Wednesday, December 29, 2010

To get or not to get?

     Heynow! It's 8:47AM and I'm at work. Looks like it'll be an all day work blog. Anyway, I've decided that I'm going to start Twitter on New Years Day. I've had the idea of unveiling it on a new year. Starting new, starting something new to me anyway. Twitter is not new but I have an idea of what it is. It's basically just your Facebook status and you can basically see what all people are doing at that time. I'm setting a goal that I'll post at least on thing a day for a whole year on Twitter. That's probably not much but I don't post everything on Facebook and I don't post one thing on there everyday. If I hear, see, or write a joke I'll post it to be funny. Twitter is telling people what you're doing, if anyone really cares. I don't think any of my family has Twitter so I think I can be a little bit more truthful about things and I can curse. On Facebook, my family and other church people are on there and I have a reputation of being nice or not cursing. Hopefully some good things will come of it.
     Last night I transfered the last of the drawings to canvases and now in the process of painting. I might paint a simple on tonight and then do something else. Last night I did feel productive. I cleaned my kitchen then transfered drawings. After that I played with my helicopter, played Donkey Kong Country on the Wii (I bought it in the Wii Virtual store) and worked on the computer. I was thinking about recording the ukulele song too but didn't have enough time. Bed time was approaching and I had to get some sleep for today. Yesterday at work was a day that I was avoiding work. I just wanted to goof around. I did do some work but it felt like a day that I didn't want to do anything and it worked. Today I have to catch up a bit. A few minutes ago, I remembered that I was going to plan out the plot for the mountain skyline wallpaper. Since it takes a lot of time and keeps crashing I've decided to not do it. Besides the picture is too pixelated to see it with good clarity. I don't know, I'll try and figure something out to make it easier. I measured the wall and it's 11'-7" wide X 7'-0" high. I might make it half the wall or have a window frame around the picture so it looks like its a window and you're looking out of it. That sounds cool, right? I think I'll do that. It's still the great view and it's some form of art since I inserted a window frame. I think I'll measure my windows and get the right fit so it'll match my windows. In the meantime, I'll find me some good window frames on Google and Yahoo image search.
     On the picture subject, I was grocery shopping at Wal-Mart after work yesterday and I stopped by the camera section and found that the camera I was thinking about getting is $109 instead of $129. I have some saved up money (Christmas money) and I think I'm going to get it. I do have to get a SD card too. I can't remember how much they are....let me check. Oh, an 8 GB SDHC card is about $20, not bad. Maybe the camera will come with one, like a 4 GB or 2 GB. Dang it, the camera I was thinking of doesn't shoot video in HD. There's a camera that's $50 more but it says that the Middlesboro Wal-Mart is out of stock. I like Canon camera's but there's one Sony camera that's ten dollars less and in stock. I'll check out some reviews on it. So far, the reviews are good. "A great point and shot camera as well as 720p video quality." That's good for me, I'll probably buy it after I pay my rent, pay my bills, and have some extra cash which might be next week. I'm off to lunch now.
     I'm back from lunch. I'm still looking for window frames. Now I remembered that there are bay windows, the ones that have a 3D look to them. I found a good one. I'm going to go home later and measure it. I might save the image on a flash drive and edit it at home then plot it out when I'm ready. Oh, my flash drive is in my truck. I'll just use Photobucket. Ah hell, I'll just get up and get it. Well, I got it and I probably don't need it now. I edited the pictures already. Now I gotta chop it in half and make it into two pictures. Okay now I chopped it up and it's going to be a total 6' wide x 4' high bay / bow window. It's 4:10PM now and I'm about to wrap things up. Hopefully my boss will leave in a few minutes and I'll plot out the "Window Mountain" picture. It's now 4:29PM and I just now started plotting. This may take awhile. Two 72" x 24" sheets of paper with the best quality on type image. I'm going to guess that I'll get out of here about fifteen minutes after five o'clock. I should have done this another day. The first page is about 60% done and it's 5:11PM. I'll be lucky if I get out of here at 6:20PM. I'll just watch some YouTube. My life is exciting, later.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Classy Christmas with Bad Sweaters

