31 July 2008

I thought about putting some paint on my Orc Warriors tonight but as usual I ran out of time before I actually got around to it. I probably won't do any more work on them until at least next week as tomorrow night we get paid and I get to redistribute that money among our bills. I've also got to get ready for another fun National Guard drill weekend. That means doing laundry and gathering my gear into some sort of central location. Friday I get to run errands and hopefully get to bed early so I can wake up early and not be a zombie all through drill weekend. This drill should be somewhat exciting as we get to throw live hand grenades.

I rarely make trades in my Fantasy sports leagues, but one of my teams was running away with the stolen bases category while lagging behind in home runs and RBIs. I traded Jimmy Rollins and Nick Markakis to another team in need of some steals for Vladimir Guerrero and Jhonny Peralta. So far the power numbers haven't really materialized for me but I take some solace in the fact that the players I traded away haven't exactly been hot either. I actually have a little chart set up to track whether the trade winds up being advantageous for me. I'm having a hard time getting excited for Fantasy Football season.

I'm still trying to decide what to do regarding my employment status. There are some military jobs open with good pay and benefits, but I don't think I'm qualified for most of them and I don't really understand the paperwork involved in applying for them. The most promising one would require me to spend a couple hundred dollars on a dress uniform just to apply. Then if I got the job we'd have to move five hours away and I'd need to attend at least four different military schools. On the civilian side nothing looks too promising. It's hard to find a job that pays decently at all when you've just got a high school diploma and a little experience in menial labor. I don't really know what to do and I'm paralyzed by uncertainty and sort of overwhelmed by the whole situation. I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to functioning in the real world. Any progress I've been able to make has either been forced on me or fallen into my lap without much effort on my part. Sorry about the whiny post; I suppose I should put my self-loathing and complaints into a notebook or something rather than get all emo on the internet.


  1. It's okay. The internet is made for emo. It will forgive you.

  2. Talk to your partner and discuss the options.
    BUT whatever you do make a decision based on what you enjoy doing and feel happy with and not on purely financial terms. It is so true to say that money isn't everything - I took a job a few years back for the money and left within months because it almost broke me spiritually.