Saturday, April 28, 2007


This is going to be a good night

Thursday, April 26, 2007

And just for fun.

This is the post I made when I first started working where I am about to quit.

I thought it was the right time to bring this up. Awww good times.

My mood

Right now I'm in this mood. Ok, not really a mood more of just a.....idea. Right now I am 110% selfish with my thoughts and who I think of first. I guess there really isn't much wrong with that. The sad part is that even what I do / say to friends. It doesn't matter so much. If someone doesn't want to talk to me, fine. I got my life. I got my goals. If people can't hang on for the ride...This bus isn't staying back for anyone. Will I be alone when I get there? Yeah. Does life go on? Yeah.

So I guess this blog goes out to you Ms. stay puff. Nice knowing y'all. I am not going to delete you. You know how to find me if you ever want to. Until then, I'm turning this light off.

Why? because I'm a guy and I'm an asshole. I the words of one of my good friends, "deal with it."

Damn, If I can only write this much on my introduction. I'll get it posted, well what I have by the end of the night.

Ok, I feel better now :P

I'm gonna miss you

There are a few people that I'm really going to miss. It's kinda sad when I think about it. The face that I've become friends with some of my co-workers and now that it is coming to an end there is a very good chance that I will never see them again. Sure I can call, leave comments on, even text message. That only last for so long. It's still not like I can hang out with them, though I guess I never really did.

I have had a lot of fun times at work. I tell people I'm not going to miss the job at all, just some of the people. I only got nine hours of work left well 10 if you want to count lunch. How does one make the most of their last day? Well, so far I asked Mikro to put my replacement in my spot tomorrow. That way if he has any questions he could just ask me. The main reason for this is the fact that I just don't want to do anything tomorrow. At all. Well I don't want to do anything other than nothing at all. =) Just want to sit back with my feet up. It is my last day after all.

This one's for you!

Introduction: Euthanasia

Death. Death is an ending that we all must come to. There is nothing pretty about dieing. Euthanasia on the other hand does not have to be as dark of a subject matter. The idea of euthanasia, or mercy killings, as we know it today dates back to the early 1300’s. It was made famous by Jack Kevorkian, M.D. also known as the suicide Doctor.There are very strong feeling on both side of this. It is after all the killing the patients. Patients, of a coherent mind, should have the right to choose their own ending to their story.

Ok, so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. Still got a lot to go!
Damn, this sucks. I still got 3 days to get 600 words +/-

Taking the Plunge into Underwater Welding

This is just some reading I found. It talks about the school that I am going to be going to in May. This might just give you a little more of an idea of what it is all about =)

One of the most specialized and important of all commercial diving skills is underwater welding. The Association of Commercial Diving Educators holds Associate Membership in ADC, and offers many choices around the U.S. for prospective students who wish to enter the industry. Mary Ruth Johnsen takes a look at the College of Oceaneering's underwater welding program.
Popular culture portrays commercial divers as rugged individualists, cowboys in wet suits who work hard and play even harder. When they're not finding ancient wrecks loaded with treasure or battling sea monsters, they're foiling the plans of criminal masterminds and discovering the lost city of Atlantis. All this, of course, with only a minute of air left in their scuba tanks.
In reality, commercial divers, including underwater welders, are trained to work as part of a team, in constant communication with their partners on the surface. And for safety reasons, nearly all commercial divers around the world use surface-supplied air rather than self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba).

Underwater welding fascinates even the most experienced members of the welding industry, as clearly evidenced by the large crowds who gather each time it's demonstrated at the AWS Welding Exposition. For while, in principle, underwater wet welding resembles welding in air, it's performed in a vastly different environment, an underwater world few members of the welding industry will ever get to see.

One place where students can learn the skills for that world is the College of Oceaneering in Wilmington, Calif. Located at Los Angeles Harbor, the school is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Association of Commercial Diving Educators. Enrollment averages 300 a year, with a capacity of 450. The school operates in five-week cycles - every five weeks a new class begins and one graduates. Students learn the basics of surface-supplied air diving during the first 30-week academic year, then undertake 20 weeks in one of three specialties: Weldtech, the underwater welding and cutting program; Spectech, the underwater inspection program; or Medtech, in which students become certified emergency medical technicians and receive training in the hyperbaric treatment of dysbaric illnesses.
The first-year curriculum includes classes on the physiological effects of underwater activity on the human body; bosun skills such as line handling, rigging and ship's husbandry; maintenance of the diving equipment; hyperbaric procedures and chamber operations.

