God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
16 March 2012 @ 06:53 am
This journal is mostly public, because most of the time I don't give a damn who sees it. Very occasionally, I might post to "friends only" to avoid drama, or to a select group of close friends, but for the most part my life is an open book. Friend me if you want, I'll probably friend you back. I may or may not read you in return, but it's nothing personal.
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
01 January 2014 @ 11:30 am
Haven't posted here much in the last year. Partly, my work schedule takes me away from everything more than i care to admit, partly a bit of burn-out, whatever. Gotta admit, though, I miss the old place. So, thinking of opening the windows, airing it out, giving it a bit of a dust, and firing it back up.

Gonna try to make a regular thing of posting. I was never one who was so happy about Facebook and any other 'social media'. I avoided it for a long time until I found it to be the one place I could try and keep up with an old friend who might have been dying. Well, several years later, she's (thankfully!) still alive, but I hang around there because most other people are there, primarily. Still, it's just not for me.

'Social Media'...ha. Used to be that I'd get together with friends and we'd talk, laugh, game, goof around, etc. Now, I see groups of people gathered together to stare at their own smartphones. Not my kind of hang-out. Just a couple nights ago, I took Jessica and her mom out to dinner. As we walked to our table, it seemed that every group I passed had at least half the table playing with phones or tablets. Kids included! It is no surprise to me that children seem to have such low interaction skills and abilities, we aren't teaching them how to act in public, how to speak and converse, or how to deal with the world around them. Sorry, topic swerve, but it was on my mind.

Anyway, FB has it's use, but it's not as good for discussion and pondering. Heya, LJ, I missed you.

Dunno who all is still around here, reading, so gimme a holler.
 
 
Current Music: Curve - Ice That Melts The Tips
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
26 December 2012 @ 05:49 pm
I'm a huge fan of Space: 1999, and a big fan of both UFO and Thunderbirds, so it was with a bit of sadness that I learned of Gerry Anderson's death today. He'd suffered form mixed dementia, and was 83, so maybe this was a release. I can't really be sad, as his creations will continue to entertain me.

You'll be remembered, sir.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
28 November 2012 @ 04:25 pm
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My phone rang this morning, it was work calling. I picked it up and simply said "I'm not coming in to work today, Jay!" There was a short pause before he replied "I'm not asking you to, just had a question...". I laughed, but I was serious. ;)

Got T'giving dinner, finally, cooked by MIL. Got laundry done. Got supplies at the store. Got to sit my happy ass down on the couch and watch a movie, holy shit. I'd forgotten what it felt like to have a true day off!

House is almost completely unpacked. Slowly but surely looking less like a warehouse and more like a home. Feels good to not have dog mess, dust, and various craperoo everywhere.
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
24 November 2012 @ 06:49 am
Be sure to give snobahr some love at the Friday Pix!
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
19 November 2012 @ 01:19 pm
Phone rang early today, 'Twas Kathryn asking for help. Bill and Tina have moved to their new place and got out everything but the (fucking huge) desk, and they need to turn over the keys in an hour. Bill's at work, Tina's useless, could i help? No clue how Bill and I got that desk in there, as it does not fit through the door. Took it apart to make it easier to move, muscled it down a flight of stairs alone, did an amazing job of maneuvering. As i lifted it into the pick-up, I broke part of it. Improved it, IMHO. Ah well, that part wasn't necessary.

Got free breakfast. Ah, greasy/starchy/deliciousness, I miss you.

CostCo run. People in large stores lose their ever-lovin' minds. Plenty of food for the house, though.

More stuff loaded up from the old house, pretty sure that's the last of it. Schlepped 6 loads or so up the stairs to the apartment, and managed to slam my fingers in the door on the last load. Really? Way to go, jackass. Also, part of it was some pots/pans/plates/glasses that Tina donated to us...and they are pretty much awful. Greasy, not well-cleaned, and ugly as home-made sin. Since we bought some really cool plates and glasses for ourselves, think these are just gonna get donated somewhere.

