Sunday, January 27, 2019

Victory Induced Euphoria

Hey Friends,
I know it's been a few days, but I've been really lazy!
A lot of questioning my entire life, FUN!
But today was alright... that's not true, I still question why I don't work harder, or have more money, or write more, or keep up with deadlines, or try.
Eh, I guess you do what you want and in the end suffer the consequences.
The point is I woke up, and had b-fast. I laid on the couch with Teh Cute Girlfriend for a long time, before we decided to go to the coffee shop, followed by a trip to The Op Shop Rochester, a place of vintage clothing!
But today was special, they had a clothing swap (starting at 5pm, see, I've done nothing). It was really cool, people brought random clothes, and we took random clothes, and it was a gay old time!
Then we came home and I made up some grilled cheese and tomato soup. (but fancy bread, cheese, and soup)
Then we watched Teen Titans Go! until right now.
See, I can't get myself to do things. My brain feels dead. Obligations seem to not matter... it's rough. Maybe that burnout article was right, but like the mighty Ephyra! Forever onward!

Monday, January 21, 2019

PAULINA IS MINE!!

HI!
I'M VERY EXCITED!
I GOT PAULINA EVERYBODY!
That was the worst Spirit to get. I of course got it using my immeasurable talent and skill... jk it was luck, peach killed herself while I wasn't looking. :) *shrug emoji*

Other than that, I wrote a little bit. LT invited me over, but we were gonna be homebodies. Except for wanting to dig out our car. We got all dolled up to dig out our car, but there was no shovel. The apartment said that each building would have a shovel. So, like last year, we headed down to release our car from its icy prison, but lo and behold, there was no shovel. There was a man there at first, that had a shovel, but when we returned, he was gone. Did he take the apartment shovel. Probably not, but I'm suspicious of him, 'cause I'm awful. :)
So I guess we'll just have to go back upstairs and play Super Smash Bros Ulimate. Still Fun.
I wrote a little bit, my approach Aim 1 is coming along terribly, I presume. I just can't seem to find the energy or motivation to do the thing. I really really just want to stop doing everything, but I can't :(
Maybe I'm depressed, but I'm not particularly sad, well at least not more than usual. But I don't feel like doing things. I just want to sit at home and play nintendo and D&D. The Brainery hasn't got back to me about teaching an Intro to D&D class, so I assume that I wasn't among "The Chosen".
I received an e-mail from the teacher of the Improv classes (from a mailing list). That had some other classes and things available. Maybe I should do that... or go back to Swing, I think it's been long enough that I have forgotten my bad habit... Yep, see, I wanna do everything but work a job :(
If it doesn't spark joy, is it worth keeping?

Grinding...coffee?

Hello friends,
Welcome to this the first of two single shots, same time, kinda, just one after the other,
I like commas.
The point is! I woke up. SNOWMAGEDDON 2019!
It's fine.
There was about 16" of snow. It was snowing all day.
The roads are still white. Where them plows at?
We enjoyed the day, just cuddling and keeping warm.
We did go outside.
I wanted to livestream Snowmageddon 2019.
My phone was being a piece of junk. On the plus side, it looks as though I was doing some sweet editing techniques. (but really it was just losing signal :) Oh, it also died within the 15 minutes that we were outside. It went from like 57% to dead. Teh Cute Girlfriend and I put our phones in rice, just in case though.

Ah, something I forgot to mention, I tried to get a quote on the domain raulrodriguez.com, it was 2300 dollars. I'm not paying more than $75 for that domain name, considering that it was at auction for $65, but that squatting company swooped in at the last minute to buy it to upcharge anyone that wants it. Squatting is probably ridiculously lucrative.

Anywhays. That was it for Saturday. I beat Galeem in Super Smash Bros Ultimate, that was fun. That's aboot all I can recall.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Whew!

Well, that was a few days between blags, but it was going to be a bit. Doing a bit of stuff.
But I vowed upon my oath of vengeance that I would keep up. and so I shall.
Please ignore the inconsistencies of my writing... nah, roast me for it.
Thursday:
Work, writing. LT an I played some Arkham LCG, we did an interesting thing. It was a deck build using Ythian Observers. We tried to get them through Return to the Night of the Zealot. We made it to the second scenario before I died out. I pulled 3 really bad treacheries :(
Let's see, the Thursday show, the opening show... went awful. It was worse than the previous night. The conductor came up and asked if I "adjusted any settings on the board", 'cause it was "working perfectly during the preview" that morning. I don't think she understood how sound works. She also asked if I could do anything to turn up some of the actors. I know what I'm doing, and I know when the sound's messed up, and I know when someone gives me a mic check that fails to even slightly resemble their actual performance. UGH.
Friday:
LT and I played Keyforge (work, etc. first).
For the second show, it was a little better, but it was still really rough. The conductor sent a random teacher to WATCH me do sound. I don't know what they expected.
Saturday:
I went out for the morning show at 1230. The roads were pretty rough, but I drove nice and slow. The show went fine. But apparently they received an e-mail complaining about the sound. The director stood by the sound booth this time... He doesn't give af about it, so he's fine back there. I think he's at least smart enough to realize that the job is difficult even with decent equipment, let alone this really crappy stuff. Oh, and some mom complained that the person putting mics on the girls was a guy. They didn't seem to mind that I put mics on the boys, but girls... no way. So the stage manager had even more work. I was glad to be done with this mess. I don't think I'll ever do that show again. Heck, I don't even really wanna do sound stuff. This is why I stopped doing sound things, I like doing a good job. If I don't do a good job, I hate it. Especially when I get flak from people that don't know what they're talking about. There were ways to approach me in which I would have been fine, but instead, they talked to me like I was stupid and talked behind my back, those people were awful :/