Another key element is diving safety. Ernest Barton, the school's director of training, explained that basic safety procedures are taught during the first five-week segment, and continue to be emphasized throughout the entire program.

The school features a competency-based curriculum, Barton said. In other words, each five-week block sets up what will happen during the following five weeks, and students must prove they've mastered certain skills before they're allowed to progress.

All students, whether they plan to enter the Weldtech program or not, must take 60 hours of welding training outside the school at an approved facility. Before they can enter the program, Weldtech students must also complete the AWS D1.5, Bridge Welding Code, 2G welding requirements. Nearly three-fourths of the college's students fulfill their welding requirements at the nearby San Pedro-Wilmington Skills Center, a vocational school operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. College of Oceaneering Welding Instructor Duke Ogden said he has also made arrangements with 17 other regional occupation programs throughout California to provide the training students need to fulfill their prerequisite.

Barton also said that at the end of 1998, the school added a short introduction to underwater welding and cutting to the first academic year, a move which he believes will result over time in more students' selecting the Weldtech specialty because they will have a better understanding of what the program will entail and what occurs during underwater welding. While underwater welding and cutting methods have been used for new construction such as installing new offshore structures, subsea pipelines, and harbor facilities, they are most often used for maintenance and repair applications. These include repair of damage caused by corrosion, fatigue, and accidents to offshore structures such as oil platforms; repair and replacement of damaged subsea pipeline sections; repairing holes in ship hulls or to hulls and pontoons of semisubmersible drill ships; and repair of corrosion or collision damage to harbor facilities. Underwater welders are in demand in industry, Ogden said. "They've got over 4,000 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and over 13,000 miles of pipeline, and it's all made out of steel," he said. "You've got vessels, barges, platforms, and diving equipment. Everything is made out of steel and in a marine environment things always need to be cut, repaired, and welded." Nearly all of the College of Oceaneering's Weldtech graduates will take jobs in the offshore oil fields of the Gulf of Mexico.

"The Weldtech program's objectives are fairly straightforward," Ogden said. "To train student diver/welders in topside and underwater welding to a degree of proficiency that, when they leave the program and compete for entry-level jobs with a diving contractor, they possess the fundamental skills and requisite mental attitudes to be of value to their employer." The school doesn't train students specifically to be underwater welders, emphasized both Ogden and Barton. Instead, it produces entry-level workers who possess skills that will help them advance more quickly up the career ladder. "What's really important from our point of view," Barton said, "is that a motivated student can come out of here with some outstanding certifications to have on his résumé."

At the pierIn large part, the college's administration has given Ogden a great deal of leeway in setting up the Weldtech program and he operates it much differently from the other specialties. Medtech and Spectech students spend 15 or more of their final 20 weeks at the school in a classroom setting; Weldtech students spend theirs in the water. During both academic years, classroom students normally attend school twice a week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, and usually from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weldtech students also go to school two days a week, but their day begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends 12 hours later. They often come in on off days to practice as well.

The reason? Partially to give the students more time in the water and partly to simulate on-the-job working conditions as much as possible. "Offshore everything is a 12 hour shift, midnight till noon or noon till midnight," Ogden explained. "The sooner they get used to doing that, even for two days a week, then it doesn't come as a shock when they're on the job."

Approximately one-fourth of the college's students select the welding program. School officials and students alike consider Weldtech the college's most demanding program physically. The long hours spent in the water scare some students away from the program, Barton said, but attract others.

Students Chris Moore, Sean Hall, and Raul Cardoso said they chose the Weldtech program in part because of the extra time spent in the water practicing. There were other reasons as well. Cordoso said welding caught his attention in high school. Although he didn't get the opportunity to take a welding class then, he knew if he got the opportunity he wanted to learn to weld. Moore said since he had worked in the construction industry previously and also liked to dive, the Weldtech program allowed him to combine both interests. "I worked in a supermarket," Hall said. "I wanted to do a job not everybody did."

At the time they were interviewed, the three students were seven weeks away from their graduation from the Weldtech program. "My friends in the other programs are sitting in a classroom all day," Moore said. "We're getting almost like hands-on experience." Hall added, "This program builds a strong work ethic. We have to get to work early in the morning. We have to dress properly."

