7 years agoc0nques7
7 years agoc0nques7
9 years agoc0nques7
It's been MONTHS since my last journal, so I guess I will do a short summary of whats been going on.
During my time at my first job here in Atlanta, I started off in the warehouse at the airsoft company Airsoft Atlanta. By December of 2009, I was in the running for Storefront Manager. I was the youngest person this company had ever considered for the position. My GM took his sweet time promoting me, but by February of this year, I was given the promotion to Storefront Manager. I stayed there for about a year before I was given a job offer at another, competing airsoft company. The appeal was great. I would get to work from home, make more money, and essentially have a huge stake in a fast growing company. I worked there until May of this year, and left there paranoid, worn out, broke, and on the verge of an emotional break down. Needless to say, that was a poor career choice. However, after 3 days of being unemployed I was given another job offer from one of the men in my church, so now I am an SEO Specialist/ Internet Marketing Consultant.
Thats the business side of things.
Love life has been okay. Amanda and I called it quits a couple of weeks ago. I've put myself back on the market and have started going to the gym. Nothing new on that front so far, but hey, there's always the future!
Anyway, I'm going to try and spend a little more time on here, so hit me up when you drop by!
9 years agoc0nques7
Significant other. Partner. Best friend.
I found all of these this weekend when a very special someone came to visit. Amanda, or as many of you know her, Crazykitty, came to visit on Saturday afternoon with her mom. I was struggling to push my coworkers into closing up the store so I could finally go pick up Amanda and her mom from their hotel room. While I was waiting, I walked out to the car and got my change of clothes. I felt a vibration in my pocket. Caller ID showed "Amanda" and I answered it.
"...I'm so nervous!"
"Yeah, well, I'll be getting off work in about ten minutes, so youre going to have to get over it."
"I'm still nervous!"
As it turns out, she would be nervous for most of the night. I finally finished up things at work and drove to the hotel, which was only a few miles from my house, and consequently, my workplace. Amanda and her mom were standing at the rear of the building when I drove up, and even though I was on the phone with her, Amanda refused to look at my car.I was thinking to myself, "Oh boy...this is going to be interesting." That feeling didn't subside when I was given the most awkward hug in the existence of awkward hugs either. We continued to press on through the awkwardness, however, and took my car to the Mall of Georgia.
Our original plan was to go to Olive Garden for dinner, but since I was the only one that was REALLY hungry (I hadn't eaten since 8, and this was approaching 5:30) we decided to eat in the food court. I ordered some Taco Bell, Amanda ate nothing (you will notice a pattern) and her mom ordered some greek-wrap-thing. All I know is that it had goat in it. It was then that I proceeded to tell Amandas mom my life story.
In retrospect, maybe I should have waited till after Amanda and I had the chance to be alone.
As you all know, I lead a rather wild life a few years ago, and I just went ahead and told Amandas mom my whole story.
With Miss Gerri still reeling from the blind-sided case of word vomit from yours truly, we embarked to traverse the mall, searching for the unicorn which was "this boot I've seen before". We looked around for this damn thing, and even went into Victorias Secret (awkwardddd...) but alas, the boot that Amanda still insists exists was no where to be found. Gerri saw that some dudes in the mall were giving out massages, and she really wanted one, so we left her with an Asian dude and found ourselves a place to sit down. I at this point was still trying to talk Amanda into holding my hand. After we had been sitting on a bench for a while, and after she had taken a picture of us, her mom called to let us know that she was done with her massage, and that we should meet her outside. Amanda and I made our way back outside...hand in hand. This would be my first success of the night in getting her to relax around her boyfriend (me).
Gerri was waiting for us in JCPenny, which was the entrance that I parked at. When we were leaving the parking lot, she insisted that we stop at a McDonalds to get some tea, which I happily obliged. But yet again, the word vomit struck...
As we were approaching the interstate, Amanda asked her mom if the offer for she and I to have some alone time was still on the table. Amandas mom was very hesitant. So I, in a round about way, tried to tell her mom that Amanda and I were not going to have sex. And then I said it in a NOT so round about way. Amanda face-palmed, and Gerri just laughed...I wanted to cry...