     Heynow. It's a few days after Christmas and here's what I got: Underwear, Remote Control Helicopter, Art Supplies (Paint, Paint Brushes & more Paint), Bed Sheets, Body Wash w/ Body Spray, $100, and some more tools. It's Monday and I had work today but I didn't go. I have a few days to spend (with pay) before the year is over. Plus it snowed a bit last night. It's now melted and the roads are clear. I have done nothing today. Well nothing very productive. I've gotten better at my helicopter skills and have watched most of my DVR'ed stuff. I'm listening to Abbey Road on vinyl at the moment.
     As you can see from the photos above I spent some of my Christmas festivities at the Jones' house. On Christmas Eve, they were having a "Worst Sweater Contest" in which no one really won, we just laughed at the situation and all the sweaters. The girls [Mollie (the one on the right), Megan, Kara, & (Sis-in-Law) Ashley] took a lot of photos and these are just a few. Thanks to Mom, me and Casey had the "Best Worst" sweaters. I'm not sure if we returned the sweaters but Casey knows where there at if mom wants them back. Earlier that night, we (the Smith's) had Christmas on the Eve since Sean, Kristin, and Kailyn were making their own memories in Frankfort. They came in and we all had dinner and opened presents. When Kailyn saw my remote control helicopter, she wanted to play and I let her. After awhile she got the hang of it. She was better than me since I've never flown one before. Then it was time for them to leave, Casey and Ashley headed to the Jones'. I was invited so I went. Woah, I Quentin Tarantino'ed that story. Later that night we played board games while it snowed hard outside. I rode with Casey & Ashley to their house (because they had a 4X4 vehicle) and spent the night there. I woke up with Casey in his chair watching TV then watching "A Christmas Story". At 2 o'clock we were going to head back to the Jones' for Christmas. After they opened their presents, I left in my truck to go back to my parents house to eat. They weren't doing anything so I just hung out with them for the day. That night it started snowing again so I couldn't go back to my apartment. I spent the night there and woke up with everyone up. Dad was outside shoveling some snow and mom watching TV. Mom made breakfast and later that day, I helped Dad clear the hill so I could go home. Once I got off the hill, the roads were alright. I had to get some gas so I stopped in and got something to drink and some chips in Pineville, KY. It's now 11:07PM and I probably need to get to bed soon. I haven't changed out of my pajama's today, that's some sort of goal and some sort of shame in that. Oh well, my life is exciting, later.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Outdoor Wallpaper!

     Heynow. I'm doing this blog a little early than usual, I guess I'm bored now than later in the day. It's 8:35AM on Thursday (Christmas Eve Eve), I'm off tomorrow plus it's pay day, WOOHOO!" Last night I didn't really do anything besides play Punch Out and won a match against Soda Popinski. Next is Bald Bull, I might do that tonight. Today is going slow today, it's now 10:09AM and my boss already gave me my check without me giving him my time sheet. I need to get a haircut today. I'll probably do that after work, if I can remember to do it. Hopefully, my boss will leave early since no one has called this week.
     I had this idea to use the work plotter (basically a large printer) to make wallpaper for my room. I know, it's basically stealing but I've done a lot of "off the project stuff" for my boss like drawing out his grandson's house for no charge. So I thought about getting a large picture off here and plotting them off in sections and then putting them in order on a bed room wall. That would be cool. I like the views of mountains and partly cloudy blue skies with green grass and trees, so I found a few that I really like. I'm not sure if I should do it or not. Actually I should probably decide on which wall I need to do it on and measure it to get the whole wall. Okay, I've got the wall (in my mind that I wanna do) and it's the living room wall that is on the opposite of the front door so when you enter, there it is.
     It's now 1:47PM and the day seems to be getting a little bit faster. Dang, it's 2:20PM now. Time flies when your reading this. My boss hasn't came back from lunch yet. I hope he just gets his present here (That I wrapped for him) and goes home early. Come on already! It's now 3:12PM and my boss hasn't come in yet. My boss finally came in at 3:49PM. Ugh, just go already! I need to get a haircut and I don't know when they close; it might be 5 o'clock. 4:20PM, weed time and I'm still at work because my boss is still here (I don't smoke weed). OKAY! It's now 4:38PM and I'm outta here! Later

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

That's it?!

Heynow party people. Anywho, I'm at work BIG SURPRISE! No really, it's surprising o_o. It's 1:33PM and I've had work to and it's been 50% work and 50% procrastinating. While on my lunch break I don't know why but it felt like Christmas time and it is. It's Dec. 22. I have moments that I feel like it's Christmas and there's this mood everyone shows. It's nice, caring, friendly and humbling. But then I had to come back to work, lol. Anyway, this morning I just did not want to come in I was so sleepy. I felt like calling in and going back to bed to fall asleep within five seconds. Yet I didn't, I got up showered and get dressed for success ;). Well, last night I transfered my drawings on to canvases and played a round on Punch Out and won. Other than that, I can't really remember anything else. What are my plans tonight? Hmm....I need to record my song and video myself doing it to make a YouTube video, transfer some more drawings and paint them, play some more Punch Out, or watch some of my DVR'd TV shows. I'll probably do what I did yesterday. QUITE EXCITING, not. Well, it's now 4:32PM and my boss hasn't left yet and I'm about to wrap everything up here, so I guess that's it for today. Sorry for not having a story to tell whether it was boring or not. My life is exciting, later everybody.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Music (To Me) & Video Game Update

