Friday, August 31, 2012

far far away now

I hate video editing software.  Particularly when I just want to do some simple splicing, but the crap software I'm using is ridiculously too pretentious to make it easy for a new user.  I spent four hours trying to figure it out, and I'm practically still at square one.  Anyways, I'll worry about it later.  On to something completely different.

Self assessment has never been a big strength of mine.  I'm often finding out things about myself through the observations of others.  Now I'm very grateful for all these people whom I know that bring these things to my attention, however, I find it extremely frustrating that I can't recognize those same things on my own sometimes.  For example, I'll be hanging with fiends and they'll make an observation (sometimes even a casual one) about me, I'll then instantly deny it because I've never thought about it before, only to find out only minutes later that, after some reflection they are completely right!  I just hate those moments, because it makes me feel like either the ultimate hypocrite, or just insanely ignorant of my own self, or both.  It probably shouldn't bother me that much, but it just does.  I've gotten better at dealing with it over the years, but it will never cease to be incredibly frustrating to me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm official

Finally, I'm A+ certified.  I still don't know why I had to take two tests, or why they cost nearly $200 each.  I'm just glad I got a nice high score and that I'll be reimbursed for my ridiculous testing fees. 

The test itself wasn't too bad, but I had worked myself up into such a frenzy of nervousness, that I could tell that would be my primary challenge, rather than the test.  I swear, when I saw my score I nearly passed out because of the immense relief.  I have never, and possibly will never be so nervous for a test ever again.

Now I just gotta go out of my way to get me un uh dem fhancee shirts like dis:
So, yeah.  I'll finally have the peace of mind and free time to post more regularly.  Hooray for everybody! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Once again, I neglect the throngs of anons across the internet and haven't written in some time.  And once again I give the excuse that I've been busy!  I should be less busy after today, so hopefully that will mean that I can finally get around to the full fifteen minutes it takes to make a full post on here.  Till then, ta ta for now.

Monday, August 20, 2012

getting there

So, over the weekend I was able to go to the theater to go see the movie Moonrise Kingdom.  Dang good stuff.  I really wanted to see this movie for while, but for some odd reason, it took some serious convincing from some of my friends for a good amount of time, before going to see it in the only theater in town willing to play it.  Not that I dislike the theater, I just don't like going downtown too often.  Anyways, it was quite worth it.  Dare I say it was possibly the most fun I've had watching a movie all year.  In all honesty, when have you seen a movie that had Bill Murray in it, which ended up being bad?  So there, it is that good, and I'll definitely be owning this one in the future.

I do plan on eventually posting all my pics and musings about the Star Trek convention in Vegas, but I know that's gonna be one heck of a long post, so it'll obviously take me a while to shed my laziness to do that one in the way it deserves to be done.  

Thursday, August 16, 2012

more conversations from work and elswhyr*

So since I don't have a whole lot of time to write at the moment, I'll simply share with you a couple retarded quips I made.  Today, one of my coworkers, who loves to view me as a therapy 'pet-project' or something, was giving me another pep- talk.  He said, "You need to be more confident and just let it out more"
"I'm pretty sure people get arrested for that"
"Yeah, people do that and they get comments like: dude, put that thing away, there's like children here!"

Another thing that seemed to come up with a lot of people this week, was why I don't have a girlfriend.  I simply told them, "Look, a big part of the problem is that there are only two types of women who are attracted to me.  Either they're licking the windows of the short bus, or were prematurely released from Arkham Asylum."

*yeah, that's not spelled incorrectly, it's another refrence.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

yes! I'm alive!

So, yeah.  I've been away, and since I got back, I've also been quite busy.  I promise I'll get back to writing soon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

throw the book at 'em

So when I was in class last week, I was glad to have a very competent teacher.  At the beginning of the class, hen ensured we all got our insanely large textbooks.
Yeah, these suckers are big.  That's when he told us to trow 'em out.... and he was right.  These books go into detail about all sorts of things that, although possibly practical, are not necessary at all to know for the exam.  So when it comes to study guides, I'll stick to the CBT Nuggets videos.

So, as for my week in general, not much is happening.  Gave away my free movie tickets, got a friend a good birthday present, and realized I'm idiot for not going to Lagoon on Friday.  One thing that made my week even better though, was re-discovering the true jewel of the desert:
Man, I'm just the sort that will never find this unfunny.  I remember finding this joint in a secluded section of downtown, and not being able to find it again.  That is, until Friday.   So, when life gives you lemons, give 'em to The Love Machine Co.  Aaaawwwwww yeeeeeeaaaaah.

Monday, August 6, 2012

One ping and one ping only

I had a very interesting experience today.  Okay, not really interesting, but I was given another one of those 'life lesson' moments, because I never seem to learn the first time, the fiftieth time, or the hundredth time.  What happened, you ask?  I took a rather attractive looking-acquaintance out in order to get to know her a bit better.

What was my lesson?  Well, the same one that never seems to sink into my thick skull: never judge a book by it's cover.  Jeez!  Okay, I shouldn't make this sound overly dramatic, but boy was I a moron.  I met this girl, she seemed really shy and/or reserved at first, only to find out later that once I have one moment alone with the woman, she ends up being this manipulative, mean spirited, drama-hungry, booze-hounding, completely irresponsible trollop!

Alright, I also really need to work on being less judgmental, but the point being here, is that this was a serious shocker, considering all the other interactions I had with her were of a VERY different tone than the one I saw now.  Holy hellacious hussy batman!

So, my horrible judgmental self aside, she is still a pretty fun person, and I can see having a friend like her being really good for my humor (or at least supplying good stories).  The notion of taking her on another proper date, though?   A snowball's chance in hell.  Maybe this is God's way of telling me I need to date women that look more like Susan Boyle (also totally worth it if they can sing like that).

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wiki news

I was on a break from class when I swear I saw this on wikipedia's "Did you know?" section:

Did you know? ...that Esther Armah and her family were placed under house arrest during the 1966 Ghana military coup while her father Kwesi Armah was on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan?

I'm too nerdy for my own good.