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My recent bout of inactivity...and other happenings.

Been a rather interesting month since my last blog post here. I'm no longer unemployed. I have turned another year older. I've never been so "clear of mind". It's pretty nice.

I realize I haven't been very active here lately. Actually, I really haven't checked much out when I have been coming online. It's likely to continue, as my interest in GS (and indeed, all things internet) has waned considerably. What with my suddenly well-occupied time and recent capability to purchase alcoholic beverages, GS just doesn't seem to intrigue me much anymore. Expect only a little activity in unions.

Yeah, I did turn 21 a couple weeks back. Spent it working, but got to party the weekend after. I fell on some ice pretty hard, and stayed up 'til 4am with some guy I didn't really know while everyone else passed out by midnight. Good birthday? I'm not sure.

As for work, I currently make fire extinguisher parts. Same company I last worked for, but with a completely different group of people and job duties. I'm currently a "temp worker" at the moment, but I have a good feeling that I will be hired on officially. I work as hard and fast as I can so it's just gotta happen :P
The only thing I'm debating is whether to splurge on a new game or just keep saving for various things (apartment, better car, trip to Hawai'i, etc.). Any recommendations for games to get? I'm thinking just X-box 360 games at the moment.

Speaking of video games, I've been in a very heavy Black Ops spree. During my work days (where I work all afternoon and night) I typically spend my morning playing Black Ops online. I recently re-discovered sniping so I can see myself getting hooked right back into it. If you want to play in a party just let me know ;)

Later, Wu-Tang, and konichi-wa.

PC woes no more!

Yay, and the good Lord sayeth, "Thou shalt have thine computer fixed, and it shall be a grand day", and indeed 'twas.

Turns out the power supply took a nice steamer on me about a month back. After having my tech-savvy brother do all the work for me, it has been rectified. So...I'm back (in a New York groove, as it were). e-fist bumps all around!

Do it, brah. Do it.

Absence of some sort of length

This is just a brief update. My PC is on the fritz lately and doesn't seem to want to turn on so I'll be taking an unintentional leave of absence for a while. I have no idea how long this will take to rectify. The only reason I'm even typing this up is because I have brief access to my mom's laptop :|

Anyway, just a heads up to explain why I won't be commenting on any blogs or posting in any unions. That is all.

AC2.5, Employment Woes, and La Musica!

Hey hey hey

It's been nearly 2 months since I last blogged, so I thought I'd put up a little update. Not much excitement for me in the last 2 months, mostly just boredom and poorness :( Yeah, I was let go from my job earlier in October due to "slower business", so I've been (yet again) searching for a job. Seems nothing is really available, except the type of jobs I was hoping to get away from. I don't much care for service industry work, but it looks like if I want something to tie me over financially for a little while I'll have to swallow my pride and find something in said field. Spent today getting a few applications, so I guess I'll have to hope for the best.

On a lighter note, I've been playing AC:B lately. Finally finished the single player the other day, so I've just started delving into the multiplayer. I've got quite a few gripes about the game, but it was still pretty fun. Multiplayer is actually better than I expected, certainly chaotic and exciting. I went ahead and typed up a review, which you'll find here. Feedback would be appreciated ;)

And lastly, as I promised, here is some musica:

Here's a little The Verve for ya

And some old-school Eagles

And, what the hell, how about some Enrique?

And for the hell of it, an awesome commercial starring T-Pain. Enjoy...

Makin' movies, makin' songs, and Fightin' 'round the world!

Hey all, how's it going? Been a little while since I last blogged. Last time I made a real downer of a blog (at a really low point in my life) but things greatly improved for me in the months since.

