Sunday, December 7, 2014

What I’ve been up to in social media

I know, I know, it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. I’m a slacker.  I have been posting to my Tumblr accounts but I queue those up to run a week at a time so I don’t have to mess with them but even with that I’ve gone 5 to 7 days without posting before getting some more in the queue.  If it makes you feel better, I’m 11,477 behind in my feedly too.  I haven’t been spending much time there either, which is where most of the content for the Tumblrs come from to so there’s that reason as well.

What have I been doing?

I updated all my Twitter accounts (cover photos and some profile pics changed) as well as I have been trying to tweet on them more.  I’ve been trying to tweet some personal stuff on my actual account (@jccsst1022) instead of only having my tumblr posts posted for me.  Such as this.

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Yeah, some of them are bitching, but I’ve found when I make a complaint about companies on Twitter, a lot of the times, you’ll get a response. I didn’t from UPS, but I have from Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and a couple of others so I tend to take to Twitter pretty quickly when I have a complaint.

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I’ve been trying to keep up with my book updates as well, although, now that I see this, I realized I forgot to put any hashtags on it.  A rookie mistake, I told you I was a slacker.

I haven’t been tweeting everything I do or anything, but a couple of tweets a day.  I also post Last Song of the Day posts there as well.

I also have been posting to my sports related account (@sportobsession6).  Such as this.

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I’ve been tweeting out when I’m watching games, usually a tweet or 2 a game, not a play by play or anything. I do less bitching on this one, but if I have a sports related one, I’ll let it go.

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Yeah, I’m on Snapchat as well. I’m not on it very often and rarely ever send snaps but I do play around some, like on Thanksgiving when I made this.

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I don’t ever send them, I just create them and send them to my phone and send them out via text message.  For one, there isn’t very many people on snapchat, at least that I know of.  I was just goofing out for that one, I sent it to Samantha and Cheri. 

Back to twitter, I’ve also been using my Michigan Wolverine twitter account (@MSOWolverines) as well, usually when I’m watching a game.  Such as this.

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Sometimes, I’ll just retweet other information that is related to the school.  Such as this.

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I know none of that really explains what I’ve been doing all this time but what I have been doing the most is working on My Life blog (which is private) and also my My Sports Obsession – Index, which takes quite a bit of time.

My Life is where I’m taking all my social media and putting it into one blog. Sort of a journal for my kids when I’m gone. I know, it’s morbid, but I lost my father at 8 years old so I’m well aware that my time can come at any time. You go to the day in question on the blog and it will show what I posted on each of my accounts.  Even before social media, you can click on a year and it will show all my photos that I have scanned for that year.  If you want to see all the stuff I’ve posted about a certain family member, search or click on their name and bam, there it is.  Want to see just the photographs I’ve posted, click on the word photographs and each post that has one on it will come up.  As you can tell, it takes some work.  I’m starting with the oldest first so right now I’m only having to deal with Facebook, the 1 Twitter account and YouTube. The closer I get to catching up then I have to deal with a lot more. such as this blog and a couple others, 4 different tumblrs, pinterest and more.  Right now I’m getting ready to start on October of 2010, so as you can see, I still have a ways to go.  A lot of the hard work is done, I’ve screen capped every tweet and facebook post (did that today), now it’s just getting them all together.

My Sports Obsession – Index is just that, an index. I’m using that blog to index all of the sports pictures that I’ve posted on all of my sports related accounts.  Between My Sports Obsession, the 2 sports tumblr accounts, and a few different boards on pinterest.  You’ll be able to search by team or player, college and pro, multitude of sports.  On that blog, I’m up to October 3rd, 2012, but I’m also redoing the ones that I have finished so technically, I’m not that far yet.

So as you can tell, I’ve still been busy, just not on this blog.  Sorry.  I’d tell you that I was going to do better, but let’s face it, I don’t know that I will.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Week in Review

I decided to add my suppers so you all could see how well my lovely wife feeds me, also the reason I’m fat. Although, that’s my fault because I almost always go back for seconds.

Monday, November 3rd.

  • Cheri made Baked Parmesan Paprika Chicken with Broccoli and Cheese and Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Tuesday, November 4th.

