Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Journal, September 2nd

So after all the standing around and searching for work to do last week, I was actually busy.  Both lines were running, both had a changeover plus I set up for a 3rd one.  Of course, when I wasn’t busy last week, the boss didn’t really have anything for me to do.  Today, he wants a count on all the subs.  I got it done, but not without rushing all over the place.  I kept forgetting it was Tuesday though, I don’t want to work Saturday because I’m supposed to go tailgating at the Notre Dame/Michigan game but since I didn’t get paid for yesterday, I could use the extra dough if we do.  I guess I win either way.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls (DVR)
  • Anger Management (DVR – 2 episodes)
  • Arrow (DVR)
  • Married at First Sight (DVR)
  • Sullivan & Son (DVR)
  • Tosh.0 (DVR)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Journal, August 31st-September 1st

Yesterday

Did nothing.  Worked on my cards most of the day.  I got all my new stuff logged into the computer, I’ll probably put them away tomorrow.  I also logged in all my White Sox cards from 1973-1982 so I’m slowly making headway there.  My cousin keeps sending me cards and I don’t always know what I have and what I don’t until I can get everything logged into Google Drive spreadsheets.

Apparently the kids spent the whole day at the JackAss’ new current home, rehab.  Why theEx spends the few days she has the kids all day sitting at a rehab home is beyond me.  I’ve raised my kids to polite and now I keep telling them they need to tell their mom that they don’t want to be there but they won’t.  I guess that’s my fault.

Today

12:20 pm

It’s the first of the month, so I had to go back and figure out all my stats that I keep for last month.  I had to charge my old phone for a little bit before I could finish some of them since I switched phones a week or so ago.

Cheri is gone today, she went to visit our oldest daughter at college so I have the house all to myself until tonight when I get the kids back from theEx.  My day by myself so far has consisted of listening to Spotify while I have the White Sox game from Saturday afternoon on, while doing online stuff.  My plans for later, watch the White Sox game from yesterday, while listening to music and doing my online stuff.  Some exciting stuff here, I know.  The only decision I have to figure out is, doing I want to do some stuff with my blogs or work on my cards.  Decisions, decisions.

3:45 pm

Just finished up filling up the Tumblr accounts for the week.  I really don’t have much for a few of them.  I had to set a couple to 1 post a day just to last all week.  Maybe I should spend the rest of the day going through my Feedly as that is where I get most of that content.

It has been pouring rain for about half an hour now.  Hope it stops before Cheri goes to make her way home.  Her car sucks ass in the rain, it slides easily.  We put new tires on it and it still slides, it just must be too light of a car or something.  Hers looks heavier than mine but mine does pretty good in the slippery conditions.  Who knows?  We’ll see if she even leaves early enough to get home before it’s dark since technically, she shouldn’t be driving in the dark.  I predict it’ll be way after dark, she won’t want to leave Skyler any earlier than she should.

6:30 pm

I’ve been pretty much going through Feedly since what I wrote up above.  I’ve gotten through a bunch but have only found a couple for my blogs.  This isn’t going too well.  I still have 14,500 to go though, but I have to get my shoes on and go get the kids.  I’m going to grab some supper while I’m out as well since I haven’t eaten anything all day.  Which is typical with me, if Cheri doesn’t make something for me to eat, I’ll just sit here until I get my lazy ass up to go get something.  In this case, I knew I had to leave the apartment this evening so I just waited it out.

8:00 pm

So I go and pick the kids up from theEx, and guess who is in the car?  The JackAss.  So theEx made the kids sit at the rehab center yesterday for 9 hours and then today he was allowed to leave.  She took Samantha to a movie on Saturday night, and then they all went to a movie today.  I wish I had their kind of cash lying around.  It would be nice if they would actually use some of that money to take care of the kids, instead of the measly support they give me.  How they have any money is beyond me, they have to be drowning in hospital bills.  Actually, I know how they still have money, they don’t pay any of their bills.  That’s why they’ve lived in 8 or 9 places in the last 4 years.  They stay until they can’t afford it, then move on.  I don’t know why people keep renting them places.

11:50 pm

I was right, Cheri got home after 9.  It’s tough always being right.  I’m heading for bed soon, although I’m not tired which isn’t a good thing.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

Yesterday

  • Castle (Netflix DVD – 5 episodes)
  • Unforgettable (DVR)
  • Hell on Wheels (DVR)
  • Falling Skies (2 episodes - live)
  • the Strain (DVR)

Today

  • Partners (2 episodes – live)
  • Under the Dome (live)
  • Unforgettable (DVR)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Journal, August 30th

9:30 am

Is it noon yet?

