ytrahne FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x8

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    • Sickest year ever.

      8 years ago

      ytrahne Guardian x8

      And I mean that in the literal sense. I took two days off this month already and was tempted to take off a day last week. My sinuses are the problem which is aggravating cause they had never been a problem before. This has changed though. The main reason? A job that is full of particulates. I sand pieces of resin that are parts of a larger, expensive sculpture 40 hours a week. I do wear a respirator about 85% of the time to keep out the little pieces of plastic, wood, primer and filler that are consistently floating around the workspace. I started wearing it when I realized my throat was getting phlegm-ridden about a month into working there. How I'm the only one having this reaction when the others don't wear their respirators ever... I haven't the slightest.

      I should probably sit in the sunlight that's now shining into my room (yay Spring!) and hope it slowly bakes this crap out of my nasal cavities.

    • Under the parental roof.

      8 years ago

      ytrahne Guardian x8

      I know I'm not the only person in their late 20s still living with their parents. There are a number of good and bad things about living at home after being out of school for, at this point, almost four years. The first thing that comes to mind are the positives. I think that's mostly because I'm in a good mood. The most obvious is rent.

      I pay little and get so many things that would make it impossible to try and do the things I like doing other than just surviving in the real world. What that includes right now my room, board, internet, cable, and gym membership (which has been used once this year... go me). Hell, I'm even one of those horrible children that still don't do their own laundry. That hits on a negative I'll get into later. Another good thing, because of not having to worry about all the utility bills that would come with renting my own place I can throw money at the school bills at a faster rate than I could have in the outside world. I would have not been able to get a vehicle 10 years newer than my last one and be able to save money for a car in storage that's 10 years older than me. I think a trend has emerged. More money in my pocket and general laziness. And in comes the negatives.

      Heading right at that last good point, I feel like I have done very little with my life since finishing off my schooling and being here isn't really forcing me to make any hard decisions. Not really helping me get over my fear of starting things in general. I've occasionally gotten to the point of irritation that makes me do something productive but it doesn't go too far. Doesn't quite reach the edge of the hill enough to get some momentum going. Then there's the little things. They still like me to check in if I'm going to be out long. My father always notes that I should go to bed before he goes to bed while standing in my doorway (not consistently annoying).

      I think the main thing that has been driving me crazy as of late is the fact I have to share the large TV downstairs. It would be okay if I just watched TV but that's the one that my Xbox is connected to and as I get more and more bored starting at my computer screens. I would like to try to actually finish a game or having a couple hour block to remember how to play it correctly and progress to some degree. Evenings and weekends are impossible because it's pretty much set that my father will be watching something. At this point in time it's wrestling or Chuck. The only time I really get to use the TV is after he heads to bed or if I happen to get to it before him. That second option happened to just happen this last Saturday.

      My parents left Friday night for a weekend at the cottage. A windy, cold weekend at the cottage. I woke up on Saturday morning and proceeded to switch between Brutal Legend and Linkin Park on Fuse (I think I like the new album too much). I was a little disheartened when I saw the parental truck turn into the driveway. I touched base with them and returned to the couch. My father came in and was generally confused as to what I was doing. I've actually caught my parents watching me play games. I think it would be interesting if I just followed the narrative. Unfortunately, at the time he started watching as I was just doing side quests which is hard for anyone to sit and watch. In the next hour he walked by or stood barely inside the room and would sigh. He eventually just asked if he would be able to watch TV at all. I let him have it at that point... and then took it right back when he had to go five minutes later to help out my brother with something. I let him have it again when he came back but it was just a little funny since that's how most of my weekends and evenings are when I'm not staring at this computer screen, pointlessly.

      But there is a bright light in the future. They're going on a trip just the two of them at the very beginning of the month. I'm not sure what I'll be doing with all that time but I'm seeing a hot tub party that will be ill attended in my future.

    • 8 years ago

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    • Whoops...

      9 years ago

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      I'm all for supporting something that is creative, funny and just a flat out joy to watch. I'm now a sponsor. I just admit to reading too quick to notice that it's 6x the price I was thinking/read/comprehended. Oh well. Not like it's going to booze and debauchery... oh wait...

    • 2019 years ago

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    • 2019 years ago

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