Love it. That's how Kevvie Walters feels about his job. No, not that job. The building caper that he was a part of back in 1989.
The year of the Canberra Raiders. The year of the greatest grand final of all.
Not that job. The job he has now. The one where he claims a new couch as a tax deduction. Along with the beer and chips.
Footy. That's the job I mean. Watching footy. Talking footy. Thinking footy. And who to pick for the Queensland Maroons in a bid to unseat the evil NSW Blues empire from the State of Origin.
That job. Commentating for Fox Sports, but more importantly coaching the Maroons.
The one where he'll be watching Brookvale very closely on Sunday. Seeing how his boys Josh Papalii and Daly Cherry-Evans go.
One's a "big asset". The other could be his halfback and also his captain in the bid to reclaim the Origin title he lost last year.
That's what I'm talking about. And he will too. Twenty-four-seven. For the next 39 sleeps until Origin returns.
What about "Papa"? The Raiders warrior. Will he be part of Origin now that he's a bookend?
"Very good, very impressive. We played him there in game three of last year's series and he was in the top three players on the field," Walters said.
"It's a role he's very comfortable in. Lots of work from him, but also some quality stuff, and he's been showing that this year with the Raiders as well.
"A very established player now Josh and he's got some good leadership skills as well. He'll be a vital member for us this year.
"With the Raiders he's really established himself in that role through the middle and he's a good, reliable front-rower, which is a big asset for any team to have."
While one Walters eye will be on Papalii, the other will be on DCE. Future Queensland captain. Maybe.
Definitely putting his hand up to retain his No.7 jersey at least. The one he wore in the Maroons' only win of 2018.
Those days of being on the wrong end of the Banana Benders seem behind him.
"He's been in some good touch, DCE. He'll be another one that we look upon to have a good performance and just keep playing some good footy," Walters said.
"There's a few options there [for captain] and obviously he's one of them. His form this year with Manly, he's captain of the Manly club and the only other person now that's still standing is Michael Morgan at the Cowboys who are their club captains.
"It puts him in a really strong position. He just needs to keep doing what he's doing."
With both eyes now occupied, he'll let his subconscious keep track of any Blues prospects.
Nick Cotric. Jarrod Croker. Joey Leilua. Jack Wighton.
Cotric was in the mix last year. Will be again this one. Especially given the spate of outside backs injuries sweeping NSW.
Croker's consistent consistency always has him in the conversation, even if he's yet to make the team.
The last two names Walters tossed up? Interesting. Especially Leilua. The rampaging Raiders centre. He couldn't be in Brad Fittler's thoughts could he?
He's already scored four tries this year. Set one up. Making tackle breaks and line busts all over the place. Got his groove back on with his winger Jordan Rapana.
But "Leipana" has reformed as something new. Like a caterpillar that's come out of its cocoon. There's a new-found defensive starch on the Raiders' right.
And maybe. Just maybe. That could spell Origin for Leilua.
"The Raiders have had such a good season to date and some of those boys are obviously available for NSW selection," Walters said.
"I wouldn't think [Leilua] would be out of place, particularly this year. I think he's got a different temperament to his game.
"He's a very explosive type of player, but also he looks to have really fixed up his defence this year in many ways.
"No doubt Freddy [Fittler's] got plenty of options in those centre positions, but what Joey's been doing this year for the Raiders has been first class."
But that was now, what about then?
Way back in 1989, when Walters came off the bench in the Raiders' stunning come-from-behind victory. Knocking off Balmain 19-14.
The lasting memories? It's like a stream of consciousness in a Jack Kerouac book.
"Chicka's try. Mal's ankle tap. Elias hitting the crossbar. There's many things. Steve Jackson's try. Just the elation of everyone at the end of the game," Walters said.
"Chris O'Sullivan's field goal. There's so many great memories from that game and throughout the year ... particularly [playing] with my brother Steve. That was really special."
But it was his last ever game for the Green Machine. Joined the Brisbane Broncos at the end of the season.
Did alright there too. 237 games. Back-to-back premierships in '92-93. Eleven Tests for Australia. Twenty-three games for Queensland.
Plus, having spent three years in Canberra playing with his brother Steve - including '89 - now he got to play with his other brother.
Plus the Raiders had Ricky Stuart and Chris O'Sullivan in the halves. With Laurie Daley waiting in the centres to make a switch.
So he flew to Brisbane to spread his wings. Or hooves. Or whatever it is that Broncos spread.
"Towards the end of '89 I signed a contract with the Broncos so I was always going to be heading home," he said.
"The way that all fell into place for the Raiders and for the guys around the team and in the squad was absolutely magnificent. The last 6-8 weeks of that season was really pleasing.
"One thing, I was originally from Brisbane and when I moved to the Raiders the Broncos weren't even established.
"And the second thing was just coming back, my brother Kerrod was back here and Alf Langer, and we sort of grew up playing together.
"So I thought it would be an opportune time to head back there to my family."
But now it's back to the couch. It's almost time for the game. And back to counting sleeps. Thirty-nine of them.
NRL ROUND SEVEN
Sunday: Canberra Raiders v Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval, 2pm.
Raiders squad: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Nick Cotric, 3. Jarrod Croker (c), 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (c), 10. Dunamis Lui, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Ryan Sutton. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Sia Soliola, 17. Jack Murchie. Reserves: 19. Bailey Simonsson, 20. 21. Hudson Young.
Manly squad: 1. Brendan Elliot, 2. Jorge Taufua, 3. Moses Suli, 4. Brad Parker, 5. Reuben Garrick, 6. Kane Elgey, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c), 8. Toafofoa Sipley, 9. Apisai Koroisau, 10. Martin Taupau, 11. Joel Thompson, 12. Curtis Sironen, 13. Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu, 15. Jack Gosiewski, 16. Corey Waddell, 17. Morgan Boyle. Reserves: 18. Kelepi Tanginoa, 20. Lachlan Croker.