     Heynow. I'm at work once again and yesterday (just to feel you in on the holiday break days) my boss said to take off Friday. He said something else but I couldn't hear him because my music was a bit too loud (I was wearing earphones). I might still take Thursday off, I don't know. I downloaded some new music (to me) and the bands name is "Iron & Wine". I've never heard there music but I've heard a few friends saying it was good and the other thing I know is that they're / he's Indie. I downloaded three album's "Around the Well", "Our Endless Numbered Days", & "The Shepperd's Dog". I'm burning them on disc's now. A total of four disc's for the car ride home. Which one should I listen to first? If you know the band and their songs, what's your favorite song?
      Anywho, after work I went home and found that my truck third door handle came in. I opened it up and replaced it. Easier said then done. I looked at the parts and when I first put it on, it was too "loose". By the fourth try I was working but I had to open the door twice to really open it. By the fifth try I finally got it it work they way I wanted it to. Open up the first try. I just had to tighten the two parts that were holding it together. After that I played Punch Out! This time it was Don Flamenco. After about an hour of playing practice, I beat him in a real match the first time. Next up is Aran Ryan - Title Defense. I looked on YouTube and apparently you can KO him in round one which is unheard of if you know what I'm talking about. Around this time, It's even tough to get a TKO in Round 3. So I watched it and of course it's about getting a star and getting the right moment. After the game, I fixed some dinner and then did some work on the computer. When it was bedtime, I was still wide awake. I'm very nervous when it comes down to my sleep. I love sleep and I need my sleep.
     I watch a lot of YouTube and one of my subscribers is Charles Trippy (CTFxC) and he left a message on Facebook saying he's doing a live show while driving and I'm watching / talking to him. It's pretty entertaining for awhile. He has to drive a long time so I'm keeping him company along with a thousand other people. He has to drive 5 hours one way and back so that's 10 hours of driving. That's gotta such. It's on BlogTV so I might have to sign up and do a live show of myself. That might be cool but who would watch me? If I could do it while driving, I would. I'd play games with you, and we could talk or something. It might be as bad as texting but you can see me and I can talk to you. Okay, I signed up already. It's 3:00PM and I'm done blogging now. My life is boring, later.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tea Drinkin Boxer

     Heynow. Ah, I'm at work and it's 1:05PM. This weekend was pretty fun. Friday night I was editing a video for the "Project for Awesome" on YouTube. Here's my entry: Project for Awesome Video. Anyway, Friday night my sis-in-law, Ashley called me up asking if I wanted to hang out with my brother Casey, her and her cousin Mollie. I said sure but I had to make sure that my video was posted on YouTube. It took awhile but it worked and I got a lot of comments and one from the founders of the project, John of the "vlogbrothers". Anyway, Friday night I drove up to hang out and we played Clue and Mad Gab. Went to bed late and woke up at around 1 o'clock along with everybody else. About an hour later I went to mom and dad's to hang out with them. While over there I ate lunch, watched some TV and mom told me that I have a remote control helicopter for a present and I played with it for a few minutes. Around the time I was about to leave and head back to my brothers house, Dave texted me and wanted to hang out. So I met up with him and we went to Corbin and hung out while Christmas shopping. I got a universal gift that's hilarious, an electric kettle, and some more canvases. After we hung out, I went back to my brothers house were Ashley's parents were making dinner. We all played Mad Gab and then watched the ending to the movie Knocked Up, that's when I left. I got home at about 11:30PM and after a few hours, went to my own comfy bed. The next day, Sunday (yesterday), I woke up at around 11:00AM and made cinnamon rolls that I bought. They were oh so good along with my freshly brewed tea. I later was on the computer editing some sound clips to put in my iTunes, while listening to the Titans game on my TV (Titans won Woohoo!). Then later I cleaned my kitchen and did laundry. While editing sound clips, I came across a soundtrack from the Punch Out video game on Wii and NES. It got me into the mood to play it again. I haven't completely finished it so I had to train to fight the Great Tiger Title Bout. I played for about an hour and a half with a dinner break and I beat the Great Tiger in one fight. Next is Don Flamenco, I'll probably play some when I get off work because it's getting me into the mood. It's now 3:28PM and I'm ready to head home. Today I've been thinking if I get any days off for holidays. I have holiday days left (I think 2) and vacation (1) and sick day (1) a total of four days. But I'm thinking, what days is Mr. Adam's taking off? Thursday and Friday? Just Friday? Maybe starting Wednesday. I don't know. Maybe he'll be here Friday, Christmas Eve. I'm not sure how to use up my days. I'll check now, on how many days I have left. I have three holiday days and one sick day. I had to use a vacation day because of the ice on Thursday. So I have a total of four days to spend before the year is over. I'm thinking Thursday(23rd), Friday( 24th), then the 30th and 31st. I'll make sure to let him know if I do, do it. It'll be a two week three day work weeks. That'll be cool. My buddy Dave has this week off for Christmas break from work and he's done with this semester for college so we'll hang out more this week. Okay, that's all for me. My life is exciting, later.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Slippery when Icy

     Heynow. It's 11:00PM and this is a late blog. I had another "snow day" but really it's an "ice day". I woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head (haha get it?), took a shower, got dressed, ate some breakfast and then walked outside. When I got a few steps on my sidewalk, I almost slipped and fell on my ass but with my cat like reflexes I managed to stay on my feet. When I stabilized I thought to myself "Crap", then I looked at my truck which was covered in ice and thought "Shit!". I managed to get my door open with out frozen incident. Started the truck and got my ice scrapper. Most of the ice was easy to remove because it was formed into one piece. When my vehicular device was warmed up and ready I started to slowly exit my apartment complex. My first obstacle was the slope going up hill to exit. I have to make a left turn to go up hill, I made my turn slowly and tried to go slow. Of course it was icy so I spun out a little. I changed gears and put it in reverse so I could have another go at it with faster speed, that didn't work. After that, I gave up and made my way back to my parking spot and called my boss and told him my situation and story. After that call I was on the computer for a few minutes trying to decide if I should go back to bed and sleep some more or stay up and do something. I came to the result of going back to bed. At around 10:40AM my mom called and woke me up. I talked to her for a few minutes and told her my story with the icy roads. After the call I fell back asleep. I woke up again at around 12:30PM and was going to get up but fell back asleep again. I finally got up at around 2:30PM and watched some TV and made me some late lunch /early dinner of corn dogs. I haven't had corn dogs in a long time and when I saw them when grocery shopping I thought "Why not". They were okay. The rest of the day was computer YouTube video watching and Facebookin'. Late this even I forgot that I needed to record a song and video myself doing it. Fail for the day. Lately on days like these, I just do not do anything. I need to do stuff. I've got paintings to be done and recording / videoing to be recorded / videoed. Which reminds me, I need to buy some more canvases. I always need more canvases! This time a friend of mine wants two black and white paintings that I already have done and sold. So it'll be a little bit easier than from scratch. And my friend is a way better artist than I am which I think is weird. Just do it yourself, it'll be way better. Other than that stuff, you're good to go. My life is exciting, later yo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Repairing Truck Parts

