I’m bummed. Really freakin’ bummed…….and for a pretty heavy reason – literally.
I stepped on the scale and came to a horrifying realization….I’m like over a hundred pounds overweight! I stepped on one of those health-tells-you-your-ideal-weight scales many moons ago, and for my size and build I should weigh about 185 pounds. I’m well over that, so I really gotta do something drastic. No, I’m not desperate enough to do that gastric bypass thing, since that has been determined to be risky and pretty much a stupid thing to do, so I have to do the next sensible thing – start really watching what I put into my body……you know…..turning to healthier stuff.
It’s funny how when you go shopping, the healthier stuff is always priced higher than the fattening stuff. You think it’s a conspiracy by the food producers to keep the populace…….FAT, or something? I kinda think so myself. Well, it’s time to get cracking, get motivated, and actually start DOING something about this!
Yes, boys and girls…..the ShockQueen is going on a self-induced diet. It’s gotta be done….and done……NOW.
Well, I got paid today for my website project. Yes, it was less than I wanted, but I figure it like this……given a choice between something and nothing, I’ll take something any day. So it’s all good after all.
To anyone who ever makes websites for a living, be sure to be absolutely meticulous in your record-keeping and time spent on a project – and never, never, NEVER do business with either friends or employers…..you will ALWAYS end up getting screwed over in the end, no mistake. I think I’m just going to keep doing my own sites, and anyone else who wants one done for them can get bent. I’m done with dealing with double-crossing, back-stabbing people…..the lot of them.
I guess I should have learned after the last fartknocker tried to screw me over (see the features section on my site for “Battle Of The Century” for details on this ugly incident). To blazes with the lot of them. Try to get a fair price, and you just end up getting screwed over in the end…..unless you get the money UP FRONT and in writing.
I got an offer on a site that I had started a project on over a year ago, and then when all was said and done, got an offer that wasn’t even HALF what I expected. I put tons of work in it, did lots of creative inspiration, and then they offer me like a THIRD of what I wanted. What a crock, after all I did on it for them. I was promised options that never came through, and so now I’ve been screwed over TWICE by the same people. First, getting rid of me from my job with not enough notice to even LIVE in the same area anymore, causing me to move…..AGAIN….and now they wanna do this low-ball stunt!
Thank goodness I have my magic DELETE key just in case. No one gets a freebie site out of THIS creative brain anymore. SHEESH!
Well, the trip to Denver didn’t go through due to the course of events since planning it, but at least some things went well. I finally made one of my dreams come true……to ditch my glasses in favor of some lenses instead. They feel natural after only a week, and next year, I’m going to see a specialist about my eye disorder. I can’t see true 3D you know, so I have had to fake it all my life. It kept me out of the military as well (go figure) – which I guess is OK since I didn’t want to die early anyhow (yes, we know the ugly truth about what is going on over there, but I digress).
So if that goes well too, then I might consider laser surgery to permanently fix my eyesight and make it to where I don’t have to worry about anything at all. If they could fix my 3D problem, then I’d be in 7th heaven!
This is a great feeling of freedom in the meantime though! Now if I want to go out in style, I don’t have to worry about co-ordinating it with glasses anymore! Yahoooooo!