Today was Tuesday – 10/04/2011. Songs that most closely match my mood = still both the new “Chickenfoot III” and “Mayday Parade” albums. Great music on both albums – check them out!
Today was another glorious work from home day. I loved it! Oh man what I wouldn’t do if I could work from home three or more days a week. Doing my job in a T-shirt and pajama shorts makes it the perfect job. When I have to strap on a Polo and jeans, fix my hair, wait for shuttles and trains, and sit under those glaringly bright florescents – it’s less than awesome. It’s still a great job, as I have indicated repeatedly, but it would be so much better if I had to go into the office less often. LOL here I am bitching about having to go into the office three days a week. I supposed I’m a little bit spoiled, but I of course recognize how blessed I am. I’m just being honest. Working from home allows me to focus better on my work, and less on how I’m not comfortable in heavy clothes and bright lights. Not to mention that the facilities team at the CNN Center can’t manage to keep our floor at a steady, comfortable temperature on a consistent basis. It’s more often or not too hot or too cold there. Oh please let us work from home 3 or 4 or 5 days a week! LOL – man that would be so sweet!
Anyway, it was a pretty good day. I did have a lot to do tonight, though. I got assigned 14 tickets to work, which is a little more than double than normal. Not including all the tickets I have to generate just by working the phone. Lots of stuff to do. It’s all good. It means I’m needed. If you’re not valuable in your job, you won’t be employed for long. I do a lot of work, and I do it well.
I IMd with Mom and Danielle tonight, and texted a bit with Elisha. I had a good conversation again with Elisha. She’s a sweetheart. I played KOTOR a lot tonight as well, and also watched some more DVR stuff. The new Showtime series “Homeland” is really good – I enjoyed it a lot. It was a good night all around.
Well that’s about all that went down today. One thing is bothering me right now, though. I haven’t been working out on a regular basis since I went on vacation. I’ve either been sick, or someone has been in town, or something else has been going on. I’m starting to feel it again and I need to get back into the groove I was in during May. I want to get down to around 220 or so. Still have about 35 pounds to go.
There’s so much I need to do: call my Doctor and schedule a physical (I haven’t had one since I was a teenager, and I’m 42 now – it’s time to take better care of my health); make Elisha’s video about ME2 and KOTOR; get caught up on my church message watching; hire a maid service to come in and clean my place (hopefully twice a month); try to get financing squared away for my teeth; get back to exercising; start using my checkbook app so I can better keep track of my finances; and that’s about all I can think of right now. That’s a lot of stuff to get done. Hopefully I’ll get that all taken care of shortly….
Until next time – when I will share it all with you….After The Fact!
These days were Friday through Monday – 9/30 through 10/03/2011. Songs that most closely match my mood = The whole Chickenfoot III album, by Chickenfoot of course; and I just bought Mayday Parade’s new album that came out today, called just “Mayday Parade”. Both of these albums kick all the ass in the universe, twice. Don’t forget to check out my new pic on commonterry.tumblr.com!
I’m going to roll through these days as I’m late for getting into bed as I’ve been listening to the Mayday album, and playing KOTOR, all night after my work shift ended. Strap yourselves in, folks, because here we go….
I didn’t get enough sleep any day last week, some days 4 hours blah, so by the time Friday rolled around I just felt like total shite. I felt like I had Mono again – that’s how completely exhausted I felt. I honestly don’t remember jack shite about Friday. I just remember feeling trepidation about the fact that my cousin Geoff and his family were coming into town, as he’s thinking about moving to Lawrenceville, and I knew I wasn’t going to be up for hanging out. And not just because I knew I needed to sleep all weekend.
I’m not a huge fan of cousin Geoff at all. He’s a year or two older than me, but only chronologically. We have similar senses of humor, and can get along, but Geoff is like an eternal Vercua Salt like child in many ways. You can’t play games with Geoff because if you beat him, he will throw this fit and accuse you of cheating. He wants his way, and he wants it now. He loves picking his nose, and doesn’t exactly like throwing his boogers away. No – I’m not exaggerating.