     Heynow. It's 11:02AM and I am really tired and hungry. Tonight the weather will be really bad. From snow to sleet to freezing rain. So tomorrow, I might not be at work, on pay day. That would really suck. Should I give my boss my time sheet? My eyes are heavy and I just want to sleep in my chair but I want to eat some lunch too. I packed a PB&J sandwich, two bags of baked chips, and two granola bars. Yesterday, I did go grocery shopping and got some food. I broke my third door handle (because of the frozen door situation) so I'm going to look online and find the part to replace it. I found the part and it's only $12.69. It's now 12:02PM and just finished lunch and I'm still hungry. Really, I have one meal a day and it's lunch. Example: Yesterday all I had for dinner was a small mac n cheese bowl and I barely finished that. I usual have no breakfast, I have a good lunch and then for dinner I don't eat much. I've got some weird eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Last night I was wide awake at 11:45PM walking around my apartment and playing the ukulele. When I saw the clock I changed into my bed clothes and went to bed. I was wired that night and couldn't sleep. I think I'll turn in my time sheet and see if I can cash in my check to pay my truck payment, it's due tomorrow.  Anyway, I bought the door handle part so I'll be fixing that when I get it. I'll probably get my dad to help and to assist me. Ugh. It's boring here. Nothing exciting at all happening. Last night I did enter a "Google TV" YouTube video entry but my video is not in their video gallery section on their page. What does that mean? Is mine not selected? Is my video violating the rules? Is mine got going through? Or is it simply that my video is not right? I don't know. I might make another video for them. I've seen the videos on the gallery and it's just people saying that they want one. They're not saying what they like about it, which is what the video is supposed to be about. I don't know, it seems that I'm saying it's not fair and I don't want to be that person. I'll make another video. Okay, that's it for me today. My life is exciting, later.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sliding into Work

     Heynow. I'm at work today. The roads are still icy and snowy. It took me about thirty minutes to clean off my truck from the ice and snow. My door was frozen shut and my ice scraper was in my truck. I sprung into action and found a putty knife to scrap off the ice to open the door. I was successful! Opened my door and started the truck and put the heat on full blast. As I scrapped away the ice I was worrying that I was waking up my neighbors. When I was finished I put back the putty knife and started to drive out of the apartment complex. When coming to the stop sign at the end of McVey Road, I slowly stopped and could not stop! I looked both ways to make sure I wasn't going to hit someone. Thank goodness no one was there, I had to make a 60 degree left turn and was sliding uncontrollably for a few seconds. Another thank goodness that I have some driving skills. After sliding for about fifteen seconds, I leveled out and was driving fine to the stop sign going onto 25E North. The main roads are fine. The road getting into work is not so fine. It was untouched so about two inches of snow was in the alley. Yesterday my plan was to go grocery shopping (I didn't do it) so today after work I'll go shopping. I'm running low on supplies.
     Late night the Paul McCartney concert was on at 8:15PM and before that I cleaned my kitchen. I cleaned out my fridge, cleaned out my dish washer, cleaned other dishes, cleaned counters, cleaned the oven, and hung some kitchen pictures that I didn't know I had. It looks really nice. While listening to the concert, Paul played "Dance Tonight" on a mandolin. I picked up my ukulele and started paying by ear. By the end of the song I knew the chords and timing in the song. Later that night I downloaded the album which the song was originally from. Remembering the year it came out (2007 Memory Almost Full), listening to some of the songs played on Sirius. I previously downloaded a few songs and burned them to disc but then had to erase my library of music. Anyway, listening to the concert was awesome and I learned a new song on ukulele! Other than that stuff I'm all out of boring stories. My life is exciting, later.

Monday, December 13, 2010


     Heynow. I have taken a snow day, so if you guessed that I would, you win! Congratulations. When I woke up I looked out the window and I could see ice on all of apartment complex roads. It's 2:51PM and most of the stuff on the roads have melted. I went back to bed and I called in and my boss was understandable about the snow. I went back to sleep and went I woke up again I looked at my right hand middle knuckle and it was scrapped and cut up. Even though it was dark I could see a huge darker spot on my hand. Apparently I scrapped my knuckle when I was asleep. I have no idea how I did it. So a freaked out and checked the bed to see if I could see if the sheets were bloody, they weren't. Then I went to the bathroom and put a band aid on. It's been a lazy day, I haven't recorded anything yet. I think after a while I'll goto Middlesboro and go grocery shopping, since the roads have cleared up well. That's my plan for today. Now I'm hungry and I'm going to make some mac n cheese. My life is exciting, later.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Will I have a Snow Day?

