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What was what?

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Oh, The Work You Can Do

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Musical Happenings

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Anyway... Yeah. From the new job to all of the music I've been able to write, record, produce, and put online to sell recently, I'd say life is pretty good right now.
Hope all is well with all of you folks who I like to consider my friends out there.

Cheers, all!

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Current Location: hoooooooome

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New toy. Schecter Omen-6.
Sounds and plays fucking awesome.

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Current Location: US, Illinois, O'Fallon, St. Clair, Rain Hollow Dr, 636

What was what?
Fuck my boss and her cunty, suck-up protege. Fuck the girl who went to HR on me over some hypocritical nonsense. Fuck everyone at work who hasn't been a decent person to me.
I feel bad that the good people are going to take the brunt of the hit when I decide to up and leave without any notice (once I find another job); but I'm sure they'll understand.
The woman who has been my boss (note the lack of the word 'manager', as she does not manage) for over a year is a terrible person who has been trying to get me fired for over a year.

I just got to the point that I was going to be able to transfer out of the department, and wouldn't you know it, I have been blocked in what seems to be a setup by many others in the office.

That place can kiss my ass. I don't care if I have to stock fucking Ramen Noodles and tampons at Walmart to get out of there. I will be leaving, and the sooner it happens, the better.

I don't like rude people.
I actively disdain shifty people.
And I can't stand cunty fuckheads who are hypocritical.

You will get yours, and when it happens, I will laugh.
What was what?
"At my best when I'm terrorist inside; at my best when it's all me." - Headful of Ghosts - Bush

And the road becomes my bride, I am stripped of all but pride." - Wherever I May Roam - Metallica

"There is nothing you can do that I have not already done to myself." - Never Wanted to Dance - Mindless Self Indulgence

"It's hard to see what I'm capable of, and it's hard to see what I've become." -Me, I'm Not - NIN

"What do you want me to say? What do you want me to do, to let you know that I do mean it?" - What Do You want Me to Say? - The Dismemberment Plan

"I am the idiot who will not be himself." Irresponsible Hate Anthem - Marilyn Manson

"Surprise. I'm not who you thought I was." Artist and Repertoire - Envy on the Coast

"I've got a secret. It's on the tip of my tongue, on the back of my lungs, and I'm gonna keep it. I know something you don't know." Chelsea Smile - Bring Me the Horizon

"Just need some time to myself again. Need to bring back the old days when I was in control of my life." Again & Again - Taproot

"Still I waste another day of my life and it sickens me to feel this way. Now I can't make up my mind if it's right, how I let you get inside of me." Synthetic - Spineshank

"I am watching the rise and fall of my salvation. There's so much shit around me, such a lack of compassion." Make Me Bad - Korn

"You wanna see me disappear? Well, so do I. So do I." There Could Be Nothing After This - Underoath

"All bruised and broken bleeding, she asks to take my hand. I just turn, keep on walking, but you'd do the same thing in the circumstance. I'm sure you'll understand." Survivalism - NIN

"These complicated questions take up the empty spaces inside me. I don't want to hear these simple answers. Complicated answers never did you any justice anyway. I don't want to hear you lie to me. Complicated as we are we're going to have to burn it all away." Complicated Questions - Finger Eleven

"I can change, I can change, I can change; but who do you want me to be?" Stranger Things Have Happened - Foo Fighters

"Take your hatred out on me. Make your victim my head. You never ever believed in me. I am your tourniquet." Tourniquet - Marilyn Manson

"This is not my life. This is not my home. This is not me." This Is Not - Static-X

"Okay, so I was wrong about my reasons for us falling out of love. I want to fall back in." Shame - The Avett Brothers
So, my new album came out on iTunes on March 1. It's called 'Before You Hit the Ground', and it's mostly ambient stuff with some synth-orchestra backdrops. This time, to appease my UK, Australia, and NZ buddies, I've made it available on iTunes in the UK, AUS, and NZ, as well as the US.

Just go to iTunes and search for Adronus, and it should come up for you.

In other music-related news, I've made a myspace account for my folky music. That can be found at http://www.myspace.com/sonudra
I made it so you can purchase the songs off of my myspace page if you like them enough.

Anywho. Life is pretty much the same. Just working and doing school and trying to find some time in there to work on music. Thus is life, and life is busy.

Cheers.

CB

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So since December I have been growing a beard. Short of one horrific mistake where I trimmed it too short and basically had to start over again, I think it's going pretty well.