  • Samantha had tryouts for the basketball team, I’m really hoping she makes it although by the sounds of it, there wasn’t very many girls who tried out so she may make it by default.  I’m OK with that, I just like watching her play.
  • Passed an accident today.  Weather was good so it shouldn’t have been a factor. Basically, it looked like someone in the left turn lane decided to merge to his right but there was a car there and he merged into the other lane.  All 3 cars were pushed together when we went by.
  • Cheri made Applesauce Bar-b-que Chicken with potatoes and applesauce.  Very good meal, everything tasted good.  Potatoes were yummy.

Wednesday, November 5th.

  • Had Taco Bell for supper, Cheri’s body wasn’t doing to well and she didn’t want to hang out in the kitchen.
  • I took over 10,000 steps today (I have a pedometer on my phone) for only the 3rd time since I’ve owned this phone, which is probably 3 months.

Thursday, November 6th.

  • Cheri got up a little before me because her sister was having surgery this morning and she wanted to be there for her.
  • I got off of work and then headed up to the hospital to see her sister and stopped and visited my grandparents. My grandfather was there for his weekly visit so I chit chatted with them for a bit before they left.
  • Another day (4th) that I took over 10,000 steps. Thanks to the hospital would be my guess.
  • Had McDonalds for supper since we were out (McRib is back!).
  • Went to bed before 11 pm, which is rare for me.  I usually go to bed around 11:30ish.

Friday, November 7th.

  • Had the sex talk with Samantha, covering everything kind of sex talk. She was disgusted by it, which is a good sign for me.
  • Samantha decided she was going to go to her mom’s this weekend since the JackAss was going to to out of town.
  • I dropped Samantha and my niece off at the high school sectional game, not that she’s there for football.  TheEx picked her up from the game and I met her with Trevor.  We discussed the rules of Samantha “dating” which is essentially, she can see him at school functions and that is it because she isn’t actually allowed to date.  She also told me she’s switching jobs again, let’s just hope she remembers to transfer the child support.
  • Cheri made a baked potato with chili and cheese on it for supper.

Saturday, November 8th.

  • We went to Cheri’s sisters house, she got home from the hospital yesterday and her other 2 sisters were going to be there.  It’s a rarity for all 4 of them to be together.  We hung out all day.  She looked to be doing a lot better.  On the way out there, I realized I forgot to set the DVR for the Michigan game and I hadn’t reset my Xfinity app since I upgraded my DVR so I couldn’t set it with my phone.  They had the Notre Dame game on which was on at the same time and I didn’t want to be anti-social and go into another room to watch it so I loaded it up on my phone and had the volume down and watched both games at once.
  • Cheri’s sister made Chicken Noodles and we had mashed potatoes, green beans and croissants for a late lunch.
  • We left after 7 and grabbed some Taco Bell on the way home.

Sunday, November 9th.

  • Didn’t do a damn thing all day.  Only had 137 steps today.  Part of that is because I tend to leave my phone on the couch when I walk away for a few minutes, otherwise I would have had at least 200. Lol
  • Samantha text me and said theEx was dropping them off so I GPS’d them to see that they were on their way to be home on time.  They stopped somewhere for 20 minutes. That somewhere is the same street that her boyfriend lives.  We just had this talk earlier in the week that she was only allowed to see him at school functions.  When she got home, she fessed up, with a little prodding from us, where she was at.  I asked if she remembered that she was only supposed to see him at school functions, she said yes.  So you saw your boyfriend?  Yes.  Was it at a school function?  No.  So are you seeing what you did wrong. The worse part is I just had this discussion with theEx and here she was, breaking the rules already. The only reason I didn’t ground her was because theEx was there but it counts as a warning, next time there will be consequences.
  • I decided I would test Trevor and when I put him to bed, I asked where they were before they came home. He said they came from the pizza place. So you went straight from the pizza place to home?  Yes. So now your mother is teaching you to lie. He said they told me to say that. Freaking unbelievable.
  • I listed some tapes of my brothers to get rid of on Ebay. I sold 4 of them so far but when they tried to pay, it kept telling me it was pending. Come to find out, Ebay changed my Paypal address so the payment went to an email address I had over 4 years ago, which I have no access too.  Cheri googled and apparently, Ebay did that to a lot of sellers. So now I’m trying to get the people that purchased them to cancel their payments and send them to the correct address. Pain in the ass, and even though it’s Ebay’s mistake, I’m the one that looks bad.
  • Cheri made another Potato with Chili and Cheese for supper.