Once the welding students begin their final 20 weeks, all of their time is spent at the harbor at the school's welding pier and barge. The pier features three underwater cutting stations and the barge contains five underwater welding stations. Since the 17-foot (5m) deep welding stations are suspended off the bottom of the harbor, there's always some movement, again helping to simulate real-world situations. The murky water offers limited visibility and the water temperature can drop below 45 degrees F (7.2 degrees C) during the winter.

Students spend their first three weeks learning underwater cutting using both exothermic and tubular steel electrodes. Assignments include cutting 3/8- to 1-1/4-inch plate and pipe diameters up to 24 inches. The fourth week is spent welding topside. From week five until the end of the program, the students concentrate on underwater welding. "That's when they're on the welding barge," Ogden said. "They'll weld underwater usually between six and seven hours a day, and they will also weld topside another three or four hours a day either practicing for their unlimited test or welding on projects."

Ogden is the college's sole welding instructor, although another welding instructor fills in whenever Ogden is on vacation or out of town. He also utilizes a welding tutor, a student paid through a work study program who helps the other students with their topside welding. The student, who must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be a top welder, usually works as a tutor during his or her final two or three months in the program. Ogden teaches the students fundamental principles and basic techniques for wet welding using the shielded metal arc process (SMAW), the most commonly used underwater welding process. The in-water practical training involves fillet welding in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and horizontal positions. The goal is for students to complete the AWS D3.6M-99, Specification for Underwater Welding, 3F and 4F welding requirements. Most of the students will do so, but it is not a requirement for graduation. The students also work on a variety of projects for the school, the Los Angeles Harbor Department, and others. Again, the idea is to make the students work together as a team - reading blueprints or working from oral instructions, deciding how to do the job, correcting their own mistakes, and communicating with their classmates who come in on the alternate class days and who are at various skill levels.

Improving the programOgden is currently working on a few changes to the program, changes that will also provide opportunities for the inspection students. A one-ton steel mock-up installed adjacent to the welding barge will give students who have obtained their 3F wet welding performance qualification exposure to making a simple underwater repair instead of working only on test coupons.

Working from a blueprint, students will fabricate either a scalloped split-sleeve patch or a full split-collar patch. They will then install the patch on one of three types of tubular members: vertical, horizontal, or vertical diagonal. Once the root pass is welded, students from the Spectech program will perform a magnetic particle inspection and the welders will have to grind out any discontinuities/defects. The patch will require a minimum of three weld passes. Once welding is completed, a final magnetic particle inspection will be conducted. Again, any defects will need to be repaired.

Currently, students learn only underwater wet welding, but Ogden plans to add a dry welding component to the program to expose the students to the characteristics of dry underwater welding under pressure and to help them understand what it takes to support a dry welding project. Students are designing a dry welding habitat that will be installed near the wet welding repair mock-up. Taking a mini-saturation chamber that had been in the college's "boneyard" for many years as the basic shell, students will modify it into a vertical chamber, open on the bottom, and with a constant LP air bleed to equalize inside/outside water pressure.
The goal is for each student to weld a 1/2-inch thick, single-V-groove plate coupon using E7018 electrodes. The Spectech students will perform a visual inspection and then two specimens will be cut out for a root bend and face bend test. Testing will be performed on the welding pier using the student-fabricated bend testing jig.

Ogden said if he could change anything else about the program it would be to make the school day even longer to give the students more time to practice and have them go more days a week so they could get out in the field and at work sooner.

Job placementAlthough the school runs its own placement service, with a placement rate of more than 90 percent, Odgen does his own placement relying on the contacts he's made in his 35 years in the commercial diving industry. Almost all take jobs in the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico. "The obligation I have with my students is that on the first day of my class I let them know that I've got a job for them when they graduate, so they don't have to worry," Ogden explained. "They graduate on a Friday night. I expect them to leave midnight Friday night so they can be in Louisiana at 7:30 on Monday morning to hire on and go to work."
Again, what Ogden is promising the students is an opportunity for an entry-level position, not a job as an underwater welder/diver. That promise comes with an obligation on the part of the students as well. Once they leave the program and begin working in the industry, Ogden expects them to help out the next batch of students coming from the college by offering them a place to stay, helping ease their way through the hiring process, or showing them the ropes in other ways.

Of the nearly 300 students who graduated from the Weldtech program during the five-plus years Ogden has taught there, about 10 percent have left the diving industry. Another 45 percent have "broken out" of their entry-level jobs and are now full-fledged commercial divers and underwater welders.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


So many thoughts. So few fingers to type them all down. Right now they are just over lapping thought. Thoughts from "what a bitch" to "Friday is my last day". How do you blog that? It doesn't really matter. It's my blog.

