zerowing

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    • What a year it has been

      11 years ago

      zerowing

      I have to say its been a hell of a year for me. And the reason why I paused to think about this last year is that on this coming Monday I am turning 23. Thats right its my birthday Monday, oh yay. I'm sorry that I'm not a lil more entergetic about my own birthday but its been one hell of a year.

      Lets see where to begin.
      Since last year I finished College just barely but at least I got my degree and I'm done with school with no debt. Which is a hell of a accomplishment in this country. After that I moved home and started the job search for something in my field of course my profession is all about the portfolio along with what you can program these days (So yea its been hard to find work). But I found something temporary so that I could save up while continuing my job hunt. Well three months later I finally found something and the week that I find that I got the job I get laid off from the other.
      Talk about timing. I was happy that I finally found something in my field so that I can finally get some experience. Well I was working at a copy shop. And I was getting dicked around there. Those people were just using me, I was getting shit pay and no benefits. It was a horrible job. So after being there for three months I get fired for a bullshit reason. "You haven't progress far enough in the time you've been here," which is exactly what they said. Alright I'm sorry that you feel that way but hey I was only there for 3 months what do you want me to do run the store all by myself (which is exactly what they wanted me to do for a week at a time).
      So at least I had my part time job that kept me afloat until I finally scored the greatest job I have ever had at Microsoft working through Volt as a Game Tester. A great way to talk to developers and artist to figure out what I need to focus on so that I can get a job later on as a concept game artist. Good hours, fun people, and Benefits. The key thing. So I'm doing this job for about a month and a half and I get told I'm going to be assigned to a new game. Which is fine by me seeing that I was going to be put on Halo Wars. So the night before all of us are going to start testing it, oh yea the studio e-mails all of our bosses and tells them that their going to push back the release date. So what happened to all of us oh yea we all get laid off. Which sucks because its just the luck of the draw on that, but still it would have been nice to kept that job (which I'll be getting back in Feb).
      But yea for the past month now I have been without work and looking like mad to find something within my field and all I have been getting is nos. You don't have enough experience, You portfolio is not strong enough, You don't fit our needs. I'm sick of this shit why can't things just work out for me dammit.

      But hey theres oh so much more but thats for tomorrow.

    • Another year another PAX missed

      11 years ago

      zerowing

      Well like always I had to work during PAX which really sucks in my scope of things. This is the 3rd year in a row that I've had to miss PAX due to work. But hey there is always next year. A side not at least yesterday was funny at work, we no longer have 2 working box beds, the one I was driving (back to the warehouse at the end of the day) died on I-405 north bound. That thing finally gave up enough oil on the trip to have the engine seize up. What a Glorious sound it made.

      But in other news I have acquired myself a new job through a temp agency to do Game Testing at Microsoft for 6 months with a possibility of re-employment. I can't wait to start this job along with I am going to be test "Too Human". its going to be sweet I've been looking at all of the production info for it and damn I can't wait to start playing. Oh on another note as well, I interviewed so well they already gave me a pay raise lol. Isn't that bitchin. Well all I have to get some sleep I know its 7am but damnit I had a 15 hour shift yesterday. Seeya later kiddies

    • In the same boat as last time

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well I wish I had some great news to bring up the mood from my last Journal entry but I don't. Well after that last job I found and started a new job the next week. Which was nice to know that as soon as I ended that job I had another. And I have been working at this new job for a few months now. I've been learning a lot and figuring out what I need to do in this business. During these months I found an apartment (which I've signed a 6 month lease to start in July) and I sold my truck and got myself a hybrid. But yea as soon as I get ahead something happens (something always does) my boss talked to me after closing yesterday and said that I had till the end of the week. I thought I was doing alright but I guess not. I just wish I could catch a break. I really do. But hey all I can do is look at this as an experience builder along with a time to learn what I really want to do (which is design than working in a copy shop). So all I can do is look for the next thing and hope it comes real soon.

      And hey for you guys that gave me reassurance in the last Journal thanks.

      I'll post pics of my place and my car soon. Seeya

    • Well Damn

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Man I don't know what it is about being a recent grad but yea it seems like no one wants to hire you. I mean I have a few possibilities right now and I hope from this free lance job that I am doing that I'll get hired full time but I have no idea now. Since the end of January I had a part time job at Cascadia Community College but yea today I got my 2 week notice from my boss. He doesn't really wanna lay me off but he has to hire a student full time because of the workforce from Financial Aid. I'm not really happy that I'm getting the boot but yea this job was temporary job any ways. I just wish I was able to leave this job with the knowedge that I had another one to go to. God damnit I hate this.

