Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Yadda Yadda

Ack ack ack. The new job is still affecting my blogging. I’m not pissed off anymore. I fear that this will cause my blog to suffer.

A lot of times, when I blog, it’s because I’m having a “DAMN YOU” moment, and I would go off about things that occurred at the old job. Now at the new job, I’m really happy, and I’m having any “shaking fist at God moments” anymore. In fact, life is good.

Less than 2 weeks ago, I’ve bought a PlayStation 3, a new PlayStation portable, a bunch of old used PlayStation 2 games, Command and Conquer 3 for my PC, and a lot of new clothes. I’m not going to go into the details on how I was able to afford these things, but I put the money on my credit card before buying the items. (Free tip, buy electronic items on your credit cards, because if the thing breaks right away and the store besides to be a dick about it, you can set the credit card company loose on them, and they have HUGE fangs.).

To be honest, the last thing, I want to blog about are my new toys, and clothes because I can just see everyone’s eyes rolling to the back of their heads over that. Though when I get the 50 in LCD, that’s going to blogged about…a lot. You need to understand, a 50inch LCD is a wet dream for a lot of guys. Watching Hockey, or Football on such a screen would rock. Personally, I plan to connect my PC to it, so I’ll be able to play City of Heroes on it, as well as watch Internet video, and just do regular computer stuff, like blogging. Imagine blogging with a 50in LCD. I definitely won’t be squinting my eyes.

I remember blogging about things that were borderline sexual, commenting on sex toys, the sex industry in general, still like who tests the fake ummmm for quality control, but I’ve seem to have gotten out of that practice. I guess my head isn’t in the gutter as much as it used to. Is this a bad thing? Well, the old place was filled with middle aged Punjabi women, so there wasn’t much thought in that area, and this place is mostly males. Maybe I need to get a job as a DJ in a strip bar or something. Something to get my pervertness back up to power? Will the return of my pervy nature save this blog?

Here’s the problem with my perverted nature. I respect women as people, and not sex objects. Now women are probably saying that this is a good thing. The problem is that because of this I’m totally blind to signals being sent when you want me to handcuff you to the railing and give you the spanking you so desperately want. We would end up spending the evening playing backgammon instead of screaming OH GAWD over and over again. When it comes to those signals, I’m as dense and lead.

Actually, It looks like I’m going to have to get a clue soon. For the longest time, I’ve made up different excuses as to why I wasn’t dating. Excuses like, “I’m work and going to school at the same time”, “I need all the OT I can get so I don’t have time to be with someone”, blaa bla blaa. Bottom line, I’ve made up a lot of excuses. The problem with my recent success is that I’m running out of excuses.

Now someone tell me WHY I have to put myself through that, if I don’t want to. I’ve met a lot of women, and I’m NEVER tried to get into the boyfriend/girlfriend thing in the past. To be honest, I don’t know if I want to now. I’m a extremely independent person, though I do have a lot of friends online, and most of my online friends have said some really nice things about me, and they’d like to meet me one day. I’m planning on doing just that next year with the trip to Chicago, London, and perhaps other places. (The Vegas trip is just for me). I’m going to meet other players from City of Heroes. I’m going to meet Vics, and her bloke. I’d like to meet other people on my blog roll or my Instant Message clients. Actually a lot of those people are on both lists. I want to meet Miss Jay, Vics, April, and a others on my blogroll. I want to meet Capt Blast, Telsa Force, Echo and others from City of Heroes. Again, I want to meet them, but I’m not interested in having “relationships” with these people. (Especially the males).

This has been another “winging it” post, and I’ve gotten comments in the past that they are my best posts, so hopefully I’ve kept the tradition alive.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm a travelling....

So I’m sitting here, and once again, I have blogger’s block. I have a plan to get downtown, to the postal outlet before it closes today. It involves doing some walking, to a bus stop a little further up the street, so that I’ll have the option of catching one of two buses, in order to catch the train, and get downtown, to pick up my PASSPORT.

Right now I’m not planning on crossing any international borders before June 09, but I wanted to get this whole passport thing over and done with. I feel like it’s the next step on my ladder of success; that I will then become a world traveler.

I’ve already planned my first “international trips”. First I’m heading to Chicago next summer for the Chicago Comicon. Now I know Chicago isn’t really an “international” destination, but ever since George W, decided that Canada is a haven for terrorists, and that people crossing the Canada/US border needed a passport (or some special ID card, that I don’t remember the name of). So suddenly I need a passport to cross the worlds longest unprotected border, even though there’s stories of the Minutemen starting to guard the US/Canada border, not that the idea of a bunch of Americans, drinking beer, and carrying guns, right across the border scares the hell out of me, but it used to be no big deal to cross the border. I didn’t even have to produce my driver’s license when driving across.

Anyway I’m taking off to Chicago to meet my online friends from City of Heroes. I’ve been playing that game for years, and I’ve made a lot of online friends, and now I’m going to get the opportunity to meet them. I’m really looking forward to it, but I’ve already stipulated, that my hotel room will NOT BE THE PARTY ROOM.

Secondly I’m planning a Christmas trip to Vegas. What better way to celebrate the birth of the sun of God, than hanging out in a casino, with a stripper at my side. Now I know I’ve mentioned the Vegas/Stripper/What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, thing before so, I won’t mention it any further.

Then the big trip planned for 2010. I want to visit the UK. I want to see London. This will officially make me a world traveler, since I’ll be leaving the continent. I’m really looking forward to that for a couple of reasons. First, I’d be in London, and secondly, I’d get the opportunity to meet one of the first people who has ever visit my blog. I’m talking about Vics, AKA Rosevibe. I’ve known her for years. We’ve chatted online, as well as talked to each other on the phone, but we have never met face to face. That needs to change. I look forward to having her show me around her country. I’m really looking forward to blogging from the UK.

