Conference, Visits, and Cuba

It has been a very long week.

I was running the A/V system for the annual district conference of the Southwestern District of the C&MA, long days but a lot of fun overall.

Then Friday I took a quick trip out to TN to meet with D, a most enjoyable if sadly short encounter, flew there Friday afternoon, met her in the evening, and flew home Saturday morning.

Went to the movie theater last night and saw The Fighting Temptations, was pretty good but I felt a bit out of place as I was the only white guy in the theater, although there were several white guys in the film. The movie itself was good and the music was fun, although I don’t generally listen to Gospel style music, it’s fun every once in a while and it was fun to see a movie with a decent story and a family friendly environment. So give it a try.

This morning I felt quite sick with the flu so I didn’t go to church, more for being worried that I would infect the congregation then for my own purposes, so I spent most of today playing Warcraft III and then editing some ACTD transcripts for the Artemis.

That’s about all for tonight I guess, ttyl

Tired and writing

It’s been a very long day, yet i’m still up, I couldn’t sleep so I wrote another chapter of my fanfic, up to 13 chapters now (14 if you include the prologue) and is very close to being done, course I really thought I’d be done at chapter 10, but I just kinda kept going, I think there will only be one more chapter but I’m not sure, I may extend it.Today was an overall nice day, I got a fun task to do next week, I got some work done, I watched the season pramier of Enterprise and best of all, I got permission from my mom to visit D next weekend. Well not much to say about today, I’ll write a review of The Xindi soon and get it up at the SubspaceLink, ttfn!

Internet Fads

Anybody remember these? The Computer industry is just about the only industry in the universe where you can reminess about the “good ole days” of 1996. Seriously though, although the page is about the slowing fad of Flash Mobs, it gives a quick review of the past fads of the internet like the Dancing Baby, HampsterDance, and All Your Base Are Belong to Us.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us
Anyway, I actually saw that several days ago but i figured I should put a reference to it in my blog, so feel free to click the icons above to see a little peice of Internet History.
I was up working on upgrading and reinstalling a server all night last night, but finally got it just about ready to send to San Jose, as such I got to work very late today and when I got there I was feeling “blah”, I just didn’t want to do anything. What’s more, Harold was wanting to discuss how he thinks all churches are corrupt because they pay their pastors, no matter how much I tried to point out to him that being a pastor is a full time job and should be supported so that he could devote his time to serving the community instead of working a 2nd job just to survive, he disagrees, he seems to think that the tithes given at church should go towards supporting the community and somehow the financial needs of the church (like mortgage payments on the building and upkeeping and staff members and many other things that a church needs to function). Anyway I spent my time working on a few menial tasks like the ARIN IP requisition forms for our ISP we are starting up, and working on our classified advertisements for our employment ads).
Tonight I went over to the house of a member of my church’s youth group to work with him on the christmas play I wrote, we are weeding out the flaws in the script and getting ready to get started, was over there for a while and got a lot prepared, I think the Christmas Play is going to be awesome, when I’ve got more I might post the script online for anyone who cares to read it. Anyway, that’s all for now, talk to ya’ll later.

Headaches, Work Hatred, and worries of love

Ah another day, another bout of pain…. I am really wondering why my head is hurting so much lately, but it is really bugging me how much my head hurts at times. I cannot remember ever not having a headache in my life, but lately they have been really bad, I guess it must be stress. Have i mentioned lately how much I absolutely hate my job? Oh… I did, oh well, I’m saying it again anyway, I hate working for Metrotime!

My boss was complaining about absolutely everything today, even though I managed to accomplish not 1 but 3 major tasks today, which considering I’m the entire IT department of that company is a major accomlishment indeed, yet for whatever reason he was complaining about everything today, things weren’t working exactly the way he wanted so I’d fix that, then I’d go back to working on a major task, then he’d be complaining about something else and I’d fix that, and go back to the major task, so between fielding his whining and getting 3 major tasks done, I worked a very hard day for barely any gratitude at all! Oh I hope I can find a better job soon, or I think the stress of this hard work with little pay and no appreciation will end up putting me in a psych ward.

At least I was able to talk to D for a long time tonight, it’s rare that I’m able to get ahold of her and I do enjoy talking to her, so the few times I can talk to her on the phone are always a good way to lift my spirits for the day. Unlike me, she had a good day, however when I called her she said she was waiting for a call from her old boyfriend, so I’m wondering if that means she is getting back together with him, I hope not because I was really hoping to be her new boyfriend. Course I probably shouldn’t write this cause D is just about the only person I know who ever reads this, and I hope that if she does she won’t get mad at me or anything. And if she does… D, I’m so looking forward to visiting you.