But it's over, so I spent the rest of the day relaxing with Teh Cute Girlfriend! Waiting out the snow storm :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sounding Off

Hey Friends!
I know, I know, I also hate not capitalizing the first word of sentences.
But you've got to admit, it does look cool. I once read that pro crossword people use lower case so that they can write quicker. I often wonder if they are brain geniouses.
Woke up. ate. showered. I got a text from the person in charge of the show I ran last Friday. The cords I took were theirs. I was afraid they'd ask me to take them back to Farmington (30 min away), but luckily they were going to be in Rochester, so we could exchange the cords here :)
I went over to LT's house to pick up the cables. While there, we played some Smash Brothers. (I'm still all about that Smash). When the designated time arrived, I went to meet the person at the salad bar at Wegmans.
They texted 8 minutes before the meeting time to say they were running late and that we should meet in the parking lot farthest from the store. When they showed up it was a cute exchange. They in hushed tones asked, "You got the stuff", as though we were doing something illicit. After the exchange and a laugh, we parted ways and I went home. I ate. Then I headed off to the sound gig.
The sound gig was rough. They're using an analog board with no compressor, so peaking is super probable. The mics they're using for their faces are hair mics, so they're designed to pick up more sound. The kids don't modulate their volume well, songs are random. Some rechargeable batteries don't hold a charge, so some mics turned off in Act II. The body packs are super easily muted. The handheld mics are being used at a foot away, but aren't that type of mic. Yep. Fun. It's a challenge.
Got feedback about 4 times. But at least it was over at 830pm. So I got home at 915pm-ish. I was the last person out.
That was it for the night! Hopefully tomorrow goes better ://

Filed Day

hey friends,
no, I didn't forget about you, I was just soooooo tired :)
monday morning, I got up, ate a Siggi's yogurt for b-fast, and went to work.
pretty easy so far.
i worked on the Aim I Approach section of my proposal.
i also told my boss about signing up for the vestibular research meeting.
i wasn't sure what all to sign up for, so I signed up for everything.
he said, "it's free, why wouldn't you?"
words of wisdom.

after typing all day, it was time for my writing group meeting.
they decimated my Significance section.
i was hoping that it was perfect, and that we would have time to check my Specific Aims section too.
but we spent a lot of time discussing how I was dumb :( jk

after writing group, i went home and ate some quick hummus.
why?!?!
because we (Teh Cute Girlfriend and I)  have an Intro to Woodworking class at the Rochester Makerspace!
the person in charge of the class, Rick Spencer, was fantastic.

he taught us about wood and showed us how to be safe!
we learned about and how to use the Table Saw, Joiner, Planer, Sander, Band Saw, and the Drill Press!
it was super cool! our cars turned out really great!
link to My Car.
i'm excited to keep on making stuff! next up? a game table?!?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Baking Roads

Hey friends!
So to the second post of the day. Honestly, I forgot all about teh blog. But I remembered now :)
Plus I promised to keep up with this thing this time (yes, I know I always do and then mass wipe my history).
The point is I woke up! earlier than I wanted to, but not terribly early.
I ate b-fast and said goodbye to Teh Cute Girlfriend.
I had an appointment! At a school where I'm doing a sound gig.
Well, technically I'm only supposed to supervise the kids who are supposed to run sound. LT came with me to check out the setup the first day. The problem was... all of the kids that normally do the sound decided not to do it this year. So, they wanted us to run the show. Unfortunately, that wasn't the agreement. So we renegotiated and came to an agreement. The setup at this place was pretty not great. It's not that it was bad, but the last times that they ran shows it was done at other schools with much better equipment. Some of the body packs were wrecked, some of the batteries didn't work, and two body packs and two handhelds shared receivers. Well, since we were going to have to run the show, we were given a script. We marked up the soundboard (analog, ugh) and started marking up the script. We left a little bit later, 'cause we can go through the script at home.
When I got home, I ate a little, and hung out with Teh Cute Girlfriend a little. Then we took off 'cause she had to pick up her artwork from the Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Plus, we wanted to go grocery-ing. We stopped by Wegman's and then to Wal-mart, 'cause we wanted earplugs and safety glasses (for our woodworking class tonight). We bought a chocolate donut and can of donut-holes and a tea beverage. We ate them in the car while driving. Teh Cute Girlfriend said that the chocolate covered donuts reminded her of her childhood. The powered donut-holes reminded me of my childhood, I always loved the powdered donut packs. :) Then to Costco... but it was closed, we missed it by 10 minutes :(
We finally went to pick up the artwork. Luckily we found a nearby parking spot. The lady who helped us get it down said some nice things about it and also handed us a million postcard thingies to give to friends.
After that, we went home, ate, watched some Teen Titans Go! I started a little bit of I Love You, America by Sarah Silverman. nice, relaxy night.

Victory Induced Euphoria

Hey Friends, I know it's been a few days, but I've been really lazy! A lot of questioning my entire life, FUN! But today was alri...