My boss was under the impression that my beard growing would only last through December, or Decembeard; so imagine her surprise (and the outburst of laughter) when I stated that "You're right. It's no longer Decembeard. Now it's Januhairy!" and skidaddled off to the Front Desk.

So, I have decided to name each month after beards or facial hair or something along those lines, and I'm kinda stuck at this point.

I am requesting your help.

Here's what I have so far:

January - Januhairy
February - Februhairy
March - March Hare
April - ?
May - ?
June - ?
July - ?
August - ?
September - Septembeard
October - Octobeard
November - Novembeard
December - Decembeard

If anyone can think of replacements for a few of these or names for some, it would be greatly appreciated.

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2 told me What was what?
Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn't lose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on
I’d love to know

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder
Steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it both men
In wonder
Steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now
What was what?
Two years ago we bought our first Mac. After years of dealing with the overall horribleness of Windows, we took the plunge and haven't looked back since. Over the past two years we've encountered some speed bumps with our iMac G5. We've had it in for service six times according to the fellow at AppleCare that I spoke with today.

Taking it in today would have been the seventh time I've taken it in to be fixed for some sort of hardware issue. While talking to the guy, I told him how we ow two other Macs as well, a MacBook Pro and a MacBook, and also that I've converted quite a few people over to the wonderful world of Apple.

I wasn't trying to schmooze him - just having conversation with him while he was helping me and hinting at my loyalty to Apple, because usually that makes them more inclined to help you.

He went through the usual steps to see what we could do to fix the current problem and found that it was, indeed, yet another hardware problem, which both of us already knew, but that both of us had to verify for paperwork purposes. Then he stops me...

"You know, let me check something real quick. You mind holding for a few minutes?"
"No, it's fine, go ahead."
And he puts me on hold.

I say to my wife that it would be nice if we could just get a replacement computer, but that it was doubtful that we would. They'd probably just extend the warranty for a year for free.

The fellow gets back on the line and tells me that he spoke with a Corporate Customer Care Administrator and that they want to give me a replacement and that the replacement would be the new iMac that just came out.

For all of the complaints I've heard from various people about AppleCare and the lack of service, I've not had a single bad experience with them in two years, and this just solidified my devotion to Apple.

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Hooray! We're thrilled!
3 told me What was what?
Well, the other auditor at my second job got canned tonight. I was expecting it, but apparently it was an ugly exchange...mostly because she's crazy. A heavy bludgeoning burden left when she stormed out for the last time.

I would love to enjoy the peace that this will bring, but I'm sitting here trying to keep my mind off of the intense amount of pain shooting from my knee up through the back of my leg. I can't stand because it hurts. I can't sit because it puts pressure on the nerve. So I'm lounging on the couch trying to ignore it, which totally sucks. I need a pain killer or a muscle relaxer or something. Anything to make the pain subside. It started hurting a few days ago, but now it's really bad.

Arg.
What was what?
I wonder what it's like to be a cat. No worries. No problems. No bills.

Just wake up, stretch, ask for food, slink, nap, stretch, wander, bat around a toy mouse, sleep, stretch, get petted by everyone around, sleep, eat, stretch, slink, and sleep.

Must be great. Especially if you're a cat that's as loved as ours is.

Right now I have my laptop on my lap, and she is sitting behind it, stretched out on my legs with her paws under the laptop. I think she's keeping her mittens warm...

Before that she was sitting on my lap kindly allowing me record while I was petting her. I think she was done being filmed near the end cause she clicked my trackpad and stopped the recording.


What was what?
So, a while back I got a big certificate in the mail from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels stating that another K.C. has nominated me as one and that it was official.
Well, I thought that would be the end of it. Cool novelty thing, plus I am in good company with people like Mae West, Fred Astaire, Muhammed Ali, Bill Clinton, John Glen, Clark Gable, Winston Churchhill and Lyndon B Johnson.
The other day I got another packet in the mail regarding everything. Now, I have my own business cards to give out and a wallet card (I don't know what else to call it) with all of my information and commission on it.

It's pretty cool, I think. Even if it doesn't do a whole heck of a lot for me, it's a cool title that I can wear with pride.







I think it's cool, anyways. It's certainly an accomplishment in a life that doesn't have much in the way of accomplishments.

I'm off to bed now.

