it, too, is waiting for some last-minute polishing. I only have two months of archives to still move, the first two, and they’re the shortest. (They also have the most mistakes because I was just learning HTML, not that I’m not still learning HTML.)

Anyway, this is just a long way of explaining that I’m about to take off for two days to see my daughter, her husband, and the Gavin. I need a Gavin fix, a rest for my thumb, and any reason possible to get away from these web sites for a few days.