     Heynow. It's 9:39PM and I'm at my apartment. It's been lightly snowing all day and tonight it will only get worse. I'll try and go to work tomorrow but it's not likely that I will. I was not productive at all yesterday. I did download Adobe Audition (a recording software) but I haven't really tested it out. I need to record a song and I'm going to try out that software. Today I woke up, fixed oatmeal and biscuits (which was super awesome), then watched some football. After a while I did my laundry and this evening I painted my George Harrison painting:
     Painted in George's favorite color, Purple. Sorry, it's not for sale. I'm keeping it for myself to hang in my living room. I'm planning, if I don't go into work tomorrow, I'll record my song. I'll film it too and make a video to put on my YouTube channel: Subscribe! ;)
     My right foot toes were really itchy so I changed into my pajama's. Well, a white t-shirt and sweatpants. It's now 10:10PM and I kinda wanna go to bed now. It's early and I'm not really sleepy but I don't have anything to do besides this. I'm just sitting here listening to my iTunes. "Heaven's Dead" by Audioslave is playing now.  *Yawn* I guess this'll be a short blog. Goodnight my sweet princes and princesses. My life is exciting, later.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Next Day Karma Starter

     Heynow. It's guess it's karma, I've not having a good morning. When I woke up a few minutes before my alarm, I thought "It's Saturday" meaning I could sleep late. Nope, it's Friday. When I got up to goto the bathroom and do my routine I had a "morning wood" situation. So I went number one sitting down and when I got up I pee'd between the seat and toilet so it ended on the floor. Ugh, not a great way to get up in the morning but after a while it'll be funny. That's way I don't really care about saying it on here, piss happens. After that I took a shower, got dressed and drove to work. That's were I am now. 8:44AM and my boss hasn't come in yet. I hope he comes in for a few minutes and then leaves for the day. I love Fridays like that. He'll come in like usual and then at lunch I'll leave for the day. Then I'll skip out a few minutes later, get my lunch and eat it at home. I've got a feeling that it'll be one of those kinda Fridays.
     Now 10:49AM and that feeling of my boss leaving early has somehow vanished. Even though there has been no calls of business coming in or going out I think my boss will be here most of the day. Oh well, I don't have that much work to do so I'm listening to music, watching some video's, but when I hear him coming my way I switch back to work stuff and continue what I was doing. Maybe he'll stay for no reason other than because yesterday was great for me. Another karma day that I haven't had in a while. It's keeps me grounded, I think.
     On to a different topic, I've been playing the ukulele a lot more this past couple days. Like if I wanted to play something, the ukulele would be picked up first. I need to learn some new song on it to make myself better at it. I think it's an underrated instrument. I did learn to play "Cry Baby Cry" by the Beatles on piano the other day. I need to start playing other songs besides the Beatles. The other day I was playing guitar and all the songs I played were Beatles songs, I later realized that I need to look up some new music. I listened to Fistful of Mercy's album when I was driving home yesterday. One song I really like is "Father's Son". All the others are okay but not really catchy but I've only heard the album one and half times. There are a couple songs that are repetitive, saying the same one or two lines over and over, which I don't think is good. I popped in the Muse album this morning and It's okay too. I haven't finished it but the songs are good. Alternative Rock meets Classical with a little Techno sounds. Fistful of Mercy sounded like Crosby, Stills, & Nash with Alternative Rock and Folk. I like'em both is what matters. I'm trying to expand my musical vocabulary with new music styles.
     It's 11:45AM and I went to bathroom and on the way to see if my boss was sleeping, he was. Going to the bathroom usually wakes him up. I didn't check on my way back to see if you was up. The phone rang, it was a recording telemarketer, he's probably up now but I still don't hear anything moving in there. Once you've been working somewhere for a while, you pick up on sounds that indicate something. When I hear the combination of the squeak in my bosses chair when he gets up and the closing of his briefcase, I know that he's leaving for the day. I got up to blow my nose and my boss came in to ask how was on the phone. I told him it was a telemarketer and now in the bathroom. Sometimes that's a sign that he's leaving. But is it for lunch or for the day. Time will shortly tell. Also him having a late lunch means he's waiting on someone (probably girlfriend) to get here so he can goto lunch, then go. Dang, he came and said "I'm going to lunch then I'm going to stop by the bank (that we're constructing), I'll be back".
     I want to lunch as well and now I'm back. Listening to Bubba the Love Sponge while in my truck eating my lunch. He's the new wave redneck version of Howard Stern. Since I've pretty much have done all of my Christmas shopping (After work I got some stuff for other family members), I thought about getting something for myself. After I do some math I'll wonder what I'll get. I was looking up camera's that also take good HD 720p video and I think I've settled on a good camera. It's a Canon Power Shot SD1400 IS. I like looking up products to get or give. Compare prices and to see what all functions it can do. I'll be saving up a little for this splurge. With that camera I can shot HD videos for my YouTube channel, take better quality pictures f my paintings, and so on. Anyway, hopefully your day is going great and you'll later read from me. My life is exciting, later.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Gonna Be A Great Day! Money, Re-signing, & New Music!

