As some of you know, I don't like EoC. I honestly think Jagex could have found a way for us to be able to choose which combat system to use, other than making us go back to the lower graphics version, and start all over. And now, they are forcing their new interface on us. Personally, I don't like the new interface, and from what I personally have seen on the game, 50% seem to agree with me. I must say though, some people I talked to love the new interface, which I really don't see why. I'm not saying they shouldn't have added this new interface into the game, I just think they could have kept the old interface as an option in the interface selection. No, I'm not talking about their "classic", or "oldschool" interface, which is just their new interface, in a layout reminiscent of the old interface. I mean the old interface itself. I like how they put the crater in a part of RuneScape that never gets used. At least that isn't forced on us (though I do like the crater and the new graphics). But the graphics is another thing, they could have given an option about. These new graphics are creating alot of lag on some people's computers apparently (probably old computers, tbh). My computer doesn't seem effected, but my neighbor keeps disconnecting, even when he leaves the crater, and I know that my college's computers, and the public library's computers, can no longer be used as reliable computers to play RS. It's been 3 hours, and 5 of my friends already quit RS, because of the new interface alone, though unlike me, 3 of those friends liked the EoC. After EoC, I basically stopped playing the game, but I still got on and went to POH parties to chat with people, but now I'm thinking of quitting for good.
What are your guys' thoughts?
Sorry, couldn't resist putting the title up.
Anyways. Second semester at my new college has started, and let me say, I am loving this life. If it weren't for the fact that I think about one of my coworkers alot, it would be perfect. I have been getting into the habit of procrastinating on homework, and job hunting. The majority of classes I am taking this semester are boring. I also love the fact that I only drive my car twice a week, so haven't even used 1/4 of a tank since I came back from break 2 weekends ago.
As for relationships, cause I always have something to say about that part of my life..lol. Like I mentioned earlier, one of my coworkers has been on my mind alot lately, even though we don't see each other anymore, since I moved to college. We have kept in touch, though it seems whether she wants to talk to me is an off and on kinda deal; some days we will spend half a day texting each other, the other days, she doesn't respond at all to me. I have also become best friends with her sister. But she just got into a relationship.
Back to my education. I am undecided what I want to do when I get out of college, outside the fact that I want it to involve Photography or video editing. First thing is first though; graduating. I have been doing great at this college, and would have had all A's, if not for my Statistics instructor being a horrible instructor. But I still have the feeling that I'm not going to be good enough, and I am a bit worried about what my future holds for me. Has anybody else experienced that, when going through college?
So I was talking to some friends the other day, and when I mentioned that I may (not really sure, alot in my head atm) like a girl 3 years younger than me(she's 16, so I'm aware of the laws and the problems, despite not knowing how I feel), they told me it's creepy. I kinda agree with them. But I wonder why 3 years is such a big deal, when, you look at couples now adays, preferably married couples, you can find many married or even engaged couples, that are several years apart. Why is it considered acceptable for such an age difference later on in life, but when you're in the teens/early twenties, its considered wrong to date, or even like somebody with even 3 years difference. Now granted, I'm not saying that would make it acceptable for a 18 year old to date say a 8 year old or 6 year old. But I really don't see the problem, as long as both "partners" are at least 16.
I don't really know how to explain what I'm asking.
Now adays, I am sure it would be fair to say the age difference between most couples, is at the most, 10 years. What makes it so unacceptable to date some1 within, say, a 5 year difference, in the teen years, when it is perfectly acceptable to date somebody with a 10 year difference, when you are in say your 40s or later.
I'm not trying to be disturbing or disgusting, just trying to get your thoughts on the WHY/what, not the actual idea of dating with a big age difference..
So yesterday morning I found out an ex-coworker committed suicide. I want to add that she is 17. It's really devastating, because this is the second person my age that I can think of, that has committed suicide. Not only that, but I'm good friends with her sister, who works with me. I'm also good friends with one of her best friends. This girl and I aren't very close, even when we worked together, we barely talked. I guess it just really shocks me that she would commit suicide. She was always the happy easy going type, she was always cheerful, never showed any signs of depression, or wanting to commit suicide. On top of that, a lot of guys liked her, and she was a great athlete, even got college offers and awards due to her athletic abilities. I never liked working with her, though, because I felt she was lazy (she called off half the time, and when she was at work, she sat around).
