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    • Never before

      3 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person


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      Has the act of washing my clothes been so amazing. My new washer is awesome!

      It's like a magical device from the future, seriously. This thing is so futuristic I had to spend ten minutes reading the manual to figure it out. When did appliances get to be so freaking advanced?


      Excuse me while I just watch my clothes get washed.


      !!!!

    • Radio Silence

      3 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Hi everyone,


      So, for those that are interested, here is what happened while I was radio silent over the last three years.


      The last time I was really on and active, in the sense that I had more than 15 minutes to look at the site per week, was shortly after RT Philly in 2012, after that for all intents and purposes I disappeared from the community. While it wasn't my first choice, or a decision I really liked doing, I needed to rework some personal aspects of my life.


      For those that don't know, I had a major split from an individual who was a large part of my life. This was ultimately an amazing choice but left me in a precarious situation for about 2 years. I won't go into the nitty-gritty but it was definitely one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in my life.


      At the time, I was working 3 or maybe 4 jobs and was trying to finish up my undergraduate degree and ultimately didn't have a lot of spare time to do the things that I loved. I finished my degree and graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in classical languages (Latin, Ancient Greek) when I made the decision to move back across country to California.


      Interesting fact for those that aren't too familiar with California, it's huge. Where I landed was in the fourth least populous county and dial-up was (and is) the main way people there connected to the internet.


      I transferred my position with CVS to this area and landed myself into a wonderful job in law enforcement (based out of my minor in Criminology). I learned a heck of a lot during my time there, including the fact that although I loved my job, it wasn't a perfect fit for me. I've always wanted to do something that helped bring about growth with the people I interacted with, and unfortunately the position I held didn't really allow me to do that in the way that I had hoped for. When my mother informed me that she was having some health issues, I benched that career for the foreseeable future and moved back across country for the 4th time in 8 years.


      In the past 17 months, since moving back to Maine, I've gone from working 3 jobs on a daily basis in a variety of industries in order to support my family and get my finances back on track (moving is really, really expensive) to working 1 job for the first time in about 7 or 8 years, and purchasing a house.


      At this stage, my life is amazing. I've gone from needing to work 70+ hours on a weekly basis to cover my bills to being able to survive on my base pay. My mother is doing much better and has since worked to get her health issues under control. My job is awesome, the people I work with and what I get to do is quite a bit of fun, and should I like to pursue it, my company is willing to help pay for my masters.


      Life is good.


      However, life is also quite the trickster. Last week I found out that my dream job was posted. I've been tearing myself apart trying to craft the perfect everything, from resume to cover letter because this job strikes a chord in me in a way that no other position has. I love the company and am really hoping that they'll take a chance on me. I really hope they do, because despite all the things I can do, and there are plenty of things in this world that interest me and I'm fairly positive I could rock, I have never wanted something quite this much. So I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it'll all work out the way I want it to, even if getting this position means changing careers again, or moving again, it's totally worth it to me.


      The best part? For the first time in what feels like ages, everyone I know is 100% behind me on this venture. I'm excited, even if it doesn't pan out, and I stay here, and I continue my career in the wonderful educational field where I am now, just to be able to take that chance and see, is amazing.




      Anyhow, this ended up being a much longer post than I had originally intended. I hope you all don't mind.


      Thanks for always being here.


      Toodles~

      Tash

    • When you wish upon a star...

      3 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Just a quick update:

      I'm applying for my dream job. I'm super nervous about it, just the possibility to apply for this amazing company is getting me super excited. Now to just figure out the appropriate line to walk between not sounding overly professional and not too casual because I really want to show them how much I'd love to work for them. I'm just going to cross my fingers and hope that this wonderful place I'm applying for will notice me and take a chance on me.

      I hope you all are doing well. It feels amazing to finally be bopping around back here. It's been too long, I've missed you all.

      Toodles~

      Tash

    • The great reveal

      3 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Hi friends,

      I know it's been awhile, and if any of you still follow me, I'm sure you're quite surprised to hear from me again. Anyhow, what can I update you on. Well the last three years have been a whirlwind of crazy. Between moving cross country twice, swapping careers and finally finishing out my BA, it's been a bit hectic. But excuses are lame, so here is my apology, I'm sorry I left. I miss you, please take me back.

