While I'm feeling good about work, I might as well tell you what I did do on my lunchbreak... Yesterday we all received our annual bonus which came in the form of a $500 Visa giftcard -- twice as much as last year. It's nice. It's also only the second time in a row that a bonus has been given after thirteen years of nothing more than a nice "thank you" e-mail, so I need not to get into the habit of expecting one. I assume also that there's probably a half-life as far as doubling the bonus goes, and we've probably hit it this year.
Either way, I went out over my lunchbreak, withdrew all the cash, and deposited it into my checking account where I plan to ignore it for awhile. We'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I think I'll celebrate by going over to Ellen's and feeling angry about the weather. Despite the amount of moaning I'e been doing, this has actually been a pretty light winter in terms of snowfall. I guess I've just never had to deal with so many idiots on the road. Hmmm... my commute includes driving downtown, and then on the interstate. Perhaps there's a connection. My housemates and I are looking at the possibility of moving to the far east side (maybe as far as Sun Prairie) next year. It's an attractive proposition.