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Fresh Look

I know I don’t post to my blog often, but I’d seriously like to do something about that.  Perhaps I’ll even start categorizing my posts….

Yeah.  Probably not.

Anyway,  I’ve got a “fresh new look” for my blog.   Just thought I’d point that out.

This is a short post.


Quick Summary of a Full Day

I wanna get to bed but first I’ll quickly update my blog with highlights from today’s adventures.

Woke up early and got a bit of work done.  Picked up my sister and we ran a few errands and had breakfast/lunch at Hometown Buffet.  Pretty nice early in the morning when all the annoying kids are in school.  We went to Costco where I signed up for my first membership there and then proceeded to purchase a few things.  I had $70 in Costco cash cards and nearly spent it all on only a few items.

Later I completed my first custom Portal 2 test chamber, then had dinner.  After dinner I wanted to watch Ethan play my level but his Portal 2 wouldn’t load the custom content.  While he redownloaded Portal 2 we each took a shot at playing Slender, which is far more horrifying to play than I am usually willing to admit.  Honestly if I were by myself in a dark room playing the game with the audio turned up I would be absolutely terrified.

Ethan eventually got his Portal 2 to load the content properly but he only had a few minutes to try the first part of my custom level before he had to get to bed.  Sigh.
So now here I am and I’m going to get ready for bed now.
Also FYI I left out a lot of possibly interesting details.  Meh?


OH, the Humidity!

Today’s been a pretty busy day.  Uhh… honestly don’t remember how it really started, but I do remember Lisa and I setting up our “new” bed frame in our bed room.  We got the box frames (two twins, doubling for the california king mattress on top) and mattress on there, but then we decided to head over to my folk’s place to pick up a much more comfortable pillowtop mattress they said we could have.  Oh, and waffles.  My mom makes great waffles.

We weren’t just taking the mattress, though.  We were swapping ours with theirs.  The logical thing would be to load up ours into the truck and take it over right away, but I was much too hungry and weak to mess with it then, so we skipped that step and just headed over for breakfast.  We spent some time over there and, omitting all the other boring details, we came back home.

We got home, unloaded the new mattress and flopped it onto our bed.  With the new frame and additionally the thicker pillowtop mattress, I almost feel I need a step ladder just to get up onto the bed.  I don’t know how much more comfortable it’ll be, but it’s certainly a longer fall if I roll off.  Awesome.

Long story cut shorter, we took the other mattress back over, deposited a check, got some food, came home and watched people die on TV, and now here I am typing a blog.

Oh, and the humidity and heat didn’t make any of this easier.  Any of it.  Nope.

Here’s an amusing treat.  We took Ramsey street on the way home, and for those of you familiar with the area, you’ll know of the liquor store on the 22nd/Ramsey intersection, northeast corner.  Well as we approached the intersection, I saw a cop car pull through traffic right up to that corner.  I then noticed two cop cars already there, one with a cop standing by his door, gun drawn.  As I got closer, another cop got out of his car with what appeared to be a fully automatic rifle of some kind.  Not being a gun expert, and not getting a good look, I couldn’t tell you exactly what kind of gun it was.  Just as the light turned green I noticed a fourth car behind me so I drove off without delay so as to let him through.  I’m not sure what was going on, but they had their sights on a small car parked in front of the liquor store with at least two people in it, who had their hands sticking out of the windows, which were down just enough to let their hands out to show they were not armed.  I really wish I knew what was going on… but we had to keep driving and going back to look just didn’t seem like the thing to do.  If you know anything about this little fiasco, please do share.

Well, I’m out.


Who?

So who reads my blogs anyway?  If nobody reads my blogs, then why do I take the time to type them out?  It’s just a waste.  Yeah, I suppose I could look back on these years from now and appreciate that I wrote them, but other than that… useless.

I know these get fed through to my Facebook account, so some of my FB friends will see them… but I bet none of them ever visit my actual blog… I guess they wouldn’t see much reason to…

Anyway…


Twilight

Don’t worry.  This blog has nothing to do with the movie (or the book).

It’s nice to find that I have a few new readers of my blog now that I’ve recruited a larger number of FB friends.  For those of you who read my “Notes” on FB, the actual location of my blog is https://vertigoelectric.wordpress.com.  Thanks for reading.

It’s also nice to see that people care.  It’s something I often take for granted, as I wander aimlessly through my every day life.  It’s true that I have had suicidal thoughts, even today.  On one hand, I don’t truly believe I would ever actually deliberately end my own life.  On the other hand, I become so miserable and hopeless, I don’t see anything to look forward to.