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Current Location: Napa, CA
Feelings: accomplished
Tunes: TBD - Live

What was what?
I knew there was a reason that I didn't go to sleep until later in the day from when I used to work graveyard shifts. I just didn't remember what it was. Recently, I've made a temporary switch to working graveyards. I've been at it since Sept 21st without a day off, and up until today I've been going to bed around 1 or 2 PM and then getting up about a half hour before work.
And now I remember why.
When I go to sleep right when I get home, I tend to wake up around noon, after having woken up several times before that and going back to sleep. I was planning on going to bed at 8 and getting up around 5 so I could do homework, but I guess my brain had other plans because I woke up at 12:30, wide awake, yet still tired. So I've spent the last three hours doing my homework, and I guess I'll go to bed around 5 or 6, leaving me with about 5 hours of sleep and a feeling of being more tired than when I went to bed this morning.
Great.

Maybe it is the threat of getting some much needed homework finished. Maybe it is the stress of everything that has been going on lately with life in general, but I've been sleeping horribly, which is what probably accounted for being so tired I felt like I was going to be sick this morning. Whatever the cause, it sucks.
What was what?
A few months ago, I downloaded an audiobook called A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. It sat for those 3 or four months without being listened to as I went through the Red, Green, and Blue, a long and tedious tri-part piece of science fiction. I am now sorry that I waited so long to start on A Dirty Job. While it is definitely for the open minded, once you get past some of the language (which is pretty much unavoidable in most fiction today), it is absolutely hilarious. The cast of characters is absolutely wonderful, from the Chinese woman who can't say r's and cooks anything that used to breathe, to the Russian who compares everything to a bear and feels bad about her anti-Semitic relatives of the past, to Charlie's, the main character, daughter who is guarded by hellhounds and can kill anything that is alive by calling it Kitty. Al in all, it's an amazingly hilarious and well-written book, and I highly suggest it to anyone who is looking for something that meets those needs. As well, the narrator does a great job.
Color me impressed.

An Excerpt:

(Note: The emperor is a homeless guy)

Ten yards behind him marched a small army of nightmare creatures put together from the parts of a hundred different animals. It just so happened that at the time they were reaching the staircase, Mrs. Ling came downstairs to see what all the commotion was about, and the entire army stopped in the stairway and looked up at her. Mrs Ling was, and had always been, a Buddhist; and so she was a firm believer in the concept of Karma, and that those lessons you did not learn would continually be presented to you until you learned them or your soul could never evolve to the next level.
That afternoon, as the forces of light were about to engage the forces of darkness for dominion over the word, Mrs. Ling, staring into the blank eyes of the squirrel people, had her own epiphany; and she never again ate meat of any kind. Her first act of atonement was an offering to those she felt she had wronged. "You want snack?" she said. But the squirrel people marched on.
The emperor saw the van pull up near the creek and a man in bright yellow motorcycle leathers climb out. The man reached back into the van and grabbed what looked like a shoulder holster with a sledgehammer in it and slipped into the harness. If the context hadn't been so bizarre, the emperor could have sworn that is was his friend Charlie Asher from the second hand shop in North Beach. But Charlie? Here? With a gun? No...
Lazarus who was no so dependent on his eyes for recognition barked a greeting. The man turned to them and waved. It was Charlie. He walked down to the creek bank across from them. "Your majesty?" Charlie said. "You seem upset, Charlie. Is something wrong?" "No, no. I'm okay. I just had to take directions from a mute beaver in a fez to get here. It's unsettling." "Well, I can see how it would be," said the emperor. "Nice ensemble, though..."

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What was what?
Well...too bad.

Pain.
Discomfort.

The Knee
Last night (the night before last night, actually), before I was going to go to bed, I bent down to look for something in the kitchen cabinet. About half way down to look, my knee made a sound like a creaking door, then... crack. It was a rather loud crack at that; not the usual cracks that I have when I bend my knee. I felt this one in the front and back of the knee, and I think something might be ... not quite right with it. It stuck in place a little, and I had to sling my leg forward (if that makes sense) to get it to pop back in place. It worked, but hurt like hell afterward, and I had to sleep on my back on the couch with a pillow under my leg all night. I'll be seeing my new doctor (the old one was an idiot) at Kaiser Medical on Monday morning, but, God, it's just a constant ache. Looks like I'll be taking some sort of pain reliever until then.

The Stomach
Tonight at work, I ate the mac & cheese with ham. This was, which was made apparent to me later, a very bad idea. At around 11:30, half an hour before my shift was over, it felt like broken glass surged through my intestines. It got increasingly worse about every 10 minutes, until, as I was walking out the door from the back office, I doubled over and couldn't move. Then on the way home, my vision swam, as it felt like someone was ripping my insides out. I tried shallow breaths. I tried big breaths. I tried moving to a more comfortable position, but nothing worked. After about an hour of major stomach cramps in the bathroom, I think I'm okay now. Just a little nauseous and weak of stomach.
Looks like I'll be sticking with sandwiches from now on.

