Wednesday, April 27, 2011

It's been a really long night so I'm talking about video games.

In fact I probly could have typed this earlier. I've been wasting my time doing other things though.

Been playing a lot of Eve Online lately. One thing I must keep in mind, if you are running a mission in low sec, go with a PVP fit and be prepared for PVP. Yeah I lost a Domi a few days ago, not happy about that. Not crying over it, I knew there was a chance it could happen. No big deal really. Between running missions and building stuff and selling it on the market, I make a lot of ISK. I like the tactic that was used, vamps and neuts to drain the cap, warp scram and web, pick it apart with drones. Being that I was in a level 4 mission site, my shields were already down. That's normal, I run an active armour tank. That being said, no cap, no tank. Next Domi may use a similar idea instead of railguns like I have been using. Drones tend to get more done anyway.

I've got a blueprint for each destroyer being ME researched, when they are done, that will be my next manufacturing venture. Should bring me a fair amount of ISK. I'm stockpiling resources until the blueprints are ready.

I have also started playing Mass Effect. Never really played it before. Going to play through it and Mass Effect 2 before Mass Effect 3 is released. I now that's a ways off, but I don't get much Xbox time and some times I like to play New Vegas or something else different.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hope and Change.

Not talking about the president here. I'm talking about my job. Not bitching, whining, or trashing guest and co-worker alike either. I've got the crab for that.

There's been some changes around the hotel, hopefully for the better. That being said I'll be calling off the job search for now. It wasn't going well anyway. I think I should have gone in to something medically related. Seems to be all that's hiring around where I live. I'd rather stay, changing jobs can be a pain in the ass at times. If things get better, cool. If I can help it get better, that's cool too.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

You are just doing that to get a reaction

So I bought a new pair of gloves for riding my bike. Pretty nice, fingerless, leather palmsides with gel pads and spandex outers. They look kinda plain though. They need something. Spikes. Pyramid studs. Aluminium bits. Perspex. LED's. Something. What ever it is that I adorn them with, I'm only doing it to get a reaction.

Same goes for when I dress in all black, dye my hair in odd, bright, unnatural colours, dress in drag, whatever. I'm just doing it to get a reaction.

Or I'm just doing it to get attention.

Is it just me or does such a notion seem just absurd at best? I have been hearing this sort of thing for quite some time, usually spouted out by conservative windbags. The more conservative they are, the more insistent they are that this is exactly what I am doing. And of course I know that they are right, even when I correct them and inform them that such is regular attire. It's how I normally dress. No, still doing it to get a reaction.

What do they think I'm doing? Conducting some sort of a social experiment or something?

And you are trying to get a reaction too. And you know it. Anyone else get accused of this? Anyone care to explain the reasoning behind this accusation?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Required viewing for anyone out to convert me

Not my video, not my words, but I could not have said it better.

This comes to you from TheThinkingAtheist. Have a look at here channel.

Friday, April 15, 2011


So the interview I had yesterday went pretty well. Nice, big hotel. Overnight maintenance, housekeeping, and security. 2-3 auditors on every night. Light audit, everything is automated, no spreadsheets, no balancing, just sorting paper. Strict attendance policy that is enforced. Sounds like a dream job as far as audit work goes.

So what's the bad part? Because, you know there's got to be a bad part.The pay is a lot less than what I make now. All front desk positions there are commissioned, but even after commissions (which is not something I'm expecting to get a lot of), I'm expecting about a 25% pay cut if I'm consistently extremely lucky on every paycheck. Base pay with no commissions is more like a 40% cut. I don't think I can afford this position as much as I like everything else.

So, still looking.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bad shit, good shit

First the bad shit, I swerved to avoid hitting a parked car that was blocking the sidewalk. It was in a very narrow driveway. I had to go through the dirt to get around it. Being that it was soft loose dirt, I lost control, and flew over my handlebars. Damages? Bruised hand (part from punching the car), mild abrasions to the elbows and chin, and a cut knee. So I'm fine. The bike is OK. Amusing quote -
Dumb ass car owner: "Are you OK?"
Me: "Other than feeling a bit psychotic, JUST DANDY! Now get out of my sight before I kill you."

Good times.

Now the good shit. When I got home yesterday after my tumble, I got a call from one of the places I sent an application to. I have an interview at 4 PM today!!!! Woot!!!

And if anyone I work with is reading this, it's not like you didn't know it was coming. If you see a post here with me all giddy about a new job, consider it a 2 weeks notice.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So how's your day going?

I have less to bitch about. Its not Dead Jew On a Stick Day yet, but spring break appears to be over. My nights at work are back to normal. Well not as busy anyway. Makes me a bit less crabby. Still looking for another place to pick up a paycheck.