This has gotten me thinking of the results of suicide. Many people are upset about. I myself have contemplated suicide, and I feel jealous because I don't even know for sure who would be upset over me, but at the same time, upset with myself for thinking like that. I feel sorry for her sister, who is also very kind. I'm scared for her best friend, who is also one of my best friends. That best friend is away for military training, and she graduates the day of the funeral (that's when she's going to get her phone back and learn of this bad news. I'm scared for them both,especially the latter, I wish I could help.
Well it's getting late, time to rap up with life is too short.
So last Thursday, I had to work 3rd shift. As soon as the other 3rd shift worker and I clocked in, we were told to go on break. Her name is Kelly. The new girl, Taylor, was just getting off of work. By the time I was "officially" told to clock out on break, Kelly already went outside for a cigarette. I decided to join her, and as soon as I get out of the building, I wave to her (200 feet away lol). As I get closer, as in within 20 feet, Taylor, who I have never met, and mind you this is the first few seconds I have ever seen her before, tells me to tell Kelly that I was waving at her (Taylor). I assumed that those 2 were friends, or at least knew each other. Last night though, I was talking to Kelly, and she told me she thought Taylor and I were friends, and after telling her I never met Taylor until that night, she told me that when I first waved to them, when Kelly nodded towards me (which I honestly didn't see), Taylor snapped at her saying "He's waving at me, not you". Kelly thought that was really rude, but disregarded it because she thought Taylor and I were friends. So this has had us confused..we are waiting to see what happens, but Kelly thinks that Taylor is rude based on that. I personally think Taylor was just trying to joke with us, to try to make friends with us.
The next day, I worked with Taylor, and she seems really cool. I would say the only thing I find "off" about her, is that she is with her boyfriend, who she constantly has complaints about. One example is Thursday night, she was sitting outside waiting for her boyfriend, because she doesn't have a car, and her family is too young or at work. Her boyfriend called and told her he couldn't pick her up because he was at GameStop. (sounds really classy -.- )
So as some of you know, I got a new car stereo. Fortunately, my dad offered to get me the aftermarket kit, as he is into that kind of thing, and wanted to help me out. Unfortunately, it seems he got the wrong kit. The casing fits perfectly, but the wiring is the wrong make. So I might have to buy a new kit. On top of that, I was informed that instead of a simple disconnect and connect job, I have to go through my car, take out the wiring from my old radio to my speakers, and replace it. Have I mentioned I have very little time on my hands, with the end of the semester, holidays coming up, and work?
As for college, I am doing better in Psychology, finally. Hoping to at least pass the class, or if I can get a B or higher. I find the topic interesting, yet I still can't grasp it, and I'm not the only one; 2 or 3 other classmates feel the same way. Other than that, nothing new.
P.S. For those curious, I got the Pioneer DEH-x6600bt stereo, and my car is a 2002 Mercury Sable GS. I'm writing the fun I have had so far in a spoiler, as it isn't really important anymore.
Sorry if the title is inappropriate. What it is referring to, is my job. I'm usually an easy going guy, and it is very hard to make me mad. As in, you could punch me in the face and I probably wouldn't be mad (that doesn't mean I want you to). But I am getting fed up with my job. The only 2 reasons I have stayed this long, is because they work around my college schedule, and I have worked there for 2 years. And of course, it's the only place hiring (because nobody wants to work there, or works there for a few days-weeks-months at the most). Today I honestly think I'm lucky I didn't get fired. Afterall, I yelled at 2 customers, 3 co workers, and my manager. I really want to quit, but with possibly needing a new phone, and college, and saving up for my next college (which will be more expensive than my current college, about 2 or 3 times more money, ) I can't afford to quit, and there are no jobs out there that are hiring, especially people who already have a job regardless if they will quit their first job or not for the second job.