The dude’s my family, and I feel bad that he aggravates me, so I try to put on a happy face. And I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But pretty much the only things we have in common is our blood, and our sense of humor. Otherwise he annoys the shite out of me. Am I a dick? I feel like it. For all the know he’s mellowed out as he’s gotten older, and maybe he’s learned to stop snacking on mucus, but I’m just not up for spending quality time with the guy. The last time I saw him was when my Dad was passing away in 2004, and he was still the Geoff I remembered back then. In fact, he and his family left town (they lived in Flordia back then, and still do for now) while my Dad was still in the hospital, and missed the funeral, because my Uncle Dale got mad at him for eating boogers in front of him at the hospital.
So………he’s going to be moving to Lawrenceville somewhere apparently in two or three weeks or something. And at first I was all like – we should hang out. But I really, really, really don’t want to, in all honesty. I guess I’m going to have to tell him at some point. Ugh. If it were just him moving up here by himself, it would be one thing. But his Mom lives with him as well, and I have an intense dislike for his Mom. She’s just not all there psychologically, which of course is why Geoff is the way he is more or less, but she’s worse by about a billion times. I don’t want to be around her at all, in any way, shape, or form. Just being in her presence makes me feel uneasy. It’s like I feel a disturbance in The Force, to put it in geek speak. There is something about her that puts me in a state of incessant discomfort when she’s around. Geoff does that to me as well, but to a lesser degree. Still – I don’t know how I can tell him without being rude. I respect him for standing by his Mom despite the fact that he has to know that she is what has made him the person he is, but I don’t want to be around them. I feel like either of them could mass murder everyone around them at any moment. That’s what being around them makes me feel. Anyway – blah – I’m going to have to figure out what to do about this.
Anyway – I got home from work on Friday and went straight to bed and slept until like 4:30p on Saturday. I got up and realized that there was something going on in the huge empty lot behind the Regal Theatre here at Atlantic Station. So realizing that I felt much better, I walked down there to see what it was. It was a BBQ festival where several people were having their concoctions judged, and local restaurants had kiosks there selling their grub. They even had funnel cakes – I LOVE funnel cakes! mmmmmmm So that was awesome. After that I went grocery shopping, and got all that done. Then the series 6 finale of Doctor Who came on Saturday night, and that was just freaking awesome! Then I had a lot of fantasy football stuff to do that I took care of, so I had to do all that. After that I watched three messages from my church’s website as I haven’t been going on Sundays due to watching football. I’m too lazy to get up early on Sundays instead of going at 6p. Maybe I’ll change about myself soon, but until then at least I can watch the messages online. You can too – check them out here:
I’m on the “Recovery Road” series right now. I highly recommend “The New Rules For Love, Sex, and Dating”, “The Shocking Statements of Jesus”, along with “Recovery Road” – check them out!
After I watched the messages, I hit the hay.
I got up on Sunday and, of course, watched football all day long. This week my LXFFO team, The Time Lords, faced off against Judgement Day. I ended up having a much better football week this week with my Time Lords winning 215-197! Woo Hoo! Also the Falcons won (woo hoo!), but the Panthers lost. The Panthers played a good game, though. Plus this week we had a lot of GREAT games in the NFL – a lot of huge come from behind victories – it was a great couple of days of football, man. Anyway, after football I watched some DVR stuff, including the season opener of Dexter! I love that show! After all that, I played KOTOR some more.
Monday saw me having to return to work, albeit working from home. I watched How I Met Your Mother, plus Monday Night Football. Also I watched my DVR of the season opener of “House”. Then I played more KOTOR. And here I am.
So that’s about all I did of note on these days. I texted with Mom, Elisha, and Lee Jay on these days, and IMd with Mom. Actually been having a lot of conversations with Elisha. I think she read my whining here about that and felt bad about it, or just decided to try to be less distracted… or something. Didn’t mean for you to feel bad in case you did, Blondie. But the good news is that we are getting more and more reconnected every day. I knew she was texting me on Sunday night before I got it. It was one of those flashes where I felt her, and I suddenly knew I was about to get a text from her. This used to happen all the time – especially when I still lived in Princeton. I would know she was dialing the phone to call me just before the phone rang. So that was cool and it made the day all the more awesome – with all the football goodness it provided as well. Anyway – glad to have her back in my life. Happy endings are stories that haven’t ended yet. Yes I totally just stole the title of a Mayday Parade song. Sometimes the song ends, but the story never ends.