I am sooo tired.

[19:50] Chucky_5150: Hey
[19:50] Stay Puff: yes?
[19:50] Chucky_5150: Just a hey
[19:50] Stay Puff: y?
[19:50] Chucky_5150: Because I wanted to.
[19:51] Stay Puff: you told me to do what i gotta do so i delted you off of
[19:51] Chucky_5150: ah
[19:51] Chucky_5150: fair enough
[19:51] Stay Puff: plus i'm moving on sat and not gonna have the net for a
while so why now why bother
[19:52] Chucky_5150: You're right. No point to bother
now. Good luck with the move.
[19:52] Stay Puff: thanks

That is a convo I just had a few min ago. I was drunk the last time we talked. Yes, it was on the phone. But anyways, I'm going to choose to just leave out all of that. So take it as it's worth. Nothing. Just a silly conversation I had with the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.

But the Aleve seem to be helping my back some. That's good. I don't know why I've been so tired. It's not like I'm working that hard at work. And I still need to work on my fucking college work.

What role does the thesis statement play in a well-developed essay? How do you
usually write a thesis statement, and from chapter 4, highlight a few ways to
write an “effective” thesis statement. (DUE WEDNESDAY)

Well I need to work on my S's. Shit. Shower. Shave.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Back pain

Ok, It is just 8:30 pm and I'm about ready to call it a night.

I did some reading of my text book ,but no where near enough.
I ate and watched some TV
and think that I played a computer game for about 10 min.

I'm beat tired.

Good night.

Freewriting: comparison and contrast

Ok, this is just going to be some freewriting for my english class.

For this essay I think I'm going to go with a very controversial topic: Euthanasia (physician-assisted suicide). Now I'm sure that just reading that you take a side. There really isn't much of a middle ground with this topic. I'm just going to have to do some research. I think I need to find some better terms to call them. You would think "pre-choice" would fit, but most people think of abortion when they think of that phrase. So what would be the "Pro ____" or "Anti ______" of euthanasia. hummm Maybe "pro choice" does kind of fit here. So if you are of the coherent mind to stop taking your pills / drugs and if that might speed up the enable?

My view on this is that you should be able to go when YOU want too. If you are only given six months left. Why should you have to wait it out if you didn't want to? Maybe you already got your affairs in order. Maybe you were living alone with no family left. Maybe you didn't even have a home. So why shouldn't you be able to choose the when, where, how of the last chapter in your book of life?

There are a few other topics to this that I don't think I'm going to go into. Like God. The thing with God is that not everyone believes in God. Not everyone believes in the same God. So that brings us back to "why should your God a person that you believe in, affect my life?" There is just way to much to get into for that. Not even going to touch it, other to say that I'm not going to touch it maybe.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Five more days.

This is such a surreal feeling only having five more days long. I'm sure I'll end up seeing some of these people sometime again. I've gotten to know some real cool peple while working there. Some of them are even going to read this blog ;)

So, to that I say "this beer is for you!"

Damn.....5 days. It was a good run and I've learned more than I've ever wanted to about window blinds.

Story time.

Ok someone needs to remind me that I got two stories I want to type up.

  1. My 21st birthday (well that weekend)
  2. Fuck, I can't even remember this one right now.

Oh well. I really should get some sleep. Bah!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The slacker is me

Yeah, well what can I say. I really haven't set aside much (ie: any) time to blog. I really haven't even read anyone elses blogs. Just work, school, and trying to everything I need to do.

I only got five more working days left. That's just crazy.

I'll be right back, I need to take the trash out.

I don't really have much to blog. I just wanted to put something up.

Today I have been in my PJs all day. I plan on keeping it this way too. Tomorrow I'm going to wash clothes and all that good stuff. I wanted to try and go out or something, but I got no money. That is because I've been trying to clean up around this house some. Lets see if I can make it 'til Friday without getting an OD charge...

oh yeah I had my physical on Friday. The appointment was at 11:00. I told the boss man that I had the appt. and that I didn't know when I was going to come back. I had no clue how long it would take. So I left at 10:45 and got there on time. Guess when I got out. 12:15. It didn't take long at all. So I thought about going back to work and what to eat for lunch. I wanted tacos. Then I think so more and find out that I really want to eat some BBQ chicken and tri-tip, only that's on the other side of town real close to the free way when I go home. HUmm...So I make a u-turn! Not like they are going to fire me. Heck, it was Friday afternoon and I knew what work they had me to do. So I just didn't go back. Can you blame me? =)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Narration Essay

I was not all that tall growing up. I was right at five feet tall and about one hundred pounds light. So if you are picturing a big ol’ son of a gun, you would be one hundred percent wrong. Growing up I was in Boy Scouts, just like a lot of kids my age were. This story would end up being my last year in Boy Scouts.

