I finished “the Wild Sight” by Loucinda McGary earlier in the week. I wasn’t really impressed, It was ok, it kept my attention. But what I found out, is how I can tell if I really like the book. Is what I do when I’m going to the bathroom. If I play games, I’m not really into the book I’m reading. If I’m opening up the Kindle to read, then I’m into the book. Last week I was playing lots of “Angry Birds” and “Words with Friends”, this week, I’m opening the Kindle. “the Wild Sight” was alright, I didn’t stop in the middle, that says something. Although I don’t like to leave a book in the middle so it really has to be horrible for me not to finish it at all. So it kept me entertained at the least, but I found myself reading at the end just so I could start another book. My newest free Kindle book “How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire” by Kerrelyn Sparks, doesn’t sound like my typical book, other than the whole vampire thing. It’s actually pretty good, I like the story so and it’s definitely entertaining. I was afraid it was going to be a big romance type but it’s not. It has good and bad vampires, it has the CIA trying to kill the vampires. And it has vampire covens against vampire covens. And one poor mortal woman trying to be killed by all but the good vampires. I chose to read “the Wild Sight” first because I wasn’t sure about this book. Boy did I make a mistake. This is a much better read.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This is just funny, I don’t care who you are
@LordStewie - Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it's a brighter day.
@JerryThomas - My doctor told me I should get outside more so I took up smoking.
Thinking about a sports blog. I really love blogging, but my mind is usually running a mile a minute where I can't really blog much. I usually get all kinds of ideas on subjects to blog about at work, but by the time I get home, my mind and body are relaxed and I just can't get into a subject. But a sports blog I could blog while watching games or anytime there is breaking news. I could post pics of sports cards I pulled or bought. I'm leaning more and more on the idea.
Every day I wonder what's with todays kids and fashion. Don't even get me started on half-assed pants, seeing everybodys underwear or backwards hats. Now it seems, the latest fad to annoy the crap out of me is hoodies. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE wearing hoodies, but is it really necessary to wear the hood up ALL the time. For instance, I see no reason to wear it up indoors (sunglasses as well, but again, don't get me started). There are 3 or 4 "kids" that always have them up at work. It amazes me how much these younger generations demand respect, but don't do a damn thing to earn it.
Addition to this post - Here's the link to my new sports and sports cards blog - http://mysportsandsportscards.blogspot.com/
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Let’s see. What all happened this week? Hmmm. Was there anything? Oh yeah, I almost got fired, guess that was eventful. But I digress a few days before. Let’s go with Facebook status updates. They help me remember what all went down during the week because I tend to only post status’ when something happens.
Wednesday 5:27pm - Watching "the Fab Five" documentary. This team was the reason I really became a Michigan fan. It was just a bonus that they were a rival of Notre Dame.
Absolutely loved this documentary. Brought back a lot of memories from watching the fab five. That team was the reason I became a Michigan fan. Back then (early 90’s), I watched a lot more basketball than anything. I was a big Bulls fan and just watched college here and there. Now I counted myself as a Michigan fan even back then, but didn’t really follow them much until this team. The documentary was great because of the 4 players who spoke during it were very candid about what they felt and what was going on then. Jalen Rose made some comments about Duke saying they only took the “Uncle Tom” type of players, the rich, two parent kind of kids. Now in the documentary, he said that was how he perceived Duke back then and back then he was late teens, early twenties. Now I don’t know about all of you, but I was stupid back then. Like I said, he was very candid. Well apparently, the Duke faithful, and especially Grant Hill (who was mentioned as one of the Duke players back then) has posted a “response” to the fab five’s comments. Which pretty much makes him sound like they said those players were. Anyways, the fun thing shall be tomorrow, when Duke and Michigan play in the NCAA tourney’s 2nd round after both teams blew out their opponents in the 1st round. Tomorrow at 2, be there.
Friday 9:35am - Lesson for this week: Never trust the system, honesty will always kick you in the ass. Lie, lie, lie. The system doesn't know what to do when confronted with the truth.
This would be the reason I almost got fired. At least that’s how I felt, although, I don’t really think I was that close to it. On Wednesday, a guy at work came up to me and accused me of basically not doing my job while he was on break. I just told him I didn’t really care what he thought. A little bit later, he comes down all angry at me, saying I was talking about it, threatening me. I had no clue what he was talking about, so I pretty much just kept saying what the hell are you talking about and what the hell did I do to you. Eventually he stopped and went away.
Thursday morning rolls around and my foreman asks me if he threatened me, I repeated what he said to me, word for word. He goes away, texts me a little later to meet him at the time clock and then asks for the whole story. I again repeat everything he said to me, pretty much word for word. Awhile later, I glance down to processing and our other operator was up there, apparently they took him up to the office, talked to him, and suspended him. Little later, the 2 foreman’s take me up to the office and talk to me, basically, getting my side. Telling me that the guy said I instigated the whole thing. I again, explained what happened, word for word. I go back to work for a bit, go to break, and then get called up to the plant managers office. I once again, go through everything. He asked a few questions, I answered. He even told me that he wanted to talk to me because I always tell the truth. He asked me if I could work with him if they brought him back, I told him I didn’t have any personal issues with him before this incident so I could if he came back.
