My Phone Is Gay

Posted June 25th, 2011 (7:09 am) || 2 Comments

Welp… it’s been a more or less fucked up month.

My cousin, Mark, moved up from Yuma. We’re giving him a play to crash while he looks for work and then saves up enough cash to get his own place. I haven’t seen Mark in… maybe 10ish years. Maybe more like 15. My only solid memories of him are from our grandparents house at Christmas, which was nearly 20 years ago. Funny thing is it turns out that’s his most solid memory of me too. I’m sure having the whole week on film (and recently put on a DVD) has nothing to do with it. Upon getting to know him, I’ve found Mark to be a great guy… meaning he’s an introverted gamer like the rest of us. He’s also motivated and hard working, or at least I get that impression as he got a job within a week of moving in and has already secured his own transportation to and from work.

After Mark had time to settle in (more or less), in came the visiting relatives. Aunt Jill (Marks’ mother) and my godmother, Sherry, came to visit for a few days. Well, Sherry for a few days, with Jill coming up for a few hours. I never really got to know Sherry. She’s my godmother, which in my family means Mom really liked her around the time I was born. Seems she really likes her now too, and the two had a blast playing Scrabble and other games old people play and I’m no good at.

Father’s Day came and went, though Jacob had to be reminded it was here. He’s me son and I love him, but I have to wonder sometimes.

The car’s front brakes went out, but fortunately a friend of ours was kind enough to assist in fixing them (thanks Shane!). Unfortunately when the back brakes went out a week later, we would find our friend missing some necessary tools. I’m not sure what we’re gonna do on such short notice, but hopefully they’ll last long enough to figure out how much it will cost to get them professionally done.

I washed DeAnna’s phone with the laundry. Turns out cell phones don’t take well to water… Who knew? The good news was that one of our phones was due for one of those free upgrades T-Mobile offers its customers periodically. The bad news was T-Mobile changed it’s policy a few months ago and there is no such offer anymore. The best they could due was sell us their cheapest phone for around $60. That sent us into a spin of frustrating, leading to checking out the options for changing carriers, which also lead to us finding out T-Mobile wanted to charge us up to $200 per line to break our contract. That wasn’t going to happen, so we started to look for used phones on Craigslist and eBay. As it turns out, the friend of ours that can fix front brakes had some trouble with his old phone (from T-Mobile) and was happy enough to pass it along to us. Now we’re back to three working phones, with one of them being a smartphone!

Oh yeah, and NY passed it’s Okay to be Gay thing. I’m pretty sure it’s not called that, but apparently it’s now not illegal for a dude to marry a dude there. According to the fine print it also looks like it might not be legal yet either, but it’s a step in the right (or left) direction. In either case, I’m putting up a happy rainbow desktop image on my new phone to celebrate gayness. I suppose I should find an Adam Lambert ring tone or something too…

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On Twitter

Posted May 28th, 2010 (5:26 pm) || Comments Off

Well, I’m on Twitter now.

It was inevitable I suppose.  On the upside, I can honestly say I’m among the first of my friends to be there, rather than just following the crowd to the next social networking site. Usually that’d be the only reason for being at such a place. This time I find it’s actually a fun resource, and being a member makes it that much easier to follow other people I know (mostly artists and a few websites I like, at least for now). Naturally I updated the blog to include a feed of my tweets, and I also installed a plugin to tweet when I post something new to the blog.

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Storm Palace Theme

Posted January 22nd, 2010 (6:35 am) || Comments Off

I’ve finally gotten tired of looking at my blog’s theme. I really think it look great, but it wasn’t entirely mine. I had based the design off an existing theme by another author, and by “based the design” I mean “started with his code” and then modified it to my needs. Now I probably could have easily took the look of it and redesigned it all from scratch, but why bother if it’s just going to look the same in the end? So since I was going to all that bother anyway I decided to make it look a bit different.

The Storm Palace is a zone in City of Heroes and is part of the Shadow Shard. The Shadow Shard is the location I based the previous theme’s look on, but I think the Storm Palace better suits me and this site. My character in the game has a new outfit, so I went with that for his image at the top of the site.

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Updating Facebook Status

Posted December 27th, 2009 (5:45 am) || Comments Off

It looks like this works! Yippee! My personal blog is useful again!

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One of These Days…

Posted October 4th, 2009 (6:22 pm) || Comments Off

… I’ll actually update this blog in some sort of regular fashion.


As it is, I just have so much to do I don’t seem to have the time to talk about it unless you happen to be right next to me when it happens. I did sell my calculator at any rate, and I found a job. I’m not so happy with the job, but it’s money until I find something else. I’m a salesman again. The part I hate the most is that I’m good at it, but I don’t like it. It makes me feel oily and slimy like one of those swindling snake-oil salesmen of old. Figures I had to go and get fired from a job I really like right in the middle of an economic depression where there isn’t a white-collar job to be found. At least not in my town.

Right now I’m playing Space Empires IV with DeAnna and Jacob. I think Jacob’s really getting into it. He’s designed his own empire, which is modeled a bit after the Neo-Canadians which came with an expansion pack. He’s given them ice planets as a default “cuz iz code up der ya know”. DeAnna’s playing her version of the Kassan people, who are based on an alien race in Aliens Unlimited (Palladium Books). I’m playing a unique race I made up with I found a cute anime/manga pic from somewhere. So far we’re still searching the galaxy for each other, but also so far none of us are at war with anyone worth mentioning.

The Onnanoko Imperium

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