Category Archives: General update

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Some Days, I Swear, Time is Only an Illusion

Wasn’t it just 08:00 a couple of minutes ago?  Have I been on the job sites and in the e-mails and on the phone all day?

Well, at least I talked to seven recruiters today, talked to both my brother and mother, directly applied for four new jobs, and got some chores done.  And, I think in some sneaky way, one of those calls to a recruiter was a phone-screen.  I’m not sure, but I have suspicions.

I just need to train my cats to make lunch for me, so I don’t miss meals.  Yeah, I know, good luck with that one, Nate.

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Limited Blog Post Tonight

Long day – used half the can on the caliper bolts, they won’t budge.  Couldn’t find the propane torch.  The new bolt-gripper sockets couldn’t budge the bolts.  Vise grips didn’t work.  Long-handled socket wrench didn’t work.  Found a drill to try grinding a slot in the bolt to attempt a screwdriver, but the drill isn’t done charging.   Can’t find the drill bits for drilling out the bolts, which is the next step after trying the slot-thing.  Walked to the nearest Target and bought a bike so I can do grocery shopping, and I forgot I’ve not used those leg muscles in 15 years, (I’m gonna be soooo sore tomorrow,) and then biked to the grocery store to get milk….

Yeah, I’m tired.  TGIF.

Have a good weekend, readers.


I Got Lost on the Internet Yesterday…

Ever try to look up something you know you already saw online, and not find it?

You try scrolling through your bookmarks, searching with google in the most creative of ways, stepping backward through browser history, checking out your usual haunts, looking for visited links in pages you were at, everything, and you just cannot find that dang link?

I figure that’s the closest you can get to being lost on the Internet.

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Ack – Time to Post Already!

Well, got up in the wee hours of the morning today and managed to get my resume finished by about 07:00.  Got it uploaded/changed on my profiles at LinkedIn,, CareerBuilder, and a couple of other job sites.  After taking care of a few chores, I had the bright idea to post it on this website.  I mean, this is my website, shouldn’t I put myself up on here?

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It’s getting a little scary…

Long ago, when I blogged every day, I always kept myself from blogging when I had a story or post or mental-meandering with no happy ending.

Well, that’s not entirely true.  I always had to leave the post with an up note, a feeling of hope, a feeling that things would work out.

I’m not exactly sure why, but I suspect it has to do with my upbringing.  “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all” or “Always help build, don’t just tear down” are prime example maxims amongst many such internal guides that race through my brain.

So, when life started taking some serious turns for the worse about ten years ago, I got lost.  I’d try to post, but I’d get dragged down by unresolved, continuing issues plaguing my life – my father’s aneurysm, ongoing unemployment, piling bills and debt, looming foreclosure…  The list just went on and on.

After a couple of slip-ups in posts, I decided that I was just too worn down by my situation and circumstances to avoid flooding my blog with negativity, so I just stopped writing.  Then, when I tried to write again, I’d feel bad about the gaps in posts, and I’d not be able to continue.

That was, perhaps, the stupidest thing I’ve ever done.

Not even one of the stupidest things, the stupidest thing.


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