Day two of this shift change (4 more to go!) I'm just up and still feeling all weird and stuff because it's 10:50 and I'm home, sleepy and drinking some hot green tea. Needless to say I won't be posting before 11AM this week, cause I'll be sleeping.
Got to work yesterday at 2 and then things went pretty fast. It's so weird being there alone, but amazing how much more you can get done without people all about. I was able to catch up with some people online later as things eased up, and even got into a fight with this jerk I've been talking to of late. I hate when people pressure you to meet them, and then when you aren't as receptive they would like, things get nasty.
This guy is obviously a master manipulator cause he's playing all the traditional last ditch "guilt" tactics. What the hell, If I am just looking to talk right now and you have a problem with it, move on. They try to turn everything on you, as if you have wronged them somehow, left them hanging, promised the world etc. Yea ok so he asked to hang out sometime on Memorial day, I said I didn't know and that I'd get back to him. So he's trying to play that I've committed to it. I've already removed him from my buddy list and yet he keeps messaging me, block is next. He can't deal with the fact that he "thinks" I am "soo his type" (gimme a break) and that I am not interested in him that way, not looking to go on a date, really like him as a person but only want to be friends. This has happened to me a few times already, you meet someone online, start to talk, there isn't an interest on my part in anything more than friendship and they start to get insulting and manipulative. ramble ramble, yea anyway...
So I was listening to Madge Weinstein's Yeast Radio the other day, thanks to Mr. Adam
who shamelessly plugs that podcast at every turn (not without good reason, it's a very funny show .. not to mention features regularly the very entertaining Cheryl M. if you don't know who she is, you are missing out, and no I won't link her here, my ex-wife reads this among others who might not appreciate her (hysterical
) brand of humor) and Madge was mentioning this site called Second Life
, where you can create a custom made identity (right down the spacing in between your eyes) and walk around the world in search of whatever amuses you. It's way too much fun, and despite the fact that my PC locks up at times (it's nearly 4 years old and well, rather prehistoric) I have spent a lot of time there of late (I mean what else do I have to do apart from eat, sleep and work on this shift?). Check it out, you won't regret it, and it's free!!
A blogger friend who shall remain nameless at this point recently referred to this place as a "Family Blog", and that some people don't enjoy reading these things so much. Hm, well I always thought of my blog as a journal, not merely dealing with my family (which are very important to me and naturally included) but also with my day to day life, work, interests and well anything that sparks my interest and is worth mentioning. I really hate that it would be characterized as just a "family blog". I know I am not very political and don't usually spout off about what is happening elsewhere in the world but still, I bridge many topics and areas of discussion. I've even been told that "ya never know what you are going to read here", which I actually was pretty pleased to hear. I guess you can't please everybody, and I would think less of myself if I ever went that route, it's kind of a sad road to travel.
I've been neglecting my favorite reads lately, time has been short and not so plentiful. I really want to check up on everyone later today. OH
... and I really want to mention a blog which is relatively new, and hosted by one of the most original, sweet and sincere people I have thus met in bloggerland.. his name is Kalvin
and the blog is called Hello Waffles
. Here is a very abstract artistic-ish
photo he recently put up which I love...
check him out, if you haven't already, but maybe you have .. i've seen the kitty icon in a lot of comment areas of late. :)
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