Friday morning, here he comes, back to work. They basically decided that what he said to me wasn’t a threat. I had never said it was, but it was. This guy has all kinds of people that he’s gotten angry with and got in their face, long before me. He was fired from our place of employment, for fighting, and threatening the then, plant manager. And then they rehired him for some idiotic reason. Now he’s back at it, and I hope whoever he does go off on, sues the crap out of work because they’ve had plenty of chances to get rid of him, and didn’t. So when he eventually cracks, and he will, it will be all on those who keep giving him chances.
So essentially, instead of trusting the system, I should have just lied, said he took a swing at me or pushed me or something. I should have lied to protect the rest of the employees, because he will eventually go off on someone. Do I care that he’s back to work, not really. But from a company standpoint, they are setting themselves up to get sued for everything they are worth in the future.
The reason I used the word “system” is because this usually happens when kids are involved in divorce. The father rarely even gets a chance to have custody of the kids. The courts don’t care if the father is the better parent, provider, or even nurturer. I got to keep my kids by talking my ex into it, by promising not to go after her for support, allow her to claim one of the kids on taxes, gave her the house and damn near everything in it. We agreed that she would pay basic medical because I was paying for the insurance and we would split any other “big” bills. Here I am, almost a year later, struggling to get by and she’s paid a whopping $7 to date. Not to mention, I’m paying on her van that got repossessed because it was in my name. I had to pay all the kids medical because she wasn’t paying on her bill so they were going to ban us from using that doctor. Why don’t I go after now you ask? Because I’m afraid she will be pissed and take the kids away. By all rights, I am by far the better parent and can give the kids the best care. But I’m so afraid of the courts not caring about any of that and just giving them right back to her.
Also the “system” could be the fact that my wife’s ex hasn’t paid a dime towards his share of a previous bankruptcy. So who are they going after? Us. Why? Because we kept in touch to make sure it was being paid. Even if we give them his information, including job and social security number. They don’t care that we’ve done right by them. We’re the responsible ones so we’ll pay, that’s their thinking.
So again, if you ever go against “the man”, lie your ass off. Tell them what they want to hear. Because they don’t give a damn about you or what you’ve been through. I should have learned this a long time ago, but apparently I’m just a slow learner.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Finished reading “Pale Demon” by Kim Harrison. Loved it, not that I’m surprised. I have read the whole “The Hollows” series and they just get better and better. This was my 2nd book I’ve read on my phone (Kindle app) and I must say I love it too. Although I hear the “Nook” has where you can download books from a library and it leaves your device after 3 weeks and goes back to the library. So that app may be in my future but for now, the kindle is my choice. Probably because I’ve downloaded a couple of books from $.99 to free and do I really need free library books if I’m getting them free anyways. Next on my list is “the Vampire’s Warden” by S.J. Wright. I got hooked up with this book because she graduated from Penn in 1989 and she is on my facebook friends list. I’ll probably start that one on Monday. I read a little bit at home, but I usually don’t start a book at home.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
How I Met Your Mother
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Mike & Molly
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
20/20 (Charlie Sheen)
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Off the Map
Hot in Cleveland
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Rules of Engagement
Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2 rerun episodes of Supernatural
Beyond Scared Straight
Classic World Series Film (1989)
Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans
movie "Interview With A Vampire"
5 rerun episodes of The Closer
Daniel Tosh - Happy Thoughts
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Watched the Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans today. Michigan needed the win in order to make the big tourney. Great game as expected with Michigan coming out on top. This is probably the first full game that’s I’ve sat and watched in too many years to count. I used to be big basketball fan. I used watch NBA all the time, mainly the Bulls but I could sit and watch any game. I used to follow college basketball pretty closely as well. Now, I tend to only follow it when March Madness is here and I don’t watch any NBA. I just can’t get into it like I used too. I could probably get back into college if I wanted too but I just can’t watch the NBA anymore. It just isn’t the same as it once was. Back when it was a team sport and not an individual sport. Back when I watched, one of the greatest players ever couldn’t win a championship until he got other players around him and learned to share the ball. I loved watching Michael Jordan play and watched most Bulls games for years. But since he retired, the 1st time, I just can’t get into it anymore.
I can get into college again because it generally doesn’t have the me first attitude that the pros have. I’ve followed Michigan the last few years, but hadn’t really sat and watched a whole game, until today. It’s a little late to start watching basketball again, being as that was the last game of the season, but maybe I’ll actually watch some tourney games this year. Last year, I just followed enough to see if my guesses were correct in my brackets. And they weren’t very often. I think I’ll follow Michigan in the future, I definitely will in the near future (big ten tourney and the championship tourney). We’ll see if I feel the same way next year when the season starts. Until then, GO BLUE!!!!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Just finished “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. Good book, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the rest of “The Dresden Files”. I liked the character, Harry Dresden as well as the supporting characters. I’m really into this Urban Fantasy genre. I couldn’t put down “The Hollows” series by Kim Harrison and have started the 9th book “Pale Demon”. As much as I’m looking forward the the rest of “The Dresden Files”, Kim Harrison just released “Pale Demon” and so far, “The Hollows” series has been my absolute favorite so I’ll read it before going back to the others.
And for the record, I am loving the Kindle app on my droid. The books are more expensive then what I usually pay for them as I usually wait for the paperbacks to get released but the fact that I finished “Storm Front” at work and just went to the Kindle store and downloaded “Pale Demon” and started reading it a few minutes later makes the extra money well worth it.