Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Back to it

Well, I've successfully flipped my life 180 degrees in the last 2 months. In early December I was working a dead end job at a pawn shop, doing soul-crushing work for a shit boss who didn't pay me as much as McDonalds would have had I worked for them as long...oh and I had no life. I walked in one day...decided I couldn't do it anymore and quit on the spot.

I went back to Illinois for a couple of weeks over christmas and spent some quality time with my parents and little sis, and quite a bit of time with all my friends. I needed a mental break from life, and was able to come back home with a new drive.

Now I'm back in school, taking classes that I actually enjoy and just started working at a dueling piano bar as a bouncer. Which, besides being a cool ass job, is a perfect for me while going to school...they aren't even open while I'm at class so I don't have to worry about scheduling conflicts. On top of all this going so well, my roommate and I are about to move into a much nicer house (hopefully). 2011 seems to be shaping up rather nicely so far and quiting my job was the best decision I made in 2010.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Face to face please.

Why am I so bad at communication if it isn't face to face? I've been called a "social beast" by a friend who had some social anxiety problems, and took the role of Social Director (guy who plans parties, invites everyone, dishes out info as needed, etc.) of my group of friends. I don't have any problems dealing with people in real life.

I recently moved to another state and stopped talking to anyone back home...not because I'm angry, or think I'm better off without them...it's just that I don't know how to talk to people unless I'm speaking to them in person. I don't call, text, e-mail or even facebook. Hell if i get a message while I'm on facebook I usually log off and if they ask I tell them I left it up while I was afk.

Anyone else have this problem? Or is it just me slowly becoming a luddite?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Any chance for a babblefish?

I've decided to start learning another language with the hep of the internet, and this nifty little site www.livemocha.com. Right now I'm trying to learn french and it's going fairly well so far, helped a little by the knowledge ground into me from ms scott's french lessons from k-5. Although after I finish the first 'class' of french, I think I'll try another language and see how I like it compared to french, plus I actually took 2 years worth of german in high school.

What is on your mind?

I'm going home for Christmas soon. It'll be good to see family again, although I don't wanna get my hopes up to high...going home usually just reminds me of why I left. My kid sister misses me quite a bit, and I want to spend a lot of time with her...it's been too long since we bonded on level deeper than sharing a few drinks or a shallow talk on the phone.

The friends I have back home are an interesting bunch, a hodge-podge of people with no other click to associate with, finding a common bond between us all and becomming a very close-knit bunch. Who's done what with their lives since I left, and how much does everyone still hang out? It may be a little self-centered, but I can't help but to think that I was the glue that held the group together. The 'Social Director' if you will.

First attempt

First attempt at blogging...we shall see how this works out.