January 2011 Random Thoughts


Once a month or so, I clear out some of the pages and place them here on the blog to make room for fresh content on those pages.  This article contains all the content from the “Random Thoughts” page from the month of January 2011.  Enjoy!

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I hope everyone had a fun ringing in the New Year, and isn’t too hung over now.  I ate food, watched tv, and scratched my ass.  Felt bad for my wife, who took a few minutes out to celebrate new years with me, lil kiss, lil dance, but she had writing work to do, and worked until 5 a.m.  She had no fun, I tried to help, but don’t think it did much, what with all the tv watching and ass scratching and all.  Mike, yer a bad husband.  (1/1)

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Anagram:  Two Thousand Eleven/ Love Newest Handout/ So, Love The Unwanted ?/ Loath Duets, Even Now/ Even Newt’s a Holdout/ The Enslaved Won Out (1/1)

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Got a text from someone yesterday, a number I have seen and a person I have texted before. I responded, and they responded in kind.  Twas nice as far as that goes.  But, it has been so long since I have seen the number or texted this person, though, that I honestly do not remember who the hell it was that I was texting to!  Rhino’s first senior moment!  Nice!  (1/2)

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1:20 am, drinking coffee, eating chocolate, feet up, typing, C-span running in the background, the tv behind me.  I’m listening to their special about the Supreme court.  Bliss!  But alas, bliss must end.  More job hunting to do.  I’ll wait for a minute though, and revel in this.  (1/3)

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I am currently watching the nomination for Speaker of the House of Representatives. I love this inside baseball stuff.  Even though it is a fait accompli that John Boehner will win the nomination,  a nomination I oppose from a party I oppose, it is a beautiful thing to watch congress at it’s work.  30 votes in and already 3 people have voted present, meaning they didn’t like either John Boehner or Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats nominee for the seat.   Curiously, John Boehner was not there to vote for himself.  (1/5)

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 I applied for a dozen jobs today.  Including one to work at fedex, and another to be a bathroom installer.  Any port in a storm, ya know? (1/5)

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Out running today, down a hill near where I live, and I see a woman walking her dog.  I go to run past her.  For some reason, I run past her on the side of the sidewalk were the dog is sniffing for a good place to piss.  Had to stop  and pull the dogs leash to get by.  There might not have been much room on the other side of her (she did look something like a bowling ball wearing a jacket), but to try to run on that side was just plain stupid.  I can be a real idiot some days.  (1/7)

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Sent in a resume to the people over at goodtemps, in hopes they can get me some gainful employment.  A temp job is better than no job.  Still looking at craigslist, and I’m gonna call some agencies today.  I haven’t been making enough phone calls, I’m not pounding the damn pavement enough, gotta do something about that.  (1/7)

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Man, my picks for this weekend SUCKED!  Picked the Seahawks to lose, but cover,  They smacked the saints.  Made’em look silly.  Jets found a way, aaaaaaaand Peyton is old and losing his touch.  Picked the chiefs, because I think Joe Flacco sucks, but the Chiefs left Todd Heap uncovered in the first half, and he torched them, and they couldn’t cover ray rice as a dump off valve.  Then the refs made some atrocious calls, and the game turned, and… Matt Cassell sucked.  He was horrible. 

Least I got the Packers pick right!  (1/9)

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4 resumes sent in so far today, three  to document technologies, one to a place called administrative solutions.  Found them through printworkers.com.  Crossing my fingers something comes of this.  Still looking, and I’m searching for more agencies that handle office support to send stuff to, so I can meet up with them.  Phone calls when I get the numbers. E-mail when I don’t.  (1/10)

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Put in for 10 more jobs using careerbuilder.  Looking through craigslist as we speak. Nothing much on indeed.com.  Hotjobs has been a blank for me for months. I hate being unemployed.  It gives you too much time to think about your situation and not enough money to help yourself out of it.  It is maddening, I tell you.  It’s hard keeping a calm exterior through that. (1/11)

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Still haven’t heard from the people at goodtemps.  Still haven’t heard back from the people over at Legal services NYC about my bankruptcy.  I’ve sent in probably hundreds of resumes and no one is biting.  One wonders whether these people think I have a million years to find a job and get my debts in check.   (1/11)

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Anagram: Another Snowstorm/ Norm Owns Rheostat/ Norm Wants Hooters / Twat Honors Sermon/ Smartest Honor Own/ Shortest Roman Won/ Northwest Maroons/ Moron Trashes Town (1/11)

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I’m watching the coverage of the memorial service on C-span.  At the very beginning of this, some kids in the audience were yelling like it’s a concert. They apparently didn’t realize it isn’t a concert, it’s a memorial, meant to mourn the dead and pray for the living.  They’ve since relaxed.  Good kids, just got a bit excited, I guess. (1/12)

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I have an interview on Monday! It’s for a job running laser printers for a direct mail company on Staten Island, and it’s an on-call job, meaning if I get the job, I’d have to wait until they have work for me to do, and let me know it’s there before I would get to work.  Better than nothing.  $15 an hour isn’t bad though.  Beats hell out of no money and no work, ya know? (1/13)

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My In-laws were just here. It’s January 15th and we were just getting to celebrate something that resembles Christmas together.  I missed my older brothers son’s 8th(is it eighth already?) birthday to do this.  I wanted to go.  Still do.  If I had the means to get down there in anything resembling a short period of time I would, but I’d not get there until 7 o’clock or so, and I’m not sure anyone would still be around except for them, and I may well be bothering their dinner.  I haven’t seen them for Christmas either. 