     HEYNOW! It's 1:59PM but I actually had this blog up and typed but Google Chrome crashed on me and couldn't reload it. Let's see if I can remember what all I had. Okay, as you might know from the last post I am a Howard Stern fan and this morning he has re-signed. Today feels like a good day. Another good part of the day was getting my work check without giving my boss my time sheet. Not only did I get one check, I got another check for my Christmas bonus. At lunch I cashed them and after my lunch I went Christmas shopping and now I'm pretty much done. In my family we do Secret Santa and Chinese Christmas. This years plan was to get a $20 Secret Santa gift (I got Ashley, my sister-in-law) and get a universal $10 Chinese Christmas gift. I'll probably get Kailyn, my niece, something but I need to check with mom on what exactly to get her. The next time I'm at my mom and dad's I'll wrap'em up.
     Another great thing is that I downloaded some new music. Three albums, the first was 2009 "The Resistance" by Muse. I haven't heard it all but so far "Uprising" is a great alternative rock song. The other album was, not so new, "Requiem" by Mozart. I heard almost all of it yesterday and was about to cry because it was so beautiful sounding. In a few brief moments while listening to some classical music I found a better appreciation of music. The third album was this years "As I Call You Down" by Fistful of Mercy. I'm a fan of Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and his other band "Thenewno2" is great too. I haven't heard any of it yet which you might think is weird. I burned the Muse and Fistful of Mercy onto a CD and I like listening to new music in my truck while driving. The reason being is that when I have my iPod, I skip a lot of songs for no reason other than I can but with a CD, your limited and you have to listen to it. If I put the new songs on my iPod, I'll more than likely skip them and go to a song I already know and like. I have the CD's in my track and I'll check of Fistful's album when I drive home today. Okay, in twenty minutes (2:20PM) I think I've covered all I did last time. To make sure I'll just copy & paste this on Office Word in case it crashes again. Now I'll watch my subscribed YouTube videos. Some time has passed and it's now 4:28PM, I've done some work and I'm about ready to head home. Until next time, my life is exciting, later.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Remembering John Lennon

     Heynow, today is the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. It is not a happy day but lets try and make it one. I'm at work right now and it's 9:30AM. I have something to do but the boss is at a dentist appointment so I'm procrastinating. A lot of small changes in the set of drawings I'm doing at the moment. I have about three projects going at the same time. As soon as I'm done with one, another comes in and has changes to be made. Sometimes I wish I had someone to give some work to so I don't have all the pressure and won't get projects mixed up which is very easy to do. It doesn't help when my boss says something like "That one set of drawings". Really?! You can't remember the name of the place we're doing? Most of the times I know what he's talking about because it'll be something that's a slight different than the other projects. Almost everybody on Facebook is doing a numbers game thing. You send someone a random number that represents you and they post whatever they think / feel about you. I haven't played, I've only seen and wondered. It's kinda weird but I guess it would be fun for a while.
     Getting back to the sad anniversary, I remembered yesterday that in a interview with George Harrison while in the Traveling Wilbury's era, George said "If John was alive, he would have joined the Wilbury's in a second" (I'm paraphrasing). What do you think it would be like if John was a Traveling Wilbury? Of course the band would have been even bigger, I mean you've already had: George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynn, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty. Adding John Lennon into the mix would have been EPIC. But that's the way it didn't go. 30 years ago today John Lennon died.
     It's now 11:01AM and my stomach is growling at me. I actually had breakfast this morning too. It wasn't much but I still ate something. There's been a crew outside cleaning up the tree branches from the creek. To get to the limbs, they have a bulldozer to clear a path to the bridge. They're like the Department of Middlesboro, cleaning crew or something. They basically mow the towns grass, put up those snowflake lights on poles, and cleans up the town. I don't hear anything and haven't looked out the window to see them so I guess they're out for lunch at 11:12AM. I'm also guessing that this blog will be a day long blog of randomness. Oh yeah, I made a vlog the other day, here's the link if you wanna see it: Snowing, Spinning, Singing!
     I wonder what I'll get for lunch. I didn't pack my lunch today so I'm going to go out for lunch. What should I get....ummmmm.........Oh yeah, I've been really trying to get so prank phone calls recorded at work but no one has called while my boss is gone so I can really goof on them. I need to stick to a good prank call plan. The phone is wacked out today. My boss says there's something wrong with the long distance. I bet he's trying to call his girlfriend in Lexington. It's now 11:47AM and I'm starving, so weird. I usually take my lunch at 12:15PM so I can get my lunch and listen to Howard Stern replay on the radio. Even though he's a bit mean, it's supposed to be in good fun and humor. Plus he has some great points in common sense when it comes to serious topics. My boss hasn't left for lunch yet. He's probably stuck my the phone in case his girlfriend calls. It's 12:00PM now. I think I'll take my lunch a little early today.
     Okay I've been back from lunch, it was good and now I'm actually working. The phone fiasco is still going on with my bosses home phone provider. He's been on the phone all day. Probably the most productive I've seen him in a while. Crap, on that note, (Hours later) he was looking in a book for me to type up. Why does he always does that? It's 3:55PM and he's about to leave and I have new stuff to do and I'd like to get it done before I leave. When I was typing "before I leave", the phone rang and my boss was called out and he's on his way home to see if he can get his phones fixed. It's now 3:59PM and I have an hour to type out a new specification for a project. The spec. is about 5 pages long. Ugh. F*** it, I'll do it tomorrow. My life is exciting, later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Best Christmas Present Ever

