Many stupid people still. That's not going to change. I've found it less painful lately by focusing on the smart & dedicated people I respect. I fear, however, that from a distance people can't tell me apart from the idiots in my field that I loathe so. I should stop reading mailing lists and newsgroups. If I cut myself off from everything, maybe I'll imagine more people are smart? But 1% of that traffic is from smart people, and those people make my day. Oh, the dilemma. (But I reailze now, the people that can tell the difference are the ones I respect anyway, and thus the only ones that I care can tell the difference?)
Paid some bills. My checkbook was in my laptop case... good place, Brad. Took about 20 minutes to find it, then 5 minutes to pay bills. Good use of time.
I'm starting to find it annoying to work around the subject, so: Blythe and I broke up, last week or so. I don't want your condolences, I just don't want to keep having to tell people individually. For the record, I still consider Blythe an extremely wonderful person and the best girlfriend I've ever had (evidenced by a record dating length of a year and half). However, after that long we were starting to get on each other's nerves. I'd like to be idealistic and imagine that in a perfect relationship things would keep getting better, not getting slowly worse ... the longer you wait, the harder it is to break up, right? Not that things were even too bad, but I'd rather break up before things got really bad ... I pride myself on having wonderful friendships with all my exes.
Problem with being single is that it's all-too-obvious how little of a social life I have. I was aware of it before but didn't worry about it because I knew that I had Blythe to hang out with in the few hours per week I allotted for having fun. So now bike rides, running, guitar, and other things are picking up the slack.
Worse, I'm getting increasingly sick of computers in general, so I have even more time I want to kill. School will soon occupy all my time and then some, though.
Going out to buy stamps now so I can send these bills off. Paying bills would be easy if I had things like envelopes, stamps, checkbook, and a pen easily accessible. (yeah, I had to search for a pen for several minutes as well...)