Monthly Archives: June 2008

New Job

Well, I have a cool new job! It’s a REAL job too! I’ll be this accountant type person at CPI, Qualified Plan Consultants. They offered me a job in the Trust Accounts doing Retirement Funds, which they said was the area that dealt most with accounting stuff.

I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing, but I’ll be able to fill everybody in after my first day this coming up Monday!

I’ve never had a ‘real’ job, and I’ve never had a job where I got paid double digits an hour! That’s right! I’ll be making $10/hr! Yay me!

Wish me luck on my first day at my real job! 🙂

Oh, Man!

You know it’s going to be a long day when you wake up, start the coffee and ten minutes later there is just hot water. Yep, guess I left out the important steps of putting in a coffee filter and adding coffee.

Plugging along…

Well I’m officially married!  There’s more to do now than I thought!  Gotta get an official copy of the marriage license before Andrea can get her name changed.  And have to do that before we can add her to my bank account.  Still need to get her ring soldiered together.  Should have done that BEFORE the wedding, but that never happened.

The job is going good so far.  Good people here.  Still feeling a bit out of the loop, but hopefully that will fade quickly.  Right now I have a lot of time here and not a whole lot to do.  So I’ve been prepping the show out as much as I can today.  It’s amazing what you can put together when you don’t have production to do or music to schedule.  Eventually I’ll be doing some web stuff and maybe some phone sales (oh yay).  We’ll see.  I’m sure it’ll be plenty busy before long.

Heck I just today got the GAS turned on finally.  For some reason it never got turned on when I transferred it, so they’re supposed to be by today.  Spit baths the past couple days haven’t been cutting it.  I need a hot shower!

Still no internet for now.  Maybe next month.  I have some catching up to do, but getting paid for my unused vacation a Platinum really helped out.  And luckily we didn’t have to put any deposits down on utilities.  So hopefully after Andrea gets a job and gets her first paycheck, we’ll be back online.  She has a second interview with a Financial company on Thursday here in town, by the way.  Wish her luck!

That’s about it for the update.  Hope all is well for everyone!

Gonna be out for a while.

Welp, I’m finishing up my last show on Power Hits.  Then it’s moving and wedding time.  Might be awhile before I have internet again, as things have been REAL tight and I need to build my savings back up.  But hopefully I can check in once in a while from my new work.  I’ll try to get pics of the wedding and the new place up as soon as I can.

Thanks to everybody that’s helped me through this chapter of my life!  See ya all soon!

Weird Gamestop Experience

This probably isn’t what you think.  It’s not a traditional observation of the clueless and/or opinionated GameStop employees, or the ignorant mothers coming in to buy the latest M rated game for their 10 year old.  This is more a personal observation on how my GameStop experience has changed.

It’s probably been two or three years since I’ve been into GameStop to “preorder” anything.  Which was the majority of the business I did at the store.  I stayed pretty well informed on the gaming “scene” and I’d preorder the games I was interested in, and I’d be there bright and early on release day to pick ’em up.  Gaming really was a big part of life, and one of the few things I looked forward to when everything else was pretty crappy.

So I walk in the other day, and it just felt weird.  There was a lot of stuff that really didn’t appeal to me, and there were a lot of games, that I just didn’t have a clue what they were.  I kinda felt like the guy at the party who doesn’t know anybody except the old friend he came with.  It was the first time I really realized how much I had changed.  Don’t get me wrong, there was still plenty of cool stuff there, and if I had the money I probably could have walked out of there with a hefty bag full.  But I didn’t see anything that I just HAD to have…like I used to.  Even seeing the new Mario Kart Wii on display was cool, but it seems like its changed so much.

I always said I’d be playing video games when I was 90 years old in the rest home.  Don’t get me wrong, I still spend plenty of time with Guild Wars, or Animal Crossing, but I don’t have that need anymore to have the next coolest game I’ve been reading about.  I’m content to play the heck out of a few games as time allows.  I can go to the mall and walk by GameStop and not feel the need to go in “just to see what’s there”.  I don’t know if it’s any healthier, but it sure is cheaper!

I guess this turned into more of a rambling than a detailed description of the experience, but it just took me by suprise how my biggest hobby has made room for things like getting married, working on the car, and just regular boring grown up stuff.  I don’t think I’m out growing it.  I just think I have less free time.

Oh HAIL no!

Well we had quite the hail storm roll through late this morning. Golf ball sized stuff and it fell hard. Did a number on my car. I’m going to have to fix the hood, roof and trunk. No other serious damange that I could find.

Figures. In a week and a half my car would have been parked safely in a garage. 😦