 

In case you didn’t know, this was actually a busy week for me, which is why there is so much fast food up there.  Normally, we eat at home throughout the week. We will eat out more on the weekend because we don’t have the kids.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Quick book review

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The End: A Postapocalyptic Novel (The New World Series, #1)

 

The End – A Post Apocalyptic novel by G. Michael Hope

I finished this earlier in the week.  I liked it and I look forward to picking up some more in this series.  I need to put it on my Amazon wish list.  It’s essentially what would happen if a nuclear attack happened.  It’s pretty realistic and that’s probably what I liked the most.

I gave it 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Catching up

I was updating my “stats” spreadsheet and realized that I hadn’t posted here in about a week and a half so I’m going to try to get something out.

I started a daily journal (private) so I stopped posting that here, the good thing about that is I can go back to see if anything has happened in the past week and a half.

Before I do, I should mention that my 12 year old daughter has figured out boys, damn it.  She has a “boyfriend”.  The quotes would be because I basically told her, you can call him boyfriend if you want, it’s just a title, but there will be no dates.  You can see him at school functions and school and that’s it.  He keeps begging her to come to his house and I won’t allow it, she’s freaking 12, I don’t think so.

Tuesday, October 21st

Samantha got invited to a friends brothers football game so she went home with her friend after school so she could go.  When they were dropping her off afterwards, I got a phone call that the friends mom wanted to talk to me.  So I went outside and she told me that when they got to the game, Samantha took off with her boyfriend and her friend is required to sit and watch the game to support her brother.  So the friend invited her, their mom paid for her to get in (Samantha had money, the mom opted to pay) and Samantha ditched her.  So needless to say, she got a lecture when I got upstairs.  The mom had said that the friend didn’t want her to say anything so I just had a conversation with Samantha and steered her to what I wanted her to admit and when she did, she got lectured.  I was so disappointed in her, and I let her know it.  She was told to apologize to her friend the next day at school and she lost her phone for 2 days.  She got multiple lectures from the family about it, hopefully she learned her lesson.

I knew boyfriends would just cause problems.

Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24th

We had inventory at work these 2 days.  I ran a forklift both days but I ran the stand up forklift.  Now I used to walk for 12 hour days and my legs would be tired but this was actually worse.  Since it’s the stand up forklift, I’m basically standing in one spot the whole time, my legs were killing me.  What’s worse is there is a pedal under my left foot so I have to keep some weight on that leg so I couldn’t even shift my weight back and forth.  I put 12 hour days in both days and about 5 hours on Saturday as well, but most of Saturday was sitting around.

Friday night, October 25th

Went to the high school football game.  Samantha wants to go to the home games now because her friends go and more specifically, her “boyfriend” so I have been taking her and then sit with my cousins who have a son on the team.  He’s a freshman so he doesn’t get much playing time at all on the varsity squad but he’s out there and dressed and may end up starting as soon as next year.  The real reason I go is because they set up a elephant ear cart.  I love elephant ears.

On the way home, in the parking lot to our apartment.  I pulled up and there were 2 cars parked next to each other, talking.  I pulled up, they didn’t move, so I quickly tapped the horn.  Nobody moved.  So I quickly tapped it again, still nobody moved.  So I laid on the horn for 10 seconds.  They finally moved and proceeded to the parking spot.  Apparently, one of the cars was the same neighbor that hates me because I make him turn down his stereo.  I got out of the car and he mumbled, you didn’t have to lay on the horn like that.  I said apparently I did, you weren’t moving.  He said we would have moved, you didn’t have to honk the horn.  I said how about you think about someone other than yourself for once and I walked away as he was mumbling something else.

Saturday, October 26th

In my last post, I mentioned that Samantha had wrote her mom a note about what she was feeling.  She was texting with her in the car and asked if she read the letter and she said she had so she asked her what she thought and her response was, you have the right to your opinions but I’m staying with the JackAss.  So Samantha essentially told her that she wasn’t going over there anymore and theEx said ok.  That was it.  Haven’t really talked since.