I remember my Scout Master telling his stories of Mt. Whitney. Camping at Mt. Whitney was something he did when he was much younger. I can’t really remember how it came about, but some how I told him that I wanted to go up and over Mt. Whitney. This would end up being a summer I would never forget.

The Scout Master did all the planning. The trip was going to be over sixty miles long and take place over one week. The first time my young ears heard that information my jaw must have dropped down to the floor. How on Earth was I ever going to make it that far? I had no idea what I was getting myself into. We would have to cover over sixty miles of just hiking in the mountains. Oh, this is not just hiking. No sir. This is backpacking, meaning that I had to carry all my stuff on my back. The total weight of my backpack ended up being around 45 pounds or about half my body weight.

We ended up taking the High Sierra Trail from Grant Forest to the Summit of Mount Whitney. You might not think that it would be that bad, heck that is only ten miles a day. One day we were only able to cover four miles. On top of that we got done a day early. We ended up going twelve plus miles that day. I really remember that last day very well.

Mount Whitney may have been the goal and the highest point in the lower 48, but it did not have the best view. That title would go to Colby Pass. It is located right between the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is only around 13,000 feet above sea level. I remember walking up to the peak and having the horizon go from twenty feet in front of me to the other side of a huge valley. There were green trees and running water. This was only the half way point in our journey.

We set up camp around 12,000 feet. To the east is a mountain ridge that seems to go straight up and where ever you look you just see rocks no trees are any where in sight. While looking around, you end up thinking just how on Earth are you going to go up all that. In that ridge, to the north east, is what we made it all this way for. The top of Mount Whitney is over 14,400 feet above sea level. The Whitney Portal, where are trip ends is around 8,360 feet above sea level. So that is up 2,000 feet then back down 6,000 feet.


Same spot as before. I just really don't want to do any work any more

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Just maybe.

Just maybe I'm just not meant to get a college degree. I do great in classes that are hands on. My Air Force training was 4 months long. I got great scores out of that. I'm sure I was in the top ten. I just didn't have to do any stupid English classes.

It's not that I don't try, or maybe it is. I just don't like them. Depending how this online class goes, I might just stop the degree stuff before I cost my self anymore money. Then I could just get all the hands on training that I can. I'm not even going to plan on having time to take any real classes when I get a real welding / diving job. I just don't think I'll have the time.

Why the crap can I write out so much here, but trying to write a 500-word narration essay is going to kill me. 500 words isn't even all that much. Lets see how much I got....Now!

Already at 168 words. Just like that. I don't even think that took me five min to do. I am even good enough to type this with out looking at my monitor or my keyboard. Woohoo go me. I did learn something from my typing class in high school. Back then I was only able to type about 23 words a minute or something like that. I did, however, learn to type with the right finger. Well, for the most part. Sometimes I do things like hold down the shift key and type a letter with the same hand, but for the most part I am right on. Ok, spelling....That's just a horse of a different color. I don't' like it. That's why I have spell check. HUmm how about math check. Nah, I'm good at math.....well I was good at math. I've always been bad at English. Some things just never change.

I just need to find me a smrt woman! (yes, I know =) )

oh well....10:02, my my my how my stupid free time passes when I got to read stupid text books. I'm even going to try and get some reading done at work tomorrow.

So then he said.

Well as some of y'all know Monday I put in my two week notice. Woohoo! Just 8 more days of work. I did get to know some really cool people working there the past 16 months or so. Thanks to and cell phones I know I'll at least be able to keep in touch. Do the random "hi hi."

And the part y'all want to know. What the boss man said.

