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lovely day [Mar. 19th, 2014|04:49 pm]
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Glad I'm already looking for a new job cause today I would have been more angry then I already was. Seems they practically take a new guy off the street, no experience doing anything work related -never even had a job to speak of, barely knows how to use the computer programs we use, no knowledge or experience for the material we sell or manage, and he gets promoted. no prior experience required apparently.

Whats worse is I wasn't even overlooked. They purposefully kept the position a secret to only the person that they wanted for the position, told him he was not allowed to tell anyone about it, and gave him the better position during secret meetings and behind closed doors. My new 'awesome' Manager and everyone above him was in on it. Keep in mind I'm 1 of only 2 people who even talk to this guy who got promoted, and the other guy has already told everyone who can hear he has no interest in being anything more then a counter guy.

Me having spent 8 years there, survived 22 employees, ran the store -alone- for 2 months that requires at least 4 to run, sweat, bled, and stressed through 4 lousy managers, 1 of which wanted to get me fired so bad but couldn't because I was too awesome.

I say this Rexel, you lousy shit bag company.

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About Work... [Mar. 13th, 2014|09:31 pm]
[mood |anxiousanxious]

Well our neighbors came by the other day and asked when we were moving out of our location because they were already in talks with the landowner to take over the entire location come November at my work.

That was news to all of us when they asked Tuesday. I would not put it beyond our company to do something like this, because they have done it more then once to other locations. The last one I remember, the new tenants came in and started measuring out the rooms, our manager there asked them what they were doing exactly -and they said they were taking measurements to redesign the building for when they move in.

Needless to say, with all the repair work the landowner has had to do to our location (3 New HVAC units & a new roof, totaling well over 100k this year) I could see how he would want to raise rent -and my company is notoriously stingy when it comes to such matters.

The good news is that this might not matter. I have recently applied for a job with the Architect of the Capitol in DC as a procurement specialist. GS7. Basically making twice as much as I currently am (not factoring commission), and doing the exact same job (except my customers will be internal, rather then external) with fewer bosses breathing down my neck -no commission or gross sales to have to pander to in order to justify my existence there. Course... I need to GET the job before I'm totally happy, but I'm being an optimist about this. I have huge support, good contacts, but I could hope for as much good juju for this hefty increase.

Most importantly I need the money. Going to pop the question to my girl in a few months, going to start a family together because we love each other so much. I want to be sure I can support as much as I can, and have more money in the bank for such an inevitable future. Despite all the issues I've had in the past, now drastically improved thanks to this new manager of mine (who is wonderful) I love my current job -I just can't live off the income from it anymore, especially since it is so random at times.
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D&D DM [Mar. 4th, 2014|10:10 pm]
[mood |amusedamused]

So for almost half a year I have been DMing for a group of 6 players and have moved at a fairly decent clip. Going, almost religiously, every Friday night to a friends house to run them through a gauntlet of interesting adventures. I told them all, first night, it doesn't matter WHAT you do, HOW you do it, and WHAT direction you will travel I have a solution to every situation, a time frame for every event, and a map of every possible turn they could conceive of. In reality I am dealing with a Military Police Officer, 2 Mechanical Engineers & 3 Sales Managers.

They laughed at the impossibility of the situation. I left them 3 sessions ago with jaws on the floor and having them all at the edge of there seat. They were aghast, stupefied, amazed, and generally afraid at the events that suddenly transpired before them. As a result my friend then complained that I wasn't being obvious about things, he says, I was not explaining very well and that what I think is 'obvious' pointing out situations that the party needs to understand are simply not being conveyed properly by me. Then I ran a test during the game to prove my point that this was in fact not true -that I have gone on to point out situations long in advance and multiple times and yet no one has paid any attention. Get this...

The party is currently fighting a Polymorphic Black Dragon that can transform into anyone it has come into prior contact with. The party knows of this black dragon & its powers & has a 100% accurate means of tracking & detecting it. The party, and the Black Dragon, both know a particular NPC character that had died 3 weeks prior half a continent away. The Party assumed this character had died (he got blown up) and assumed the worst when it happened. The Black Dragon had no idea this character was dead though. Foreshadowing events even, the Polymorphed dragon appears as this 'dead' NPC character to most of the party. The party takes this event (except for my friend who is currently not with the party & is the exception) at face value -walks the polymorphed black dragon directly into there own base without so much as a question, where it then wrecks havoc on the unsuspecting defenders once it reveals itself. The whole party was surprised, with the exception of my friend, who ranted for 10 minutes about the obvious situation (out of character) and condemned everyone for not paying attention (jokingly of course, no one 'really' takes the game that serious). I simply asked him "now do you understand?" and the argument between us was settled from then on out.