Back hurts, tired, still need to put all this stuff up and get posters up today. J's feeling a bit poorly, sadly. Gotta try and take care of my baby.
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
15 November 2012 @ 10:26 pm
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I ended up working 7 days in a row. between the work time and the drama and the whatnot, I was wiped the fuck out, no surprise. Only have a little over a day off, and I'm back at it tomorrow. Still, it'll be a short week, what with Thanksgiving and all...and the extra hours last week will offset this short week somewhat.

Finally having a day off, it was time to dive into trying to get the new place in order. I simply haven't had the time or energy to do it, and Jessica's been sick, so the place has looked like a bomb full of boxes went off. I wanted to get posters on the walls, but that was not to be. I did get a lot of books unpacked (thanks go out to Toby and Kristine for the shelves!), laundry done, grocery shopping done, and the house set up a little more. One day, the place might look like we live here, instead of just storing boxes here. ;)

Still haven't called my Mom back. mostly, this is due to just not having much to say and no time or energy to spend on it, but there's a small part that is not calling out of petty spite. Calling me five months after your birthday to try and guilt trip me about not calling you on your birthday when I work 12-hour days pretty much all the time and haven't talked to much of ANYONE is pretty annoying.

Not much else to pass on. A little bird told me that snobahr is going to do a "Friday Pix" post tomorrow, so if you need your fix, bop over there and show her some love. In that same vein, I think I'll start putting the pix I would have done my weekly posts with up on my Tumblr, so feel free to follow it if the mood strikes you.

Well, it's been a long day and I have to go back to work tomorrow. No rest for the wicked!
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
09 November 2012 @ 06:34 am
It was 2003, forever ago by Internet Standards (such as they are). unrepentant ran his weekly "Friday Pictures" and they were a fun mix of interesting shots and funny captions that made it a great way to start the weekend. I, along with many others from across the 'Net, were fans that showed up religiously, week after week. It had been a little while, though, and the toll of life was weighing heavily on him, and he needed to get stuff done. The Friday pictures were ending.

As I said on January 14, 2004, "someone's got to put their foot down and provide that Friday entertainment. I am that foot."

For almost nine years, I've made a post damn near every Friday full of the weird and the wonderful, the beautiful and the bizarre, the funny and the fabulous, each with a caption meant to make the reader laugh, smile, think, or feel. I've had to skip the occasional day, but that's still something like 450 posts over close to a decade.

It's been fun, scouring the 'Net for pictures that I think would be good to include. Many sites, I check regularly, knowing they are good sources. I've had many a shot sent to me by loyal readers and friends. I know of people that have given up on LJ, but who check back each week for the Friday Pix, and that makes me feel pretty good. I'm glad to have provided amusement for people this way. However, I've noticed that the Friday Pix is starting to become more and more work. It's not the pic-finding, it's just the time. My life is in a different place, and I just don't have nearly as much time to find those pics much less to get them arranged, re-sized, and posted. I've thought about this for a while, and it's time to shut the doors on this one.

I hope I've helped many a weekend get started on the right note, and I want to give thanks to all those that have enjoyed the posts over the years. Comments and "likes" have kept me doing it for this long, and it makes me happy to know the effort has been enjoyed. If someone else wants to take up the torch, please do.

Thanks for watching, reading, and enjoying The Friday Pix, friends. It's been a swell ride.
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
07 November 2012 @ 08:44 am
- Moving is all but done. There's a small bookshelf still at Kathryn's house, but past that, we're in and done. Of course, now there's unpacking of boxes, arranging, and decorating to be done. The place has its ups and downs, but overall, we're glad to be here.

- Work is work. I'm still working long hours for low pay, but I'm appreciated for the work. My district manager is making rumblings about looking to promote me to a full manager some time after the new year, but I don't know if, when, or any details...including if I feel I'm ready or even want it. The money would be good, but there are just so many things about the job I don't want. It'd look good on a resume, though...

- Yes, I'm glad Obama won a second term, as i feel he'd be better for the country than Romney. Not gonna engage in any further discussion. Also glad the whole brouhaha is over, so I can stop seeing political ads and bullshit. Well, the bullshit we've seen, now it's time for the NEW load of bullshit, both crowing from the winners and sour grapes from the losers.
 
 
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll
02 November 2012 @ 06:54 am
My apologies for missing out last week. Moving and working and other factors have really been taking a toll on me. To make up for it, here's a double-sized Friday Pix!


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