And speaking of crabby, I made a meme! It's my new venting point. I'm having fun with it. The purpose is for me to make fun and vent about things as they happen. No bashing of coworkers, guests, or the hotel is intended. Though some things may be exaggerated for the sake of comedy.

This Friday should be the start of my vlogging/video game comentary. I'm finally going to do it. Headset + Fraps should be a good start. If anyone could point me to a good cheap or free video editor, I'd appreciate it. I can do it on Windows or Linux. Both live on my laptop. I don't know if I'm going to make anything off this, but it's worth a shot, right? Been threatening to do it long enough.

Looks like a nice day today, too bad I'm going to sleep through part of it and spend the rest of it working at my parents' house.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This keeps up, I'm going to be on the news.

"Deranged bicyclist rapes and slaughters driver that cut him off, film at 11."

Or something like that. I was almost brought to that point this morning on the way home. Some scumbag in a BMW turned into a driveway right in front of me. I grabbed my brakes so hard I nearly went over my handlebars. If that wasn't bad enough, the fucking asshole stopped right there over the sidewalk. Just sitting there in his fucking shitbox gawking at me. I started screaming at him to get out of my way and out of my sight. "Move your shit! Move it now! Get the fuck out of my way! I will fucking rape you!" I think that last thing I said is what made him move. I was pissed. I'm so sick of this shit and getting cut off by drivers that are paying no attention is too regular of an occurrence. A cop even did it to me once! A fucking cop! A fucking Clearwater cop at that! And fucking waved at me as he went by!

I think I'm done ranting for now.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Why do I even fucking bother

Yeah I'm bitching about work again. So alert the boss and gather the front desk and front office crew around. And please, stop changing the settings on the fucking adding machine. I'm going to saw somebody's hands off over this one day.

Why do I bother following policies, procedures and protocols? Every now and again when I come in at night I find, sometimes the hard way, that someone has not quite done something right. Either that or they have completely undone something I did that fell under the heading of "doing it right." Or so I thought it was right. Maybe they had their reasons, maybe it was a special case. I don't know, but it does get a bit annoying. I'm not listing specifics, you can't make me.

Another thing that gets me - the number of people that come by the desk looking for a snack machine and the fact that there isn't one. WTF???? I think I'm going to start selling chips and candy at the desk. Maybe not. what's more annoying is the number of people that give me hell about it, like it was my fault or something.

Why do I bother coming in to work on time? Those that don't get away with it. Oh yeah, I like the overtime that I earn from having to stay late. Never mind, keep up the good work. Sleep in if you like.

And if I get one more person that walks up to the desk, belches out their last name only and expects me to know what to do with it, I will refuse be held responsible for my actions.

Like the pics? they come from the Fuck Yeah Jaded Musician Baphomet. Check it out. Right fucking now. It's fucking epic.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

So there's a lot of fucked up shit going on in the world lately

But that's not what I'm going to talk about, I want to talk about video games.

A bit of old news first -

Get hit on by a gay character in Dragon Age 2? BioWare says get over it!
So this guy goes on the BioWare forums and throws a big gay hissyfit over a gay character flirting with him. A BioWare dev totally pwned him. I posted this story on TOL when it hit, been meaning to post it here for quite some time. Especially after Lighthouse (remember him?) dropped this gem -

My brother experienced this recently. He received the game while he was staying at my place, and he made some retching noises. I went to see what it was about and he told me a male character hit on his male character. And he wasn't even playing online.

There's more wonderful gems like that in the thread I posted, fundies are almost as entertaining as games.

Eve Online just keeps getting more awesome.
FanFest happened recently and I didn't get to go. Really everyone reading this should kick me a few dollars so I can make it next year. OK, maybe not. But they did show off a lot of new and really cool stuffs. and check out this -

That rocks. I can't wait until its a reality. And it should be closer to that in the next expansion. They are finally going to have you able to get out of your ship. They are adding a captain's quarters. It's not much, just a basic in station hotel room, complete with stained sheets that do not contain your DNA. No word on if there will be dead hookers under the mattresses.

Check out CCP Games YouTube Channel for more on FanFest, there's way too much that went on there for me to post here. CCP devs are awesome, btw.

There's a new Saint's Row on the way!

That's all I got. The first two were great, I can't wait for the third.

I have a Raptr account. You should add me if you use Raptr. We can chat and compare gamer scores to see who is the biggest dork.

Seen the latest Duke Nukem Forever trailer?
You should hide the wife and kids and give it a watch.

I cannot wait until this one is released either. Duke has always had a fun game.

All that being said, DISCUSS!!!