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Work has calmed down to a dull roar. Still busy, but there is the occasional half hour or hour of slow time. Where I either have nothing to do, and spend it organizing and planning for future due dates, or I'm waiting on like two or three clients to get back to me on something. (Three project activities is about my max to juggle at one time.)

It looks like we won't be hiring a new person for my department at this time. Early summer is slow for my department and the sales figures they were hoping for are not there yet. So we have less work coming in than we expected. Hopefully we can manage it. My only worry is if I get one or two more really high maintenance clients. Those are the ones that fill up my day.

The boy friend and I have been on a cleaning kick. I guess one can chalk that up to Spring cleaning. It's nice having a really clean house some times, when we have the time to focus on it.

Softball has kind of started. Last weekend we had a preseason cook out at our house. Not a lot of the team showed up, but we had fun meeting those that did. We were supposed to have a scrimmage game last Monday, but it was rained out. So we will meet everyone else this Monday. It sounds like one of our top players got hurt and might not be able to play. And while winning isn't everything, it's discouraging for the players if we loose all the time. So I might talk to the commissioner and see if the guy who can't play will transfer to another team to help coach (with Jess and I we really don't need a third) and then we can get some higher skilled players from that team.

Today I am also now working Thursday and Fridays at the mall. I had to switch off of Mondays cause that is when the softball games are.

Summer sand volleyball starts in a few weeks. I missed that sport so much, I can't wait to start up again.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
We had our end of the year softball party / grill out last night. It was crazy setting it up but it ended up going really well. I had to work until 5, and Paul until 5:30. It was set to start at 6, which means we were running around crazy trying to set it all up, and still were at it when people started showing up. Paul got hit hard by a cold shortly after people started to arrive, so I let him talk and be a host while I handled food (sanitary reasons). We had about 15 show up, not all softball players, also some friends. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I went to bed around midnight. Paul ended up hanging out with Jess really, really late. He then was a awesome boyfriend and did major cleaning (he went to bed at like 6am).

The best part, IMO, was some jello shots I made from a recipe Paul found. They are lemon drops, but they were made in hallowed out lemon rinds. Very fun.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
We had our end of the year softball party / grill out last night. It was crazy setting it up but it ended up going really well. I had to work until 5, and Paul until 5:30. It was set to start at 6, which means we were running around crazy trying to set it all up, and still were at it when people started showing up. Paul got hit hard by a cold shortly after people started to arrive, so I let him talk and be a host while I handled food (sanitary reasons). We had about 15 show up, not all softball players, also some friends. Everyone seemed to have a good time. I went to bed around midnight. Paul ended up hanging out with Jess really, really late. He then was a awesome boyfriend and did major cleaning (he went to bed at like 6am).

The best part, IMO, was some jello shots I made from a recipe Paul found. They are lemon drops, but they were made in hallowed out lemon rinds. Very fun.
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I took the day off and we went to Milwaukee for the NOH8 photo shoot. Got there around 3:45, got our temp tattoos, was done by 5. We each got a solo and then had one taken together. he takes like 10-15 pictures and they will pick the one they make all pretty. Paul had a plan for his pose, but once you get up there the photographer just tells you what to do, and you do it. It was fun though. Our photos will be online and available for us in like 8 weeks. I'll post the link and then turn mine into an avatar for things. Not sure which icon to ditch here though.

After we stopped by Becky and Drew's for a short visit and then watched Tangled with Jess and Lari. Cute movie, awesome chameleon. Tomorrow is Blythe's WoW grillout, we'll show up and be confused by the WoW talk.

I hope things went smoothly at work today, I'd hate to have either of my coworkers have to deal with any of my barely understood clients.
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I took the day off and we went to Milwaukee for the NOH8 photo shoot. Got there around 3:45, got our temp tattoos, was done by 5. We each got a solo and then had one taken together. he takes like 10-15 pictures and they will pick the one they make all pretty. Paul had a plan for his pose, but once you get up there the photographer just tells you what to do, and you do it. It was fun though. Our photos will be online and available for us in like 8 weeks. I'll post the link and then turn mine into an avatar for things. Not sure which icon to ditch here though.

After we stopped by Becky and Drew's for a short visit and then watched Tangled with Jess and Lari. Cute movie, awesome chameleon. Tomorrow is Blythe's WoW grillout, we'll show up and be confused by the WoW talk.

