I've locked up my journal as friends only. If anyone reading this wishes to be added into my journal and I know you, than feel welcome to add. If you don't know me and want to be added, please message me and let me know who you are.
I see my journal is long neglected for an update here and so much has happened. My how time flies huh?
I found myself starting a new job by the beginning of May. It was a temp job that the agency found me kinda quickly since that's what I needed. My assignment was supposed to last through August or September sometime but in any case was expected to run out. The company I worked for was Tyco Fire & Security out of Westminister, Ma. They make smoke detectors and fire control boxes for industrial use. Tyco bought outthe 100 year old company known as Symplex a decade ago and relocated operations to an old Digital Equipment building that had long since been shut down. Sometime last year, Tyco decided to relocate it's operations to parts of Canada, China and the Midwest. I had worked for a few companies in the same situation in the past so I was familiar with the process. As time went on, I saw production lines and equipment being removed and shipped to other divisions. Our production lines were expected to end on a perceived date before the 2005 fiscal year, however the work has yet to end there. We are now reworking units from China which were produced very poorly for our standards. My expected time remaining there will be three more weeks.
As my last update states, I had moved a few days before starting at Tyco. I had been staying here and there on a temporary basis until I reached a stable point where I could get a place of my own. Shortly after Anthrocon, I settled here in Toy Town. Not much of a town that I can speak of but it's a short drive to work from here. It's a one bedroom apartment above a house where a guy I work with owns. It's pretty quiet but I can't say there's a lot of work places in the area. Sometime in September, the owner of the place found out that his Mom in Ohio is not doing well health wise so he decided to repair and sell the house. I've been given some time to find another place until the end of October. I'll be quite busy with searching for a new job and a place in the next month or so. Wish me luck. :)
For those of you who have'nt seen me much online as of lately, it's because my internet service is supposedly dealing with some dial up server station issues. I call them every day and get the same answers off of them, they know, and they are working on the problem or so they say. Apparently the problem is regionwide or nationwide and there are other internet companies that share bandwidth from those same servers. The only answer I can't get from them is "When" When will these issues be resolved? They say "I can only tell you that the problem is currently being worked on" and than they go silent waiting for me to holler at them like all the rest of the customers...phooey!
I've been offline since April 1st, last Thursday. I've only managed to connect at a laggy 21 Kbs which isn't enough to open my home page. I've tried every possible server and modem setting with little luck. Sorry to those who have been attempting to reach me. If you know my phone # please call. If you want my phone # please ask. For now I'm at Fitchburg State college using the Cyber Cafe' computers only whenever possible. This is such a hassle, blah!
I've been saving all of my fortunes that I get from my fortune cookies from the past couple months or so. Kind of a trend that started when I was at the IceCat's annual X-mass team & employee party and was at the buffet eating some teriyaki chicken. I opened up the fortune cookie that came with the chicken and read it while slowly raising my head in deep thought. I was going through some serious issues during that time so you may have seen it on a prior LJ post. Here's the entire lot of them in no particular order:
Learning to forgive takes practice.
Every friend joys in your success.
Versatility is one of your outstanding traits.
Your life will be happy and peaceful.
You didn't finnish your rice.
You have a reputation for being straightforward and honest.
Constant grinding can turn an iron rod into a needle.
You form passionate relationships without compromising your independence.
Careful of a sharp tongue, you might cut your own throat.
Your life will be happy and peaceful. (yup, I got this one twice!)
A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Ok so I get a lot of the "better fortunes" and my friends I'm eating with get the fortunes that are just sayings but hey, I did offer them first choice of the cookies when the waitress put them on the table. I ask them to choose wisely but they insist on taking the cookie that is on the closest side of the table to them assuming that the fortune was meant for them.
Fun time! Yup, there are two "phony" fortunes that I tossed in the list above. *bounces* Not gonna give you any clues but if you guess the two counterfeit fortunes, you'll win a prize! Ooo! ^_^ You'll only get one guess, so as I say when the cookies are on the table, "choose wisely" ;)
I'm posting something I read on a subjournal from a friend of a friend's kid brother that I know. I just found it interesting to read Stephen's thoughts on life at the age of 14. *warning! swears!*
*snip, paste* ¥ Sub-Page: My Thery on Life:
Ok this is how i see it... Were are born in this world to grow up and fuck up with some thing or another every fucki day. Then we get a little older and then start to loose friends. Then we get them back and loose them agian and so on so forth. Then We move away... and start over i mean totally a new person can be created (only for people moving ). Then we get even older and start jobs. We loose it and get a new one... wtf is w/ that? Ne way there is nothing you can do to stop this cycle so why try and fight it? ~~~~~~> When u loose a friend or A job, Never Dwell on that. As i hope u got from my message above then u now know that life is way to fuckin short and we go through the same shit every day.... everyone does. So, if u have a problem try not to take the road of sadness and upset. work around the problem and then move on and do it agian.... Life is Way Too FUCKIN SHORT!!!!
Inside every small problem is a large problem struggling to get out. - Second Law of Blissful Ignorance
Welcome chrispardus DJ Pardus is a furry DJ leopard from Massachusetts I had met a couple years back through a raver newsgroup. I had contacted him in regards to the new furry rave scene that DJ Snowolf was starting in Boston and got the two of them together eventually. DJ Pardus is now spinning sets at numerous furry conventions nationwide.
Welcome little_tyke ! Yup, he's the new little tykester polecat sticking his fuzzy head into the furry community </span>
Well I found a song to add to my list of favorites for the millennium list on my website. It's off the Donnie Darko soundtrack and it kind of looms over my head like a dark cloud. I was emotionally moved when I listened more closely to the lyrics. Paws up to the depressing lyrics and eerie mood on this. Not sure if I recall this song from the movie but it sort of grew on me as stations are playing it more to promote the issued non-soundtrack release this week.
---Mad World performed by Andrews / Gary Jules
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kinda funny I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very mad world mad world
Children waiting for the day they feel good Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday Made to feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no one knew me Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson Look right through me, look right through me
And I find it kinda funny I find it kinda sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very mad world ... world Enlarge your world Mad world