11:00 am

Finally got a couple of RSVP’s for Trevor’s party, nothing like waiting until the last minute considering the party is at 4.  The 2 boys that are staying the night are both coming and in even better news, both their parents are picking them up early tomorrow.

10:00 pm

Michigan did what they were supposed to do and stomped Appalachian State.  They looked good doing it too, I just hope it carries over to next week when the opponent is a little tougher.

Trevor’s party was a hit.  5 of his friends showed up, which considering we got 3 RSVP’s, that would be 2 people that just showed up.  I think that’s just rude but whatever, I’m glad they showed up.  I was afraid nobody was going to show up at the rate we were getting RSVP’s.  We ended up getting the first one yesterday, and the other 2 this morning.  I’m glad this wasn’t something we really had to plan to the T.  The party was a hit though, I think everyone enjoyed themselves and Trevor invited 2 of the friends to spend the night.  They have been pretty much hiding in his bedroom all evening on their devices.  They went outside for 5 minutes but it started to rain and they had to come back in.  They’ve been good though, hardly a peep out of them.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody,My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Hot in Cleveland (DVR)
  • Duck Commander (DVR)
  • Married (DVR)
  • Rush (DVR)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Journal, August 29th

2:30 pm

It was a very slow day.  Both lines were running the same parts so that’s a little less that I normally have to do plus one of the departments that I take care of had the day off so I didn’t have them bugging me.  We ended up getting out of there just after 1 instead of 2.  We finished up everything we needed for the month, they called 2nd shift and told them not to come in tonight.

7:00 pm

As mentioned yesterday, I took the kids to the Hall of Heroes Super Heroes museum.  It was pretty cool, I could probably spend a lot more time in there but was on limited time.  They had an actual Captain America shield from the first movie, autographed by the cast of the second movie.  That and an original Batman outfit that Adam West wore during the original series.  He said he was offered triple digits for that.  He also said they have every comic from 1956 (I think) to current (probably dc or marvel or both, I don’t remember).  The Facebook page says they have over 55,000+ comic books.

Jeff Laws's photo.

11:30 pm

So, apparently the JackAss isn’t dying.  Didn’t I call it?  Only the good people get punished, not the douchebags.  That’s all I’m going to say about that, way to start my weekend with a depressing point.

11:59 pm

Psst.  12 hours until Michigan opens their college football season.  I’m jacked, nervous, but jacked.  Oh yeah, Trevor’s party is tomorrow too.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody,My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight

  • Defiance (DVR – 2 episodes)
  • @Midnight (DVR – 2 episodes)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Journal, August 28th

It was pretty slow today, which I expected.  I would have probably had tomorrow off but the stuff we needed to finish this months orders, that were supposed to be in at 10am, still weren’t there at 2pm when I left.  So depending on when it showed up, if it showed up, will depend on what all we do tomorrow.  I don’t know if we’ll make it all day.

Overheard at Subway today that the new Taco Bell will be open this weekend.  A Taco Bell, within walking distance, I’m in so much trouble.  There goes all the weight I lost.  I overheard it from a kid talking on his cell phone so I have no idea if it’s true or not but it looks really close to be done.  They even have the ad posters hanging around in the windows.

The plan for tomorrow is, when the kids get home from school, we are going to take them to the Hall of Heroes Super Heroes Museum

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.


Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight

  • Extant (DVR – 2 episodes)
  • Taxi Brooklyn (DVR)
  • Legends (DVR)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Journal, August 27th

From what it sounds like, I may get a 4 day weekend.  Of course, I heard we were probably going to have last Friday off and we didn’t so we’ll see.  Between being ahead of schedule, the end of the month and a holiday weekend, we will probably run out of subs tonight.  I’m not even sure what we are doing tomorrow.  It’s probably going to be another very slow day.  A 4 day weekend would be nice, but it’ll suck on next weeks paycheck.

It’s closing in on 11 o’clock, I’ll be heading to bed soon.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

 

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Married at First Sight (DVR)
  • Sullivan & Son (DVR)
  • Tosh.0 (DVR)
  • @Midnight (DVR)
  • Covert Affairs (DVR)
  • Brandi & Jarrod;  Married to the Job (DVR)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Journal, August 26th

Nothing going on.  Got some more rain by virtue of another pretty big storm.  It was also another not very long lasting one but at least it was over when I got home from picking up the kids so I didn’t have to get soaked coming in.  Hopefully it cooled off some so work isn’t so hot tomorrow.

