Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

Furnish me

I now have sufficient funds (but not sufficient time!) to begin to furnish my apartment. It's exciting, but also a pain until it's done. I'm tired of needing to lie on the floor to use my computers.. I need a desk. I also need to convince my parents to come down and bring whatever spare furniture they have. And of course, I need lots of plants.

Lots of people complain that they have insufficient time, but what does that really mean? We have years (presumably) ahead of us. Taken very literally, it makes no sense. How can we understand it? Well, normally we say it when we're frustrated by wanting to do one thing but have an obligation to do another. And our wants are rather fluid. I would guess then, that what it really means is that our desires arn't matched up well with our obligations, that our obligations usually win, and that contrast makes us unhappy. Can the problem be solved? If we could make our desires more controllable, it would work.. but I don't know how possible that is. If we could make our schedule more responsive and less 'hardcoded', that would work.. but I don't know how possible that is either. Can we reshape ourselves or our societal interactions more easily? A topic for thought.

I've been working on indexing my books for a lending library. It's going to take me awhile, and I don't know if I want to put it up until it's done or not. I probably should write a tool to generate the list in HTML format and let me easily update it. Currently, I just have title and author on yellow paper.

Finally, the boring stuff in life, finances. I need to stop by the bank before work, and see how hard it'll be to get a visa card tied to my account. Once I have all that coming to my current place, I can finally start some much-needed accounting so I can understand my money flow and plan accordingly. Bleh, I hate that stuff.

Tags: philosophy

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