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31st December 2012

11:58pm: New Year

For several years now, my life has been horrible.  I have had nothing go right for me for quite some time.  I've tried setting goals.  I've been to counseling.  It's not that I'm not getting things done.  It's not that I can't recognize when good things happen.  It's just that good things haven't been happening very often.  

So, this year, no resolutions.  No plans.  Each day, I'll go to my paper-pushing job, then come home and putter online until bedtime, since I don't make enough money to go out and get a life.  

If good things happen, I'll be pleasantly surprised, and remember to enjoy it.  

If bad things happen, at least I won't be disappointed..  

Current Mood: cynical depressed

29th December 2012

10:25pm: Home alive
Not only did I survive the return from Springfield to Columbia, but I also didn't assault anyone who deserved it.
Here's the breakdown of the return trip.Read more...Collapse )
Lessons Learned:Read more...Collapse )

25th December 2009

2:24pm: It's aliiiiiiiivvvvvveeeeee!!!!!!
I rolled in around 8:00 this morning. So, twelve hours from Springfield to KC. In a blizzard. On Christmas Eve. I couldn't get a room at the inn.

I'm fine. No accident. I even got some sleep in the car. I had to park in a restaurant lot early this morning due to white-out conditions.

Thanks for well wishing. Love and Happy ChristmaHannuKwanzaaYuleStice to all!

18th November 2008

10:45pm: Distracting myself with memes
I *almost* never do these, but I needed something silly.


1. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names)
Ann Martin

2. NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother's dad, father's dad )
Harold Harold (Seriously)

3. STAR WARS NAME: (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name)
Rijohn

4.DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color, fav animal)
Black Dock

5. SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you live)
Martin Columbia

6. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav alcoholic drink, add "THE" to the beginning)
The Maroon Whiskey (That's just dumb)

7. FLY NAME: (first letter of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)
J. CK

8. GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie):
Butter Pecan Raisin

9.ROCK STAR NAME: (current pet's name, current street name)
Max Barnwod (Used the last pet)

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet, street you grew up on)
Jamie Creek (Not bad)
Current Mood: depressed

4th November 2008

7:24pm: Amy's performing at a rally!
Amy is in a political comedy sketch show, lampooning of the pres/v.p. candidates, and any number of other issues. The troup is performing tonight at the School of Journalism at 9:00, and the election party they're at is being webcast at http://www.smartdecision08.com/. With any luck, you can see her online tonight!

23rd June 2008

5:55pm: Happy Anniversary to Us!
It's our seventh anniversary today! Woohoo!

2nd May 2008

8:57pm: tired
I'm exhausted. I'm stressed. I'm emotionally drained.
I don't know what else to say.
This is why I don't post often.
Current Mood: sad

17th February 2008

8:20pm: Hatarl-Tauren Druid- Emerald Dream
Elenth-Night Elf Hunter- Gnomeregan

10th February 2008

2:35pm: Just a free trial,
So Josh came back the other day with his new WoW Battlechest. He opened it, found the free guest pass, and said "Hey, John!" and handed it to me. I looked at it, looked at him, looked at it, looked at him, and realizing the new addiction he had just instigated, said, "G*D* it Josh!" He cackled gleefully.

So I am Hatarl on Emerald Dream, and starting a character on Gnomeragan.

2nd November 2007

8:53pm: Best. Invention. Evar.
This is what flying looks like if you're Barney Rubble.

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21231354

17th September 2007

2:18pm: NEW JOB
Ok, so it's a temp job doing hospital records management, but it's full-time hours for a few months. Yay steady paycheck!
Ever get a phone call from a potential employer while in the shower? That's all kinds of awkward fun.
Again...
Yay paychecks!

10th September 2007

8:22pm: If only...
http://www.satirewire.com/features/siliconpines/acf.shtml

Also, for those who haven't heard of it, check out www.xkcd.com . Hooray geek jokes.
3:16pm: Good advice.
Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard. Be evil.

27th July 2007

1:42am: Seven hour interview? WTF?

They took me on a full tour of the facility, explained the licensing procedures, the testing required, and introduced me to just about everybody who works in the reactor. I think it went well. The day ended on "We'll be in touch with you very shortly."

I hope I get this job. Full benefits (from day one, including vision and dental), double the pay I have ever recieved(for the first 6-12 months, then it goes up again), seven days off out of every 14(NOT seven on/seven off, just scattered).
"That,... would be AWESOME!"
(bonus points to those who recognize this quote.)

13th June 2007

4:26am: Just something silly...
Sarah,just came across this quote on a forum and it reminded me of Mike. Thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

*********
#5273 +(26211)- [X]

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.
*********

Did you know Voltron is on at 4:30 AM on weekdays?

4th June 2007

2:51pm: Job search madness
Currently, I am in the running for FIVE jobs at Mizzou. My application passed the first Human Resources hurdle already, (for all five positions) and has been passed on to the hiring manager for consideration. (for each of the five positions) Is it too much to hope that I would get multiple employment offers from the same employer?

No.

I hope I get multiple employment offers from the same employer.

I think it would do some wonderful new things for my ego.

20th May 2007

12:27am: ATTN: Kansas City Friends and F.O.C.
Godfather's Pizza
150 Cedar Tree Sq, Belton, MO
Sunday, May 20
11:30 AM Central Time
Amy and I will stay as long as we can. We REALLY want to see some friends.
WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!
See you there!

John

5th April 2007

3:28pm: I AM ALIVE!!!!
I am sorry for worrying everyone. I was so tired last night that I forgot to call until I was almost at Union Station this morning. I figured Amy would be upset, but not worried, so I didn't want to use my grandmother's minutes. My sister didn't tell me she called Amy, so I didn't know that she was worried. The drive back took a lot longer than normal, since I had to fight rush hour in downtown K.C., and drive all the way south of Ozark to my grandmother's house (through construction, no less).

I hope no one completely freaked over me. I am alive and well. Thank you for worrying about me.

Love to all,
John

26th March 2007

3:30pm: Random Update
So, I was trying to get into the habit of watching my weight and blood pressure. I started on the Slim Fast diet with Amy for a couple of months, and I started walking more.
Three weeks ago, I went to Taylor to check my weight and blood pressure. My BP was high.
Two weeks ago, I went back to Taylor. It was high again. The nurse consulted with a doctor and suggested that I make an appointment.
I had an appointment last week with a doctor, who suggested I get off the Slim Fast diet because it was having bad effects on my weight and blood pressure.
Then he ordered blood tests. That did not go well. Apparently I don't bleed correctly. They checked my cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, and everything else.
In the end, the doctor told me that I need to eat better and walk more.
Is it just me, or is that how I got into this mess?
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