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Happy Independence Day! July 2, 2015

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What a week! Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Healthcare for all, so says SCOTUS. Wonderful! Unfortunately, racial and and homophobic violence have both been ramping up higher and higher, not to mention gun violence in general. Warning: Sarcastic, Satirical Videos (with possible strong language) ahead! (More about my life below the videos.)

Jon Stewart on SCOTUS ruling, and the conservative reaction:

John Oliver on Gun Control: Australia vs. US

So, 4th of July on Saturday. Many fireworks shows this weekend. Big community picnics. And lots of homework, of course.

Getting down to the final projects now. They’re fun though. Website and a Digital Library. Both will be linked here when done.

Barnes and Noble stores across the country are doing Get Pop Cultured events all this Month. This weekend is time travel weekend, and includes Throwback Thursday 1950s, Doctor Who on Friday (event at 7pm), Magic Tree house on Saturday (events starting at 11), and Outlander on Sunday(event at 2). Weee, fun!

Almost the Weekend June 26, 2015

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So looking forward to the weekend. I’ve not been sleeping well this week, much sleep will be had come Saturday. 🙂

I am officially registered for my fall Internship Culminating Experience. So, that’s happy and awesome. Classes have calmed down, so that’s good. Just need to finish up a few references and turn in the Case Study, and this week will be done.

New manager is working to get us streamlined and in shape. So far it’s going alright. I got two memberships this week, so far, so that’s major good for me. We’re making Vinyl an even bigger thing, come July, so that should be interesting. Also a TON of pop culture events in July: Dr Who, Minions, Marvel and DC, even a Manga day… and stuff for smaller kids, too like Magic Tree House. Okay, so Minions is a kid event, but I know lots of adults (self included) who love them. So, looks to be a fun month coming up.

I’m definitely taking a break, come August. 😉

Videos are Not my Thing September 26, 2013

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Week five of classes, the last week of the Tools for Success class, and the big final project is a Wordle and a video. I had a lot of trouble with lighting and sound yesterday, today I must either edit what I made, or do it all over again. Yay, fun. The group project is going well, midpoint grading happens after this weekend. So, we’ll see how the Professor thinks it’s going then. I start my Foundations class next week, too. On more month of two classes, and then November will just be down to one class to finish the semester. So far, so good.

Work is heading full steam ahead. Lots of new toys and games for the holidays. A nook price drop, for at least this week, they won’t tell us if it is permanent, they never do. Some nebulous “new thing” on the horizon, as always, for the holiday season. All the DVDs I want to own have come out this month – Dr Who 7, Ironman 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness. But I’m being good and not spending money on expensive things. Still spending most of my time in Music, so if you’re bored during the morning/early afternoon, come say hi. (And, yes, we’re still hiring, especially if you like coffee and want to work in the cafe.)

Health is pretty good. Stupid wrist is still stupid. And I keep getting headaches when I walk out the door, not sure what’s up with that, maybe I’m just not paying as much attention when I’m in the apartment and the sunlight outside reminds me. Perhaps I should get to the Chiro for my neck.

Anyway, video editing to do. See you next week.

Great Weekend September 20, 2012

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We had a great weekend hanging out with our friends. Lots of good food again, and much good company. We are definitely still recovering from all the energy spent. The four days straight of 7am shifts is not helping with that. Next week I’m up at 40 hours, but three of the shifts start at 9am, I think I like that better. It’s still rough being away from my computer that much, I really would love to get my home-based businesses up and running and making money. Anyone want to sponsor me while I get started? 😉  Just dreading my 11th holiday season in retail.

I’m told today is Firefly’s 10th anniversary. So that’s cool. Might have to watch some tonight. Need to see the new Dr Who episode(s), too. Rich said a new season of Sherlock is on Netflix. 🙂  Avengers comes out on DVD Tuesday, thanks big brother. And all too soon, it will be time for Halloween and on into the holiday rush.

 

So Much To Do September 8, 2011

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After being unmotivated last week, I’ve spent most of this week editing The Legacy of Heroes Game Master Guide. It’s been quite educational for me. Except for one stint at a very strange, but entertaining Vampire game, I’ve never had reason to read a GM’s book or a Monster book before, and this one is both in one. Really enjoying this project, and the humorous touches that Vinnie et al included in this book.

We had a nice relaxed celebration of Rich’s birthday this past weekend. A couple nice meals, some Dr Who and Torchwood. Didn’t get to go rollerblading again, due to wet weather, but we had a good time even so.

I purchased a new domain this week as well, and set up a new webhosting account with HostGator. In the coming weeks, I will be creating a portfolio there. First a demo WordPress site, then a demo Drupal site, then a demo Joomla site. After that, I’ll be studying PHP and MySQL to see what I can learn to enhance my knowledge of these systems. At some point after that, I may do a Wiki demo, too. This is not something I want to turn into a huge business, but it is something I’d like to do as one of my streams of income.

On the income note, I’ve been doing a bit of job searching, but not much, due to the large amounts of editing I left myself for this week. Next week, I’ll start putting together applications and start applying if I can find the types of jobs I want. According to my Plan, official deadline for applying to jobs is the 24th of this month.

I’ve also got a couple of story ideas floating around in my head, but they haven’t come rushing to the front quite yet. Health is doing pretty well. No major issues lately, just the usual. Life is good, and so full of opportunity and love.