      In other news, I had a realization the other day, and I'm sure many of you have come to the same conclusion. There is no such thing as "adulthood." Yup, I said it.

      Now to back this up with a small briefing of the last few months, Zach and myself moved back to Maine last May, we had left about a year prior to head back out West, which as it turns out, didn't agree with us. Seeking solace in the wonderful woods of Maine, we returned to my impromptu, but loved, home of the last 8 +/- years. Realizing for the first time that the job I've landed myself in pays quite well, despite my utter lack of interest in it, we discussed making a big leap.

      We bought a house.

      As I write this, I'm sitting on my crummy college couch marveling at how quickly life can change, and as of this week, I have been a homeowner for a week. It's a pretty surreal experience to say the least, as I never imagined that this would be something I'd desire to do.

      Which brings me back to my meandering point, "adulthood." Yesterday, as we're aware, was the greatest day of gluttony celebration, which I was all too happy to take part in. And as is the general plan, we spent the time with our families yesterday, where I had the same conversation 25 times.

      "I heard you bought a house! That's so exciting!"

      "Yes, it is! Thank you."

      "Don't you just feel like such an adult now? Moving on up in the adult world!"

      etc etc etc.

      While I was grateful for everyone's enthusiasm, it got me to thinking, what is adulthood? Here I am, pushing 30 and bemoaning the newest generations taste in music while waving my cane from my front lawn. (There are some perks to having your own house. :D)

      My conclusion is this, we all use the fake it til we make it method, while keeping our heads held up and nodding like we understand all the things that are occurring around us, until slowly we realize that we're absorbing more than we did before, even if it is little by little. Finally, we come to the realization that every other adult we know, is doing the same thing, and no one had their life on lock-down and knows what to expect, and how to handle it, all of the time. We each have our different strengths.

      The point of this? I don't know, but honestly, it was kind of relieving to realize that every other person I interact with is all just struggling with their personal concept of adulthood in their own way. It made me happy.

      So when I finally made it home last night, I stayed up too late, had too many sweets, played a speed run of Portal lounging on my couch, and was quite pleased with my adulthood.


      Anyhow, that's my thought for now, I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday. I have to scoot to go do laundry and prep for my mother's birthday party.

      Toodles!

      ~Tash

    • Back to reality.

      6 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Well this weekend was a blast. Outside of having a lot of driving to do for a very very short amount of time spent, I had a rocking time at RTPhilly. It was good to finally get down and do something with everyone that I've watched and gotten to know across this site.

      Unfortunately, as of this now I'm back in the sad world of responsibilities and less awesome people. Thankfully my busy schedule doesn't allow me too much time to mope, so I can hopefully stay just entangled enough in my world to be pleasantly surprised when it's already time for Pax East.

      In other news, last night was also a blast. I got to finally start up my long awaited game and I now proudly am rolling as a level 1 halfing druid!
      For those that don't know...I love me some D&D.

      Well, I suppose that's all for now. I'm going to make some heartfelt effort this year to be on more again, especially after seeing so many faces and remembering exactly why I love this community so much, I feel like it'd be good for me to not forget about all of you.

      Toodles for now!

    • To:

      6 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      You, random person/friend who upgraded me so I'm a sponsor again!
      YAY!!!
      Best birthday present eva!

    • Guilty as charged.

      7 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      So...hi guys. I miss you. And by that I mean I miss you all an unreasonable amount.
      I need to be on here more often considering I'm confused as all hell to the new profile system. smiley4.gif
      I cannot wait for classes to be over, seriously, this semester is kicking my ass.
      But the good news is that I get to go on a "mini vacation" next week!
      I'm heading down to NYC to go check out a couple of museums with the student organization I help run at my college. It'll be a whole lot of hectic fun.
      Well, back off to the grindstone for now.

    • Haircut!

      7 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Tomorrow, my hair will disappear!
      After becoming infected with the short hair bug, I've decided to chop it all off.
      Well...all that's left of it, that is.
      I sorta kinda maybe got a bit frustrated with it and chopped off my hair yesterday.
      So no more shoulder(ish) length hair.
      At the moment, it's a weird bob chin length bit.
      But as of tomorrow, I'll hopefully be able to pull of a slightly longer version of essentially a shaved head.
      Think V for Vendetta and add an inch or two.
      Hopefully, I won't look too weird.
      At any rate, I'm super excited for it.
      Pictures to come soon!