On a slightly lighter note, I want to make something clear now that I know I have new readers for my blog.  You’ll notice blog posts with subjects that contain a date exactly for years older than the date they are posted.  Let me explain briefly.   Years ago I kept a blog on myspace.  I updated it regularly, and often.  After a while, I began saving these blogs to individual files on my own server.  I eventually managed to save them and store them in a safe archive.  I did this because I did not want to risk losing them, as I have had a myspace account deleted before without any warning.  Near the beginning of November (last month), I noticed that the oldest myspace blog that I had successfully archived was dated November 10, 2005.  With the 10th of November coming up soon, I decided it would be interesting to RE-post these old myspace blogs on the exact date they were originally written, but 4 years later.  So, I have been doing exactly that.  You can easily identify these re-posted blogs by the dates in the subjects.

These blogs help me reflect, and they are also a way of sharing with you, my friends, some of the events passed.  It will help you understand me better, if you have any desire to do so.

I haven’t been posting EVERY SINGLE blog, as some of them are as short as a single sentence, though I may begin to post the short ones as well.  If you’d like to look through the archive yourself, please feel free to do so.  The link is here: http://www.vertigofx.com/myspace/_blogs/archive/

I will go to bed now.

PS:  Let me also add a disclaimer.  Some of my old blogs from years ago contain bad language.  It wasn’t often, but it is there.


Stuffs and Updates

As you can see my blog design is a little different.  I went ahead and paid for a custom CSS upgrade so  I can have the most flexibility with the design.  I’m not limited to the existing theme layouts.

I stayed home from work today so I don’t have to talk at all.  I am going to rest and not use my voice for anything, which means I won’t be doing a video log… well, maybe I will do one if I am feeling better tonight.  My coughing won’t go away unless I let my irritated throat heal, and the more I talk or use my voice, the longer that’s going to take.

I dunno what else to say at the moment.

Oh, yeah.  If you look on the side bar you’ll find a link to my old myspace blog archive.  The earliest is from Nov 10, 2005.  In 5 days that post will be exactly 4 years old.  I was thinking… it would be kind of cool to get those blogs transferred to WordPress so that they are in with the rest of my blog.  I think what I will do is copy each post’s content as a new post on the date that it was originally posted, but 4 years later.  In other words, in 5 days (november 10), I will copy the 2005 myspace blog and post it here.  One concern I have about that is that I would need a for-sure way to make it obvious that it’s an old post.  I’ll figure it out.  If you have any ideas, please share.


Day 10,302

I haven’t read any scripture yet today, but I will definitely do so when I get to work.  I think I noticed today’s passages are from Haggai.  I’ll let you know what I get from them.  I never got much from yesterday’s readings.  I hope God will show me something this time.

Last night I vented to Lisa like never before.  No, it was nothing directed at her.  It was a great outlet though, I think.  I went on about how I don’t feel like God loves me, and that I just wish he would show himself or do something in my life that would be some kind of sign to me that he is here.  My brain reminds me that he loves me, and that he’s here, but the point is that I don’t feel it.  I also went on about other things and really “stuck it to the man”, I guess one might say.  I really hope God was listening.  It was mostly directed at him.  Think of it as cries of desperation… without the actual crying.

I’m going to try to keep the ‘bad news’ and ‘complaints’ to a minimum today.  I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that all day but I’ll try.  If something really ridiculous comes up, I’ll have no choice but to blog about it.

If you’re reading this through my Facebook, be sure to check out that Metallicats video I favorited on YouTube.  Should show on my FB wall.  It’s really great in a very dorky way.  In fact, you should watch all of the videos that I favorite.  I favorite them for a reason!  If you think they are stupid or funny or boring or whatever, leave a comment and tell me.  They’re not my videos, but I still want to know your thoughts.

Well I better go get ready for work.  I’ve been leaving for work a little earlier each day lately so that I could get some breakfast on the way.  I’ll be adding to my Del Inferno collection.

BTW here’s the little calculator I used to quickly calculate the number of days I’ve been alive (used in the subject line): http://www.beatcanvas.com/daysalive.asp


New Blog

Those who have been following my blog for a while have most likely noticed the “Random Mobile Photo Post” entries that I have been adding from time to time using my phone.  Well, I have now made a blog dedicated solely to that.  The URL is myrandomphotos.wordpress.com and you will also find a link on this blog page with the rest of my links.