Other than that, I have had people ask me to apply to be a shift lead (which means i get a $.50 raise). I said no, because I know I won't get it. Of the people who have applied so far, it's been my friend who deserves it more than me, shift lead who wants to be a lead for 2 positions, and an employee who is a major suck up. Even though my friend and I have worked their longer than anybody else, and we helped train the mentioned shift lead (who sucked up to get the position), I guarantee one of the latter 2 will get the position.
Lately I have been thinking about my worth; what kind of person I am to other people; what am I to them. I ask myself who would miss me should anything happen, or worry about me, should something happen. I think about my family, and how outside the intermediate family, the rest seem distant. I think about how Jo hurt me, and how 2 most recent "crushes" both friend zoned me, with the 2nd having tried to use me, as well as saying I'm one of her best friends, but then showing signs of distrust. I worry about making it through college, or whether I will make it in life. I think about quitting my job, but no where else is hiring, and my current job is best for hours. I feel trapped under a boulder. The job adds more and more stress to my life, and idk how much more I can take. I feel stuff always blows up in my face. I feel worthless, like I can't do anything right. The suicide of the girl has made me think about suicide, but more about the consequences. If there are people that would be hurt, I don't want to hurt them.
Alot is going through my mind right now, most of it, coming and going, I don't even know if this is accurate enough.
And as part of family tradition, I'm going out with the family, and I get to choose where we eat. :P But because of work and college, I haven't had much time to go out so, choosing the restaurant isn't easy for me (making choices isn't really easy either). So in the poll, I assigned each of my options a number, all you guys have to do is choose a number. The winning number is where we will eat :P
(I decided not to put this in polls and surveys, due to the fact that I'm not telling you guys the options. The last time I did this, and I did say the options, not many participated.)
I know I already made a blog topic just 2 minutes ago or so, but I wanted to make another, but a different topic.
(Please assume "girl", "her", or "she" in this situation is referring to either girl or guy, or both, whichever you, the reader, are attracted to) If you lived in a very small town, where few-no jobs were hiring anywhere within reasonable distance, but you had a job. The said job has a strict rule against co workers dating, and if co workers date, they are to be transferred or their jobs to be terminated. There is a girl at the job that you really like and makes you happy, no matter how bad of a mood you are in, no matter how sad, she makes you happy. You want to ask her out, but you are aware of the consequences:
If she says yes, one of you will be transferred, possibly to a less desirable, more stressful job where there are fewer to no friends than your current job. That, or you will be fired, and may not find another job for a while.
If she says no, it may create awkwardness at work, possibly going from being real close, to barely talking.
What would you do?
And I have next Monday-Thursday off. The big part about this is the fact that I have Christmas eve, and Christmas off, which hasn't happened in the last 2 years (when I started :P ). It was fun getting gifts for the family, not knowing what any of them wanted. Needless to say, I am looking forward to Christmas eve; Our family tradition involves eating crackers with a cheeseball, shrimp and cocktail sauce, and sometimes bread and spinach dip. This year, I decided to get Sparkling grape juice, as it has been several years since I have had it. And then we go to bed, and it should be obvious what we do christmas morning (hint: think "bottom of the christmas tree")
I have gotten some extra money, due to my other job I have been doing. I was thinking of getting a DVR, as I currently don't have one, and was looking at the Magnavox HDD DVR. My family has cable, but no cable box, so I am hoping this will work. (I don't want a monthly subscription, which is a big reason why I am considering this.
I also thought about getting the Hauppauge HD PVR 2. For this though, I only have one main use, and that is recording movies I buy from iTunes, so I can have them on my computer, to play through Windows Media Player. (iTunes doesn't seem to work well when playing videos.)
I've been on break for a week now, have a month left til I go back to college. So far, break has been great. I have been talking to one of my new friends from college over break. The last couple nights we have been having 2 or 3 hour conversations.
And of course, I can try to tell myself I can make it through college without worrying about relationships or anything; but I'm not that lucky. My friend (not the one above) has actually been laughing at me for liking a girl with the same name as me.