Well I’m off to bed now. Until next time when I will share it all with you – After the Fact!
Just a quick note to say that I will have to write more about the weekend later as I have stayed up too late Sunday night / Monday morning to write. I’m tired and I must sleep as tick tock goes the clock…even for The Doctor!
These days were Saturday through Thursday – 9/24 through 9/29/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Angel”, Massive Attack; and everything on the new Chickenfoot album “Chickenfoot III”. Just feeling like rocking, and being rocked. Not much time to write, and I have a lot of days to cover. I want to get to bed soon as it’s already 4:54a.
Saturday was awesome with the exception of the WVU game, which saw us get massacred by LSU. Earlier in the day I went to see James’ baseball game. His team lost, first time they’ve lost a game this year, but it was awesome fun. We got wings at Sports Page, and pizza at Nevole’s. Talk about amazing grub – I love the food at both of those places. Then we watched the aforementioned WVU game – that bit balls. During the game, James and his friend John were playing loudly in the kitchen and Mom got annoyed. She asked them to stop, but James talked back to her. Mom got all offended and decided to leave as soon as she got up Sunday morning. Kids will be kids, but Mom was “very disappointed” that James was being disrespectful. I feel her, but James is 10 years old and was just trying to play with his friend. Anyway – that was another sucky attribute to the night. But after Mom and Vickie went to bed, me and Lee Jay played James and John in some Call of Duty. They kickied our assies, of course, but it was still fun. And that was the bulk of Saturday.
Sunday we spent the whole day watching NFL football, of course. Lee Jay’s LXFFO team, The Intimidators, beat my team by the score of 187 to 165. In this league, if your team doesn’t score at least 185 then you had a rancid day. So……. my team had a rancid day. It bit all the nut sacks in the universe. Of course, it wasn’t final until after the Monday night game, but I would have had to get extremely lucky on Monday night to pull off the win. I did not. It was fun watching the games with my bro, but I was in a bad mood because my team sucked moose cock. After the Sunday night game, I left my bro’s and returned home.
Monday I worked from home, like usual, and watched Monday Night Football. It was a good game, but it sealed my team’s fate for the week. If they had receivers that knew what the F they were doing, though, Romo would have had multiple TDs and I likely would have won my game. So – F you to the Cowboys receivers!
Tuesday I worked from home – not much else to say about Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday I worked at the office. Getting tons of mind numbing procedural work that take little to no brain power to accomplish. It’s boring stuff that drives me crazy, but I guess I shouldn’t bitch too much about it. I am actually more blessed than blessed doing this job that I love. It’s still frakking annoying as hell, though.
Been playing KOTOR a lot lately. Been IMing with Mom, Danielle, and Todd. Texting with Elisha, Todd, and Lee Jay. Even managed to have several actual conversations with my Blondie babe Elisha. I miss her face, though. I miss her eyes, and her smile. We need to figure out that web cam chatting thing some day. She needs to finish up series 1 of Doctor Who already! 🙂 I’m suddenly remembering the first time I saw her. Now I’m remembering laying on my bed in the back room at Granny’s with her – watching 9 1/2 weeks. I hoped it would turn her on, and we would start fooling around. LOL! A guy can have his fantasies, right?
It’s funny I’m still writing about her over 20 years later. I used to write songs about her. I still do – sometimes. I started a novel and made her one of my main characters. I was a vampire, and I came back into town to get her. I came back to settle some scores, yes, but mainly to get her. This was in 1987, mind you. Then college happened, and we had to learn to keep that connection between us alive from a distance. We got the hang of it though. This was before the internet, texting, and free long distance calls on your cell phone. We had to hand write letters, birthday and Christmas cards, and make long distance phone calls that could cost a lot. It’s easy to take it for granted that we can text hello to each other every day now, if we want to. I don’t know what the point to all of this is – I’m sort of rambling I suppose. Stumbling down memory lane a bit. There is a piece of her in every atom of me. The Force binds us indeed. 🙂
Well I need to go to bed. Nighty night, folks, and until next time when I will share it all with you – After the Fact!
