Monday, October 31, 2016

Six Nights Later

Now see here!... I am waiting for you to return from the link you just clicked on. If you did not click on it, this might not make sense and you'd only have yourself to hold accountable, or blame, if you are into such things. My excursions into guilt are frivolous teases like this one, but oh so often we are misunderstood by those blinded by guilt. Meanwhile, it is six nights later and I returned here to try to catch up.

I did not go out for Halloween this year. Just did not feel like costuming or showing up without a costume because that creates too many dialogues into which I was not interested in engaging. Or something like that. I must have done something this day and night, but as you might already suspect, I don't remember off the top of my head. Some packing, perhaps, and assorted sundries. Some TV, probably, and some emails. Definitely some job searching and applications. Softball was cancelled due to the holiday and life went on without me. The end of the world as I know it was fast approaching.

So what else is new? :)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Downward Spiral

Like a plane heading into a tailspin, I am on a downward spiral and have been for a couple of weeks. I can blame those around me for there are certainly very negative energies and influences around me, but it is my choice. So I stayed in most of today and got nothing accomplished except sending out a couple of resumes and watching a lot of TV. I went out the the Chinese buffet again and will likely not eat tomorrow because I did. I watched the Cubs squeak out a win by the skin of their teeth and then watched more TV. It is late. I should sleep. Why am I so happy? (and who takes this seriously, remember?)... so... Why so serious?

lol. lam. Narf :)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday, Parked

Just staying home is getting a little boring, though I did get some more packing done, I wrote to my heart's content, and spent no money which are all good things. I headed to The Maharaja's place to see the room and get a feel for the whole space so I can pack what I can bring there better. I stopped for some more small storage boxes because I seem to have misplaced a dozen or more storage boxes (misplaced?... yeah, I thought the same thing). The laptop was taken over by the demon Microsoft and I missed the end of the World Series, but at least it is still working after the latest forced update. I decided not to go to any of the parties I was invited to tonight, just not in the party with a lot of people mood. Watched TV instead. Made a spinach for dinner with a yogurt for dessert. Just hanging out. Waiting for the right one, as usual.

How about you? :)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Good, Bad, Ugly, and Whatever

Once again I was up all night and slept late, past noon, and then I worked on the move. I finished washing towels and sheets so all I have left is a last load of the clothes I'll wear until the move before I unplug the washer and put it in storage. I packed up most of the food except the refrigerated foods and I cleared space to stack the boxes so they are prepared for the move. Then it was time for softball and we had fun, even though we lost. After softball a bunch of us went to a sports bar to have dinner and watch the World Series game. Ate way too much. Stayed until the end, then came here to watch TV and write. That's life today.

You? :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Repeating Days

The actual time is about two hours from now but who's here to keep track or even know, ya know? Today was just another day among many other days and the usual happened once again. Internet, job searching, emails, watched a little TV, and ate pills. That's right, I didn't feel hungry today, so I ate the usual pills and had about two ounces of apple wine vinegar and drank lots of water. Did not get any more packing done and didn't exercise, self-reprimand should follow any day now. I headed to Excel and the Commodore's place for Bridge and the usual fun and discomfort was waiting. I focus on the fun and do my best to ignore the discomfort and sometimes that works just great. It feels great to sidestep the drama and stuff. You know where to find the details. Just getting home and here we are. All caught up and nowhere to go. So much fun it is to write, cha cha cha.

Narf lol lam :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Not Just Another Typical Day

I did the usual internet stuff. Searching for jobs, reading, applying when feasible, and watching some TV and wrote some blogs and an email. Then I headed out for a while. Had the tires put on the car which made today the most expensive day of the past year (except for when the 6-month insurance payment was due). Stopped at five other places to take care of some business and shopping. I drove around a while and then stopped for food, alas, splurging again on calories. I headed home, ate, and watched TV, and fell asleep.

Life is amazing if you want it to be.

Narf :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Another Internet Day

Finally decided on tires after doing more research. Spoke with the car dealer and Toyota Corporate and that lead me to talk to a company called Safeguard and I found out I have three types of insurance with them, but no road hazard on the tires. Another failure by the Toyota dealership. I also found out it costs $160 to upgrade the maps in the car Navigator, a Toyota rip-off since a Garmin or Tom Tom can be purchased with more useful features and lifetime map updates for that price. Hours on the internet and I decided on Pirelli tires over the Michelins. I watched some TV and then headed to Curly's for card night. Ate pizza there and worse for the health plan, stopped for a quesadea on the way home. Sometimes it is a mess.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Searching, Softball, TV

Today I spent most of the day searching the internet for jobs, tires, insurance rates, computers, and mostly stayed on track. I made changes to my current insurance to lower the premium, got several quotes lower than my current rate, found the tires I want to buy, learned about the latest available computers, applied for a few more jobs, and had a bit of fun cuz the internet is such a fun (and distracting) place to do anything, no less work. After that I played softball and hung out at the fields for a few hours getting fresh air (feeling the brisk chill) and then came home and watched some internet TV.