    • Vacation?

      7 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      Oh my word, I am excited.
      Not only have I managed to have two days off in a ROW, but I kicked off my "sunday" with watching season 8 with a friend this morning. He had never seen it, so it was pretty fantastic.
      Now for some much needed homework time.
      Also, do any of you folks play Terraria?
      I'm thinking I'm going to have a short gaming session while at work for the next two days.
      Miss you all!!!

    • Huzzah!

      7 years ago

      dizzyblinker Loud person

      I'm pretty sure I just rocked my ancient Greek exam!
      Now for a meeting, then work!
      My life is beautiful.
      How are all of you doing?

  • Comments (178)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Not to bad actually, and I'm making one right now thank you very much. Though I wouldn't mind that other white russian. smiley8.gif

    • casmarie

      8 years ago

      smiley0.gif Thankyou

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Oh god, so many children are going to be annoying me today.

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      youre insane.

      I love that!

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      ok I think I need to hear the rest of that story

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      I firmly believe in cabs.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Just make sure you hold it up at some point and quote The Big Lebowski.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Although that boob thing is especially awesome.

      Meh, not much going on with me. Had to do a whole bunch of stupid stuff to get ready for the school that I work at's accreditation. Seriously can't wait to have white russians and relax all weekend.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      I'm just peachy, it's getting warmer and I've got the weekend ahead of me, which is always good in my book.

      What are you frustrated about?

    • Zeke

      8 years ago

      You make me more than ever want a GOOD Rocky Horror Experience where I live!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      I'm in Oklahoma, unfortunately. The weatherman was saying we would have 6-8 inches of snow....we got less than 2. lol

      So how are you today Tash? (I accidently type Rash at first, so that's your new nickname)

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      It was supposed to happen today, but it ended up being nothing. Weatherman is dumb.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      I've been meaning to watch them, I just haven't gotten around to it. I guess that's something I could do while I'm stuck in the house for the next couple of days during snowmageddon part 2.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Awesome, I don't think I've seen any of the videos since Season 2 or 3. I'm a bad fan.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      We'll have to work on that Tash. Been on here long?

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      Wow, you really don't hold up under interrogation. I'm Matt by the way.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      So you admit that you're stalking me. smiley8.gif

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      8 years ago

      You agreed with me. CLEARLY YOU ALSO HAVE EXCELLENT TASTE.

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      hello!

    • Batpez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      haha thanks doing the costume again this weekend

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      Hey, thanks! Keep up the funny on your end as well. Hope to see you around more.

    • Zeke

      8 years ago

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    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Yeah. I may just end up workin' at the YMCA or the Boys club teachin' kids how to play sports and stuff. That'd be pretty sweet while I go to school. I'd rather be doing something a bit more involving then the job that I've got now.

      6 languages?! Yikes! Well good luck to ya. I'm certainly pullin' for ya. I'll be happy if I learn just one other language myself.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Damn, you're really gonna be all about those world languages. That's awesome dudette! Are there any other languages you're gonna study while you're in school?

      Anywhere that'll have me. Mostly I wanna work w/ kids, but right now I just need a job that'll pay the bills. In the past I've taught summer school and I wanna transfer that knowledge to a full time school. Probably a private school. But like I said, anywhere that'll have me. At the same time I want to go to school out here in NYC so that I can get my degrees finally and move on w/ my life.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I hear ya there. Man I really wish that I learned one other language in school. It would REALLY help me whenever I get out of the country. Specially Spanish or Mandarin. Either one of those under my belt and I'd be golden!

      So what're you gonna do, work for the UN when you get out or what?

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Sounds intense.

      So are you learning how to serenade dudes in several different languages? Cuz if you need somebody to practice on...

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      Just kiddin'. But that's cool, sounds like you're studyin' something that you actually like as opposed to most other people who go to college. Good for you.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Yeah, workin', but probably not as hard as you. I'm lookin' for a job that'll keep me busy while also paying me what I'm worth. Also trying to look for a school out here that's got programs in both Film and Astronomy.

      What're you goin' to school for?

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