Earlier in the week, my mom had stumbled across the fast that the Michigan women’s basketball program was having a basketball camp for elementary and junior high kids so she signed Samantha up for it.  So Saturday morning, Samantha and I headed up to Ann Arbor.  We got there early enough that we walked around the Crisler Arena beforehand.  It was pretty cool, looked at some trophies and such, then we watched the elementary kids do their clinic.  Eventually Samantha got to go to her camp and I sat and watched.  They basically set up multiple clinics and you rotated to each one and one of them was a tour of the locker room.  The women’s players are the ones that led the clinics so she got to interact with them as well.  After the clinic, they got free posters and got to get all the team’s autographs.  Samantha had a great time and I had a good time just being there.

Here’s the photos from that day.

Monday, October 27th

Took Trevor to the library, he finished the 9 books he grabbed last time and got 7 more.  He’s definitely a reader.  Of course, that may be different if I didn’t have the no electronics for an hour after school rule.

Wednesday, October 29th

Our annual tradition of my brothers family, my family and my mom and stepdad get together took place Wednesday night.  We all get together, go to the pumpkin patch where all the kids pick out pumpkins, then we go back to my mom’s where the kids carve them out.  Then we sit down for supper and usually celebrate my stepfathers birthday which was on the 26th.  He’s only 56 now but apparently my mom was dyslexic that evening and put 65 on the cake.  Nobody said anything until after we sang, he blew out candles and photos were taken.

Thursday, October 30th

Samantha had her 2nd choir concert of the year.  It was technically the high school concert but they had a choir camp a few weeks ago and the kids who went to the camp, did a song during the fall concert.  She sang and danced to the Purple People Eater.

Friday, October 31st

Halloween.  Every year we go over to my grandparents house for a chili supper before we take the kids around trick or treating.  The kids are all getting older now and we actually only had 4 kids go.  Trevor went as Steve from Minecraft ($25 for a cardboard box head, ridiculous).  Samantha went and walked around but didn’t dress up.  We usually stick to a route that we’ve done since I was a baby, but since it was in the 30’s and snowing, we shortened it up.  Yes, it was snowing, in October. 

After trick or treating, we hung at the grandparents house for a little bit and then I took my brother’s kids home, or at least the son because the daughter was coming home with us.  We met theEx and dropped off Trevor and then headed home.

Saturday, November 1st.

I haven’t done anything all day, the only thing I have to say is I can’t believe it’s November already.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

theEx and Jackass return

It’s been awhile because not too much has happened but it has hit the fan now.  A couple of weeks ago, theEx and the JackAss had taken the kids to Michigan City to the outlet mall.  I received a text from Samantha asking me to come get her and Trevor because the JackAss had gotten out of his wheelchair and chased Trevor in the middle of a store threatening to kick his ass.  So we drove all the way out (an hour or so) and picked them up and brought them home.  TheEx claimed she never saw it but the kids say she was standing right there when it happened.

The next day, TheEx had texted Samantha about it.  I’m not going to post screen caps (I do have them) but it’s not my conversation so I don’t feel I have the right to and I’m not going to ask but I will tell you what it said in my own words.

  • theEx asked why she didn’t come to her instead of texting me.
  • Samantha said she was scared and wasn’t thinking then apologized.
  • theEx asked if she thought the JackAss would hurt her or Trevor.
  • She responded with maybe.
  • theEx said you know he would never hurt you and asked what I was going to do about it.
  • Sam responded with he’s not going to do anything but gave us the option of only going over every other weekend.  She also told her she wanted to see her but the JackAss gets in the way.
  • theEx says that they can stay with me until she decides what to do with the JackAss.  Explains that she doesn’t know what she’s going to do as far as getting a divorce or not and admits to them not getting along and then asked if she would like it if she wasn’t with the JackAss anymore.
  • Sam responds with if that’s what you want, it’s your life but they don’t feel safe around him.
  • theEx asked why.
  • She says he threatens us a lot.
  • theEx asked if she’d be willing to give him another chance.
  • Sam says no.

