Random Journal

Posted: 2010/11/09 in Journal

Typing to see what happens.  I just decided to do a little bit of topicless, free-form typing to see where it leads.  It always seems to make sense to start with current events in my life. 

Nikki got promoted!  She is now an Operations Performance Supervisor at West on third shift.  I got approved to move to third shift with her, so now we’re night owls.  This will be a welcome change of pace for us as change is almost always welcome.  Unfortunatly, this puts us at the forfront of the quality versus make the sale debate; who knows, maybe that means we’ll find a good balance.  Third shift isn’t horrible, we stay up a little bit after work, sleep mid day into early evening and then have a little bit of evening to enjoy before work.  We’re hitting the busy season that hopefully makes up for the previous three quarters of slowness!  I really enjoy when the pace picks up and we start moving!

We’re going to make another attempt at going to the gym regularly, this time after work instead of before.  This, of course, means that we’re not regularly going and have given up on dieting again.  It seems like a constant struggle to diet and exercise, but we’re going to keep struggling forward in it.

In my quest to further my education, I am going to have to take some classes at Jamestown Community College to prove that i can, in fact, successfully complete college courses before Edinboro will accept me, so that is what I am going to do.  I have decided not to let anyone, including myself, get in the way of improving our status in life.  I will continue to push forward until I get my Accounting degree and pass my CPA certification.  My loving wife is fully behind me in this and I’m not going to back down.

Not really sure where to go from there, so I’ll turn towards politics.  As my regular readers know, i have continued to be politically active in my posts.  I have not, however, gone and registered to vote yet.  I will refocus my commitment to do register so that i may participate in the 2012 electoral process.  In today’s world of politics, the house & senate has been split; this is, in my mind a good thing.  Yes, it slows the process down, but it ensures that all interests are considered before things get pushed through in the end.  I continue to get frustrated by our overnment throwing money down the drain.  I think that both the government and we the people need to stop throwing our money down the drain and making decisions that hurt our ecenomy.  Spending a little bit more to support local businesses is a good thing in the long term.

I don’t know why, but I just decided to shoot for a thousand word posting, lol.  Oddly, making this decision has caused my mind to stall, damnit.

WINTER IS COMING!  I’m the psychotic person that actually looks forward to winter.  Fall and then winter lead into football, hockey, skiing, and drifting.  Drifting, for those that don’t know, was invented up north as a way of driving, the South turned it into a sport, but down south they’re too big of wusses to do it on the ice.  It always takes nikki about a month to get used to the fact that, yes, I’m sliding on purpose and, no, we won’t hit anything.  We just started following hockey this year.  We’ve been trying to go to an Erie Otters home game every pay period.  We find that we really enjoy going to these minor league games and watching them play their hearts out, the fights are fun too.  I really hope that i get to go skiing this year, I’ve missed the sport so much!

Over the summer, I developed my charcoal grilling skills with our new grill.  I’ve really liked the switch to charcoal as there is more you can do to affect the taste and it feels more like an art form.  With the cold weather coming, I’ve been moving towards my thick and hearty meals.  Made an awesome beef stew when the cold season started and a mild chili last weekend.  I’ll be looking to spice up my chili, now that I know a little more about everyone’s spice tolerances and I also want to try some new thick & hearty challenges, suggestions please!  Nikki laughs when we go shopping for my creations as I never know what i’m going to put in, I just walk around the produce section and wait for items to apeal to me; hey, it’s worked so far!  I’ll keep grilling through the winter, just means i have to shovel a path to the grill, lol.  I’ve been working more towards slow cooking on the grill.  With most all cooking, it seems that the longer it takes to cook, the better it comes out in the end.  Damnit, my stomache is growling now, time to stop writing about food.

My entertainment has been dragging a little bit.  It seems like there are no good games coming out anymore.  More and more, developers are just pushing crap through and everyone’s buying it.  PS3 has given me a nice distraction from PC gaming.  i definately recommend GameFly to anyone that plays console games.  It removes having to pay $60 for a game that may suck.  We are looking forward to Cataclysm to be released for World of Warcraft.  I pre-purchased my digital version the other day and Nikki is going to go out on release day and get the disc copy.  I just started reading the new X-Force comic from Marvel.  I got the first issue at the store front and then signed up for a subscription.  I really liked the comic and found that it was almost half the cost to subscribe.  I have fallen to only being interested in books with pictures in them, lol. 

Hey, I hit a thousand words!

I shall now sign off and leave y’all to enjoy my random ramblings.  Talk to y’all later!

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