Who I find most appealing out of the entire party is actually the Military Police Officer. The fact is he plays his character exactly how he does his job. He is a Warrior, blunt, takes orders without question & never complains, and is good at destroying anything that he is required to attack -with gusto. The fact that he is the most transparent character leads him to be the most trusted out of the party. Meanwhile everyone else has a scheme & there own agenda, and yet due to his bluntness they think he has the most to hide. I find it most amusing
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Anti-Execution-ist vs Me. [Feb. 28th, 2014|07:02 am]
[mood |apatheticapathetic]

I was walking in DC over the weekend with my girlfriend and a couple that is equal friends of ours to go see the Natural History Museum. In Ode to the fact that they will be closing the Dinosaur exhibit very soon we felt necessary to see it before they closed it. Yes... They need to update the exhibit badly but that's not the point.

So we are walking across the Plaza, and a woman is standing there with a petition. Her point was valid in the sense that it costs more money to put someone on Death Row then it is does to keep them in jail for life. I totally agree with that statement. But when she started booting off about how morally wrong it was I had to stop.

I was not rude, but I let her say her peace. Again, some valid points, but most rather opinionated. An Eye for an Eye is not the way, Costs more money, not morally ethical, and she of course wanted me to sign a petition for it. I told her I would not sign, and her response was 'oh I guess your a pro-executionist then?"

This, summed up, is pretty much what I told her.

"Your wrong. I don't believe in Execution. I think it is barbaric and overall a really bad idea."
She smiled and replied by saying that I should sign the petition if I share the same view. I reminded her she didn't by saying...
"I think the forms of execution they have is a total and absolute waste. Which reflects on the very person on death row." She blinked, a little confused, turning to skepticism. I iterated.
"The point is, the person on death row is a waste. They are a waste of life, a waste of time, effort, and money, they should not be useless in death. They are guilty, and therefore they should be put to death as the state seems fit they should be. But they should not have a choice in how they die, for every method given to them is a waste of the very material they are." I went to say, "The fact is, they could be so much more useful in death then ever in life, but current forms of Execution destroys all or most working parts. Rendering there bodies unsalvageable to save other lives. In death they should be harvested of all useful organs, bone marrow, skin, and any other useful material there bodies can be forged from. They should be put to sleep humanely so they feel nothing, and there useless remains, if any, should be put into a centrifuged so that they will be atomized into useful minerals and metals for physical product or other material."

Her reply was "ewww." And she walked away but I rather liked my idea...
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boo! [Feb. 13th, 2014|05:44 pm]
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Girlfriends home with me and she's got such a bad migraine she's sleeping in the dark so can't do stuff with her...

So I'm home today because of the ridiculous ice storm we are having. I made it a plan that today I will try out the new game -still in Alpha- called Rust. Think Minecraft meets Fallout. You survive in a post apocalyptic world building and acquiring gear and weapons that you scavenge from old ruins and other dead survivalists.

Anywho. download the game. Low and behold there is a server glitch. Its only allowing 1% of the total people to log into it. Not a big deal really... Alpha just released the 11th I can expect a few glitches. But not to worry! I've got an xbox...

Been playing Kingdom of Alamor for a while now. I've gotten up to level 45. Low and behold? Major game glitch... no more level 45, my nearest save is level 14... FUCK!

I did watch the movie Croods. That was fun at least

I should have gone to work today despite the ice storm lol. It feels like I would have gotten more accomplished.
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look who is back baby! [Jan. 28th, 2014|08:41 pm]
Been over a year hiatus, don't all perform a standing ovation or gasp for breath just yet.