After I quit my job working in that one factory (the 12 on, 2 off place) I went about 2 months without a job. It was actually kinda nice, I had a lot of free time and got to spend more time with family and friends than I ever got to before. Unemployment had a downside for me, in that I was bored quite often. Strange that I prefer having a job just to keep myself occupied :P

So at the ass end of August, I got a new job in a factory that makes fire suppression systems. Big corporation called Tyco. I have a great schedule, make decent pay, and have the graviest job of all. I only work 4 days (10 hours each) and get a 3 day weekend. As a probationary worker (temp) I still make close to $10USD/hour, which is nice. So I'm really glad I've got this job. Such a vast improvement over my last 2 jobs :P

So now I'm focusing on saving up some money and getting a nicer, newer car, and (hopefully) an electric guitar....and maybe a few video games and CDs that I want ;)

On the video game front, I've kicked my MW2 addiction in favor of a less-severe Lost Odyssey addiction. I've pumped only 35 hours or so into my current file, but I'm really kicking ass. My party is leveled up pretty high, and I've progressed further into the game than I did with my original file I had back when I had my original 360. I'm on Disc 4, and have only a couple of dungeons to search/side-quests to finish and then I'm off to the final dungeon, to challenge the final boss, in the final showdown...finally.

Anyway, that's just my little update. I'll leave you with this, my current musical obsession: "Already Gone" by The Eagles.

Peace out, girl scout!

All work and no play makes Shiggums a dull boy

Title should say it all, but to explain, I'm overworked. I started a new job in the beginning of June, one that requires a lovely work schedule of 12 days on, 2 off, and repeat. No typos there folks, I really do work 12 straight days, 2-10pm, in a factory. I've had 4 days off in the last month, to put it into perspective.

I miss partying, drunkenness, and people of the non-co-worker variety. I feel the need to get out into the world, and see some ****. I want to witness the Northern Lights up close, check out the Grand Canyon, and mess around in the Black Hills of South Dakota. I want to see the white beaches of Hawai'i, frolick in any ocean, and I want to witness with mine own eyes, in person, a God damn Siberian Tiger!

There's so much I want to do and see in my life, and I'm afraid I won't have the chance if I keep working away my youth, being it's the best (if not only) time to do these things. Psychoactives certainly don't help the situation when I think of it. I don't know why I'm even unloading all of this on here. Guess I just needed to get it off of my chest, and maybe, out of my mind for a bit. Certainly has been bothering me a lot as of late, realizing how horribly I spend my time these days.

Guess it's just the way my mind works. I have no friends who truly see things the way I do. If I could make a living staring at the stars in the sky, I would. I'd like to spend every night gazing up at the moon, stars, and the planets within our solar system. It's hard to be such a mentally-strong person living in a physically-demanding world, leaves me torn between the two, with no logical way out.

Also, the song that best describes what goes on in my mind, and how I feel...

Thought it fit well with this blog. Listen to it, and you'll understand who I am.

World Cup action!

As I'm sure many of you know, the FIFA World Cup is currently in progress in South Africa, and so far it has proved to be pretty exciting. A few good upsets, some great game-winning goals, and all sorts of over-exaggerated tackles. Normally I'm not a fan of football/soccer, but when the World Cup rolls around, I get into it!

I'm rooting for USA (as a citizen), but beyond that I'd like to see Germany, Ghana, or Mexico get somewhere. I don't know if anyone watched the USA games, but those 2 times (in 2 separate games) where they had a goal disallowed unfairly really upset me :x I almost want to say that it's a bias against the US (seeing as how so much of the world hates us...), but I'll give the refs the benefit of the doubt and assume they had a bad angle on their calls. That great stoppage time goal by Donovan in their game vs. Algeria was really epic though, and since the team won the group, I suppose I can let those bad calls slide.

Anyway, if you're a fan, or watching the World Cup out of interest, who are you rooting for? Any moments that you got excited over?

Video game rut

Lately I haven't played any video games. I tried some GTAIV but found myself very quickly bored and out of interest. I kinda feel like playing Modern Warfare 2 but one part of me is thinking "Wow, I've played that game online to death already, what more is there to even bother with?"

I don't know what to do. I feel like playing video games, but at the same time, no video game is interesting me. Maybe I should just play Final Fantasy IX through again, or finish FFXIII for reals. Idk. Any suggestions to help me get out of this video game rut?

EDIT: Just had to wonder this: Why do reviews that were "Perfect" now come up as "Prime"? Most unusual...?