So my laptop has still been running slow. Defragging it did little to no help at all. I have scanned for viruses and found nothing. And this weekend, I was reminded of something. There are times when my laptop is really hot, specifically on the left side where the hot air blows out. Sometimes hot enough to burn me if I hold my hand/finger there for a couple seconds. So I was wondering if it is possible for the heat to have damaged something inside. Or if it could be due to the laptop being over used, because I practically use it 12/7. (from when I get home from college, until I go to bed, so a good 7-12 hours a day.
I am thinking about sending my laptop back to Toshiba, and seeing if they can fix it, or possibly exchange it, because I have had my eye on this laptop. I would pay the difference of course. I am also wondering if they would use my current hard drive in my laptop, in place of one of the 500gb hard drives.
I am looking at getting a new Digital Camera. I currently have 2 cameras, an Olympus FE-370 which is crap, the quality sucks, and company won't fix it, they just took my money to do nothing. This is the one I want to replace. I am looking for a camera, around $100-150 , I don't want it to be bulky, like a camcorder, or a professional camera. I just want a decent-good camera meant for every day use (not literally) that is small and will fit in my pocket. I do not want an Olympus. Atm I am specifically looking at Nikon or Canon, but leading towards Canon, because those cameras seem to have better reviews. Any personal experiences/suggestions are appreciated.
This summer my family is going across the country. We are flying on a plane, on Spirit Airways, in the USA of course, and my parents have brought up the possibility that our iPod Touches won't be allowed on the plane. My dad and I want to bring our iPods on the plane so we have something to do (we will have airplane mode on of course), but I am really worried, so I want to be sure they won't confiscate it, or deny our flight because of it. (I have never rode a plane before, except for 5 years ago, but I didn't have any iPod back then, and didn't bother with my mp3 player.
I was also looking into getting an HD PVR. Does anybody have experience with these? I heard they can record games, and stuff on TV in HD, and was wondering if that is true. Also would composite or component cables be better? And I see all sorts of guides on how to set it up, but looking for the right one, as each one I have seen is different.
Wow, this was a long blog. I would have put this in the tech support, but I have been making alot of topics there, and want to post in my blog.
I have been getting 30 hours+ a week at work. Not bad considering it's a part time job. However, going through my checkbook, I have noticed I have been spending a bit too much, and I need to put myself on a budget, so, I have been practicing control, and only buying my weekly supply of energy drinks, which have been lasting me 2 weeks lately, and gas. And the occasional drinks, usually iced tea so I can get away from pop. It doesn't look like I will have the money to get through next year of college without debts, which was my goal, so I am trying to hurry and decide whether I should get a second job over the summer.
So far it looks like I passed my classes this semester with at least a B or B+. I still have my Comp 2 exam left though. 3 years to go. Next year I am taking 6 classes each semester, for personal reasons, and on top of that, working. Not looking forward to that.
There has been a new member on the cleaning crew, who started a couple weeks ago, I think. We have talked some, mainly a few words, but Friday we actually talked (she started the conversation), and she's pretty cool. On Sunday at work, I started talking to her, and she asked me to walk with her (she was still on the clock, and I was on break). I found it easy to talk to her, and already found we have some things in common. I'm not going to jump the gun, but at the moment, I find myself remembering I don't have the money. I didn't realize she works at both buildings, where as I work at only 1 of the 2, so we probably won't have time to talk or work together. And she doesn't have facebook.
The only other thing worth mentioning is that I have been looking for a somewhat healthy drink, besides water, or milk, which isn't expensive. I have been drinking tea lately, along with orange juice/apple juice, but I have heard tea isn't as healthy as everybody thinks. I already know the fruit juices are loaded with sugar.
Had an average day at work. Got home, and then when uptown, and got some drinks from Circle K (Marley's mellow mood, and some mountain dew), and headed home. I got to a 3 way intersection. I got in the left turn lane behind 3 other vehicles, the first one turned left quickly, the second one started out quick but slowed down, and as I approaced the intersection, the front of my car was in the intersection, the light turned red. I didn't want to sit there with the front of my car in the intersection so I continued on. However, there is a camera. As I already have points on my license, I am now officially worried. I'll be mad if I do get points, because the the 2 cars ahead of me likely didn't have their foot on the gas when turning. Obviously I don't expect them to turn so fast that they would flip their car, but trust me, they could've gone faster. And the light was red until 5 seconds after I got in to the left turn lane.