    • Help me find a home Please

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well Hello everyone how is the world today? On my end its alright I guess. The Job hunt is going lower than I thought possible but I'm not quiting yet. I still have many more Resumes to pass out lol. And as long as I have an e-mail account thats what I'll be doing. But thats not the main reason I am writing this Journal. the reason being is that I have lost my school server space so now I need to find a new place to host my newly remodeled site. So on that Note I am starting a contest

      *** Fine me a new Home Page ***

      The rules are symple:
      - please send me a message or a Journal comment
      - the message or comment must contain a url to a web hosting site
      - all submissions must be made before February 21st

      see isn't that easy enough for anyone to fallow

      alrighty the one who finds me the best deal so that I can host my site will be getting 50 mod points.

      Well there ya go kiddies, Have fun and I'll hopefully have a new place to call home in a week with your help. Thanks all

    • Everything Must Go!!!

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      I have to say this is the coolest thing I've seen done on this site....you better enter quick

      http://rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=1491900

    • Go Punxsutawney Phil

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well well spring is comin early this year and it about time. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on friday so spring is comin early. I just hope I don't wake up tomarrow and its the same day all over again. Bye all

    • Its Time for my life to begin

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well holy crap. I never thought this day would come. I'M DONE WITH COLLEGE. It came really close to where I might have to stay at Washington State University for another semester (which is why I held off on this, untill I got my grades) but I passed all of my classes. Man what a 3 years its been here, I am just so happy that its done. Now I can start my life and get my carrer going. I will post some pictures of my graduation a lil later on. I can't believe that I am done but at the same time it feels so good to get it all out of the way. Thanks to all the people who supported me through this, you know who you are. I just hope now that some things will come a little easier. Talk to you all later. Peace

    • APPLE CUP, WHY GOD WHY?

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well today was a good day up untill the Cougs lost to the fucking Huskey's. God damnit, I am so mad right now, we had the perfect shot to go to a semi-decent bowl game this year. We lost to the worst team in the Pac 10. If we won it would have been the first time in our schools history to win three Apple Cups in a row. Son of a bitch I wanted to go to Vegas damnit. I wanted to get stupid in Vegas, why god WHY!!!!! And if your from WA you already know Huskey is the polite name for BITCH. If some key teams lose we still might have a chance to go to a bowl game but I doubt it.
      Well other than that peice of bad news. Tomarrow will be a great day for me. I plan on drinkin from when the sun comes up till it goes down (which is 5am till about 4pm). And you must be asking urself why would I do such a thing. Well I have 2 words for you people "My Birthday". Thats right people I'mm turnin 22 hells yea. I can't wait.
      Well all I'll talk to ya later, untill next time
      Peace

    • Halloween is Coming up Fast

      12 years ago

      zerowing

      Well last year I did a little program with my dorm, when I lived in the dorms. It was called "Trick or Treat for the Needy". That was the second time that I did that program and I'm happy to say it went off great the numbers were 1834 food items and 500 dollars that went with it. Well this year even though I'm not in the dorm to do this little program, the dorm is doing it any way. And they are bringing in two other dorms to do this as well. Each dorm will be taking a neighborhood, so that triples what we did last year. I am so happy that this has taken off so much in a year. When I get back from my little LA trip to see WSU vs UCLA, I'll be taking part in this little program again, but just as a helper this time not the orcistrator of this. And if you remember I went as Scilent Bob last year and this one I'm going as Daniel Jackson from Stargate SG-1. Oh how I can't wait

  • Comments (245)

    • Im_a_girl

      10 years ago

      yout getting a little girl corgi too?!?!

      :D

    • bi_pagan

      10 years ago

      You know what...you're right! I've never taken Valum though.

    • Epitaph FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tonight at 11:00 DOOOOOM

      10 years ago

      It was a failed attempt. The ball in the can made it harder to get suction. If you look the can is starting to fall off.

    • Im_a_girl

      10 years ago

      oooo
      well than we need SWORD CHUCKS FOR OUR FIGHTER FRIEND!!!