I hope things went smoothly at work today, I'd hate to have either of my coworkers have to deal with any of my barely understood clients.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
The weekend was nice. Drove up Friday with my cousin Nate and his GF Courtney. Saturday was pretty low key, saw mom, dad, and grandma, cleaned for the party a bit, feel asleep on the boat for two hours and got sun burnt. Sunday we helped set up for the party, greeted guests and family as they arrived and then spent a lot of time playing with Jack. He loved the gifts we got him. He figured out the matching games we got him pretty fast and then spent the day walking around with the two dinosaurs under each arm telling people he has "A brontosaurus and a 'ceritops from uncle Jason". Yeah, he's 2 and knows his dinosaurs, he rocks.

I'm hoping to get up there at least one or two times before Laura and co. head off to their next destination. Then we will see them out in Montana and for a weekend when they come to Madison to visit.

Softball went OK. I'm still walking too many people when I pitch, I need to find the time to practice. Next week Jess will try pitching and give me the first chance in like four years to play somewhere else on the field.

Super busy at work. Getting "interesting" juggling work and all of this eBook research and set up.

We got to see Scott Pilgrim last night. Loved it. It was cute and funny and had tons of smart little jokes and geek nods. I'm not sure why people didn't like it, probably too geeky for them. I really loved Wallace, the gay roommate. He was just a normal guy who likes other guys. No flaming, bitchiness or being a queen. Just a sarcastic gay guy slight focused on sex. Sounds like a lot of the people I hang out with.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
The weekend was nice. Drove up Friday with my cousin Nate and his GF Courtney. Saturday was pretty low key, saw mom, dad, and grandma, cleaned for the party a bit, feel asleep on the boat for two hours and got sun burnt. Sunday we helped set up for the party, greeted guests and family as they arrived and then spent a lot of time playing with Jack. He loved the gifts we got him. He figured out the matching games we got him pretty fast and then spent the day walking around with the two dinosaurs under each arm telling people he has "A brontosaurus and a 'ceritops from uncle Jason". Yeah, he's 2 and knows his dinosaurs, he rocks.

I'm hoping to get up there at least one or two times before Laura and co. head off to their next destination. Then we will see them out in Montana and for a weekend when they come to Madison to visit.

Softball went OK. I'm still walking too many people when I pitch, I need to find the time to practice. Next week Jess will try pitching and give me the first chance in like four years to play somewhere else on the field.

Super busy at work. Getting "interesting" juggling work and all of this eBook research and set up.

We got to see Scott Pilgrim last night. Loved it. It was cute and funny and had tons of smart little jokes and geek nods. I'm not sure why people didn't like it, probably too geeky for them. I really loved Wallace, the gay roommate. He was just a normal guy who likes other guys. No flaming, bitchiness or being a queen. Just a sarcastic gay guy slight focused on sex. Sounds like a lot of the people I hang out with.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Where has all the time gone?

I am working so much. It's all interesting and fun. I bit stressful, since I'm still unsure about a lot of things. But I feel I'm always at work. I am so far behind on email/RSS feed(almost 500 unread posts!)/twitter, etc.

Softball went OK last night. The team did well. I had a great night fielding. But I couldn't pitch worth crap. I walked like 3 or 4 people home. Did OK hitting. Then it was our friend Toni's birthday and we stayed out too late. I think I got to bed at 2:30am. And had to be into work by 6.

Tired and worn out now, will relax and go and watch Jess play softball (and melt from the heat). Tomorrow should be unbusy too, which will be nice to maybe try and catch up.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Where has all the time gone?

I am working so much. It's all interesting and fun. I bit stressful, since I'm still unsure about a lot of things. But I feel I'm always at work. I am so far behind on email/RSS feed(almost 500 unread posts!)/twitter, etc.

Softball went OK last night. The team did well. I had a great night fielding. But I couldn't pitch worth crap. I walked like 3 or 4 people home. Did OK hitting. Then it was our friend Toni's birthday and we stayed out too late. I think I got to bed at 2:30am. And had to be into work by 6.

Tired and worn out now, will relax and go and watch Jess play softball (and melt from the heat). Tomorrow should be unbusy too, which will be nice to maybe try and catch up.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
I am really not in the mood to work at the mall tonight. People are pissing my off and I already gabbed a sharp tool into a finger.

I've been reading some books and websites on cover letter writing, figuring that is why I never get any interviews. I just don't understand the style they all suggest. The words and phrases are all empty of meaning and complete crap. Why do HR people want to get this type of a letter? It's just a bunch of me saying I'm awesome and that their company is awesome too. There is nothing of substance in any of the examples. And any details I am adding can also be seen in my resume. I have a class on cover letter writing tomorrow at the Job Center, so we will see what they say.