Idk why I'm making such a big deal about this, but I am worried.
And all I can think about is spending $$$. Well, right now, I have my eyes on 3 things.
A Samsung Galaxy S4. why? As some of you might know, I somewhat recently updated my iPhone to iOS 6, and it is known to kill your battery (I wasn't aware of that when I updated). My battery is draining really fast, enough that my phone isn't very usable, if I want it to last all day, like it could before, when I was using it heavily. To give you an idea, I used my phone today to take 2 or 3 pics, and send 7 text messages, and it drained my battery 7%. I am also looking at the LG Lucid 2 (to save money, and because I hear it has a good battery life, as far as cheaper phones go.
Bose ae2 headphones. While on vacation, I went to the Bose store, and tried the headphones on. They sounded amazing, and as a bonus, they can somewhat block out sounds. Why is this important? My house, and the family car, can sometimes become very loud, to the point where I can't hear myself think. These will help me alot, especially when I'm doing college work at home, so I won't be distracted as much.
Bose Soundlink mini. I have a HMDX Jam bluetooth speaker, which works well, considering it only costs $40. However, the Bose is louder, and clearer sound, and lasts longer. However, I really don't need these, as I already own a bluetooth speaker, and I'm not made of money. Trying to talk myself out of even thinking about this, if I can
As some of you know from my last entry, I have been getting really depressed...a really big part of that is from my job, which is really stressing me out. From the stress, I have been on the verge of quitting, but I have to stay because its the only job available, as well with working with me for hours. And now I found out that one of my managers is attempting to get the head manager position, and has gotten 2 managers to quit, and 1 to get fired.
Those that know me, know that I have low confidence, and therefor, I'm always thinking I'm doing something wrong. So now I'm freaking out that ill do something wrong and get fired, on top of worrying about the stress from my job.
I feel trapped as it is at my job. I'm usually the type of guy that can put up with a lot; punch me once or twice, I probably won't do anything, punch me a 3rd time, then I get mad...etc. point is, I know I need the job and normally I would take anything that comes at me, but I really hate my job, but have no choice to stay, even though its getting more and more stressful every day.
So i was house partying on world 31. I was approached by a dude named Mong, who tried to do the table scam. To get me to trust him, he gave me a dds, which i played along, and grabbed the other one, that appeared after doing the dance emote. So then he asked me if i wanted to try it. So i played along again, using a bouquet, without showing or telling him what i was doing. finally, i told him i was gonna try to do fury, and unequipped it, and put bouquet on table, did the dance emote, and even grabbed bouquet before he kicked me. Guess he forgot i still had his daggers. I got 40k from a scammer ^^
Just over a week until I start this new chapter in my life. All I need left to do, that I can think of, is find myself a printer, preferably an HP or Canon printer, I've just been looking at reviews, and I think I have it narrowed down to 2 choices. Also still looking at fans. I am really interested in tower fans, because I have heard they are quiet, and some have a timer on them, though, I also have heard they don't do as good as job at cooling the room. But I definitely want a quiet fan, since I will mostly be planning on using this at night.
I still need to get a job. I've been thinking about jobs quite a bit, and something I have noticed, is after my experience with my current job, I'm kind of nervous about what my new job might end up being like. I'm also worried about how work could conflict with my homework time.
I've been trying to think of way I could walk to campus, as I will live only a mile away, and won't mind the exercise.
Well, as for my current job, I got fed up this past week and told a manager I was going to walk out the next day. But all ended well, thanks to the effort of one of my coworkers/best friends.
I know I made another blog about fans a while back. And some of you responded. The Dyson fan is definitely out of the question. Idk about the box fan yet.
For the most part, my college semester is going well. My apartment is nice, I have good roommates, and I am liking the environment at this college. I am doing well in all my classes relating to my major. And then there are 2 classes, intro to pop culture, and Statistics, that I am not doing well in. I expected to do better in the classes relating to my major, but I didn't think I was going to do as bad as I am in the other classes. These 2 classes have been the main cause for my stress this semester. Other than that, everything is fine.