So how about you... can you top this excitement?

lol lam narf :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Good Sunday Fun

Woke up, got out of bed... not even sure I own a comb though. I did take a shower and get softball dressed. This morning was the first 50 degree morning so I broke out the long sleeve undergarments and winter softball socks and was comfy as can be. It was a good softball day. I had excellent control of my pitches and we won our game, then I pitched for the all-star game and we won that one too. Struck out more than a few batters in each game, striking out the last batter looking.

There were a few challenges. I was passing kidney stones all through the games and they finally passed after the game. I found a flat tire when I went out to the car and it wouldn't take air at two different places on the way to the fields, but I made it to the fields. After the second game I called road service through Geico and that didn't work out, but a couple of other players helped change the tire. The jack that came with the car sucked. Still, a good day.

Go Cubbies!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Laundry and Barbecue

I did laundry all morning and sorted and folded and re-stacked all the clothes that I will not be boxing up. Packing must be completed this week. I caught up with TV shows while folding and such. I went to a barbecue at one of the bikers for Pulse homes The third time I went off my low calorie diet plan this week. Even bought a cake and had a piece. After the party I headed home and watched some TV and was nodding off when Jackson reminded me that the Cubs were trying to win the pennant and so I turned on the radio and listened. Go Cubbies!

Early softball day tomorrow so nite nite :)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Follies

It was a long day that was not wonderful, but I survived. Whatever happened, it's over and I am ready to get back to having fun now. Softball sucked, the umpires were ridiculously ignorant and weak, bullied by the other team into very bad judgment calls that prevented me from pitching safely. Details are where they belong. Life goes on.

I forgot what else happened. One of those days.

Go Cubbies!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ride Around

All day in the car, then all evening sitting playing cards makes for a sore butt and tight muscles. Woke early for the fingerprinting for the screening for the job I interviewed for yesterday and then took care of printing papers and driving them down to the office. So the process is complete from my end and now the wait begins. Meanwhile, the search continues. Today, however, I drove around town and while I did not get some things I wanted to do done, I did get a sense of the potential traffic experience if I get the new job. Just think, I could have been Ubering. I searched for buffet restaurants on the east side of town and found none so I eventually rode back to the west side of town and splurged on the Crazy Buffet. Shrimp in all shapes and sizes. After dinner I drove back to the east side to play cards at Curly's place. It was the usual oddness, but mostly fun. I had a few chips and salsa but did not eat the hot dogs and beans. Arriving home, the bowels were released as usual and here we are, summing up the day. All the fun of the fair. :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Busy Monday

Slept well-ish, better than most nights. Woke with time to spare to be ready for the interview and that went very well. Many signs point to an offer, but it'll likely take a couple or few weeks as it is a state position. I spent the rest of the day following up on requirements like a drug test, fingerprint screening, switching my auto insurance to business use, and getting documents proving I did that and a few other things. I relaxed a bit before the late game and am just returning from softball. Long busy day, two carrots. That is I ate two carrots. Life is good. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Softball Week ?

Another Sunday, another softball game. Two, in fact, and we won both. Today was a fun day in the sun watching a few games and playing two close ones. I watched most of Jackson's game and got to say hi to her for a quick minute after her game. She doesn't hang around to watch my games anymore which is sad but I understand, like is her and her girlfriend and their animals. I didn't go out afterwards to save money, not be tempted to consume calories, and rest. I woke about 4am and I'm tired. A much fun day. :)

Hope your days was fun too :)

Long Sleep, Sorta

Fell asleep early last night and while I woke three or four times, I slept most of 9 or ten hours. The body has some aches after yesterday's 5K (brisk walk with a little jog) and then walking around with Jane afterward. Watched TV once I got back here, then fell asleep. Waking now, the abdominal bloat is evident, weird and concerning given I am not eating a lot. Hopefully I will have a job and health insurance before the body ends up in the hospital.

So how was your night? :)

LOL, narf :)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Computer Time

Spending time at the computer is often wonderful even when it may be wasteful on other levels. Today I was alternately wandering Facebook and sending out resumes and job applications. I received a call for an interview for Friday morning for a state investigator job. I skipped eating again. Then playing cards and ignoring the grilled hot dogs or whatever else was there. Did not even open my salad or carrots while I was there, but ate the veggie tray when I got home. A yogurt and some raw potato starch finished the meal. That was about 30 hours ago. The computer occupied the time I was not sleeping since then and I may have slept about ten hours in two segments. I seem to be up for the rest of today and hope to get to the boxes because sorting and repacking is essential. Choosing a storage place and putting everything in storage is the next big move (literally and figuratively). For a little while though, I shall babble.

