December 12 2017

Robot Crack

Way back in the day, nerdier high school years and the few following, I was really into playing role-playing games such as dungeons and dragons and Battletech. Yeah… I was a geek. Does it show? So jump ahead a few years and let’s go visit the America Live establishment on K street during the winter of 1993. I was back home over Xmas from being in the Army and some of my friends had taken me there as a welcoming home thing. Well as it turns out what they hadn’t told me was that they had a Battletech pod location there. For twenty glorious minutes I got to pilot a Mad Cat mech in all its awesome outer-sphere gloriousness. I was a god. That is until the game ended and I got my score card which showed me as having 5 kills to 4 deaths. Not a very godly ratio but I scored above 500 so that has to count for something, right? I still have that battle scorecard up in my attic along with all my other books and not touched in some time other geeky memoirs.

Oh, and… “Hi Dwight”

(I know you like to watch[READ] like the perv at the window)

*(I can’t believe some of the stuff people put on the internet)*

BOOBIES. I LIKE BOOBIES.

(I also really like pineapple… wait… pineapple flavored boobies?)

I AM WHO I AM and you… are a Dwight.

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Anyway… I recently discovered an android game called War Robots and let me tell you, on my phone and tablet, it takes me right back to those awesome 1993 graphics in all polygon boxes. The android game actually looks better than the original Battletech game but this is my memory/story so suck it.

I’ve been playing this thing like a crack whore over the past week or so.

I know it will lose its fancy soon enough but still… the pixelated crack… it burns with such nerdy passion.

Now I still got in some words yesterday morning and today (does this also blog count?) I’ve now reached the last(?) chapter of my book where I’m having one of the surviving characters being brought out of a medically induced coma to have the outcome explained to them. Yeah, I know what your thinking, riveting stuff talking about writing about a person in a coma. Sarcasm is self-evident. Only I haven’t told you who or where or under what conditions they find themselves in. So it’s not much of a spoiler. Still can’t say it’s any more interesting (more self-deprecating sarcasm).

Okay, it’s now 7:10 and I got to start polishing this bloggy off and heading over to work.

(Looks at time on cell phone) Is it crack-thirty yet?

 

😛

 

December 6 2017

So my wife and I were talking…

…in between all the interruptions from the kids and in our conversation tried to come up with the antonym to the word narcissist. We couldn’t come up with one. According to “http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/narcissistic” it’s Outgoing, Unselfish, and Sacrificing.

The actual definition of narcissism is

1. Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.

These people, whoever they might be, are at least in my personal interpretation, a cancer on civilized society.

it was during our conversation that another word came up, this being paranoia. The definition of it is “a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.”

It’s funny how similar paranoia and narcissism are when you think about it.

I would like to say more but I’ve got to get back to saving the Universe with my StarBabe story as only I can do it because I am the most gifted talented awesomist gooderist biggerist most magnificent story teller there is.

😛

Yeah, a little bit of ego is a good thing. Too much and you can drive your mental stability over the cliff into the land of delusion.

[Beep Beep!!]

 

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Bonus time

 

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20981393,00.html#what-is-narcissism-exactly–0

 

 

November 30 2017

Infinity War trailer

I got “the wood!”

😛

For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, its the next Marvel tentpole movie which just released its first official trailer.

This movie means more to me than most other people for the comics it was based upon have always had a special place in my heart and mind. Sadly the Silver Surfer, who is the protagonist of the comics version, and is one of my favorite imaginary heroes, isn’t in this version.

🙁

 

Oh well, I’m going to have to take what I get… which is going to be awesome!

Did I mention I got the wood?

 

 

😛

 

 

 

So I’m once more hiding out and writing before work. I got my headphones in and am working once more on StarBabe. I’m at a point now where I actually have two star babes and am considering killing one off as I’m trying to wrap this story up and finish it off. I know I need to kill something off (the voices inside my head are telling me this is a good thing).

More to come.

 

 

Tootles…

November 27 2017

Black(hole) Friday

Friday was a success. I got two truck bed loads of “stuff” out of my garage and to the local goodwill.

I’m thinking I need to make this a new tradition.

With my kids now being 7 & 11, we just don’t need to keep all this stuff anymore.

 

What else….

Thursday was good with the friends and family. I was the primary bird cook with my wife handling about half of the side dishes. It had to end earlier than we would have liked but medical issues are always present.

#FUParkinsons

 

On Saturday I started stringing up the Xmas lights and later that night we had some adult friends over (no it wasn’t a fishbowl party) and we got in a couple of hours of Cards Against Humanity.

Good times.