      ( or was he called warrior in 8-bit theatre???)

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

      10 years ago

      Mostly because I didn't realize how crappy some of it was when I bought it (actually, the schnapps and amaretto taste fine), and I was on a budget.

    • Im_a_girl

      10 years ago

      SWEET black mages are cool too:))

    • Athena167

      10 years ago

      lol i doubt it....there is no coast between canada and the us...besides....if there was, his job would be to kick your happy ass back to the us if they caught you border hopping illegally......

    • Athena167

      10 years ago

      lol......my husband works for homeland security...i can tell you how much of a pain in the ass it is

    • Athena167

      10 years ago

      things have been stressfull.....roomates, inlaws, aunt.......its been difficult lately.....plus i find it diffiult to get a job.

    • blarghonk21

      10 years ago

      hey there. Just thought I'd drop by and say hello.

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Hello
      How goes life?

    • blarghonk21

      11 years ago

      gotta go for now sweetie, but I'll be back sometime soon, I'm sure.

    • blarghonk21

      11 years ago

      hey hon. Got drunk. That was tons of fun. Played apples to apples for my first time. That was today, too. How have things been with you?

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      microphone day! ^_^

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Hello
      How are you?

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Hallo
      How goes life?

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Thanks
      I have a feeling I won't get to talk to him till Monday at the earliest. Oh well.
      As long as I have distractions I should be alright

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Ah
      Yeah right now I'm just waiting and hoping a certain person gets on while I'm on

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      I'm doing pretty well
      Still nervous because I still haven't gotten to talk to that person about what they wanted to talk about and I keep overthinking it.
      But I got some games today so I should have enough distractions for awhile.

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Hello
      How are you?

    • amber

      11 years ago

      only 2 weeks? that's kinda a piss poor effort, let alone an imaginary one! smiley8.gif

      Post edited 6/13/08 2:48AM

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      Hey sorry I missed your IM earlier

    • hugsnkisses2

      11 years ago

      just been havinga fn and chillin at home a lot.
      watching a lot of movies too... lol...

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      I would imagine so
      Good luck with that

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Yeah
      Sounds like great plans

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Haha.
      That would be a great day

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Yeah thanks
      It just annoys me because the dude who hit me with it (who is an abusive ex of mine) tried to get me to go back out with him afterwards. I'm just annoyed with stupidity.

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Ticked because I got hit in the head with a concerte block, and nervous because someone close to me says we need to talk and that it's very important.
      Last time they said something like that they ended up proposing to me
      so I know it's probably something big.
      And sometimes when I have nothing to do I start over thinking about stuff.

    • Kat13666

      11 years ago

      Your welcome.
      I'm doing alright just a lil nerbvous and ticked. but otehr than that nothing to complain about.
      How about you?

    • hugsnkisses2

      11 years ago

      hey whtas up whats up??

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      You can get me on yahoo: celtic.priestess

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      So how have you been? We haven't talked in forever lol

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      Yeah I would. :)

    • gunfire

      11 years ago

      toast555@hotmail.com

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      eh, I have no way of getting down there, and I've already got plans this weekend anyways. Thanks for the offer tho, I hope you have a blast

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      lucky bastard....

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      Fairly good, and how about yourself?

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      Beyond Good and Evil

    • funki_monki

      11 years ago

      He's a cutie... but he doesn't even fit in the chair anymore

    • FantasyNinja

      11 years ago

      I just read about your favorite games and as soon as I saw "Duck Hunt".... oh man that brought me back! Gotta love the classics! XD

    • ulovekelly

      11 years ago

      yea i thought it was too! lol

    • Laird

      11 years ago

      yes/

    • Laird

      11 years ago

      waiting on msn

    • Laird

      11 years ago

      Hey, I don't think it would be advisable to come around today, I gots the sarz(fplhem and the coffing)

    • Laird

      11 years ago

      I guess we can do that, just the face to face would have to be quick...kinda busy on sunday.

    • Laird

      11 years ago

      Check your email dude.

    • bi_pagan

      11 years ago

      I so did. I couldn't help it, I love it lol

    • Wheelz_TTV

      11 years ago

      Oh you know it Trek Preview

    • MomGamer

      11 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

    • RvBCanwest

      11 years ago

      I hear you want to come visit me?

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