Sunday, May 30, 2010

Honey.... I'm Home!

So, that was interesting.

Not the first time I've ever lost interest in something temporarily, nor probably the last. But it was a fun two months of schoolwork and exams. Oh, and Work. I probably shouldn't complain, because I have a job in this economy, and it's paying well. So, been having fun, otherwise.

Makes me wonder, though. What was it, in the development of our civilization, that made us need jobs, in the way that we do now? In times of old, they didn't have cubicle farms. What the hell is a cubicle farm for, anyways? See the Anekdote zur Senkung der Arbeitsmoral.

Well, more on that later... Oh, by the way, I won't be posting anymore for the rest of the month. Starting up again next month.

Words cannot describe...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Days, Oh Happy Days

Today was A-WE-SO. Oh wait, I was there! So it was A-WE-SO-ME! For you illiterates, it was jut plain Awesome.

First of all, I got to sleep in. And who doesn't like sleeping in? After rousing, I realized, It's My Birthday! Thank you to all those out across the interwebs that wished me a happy one. Woe betide those of you that didn't!

Then the next best thing happened. I was called. With a Job Offer. Can this day get any better?

Almost! School finally got back to me on some paperwork I submitted. I was told we were going out for dinner, and that I got to choose where. Until I was told,"No, not there"... Bah Humbug.

Well, got some things I wanted. A mouse (mine crapped out on me [same night as my trac-pad]), and Fluxx, this awesome card game I've played before.

So, all in all, a pretty good day.

Words cannot describe...

Sunday, March 28, 2010


What a fun weekend.

Last few days, I was off with my old Scout Troop, out in ze Wilderness. We stayed at Mississippi Palisades State Park, in western Illinois. On Saturday, we headed across the border to Maquoketa Caves State Park in that weird state they call I-Oh-Waaaay. There we proceeded to dive into bottomless pits, underground rivers, and bat-infested hell-holes.


Ok, it wasn't a Bat-infested Hell-hole... It was actually rather nice. I'd been there twice before (aaaaages ago), and actually got a chance to spelunk in a few that I'd been in before, along with a few that I hadn't.

More Cave

So, it was pretty cool going there. The weather was great, nice and sunny. We ate GREAT. For dinner, me and the other leaders had Ribs and Cornbread. Oh God...It was an orgasmic food experience... It was AWESOME. Oh, and I think the scouts had fun too...

Oh, and did I tell you? We saw the Easter Bunny on a Motorcycle.

One Badass Bunny.

Well, night all, have fun. Don't worry about the things that go "BUMP" in the night. It's just me.

Words cannot describe...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Still a-Job Huntin'

Have not found 'er yet.

Been submitting applications left and right. It's not even funneh. It is not at all. Not even funny enough for me to use the internet Lol-speak to describe it. This is just one big box of Seri-O's.

Ok... Enough of that. I sound like an idiot if I descend into that. No time...

What was I talking about before? Oh yes, job hunting. As I was saying, been submitting some applications around. Nowhere near as many as I should be, of course... Set up a LinkedIn account, since I've had trouble in the past sitting down and writing out a resumé, so I made an account there, hoping it might help. Well, so far, so good.

Really should get back ou. Should get off the computer and get out there...

Words cannot describe...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

In Lieu of a Title...

Ahhhhh... A refreshing week off.

And for the most part, I actually did what I planned on doing. I got more sleep. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I remember the last time I saw the sun come up on a weekend...

Certainly didn't this time around!

Today I'd like to talk to you about: [voiceover] Books [/voiceover].

Been reading quite a bit lately. Certainly more than I have in the past couple months, which frankly, is rather Odd for me. Been reading books from the "Dragonriders of Pern" series of books by Anne McCaffrey. Really good books, the ones I've read. Though I can't seem to get my hands on the Original Trilogy at my local library, but the different parts of the series are stretched across many centuries, so it's not required to understand them at all. Not like the TV series Lost, or Prison Break, which, if you come in in the middle of them, well, the former describes it perfectly. You'd be lost.

Another one I've been mulling over right now is the sociological-introductory book "The McDonaldization of Society". Wow. Just, Wow. Not even through it yet, and you can really see and understand the examples that Ritzer give in this book... Pick it up.

Anyways, enough of my ramblings for tonight...

Words cannot describe...

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Sorry guys and gals (the 2-3 people that even glance at this), I'm skipping this week.

I had a pretty hectic weekend, filled with work, denied job applications, emails and Star Wars, so I'm taking a break and hitting the hay about 3 hours earlier than usual.

As compensation, look at some Cracked stuff...

Words cannot describe...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Observations II

Last Sunday, I mentioned that I had some Observation Days coming up at my old grade school. Well, I've done two days of it (only 4½ Hours, though) of observation, and I must say, my former teachers had an amazing amount of patience...

On Monday, I went and sat in on one of the First Grade classes for an hour 'n a half. Those kids do not need extra sugar... They were bouncing off the walls at times. I also sat in on a Kindergarten class for about an hour that day. They were (surprisingly) more mature than the first-graders, it seemed.

Today, say in on the Fourth Grade class of Mrs. Johnson. This is a dedicated teacher. She was my Fourth Grade teacher, so you know she's been around for a while. I knew some of the students from outside of the school (mostly from Scouts), so she enjoyed the opportunity of regaling them with a story of my time in her class... Whoo boy...

But all in all, this has been a very interesting experience. I do have to do a few more hours, and need to do a few more by next week, so I do need to get on the ball.

Words cannot describe...