Category Archives: General Life Stuff

Accomplishments… or are they?

Well today I recieved my College Degree’s in the mail. It takes them FOREVER to mail them to you once you graduate. I graduated with 2 Associate Degree’s both with Highest Distinctions and awcknowedgement that I am a PTK member (Honor Society not sorority!). When I got them and opened them up I had some mixed emotions… it was like, “ok cool,” yet at the same time it was “this is it, these pieces of paper after all that work…”

Then I started to think I’m about to do it all over again this time at a University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. Am I nuts??!! What worries me is all this work I am doing, all this hard work I am putting in, this debt I will be in once I finish ASU… what if it in the end doesn’t pay off, what if it’s for nothing? What if I am making a huge mistake.

Why can’t I ever be glad? Happy? Feel like I accomplished something?

Oh well… hopefully things will feel differently when I start ASU in a month or so.

Site Updates

Well hello all… however all is… if anyone. Last night I made some directory changes to my blog and hopefully everything is working smoothly. I had to change url associations, and many non fun things. I think everything is running ok, and if not it will be a few days until I can fix it due to work.

Meanwhile I am at work and I had NO sleep at all last night, and only 2 hours the night before… I hate not being able to sleep right… *sigh*

Things coming up… & Vampires Suck!

Well I am on day 8 of my new job, its going ok I think. At least I hope it is, I need this job…

Classes start up next Monday for me, I am not looking forward to them. I have a Math class and a Communications class this semester, both of which I do not like. Math is gonna kick my butt. My field don’t even require much math, at least not advanced math. I think its just a way for schools to take more money from you.

Anyways, onto Android! It’s been a while since I did any changes to the font pack I had going, in order to change the font on your Android powered phone, however that was due to being so busy and stressed over having to find a job… well I’ve found one so once my classes start and I get my official work schedule (since I am on a training schedule) I will have a new website just for Android related stuff, as well as things related to Android and its gal fans/users. So keep an eye on for that!

Now if you looked at my title of this post and thought “What!! How can she say Vampires suck!!!” Relax and calm down… I’m referencing the movie that opens today, “Vampires Suck.” Its a spoof movie covering the Twilight films. Now I never watch these spoof movies, I think they have all been ridiculous, and although I think that of Vampires Suck… I WILL be seeing this, no way a Twilight Fan cannot see this, its just too funny. Here is a trailer if you’ve not seen it yet.

Odd isn’t it…

If your unlucky enough to lose someone to brain cancer you tell yourself that nothing like that could happen again. How could you personally know another person in your life time to fall to that illness. Well this week I found out that anything is possible. My grandmother died from brain cancer some years ago, this week a aunt of mine on my grandmothers side died, although before you think it had something to do with genes and hereditary no it did not, my aunt was my aunt by marriage. What a small world right.


Hmm… yeah thats pretty much sums up my life at the moment, that in *sigh*. I am still job hunting… good new is I’ll have my current job until Aug. 20th. The bad new is as of right now, I wont have one after Aug. 20th. On a side note, my room is probably cleaner than it has been in a long time, heh. Still got to much clutter in it, but its clean clutter at least.

What have I been doing?

Lets see what have I been doing lately? Hmm? Obviously still looking for a job, its getting dangerously close to the day that my current job will end and its too close for my liking, if I had another job already lined up then fine… but I do not. I’ve missed out on one great job due to the fact I will have Mon and Wed classes, so I can’t work those days, and I can’t change my schedule, not again. I will be done with my AA by the end of May, so I’ll graduate May 2011. I am 5 classes away from graduating, I am not going to loose all the work I put into my classes because some employer will not work with me, there has to be an employer somewhere out there that still holds the value of education to a high standard. I’m willing to work every other day aside from Mon and Wed. Why can’t I work after or before classes on those days? Well the classes fall in between when shifts will be almost over or already have started. Why they must have everyone start at the same time or none at all is beyond me. I have 3 years experience dealing with people in a customer service environment. I have a heavy knowledge of computers, and provide a level of technical support to people in my current job and even to friends and family. I have experience handling cash registers, answering phones, and all that comes with working in a office type environment. WHY can’t I get hired somewhere?


Anyways, aside from that drama my goal this week is to clean my room, its in serious need of cleaning and not just cleaning but de-cluttering… I don’t like to throw things away because as I am about to toss whatever in the trash I wonder and think to myself, “wait should I throw this away? What if I need it later,” which I probably won’t if I’ve not used it in years except at the time I don’t tell myself that. Why the sudden need to get it clean and sorted out in a week’s time? Well due to loss of jobs in my household we’re having to give up Dish… *sigh*. It’s just too expensive for what they give us. We’re having to go with Cox, we had them years ago but it was before digital, this time we’ll have digital… wait we did try digital for about a month and it was awful, choppy TV signal etc., however that was when they were first going digital so I am hoping that they have upgraded and made fixes to their systems so that choppiness will not be an issue.