So that’s my travel calendar for the next 2 years, so unless my brother does something silly like propose to his girlfriend, that will be it. Oh if you want me to visit you in the future, you need to live somewhere cool.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Camping in a High Rise

First thing. I admit I back dated the last post by a day. I did so because I wrote it on Monday, but I was not able to post it on the blog until today. Here's why.

Sunday night, around 10:00pm, the power went out in my building. It took over 36 hours to get the power back up. I was without power from 10:00pm on Sunday night till about 10:00am Tuesday morning. Needless to say, I've lost about $100 + worth of food in my fridge. However it gets worse. While I was cleaning out the mess in the freezer, I managed to snap one of the Freon lines, and now my fridge is toast. I spoke to the management office and they're going to replace it tomorrow, but I'm not looking forward to how much this is going to cost me.

Part of my thinking is that, this wouldn't have happened if the damn power didn't go out for 36 HOURS!!!, but what are you going to do? I'll talk to them tomorrow afternoon and see what the damage is going to be.

As I mentioned, I had NO POWER and NO HOT WATER from Sunday night till Tuesday afternoon. I'm going to say Tuesday afternoon because I didn't get home till 6:00pm. As far as I'm concerned, I lost power for 2 days.

What really gets my goat (sorry Jay), is that I'm probably going to have to shell out some $$$ for the stupid fridge. I was planing on buying a big ass HDTV (I'm leaning towards PLASMA, but LCD is still an option), late July/early August. If this fridge thing prevents me from buying the TV, I'm going to be MAD.

Now that I think about it. Things, were going WAYYY TO GOOD, so I guess something had to fowl up my life. Sheesh, sometimes you can't win.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm here...and I love the free coffee

I know I said I was going to post more often…but I’m still trying to get used to my new schedule. Oh, and buying a Playstation 3 on Thursday didn’t help things either. So I’ve started week 2 and I’m all by myself today. One guy was off and the other guy called in…whatever. So it’s me all by my lonesome. I have to hold the fort…IT wise. Good thing that I know what I’m doing…I think.

I’ve decided that I’m going to refrain from talking about work from now on. Before it was easy to talk about the job because of my personal feeling over the place, but now…I feel like I’m in heaven. I can go on forever about how much better the new place is, but I’d bore everyone to death, so I’m not going to…except for FREE COFFEE.

Actually, I can see one problem forming with the new place. The free coffee is going to get me so WIRED. I can picture myself running down the halls screaming WERE OUT OF MILK!!! HOW CAN I HAVE MY COFFEE WITHOUT MILK? Of course, they wouldn’t run out of milk, because they have lots and lots of the little thingys that they have in the refrigerator, and even if they run out in that room, there’s the shop floor lunch room, or I can use the powdered creamer. Though, worst-case scenario, I’ll drink it black.

I just hope that I’m not going to be at my workstation (I say workstation because there’s a lot more room than that sucky desk that I blogged about. Oh yeah that post got me in trouble with the old company. How did they find out? Well there was that post on May 27th where I mentioned the company by name. I did it after I gave my notice because I figured that I was safe. Well guess what. They found out that I mentioned them in my blog, and then…they went through my posts and decided that I defamed the company and forced me to resign…effective immediately. I did mentioned that I mentioned the company AFTER I accepted the new position and gave my notice, right? So at the end of it all, I was paid for 2 weeks after I resigned, started my new job the Monday after I “resigned”. Thus the extra money went to my new Playstation 3. I’m just glad that I’m out of there.

Arghh, even after leaving, that place still holds a spot in the back of my mind. I figure that it’s going to take awhile before I can totally remove the bad Karma of the old job, and let the good Karma of this job to fully sink in. It really is the little things that matter, like free coffee, that can make a place a good work environment.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My break is over. Time to start anew

It’s been awhile I know. I’d like to say that I’m sorry for lagging on the blog, but to be honest, I’m not. I needed a little break and I’m feeling better now.

It’s day 2 of the new job and I love it. I think it’s great. I absolutely love the place. I’m really enjoying it. At first, I was feeling a little overwhelmed by a few things, but now that they’re breaking things down into sections, I’m doing a lot better. When I got home last night my brain was feeling a little mushy with all the things that I learned.

I’m really glad that I’m going forward. I feel like this is going to be a positive move for me. The culture is going is different here. I’m getting treated as a person, as opposed to being treated as a resource. It’s a nice change.

Oh yeah, I had an interesting incident happen last week. I’ve always held back on mentioning my old employer by name, except for one post, after I accepted the new job, and gave my notice. Well, it turns out that company monitors it’s name online via Google, and my post came up. They then proceeded to look through a lot of entries and they saw the pictures of my old and “new” workstations there. Well they got mad. Really mad, but guess what? I don’t care. So they released me early and paid me out till the rest of the week I’m just glad to be free of the company. Honestly I should have been pissed, and if it wasn’t for the fact that I wanted out of there, I would have considered …other actions, but I’m just glad I’m away and I’m hoping the bad Karma will stay behind.

I’ve decided that I’m not going to blog too much about the new company and not reveal the name of the place. It really like this place and the last thing I want to do is say something that might be misinterpreted.

Again, I’m running into the problem of not knowing what to blog about. Being happy is not good to my blog. I need to be all ARGHHH in order to blog something. Also, I’m actually busy now, dealing with item a, b, and c. Who would have thought that I could actually be busy.

Oh to give you an idea of how cool this company is, they have a gaming server. Yes between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm, staff are allowed to log on the gaming server and play a first person shooter. How cool is that? The old company would NEVER do that.

Anyway I’m back and I’ll try to be around more often.

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