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Nov. 4th, 2013

Reinhard
My Halloween:
-It rained all evening.
-I played a round of A Touch of Evil.
-Samhain party at the Celtic Studies department of my Alma Mater.
-I watched an episode of the Vampire Princess Miyu anime. It involved dolls. The VPM OVA was one of my gateway anime - I used to rent in at Hollywood video.

Oct. 7th, 2013

Reinhard
I suppose I should write something about my move. I've been in Milwaukee for two months, after all.

A lot of stupid little stuff went wrong around the time I moved. I had an expensive medical bill, for instance.

I thought my company's Milwaukee branch would welcome a guard with a year and a half of office security experience and letters of recommendation. Instead, I was given the run around - phone tag, re-filing paperwork I'd already done, and then stuck in a site that the guards snicker about because it's something of a purgatory to test out guards before moving them to better sites. To top it off, it's only 24 hours a week but the days(thurs-sat) would make it difficult to get a second job in security/bouncing/service industry.

During my recent stretch of years in Appleton(hometown, 70K population), I thought I was missing out on the fun stuff that must be going on big cities without really realizing how much my personality and hobbies have changed since I last lived in a big city. I'm used to it being dead quiet at night. Running on a wooded trail in the morning. Firepits. Camping trips in the summer. Orchard trips in the fall.

I wish I'd stayed in Appleton, paid down some debts, and done some travelling to sate my desire for variety.

I also have to figure out what I'm going to do, career/education-wise. I turn 30 in December, after all. :/

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Reinhard
It's official. I've signed a lease in Milwaukee with my friend mag_the_great(and dogsbody thewordslinger) and am moving on August 1st.

I had one of those late night what-have-I-done moments while lying in bed the other night. I worried because the landlord insisted on we sign the lease right away even though my transfer at work isn't yet guaranteed. And about leaving my local friends(to live a whooping 1.5 hours away - a long distance according to my sleepy-logic). And other trivial matters.

But things are coming together. My siblings and I inherited a huge cache of rare coins that we've been turning a very nice profit off of. I'm selling some rare/old/unused Warhammer stuff and my online auctions are taking off. And then there was the poll on the front page of our local newspaper, telling me to get the hell out of the Valley. I'll take that as a sign.

May. 1st, 2013

Reinhard
It seems that every time I find an expense to cut, some other obligation that requires cash arises out of nowhere. It's quite maddening. I've kicked my retail therapy habit and still can't seem to get ahead. I do have some rare stuff to sell online - that should help pad the coffers before the move( which appears to be sometime in July at this point).

One the plus side, I've finally broken through the exercise/diet ceiling I hit back in December.

Apr. 18th, 2013

Reinhard
For some reason people have been trying to engage me in a phenomenon xamses once dubbed "secret white people time". "Hey bloodangel, doesn't it bother you that -contractor- has so many Mexicans working for them? I mean, I think they're illegals and there's tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment in that building." Am I giving off a vibe that suggests I'm receptive to this sort of talk?

I've been learning about China lately. I took a course on Chinese history last semester. This semester, I'm taking a course on Asian philosophy. I'm going to bring it full-circle this summer by reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The Paranoid Parrot in me wants to clarify that the person in the dream I mentioned last month is not anyone who may be reading this via RSS.

Oh, and privacy-minded former Photobucket users who also use Facebook might want to log on and disentangle their account from the Facebook info that Photobucket helpfully grafted onto your account. Thanks to safiiru for the heads up.

Expect friends-only ruminations in the near future. In the meanwhile, feel free to ask me questions?

Flakiness

Reinhard
I work forty hours a week while taking two courses and hitting the gym 2-3 times a week. It occurred to me that I may have become one of those busy people. Maybe even the flaky sort of busy person.

Last Saturday I triple-booked myself, which is very unlike myself. I flaked out on one event/person, left the second early, and was pretty tired/distant for the third. Thinking about it, I realized I'd done it just in case someone else cancelled out - better to flake than be flaked on, I guess. With that in mind I realized I would be a hypocrite if I continued to give Josephine the cold shoulder for flaking out of my birthday festivities so I talked to her for awhile.

I enjoy publicly-posting things that should probably be friends-only.

Mar. 17th, 2013

Reinhard
I had a dream where a cult-like storefront church opened next door to me and I built all these little transmitting devices that (re)brainwashed the parishioners and caused them to leave the church in droves. This was probably inspired by the RTS game Sins of a Solar Empire, where you can build interstellar broadcast networks that can over time can cause nearby planetary empires to lose control of their planets.

Anyways, I was poking around the now-abandoned church and the dream starts going all Inception on me. I realized I was dreaming and could alter the church as I liked. Then a friend entered and told me she was bored with the dream she was having and decided to jump into mine. She gave me a kiss and explained that she was unhappy in her marriage and wanted to hang out in future dreams.

I felt like a nut, but upon awakening I made a short Facebook post that said that "message me if you had a dream that we hung out in an abandoned church".

Feb. 13th, 2013

Reinhard
I should write in here more. And start cross-posting, as others have suggested.

There was a Reddit thread that devolved into a big hugpile of grown men crying about how they can barely stand it when their girlfriend/wife is out of town for a weekend. My comment was downvoted to oblivion, naturally.

Is there some sort of code-word I can use in the dating market that conveys "my ideal relationship/time configuration is 2 dates/sleepovers a week with intermittent texting in between"? Surely I can't be the only person who isn't interested in symbiosis?

Jan. 13th, 2013

Reinhard
I managed to have a weekend so unproductive I actually feel kind of guilty. I did a little gaming and saw Hitchcock with my sister but no cleaning or exercise got done.

The high point was playing A Touch of Evil with some friends and a work-buddy I invited along. It turns out said work-buddy is some kind of minor Midwestern gaming/fantasy art celebrity - whenever she left the backroom we were playing in she got flagged down by people who wanted to chat or commission art.

What games(board, rpg, and other) have you been playing lately, friends?

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