What are you doing with your time?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Because Whatever

That is why I stop coming here from time to time, because whatever. I trust the dirt, drama, and details will expound on that if time permits or I feel like it. Meanwhile, another day passes. Mostly Facebook overnight, though more resumes went out as well. Writing to J in email more, writing here less. You might have noticed that last thing, aye? Fell asleep around noon, woke around 5:30 and showered and headed to Curly's for cards. Played a game of hearts and then a game of spades.Light conversation. Light fun. Drove home. Washing Towels (again). And here we are.

So what else is new?

Monday, October 10, 2016

I'll Just Stick This Here

I am beginning to wonder if most people, if not all people suffer (and it is suffering) from computer crashing. Suddenly, in the middle of your work, you find a blue screen telling you that Microsoft is collecting data from your computer and you can restart when it is done. Lately, that freezes and an hour later the percentage of completion is still 0% so I force shutdown with the power button and that's created hard disk errors and loss of data, work, time, patience, and opportunity.

That's life, trying to make the computer work.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


This is the brief daily blog. This is the dirt, drama, and details. This is today's entry that matches the date on this entry (though that doesn't mean it follows or has any other relation or reference to this one or any other that might have been written today or anytime). So please, let's be brief and stick to the daily report on life as it is lived here. M'ok? :)

Yes ma'am.

The last time I ate was about 32 hours ago. I feel no hunger, which is a very good thing I will explain some other day in the appropriate blog (so far, so good, aye?). I am also sleeping very little. I finally fell asleep at about 4pm yesterday after sending our resumes all day then going to play cards then watching a couple of TV shows then not being able to sleep, I took a long walk and then showered and that woke me so I did some writing and then went to Fedex to print some things and then went to the exam for a job and then did some more job searching and as I said, finally fell asleep about 4pm. I woke about 9pm and have been searching for roommates since, sending out almost a hundred messages to strangers asking if they want to share living space with me. What a strange world we live in (what's this commentary doing in the brief daily?... oh, ooops). I texted with Jackson as usual (we talk through text every day and rarely hear each others voices anymore, speaking of strange worlds), spoke with Harpo (old school, he still uses a land line) for an hour or so during the roommate search, paused to find my phone back up batteries and brought water in from the car during the call, then wrote some more. That brings us here.

Well, I almost kept the rambling commentary out. Do I pass? :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Day Shift

I just continue as if the body and mind require no sleep. If I sit around too much, though, I sink into a desperate malaise of hopelessness and despair. Yet with some exercise I awake from that delusion to find renewed energy and hope blooms from the darkness and rainbows shine through my years. Yeah, so that's what I did today. I searched for jobs online, sent resumes, filled out applications, took tests, emailed, and burned the energy until I sunk into a funk, but with a little help from my friends I pulled myself out and headed to Curly's for cards with healthy food and ate the healthy food (and two small pieces of pizza) and came home and watched a couple of TV shows online and then dropped into desperation as I was not sleepy yet had a job exam in the morning so I texted jackson (poor jackson) and then headed out for a brisk walk for 40-odd minutes (who's odd) and then showered and returned here and wrote two letters and found hope and energy and here we are. Job test in a few hours. What time is it?

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Night Shift

Lately I've been falling asleep after sunrise and waking in the late afternoon. I am most comfortable writing and being awake in the dark quiet of the night, always have been. The energy is healthier when most of the nearby world is asleep. So today was the same. After waking I watched some more George Carlin, then showered and headed out to a party for Alice at Harpo's. I saw some old friends and a few new friends who didn't even know Alice and it turned out to not be a party for her at all. She wasn't even mentioned until the last four people were playing cards well after midnight. Alas, people.

I ate way more calories than usual, though it could have been much worse. A dozen large cheese ravioli's with a little tomato sauce, not cheese toppings. Some of a peas, onions, chicken casserole. About two dozen mushrooms. A large piece of chocolate cake, first cake I've had in at least a month. Just water to drink. Home now, I am not sleepy but have a long day of softball staring in four hours.

So what's new? :)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sleeping, Mostly

By mid-afternoon I can report that I fell asleep while watching George Carlin this morning and woke several times when texts came through. jackson, Excel, Curly, and a call from Harpo (he still doesn't use a cell phone). More texts than usual. I woke and in a few hours will head to Harpo's for dinner and a game party meant to celebrate Alice's life. I am watching more George Carlin while typing and waking up.

That's life here, how about yours?