After that, nothing.  Until the next day when the JackAss sent a text from theExes phone, pretending to be her.  It said, and I quote (except his name) “JackAss and I are  staying together.and if u don’t like tobad.he makes me happy.’' As you can tell, it isn’t hard to tell when he’s texting.  TheEx may be spineless but she can spell and use punctuation.

After that text, I sent this conversation.

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Then nothing for over a week.  The kids stayed with me the following weekend and then on Tuesday of the next week, theEx text Samantha and said that she was taking the JackAss to a doctor’s appointment on Friday but she would pick them up on Saturday for the rest of the weekend.  I talked to both of the kids about their feelings about going back.  Trevor said he’d go back and Samantha said she didn’t want to.  So I sent her a text saying she could pick Trevor up but Samantha doesn’t want to go.  She just responded with ok, I’ll text when we’re back in town. She didn’t even ask about Samantha not coming.

She started to text Samantha again last Saturday asking if she was willing to be around the JackAss, Samantha said she would as long as she got to see her.  TheEx then told her that she would have to leave her phone here and not bring it over there.  Samantha then decided that she didn’t want to go over there anymore.  Samantha got upset and was crying.  She ended up blocking both of their numbers when the JackAss started texting her.

Sunday, I get a phone call from Trevor, I answered, he basically said mom wants to talk to you.  She gets on the phone and asks to talk to Samantha.  I assume that was all set up because they believe that I wouldn’t take a call from her.  I called her out of her room and told her that her mom was on the phone and she said she didn’t want to talk to her.  So I told her, and she said she had been texting her but she’s not answering so I told her that she blocked both of their numbers on Saturday when the JackAss started texting her.

I ended up talking with Samantha after I hung up with her and basically told her that she needs to at least tell her mom why she’s not talking to her.  I asked if she wanted me to arrange a sit down with her and her mom, she said no.  I asked if she wanted Cheri and/or I to sit down with her and her mom.  No.  So I suggested her writing a note and we would get it to her and she said she would.

About half an hour later she came out with a piece of paper.  I assumed it would be about a paragraph but it was a full page and a half.  It was very well written, she explained how much she disliked him and brought up what he does to make theEx miserable.  I was seriously impressed with it, well thought out and worded nicely.  She even said she wanted to be there on Friday to give it to her.

That’s basically where we stand now.  I’m sure I’m getting blamed for Samantha’s lack of communication, but I really don’t have anything to do with it. She has been making her own decisions the whole way.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Reviews

I’ve been reading again so I’ll try to do some more quick book reviews, plus we rented some DVD’s this past weekend as well.

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Collapse (New America - Book 1)

 

Collapse (New America #1) by Richard Stephenson

Between the natural disasters and the middle east launching an attack on the US, this seemed like a completely realistic book.  I like the characters and where the story went.  I’m going to have to put the rest of the series on my wish list on Amazon.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.

 

Exit Reality: A Ray Garret/Lifeline Techno Thriller

 

Exit Reality by Robert S. Wilson

A new drug, so to speak, is killing people, but is it really a drug.  A digital world has got people addicted to the service and it’s all ran by a guy looking for immortality.  I liked this, mainly because it was a lot different than any other story I’ve read.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.

 

 

 

Cinema of Shadows (Harmony, Indiana, #2)

 

Cinema of Shadows (Harmony, Indiana #2) by Michael West

I’ve read another one of his books from this series and enjoyed it just as much as I did this one.  One of the main things I like is the fact that I don’t necessarily have to read them in order as they can be stand alone books as well.  Cinema of Shadows is about a theater with a haunted past and what happens when it tries to take its last victims.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.

 

As you can tell, I’m reading more again.  My new job has a 20 minute break with a 30 minute lunch that I read on compared to the 10 minute break and 20 minute lunch at my previous one where I barely had time to eat.  I’m getting about a book done a week, it’s nothing compared to the 3 or 4 I was getting done at the job before these 2 but at least I’m reading again.

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the Other Woman

This comedy was just that, a comedy.  It was pretty funny which with Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, you would expect that.  Leslie Mann is married to a guy, who is dating Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.  When the 3 get together, it’s time for some payback.

