Tuesday, August 30, 2005
at 10:16:00 PM
Whaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaa-hiccup-Whaaaaaaaa OMFG!!!! I swear can this get any worse for me???? I had typed this very long and emotional post, only to loose it in one keystroke. I'll try and recap it as best I can. I just went to a wake earlier today for one of my bar customers. He was 34, married to the love of his life, and had 3 children. His wife found him Saturday morning, he had passed away sometime in his sleep. He was one of our regular customers, and a big spender (GREAT tipper too!!) He was best friends with one of the owners of my bar, who is having an extremely hard time dealing with this. I ran into him at the wake, and he looked devastated. He told some coworkers and myself that it's just coming and going, but we could see he was hurting. This guy had been a baller- he owned a handful of bingo places, and a few bars in and around ENC. He always treated our staff very well, and overcompensated in tips if he got out of line. We all looked forward to he and his wife coming in every week or so. One of my coworkers, M, has been through something similar. She lost her sister to suicide almost 6 years ago, she was 17 when she killed herself. It had a HUGE impact on M's life, so she wanted to go today to show her care and concern for the family. We also wanted to show the support from the bar. He was 34!!!!! He had been out partying with his wife and some friends, went to bed that night, and never woke up the next morning. That could happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone. It hits pretty close to home when you start thinking that way. As we were leaving the wake, M said a few things that hit me really hard. "It's not truly going to hit her until she starts doing the things they were used to doing together. I have never seen a couple as in love with each other as they were." Well.......... I have! I feel that way about my bf. I love him more than anything in this world! When I got home from the wake, he was waiting with open arms to listen to how it had gone. I was really upset, but didn't want to deal with it then, so I told him who/what I saw and dropped it. We've been dealing with a lot of dumb things at work, and he's been at breaking point. Tonight he finally snapped, and ranted and raved to me for over an hour about all of it. I sat and listened to everything, but began to withdraw into my head and wondered about how I would be if I lost him suddenly. Then I lost it! It freaked him out terribly thinking he had said something out of line to me (but had not in any way, shape, or form). I know he loves me just as much as I love him, and we know we want to spend the rest of our lives together. (and that's not a load of bull). I guess all I'm trying to say (to anyone still left reading), is to treasure every day and your loved ones as if they won't be there the next day. Life is too short to be ignoring these things, because you won't get a second chance. (Why is it we can get philisophical at times like these?) I want to ask everyone to stop and think of those you love, can you deal with the idea of losing them? Can you accept the idea you may not have much longer to live? How do we function without celebrating the joys we do have, instead of focusing on what we don't? This goes out to all those affected by Katrina, we all know the losses they are dealing with in the aftermath of the storm. Remember to tell the one's you love that you love them, a nice big hug usually helps too!
Sunday, August 28, 2005
at 9:41:00 PM
Hey yall...If anyone knows of any job openings please let me know. My work load just got heavier and my pay didn't. Not to mention all the running I am having to do taking the kids to Gymnastics and school with gas prices going up I am going in the hole. If anybody knows of any openings anywhere please let me know.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
at 4:07:00 AM
Well, this was MY Saturday night! Sometime around 3 PM, I decided it was high time to change around the office. The prior layout offered privacy to each user, but was generating WAY too much heat by having all the core components close together and not allowing the heat to dissapate in the room. Hence, my computer room was more of an office-sauna. So, 8 and a half hours later, I have completely stripped the room to its walls, mounted a 6 foot backboard to the wall, and finished the massive recabling that is my computer. Now, to those of you who aren't familiar with my love for the obscenely powerful computer, I will tell you that ALL those wires except for 4 are completely for my computer alone. Yes, I have too much time on my hands apparently and am in need of better hobbies.
Friday, August 19, 2005
at 11:29:00 PM
lord have mercy little bit, glad to hear you have your weapon back.. good for you. and some of us still think abou that everyday, but yet it doesnt hurt anymore to think abour it which is good. I hope this finds you all well and in good health and happy spirits. Need a favor from anyone who might have it, (Gandalf, meaning you most likely), I am loking for soem photo editing software and come to realize that it is all expensive, and really expensive none the less. so if any of you might havea copy of a recent issue please let me know and what I can do to get a copy of it. Thank a bunch and hope to see you all soon.
Monday, August 15, 2005
at 4:58:00 PM
It has almost been a year since some of our lives were torn upside down for a while. I am very happy to say that even though it took almost a year, I got a court order signed by a Judge today and Greenville Police Department returned my 870 Remington 20 gauge pump shotgun. Needless to say I got off work early went to the Courthouse picked up the court order went to the PD got my gun and I have been trigger happy all afternoon. It is a wonderful day. So whats up with everyone else?
Friday, August 12, 2005
at 11:58:00 AM
Hello everyone long time no hear from I know. I kinda disappeared for a little while. But jst wanted to let everyone that iam still here and still kicking. I have been working a lot here in the past month or so, but it will be worth it all in the end, well I hope so anyhow. Just something for all to think about, I am with any luck I am going to be miving back to G'Vegas by next summer. So anyone who needs a roomate or might know someone RESPONSIBLE who needs one by all means let me know and we can get soemthign set up ahead of time. So be ready for a good ole fashioned Scooby bash when I get there, cuz I am planning on it and looking forward to it. Hope to see you all soon again. With love and hugs for all I am oughta her l8r Rainman
Monday, August 08, 2005
at 11:51:00 PM
So while you all are out making Shak think he should move out of California all together, I shall be celebrating my (censored) birthday, sniff, alone. Sob. I plan on dancing Saturday in this really cool bellydance event called Tribal Cafe. Then I shall go home in my spiffy overpriced car, put on COH and get stinkin drunk with anyone who will sing happy birthday to me. Then I shall recover ... since I start work with kids the NEXT DAY on my official birthday. So when you all get together have a drink ( or a pop/soda whatever) in my honor!
Thursday, August 04, 2005
at 8:16:00 PM
Hey yall, the 2nd annual Pirates Beach Music festival is going to be here soon. It is at the Pitt Co Fairgrounds it starts at 10 am and it is the last Saturday of the month. I am going I would like all of yall to go too. Tom I would really like for you to come I need a shag partner and sadly most of the Scoobys don't shag. It will be a blast. Tommy, Marisa, and I went last year and we had a great time. Yall let me know if you want to go and I will get all the tickets together. RSVP to Little Bit. I love yall .
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
at 7:10:00 PM
just to let everyone know, i'm going to be cutting my internet off sometime this week. I hate to have to do it, but, i have to cut all corners. Lauren is going to be moving out in September. All corners consists of everything. no more oncue, no more emerald city, nothing that includes extra money. I'm even having to cut back the gym and personal training. I had a great time out to eat saturday night with everyone. Thank you all so much for coming. April, if the weather is nice this weekend, are you going to lay out? I'd love to hang out with you if you are. My phone will still work though. I'm going to have a rough couple of weeks. I've got observation and training the next 1 1/2 weeks at work then 7 days of training in washington. at the end of my training, i've got to take a 50 question open ended essay exam to pass my class, then i can open accounts. YIPPEE...not really, since it's more responsibility and no more money. and, since theres not enough time in the day to read the 4 inch thick manual that i have to read before class, i get the pleasure of reading it at home in the evenings. oh how i love devoting 10 hours a day to first south bank. so, i probably wont talk or see much of anyone this week, but april, i'd love to hang out at the pool if you have the time. talk to ya'll later!!