nrthstar

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from Harrisonburg, VA

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    • Words with Friends

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      Thanks saygoodnight! I had no idea it was on the droid now!

      Username: Nrthstar (figures, right?)

    • Anyone have....

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      ....a tablet just laying around you don't need anymore? I think I'm going to drop by Best Buy sometime this month and grab one. I have a feeling I'll hate it (my friends have told me flat out how annoying they found there's to be, the scaling is too small) but I want to give it a whirl anyway. I need something to draw on in photoshop.

      I've gotten much of my life back ever since I was fired from work. I'll take Burnie's approach to not mention names, let's just say it rhymes with Shmerizon and I worked for one of their contractors called Flextronics (the rhyming thing only works if the name is common.)

      After leaving I filed for unemployment/wrongful discharge and won. Basically, I got word that my company was starting step 1 of ending our contract with shmerizon, and I talked about it at work with a friend. Boom. Fired. Oddly I was told about this from day 1 of working with them, in training, with every level of management/employee present.

      My Father brought up the same old argument, I live in a community that's fairly large, but is isolated by a 140 miles from any major city, and so finding a job would be tough. It took me less than 2 weeks since my last job involved networking with other businesses.

      I do make HALF of what I used to make right now, and I have almost no responsibility except filing criminal complaints and following procedures/going to court, but that's so few and far between that I'm already bored with it. It does only take 35 hours a week though, so I've gotten my life/soul back with plenty of free time.

      I laugh easier, I engage people far more often, and I can finally post and read on here again! Honestly, on here and in my localized life, I've been a shitty friend thanks to the way I let me old job where me down to nothing. I'd go to the bar, and ignore everyone around me.

      As for long term goals, I feel like a massive fog has just been lifted, and now I have a ton of options. I need to get a lot more money in savings, so I can look at moving elsewhere in the country and/or go back to school, but I see these as possibilities again, and not obstacles.

    • Dead Island

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      That preview is INTENSE.

    • Unemployed

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      Getting Confirmation that your parent company is trying to downsize your department to nothing and then speaking out loud about it in an attempt to maximize your teams effectiveness so we can keep our jobs gets you fired. I should have known better, but still, a horrible start to the new year. On the up, I feel my soul returning to me today.

    • Comic Pick of the week

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      This one's going to be hard to find. The art is so amazing I actually have been ordering all available covers, which I rarely do since I don't really enjoy the collecting part nearly as I enjoy the reading part.

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      Lady Mechanika is an Aspen book, which I usually steer clear of just because they do so enjoy objectifying women, and the art may seem to be the same, but this isn't about a world of weak women, instead about incredible strong characters. The art is amazing, I'm tempted to eBay some of alternate covers since people will buy them immediately off eBay.

      As for life, it's boring as always, work, a random crazy girl, bars, board games, and Xbox/WoW. Maybe this weeks blind date won't make me want to change my phone number.

    • Nice shirt duder!

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      i had a customer in the comic shop today sporting his "Ask me about my zombie plan t-shirt". It was a good day.

    • Zug Zug

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      Somehow RT isn't blocked from work. Pretty awesome if you ask me. Black Friday was slow this year compared to years past, but maybe that's because stores opened at 3AM.

      Screeeeew that.

    • Rem cycles

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      Waking up @ 630 right in the middle of a nightmare is always horrid. It always takes awhile for me to shake off those dreams. This morning it was an awesome combination of being hunted by people that could transform into animals, at the same time as my ex coming back into my life to tell me we have a daughter and she wants me back in her life. I'm at my desk at work still trying to shake off the feeling of disgust.

      Good start Monday!

    • Comic Book Moment of the week...

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      Epiphany and young Constantine opening a time portal to old Constantine who's now engaged to Epiphany. Seriously, more people need to read Hellblazer. I'm the only person in our shop who still pulls it every week. Ever since the movie came out, readership died.

    • My weekends silver lining...

      8 years ago

      nrthstar

      So I haven't been reporting on here much about life, but generally, that's what Facebook is for. They really need to make a RT android app, I know Rachel wants it too! But since We, being Verizon, have publicly announced that we'll be getting IPADs, that could be in my future.

      My weekend has been kind of a boring bummer though since I've been sick. It's been an awesome combination of hating food, being dehydrated from my antibiotics which has caused my asthma to kick in unexpectedly, keeping me from a semi blind date this weekend. I've been having a lot of those lately thanks to my re-entry into the bar scene. It's been interesting at least. More on that when the time comes...

      On the amazing side though, I got a call back from an animal rescuer who says they have a chinchilla for me (complete with his own cage). The original owners are moving and can't take Oliver with them, so I get to meet and quite likely bring him home, tomorrow! I really hope Murph and Oliver will get along quickly, the process to introduce them can be a bit taxing if they fail to get along.

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