Hitting the hay early tonight, as in right now.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession Tumblr, My Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Hell on Wheels (DVR)
  • Falling Skies (DVR)
  • the Lottery (DVR)
  • Partners (DVR – 2 episodes)
  • Anger Management (DVR)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Journal, August 25th

So much for both lines running today.  I got to work and neither of them we’re working.  I struggled to find stuff to do for the first 3 hours.  They finally got the north line running at 9 but I started to help out in the press room and stayed pretty busy the rest of the day.  They finally got the south line running around noon.  I just hope it doesn’t make us have to work Saturday since it’s the first Michigan game plus my son’s birthday party.

I’m just glad I didn’t have to work 12 hours because when I left at 2, it was really starting to heat up in there.

Notice the RealFeel temp at the bottom left.

I went and picked up the kids after school and on our way home, we got drenched just running from the car to the apartment.  It dumped rain and I swear I saw small hail bouncing off my windshield.  The ground was steaming because it was so hot before it rained.  It dumped for about 20 minutes then cleared up and got hot again.

We had planned on going to watch my nephew play football tonight.  The game was about 30 minutes away at 6 but they changed it to 7:30 because of the heat, hoping it would cool off some for the players.  Since they pushed it back and it’s a bit of a drive, I decided not to go.  It’s the beginning of the season, he’ll have plenty more to go to.

I hit a couple of milestones last week and hadn’t realized it.

  • 8/19/14 – On Tuesday, I posted my 600th post to this blog, Random Thoughts From A Random Guy.  It took 3 1/2 years, but I hit it.  It helps that I’m posting pretty much every day now.
  • 8/21/14 – On Thursday, I posted my 800th post to My Sports Obsession.  Again, almost 3 1/2 years to get there.  I started this blog a little over a month after the Random Thoughts blog.
  • 8/22/14 – On Friday, my car rolled over it’s 150,000 miles mark.  I’ve had it for almost 11 years.  It’s a 2003 and I bought it that year but it had something like 17,000 on it when I bought it.

What I clicked on to read today.  I read all kinds of things in my Feedly, but these I found in other places or a link in Feedly.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Castle (Netflix DVD)
  • the Last Ship (DVR)
  • Unforgettable (DVR)
  • the Strain (DVR)
  • Under the Dome (DVR)
  • Anger Management (DVR)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Journal, August 24th

8:00 pm

Got up at 9 this morning, yeah!  Didn’t go to bed until really late, or early though so I was still pretty tired.  We were up late last night watching some Redbox DVD’s.  We watched 2 last night and 1 this morning.

I picked up the kids this afternoon from the ER at the hospital because theEx was having back issues and drove herself in.  I picked them up to take them to my grandfather’s 82nd birthday.  We had a good time at the party, I always do because I enjoy hanging with the family even if we just sit around and chit chat.

11:30 pm

As per my usual Sunday night, I’m up too late for a work night.  That tends to happen because I stay up later and get up later on the weekends.  It doesn’t take me long to screw my body up out of my sleep schedule.  Up until this job, I pretty much always stayed up past midnight, even when I had to get up fairly early.  Guess I’ll have another tired Monday, I just hope both lines are running so it’s not so slow.

Check out them all – Random Thoughts from a Random Guy, My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession TumblrMy Sports Obsession – Wolverines, My Sports Obsession – Index, A Day in the Life of a Nobody, My Life (private), and Cats Are Cuter.  I also post on Too Many Manninghams.

Here’s a listing of all the new (to us) episodes that we watched tonight.

  • Castle (Netflix – DVD) – We watched 4 of the 5 episodes on the disc.

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  • Lone Survivor (Redbox DVD) – Great movie.  The crap soldiers go through is just ridiculous.  The fact that this is based on a true story makes you respect them all the more.  I gave it 5 stars, as did Cheri.
  • The Quiet Ones (Redbox DVD) – Also based on a true but no nearly as good.  It wasn’t really all that scary.  It had quicky, scary parts but other than that, wasn’t great.  I gave it 2 stars, as did Cheri.
  • Noah (Redbox DVD) – If you don’t mind it really following the bible, it wasn’t a bad movie at all.  It was a little far fetched as far as the world before the flood but it still made for a good movie.  I give it 4 stars, Cheri didn’t really watch it, just pieces.