That's really all that needs to be said. For far too long -- nearly a whole year, in fact -- I've been elsewhere. Creating a blog entry has rarely, if ever, been anywhere on my list of priorities. Which is a shame, really. I've pretty much lost touch with the entire community that I had here. All the people I would talk with on a somewhat regular basis, looking forward to seeing other people post things on their blogs, all of that really just.. went away.
I apologize for that. I kind of feel bad for it, honestly. Really bad. So bad, I could write a completely different blog entry that’s essentially an apology letter. But I’d rather not because it would only apply to the very few who may still be lurking around this website.
In any case, a lot has happened since the last blog post I made. And I do mean a lot. So instead of me typing on and on about every little thing that happened that impacted my life, I'll just highlight the big ones.
And just a warning, there may be a bit of language scattered around in this wall of text. So if for whatever reason that’s something you should know before diving in, now you do.
It seems like ages since I did this. (Probably because it has been.)
Summer of this year. I only have one class (that being speech) and decided that it was a reasonable time to get a job, as employers don't really like a full time student with 14+ credit hours trying to get a job during the year. I guess it's an availability issue.
In any case, I ended up finding one -- a small retail business which I was interested in. I was being paid less than minimum wage because of some probationary period stuff I don’t quite understand and worked three days out of the week from 3-5 hours. I didn’t mind it, really. I learned where everything was, I did what I was told, I made things look pretty, and whatever else newer employees did. My boss even said to me once that I learned where everything was faster than everyone else. Which was cool, I guess.
Then one day my boss decided to change the schedule a bit and add a day in there. Sure, I wrote it down on my calendar and everything, but due to my stupidity (or myself being already used to the routine I had going), I completely missed that one day. Didn’t call ahead. Didn’t tell anyone. I just up and forgot it even existed. And upon going back to work the next day that I did, I was informed that I was in violation of my probationary period and was promptly laid off.
Oops. My bad.
I understandably felt like shit afterwards. I mean, I had it written down right in front of my face and I completely missed it. But then again, I guess it was for the better. I was getting paid less than minimum wage anyway, which I believe is illegal. Either that, or there’s some weird loophole that I’m unaware of. But it was still totally my fault. Which sucks.
College. I’m still in it. This semester is all about finding out exactly what it is I want to do. I’m taking a chemistry class, a math class (although that’s a required course), a technology class, and a renewable energy class, as that field seems to be booming. I missed my chance for an automotive class, which is something I also really want to take. If I haven’t said it before, I’m kind of a gearhead. I can identify tons of cars just by looking at them. But I want to know what makes them tick. Also, I like working with my hands, so that’s also a plus.
As of right now though, I haven’t the faintest clue of what I want to go into. Which, considering this is my second year in college, isn’t the best position to be in. Hopefully something clicks with me soon during these final weeks of the third semester I’ve been in here.
I did have some fun things happen besides the crushing defeat of losing a job and the ceaseless stress of getting solid grades in college. I went on a little vacation over the summer to my cousin’s lakehouse. Fishing is always fun there, as is the swimming. The fireworks were a plus, too.
Another fun thing that happened is I went to a concert. I saw Brian Setzer perform in the most gorgeous venue. He was simply outstanding. The man knows his way around a guitar. The upright bassist was just as great. The guy was insanely talented and I doubt many people could play like he did.
The opening band, The Record Company, wasn’t bad either. In fact, they were pretty great too. I got their autographs, too, so that’s a plus.
Overall, it may have been one of the best concerts I went to. Which isn’t saying much since I’ve only been to two. But yeah. It was nice. Next on my list is Streetlight Manifesto, but I have no idea when they’ll be coming around here, if at all. We shall see.
I have made no progress on my story I kept talking about. I have no excuses.
I don’t have OR/AS or SSB4. Don’t ask me about anything related to either.
On the topic of games, I also lost my X version. But I do have AC:NL, so there’s that. If you have the urge to visit my town or something, say something in the comments I guess.
I think that’s about all there is to talk about. Again, I apologise to all of you who were waiting for me to say something. My life is a bit boring, I know. Maybe I’ll just do something where I just say things about whatever might be happening at the time. My take on current events, if you will.
That actually doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
I could totally do that.
If my previous track record has anything to say about it, this probably won’t happen.
Anyway, to wrap it all up, let me say this:
Hi. I’m not dead. Just elsewhere.
And I remember all of you.