All is well with my life. Living in my own place with my girlfriend for over a year now (the status of GF will most likely change to fiancé status shortly). Still at the old work but it has DRASTICALLY improved. People who needed to be let go were let go, and now I live a fairly stress free life with a manager who is competent and isn't looking for a scapegoat to pin his incompetence on.

twirling that around a bit further. A lot has changed in my hobby environment too. My local GW has since closed shop but I have 2 very decent homebrew stores that popped up. While my time is split between the two, unfortunately, my hobby days have been few and far between. Last year I managed to complete a 2.5k Ogre Kingdom army and am currently, slowly, working on a SteamPunk themed Slaanesh army. Fit with leather body suits and tesla weaponry as proxy for noise weaponry. I think I have gone beyond the mundane 'finish it' stage of my hobby life and gone to extremes making things precise.

On to different news. In order to supplement my hobby further, as well as eliminate my ever increasing stash of outdated, unused, and forgotten paraphernalia from various hobby genres in the past, I have been diligently working on an ebay sale company for over 2 months and have been pretty successful so far. CBF Hobbies would be what to look for.
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Status Update [Oct. 28th, 2012|10:57 pm]
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

fret not folks for I still live! My computer has fried. It hasn't worked for some time now. I'm finally getting around to borrowing my mothers extra laptop and using it for my online stuff. So all is well.

After living in my grandparents house, taking care of it until my family finds a buyer, after a long search they have found one. That would be me! So yep... I got me a house on the water. Sweet.

My relationship with my Girlfriend is fantastic. After the new year she will be moving in with me in my new place (yep. Its going that well). Just spent a weekend with her, her mother, cousin and uncle for the weekend (again) in Delaware. Getting ready for the big storm that is going to hit so we had to cut the visit short before they risked closing the bay bridge down.
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Alterations [Jul. 22nd, 2012|10:28 am]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Some life altering things have happened in my life recently and has been a major contribution as to why I have not posted anything for about a month. I figured I would share them with you guys, if anyone still reads this.

I lost a a friend a few weeks ago. Hated by so many people I was one of his few friends (and I could dare say I simply tolerated him) and he went out of his way to humiliate me in front of this circle that the situation was... extreme. His malicious act, he deemed simply as 'a joke' was unforgivable to the point I can no longer talk to him. That he went out of his way to do such a thing, then laugh in my face about it (literally) and then NEVER even attempt to apologize...

The thought of this situation angers me just by bringing it up. This must be what an emotional scar feels like. This is how bad that situation was. That act has changed me, many though, would say for the better.

I have gained greater clerity and a superior determination of mind that i thought I did not have. I have siezed the initiative and been promoted at work, opened doors that i thought were closed, made new friends, removed things from my life that I have simply been tolerating and finally told a number of people just how it was going to be. I am no longer going to be the overly reserved, polite, doormat that I have been treated as by certain individuals in the past. They know this, because i've looked them in the eye and TOLD THEM this. My reserve is held in check only by Decorum and Politeness I have said. Nothing more.

While these sudden changes have erupted in my life, my friends, my family, have seen this and are happy for me for it. I've been told by many people that they see it as an improvment, and i feel there is no end in sight. This change, also, has lead me on a most wonderful path. Without it I would have never had the opportunity, or the luck, to find the women of my dreams. The day of my birthday was the day I met her, and every day after has become more amazing then the day before it, and she feels the same way. It is totally surreal to be approached by a women and she whispers in your ear "I totally deserve you. So where have you been all my life?" Its just... well... ME!
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damnit! [Jun. 27th, 2012|11:50 pm]
So i downloaded AIM because someone I wanted to talk to had it and wanted to use AIM. As a result I downloaded a TrojanZero virus forcing me to have to go to extremes and reformat my harddrive. I will have to take it into my local store and have them repair it. If they have to reformat then so be it. However my start button doesn't work well and I'm having bootup problems. Depending on the price to get this all fixed i might just buy a new computer.
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A funny story... [Jun. 27th, 2012|07:33 pm]
A few friends and I were talking about moments we totally abused Telemarketers on the phone. This was my story...

Once I was playing a videogame that involved dragons. This was years ago so I don't quite remember the title. I had the sound way up because it was an epic battle too. Then a telemarketer called. She went through her 'blah' speech and through it I wasn't really listening -i was intent on playing the game. "So blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah." "Uh hu." "Blah blah" "ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!" "Fucking Dragons... where did I put that axe?" "Excuse me sir?" ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR "A little busy at the moment ma'am." "Sir?" BOOOOOOOOM! ROOOOOAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR BOOM BOOM BOOM. "Oh shit I really pissed this bitch off!" "SIR?!" My panic voice" "Gotta go!" -click-
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