I've been told that I'm picking up the tasks and procedures at the post office quickly. I'm also the only one of the temp people that will stay until all the mail is sorted. The other two guys leave at 10ish, I've been staying until noon most days. It's more money, which is good.

We had dinner at Samba last night, that's the Brazillian grill here in Madison. We were supposed to go with Jess and Lari for Jess's birthday, but they couldn't get back from Milwaukee in time. Since we had reservations and it is restaurant week (yeah for $10 cheaper), Paul and I went anyway. We'll probably go again with the girls. The food was good as always.

Today I had a nice lunch with [livejournal.com profile] exarian, Pedro's draws 2 names each Monday, and people with those names get up to $10 off their meal. Today was "Jason", so I had a free lunch.

I find myself easily annoyed with people these days. I'm resentful of people I see out having fun, since if I'm doing something I enjoy it usually means I'm up way too late or I'm stealing time I should be using to get a job or something. People who send a lot of money on things I find are pointless annoy me too. That dose include the customers I get that are buying $800 watches. Which is bad, since they are paying my wage.

Tired, very tired. Damn it's hard to type with a band-aid on my finger.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
I am really not in the mood to work at the mall tonight. People are pissing my off and I already gabbed a sharp tool into a finger.

I've been reading some books and websites on cover letter writing, figuring that is why I never get any interviews. I just don't understand the style they all suggest. The words and phrases are all empty of meaning and complete crap. Why do HR people want to get this type of a letter? It's just a bunch of me saying I'm awesome and that their company is awesome too. There is nothing of substance in any of the examples. And any details I am adding can also be seen in my resume. I have a class on cover letter writing tomorrow at the Job Center, so we will see what they say.

I've been told that I'm picking up the tasks and procedures at the post office quickly. I'm also the only one of the temp people that will stay until all the mail is sorted. The other two guys leave at 10ish, I've been staying until noon most days. It's more money, which is good.

We had dinner at Samba last night, that's the Brazillian grill here in Madison. We were supposed to go with Jess and Lari for Jess's birthday, but they couldn't get back from Milwaukee in time. Since we had reservations and it is restaurant week (yeah for $10 cheaper), Paul and I went anyway. We'll probably go again with the girls. The food was good as always.

Today I had a nice lunch with [livejournal.com profile] exarian, Pedro's draws 2 names each Monday, and people with those names get up to $10 off their meal. Today was "Jason", so I had a free lunch.

I find myself easily annoyed with people these days. I'm resentful of people I see out having fun, since if I'm doing something I enjoy it usually means I'm up way too late or I'm stealing time I should be using to get a job or something. People who send a lot of money on things I find are pointless annoy me too. That dose include the customers I get that are buying $800 watches. Which is bad, since they are paying my wage.

Tired, very tired. Damn it's hard to type with a band-aid on my finger.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
The 11.5 hours I had been scheduled to work Christmas Eve turned into like 7, so I was home plenty early. I woke up early enough this morning to take care of JP before my bro-in-law called and then I got online with skype and talked to mom, dad, Laura, Jack and Rob for a while. They seem to be having a good vacation.

Paul made potato and cheese soup and pastashio encrusted chicken for Christmas dinner. In an hour or so we are off to [livejournal.com profile] exarian's with cinnomon rolls for games and drinks. Not a bad Christmas, really.

I have tomorrow off from the post office off, but will go into the mall for a bit to help with returns. Then it's D&D with the girls.
radlilim: (gay Paul and Me)
The 11.5 hours I had been scheduled to work Christmas Eve turned into like 7, so I was home plenty early. I woke up early enough this morning to take care of JP before my bro-in-law called and then I got online with skype and talked to mom, dad, Laura, Jack and Rob for a while. They seem to be having a good vacation.

Paul made potato and cheese soup and pastashio encrusted chicken for Christmas dinner. In an hour or so we are off to [livejournal.com profile] exarian's with cinnomon rolls for games and drinks. Not a bad Christmas, really.

I have tomorrow off from the post office off, but will go into the mall for a bit to help with returns. Then it's D&D with the girls.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Due to this night schedule thing and messing up my days I've missed an episode of Supernatural. :( I think I can find it on sidereel.com though. Maybe this weekend I will have time to catch up.

I heard music from Glee on the radio this morning, which makes sense since it is popular, but I don't think I've heard it there before.

