Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Plurk the world

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I signed up for Plurk a while back and have only made a half-hearted effort to interact with it.  That is until today.  Today I decided to play a little game with Plurk.  I noticed that when browsing other people’s friends that it often shows what city and country that each person lives in.  So I started clicking on people from other countries and seeing if they were actively using Plurk and if so I would send a friend request.

It’s simple and a bit silly, but I think it would be interesting to see the Twitter-like messages of people from all around the Earth.  Sure not all of them will accept me as a friend and many of them don’t write in English but that’s OK.  I can make out what some of them are saying in some cases and in other cases it probably doesn’t matter.  I don’t think it’s possible to get friends in every single country in the world… but wouldn’t it be cool if you could?

If you are interested in signing up and haven’t yet, you should.  http://www.plurk.com

Less than a week

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

In less than a week Muse and our two dogs and two cats will be flying back to the States.  In less than a week I’m going to be quite lonely.

This morning I stayed home to help Muse get all four of the fuzzy kids to the vet for their final health inspection and certification.  Because of her flaky friend we had to wait for a hire car to get us to and from the plaza where the vet office is located.  Her friend was supposed to help her take the pets to the vet in her golf cart.  Knowing how flaky she is, I knew she would cancel so I let work know that I would need to stay and help.  Sure enough, two days ago her friend calls and says that she can’t go but we can borrow the golf cart.  OK we planned for that so no problem.

Yesterday she called Muse all pissy and gave her this lame-ass excuse about how she had to give up her golf cart for four days starting on the day we needed it.  Yeah… right.  Like this woman could possibly stand using the standard buses for four days.  That would be beneath her.  So we had to get a local hire car to come get us and take us to the vet.  It’s way to far to walk with them all.

Of course her “friends” golf cart has been sitting in front of her building across from ours all day.  It hasn’t moved and it was available the entire time we would have needed it.  But oh well.  That’s one good thing about consistently flaky people is that you can safely ignore them and plan alternatives in advance.

Whatever.  At least its done now.  One more thing crossed off the lists.

Link-o-rama

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

If you haven’t already, head over to Yoshi‘s place and congratulate him on his becoming a real American citizen.  Now he can vote, and be called for jury duty, and be drafted, and pay US taxes no matter where he might move to outside of the USA just because he’s a citizen.  But seriously, it’s cool that he got what he wanted.

Muse has another cool panda picture posted over at her her site.  You should definitely go take a look at it and the other pictures she has posted.

Of course, it’s Thursday  so that means there’s another new comic posted up over at A Little Scary.  That marks number lucky 13.  If you are enjoying the comic, tell your friends, add the site to your blogroll or better yet post about it and tell everyone how much you like it.  It will make you feel good.  Seriously.

I got nothing else.  It’s my day off of work and this is all I can muster at the moment.

Monday: less manic – more linky

Monday, April 14th, 2008

For those of you that care, Demonoid is back up and running. No I don’t have any invites, sorry. Thanks to the person who gave me one. I won’t link them so no one bothers them either.

Muse has been sick with what seems like a stomach flu for the past two days. I think it’s been long enough since I was sick with that bug that I’m certain I’m not to blame. I’m assuming it was the crowd of 30 or 40 snotty little kids that she was shooting pictures of on Saturday. I’d say “that’ll teach her” but who am I kidding? So I’m working from home today to help out with the dogs and making sure things are OK. Remote access is a wonderful thing.

It’s Thursday Monday (where was I?) so there’s a new comic over at my pet project: A Little Scary. Introducing a new character today so please go have a look. If you are new to the comic, make sure you start from the beginning. There’s not many so it’s a good time to get caught up. I need to work on some resources for later comics. I have a zombie done. Now I just need some brains. Wait… that didn’t come out right.

It’s a few days old, but you should check out Yoshi‘s post at Hello! Food where he makes the rest of the world jealous that he can make great gyoza and the rest of us (meaning me) can’t. I know what I’ll be getting for lunch tomorrow at the food court.

Where the hell has Insomnic run off to? He hasn’t posted in two weeks and he’s out of work. I can’t believe h’s looking for a job so hard and often that he can’t post something now and then. Come on, man. Where’s the posts?

Homesick

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

I got homesick on the ferry to work this morning.  Not seasick like one would expect but homesick.  I miss my family and friends but I rarely have the time or inclination to get actually homesick.  But not this morning.  I think it all started with a chimichanga….

Last night we went to a Mexican restaurant called Caramba because they have a 2 for 1 deal on dinners on Mondays.  It’s their “Super Monday” deal.  We always get the same thing.  Muse gets enchiladas and I get a chimichanga.  At some point  during the meal a song came on themusic system.  It was a Latin/Mexican variant of Coldplay’s song ‘Clocks’ and it gets to my favorite part of:  “Home, home, where I wanted to go,” repeated over an over.  I was softly singing that chorus to myself on the bus back to our flat later that night.  I found myself thinking about that song again this morning on the ferry.

And I felt like crying.

Things have been extremely stressful at work.  Things have been kind of crazy at home.  Planning for our trip home and having to change those plans because of work has strained both of us.  I miss my family.  I miss my friends.  I miss Wal-Mart.  I miss driving.  There’s a lot of things I miss.  I’m waiting for answers on re-negotiating my contract and I’ve told Muse that if they don’t come through for me this time then we are probably going to move back.  And as nice as that may sound sometimes, that of course has it’s own set of disappointments and sorrows.  So it’s a no-win situation really.

I don’t actually feel the need to go running home yet.  I’d like to spend a few more years here making a name for myself and seeing if I can make any sort of decent career with my company.  My getting homesick and emotional doesn’t change that.  It’s just the actual emotion that is hard for me to deal with and write about.  I had to fight back the tears in my eyes again as I typed this up.  That’s not like me; or at least I like to think it’s not.  I see myself as the emotionally strong one that everyone else comes to for support.  It’s hard for me to reverse that and play the opposite role.  So I choke down the homesickness along with everything else and I deal with it in my own way.  Maybe by sharing this feeling in this way, however impersonal it may be, will help me deal with the feelings I have right now.  Though that’s optimistic, I know that only hugging my parents and my friends will do that for me.  If all goes as planned I will be in St. Louis on the night of December 22nd.  And then I can test that theory.  Until then, I have some tears to fight back.