The Brain
Three words: Advanced Financial Accounting. Oy vey.

Feelings: annoyed annoyed
Tunes: Murphy Was An Optimist - Norma Jean (Album The Anti Mother)

What was what?
My wife would call this "vomit rock". Maybe she's right...



I particularly like the part at 1:45.

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At some point this past month, we had a bunch of folks from Congress, State Representatives, etc. at our hotel. And at some point, I really impressed one of the State Reps, so that I got a cool little deal in the mail today.

In text it reads:

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Steven L. Beshear, Governor

To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: Know Ye That

Honorable Chris Brumbaugh

Is Commissioned A

Kentucky Colonel

I hearby confer this honor with all the rights, privileges,
and responsibilities thereunto appertaining.

In testimony whereof, I have caused these letters to be made patent
and the seal of the Commonwealth to be hereunto affixed. Done at
Frankfort, the 24th day of July in the year of our Lord two thousand
and eight and in the 217th year of the Commonwealth.

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Signed by the Governor, Steven L. Beshear
Signed by the Secretary of State, Trey Grayson
Signed by State Representative, 62nd District, Charlie Hoffman

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Apparently folks like President B .Lyndon Johnson, english Prime Minister Winston Churchill, John Glenn, Carol Channing, and Muhammad Ali have gotten it too.

I just think it's cool. And I'm totally framing it.

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Feelings: surprised surprised

6 told me What was what?
For anyone who hasn't heard the new album from Sigur Rós...you need to. It really is an amazing album. I just spent the better part of an hour getting lost in it. It's just one of those records that you push play on the first song and sit through to the end of it.
Fantastic stuff.
The name of the album is "Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust". None of it is in English, but it doesn't really matter.

For their song Ára Bátur (Row Boat), the English translation is:

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All in all, it's a great album, and one definitely worth listening to. I highly suggest checking it out as soon as you possibly can.
What was what?
I shouldn't have agreed to working this shift without some sort of preparation. It was a last second thing cause the other auditor got hurt right before work.
What was what?
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

Frank Zappa
3 told me What was what?
Got home from work yesterday around 12:00 AM.
Did schoolwork until around 4:45 AM when I went to bed, and finally fell asleep around 5:15.
Woke up at 6:00.
Fell asleep at 6:30.
Was woken up at 7:45.
Took a nap from around noon to 1:30 PM.

That's almost 3 hours of [broken] sleep

Worked at Job 1 from 2:00 to 9:45, when I went home early because I wasn't feeling well. (I wonder why.)
Arrived at Job 2 at 11:00 and am working until 7:30.

Damn.

From 6/26 when I woke up at 11:30 AM through the time I will get home from work (roughly 37 hours), I will have gotten only those 3 hours of broken sleep.

I'm beat. And I get to go back to work at 2 o'clock today and work another double. That'll be about 8 hours of sleep in about 60 hours.
What was what?
Random post. During some free time tonight I was thinking about some of the songs that have significantly changed my outlook on music. The genres span everything from Classical to Folk to Alternative to Metal to Post Rock, with a few little rest stops between.

If you get a chance, I'd highly suggest checking out some of these bands if you haven't heard of some of them.

Three Days (Live) – Jane’s Addiction (Kettle Whistle)
Paranoid Android – Radiohead (OK Computer)
Black Heart – Calexico (Feast of Wire)
Warmer Climate – Snow Patrol (Eyes Open)
The Tain (Parts I – V) – The Decemberists (The Tain)
Boy With A Coin – Iron & Wine (The Shepherd’s Dog)
Silver Gun – Marjorie Fair (Self Help Serenade)
Even Thieves Couldn’t Lie – The Black Heart Procession (1)
Sowing Season – Brand New (The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me)
Stall Out – Mute Math (Mute Math)
Deliverance – Opeth (Deliverance)
Casting Such A Thin Shadow – Underoath (Define the Great Line)
Daddy’s Lamp – Sin Ropas (Three Cherries)
Deadhead – Devin Townsend Band (Accelerated Evolution)
Gloriana – Extol (The Blueprint Dives)
The Unraveling – Aereogramme (Seclusion)
Itenerant – Rosetta (The Galilean Satellites)
Like Herod – Mogwai (Travel Is Dangerous – EP)
Festival – Sigur Ros (Med sud I eyrum vid spilum endalaust)
Anesthetize – Porcupine Tree (Fear of a Blank Planet)
Grim Heart/Black Rose – Converge (No Heroes)
Paralytic – Dead Poetic (Vices)
Sugar Skulls – Envy on the Coast (Lucy Gray)
A Short Story - The Album Leaf (An Orchestrated Rise to Fall)
Tabula Rasa – Arvo Part (Tabula Rasa)

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What was what?
The show on Monday was great. I haven't had much time to update cause it's been pretty busy around here since then.