 

Sunday was a chill day where I got to do some more garage cleaning. The wife and I can now part both of our cars in the garage again. Yes, it’s a three-bay garage but we use the third bay as storage, which had unfortunately crept over into my stall. If I get more time in the near future I can see myself going to town again and getting that third side cleaned out to the point of moving a couch out there and a widescreen so I can make it into a quasi man-cave.

 

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All this brings me back to today being (Cyber)Monday and how I’m avoiding getting any real words down on my story by writing in this and daydreaming of what I might find in various sales online…. decisions-decisions….

I have actual stuff to do at work and don’t want to waste their time with my surfing so I guess I’m going to put off my story for yet another day. I didn’t touch my story over the long break but that’s okay. I thought about it in passing and now have some new ideas that I’m contemplating wiggling into the thing.

 

Well, that’s it for now,

Tootles….

 

November 15 2017

Damn Dwight(en) McD’s WiFi

Hello Peoples,

 

So here I am trying to take my union training modules online and the damn McD’s wifi isn’t throttled/fast enough to load the pages without them timing out.

Gggrrrrrr……

Guess I’m going to have to post about something else.

I saw an interesting video the other day. It just so happens to be Dwight related. Here you go Dwight…

 

So maybe you are thinking “why all the Dwight talk Dave?”

The answer is simply… “I’m trying to help my prior coworkers by helping her.”

She needs to realize she is “messed up” and has issues.

Uhhh…. no….

A squeaky wheel(er) gets noticed.

 

 

 

Squeaking (pun +1) of getting noticed,

I’ve known for over a year that she’s been reading this blog.

It wasn’t that hard to figure out because I know her personality type. She is the type of person to snoop, which I have a video of her doing, at my desk thanks to my motion-sensitive spy camera.

She is the type of person that belittles you in order to make herself feel better. It’s a trump personality type and the world has enough of this toxic behavior.

Hey Dwight, you want to know why I’ve been such an intentional pain in her side this past year? It’s because you are a bully and if you don’t stand up to the bully they will just keep doing it again and again.

You play your stupid games to mess with us and instill fear into those in the unit. Asking me to get a note from my school nurse verifying that I picked up my daughter from school… really Dwight? Talk about making things up just to harass your staff. We’ve got plenty of other examples and documentation from everyone in the unit.

You intentionally mess with people which is why I return the deed back to you. That is no way to treat your peers.

Yes, I too can play devils advocate and say, “If you are both doing it then aren’t you both at fault?”

The answer is simply she’s been doing it to the entire staff and not just me. The others, bless their little hearts, haven’t had the gusto to push back. Sometimes it takes someone of pool man vengeance levels to step up to the plate.

I’m not done Dwight, not by a long shot.

Oh, and yes, I’ve also known that a good number of other managers in the building have also been reading my posts.

I wish I had thought of this sooner but I started saying “Hello Pples” at the beginning of my posts because of this.

 

 

 

 

Well, this has been fun. Guess I had better get back to spinning my other StarBitch…er….StarBabe story…

 

Can you read me now?

November 14 2017

StarBabe Update ~53k now

Yep. Yesterday I broke down my latest writings and found out I had crossed the 50k mark. (smiles to self). I hadn’t realized I had done so with all the fragmented writing I’ve done over the past month or so.

I’m still plugging away on it and hope/expect to finish out around the 60k mark. Then I have to do the hard part and dive back into the thing and start cleaning it up. I left a good many **CleanupLater marks in the thing. I utilize the (StarStar) marks as my “get back too” markers. Sometimes I don’t use the same name throughout my works as my writing is so fragmented in when and where I get to do it. Another trick I often do is use simple generic names throughout a story and then when I get near the end and I have finally figured out what my characters final names are going to be are simply swapped out through the find and replace option in my writing software. I’ve used “Bob”, “Tina”, or even “Asshole” as temp names for various characters or villains. My latest story had me using “RedShirt2” as a human female marine sniper. I still don’t know what her final name is going to be but I’m not done with the story so there is no hurry as the [Control] + [F] keyboard keys are so forgiving.

Without wanting to give away too much, right now I have my heroes shooting it out on the beach of mostly water world with the alien bad guys. I’m working on the final parts of the story and wrapping the various threads back in on itself which can often be the most problematic as you don’t want to leave anything dangling.

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What else…

Over this last weekend, I got to watch over two additional kids as their parents went on a short trip to New Orleans. The child, nine, was a walking lying machine.  It was so funny how in one instance, he started down the steps with one version of a story, and upon reaching the bottom, had a completely different version and had contradicted everything else he had said on the way down.

It kind of made me think back to my Dwight and how immature she has to be to think she is being genuine.

Anyway…

 

I’m in training all week. It’s kind of job-related but it’s also a nice break as it gives me some mental separation from my prior Dwight going into my new job. I swear new boss has such a low bar to cross in comparison to what came before.