Today was Friday – 9/23/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Be Somebody”, Kings of Leon; and “Breathe”, Michelle Branch. I’m feeling happy, blessed, and wanting to dance. These songs are in my head not for their words or meaning, but because of their vibe.
I’m at my brother’s in Charlotte, NC right now. Well, actually it’s about 20 miles or so north of Charlotte in a little town called Denver. Pretty much all I did today was get up, shower, pick up my rental car, and drive here. I got here at around 9p, and just hung out with Lee Jay, James, Mom, Vickie, and Cooper (Lee Jay’s dog). Never met a dog I like as much as I like Cooper, and for some reason he really likes me too. He freaks out with giddiness when I visit. Most dogs don’t take to me like this – I guess they can sense I’m more of a cat person. I guess Cooper can tell we’re all family. We hang – he’s my bud.
We didn’t do much tonight except sit around and talk. I tossed a football around with James and Lee Jay. We sat up and watched the TV – watching 80’s movies all night on HBO and Cinemax. Right now the flick “Legend” is on – the fantasy movie with Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, and Tim Curry. I LOVE this movie. However, it also pouring the rain right now and the satellite keeps going out. Bummer.
Everyone had to go to bed fairly early tonight, because James has a soccer game at 9 in the morning. Ugh lol! I’m glad we didn’t have games on Saturdays when I was a kid. Saturdays was cartoon day when I was very young, but when I got to around James’ age it was more like sleep day lol. Which is what it is for me now as well. 🙂
So it’s been a great day, really. It took 5 hours to get here (usually it’s a 3.5 to 4 hour drive), but I didn’t mind because I had my music going. Then once I got here, it’s just been family time. I don’t take these days for granted like I did when I was younger. Once you spend so much time away from your family, which I do being in Atlanta by myself, you treasure these times. I can’t wait for us to spend more of this time together tomorrow. James also has a baseball game tomorrow at 3p, which is far more temporally acceptable for me hahaha. We’re gonna have fun there. Then we’re going to eat some wings and/or some pizza at this sweet ass sweet local pizza place here. Then WVU plays LSU, and that game will kickie assie! I’m hoping we play a bit of texas hold em as well. Then Sunday we will of course be watching NFL football all day – woo hoo!
Well, it’s bedtime for me, folks. Until next time – when I will share it all with you After The Fact!
Just a quick note. Had a good day. Work was busy but not crazy. Gotta get some sleep for my drive later. Going to my brother’s for the weekend – it’s gonna rule. We play each other in our LXFFO game this Sunday as well. There will be mucho trash talking LOL. I’m ready! Looking forward to seeing James, and Mom is there is weekend as well. It will be a glorious family time. 🙂
Texted with Elisha. Did some laundry after work. Figured out how to get KOTOR running stable on Windows 7 64 bit, and played a little bit (until the escape pod landing on Taris). LOL it took a long time to get it to run and not crash every 5 minutes. That was my day. Until next time my friends….
Today was Wednesday – 9/21/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Jump”, Van Halen; and “Dreams”, Van Halen. I’m feeling happy, fun, and full of life. Check out my hilarious picture posted below. I also posted it on commonterry.tumblr.com.
I went to bed last night in a crappy mood as I’m sure you could tell by last night’s post. But during my prayers I asked God to allow the approximately 6 hours of sleep I was about to get to recharge me as much as possible. I woke up feeling as rested as I’ve felt in awhile, and just happy, alive, and full of life. It was a sweet, long lost feeling let me tell you. Prayer works, folks. I am not nearly as good or pious a man as I ought to be, but God is faithful. I am blessed.
So today was a good day. I didn’t have to talk to any lunatics, which is always a plus. It wasn’t all that busy either. It was a great day indeed.
I didn’t IM with Mom because she drove to Lee Jay’s today in Charlotte. Thursday is Grandparent’s Day, and she always goes to James’ school to have lunch with him ever year for Grandparent’s Day. They both love it.
I got a text from Elisha. Tried to have another conversation, and failed yet again. Lol.
I finished my third play through Mass Effect – it was awesome! I really enjoyed the soldier class a lot more than I expected to. Now I’m thinking about doing another run through both ME 1 and 2 with a new character, but I might play KOTOR again instead. I’m getting anxious for TOR to come out! We’ll see what I decide.