We arrived back at the hotel after a small bout with traffic and Jerri asked me some more questions about my life, and she found out more about what had transpired between me and Heidi, and my relationship with my mom. That was kind of rough...I hadn't told anyone about that kind of stuff in a really long time.
Anyway, Amanda and I left her mom at the hotel and then we went to Frys so I could return some stuff. It was really nice to have her with me. She informed me after Frys that she needed tampons. So I, being the wonderful boyfriend that I am, took her to the nearest Target, and helped her find some tampons
After Target we wandered around Duluth for about 30 minutes trying to find a Starbucks, but apparently they don't EXIST in Duluth, and they also close at 9, so we effed that plan and drove back to the Forum
It was already dark, and we decided to go into that Barns and Noble first. There wasn't anything that we found interesting, so we opted to walk around outside. Yet again we found a bench to sit on, but this time there was much cuddling. I got really cold and suggested that we keep walking, she reluctantly agreed and we made it to the other side of the Forum before I put up another suggestion.
"Look, I am REALLY cold, can we just go get in my car?"
"*shiver* That sounds like a great idea."
We walked over to my car, and I looked across at her.
She just smiled and climbed into the back of my car. Our first kiss was shared in the back of my toasty warm car..heh...I'll never look at the back seat the same.
For the rest of the night, whenever we'd go anywhere, if there was a red light, she would lean over and kiss me. It was splendid.
On sunday I woke up early and went to breakfast with her and her mom, church, and then we went to the High Art Museum. The museum was okay, but it was just fun to get to spend time with my sweetheart. She insisted on being inappropriate, but that was fine by me :D
In short summary,
My weekend was perfect
9 years agoc0nques7
We've had a great run..but life has gotten so busy for me that I can't seem to find time for you...I mean, I'll still watch your videos and such, but I don' t think that we can go on like this. I don't talk to you, and you certainly don't talk to me. We'll still be friends...I just don't feel the same way about you.
In real life, things are going quite wonderfully. I spent the last month in Atlanta, and that time was in a HUGE house all by myself. You may ask, "Well, did you do anything wild?"
The vast majority of my time was spent on XBL with my cousins in Texas, on the phone with Amanda, or at Walmart.
I'm a freaking party animal.
I've spent the first part of this week in Louisiana helping my family pack up things at our old house. It was a great work out, but I'm so glad that it's all finished. When I wake up tomorrow I have to drive a Dodge 1500 double cab with a trailer hooked onto the back of it for 650 miles. Yeah. The biggest thing I've driven that far has been my 07' Sebring. It's mucho smallero. The pressing issues in my life right now are finishing up this damn move, tryyyyying to get a job, and the fact that HP insisted on shipping my a broken laptop. Just for that I'm going to try and get a free RAM upgrade.
10 years agoc0nques7
Instead of doing a post by numbers approach, I think I'm going to ramble on until I get tired of typing.
Because I'm not on very often anymore, my alerts get kind of backed up and I'm forced at some point to reconcile myself with them. Jesus Christ, people, 37 journal updates? 14 new pictures? If your friends in real life don't find you interesting enough to listen to your stories and look at your pictures, what makes you think we do too?
I just have no friends. :P
Anyway, this past week I've been in the Atlanta area squaring away things for my impending move up here. I got my Georgia drivers license yesterday, and I've been job hunting since Monday. I am really sick and tired of filling out job applications. Ugh. There have been a few places that decided to further their contact with me, and two of them have actually interviewed me. Both interviews went great, and I'm just waiting on some follow-up.
Next time I come up to Atlanta will be to stay. It's a weird feeling knowing that you'll be leaving behind 18 years of your life. However, in my case a lot of it I'm glad to put behind me. Literally.
The other members of Archangel Company will start recruiting next time we're at Georgetown. If you play airsoft, are in the Georgia area, and want to play on a Christian airsoft team, send me a message.