 

TOOTLES and Kisses

 

November 14 2017

Dwight until the end…

Hello Peoples,

 

So on my last day at the Dwight job, she pulled me aside and told me in a very stern voice, “You need to learn to listen to management.” I then said, “Point taken, now do you also agree that you could stand to listen to the members of your staff?”

She wasn’t having any of it.

 

Associations, hierarchies, organizations, are all really nothing more than partnerships in disguise.

 

There is no cure for stupid but self-admission. I don’t see her ever coming to this realization.

 

Out of a team of 8 people I was the 5th to leave over the last 12 month period. She, of course, is ignoring this fact as she likes to think that we all had other reasons for leaving. Yeah, I can admit there is some truth to this. I mean you don’t go to the grocery store for just “eggs” and typically pick up milk or other items while you are there. But the fact that you still went for and got the eggs is lost on her. The eggs in this example was the egg-scape but (ssshhhh) she’s too whacked to see through my little disguise. I guess what they say is true, ignorance is indeed bliss.

 

Note to self: No matter how hard you try to point out the obvious, you still can’t fix the stupid.

 

 

 

November 3 2017

The Stupid… it Burns…

Hello Peoples,

 

Okay, I got another ‘how stupid is Dwight’ story.

So my new boss and I had it worked out that I would start my new position over there on the 20th of November. He had a training class and I had a training class.

We discussed it.

I didn’t need to know the specifics of his and he didn’t seem to care about the specifics of mine, we had an understanding.

So yesterday I send my current Dwight an email about my accepting his job offer and my last day in her unit. Her, typical as is her behavior, tried once more to screw one of her employees over again. You see once she knows you want something she goes out of her way to screw it up.

The stupid… it burns….

She, using some false justification, released me from my job earlier than I was requesting. I had given her the standard two weeks+ notice and she shortened it so that I wouldn’t be allowed to attend the training class. She went out of her way to make sure I couldn’ attend it by releasing me earlier.

Yep, this is that kind of vindictive(stupid/cruel)

So my new boss, already loving this man, sends me an email saying I will start in his unit on the earlier date but he will allow me to still attend the training. He says “I’m going to have to suffer getting a bump in pay earlier than I had originally planned.”

Love it!

So her trying to screw me backfired again*. Thanks for the extra $200 Dwight 😉

This woman wastes more taxpayer money.

The stupid… IT BURNS!

[ * = She had me stay out of work for a 4 week period due to surgery I had for a deviated septum. I got all sorts of projects done around the house while getting paid to do them = Win/Win. The wife keeps joking that I need to sign myself up for even more surgeries. ]

One of these days I’m going to have to post more stuff about my actual stories again (or am I already doing it 😛 )

You can’t make this stuff up.

 

November 3 2017

Work ethic (???) Are you Loki crazy?

Hello Peoples,

 

I know what you are thinking, “Isn’t this blog about writing?” It is. It’s just about so many facets of a writers life; all of it in the “first draft”.

So yesterday (THORsday for those keeping track) I accepted one of the offers I had floating out there. I feel good. I feel really good. Before I had accepted the one I contacted some of my other contacts about other interviews I had gone on and you know what? They all said I had done really well (even if I had personally thought otherwise), and thought I had a good work ethic.

That was really humbling and appreciated.

It’s nice to hear that other people actually see what I do to get my work done.

My (soon to be prior) Dwight doesn’t see it. She never will. It’s so sad…. and I’m not talking about that in a selfish way. I mean she is a waste of a human being in that she chooses not to see her own nose in spite of everyone else. She is the embodiment of loathing and denial.

Yeah, I can make a typo now and again. I can also amend other peoples typos when I catch them and cover for them. Apparently, that stuff is never acknowledged and so my work goes unappreciated.

… (Smug thoughts in the spirit of humor) …

Oh well, their loss.

 

 

No longer shall I play the role of “designated decoy” to protect my fellow team members. Now they must face the trickster all on their own. (Or…. they could always request union representation?)

 

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Tonight the new Thor movie comes out. Small factoid of random stupid stuff. It was almost four years ago to the day when the last Thor movie came out and I accepted my current job. I was so excited to see that movie as I for this latest one. One could humorously say I play the role of Thor, fighting the trickster Loki while trying to save Asgard.

(WTF man? Are you high? That sounds so stupid.)

No, not high. Not high like Dwight likes to get once she gets home to the ranch.

Yes, I know.

I know a good many things about Dwight.

 

My battle may be over but there the war continues as there is still a Poolman that needs to be taken down.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: In order to write successfully one must stir emotions and live vicariously through characters that they both create and borrow from the real world. Have I done that? Be honest, you don’t know what to think right now.