Cheri and I both gave it 4 stars.

 

 

 

Movie poster featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in character

 

the Fault in our Stars

In the words of Cheri, who said this multiple times during this movie “Damn that Nicholas Sparks, why am I watching this, I knew I was going to cry.”  This was a great movie but so very sad.  You cry at the happy spots as much as you do the sad spots.  Being as both the main characters have cancer, it hits me at home.

We both gave it 5 stars but keep kleenex handy.

 

 

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Blended

What’s not to love when you get Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore together.  This is their 3rd movie together and they are all pretty good.  I’m not a huge fan of Adam Sandler when he does his stupid movies but when he plays a more normal role, and not slapstick, he can be really good.

I give it 4 stars and Cheri gave it 5.

 

 

As you can tell, we had a pretty good evening with the Redbox DVD’s.  That’s probably because we hadn’t rented anything in awhile so there was some decent stuff that we hadn’t seen yet.  Usually we’ve seen everything that we really wanted to so we end up renting stuff that we might like but are just taking a chance with it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jobless, or am I?

I wrote out the following couple of paragraphs a couple of weeks ago.  Apparently I never posted it.  I must have had other things on my mind.  So I’ll post this here and then put more afterwards.

If you read my previous post (not the This Week in ADITLOAN, the one before that) than you know that I lost my job.  To put it simply, I got laid off.  I had complained about it being slow so I wasn’t completely shocked, and yet, I was.  I don’t remember ever getting laid off, as a matter of fact, after thinking about it, today is the first time in 18 years, that I didn’t have a job.

I’m angry, I’m scared, I’m all kinds of emotions and I’ve been trying to work through them the last couple of days.  I was at my mom’s all weekend putting up siding on her house.  I was there Saturday morning when I received the call not to return to work.  I was talking with Cheri on Saturday night, and she accused me of taking it personally.  I agreed with her, I was, and maybe still am.  My main issue is I left a job that I had security, I’ve been there for 14 years, I was in the top 40 in seniority in the whole plant, but I was miserable.  I hated it there the last couple of years, things were changing, and not for the better.  The hours were miserable and they effected my life at home.  So when I had the opportunity to switch to where my brother worked, I took it after a lot of thought.  The hours were better, the pay was less but had more potential.  I didn’t mind the job, I enjoyed it because I had to think ahead and plan.  During the 6 months I was there, I knew it was the right decision, mainly because I hated my old job.  Then our main customer was having problems with a new product and our orders slowed way down.  Originally it was supposed to last for a month, but last week, in our monthly meeting, they said it could last until the end of the year.  That was when I started to worry about it.  Then Saturday morning, it happened.

I was at my mom’s house hanging up siding for her when they called and left a voicemail about it.  I called her back and got more information and they had let go a bunch of people and the off shifts were going down to 1 line.

I’ve been weighing my options most of the weekend, and particularly, this morning.  I was never thrilled with the fact that I was going to have to work in factory all my life.  I’m not so sure my body could handle it to begin with.  I still have at least, but probably more than 25 years of work life left.  I’ve wanted to do something more, job wise, but never wanted to have to go to school while I work.  Cheri says it’s because I’m lazy.  That could be, but I don’t enjoy my days being completely filled up with stuff to do, whether it be work or not.  I guess if that’s being lazy, then so be it.  Now that I am unemployed, I’m starting to think about a career change, and that may take going back to school.  It’s an option, I need to ask the right questions and find out what or if it’s even going to be possible.  We shall see.

As I said above, I wrote that a couple of weeks ago, on the Monday after I got laid off.  Here I am now, exactly 2 weeks and 2 days after I lost my job and I started a new job today.  It doesn’t have the potential that my previous job had, but it’s a job.  I’m working in the shipping department so I’m driving a forklift still which is the reason that I was able to get the job so quickly.  That, and my mom just retired from there at the beginning of June so she might have pulled a few strings.