     Heynow. I was looking on a website that I regularly visit (The Art of Manliness) and they are having a contest. "The Ultimate Gift: The Saddle-back Leather Company Holiday Giveaway". A cool saddlebag would be a great gift for my dad. You just have to submit a story of whatever your greatest Christmas gift you have ever received. Here is my entry: "The best present I have ever gotten was when I was 5 years old. I have two older brothers (five years apart from each other) but I was the first one up Christmas morning. I looked near the Christmas tree to see if I could see anything that was obviously mine. I didn't see a bicycle that I was begging my parents to get me. I creeped into my parents room and they were in a deep sleep. When I returned into the living room to see the tree again, there it was. The red glow of the bicycle frame gleamed in my eyes as I quitely screamed to myself while trying not to wake everyone up. It was my first ever bike. It had included training wheels so I took my bike for a ride in the living room and kitchen. After about 20 minutes my middle brother, Casey, awoke to see me riding in the kitchen. Even as a child I saw the joy on his face that was reflecting my own. I leaped off my bike to see what all other presents awaited me. When I entered the living room again my oldest brother, Sean, was up and sitting on the couch. Asking as if he all ready knew "See anything good already?" Of course, with joy I rode my bicycle into the living room for everyone to eventually see. The main reason to have a bike was to ride with my brothers and to go on trails. That Christmas afternoon we all suited up and rode in the backyard even though there was a thin layer of snow on the ground. That was my favorite Christmas present I have ever gotten." I don't think I'll win but reliving that story made me feel like it's really Christmas. Then thinking about what kind of Christmas's my niece Kailyn will have as time flies by.
     Ugh, I need to save all the money I can get to buy some presents for my family. We are just doing a Secret Santa $20 limit (I have Ashley) and a universal gift Yankee Swap (or White Elephant, Nasty Christmas, Hillbilly Christmas, etc.) $10 limit on that. But I'm going to try and get Mom, Dad, and Kailyn something too. I didn't ask last week for my Christmas bonus but I'll more that likely ask for it this week. I like to get my shopping done early and in one trip. Of course, I don't know what do get anyone. I'll ask around this week to get some clues. I on the other hand does have a few ideas on what I want. Just simple stuff like a few different vinyl records or simply money. Maybe I'll do the easy route and get some gift cards.
     I'm at work, and I have somethings to do but I'm procrastinating again. When I woke up this morning, I looked out the window to see how much snow has fallen. When I was all dressed, had breakfast, and fixed my lunch, I started my truck and brushed off the powdery snow off my vehicle. After brushing off the snow, I realized that I don't have any gloves. So that's one more thing that I either need to buy or goto my parents house and get some old ones. More than likely I'll get some old ones.
     Yesterday I got up at around 10:00AM and took a shower. I usually listen to my Sirius Satellite Radio iPod Touch App when in the shower. While showering a contest came on. "Win two tickets to go see Sir Paul McCartney in concert in New York at the Apollo." I've heard that the concert will be on the radio and I wanted to see if I could win. The rules were: "Whenever you hear "Band on the Run" call in AFTER the song plays". I called in for over an hour and a half but got no one to answer or was busy. Oh well, better luck next time. I like contests but I've never won anything so winning something would be awesome. If I had won the tickets I would have either given both of them to my parents or one of them go with me. I guess that's all I have to say right now. My life is exciting, later.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I use words that start with "Some" in front of it all the time. Sorry if that annoys you.

     Heynow. It's been yet another uneventful Saturday. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't post anything on here because nothing really happened but I'm bored. Listening to my iTunes "Pearl Jam - Just Breathe". I need to learn that song, it's a good one. I have some cold earl grey tea to my left on an old wooden stool. The stool I used to play drums on. Now I use it to prop my feet (sometimes) or put my tea on. I do miss playing drums. It's gets all my anger out. Now I have one less outlet for anger. Sometimes that madness turns to sadness and my apartment is my blanket. I did goto Walgreen's to get some allergy medicine that I ran out of. Today was a cold, gray skied, slushy day. Not all that great. I'm thinking about vlogging again but I'd like to get a better camera. I looked up a few cameras and a really good one costs from $160 to $200. So I guess I won't be getting one soon. Using the camera around public places and everyone looking at me somehow makes me not have so much anxiety. It's weird but it sometimes works. I feel like I need to have something human watching me to make me feel human. I still need to get some ideas for the green screen stuff. Something that's never been done is hard to figure out. I'll think of something when I get into the grove of it. Sometimes when I watch something or see something creative, it'll make me think of different ideas. I just focus on one thing like song writing or painting. I feel like tonight won't be one of those times. It's 11:16PM on a Sat. night. I have send some messages on a dating website so that's something out of the ordinary. The two I send were interesting personally and were physically very cute to me. Hopefully something good will come out of it. I was productive today, I finally fixed this old office chair, one of the wooden legs were loose so I glued it and the chair squeaks so I used some WD-40 to make it lubricated. I just sipped some of my tea and for some reason, it tasted like fruity pebbles cereal. Quite weird, cold earl grey tea tastes like a fruity cereal. Okay, I'm getting sleepy and I'll stop now. My life is exciting, later.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

No Work Friday!

