it's been like 2 1/2 years since the last time i posted. lots of things happened. 2010 is a year i'd like to forget. nothing went right, and everything went very scary and wrong. i may expand more later when i have the motivation. but 2011 was pretty ok. no complaints.
so... i finally unofficially moved to portland this past october. i've only wanted to move here since 2004, but... better late than never. i got two jobs within a week of moving, and one of them was so horrible and soul sucking that i decided it would be best for my mental health to quit both jobs and i went back to LA for the whole month of december and picked up shifts at my old job where i made more money for less effort. i officially moved back to portland this month (i brought my dogs up, that made it official) and i was hoping i could get my boring job back at fred meyer but it looks like its not gonna happen. of course the job i hated really wants me back but i'm not gonna do it unless i get really REALLY desperate. unfortunately, since i've moved here i had to get the timing belt changed on my car ($700) on monday, then yesterday my car had to get towed back to shop cause it sounded like it was gonna explode. one of my fillings fell out tuesday and if i go to the dentist they are gonna tell me i need a million dollars worth of dental work. also, one of my dogs has kidney stones and may eventually need surgery. wonderful!
for now i'm enjoying the unemployed life, but i'd like it more if i was independently wealthy and had friends.
i requested today off of work 2 weeks ago. i wrote on the request form "please call me if you cannot give me this day off so i can make other arrangements." the reason i asked for them to call me is because i only work there once a week, and because they don't have a set day that they put out the official schedule. sometimes it's ready on tuesday, sometimes saturday (which is shitty). anyway, the point is that i got no call. i thought about calling last night, but i was like... no. i told them to call me and they didn't, so it's all on them. another part of the reason why i didn't call last night was because i also requested last sunday off. that time, i called on the saturday before and asked if i had to work the next day and my manager (the one that does the schedule) was like "you requested that day off didn't you?" and i was like "yeah..." and he was like "then you don't work tomorrow." so duh, i requested today off and by the way he spoke to me the last time, i assumed that i would automatically have the day off since i requested it. i wouldn't have assumed if he didn't put it that way. just goes to show you can't trust anyone to do anything right.
now i think i am probably going to be fired, which is fine i guess since i've been wanting to quit that stupid job since i started it almost 6 years ago. the only thing that would suck is that i would lose my paid time off money, which is about $600. that's free rent money...
even shittier, is that he scheduled me for 8am even though we had just discussed the fact that i'm always late (8 is just a tad too early since i'm coming straight from my other job), so he said that he would start scheduling me at 8:15. WTF.
if i'm not fired, i'm quitting. i can't deal with that bullshit anymore. the discount isn't worth it.
that is all.
Ok, so if my computer's internet was working fine and then suddenly stopped and it said the LAN was disconnected (and it cant find any wireless networks anywhere, even though we have it) when I didn't even do anything, what do I do to fix it? The only thing I have plugged in is the charger, so i dont know how the LAN got disconnected when I never had to connect it in the first place. I don't even know what LAN is! I am stupid about computers that way. All of my roommates still have internet, so the wireless is working fine. Smart people, help me!update: so i found out from steve that my computer went into power save mode and turned off the internet connection... and for some reason, it refused to recognize the wireless switch (which was still on). it was all solved by restarting the computer. hooray!
My left shoulder hurts really bad. I barely use my left arm, so I don't know what the fuck I did to hurt it so bad.
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a. buy a $400 toshiba, and use that until i can afford the macbook (which will pretty much never happen)?
b. put the macbook on my credit card and create even more debt that i cant pay off (with the ridiculous interest rate and finance charges i've been getting)? basically i flush like $200 down the drain every month, and i'm only making like 800 a month with the shitty hours i've been getting at work... plus 550 for rent, like 100 for utilities... and i have to eat... you see how the math is working out? i tried to apply for the apple credit card thing, but i was denied. denied!
c. any other ideas?
Kittens Inspired by David After Dentist
I need a pair of workout shoes that are not ugly. Any recommendations? Can you work out in Nike dunks? I've been wearing my vans to the gym because I refuse to buy ugly running shoes. I just can't do it.
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