Alex wasn't able to go due to busyness and the fact that she got bit by spiders (ew) just hours before we were going to leave. So I took my buddy Sean from work and his girlfriend Jen. I was still stuck with two tickets that had no one to use. I even texted and called everyone I knew. Everyone had plans. On a Monday night.

Army of Me started out with a little four song set. It was good much, but didn't really match the rest of the bands that played. I could listen to their stuff as background stuff at a party, but that's probably as far as it would ever go.

Envy on the Coast rocked. Being the only band there that wasn't outwardly Christian didn't really matter to them. They were there to have fun and they did. Plus, I got to talk to the dude who plays Keyboards, Guitar, and does secondary vocals as well as the bass player. The Guitar/Keyboard guy was genuinely happy that we had a good time, and the bass player was very metal. Got some autographs from them.

Emery, as is always the case, played a fantastic solid set. Lots of great songs, most of which I knew, plus a new one that's coming out on their new record in a few months. Yay for live shows. Got some autographs from them along with a short convo and found that they're all really nice guys.

The Almost, the headliner, and Aaron Gillespie's (Underoath) side project, was great. I really enjoyed the whole set. They rocked out the way you're supposed to when you have a rock band.

Unfortunately, Slim's was pretty dark, so most of the pictures I was able to take didn't turn out that great. And then the camera died about half way through Emery's set. Grr.

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Tunes: After the Devil Beats His Wife - Emery (I'm Only A Man)

What was what?
I'm tired. I can tell my eyes are bloodshot, even though I haven't looked in a mirror lately.

My stomach is floppish. Not on the outside, but on the inside; and I've made numerous trips to the bathroom over the course of the night thinking I was going to be sick. I think the tea I'm drinking now is helping, but it's been rather shitty pretty much all night long.

Ugh
What was what?
I just met some really great people from London, and we had a great conversation. For all of the drawbacks that working in hospitality has, this is one area in which I can say I'm honestly happy.
For the most part, I like people from England...and Australia, Ireland, and Scotland. Of all of the people I've met, I think those are the 4 countries that have the best people in them.

Anywho, that was just a random note. Back to work.
What was what?
It was hot yesterday (high 90's). It was hot last night (high 80's). It's going to be hotter today (up to 101).
The only respite will be tonight when it's supposed to get down to the 50's. Then, it's back up to 96 tomorrow.

I hope this isn't indicative of the kind of weather we're going to be having this Summer.
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I don't actively seek out Michael Jackson videos. I'm just not that kind of guy. However, during one of my StumbleUpon fixes, I started watching videos. I decided to watch this one just for the sheer gayness of it.

Imagine my surprise when I realized that he is lip-syncing throughout the entire song.

The tell-tale moment, aside from the fact that he can flawlessly sing while jumping, which we all know is totally possible (mm-hmm. sure), was around 1:43 into the video. When he says "But the kid is not my son" look where the microphone is. It's at his side, but it still picks up the word "But".

So, not only is Michael Jackson weird, but he's also a fake.

4 told me What was what?
'Spell Checker Blues'

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

Anon
2 told me What was what?
For those who may be interested:

I may or may not have told you about some of the "ambient" music I've been creating for a while and that I have had plans of making it available online for purchase.
Well, I checked today and the album is live. It totals 4 songs and is over an hour and 40 minutes long. It can be purchased online from either iTunes, eMusic, or Amazon.com.

On iTunes, it can be found by either clicking the link below or by searching for Adronus in the iTunes store.
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=276381890&s=143441

On Amazon, it can be found by clicking the link below or by searching for Adronus on Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00162EDOK/ref=dm_dp_adp?ie=UTF8&qid=1208847062&sr=8-1

On eMusic, it can be found by clicking the link below or by searching for Adronus on eMusic.com.
http://www.emusic.com/album/Adronus-Destroia-MP3-Download/11182798.html

Just thought I'd let everyone know.