I'm cutting this a little shorter than I would have liked to only because I have to go get a shower and take care of other things today besides laying in bed and being a slug.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
10 years agoc0nques7
All of the plans are working out splendidly for me to move to Atlanta. The family I'll be staying with is super excited to have me there. I might even be able to spend some
facequality time with Amanda :).
1. My last day of work in Louisiana is slated for August 29th, and I will be moving in with the Kosters the first week of September.
2. Amanda's dad is a killer of fun D:
3. The new Sick Puppies album is pretty good, though their newest single doesn't live up to the rest of the album, nor really reflect the overall feel of the LP.
4. Audioslave is pretty beastly, and if youre in the mood for something different, try One Day as a Lion
5. I'm thinking about trying to do a vlog, but I don't know if those are still cool, or if they are kinda gay now. Thoughts?
10 years agoc0nques7
I met Amanda just over a year ago. We instantly clicked and I found myself to talking to her into the wee hours of the morning when I had important things to do in just a few hours. In fact, one time my boss actually told me to go home and catch some shut eye because I was falling asleep whilst waiting on customers. We had our ups and downs as friends, including a few fights, but we always kissed and made up after not talking for weeks, months even. Then the unthinkable happened (at least in my mind) we fell in love. Now, to understand a bit more about me, to be blunt, I was an egotist who liked to date more than one girl at the same time. A John Tucker, if you will. To skip to the point, I left her life with no warning or explanation. To be honest, I did it for good reasons. I was going to keep hurting her, and I needed to change.
So I did.
I left the internet for three months and was able to straighten out my life. At the end of May I felt that I should send Amanda an apology, and I did; a rather lengthy one at that. I really felt bad for everything I had put her through. She messaged me back and seemed rather pissed off that I left. I totally understood and tried to help her work through the hurt feelings. We eventually started talking on Xbox Live and then on Windows Live...and then on the phone...till 3am. She didn't trust me at first, and I didn't blame her one bit. Our feelings had never died, though. They still stuck around even though I was a dick, and she was hurt almost to hatred. Amazingly enough, she permits me to address her as "Girlfriend" now, and I am so very thankful that she took me back.
I love you, Amanda, and I'm so very sorry for everything I put you through. Thank you for giving me another chance.
10 years agoc0nques7
1. I'm never online anymore
2. Because I am never online anymore I have increased my ACT score from a 23 to a 27, ranking in the 93rd percentile of Louisiana Seniors, and 89th percentile of Seniors in the United States.
3. I've fallen in love. @amandarjonas
4. There is a strong possibility that I'll be moving in with a family from my church. This would mean that I could be living in Atlanta a whole 3 months before the rest of my family.
5. Still no gaming computer /irritation.
6. It's really hard to recap 4 months of my life. I've grown closer to my friends and family offline, and that is a very good thing; a blessing even.
I'm in Atlanta right now for our 4th of July church conference. It's going to be a blast, but I drove 10 hours to get here. Brain = Mush.
10 years agoc0nques7
1. I finally got my CD collection back from my friend John who has had it for over 3 months. I'm soooo glad to have my babies back :)
2. I'll be leaving on Thursday morning to go to Atlanta. This Valentines day will be spent at Team Airsoft and I am thrilled to get my hands dirty and pop off a few rounds with my new primary. Hopefully there will be a lot of pictures of me doing what I do best. NOT THAT! Sheesh...
3. Hollywood Undead has got to be one of the most god-aweful bands to ever come into existence but I cannot help but love the beat in their song "Undead".
4. On the other hand, "The Crow and the Butterfly" by Shinedown, and "Alone With the Sea" by Hurt are two songs I will never grow tired of.
5. I don't do shout-outs very often, but I figured this one was deserving. Amanda, you are awesome.
6. I've been doing 200 push ups a day for the past 5 days and I'm really starting to notice a change in both my posture and over all muscle tone. If you want to get fit, push ups are the way to go.
7. At this same time, I've also noticed that I'm developing some semblance of chest hair. Wtf?
8. I really would like to start doing a little Q&A type thing where anyone who reads my journals messages me with a question, and I pick one and answer it in the next journal. It would break from the monotony of JUST hearing about me, dontcha think?
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