I only worked 6 hours at the post office last night. I guess the holiday mail season is over, but I will keep working this week. The schedule has me down for 11.5 hours on Christmas Eve, at least.

I'm trying to decide when I need to give up on trying to find a new job in my field and just get a job. Little Ceaser's is hiring store managers and some friends of Jess and Paul's could put in a good word for me. I can also get a job at Walgreens, Jess promised me. Ten years of work out of my college degree is a decent amount. Maybe after the economy picks up again I can get something I'll enjoy again. Hopefully I won't be too far behind then.

It sounds like my parents are having fun with Laura and Jack. I'm looking forward to seeing them on Skype Christmas morning.

Working at the mall this morning, my manager/friend's grandma died this week and he is at her funeral. Tough time for it, but that's always hard. He's done a lot for me here, least I can do.
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Due to this night schedule thing and messing up my days I've missed an episode of Supernatural. :( I think I can find it on sidereel.com though. Maybe this weekend I will have time to catch up.

I heard music from Glee on the radio this morning, which makes sense since it is popular, but I don't think I've heard it there before.

I only worked 6 hours at the post office last night. I guess the holiday mail season is over, but I will keep working this week. The schedule has me down for 11.5 hours on Christmas Eve, at least.

I'm trying to decide when I need to give up on trying to find a new job in my field and just get a job. Little Ceaser's is hiring store managers and some friends of Jess and Paul's could put in a good word for me. I can also get a job at Walgreens, Jess promised me. Ten years of work out of my college degree is a decent amount. Maybe after the economy picks up again I can get something I'll enjoy again. Hopefully I won't be too far behind then.

It sounds like my parents are having fun with Laura and Jack. I'm looking forward to seeing them on Skype Christmas morning.

Working at the mall this morning, my manager/friend's grandma died this week and he is at her funeral. Tough time for it, but that's always hard. He's done a lot for me here, least I can do.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Full weekend.

We went to Kristin and Nikki's (2 of our D&D group) wedding on Saturday. It was fun, the ceremony took place in Kagonsa state park, with camping after. Lots of people, nice (if warm/sticky) weather. We were going to camp, and then Paul's exhaustion from not sleeping well and the large red dot we saw on the radar coming our way sent us home. It was a good time though. Jess and Lari brought their new puppy, Zoey, and her and JP got to play. They seem to be hitting it off well.

Sunday was cleaning and then we hung out with Jess and Lari, and JP got more Zoey time. The 4 of us played D&D a bit too.

Yesterday I mowed the lawn and then went and got Lari and Zoey, so we all could hang out until softball. We ended up loosing our game, only the 2nd lost of the season. Toni really wanted to beat us and psyched her team up a lot, and we played like crap (or at leas Jess and I). After a beer and some free food at the Shamrock, we went back and played more D&D. Paul stayed up late working on a cake for his coworker's going away party tonight. I'll try and post pictures later, it's pretty cool.

Kinda a crappy day so far. The online game I'm in is closing, which is sad. I was enjoying it again. Maybe this will get me to start up my game idea I've had. Or at least find a new one. I also forgot my headphones at work, and have podcasts I can't listen to now.
radlilim: (Gen I'm fine)
Full weekend.

We went to Kristin and Nikki's (2 of our D&D group) wedding on Saturday. It was fun, the ceremony took place in Kagonsa state park, with camping after. Lots of people, nice (if warm/sticky) weather. We were going to camp, and then Paul's exhaustion from not sleeping well and the large red dot we saw on the radar coming our way sent us home. It was a good time though. Jess and Lari brought their new puppy, Zoey, and her and JP got to play. They seem to be hitting it off well.

Sunday was cleaning and then we hung out with Jess and Lari, and JP got more Zoey time. The 4 of us played D&D a bit too.

Yesterday I mowed the lawn and then went and got Lari and Zoey, so we all could hang out until softball. We ended up loosing our game, only the 2nd lost of the season. Toni really wanted to beat us and psyched her team up a lot, and we played like crap (or at leas Jess and I). After a beer and some free food at the Shamrock, we went back and played more D&D. Paul stayed up late working on a cake for his coworker's going away party tonight. I'll try and post pictures later, it's pretty cool.