Peace,

Chris
1 Told me What was what?
Accepted a part time job working nights this past week, so now I'll be working one or two double shifts per week. The way I'm scheduled at my main job will determine just how many doubles I work and whether I get a day off or not.

This last week, though, was pretty rough.
Job 1: I worked Monday-Friday 3PM-11PM with Saturday and Sunday off.
Job 2: I worked Wednesday-Sunday 11PM-7:30AM.

And I go back to work at job 1 at 2PM today for another 5 day stretch.

I'm going to have to talk with the folks at my main job and see if there are some different days off I can get.

Working 7 days a week is going to make me tired reeeaaal quick.
What was what?


How empty must your life be and how shallow must you be that feel you have to put the words "Envy us" on the license plate of your new Corvette?

I don't know about others, but the mere fact that they have a license plate bearing a hollowness of soul of that magnitude makes me not envy them. I do not envy the fact that they have nothing more than the sum of their things. "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?" Matthew 16:26
I do not envy their car or their lifestyle. My car probably gets better gas mileage, and I can run it on 87 Octane, as opposed the the premium gas they have to use. We have a humble lifestyle, and there are many months in which we are happy just to get by; but I find that way of life preferable to any other. I don't need any other reasons to be distracted. I can do just fine without any help.
I would rather not live a life in which the sum of my things, who I know, and what I can get are all there are to me.
Ezra Pound, in his poem The Garrett said:
Come, let us pity those who are better off
Than we are.
Come, friend, and remember
That the rich have butlers and no friends;
And we have friends
And no butlers.


I think we all should take this advice to heart.
What was what?
The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou
What was what?
I will be highly surprised if anyone passes the class I am currently in with the grade Nazi grading our work.

I've busted my ass the past 4 weeks on learning team assignments and just because I don't answer one question out of 4 he doesn't give me any points at all on the assignment. That's just plain bullshit, brown-bagged and covered in flies.

After 4 weeks I'm sitting with a 26% in the class. I'm just not even going to do anything for the last week. Fuck it. I'm going to fail anyways, why make a concerted effort if it's inevitable? I'm going to enjoy the week off. He can stick that in his self-righteous, CPA, Jepoardy-loving ass. I'm not doing a damn thing from here on out.
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The nerd in me finds this very amusing...



And then this one too, minus the nerdiness


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"I'm hungry, but everything in this house is something I have to prepare, and I don't want to get the kitchen all dirty. What do I want to eat? Hmm...I really want a cheeseburger...and some chicken nuggets."

So, what did I do? I went to McDonalds and got a cheeseburger and a 4 piece chicken nugget meal. Turns out that was a bad idea. For starters, I haven't eaten anything at McDonald's in about 4 or 5 months. I suppose it takes that long to realize exactly how disgusting the food is.

I got three bites into the cheeseburger before I threw it away. It tasted liked sodium, grease, and cheap salty cheese. I quickly washed my mouth out with the soda from my meal. Then I tried the chicken nuggets. Horrible. I ate two of those before I threw the box in the bag. They didn't even taste like chicken - just grease and ... well I don't know what else they tasted like. Maybe fat fried in grease? I don't know, but they were gross too.

So I moved on to the fries. Grease and salt with a hint of potato. Only finished half of them, and that's only cause I was hungry.

Maybe the food has always been that bad, and I just didn't notice it until I'd been away from it for a good, long while. If it's always been like that, then I was a sorry state of a man for going there for so long. If the food has progressively gotten worse over the past 6 months, then someone needs to contact corporate and let them know.

Either way, I'm not eating there ever again. It's overpriced, fattening, and has no flavor but that of grease and fat. Give me a meal that takes a little longer to cook and actually has flavor to it.
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I'm sure others have seen this already, so I'm just putting it here for my own future reference.


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It's absolutely astounding to me that people can do this.

Her fingers are moving so fast that it looks faked at points. I know it's real, though, cause I've seen one of my friends, one of the best pianists/musicians I've ever had the privilege to know, do something similar.

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In the past I haven't been big on this style of music, but I think I could be after seeing this video.
Fascinating stuff.

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Note to Self:

Do not, under any circumstances, close one of your homework assignments and click "No" when it asks "Save Changes to Document?" even if you don't think there was anything of use within said document. Check it first, moron.

That's three days of intense work down the toilet, and I only have an inkling of a clue as to where I was or how to get back to that point.

Crap. Now what?

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Feelings: frustrated frustrated

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