Dammit, I am an asshole sometimes.  (1/15)

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Picked the Falcons, and the Packers won.  I picked the Seattle to cover, not to win, and the Bears covered.  I picked the Patriots, and the Jets won.  I picked the Steelers, and they won.  The name WILDLY INACCURATE that I use when making my picks has turned out to be pretty damn prophetic.  🙂  (1/16)

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I got a job!  Only part time at night, on call, I explained the on call things a few paragraphs up▲↑ that a way.  $15 per hour, and there is training involved, training during the first shift.  It is good as an extra cash maker, but not so much, at least at the outset, for a regular job.  We’ll see how this goes, I am cautiously optimistic about this.   (1/18)

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Despite getting a job yesterday, I still find myself searching for work.  I just sent in 5 applications to a variety of different places, including Christie’s for an art handler position.  I would really, even though I am happy to have landed a job, be even happier if I could land an art handler job somewhere.  Time to redouble my efforts in that area. (1/19)

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Anagram:  Time Marches On/ Rhino, Meet Scam/ He Mimes Cantor/ He Airs Comment/ Hamster Income/ Other Mans Mice/ Tom Harms Niece/ More Hints Came (1/19)

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My older brother turns 45 today.  Think I’ll call him later and be a pain in his ass, call him an old man.  Maybe buy him a cane for his birthday.  Did I mention that I am only 19 months younger than him?  That I may well need that frigging cane myself?  lulz.  (1/19)

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!  The news I have been waiting ten months for, and which I had given up all hope of receiving has finally arrived!  The people over at NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project have finally come through for me, and are going to help me with filing my Bankruptcy!  WOOOHOOOOOO!  A job and help with my bankruptcy all in one week, after waiting for so long for both.  Maybe I should go play the lottery… and maybe I shouldn’t press my luck, I’m not out of the woods yet, but it IS nice to finally see the road ahead clearing a little bit.  (1/20)

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Wildly Inaccurate is right! I missed on both of my picks for the championship round of the NFL playoffs.  I had the Jets and the Bears winning their respective games, and neither team won.  In fact, both teams looked really bad at times!  Nice!  (1/23)

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Anagram: Wildly Inaccurate / Uncritically Awed/ Radically Cute Win/ Weird Lacy Lunatic/ I Award Cult Nicely/ Await Duller Cynic/ Weary Adult Clinic (1/23)

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I’ve got a boatload of stuff to do in a relatively short amount of time on my bankruptcy.  I have to get my tax returns for last year, resend them, find 6 months worth of bank statements, get all of this year, and last years income info, my old 401k statements, even though I don’t have one anymore.  So why am I sitting on my ass typing this? I’ve got the tax return stuff ready,along with last years info, I know where I have the info on the old 401k, and even if I can’t find 6 months worth of bank statements, I know I can walk two blocks down the street and get them that way.  Cake. (1/24)

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My right calf is a mess.  The muscle pull that occurred in it during yesterday’s run is tremendously bad, about the worst muscle strain I’ve ever had.  It’s nearly 24 hours after I first got it, and after soaking it in warm water, taking NSAID’s, rubbing and wrapping it, resting  and elevating it, and a good nights sleep, I’m still walking like someone shot me in the friggin leg. That combo usually does the trick for me, and makes muscle strains better in less than 24 hours.  I just have to give it time.  (1/25)

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I wish these people from the part time job would call me so I could come down and start my work and training.  Lazy bastards. (1/25)

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Nothing going on.  (1/26)

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Still nothing going on.  The people at the place that was supposed to have me in this week to fill out paperwork so I can being to work haven’t contected me yet.  Gonna give them till friday, if they don’t call me this week, I’m calling them next week. (1/27)

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The snow sucks.  My wife was trying to get out yesterday to florida for a court date, to speak before  the court on behalf of Larry Wilcox (from the tv show chips) in his bid to avoid jail on a penny stock insider trading thingamabob.  Couldn’t make it because of the snow.  We were supposed to get 3-6 inches of snow, we got a foot and a half, and all flights down there were canceled by her carrier,  and they were the only carrier to do that.

Story has a happy ending.  The man got community service, and that’s it.  No worries.  Still a pain in my wife’s ass tho.  (1/28)

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I really enjoyed the NHL skills competition.  Giggled my ass off when Tim Thomas landed on his ass doing the goalie speed skate, a funny concept in and of itself.  Zdeno Chara was the man again in fastest shot, broke his own record again, 105.9 mph slapshot.  Loved it! (1/29)

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Watching Egypt burn.  Again. (1/30)

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Started working on my bankruptcy paperwork at 10:30 in the morning on my computer. I would have started earlier, but I scheduled a hard disk scan last night for the next start up, and that took almost 2 hours, had to wait til that was done to start things up.

I didn’t realize I had to go through some old piles of mail to get the paper work sorted out.  Several in fact.  I went through all the old mail I had sitting around, sorting it all out, putting it in piles making sure that I had all those documents in order, figuring out which ones were necessary to send to the people over at NYCBAP and which ones weren’t, putting them all together into in some semblance of order, scanning them into my computer as rtf files, and sending them out.

Then I realized that after I was about 2/3 of the way done,  with some of it already e-mailed, two vitally important things. One, I missed some of the mail, and had to re-sort, re-file, and re-pile, and that the process of scanning the docs as RTF files altered the digital images of the documents.  I had to rescan everything, and alter the file names and make them pdfs so it wouldn’t alter the original I scanned in, and after I went through that second pile of stuff the scan pile size almost doubled. 

Started at 10:30 am, finished at 2:30 pm, for what turned out to be 62 pages worth of document scanning, 35 of which I had to scan twice, and every page had to be done one page at a time, while sitting on the floor, so I could feed the documents to the machine like that, because it would pull several pages at a time if I ran too many at once. I used to get paid to do this shit in an office, now I do it for free, at home! YAY!  (1/31)

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