Kinda a crappy day so far. The online game I'm in is closing, which is sad. I was enjoying it again. Maybe this will get me to start up my game idea I've had. Or at least find a new one. I also forgot my headphones at work, and have podcasts I can't listen to now.
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The wedding up in Green Bay for some of Paul's friends was a nice trip, expect for the part where I forgot to put our wedding clothes into the car. So Friday night at 8pm when we realized that we drive back to Madison to get them. The $20 in cash and extra 5 hours of driving was better than buying all new clothes. Some days I don't know why he puts up with me. But the wedding was nice, out side in beautiful weather on the river. We left JP with Jess and Lari, so I didn't have to deal with him. We made some new friends and he seemed to enjoy talking with college friends he hadn't seen in years.

I think I hurt my back at softball last night. My rib feels out, but it's expensive to go to the chiropractor, so I'll just deal with it. Hopefully it will pop back in place on it's own. To save gas I biked to work today. I'm so out of shape. But if I keep that up maybe I can fix that.

We've pretty much worked out the details for a trip to the Twin Cities to see Laura, Rob and Jack at the end of July. It will be the last chance to see them before they go to Saudi, so I hope it goes smoothly. We are staying with Roib's parents, who are great people and have dogs, so we can bring JP.

I am having more volleyball board drama, this might be the issue that makes me quit it. And I'm really not enjoying this season much. I'm not sure if it's cause I've been kinda busy and can't make all of the games, or if it's the people we play against, or what. It's my only volleyball outlet and it's not that fun. Sad day.

No plans for the 4th yet, maybe something will come up this week.

I dropped down to a basic LJ account, since people we complaining about the adds they see when they visit my posts. It was hard to pare down the icons, it really was.
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The wedding up in Green Bay for some of Paul's friends was a nice trip, expect for the part where I forgot to put our wedding clothes into the car. So Friday night at 8pm when we realized that we drive back to Madison to get them. The $20 in cash and extra 5 hours of driving was better than buying all new clothes. Some days I don't know why he puts up with me. But the wedding was nice, out side in beautiful weather on the river. We left JP with Jess and Lari, so I didn't have to deal with him. We made some new friends and he seemed to enjoy talking with college friends he hadn't seen in years.

I think I hurt my back at softball last night. My rib feels out, but it's expensive to go to the chiropractor, so I'll just deal with it. Hopefully it will pop back in place on it's own. To save gas I biked to work today. I'm so out of shape. But if I keep that up maybe I can fix that.

We've pretty much worked out the details for a trip to the Twin Cities to see Laura, Rob and Jack at the end of July. It will be the last chance to see them before they go to Saudi, so I hope it goes smoothly. We are staying with Roib's parents, who are great people and have dogs, so we can bring JP.

I am having more volleyball board drama, this might be the issue that makes me quit it. And I'm really not enjoying this season much. I'm not sure if it's cause I've been kinda busy and can't make all of the games, or if it's the people we play against, or what. It's my only volleyball outlet and it's not that fun. Sad day.

No plans for the 4th yet, maybe something will come up this week.

I dropped down to a basic LJ account, since people we complaining about the adds they see when they visit my posts. It was hard to pare down the icons, it really was.
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Our anniversary weekend went well. The farmer's market was busy, but not too much so. We picked up some fresh veggies and fruit and generally had a nice morning. Then we went home to sleep, since I was still working on adjusting my schedule for this week at work. We both went into work for a bit later that day, to cover for shifts that we were asked nicely to do. Then we just hung out that night. It was our 3rd anniversary, and I'm still expecting many more years.

We slept for most of Sunday again, then Paul made us dinner, buffalo steaks, a delicious strawberry & sesame seed salad and fingerling potatoes. Then we had grilled strawberry short cake (it was really good too). We went to see Prince of Persia afterwards. We liked it. One or two small plot holes, and I was totally expecting more shiftless Jake, but good.

Monday I was woken by MG&E calling to say they were doing some work on our meter, but it wouldn't affect us, the puppy needing to go out and then a cop asking what happened to the traffic sign that is normally in our yard and was laying on the road (it had blown down the previous week due to the wind). So I didn't get much sleep. Then I had to go have a mini-physical for insurance. Softball was canceled due to the rain, so Jess and Lari, and Jess's brother came over and we played D&D.

Work has been boring/tired/slow. We haven't gotten any work in from the project that we are doing this overnight shift for. But we are keeping with it to keep everyone on the same schedule, in case we do get busy. It will not be fun switching back to days for this weekend when I go up to mom and dad's for Father's day and to see Jack/Laura. But I will deal.

All in all, a good 4 days off. I can't wait until I'm back to a normal schedule, though this way I do see Paul a lot more.

Also, congrats to Wendy and Drew on the birth of their girl. I can't wait to meet her.

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