I ran late leaving work tonight because I got stuck on a long call at I received at 11:59 (lol), and I couldn’t leave until about 12:35. This would put me on a train that would arrive at the Arts Center after the last shuttle had run. So I decided to take a cab.
I get in the cab and some other people hailed it as I got in. The driver asked if I minded to see where they were going. I said it was all good. Turns out they wanted to go to the strip club Cheetah: two dudes and two chicks. It’s on the way to Atlantic Station, so I said fine. These people are drunk, but not obnoxiously so. The chicks want lap dances. They are giving each other fake names and planning to tell the strippers that they are a couple – together 4 years. The dudes are laughing at them. Then one of the chicks is all like, “I can’t believe I’m going to the Cheetah – I’m going to get a whole new perspective on tits!” LOL! Loved it – what a great line.
So that was my interesting moment for today. Much better than some asshound calling me a jackass just for trying to help her. Today was definitely a better day.
I got home, watched several DVR shows, and didn’t even get my laptop out of my backpack. I’m writing this on my WordPress iPhone app. It’s 5:20 and time for bed. I want to get more sleep tonight. God will take care of you when you ask, and you really need it, but he expects you to take care of yourself.
So, on that note – nighty night. Until next time, when I will share it all with you – After The Fact!
Today was Tuesday – 9/20/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “What Would Happen”, Meredith Brooks; and “Hysteria”, Def Leppard. I’m feeling tired. Exasperated. No pictures to share either.
Just feeling blah tonight. Got a text from Elisha last night before I went to sleep, but after I wrote here, that cheered me up after the crap I wrote about last night. She reported a rainy day at her place, and I cracked some jokes to make her laugh and cheer her up. But she didn’t get them. I sent a few more but no response. So I went to bed, and when I woke up I had a text from her telling me she never got my responses. Then that’s all I heard from her all day. Texted her a few more times and no responses.
I love texting – so much. I talk on the phone for a living, so really I otherwise just don’t enjoy talking on the phone. As a result I LOVE texting, and IMing. But it aggravates the piss out of me sometimes as it can be difficult to have an actual conversation. Because local life is often happening around us at the same time. So I’m trying to get some attention and just to feel close to someone, but who knows what is going on locally. Who knows what happens to distract me as well.The miles may as well be light years sometimes, and it’s frustrating.
Here’s another example of how my day went. A chick called to say that her keyboard had failed and she needed help with that. So I told her to find its USB plug, unplug it, and plug it into a different USB port. 99% of the time, that fixes issues where a USB device stops responding. Well, she said she didn’t know what cord that would be. Understandable, so I told her to grasp the cable coming out of the keyboard, and trace it back to the computer. Easy enough, right? Well she responded with this: “I’m not going to do that. Thanks for nothing – jackass,” and hung up the phone. People man – I don’t get it. You call for help, and you are given simple, logical directions that I could give to a GD 5 year old and get results. And that makes me a jackass. Really? How do simpering fools like this survive in the worldl?! I don’t understand it. There are also far, far too many people like this chick plugged into the main data hub of the Matrix. It amazes me that the Matrix functions at all. Seriously.
So, yeah, not in high spirits here today. I chatted with Mom on AIM – we talked about the teams leaving the Big East, and what will become of WVU. I think it would be cool if they joined the SEC, so when they came down here to play UGA I could go see them. I don’t think that’s likely to happen, but it would still be cool. I also chatted with Todd briefly. He had good news about his professional life to share, and that was good to hear. After what that chick did to him, he deserved some good news.
I watched some DVR goodness as the TV fall season is starting. Some good stuff starting up again, which is cool. I’m really getting into Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show “Ringer” – that’s a cool show. Also Zooey Deschanel’s new show “New Girl” is HILARIOUS. Zooey’s character, Jess, is close to being a female me. I like to sing to myself all the time. Anyway – check those shows out.
I then played Mass Effect 2 for about four hours. I’m on the last mission with this character – prolly will finish this run tomorrow. Then I’m going to get started on putting notes together for a video I’m going to make for Elisha showing her how to mod both Mass Effect 1 and 2. That will be awesomesauce.
Well, that’s all I have for you. Gotta hit the hay. Until next time when I will share it all with you – After The Fact!