     Heynow. I'm at work. What's new? There was an accident when I was going home yesterday. I had to take a detour, I was so far from the accident that I couldn't see anything. When I finally got home, I looked and waited to see something on the news. Apparently, three cars were in the crash (no word on injuries or anything like that at the time), and one of the cars hit a gas line and caused an explosion. The fire department hosed off the remaining fire and that's all the news I heard. I don't watch the news all that much because of negativity and everyone talking about how bad it is these days, it bums me out.
     Anyway, that night I didn't really do that much. I mainly played Golden Eye Wii online. It's so much fun to yell and stuff when playing. It's some sort of "Gamer Tourettes". When ever I get killed I say things that I wouldn't normally say, like: "F***! You a**hole!" or I'll kill someone and say something like: "Yeah b**** you ain't got nuthin!" or I get close to killing someone and they kill me first "AWW! I killed you a**! That's bulls***!". I guess every gamer has some form of Gamer Tourettes. I do have some paintings to do but I need to save up and get some canvases. I am going to get all my coins (except the quarters for laundry, which I need to do today) and go to the coin star and make it into paper. I've always gone to the bank and done it. Maybe I should still do it and then put it into my account. On a unrelated note, my boss came to me and he said that he won't be here tomorrow, on Friday. So I'll be here about 3/8 of the day. No so much 1/2" and 1/4" of the day at work. There is that 50th anniversary thing at the college at 11:00AM that I'm still debating on going to. I'll sleep late, get to work check on things, then maybe goto that event at the college, then maybe do some work, and finally head home early. I love my job sometimes :).
     I just got paid and I feel better about my finances. After I get all my change into cash I'll get some more canvases. I think all I need is 2 12"x12". Allison wants me to do another painting (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and I have another painting I want done (George Harrison). I photoshopped the pictures and here they are.

     I think I'll look up George's favorite color and use it instead of black. I looked it up and his favorite color is: Purple. I'll make a good looking darkish purple color when I paint it. My boss is gone for the day and for tomorrow. He left at 3:40PM. I still need to plot out a set of plans but I can do that now. Tonight the plan is, do laundry while going back to my apartment and playing Golden Eye Wii. Let the shotgun ringing in your ears begin. My life is exciting, later.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mini Panic Attack

     Heynow. I'm at work and my boss has been gone today. I woke up at 9:15AM (alarm) and was still tired. I don't know why. I went to bed early, I don't get it. Well: I got up, took a shower, got dressed, made my lunch, and I actually got some breakfast. I don't really have breakfast anymore. Anyway I got to work, ate my breakfast, had one call on the answering machine wrote it down, and then got some work done. That's all I've done today. When I got out of my apartment it was snowing. Under my breathe, I said "Crap". Hopping that the roads were not frozen from yesterdays flooding. The roads were fine and not flooded. Actually when I left work yesterday Cumberland Avenue was flooded. It was very high, about above the knee and I was nervous to drive my truck in there. I took a chance to take a detour going to Southeast Community & Tech. College [;)] hopping it wasn't flooded. The roads were fine there but I could see that if the rain didn't stop, it would get worse. Thank goodness I went to college and found out that shortcut route. There is an event on Friday for the 50th anniversary and I was invited. I forgot what time the event is but I'm hopping that I'll see some friends while I'm there.
     I had a mini panic attack last evening. It's the end of the month and my rent is due for next month. My rent is $470 (way too much) and I went to the office to give my landlady, Ruthie, my rent check. I always wondered, they have a piano in the office and I've never see someone play it. So when I was giving her my check, I asked her what is was. As she was writing a receipt, I opened it up and she said it was a pump organ. I've never seen one before so I thought that was cool. When I walked out she told me she'll open it up and I could play some time. I went to my apartment feeling down that my rent is so high. I was wondering if my checking account was right and I could pay so I went online to check my balance. It was lower; I started freaking out on my internet provider because they started online payment and it starts at the end of the month, then DirecTV bill came in at the end of the month. So I was about -$50 if she cashed my check. All these scenarios started playing in my head how to fix this. One was to ask my mom and dad to wire money today so it would work out. Then the simplest answer popped in my head. "Just ask Ruthie to hold the check til Friday, the day after you get paid so you'll have enough." So I called her and asked and she was very nice about it. "It's not a problem". I was very relieved after that, but I still have my doubts until it's done. She could have forgotten and cashed it today, I hope not. I might ask my boss if I can have my Christmas bonus this week so I'll have money in my account. I hate being broke. And I know what you're probably thinking "You can go on a little while on a credit card if you need to". No I can't because I don't have one. I probably need to get one soon. Ugh, I need a better plan. I don't have a five year plan, but at the same time who does? No one knows what's going to happen. My boss could die in a car crash today and I won't be able to pay my rent, I'll have to move out, cancel everything I have to pay (internet, TV, electric, etc.), move back home, find another job and start again. I guess if I simplify it, it's not so bad. Yet the more I think about it, it really sucks.
     My boss came in about ten minutes ago, with his girlfriend. And within 15 minutes: they came in, my boss gave me more paperwork to do, and they both left at 3:40PM. A good day if I wanted to be alone. I guess I'll do the paperwork and leave for the day.
     I did do a painting after the mini panic attack and stuff. I painted a John Lennon painting and I sold it to Kim. I liked it so much I made another one for me and made it green (John's favorite color).
     It took about an hour and a half to paint that one. I still had some time to watch some TV and play guitar. Oh well, I'll do the paper work tomorrow. My life is exciting, later.