Part of the reason that I jumped into another job so quickly is because I’m still waiting on my unemployment pay so I’ve gone 2 weeks, so far, without any income.  Freaking government takes forever to do anything  It took them almost 2 weeks just to send me the form that I had to send to my previous employer to verify I was now unemployed.  Apparently they pay you on a debit card that they give you, of course, I haven’t received it yet.  Which would be part of the reason I haven’t received any money yet.  It’s not like I’ve been living off the government for 18 years, I’ve been working damn near every day for the money that they need to send back to me.  It’s so stupid.

But, like I said, I am working now so we’ll see how long this job lasts.  It was a decent day today, I did the job just fine and did everything I was asked so as far as I know, I’m doing alright.  I mentioned that my mom used to work there, well she also got my sister-in-law a job there and before I left today, I needed to go up front to turn in my 2 forms of ID.  As I was leaving, I walked through the lobby, I noticed my crotch was a little drafty, I reached down and sure enough, my zipper was down.  What’s even more embarrassing was when I looked up, my sister-in-law was standing there, laughing at me.  I went to the bathroom at 1:30 so at least I only went an hour with it down.  I hope nobody noticed.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Saturday with Samantha

I took Samantha to her first Michigan game at the Big House.  It was a really great daddy/daughter day.  She said she had a great time and I did as well, minus the actual game that is.  She was pretty amazed at the stadium all filled up with people.  She has been there on fan days before, actually been down on the field a couple of times but to see 103,000 people in the stadium is definitely a different thing.  It would have been 110,000 if the product on the field could perform but that’s another blog post.

We left the house around 11 and stopped by Dollar General to pick her up a charger for her phone.  Cheri had ordered a couple more for them but they hadn’t shown up yet and they were down to 1 between the 2 of them.  After that we headed out.  About an hour into the 2 1/2 hour trip, Samantha finally got her charger open.  It was one of the plastic kind that you can’t really open without a knife or scissors, which we had neither.  She did finally get it open with only a few minor cuts to her fingers.

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We stopped at Arby’s on the way up for some lunch and a potty break.  We were making good time (I drive fast) so we ate in and chit chatted.  I don’t really remember a whole lot of the conversation so I think it was just that, chit chat.  We got there with about an hour before game time.  I think she was in awe at all the people hanging out and tailgating.  We got to our seats and sat back and watched the stadium fill up.

She was pretty amazed at the pregame with the band.  If you’ve been to a game, then you know what I’m talking about.  If not, check this out below.

The whole thing is just an awesome sight and is so traditional, that you have to give it respect.  Including the drum major dropping down backwards until his head touches the turf.  I don’t know how long they’ve been doing that but they’ve done it as long as I’ve been going to games.

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She found the game pretty boring, she was trying to understand it and I was trying to teach her but some things can’t be taught at a live game.  I need a TV where I can pause and rewind to explain things.  She’s at least trying though.

On the way home we had good conversations about what happened with theEx and I, about what I expect from her at school and even about when Cheri and I were dating and some of the decisions I made about her and her brother.  It was a really good chat and I think she understands me more, not that she didn’t before but she’s getting old enough now where I can tell her certain things.

When we finally made it home, she got into her PJ’s and cuddled up next to me on the couch while we all watched some TV.  Like I said, it was a really good daddy/daughter day.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This Week on ADITLOAN

I went to post this and realized that I haven’t posted since last Sunday.  Oops.  I’ll try to be better this week.  It’s not like I don’t have the time.  Here’s the usual Sunday post.

Leverage

carmelilla9:<br /><br />Just an old country doctor<br />

Star Trek

dailybreakingbad:<br /><br />Oh Jesse!http://dailybreakingbad.tumblr.com/<br />

Breaking Bad

the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

Friends

the Shawshank Redemption alternative poster

the Shawshank Redemption

agentsofshield:<br /><br />Here’s a look at our Marvel’s #AgentsofSHIELD Season 2 art. 4 days!<br />

Agents of SHIELD

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week on ADITLOAN

This week on A Day in the Life of a Nobody.  I just noticed it’s a little Captain America heavy.

Nathan Fillion

Firefly

Captain America kicking some ass

Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Captain America: the Winter Soldier

Last Song of the Day album cover

Dead Poets Society

popculturebrain:<br /><br />First Look: Agent Carter on ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ | TV Guide<br />

Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos

<br />Katniss has arrived.<br />

Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D