Calgon, take me away.

What woman hasn’t uttered this phrase a few (dozen? hundred?) times since the legendary commercial aired?

If only it were that simple — take a bubble bath and escape.

Instead, just when I was getting back in the blog groove, I got hit with a crazy project that turned out to be much more than I anticipated (i.e., was told initially) and threatens to destroy my sanity (and possibly my reputation as a worthwhile contractor for the client). Oh, and did anybody but me notice it’s a holiday weekend coming up? One of only 3 precious summer holidays? Puhlease — no chapter rewrite for an accounting manual is worth this.

But, have I mentioned I’m a hack for hire? This is what hacks do to earn a buck. They long to write pithy, poignant, witty blog entries and end up trying to explain complicated topics of which they have no knowledge to already-knowledgeable professionals with the help of other uber-knowledgeable professionals who are too busy to explain the topics themselves.

At least, that’s what this hack does to earn a buck.

I hope to be able to get back to more interesting topics (at least to me) over the weekend. In the meantime, what’s new in your world?  If you can, take a Calgon break for me.

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
                                                            ~ Bertrand Russell