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15 September 2012 @ 12:23 pm
An Actual Post?!?  
I feel a little bit bad about the fact that I hardly post anymore except to do the Friday Pix. There's just not a lot going on these days to talk about. I get up, I go to work, I work all day, I come home, eat, unwind for a short time and sleep again. I have a couple days off, which are used for things I can't do during the week. My job is not what I thought it was going to be and I don't particularly like it, but I have little time to look for another. It's monotonous, and if it weren't for the love and care of a good woman and finally getting a little gaming in, it'd be utterly depressing.

The job is the job. The whole manager switch situation has finally settled down. The new general manager is a good guy, lots of drive and ideas, but we do occasionally butt heads. Only to be expected, I guess. Most of my job annoyance is that i took this job and did not realize just how much sales would be involved, and i don';t like working sales. There's too much pressure form corporate to sell and make quotas, and yet to do it without pressure on the customers. This isn't WalMart or fast food, this is a competitive industry with high dollar ticket items. not a lot of impulse buying or convincing of most people. Add to this that fact that my shop is the smallest and lowest traffic one, and it's even harder. There are other factors that make me feel like the deck is stacked against me and the other Asst. Managers, and it all piles up to something that I don't like.

I had a line on a potential job, but I gave up. Similar industry, and some of the same sales duties. Pass. Had someone give me a hint on another job, but don't have the degrees/experience to do it. Too bad, too; no better way to hear about a job than "How do you feel about dead bodies? How about cutting them up?" Still keeping an eye out.

I finally have finished paying Miss Kathryn for the movers, so that's off my head. Unfortunately, I still don't know where all my DVDs are. I got daemonwise to ask Di if she still had them, and I've chosen to believe her when she says she doesn't. Still waiting to hear back from matrixleap and madeofmeat on their trying again to search their respective places for me. I know I'm being annoying about it, and I love them both for putting up with me on this. I'll owe them several drinks when I see them next. If they come up with nothing, I have to accept that they have all, somehow, vanished off the face of the Earth, which will make me pretty damn unhappy. Four hundred-odd DVDs, including some rare, hard-to-find, and limited edition stuff...gone. Here's hoping they turn up.

With the moving costs paid off, numerauko and I can start looking for a place of our own, soon. Just gotta find a place we can afford. We'd love a studio apartment, actually, just not that many around here. Only just started looking, though.

As for Jessica, well, we still don't know what's wrong. Her headaches simply do not abate, no matter what we have tried, and a few other factors have made it difficult to function. We just had some blood work done this week on a doc's hunch, but it came back normal, so we're back to Square One. Time for a new doc with some fresh perspective, methinks. In the meantime, though, we're still happy little voodoo dolls, stuck together and grinning about it (see icon for reference). She makes my day bearable and takes care of me in ways that I have never had. She's pretty damn good for me.

Working means I have less time for video games. I enjoyed the beta testing for 'The Secret World', but not sure if I'd pay for it, assuming I had enough time to play that I could justify paying for any game. I got a great deal on 'Bioshock' 1 and 2, so been slowly working my way through them. Since it's free and I've played before, i re-installed 'Champions Online', and while it's not amazing, it's fun to goof off with (presently playing a horned, pinstripe suit-wearing fire blaster named "Beelzeboss").

As for real gaming, I have a weekly group that meets, and that's something. Made a few new friends there, as well, and I'm dealing with the inevitable George of the group. If we're lucky, he'll get a new job and stop playing. We'll see. in the meantime, we're split between a game run by Curtis (new friend) and me running...you guessed it...KULT. Yeah, bitches, whole new storyline, hope it's as good as previous ones. For those few that were going to play in my it-never-managed-to-start LJ game, this is the story I was going to run, with some modifications and a few old faves thrown in because these guys have never encountered, say, Spiral and his rather odd habits. I'm trying to write down what happens, so I'll see about posting it some day.

Past that...I got nothing. Just wanted to remind everyone that I'm still technically alive, I miss you guys, and my not keeping up with you is not a state of ignoring, it's just a lack of time, energy, and anything to talk about. Much love and good food to all!
Staxstaxxy on September 15th, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
did you catch that they are closing CoH on Nov 30th?

And my life has not had a lot to stay caught up on. I have had a migraine for the last several weeks.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 15th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yep, I think I even commented on a post of yours about it. It does seem abrupt, but I guess they have their reasons. I've even seen a SG in Champions form that is all CoH "refugees".
Dustymatrixleap on September 16th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry it took so long to get back to you...I checked EVERYWHERE in my townhouse and pulled just about everything out of my storage unit...I don't have thwem.

One thing I can think of, and it's a SLIGHT possibility is this: IF they were here, somehow, it's possible that my ex took them thinking they were hers or mine and wanted to be craptastic about it...you'd have to ask her though, as I know she wouldn't even want to hear from me.

Good luck with that ;)

In all seriousness though, I hope they turn up.

Manticoremantlcore on September 16th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I hope the movers didn't steal the DVDs :\

Also, padmapper.com I always have great luck using that site to find a place to live. Check it out.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 16th, 2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Ha, yeah, I've had that bookmarked for a long time. Damn nifty link.

As for the movers, the manifest shows the same number of boxes picked up as delivered, so I don't think they got them. Least, I hope not. This whole thing is just pissing me off.
celticcross13celticcross13 on September 17th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Has Jessica explored the possibility that the headaches are diet-related? My dad gets horrible headaches if he has anything with msg, aspartame, sodium citrate, any hydrogenated oils and many other common food additives. Perhaps she could try experimenting with eliminating those.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 17th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
In fact, we've gone vegan again around the house, to see if that will make a difference.
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on September 17th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
Been slowly combing areas of my apartment, if that makes sense--it's so small, how can I have areas? But I do. When I complete another full round of every area over which I have control, I'll let you know.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 17th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC)
No, I've seen your place, I believe it. No worries, m'man, thanks!