The day: Monday

Time: 7:40am

Place: work

I was going to wait until 8am to tell him, I just couldn't wait that long. I clocked in at 7:00. The morning was cool. Something was different on this day though, much unlike any other morning. It was me. I had a smile on my face. Not just any "I'm glad I got my home work done" smile. This was more like the "I just had sex with two really really hot Russian tennis players!" kind of smile. Mikro even asked me why I had such a smile on my face, I didn't tell him the reason. He then asked me again. Ok, so one time was before I told the boss and one time was after I told him.
It went a little something like this:
Sir, you got a minute?
as he sits there facing his computer screen doing the e-mail thing, I guess.
So I walk in to his office, right next in between two nice wood framed chairs. I put my hands on the back of those chairs and told him....
I quit.
Holy crap he turned and faced me fast. Almost like in the cartoons where the chair would turn, then after that the body sitting in the chair would turn. I think he might have even snapped his neck. Yeah, it was that bad.

Yeah, this is my two week notice

Do you got another job already?

Nope, going to school.


Yeah, starts May 22. In Long Beach.

oh, ok.

It was short and to the point. He didn't even see it coming.

The funny this is this. I thought that the news that I just quit would fly around the office. Well, it didn't. I was kind of sad by this. It wasn't 'til lunch that I took the apartment chick to lunch when I told her my self. I even had to tell her twice. Heck, even today there were people that still didn't know. Well everyone who matters knows by now. Some even knew before.

Online classes

Fucking Suck!

I do not like this at all. Am I reading the book? Yeah, but slow.

I don't like it I don't like it I don't like it Idon'tlikeit.

Oh and there is this.

The final paper should be approximately five pages (about 1,250 words), which does not include the Works Cited page.

Fuck! Not looking good for the home team.

Monday, April 16, 2007

English 101

Readings: Chapters 1, 3, 8
Due: Narration Essay

So, today I start my online English class. My first online class ever. Let me be the first to tell you that I don't like this. I'm the type of person that works betting in a class room. I already can tell that this is going to be soooooo hard for me. Back to the point. In this book there are "writing activities" so I thought what better place to do them other than here. Then everyone gets to see just how much fun I'm having.

write a journal entry describing your reacting to one or more of your classes this semester. For example, you might write about which classes you expect to be more or least difficult, more or least enjoyable, and the most or least time consuming.

Well, so far I would have to say that this English class will be the least enjoyable, the most difficult and the most time consuming. So yeah, I'm off to a greeeeate star. This is also the only class that I am taking right now. I go a late start on it today, I don't know if I'm going to make it through chapter one tonight. I got two other chapters to read. yeah, I will. I'm just going to cut this short. I still need to blog about how my day went. You know with me telling the boss man that I quit and all...

Two weeks

So today i told my boss that i quit. And it feels good!

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Just another Manic Monday

(woohoo over 400 posts! well 402 if you count this one)

I don't got much to write about. But don't worry, come Monday I know I'll have something.

I'm going to a BBQ today. So that should be fun.

I sooooo Can't wait for Monday!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

How much blog if a blogger could blog?

Ok, I know I can type up a story or two. I know I make a typo or three. One thing I don't do it read enough. I don't read the books that I have. I also don't spend as much time as I would want to reading blogs that I link to. I want people to take the time to read what I got to say, but I don't do the same in return. Ok, sometimes in a blue (or maybe lime-green) moon I do. I'm not to sure why it is.

It could be anything from just not wanting to or the setting that I have my monitor making the font hard to read on the screen. heck, maybe some of both and so much more.

oh well. I guess I'm just going to eat my hot dogs and get some sleep!

Days go by

Counting days is so much fun.

Monday, April 09, 2007

I should be asleep

But I can help but think of what a fucking retard my brother is. So I guess now he is going to go in the Army. This isn't the first time he has said that. He is a fucking mooch. He needs something and sitting around drinking beer trying to fit in, isn't working.

He is just fucking dumb. The less he ends up trying to hold me back the better. If (or should it be when?) he asks my parents for money again I'm am going to fucking hit him. He says he has no money but went and got a $200 diggy cam! Maybe that's why he has no money.

If you try to talk to him he just this "yeah, I know I fucked up..." I just want to kick him in the cooter!

Yeah, on that note. I am going to sleep!

Easter is today

Hum. What can I say. Had lunch with my dad and grandmama. My youngest brother was M.I.A. I called him a few hours ago and he was out getting drunk (with photo proof!). Not bad for a 19 year old who isn't even done with high school yet. But I'm not going to blog about family, so enough of that.

Some how I ended up having to BBQ the steaks. I tried to get my daddy to do it but it was a no go. I may not be a good cook but I sure al hell can BBQ :) I'll even BBQ bologna if that is all that I have!

The past few days I have been soooooooo busy at work. I haven't even had the time to say good morning to all my great co-workers, well just the ones that come in at 7:00.

