the obligatory end of the month update from yours truly that normally does not have ridiculously long titles for posts

Despite the ridiculously long title as mentioned in said title, I will attempt to keep this particular post as close to the bare minimum as to not only make it easier for you to finish reading but also for me to get all of this off the backburner in order to move forward to more of the new (and because I still have not adopted the use of Twitter, Bookface, and the cornucopia of other online social networking tools as a daily means of connecting with others wearing digital shrouds and expressing themselves in an ambiguous tone often misinterpreted.)

I have completed my program in education enhancement and will relieve myself from attending any classes for college credit in the near future.

I have reignited the enjoyment I receive from viewing the magnificent work of Alfred Hitchcock, mainly his television series but his full-length features are being watched as well.

I’m nearing some crossroads in my career. Yes, I wanna go for a ride. Peace out.

the sooner than later

I’m just trying to squeeze this quick post before midnight creeps up. The clock just hit 10:56pm and I’m just going to hit a few more keys or until 11pm at the latest.

We’re currently watching Zapped! right now. Prior to the movie, we ran errands for about five hours stopping at a few places. Then, I started on single player mode on Portal 2.

We ate a pizza topped with mushrooms, spinach, and garlic. We’ve had it before, and it was also tasty then. The deal was buy the frozen pizza and get a box of ice cream Drumsticks free with a coupon. Sold. Now I think it’s time to hit Publish and enjoy one. Peace out.

the autopilot

The start of the work week returned this morning. My two alarms woke me up multiple times as usual. I snapped out of bed and got ready for work as usual. I worked my eight hours and took my two breaks at their usual times.

I ran a couple errands after work, relaxed a bit at home, then went to class. I got a haircut at a new place for the first time in over five years and enjoyed a free hot & juicy cheeseburger from Wendy’s with a purchase of a small order of fries and a small drink. I could taste the difference, but it’s not too far from what they had before. The meal was still tasty, and I’ll probably end up using the three other coupons I scored for freebies.

I sat through class and had a moment of hilarity as I watched a guy that sits in front of me pull up a No Limit film on Netflix called Hot Boyz. I had to bite my tongue to prevent myself from bursting out laughing. Then footage was a thug on a high-speed chase maneuvering the streets while calamity ensued. Seeing this guy stream Netflix and sitting through the lecture was a juxtaposed. That was the funniest part of my day.

Now I’m on here wrapping up my online chores and looking forward to breakfast for dinner prepared by my valentine. Peace out.

the psyche rummage

This is my last Monday before I take on sixteen weeks of a computer-immersed all-day nightmare buffet. Anything productive I do except read comics involves the machines that coexist with us every single second we spend in this parallel. We easily spot those notebooks with those square buttons and flat squares that glow and those boxes that hum with wires attached to another glowing square, but how about all the little ones in appliances and other electronic devices? I don’t have the energy to really get into it. Bedtime.

I’m watching Hard Candy. I remember this movie being a dialog-driven situational mindf–k, and it’s getting that way as this is being typed in another window on the same screen ’cause the JW199D pwnz.

I’ve been doing more relaxing than usual these past couple weeks, but that only means I’ve only left slightly bigger gaps in the whole to-do. I look forward to the next learning phase in the Fall, the second to the last, the heart of what I need to move forward along in my career path (and hopefully some better weather alongside).

The point in my life where I have an idea of what I’m going to do with myself is closer than ever. That happier repetition is just around the corner. A little more mini-golf, a continued indulgence in Texas BBQ and chicken wings, the growth of what has already been going on for decades now: my abstract? Ellen Page’s teenage character in Hard Candy has gone berserk on the guy tied to the chair, and he’s screaming for help.

When I punch the keys, I’m working. Makin’ it rain… peanuts. Actually, it’s much better than I expected ’cause the 4th anniversary of this psyche rummage is next week. Ha! Peace out.

the rill quik

After this, I will be reviewing study guides for an exam that I am taking tomorrow afternoon.

After that exam, I will be cramming another study guide for the exam in my other class on Wednesday evening. Fortunately, this exam allows two double-sided pages of notes. I would be doomed otherwise.

The completion of that exam will conclude my summer session.

Mary and Max (IMDb 8.3/10 9,403 votes) is a movie well worth viewing. The fusion of high-quality claymation and a thought-provoking story made it a very interesting film. The way it plays out threw me for a whirl. I enjoy movies that do that to me and make a good impression on my movie memory bank.

the return to the working world

Last Monday, I started my new job. The shift starts at 5am and ends at 1pm. When I drive to work, night still covers the sky. When I’m off, it’s daytime. I wake up around 4:15-4:25am to get ready for work. My commute is less than ten minutes. I had to adjust my sleep schedule to accommodate the shift, but I have adjusted.

The job is easy and pays decent. What I enjoy most is the lack of stress. I don’t deal with customers, my tasks are not very challenging but are monitored for performance, and I can listen to my MP3 player all day long. I hope to have this job for a while, because it makes life much better than my previous job.

After I leave work, I don’t have to worry about it until I return. My co-workers are nice people, and the company has a good amount of projects to stay busy. I gave up a bunch of perks leaving my last job like a real coffee machine, a snack machine where everything costs a quarter, a soda machine where everything costs a quarter, a big desk with drawers, and health insurance that didn’t cost me anything out of pocket. Sacrifices have to be made, and I’ll be OK without any of that for now.

I sit in front of a computer in a quiet room with only a couple other workstations crunching on a keyboard all day. The day goes by relatively quick and stress-free. I look forward to leaving for the day to get things done because I can, but I don’t dread being at work nor do I dread having to go back.

I try to take a nap around 3 after I return from work, so I don’t have to go to bed around 9. I like having the ability to run errands when traffic is relatively light, and everywhere is open. I am getting my current comics read in a timely manner now. I’ve been keeping up with watching movies and catching my favorite TV shows. The worry about finding a new job is gone for now. This routine makes me happy.

This upcoming Thursday will be interesting. I plan on getting my eight hours of sleep right after my shift ends, so I can wake up in time to get prepared for the Watchmen midnight premiere at Alamo. I’m not super excited, but I am looking forward to seeing it. Once I get that movie out of my system, I’ll be eager to see the new Wolverine movie.

My bedtime is near. Peace out.