Ok back on the reason why a week? Well in a week the Cox person will come out and hook us up, and that means they will have to come into my room, I don’t want them to see my mess lol. So yeah that is what I am doing, and will be doing for the next week, and of course look for a job and stress that I’ve not found one. Yep, looks like its gonna be a great week… not.

Update on Job Interview…

Well I had my interview today… it did not go well. The interview itself went ok but I felt like the interviewer was just getting through just to get it done. When we started we talked about shifts, well they only have 2 shifts, I don’t know if that’s two total or just the two available, and its not a 5 day work week either. Now time wise, like pm or am time, the pm shift was a good time however my fall classes interfere. Remember my post below, what was the first reason I stated that if I did not get the job it would be because of:

  • I am in school, will they be willing to work with me on a schedule that works with my classes.

Yep, that was it. Now the interviewer did not say no, but it was a sort of cold type interview feeling. Interviewer seemed friendly but after that part about it just did not feel the same. Would have been nice though. *sigh*

Job Interview!

Ok well whoever has been reading my blog, if any that is lol, has read me post about how I will be out of a job soon and that I was looking for a new one. Well I have an interview this Thursday, tomorrow at 9am and man oh man do I hope I get it. If I don’t it will be based on these factors:

  • I am in school, will they be willing to work with me on a schedule that works with my classes.
  • I cannot do early morning shifts.
  • I need at least some weekends off, I can work some, just as long as I get some off, I will need weekends to work on one of my classes, which is an internship.
  • They just don’t like me or give me a chance.

I am trying to be positive but its hard for me, not so many positive things happen to me so I am used to the negative… Pay is decent, the listing said they have benefits, its easily accessible via public transportation if I have to go that route. If I get this job and I get some security that its not gonna end in some months, or something crazy like that then I can look into purchasing a car or something and finally learning to drive… yep I am 26 and do not drive… I’ve not needed to learn, I don’t have a car, I couldn’t have afforded insurance, there was no reason to learn. If I get this job and its a long term thing then its something I can then look into, meanwhile I will try and not be so nervous and hopefully do good on this interview.

I have set so many things on hold because of the stress of being out of a job soon. I’ve not been able to work on my Android font pack, I’ve not been able to concentrate on site stuff, I’ve been stressing on my credit card payments and my monthly bills, stressing on how long the money I do have will last me so I can keep paying my bills for a bit, one of my cards, if not paid off by the end of the promotional APR I get ALL THE INTERESTED ADDED ON!!! The interest is like 27% or some ridiculous number like that.

Well wish me luck for Thur! Meanwhile I think I will take one day and relax. I can’t go to work today for my normal shift and was thinking of going to a later shift but that might not be possible either due to some family stuff, (today’s my nephews birthday! He’s 12 years old today! I’ll post his picture later, or you can go to my Flickr and search for Gabriel in my uploads! Actually as of right now he’s showing up on my Flickr section on my site right now, the little boy with the messed up hair and white shirt).

If I am lucky I will be watching Eclipse today as well! Not sure if I can work it in with some stuff going on today.

Updates, life, yada yada…

Well I’ve not updated my android font pack which I swore I would do, and I still plan too mind you… I’ve just been real stressed out over the fact my job will be ending soon, and I don’t even know how soon exactly. I will be out of a job either June 30th (Eclipse Day!!), or the end of July. Not knowing exactly when I will be unemplyed adds to the stress I already have knowing no matter when it is, I will be unemployed soon. So stress upon stress, and more stress upon that from being unable to find a new job. Why am I going to be unemployed? No I am not being fired, more like let go, budget/financial reasons. My boss would like me to stay however there is no money to pay me to stay, as well as 4 other co-workers also losing thier job, which is bad for my employer because they will be short handed, just now while writing this I had to step away and help 4 different individuals with something computer related.

Well, aside from all I plan to update my font pack as soon as I get a chance. I almost lost my current font pack because this weekend a hard drive of mine decided of all things to do to me right now, to fail. Or so it seemed, as soon as I got rid of somethings and purchased a new internal HD and stuck it into an enclosure to make it a external HD (2TB) and have me spend more $$$ than I should have being as soon there will be a even more shortage than their is now in my bank account of $$$, and then to top it off… it seemed to work again like normal. I then learned that its reccomended you leave about 15% free on a HD, mine was a 500GB which is acutally about 465GB (which I think is bullshit, they should just market it as a 465GB HD not a 500GB HD), so 15% of that is about 69GB, plus the 35GB you lose form the 500 because its really 465GB, you end up with a little under 400GB drive, you lose about 100GB, total crap IMO (the amount your actually getting, not the needing to leave 15%). Anyone got any reccomendation? Do you leave 15% free GB? Should I? Should I leave less? I had about 30GB free out of the 465GB when this began to happen.

In short I am soon to be jobless, I spent more $$$ than I should have to replace a HD that decided to make me think it was dying, and then seem to recover after I purchased the new HD leaving me out $$$ I could have not spent had it not done what it had.

Stress, stress, stress!!!!!!