Thursday. The day started out nice and full. Then about 11 it just got crazy full. I had to tell the bosses a few times that I was full...I and no more time....don't give...They gave me more work. I wasn't able to take a lunch 'til 1:00, but I did make sure to take a full hour. I was kind of cheated out of my breaks, but I can deal with that. So, one appointment I wasn't able to make 'cause one simple install ended up lasting 2 freaking hours!!! So I had X do it. Then there was one set for 4-5 that I didn't even make! I wasn't even able to do my 3-4 apt 'till 4:40. That is how far behind I was. I had to drive all over the place. I didn't even make it back to the shop until 5:15. At this point in time I don't want to work one minute past five. I don't need that extra $5 (or what ever it is) of over time.

Friday. I turn in some of the paper work from the way too busy day before. I tell XYZ that I had too much work. Case -N- Point, I wasn't able to get it all done. Then I turn out and walk out side. Well he finds me before I even make it to the other warehouse. He said that they were all one hour apart. I said yup. He then told me that I needed to move faster. I asked him if he wanted me to speed? He never did answer me. I don't think he likes me very much. But I think he's a fucking idiot, so it's ok =)

I ended up working all day at Pelco, not really a bad thing it just isn't any fun. We didn't end up taking out lunch until 1 o'clock again. We went back to the shop as everyone else was clocking back in. That is were our boss asked my co-worker if we were just going to take a 30 min lunch and get back out there. And he said.........No. I would have said "Sure, but does that mean I get to go home at 4:30?" We were both done eating within 30 min, so we could have. But we both didn't want to. So that's all good. I had 30 more min to sit back and do nothing.

Now this week I have asked that Thursday and Friday I have no jobs. I wanted two days to be able to get my inventory done right. It should be me last time =)

Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

There, How about that?

You can't even say that with out sounding like a lame 15 year old talking back to their parents. This was the reply I got from a "supervisor" at work. I use the quotes because he is a supervisor by title only. Not in the way he works.

It pissed me off. Alot! Here is how it went down.

Well he didn't come to work 'til 7:30 (I started at 7:00, he should have started at 6:00. There is a reason, but doesn't matter). By this time we already had out morning meeting and I'm out doing my thing. I got my day planned, and it's all good. Got enough work to keep my busy, but not over worked. I know what stops I got to make and when to make them. (I get mad just thinking of what a
fucktard he is) Well some time mid morning he tells me that I have an appointment after lunch. It's with a home owner, so it's not like I can't really change it. Well that just messed up my whole afternoon.

So I ended up talking to Mikro, didn't really want to he was just there. So I asked what I should do. I know you can only sweep so much crap under a rug and there is no more room with this guy. So I had to tell his boss what happened. How it made me feel and that it was just uncalled for supervisor or not.

I get off at 5:00. I pull up to the shop around 4:30ish. Called up his boss and asked his boss to come on out. Saying that I had something to talk about.

I told him what I did and the reply that I got back. I was told that he is a supervisor. I told the bossman that that is no reason to piss me off. Well he ended up giving a lot of reason why he is acting the way he is.

I'm thinking to my self that is why he has a "supervisor" title. It is to deal with shit like this. It is to talk to people. And it isn't to piss me the fuck off.

There is another guy who does just about the same job, just with the carpet side of things. He deals with MORE superintends and gets paid LESS. He doesn't even have a neato title.

Well anyways at the end of my little talk that I had. I told the boss man I just wanted communication. Good communication, bad communication, what ever it is as long as it's communication. That I didn't want things to go back to having no communication like it was a month ago.

The last time I checked I wasn't in the military anymore. Respect goes both ways. I demand respect just like he does. If he isn't going to respect me then fuck him!

I kinda wounder if I would be like this if I wasn't going to quit my job. I think I would do the same thing even if I wasn't going to quit my job. That is just the way I am. I guess I got the military to thank for that.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Man's Answers to a Woman's Questions

It's a testosterone thing. Much similar to your PMS thing, we men suffer from testosterone poisoning. Why do you think the average life span of a male is typically 10 years shorter (and it's not just from all the bitching and nagging we have to endure)? Hormone modifies behavior. We're just misunderstood.

Again, this is a testosterone thing. Do you honestly think that all the testosterone just fell out of our bodies the moment we met you? Besides, women do it as well. Women are just much better at not getting caught. I'm fairly certain it's some sort of photographic memory deal. Women take one quick look and memorize it for later reference. Since men lack this ability, we try to burn it into our memory by staring as much as we can.

