My tweets from the week ending with 2010-06-26

Loss of time.

So, I didn’t get a chance to head over to Smashing Magazine to day like I wanted to. I did, however, finish my DVD rack. It is all painted and should be ready to move into the house tomorrow.

On top of that, Mariah bought a new (used) bedroom set today. King bed, two night stands, a dresser and an armoir. It was kind of a pain to pick up, but we managed it.

Tomorrow I will use the trailer to move some things from my parents’ house to my house. It’s too bad I don’t have a ramp, or I could totally put my bike in it, haha. I just don’t know where all this stuff is going to go…I guess I will find places.

Just because.

As the title says, just because. I have a few minutes to kill and wanted to ramble a bit.

I need to get motivated to do more web design, for practice. I need to build up my portfolio and expand on my personal website. I feel almost ashamed when I send it out because it is so plain.

My problem is the lack of flow, commonly known as writer’s block. I believe that tomorrow, if I have the time, I need to hit up Smashing Magazine and just inundate my brain with what all is out there.

Maybe, if I do that, then I will be able to start creating easier again. I guess we will see how that goes.

Finding work in a small town.

Pretty difficult.

The unemployment rate here is pretty high, and the number of tech jobs is pretty low. Personally, I could do just about anything, but you need experience for most things. Tech jobs, I can land because everything just clicks in my head. I see it, it sticks, I improve it and then teach it to others. That’s been how I’ve been working the past ten years. Out here in horse country, it’s a tad harder, though.

Another thing that makes it so hard is that I’ve been working away from the pc for so long doing things around the house, that I have to force myself to sit in front of it for any extended period of time. I can do it, though.

It looks like I found someone that needs a designer for simple websites, the firm is paying a decent amount, too. It’s not gold falling from the sky, but it will help pay the bills, that’s for sure. I’m expecting a call later today.

For now, I’m off to finish a dvd rack so that I can free up space in the garage.

The Fallacy of Perfection.

There is no such thing as perfect.

Now that I got that out, I can explain myself. Have you ever been doing something and it all falls apart and you say, “Perfect, just perfect.”? I have, well, with a few other choice words added.

Someone or something may come into your life at some point, a job, a car, a house, a guy or girl. You will believe this thing or person to be perfect, and guess what? You will eventually be disappointed.

That thing or person will fail you. It cannot be helped, it’s bound to happen. The best thing you can do is expect it.

My tweets from the week ending with 2010-06-12

  • This is how to hang a fan, right? #
  • I just went to put on Tali, and put on Taproot. Was shocked when it actually started playing. #
  • Ah, beer my old friend, how have you been? Couped up? I think I can help you out of that bottle. #
  • RT @neatorama: neato! USB streets: – I'd hate to see the jumbo pc these things plug in to. #

I got an app for that

So, since I want to blog more, I got an iPhone app that will allow me to write anywhere. How nifty!

Sarcasm aside, I just haven’t really been able to write due to being exhausted. Moving into a new place just kinda whipes you out.

With that said, sleepy time.

My tweets from the week ending with 2010-06-05

  • Blaaaaaahhhrrrggg. #
  • To do list: Sleep in … check. #
  • I forgot to bring socks last night, so I am wearing my grimey socks from yesterday. I hope I don't develop a fungus. #
  • Get a free donut at Dunkin Donuts today with a drink purchase. #
  • Things to do: Empty the rest of the pod … Check. #

Dealing with getting laid off.

It’s much more difficult than I thought it would be, but I think it has a lot to do with how it happened, as well. I was basically told I was incompetent and not able to do my job correctly, so I was being pruned from the fruits of my labor. The words that were said had more of an impact on me than anything, especially at the present time with all the stress that’s already dropping loads on my back. I know I was a good worker, going above and beyond what I should have done, however the words have already cut deep. A lot of my coworkers were amazed to find out I was gone, all were in shock and were right there with me in my “WTF” moment.

My desk is a mess, my room is a mess, my garage is a mess, my car is a mess, my brain is a mess.

Something like this can send you immediately into a state of depression that leaves you lacking in everything, but mostly just lacking a job.

On top of this, the company shorted me just over $3000 in pay from severance and unused vacation time. And I am told I am the incompetent one.

…quick edit. I just received an email telling me I am getting that $3000 in pay and that they had done their calculating wrong. Whee.

My tweets from the week ending with 2010-05-29

  • They see me cookin, they hatin, they trying to catch me burnin broccoli. #
  • Where do I get a license to drive one of those?! #
  • I wonder if an Oompa Loompa trips in the factory, do they all spring into song and dance to poke fun at him? #