It’s official folks…SQ is going back to school! Well…kinda. I’m going through a “self-paced learning” facility in order to nab some technical certifications, like the much-hunted-for MCSE certification, so I can become OFFICIALLY dangerous (to my computer). At least my place of employment is footing the bill, so it’s as good of a reason as any. Any place to get free education is worth the effort/trouble. I’ll keep ya all informed of the progress on this wild ride.
I received word today that a paycheck snafu at one of the places I work out has been resolved, so I’ll actually get PAID this week (novel thought), so they saved their own butts in my eyes, so that’s cool. I’m working on more content for the new version of the sits as well when I get a chance between jobs, fussy kids, and little sleep….HELLLP! I need to work on my comic book art more so as to get it ready. Maybe if I grafted on more hands, I’d be better at getting everything done, kinda like Xaphod Beeblebrox. I still haven’t decided on 20 or 30 entries before archiving this collection of rantings and going forward, but I’ll think on it some more.
I found out the other day that I’ve been accepted to have a comic book story submitted to a Colorado-based publisher that the issue it’ll be in will probably be in their August issue, which is SUPER cool! Also, I’ve received word from Rave’s here in Denver that new platforms have arrived, so I’m saving up for that too. Just caught the series finale of Star Trek: Voyager, and I’ll tell you this….it kicks pure butt! Arguably one of the best series finales since “Next Generation”. The DS9 finale kinda left me hanging there a bit though. Can’t wait until the new series, “Enterprise” comes out this fall though…it’s been good all-around lately!
I’m finding working in a technical environment doing customer service is not progressing forward. In my environment, we learn more, but are allowed to do less….we sign up more subs, but don’t give a rip about the current ones. I’d like to help people, but when I try to say something helpful, there is this “electronic gag” that prevents me from doing that. Why? They want to make everyone sound the same – getting in synch with the lowest common denominator! Why make people smarter if you’re going to just dumb them down again? I just don’t get this…..maybe it’s me, but it just doesn’t make sense.
The new pages are taking shape, slowly but surely…family life does that to you, ya know. Just got word from Rave’s about new chunky sandals she got in for summer, so I’ll have to go check those out (not that I have money, but lots of curiosity). I get myself into so much trouble that way. At least with platforms, you don’t get stuck by broken glass and the like on the sidewalks, not that there is much of that. Hopefully, I’ll get net access at home again, so I can be a bit more creative about what I put in my pages….like art (D’OH!). My friend Chris told me that content is what a site should be about and I agree with that, and I can type quite well in my opinion. I may be getting my comic book published by a local publisher soon, so I’m working on ideas for that too. I might make it big someday…we’ll just have to wait and see.
Back again after a week off from working at either job in order to bring a new life into the world. Now we have a daughter AND a son! Wheee…here comes the mass-hysteria! I’ve been told by family members that I essentially need to “hide my lifestyle” from my son, and I’m thinking it goes against my nature to hide myself from people..besides, kids can make their own choices and I’d like my son to grow up with an open mind. I feel if you hide parts of yourself from your children, you’re basically living a lie, and you should have total honesty with your children. Life will get even more interesting as they go to school, and then the lessons of life will trickle in little by little…it’ll be OK, really. It’s bad when parents hide themselves from their kids, since it will only hurt them when they realize you’ve hidden things from them. Let the fun begin!
OK…things are better with the part-time job now, since I cut my own hours down from 26 to 20. At least I can get some of that thing they call….oh yeah, SLEEP at night. I’ve found places I can order Japanese Big O Laserdiscs, as well as waiting for the US release on DVD, so I’ll be ready for it either way, since I found out that the episodes on Toonami are cut for one reason or another. I’m getting a tiny bit self-conscious again, so I’ll have to get out of the house and alleviate that dilemma from coming up again…people who know my fashion tastes will relate to this one. I’ll try to work on another article tonight and then go from there. Oh yeah…new pages are in the works under “Utopia”. The links will activate as each page is finished. The new version of the page is coming soon, I hope. More later.
I’m getting this feeling I’m being ignored at my morning job when I raise concerns and nothing is getting done about it. They say good employee relations is a two-way street – then why is mine facing the wrong way on one? Maybe I’m in the wrong business for a morning job, which is why my primary job is technical (not much more than dealing with “I-D-10-T issues”). I’ll be glad when I can just work one job again, and reclaim parts of my life that now are lost in the ether. I need to work on my new site some more…it is taking good shape now, and I’m quite pleased with the results, as I’m sure you all will be once it’s done. I’m still working on my “Big O” pages, so I’ll do that part once it’s completed. This year…Nan Desu Kan 2001 here in Denver, so you know I’ll be there, although I’ll be donating time, and not as a guest *sigh* oh well….more later. It will get better. I’m working on my fashion freedom some more and getting a good few looks together before I storm the city once again. Who knows…maybe I’ll do a show this year yet!