We occasionally need to adjust our little friend and make him happy. It's much like adjusting your bra. Being in public is just an added bonus.

We like to. It's actually a whole lot of fun to see our partner frustrated by a few simple (and well-chosen) words.

You'd learn to keep your big mouth shut too if every time you open it you get into trouble with your partner.

Well, we don't actually have to; we do it because we enjoy it. It's the old fashioned pride in a job well done that's missing in so much of the world nowadays.

Do we look like women to you? Why is it so hard to understand that men and women are different? How are we supposed to share how we feel when we have no idea how we feel? Unless we're experiencing some extreme emotion like rage, hatred, disgust, or a brick on our foot, we have no idea how we feel. Personally, I get a headache whenever I try to figure out how I feel.

Please... How many hours do you think there is in a day? We oblige you as much as we can, but who the hell (besides women) can stand lying around for hours on end?
We men... Men hunters... Need go roam... Starve in cave... Must go find wildebeest... Now sitting on our asses for hours on end on the other hand is a whole other story.

Men have very powerful sets of sitting muscles developed by evolution that enable us to sit for extended periods of time without getting tired. In prehistoric times, it was often necessary to sit in one spot for extended periods of time while hunting for prey. The more successful hunters were able to sit very still for very extended periods of time thereby passing on this ability to their progeny. The fidgety types were all gobbled up by saber toothed tigers etc. The end result is that almost all modern men are born with this innate ability.

Men are taught from a tender young age to be self-sufficient. To say that we love you is equivalent to saying that we need you. Most men consider that a character fault. It's not easy to admit to one's own character faults.

Ho, Ho, Ho... Aren't you special? Well, some men think it's a sure-fire way to get into your pants. Surprisingly, it actually still works quite well.

We just simply don't have the energy to answer every single one of your questions. If we think we do not have the answer, or that you will not like the answer, we simply remain quiet and save the energy for other things.

Why should we? It doesn't really bother us that much. Besides, we know damn well you'll pick it up.

This usually only occurs after months of courting. It's our way to let you know that we're comfortable with you. Believe it or not, it's actually a sign of affection. Besides, holding it for extended periods of time gives us stomach cramps.

It's an evolutionary thing. Men hunt. Women gather. We just want to go out, kill it, and bring it back. Who wants to spend hours and hours to look at things we have no intention of killing? Err... buying?

This is one of the few things that I seen and liked from myspace.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Update on Myspace

Well folks here it is. I looked for that blog again only to find out that she deleted it. Hum I wounder why...

Well then I thought about leaving her a comment asking something about it. Then I thought that might be a little too public, even though she did it to me. So I ended up sending her a message. Just a little something to let her know that I did in fact read it.

Here is what I sent her in the message.

I got a question.

What is the BEST way to kick the hell out of someone so
clueless they don't even know they are that way?

I thought I would get something saying that she was in a bad mood, she had a lot on her mind, you know...something at least saying that it might have been a little uncalled for. Well here is the reply I got back.

When you find that out let me know. I asked that question and it proved to be to
hard for people.

Not really what I had in mind. Hum. Now this isn't the first time we've had drama. no no. I've blogged about her before :P Under the name of Patricia. So now I'm just starting to question just how good out friendship really is. I'm still going to ask her if she wants to go again. If she doesn't....well then oh well. I guess when I move away, that's...that.

This is going to be a fun road trip even if it is just 2 people going.

When I was a kid

I wanted to be a:

  • Fire fighter
  • F-16 pilot (I can still remember the poster on my wall)
  • astronaut
  • Train engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Bulldozer driver
  • Air Force Officer
  • Retire from the Air Force
  • Air Force ROTC at the college here in town

My dad. He was in the Air Force ROTC at this college. He was working on becoming a pilot. He wanted to fly KC-135 refulers. My brother got to fly in one.

I can't help but wounder what could have been. What could have happened differently so that I did become a pilot? I bet it has got to feel so good the first time you get to go up in the air.

This isn't to say that I'm not happy with where I've been, what I've seen, what I've done. But like anyone else, there are things that I wish would have gone a little differently. 30 more work days until I start a new life path.

I missed my two year anniversary got getting das boot. My oh my how times have changed in such a short time.

My Desk!

My desk and my cat. Well one of my cats. My beer. My bag of chips. My lava lamp. etc etc.


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