Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

As I see this site, I wonder who has such an affliction. Perhaps if any visitors that feel like they have a problem, they should consult this information right away.

Until next time...

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Stupid people

You know, there's one thing I can't stand, and that is stupid people. Stupid people without cause or reason who go blindly through life, doing all they can to try to make other's lives as pathetic and sad as their own. These same people will spout forth with comments and rhetoric that are neither intelligent nor prudent.

So, take note, stupid people--and you know who you are--you keep on with your immature and innane rantings. In the end, it is you who will end up feeling left out. It takes a special person to see past such belligerent missives, but you have met your match.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Birthdays and weekends

So today is my birthday. As I sit here awaiting the 3:00pm NASCAR race, I consider a few things about birthdays. This year, my birthday isn't as festive and jovial as in past years. Unemployment has worn very thin on me, and in turn, on my pockets. If it weren't for a supportive family with a shred of pity, I would likely be sitting in a box on the street, begging for pocket change. Anyways, 37 years ago, my shiny white ass was brought into this world, and it's never been the same since!

The worst day to have a birthday on has to be a Sunday. You can't party on Sunday night, and it seems premature to do it on the preceding Saturday. I'm not one for all of the glory and shennanigans that normally take place on a birthday, although last year I ended up being carried out of the club of my choosing, as everyone and their dog bought the birthday boy a drink! Next year, I look for a Monday birthday. Yay. How fun. Monday sucks anyways, and to have a birthday on a Monday sucks really bad. I still have 3 years before the big four-oh, but it's approaching rapidly. My son graduates high school when I'm 41, and I truly believe that will be MUCH more traumatic than any 40th birthday could ever be. Ugh.

Oh, well, I guess I should quit bitching about getting older. I only have two choices--get busy living, or get busy dying. I sure as hell ain't gonna do the latter, so I guess I should get busy living. Until next time...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Current desktop

OK, so I'm bored. I figured I'd start something that I've seen in some of the other forums that I visit--a screenshot of my current desktop. So, here ya go!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Life in a single world

First off, HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY to my brother. You da man, ya old bastard!

OK, so I'm sitting here, contemplating several things. First off, about a year ago, I had been totally devastated by one mean-ass bitch of an ex-girlfriend. I was drinking nightly, wasting money I didn't have, trying to find a way to cope. Lo and behold, it was to no avail. Time was definitely not on my side, but nevertheless, it passed.

Now, I have met someone who is actually compatible with me. She's not selfish, she's not a bitch, and she doesn't insist that everything goes her way. It's amazing the difference a year makes! Now I'm engaged, and the pending marriage isn't far off. So as I read through some of the engagement announcements to get an idea of what mine should say, here's what I've come up with so far...

"The engagement and forthcoming marriage of Dr. Leslie Purdy of Little Rock and Aaron Hoyt of Little Rock, formerly of Greenbrier, is being made known.

The bride-elect is a daughter of Mrs. Linda Higgs and Tommy Purdy, both of Malvern. The prospective groom is a son of Mrs. Jane Mount of Lafayette, Indiana, and Dr. Arthur Hoyt, Jr. of Wooster.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Malvern High School. She graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She received her master’s degree from Henderson State University in Biology Education, and her Doctorate degree from Americus University in Washington D.C. She is currently a chemistry teacher at Hall High School in Little Rock.

The prospective groom is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Conway. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical science, and is currently working as technology coordinator for the Shirley School District.

The couple will be married in a midnight ceremony on October 31 at The Old Mill Wedding Chapel in Hot Springs. The reception will be a costume party that will precede the nuptials in a non-traditional ceremony. Only out-of-town invitations will be sent. All friends and family are invited to attend. The honeymoon will be a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas."

The ring:

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The happy couple

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Sunday, June 20, 2004

Father's Day

You know, I never really gave much of a damn about Father's Day until I became one. It was then that I realized that without fathers, there would be no chit'lins. My children both acknowledged the day, and made sure that I knew that I was thought about. It was great! So, for those of you who are lucky enough to have your dad around, make sure you acknowledge him. And for those dads out there, you have my congratulations, and a Happy Father's Day wish! :)

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Unemployment sucks

People ask me what it's like to be unemployed. And there is no easy answer to describe it.
It's different for everyone, but I've noticed that there are about 3 different types of unemployed people.
The 'Fuck the company and the whole fucking world' type:
Those that have never gotten over the fact that they were laid off in the first place. They are bitter and still want to talk about the goings on at the company. Day after day after day. They've also given up on looking for a job but will never tell you that. They hear that people say jobs are hard to find, etc., but they don't seem to be doing any looking themselves. The information they collect and thrive on is purely hearsay. They stay up till 3am, wake up at 11am and watch TV in between the two. These people have shitty resumes, and don't care if their resume mixes past and future tenses. They are like, "Huh? Oh really? Does that matter?" They are so bitter that they get upset when other unemployed friends get interviews, let alone a job! I think they masturbate a lot and are always exhausted.
The 'Oh my fucking god' type:
This is the panicker type. Lots of anxiety. Must be online, must be looking for work at all times. Very automaton. These people set their alarms for early in the morning and pride themselves on finding a job posting first. They are all over the fucking job message boards and forums, and drive everyone else in their life batty with their 'Oh my fucking god, I don't have a job, I am a wreck' attitude. They still keep schedules and hardly ever goof off, thinking that if they do, they will lose out on some opportunity. They frantically check their voice and e-mail all the time. They go to those gay layoff parties to network, thinking it's actually gonna make a difference.
The 'Oh well, guess I'll take some classes or paint' type:
You don't see too many of these people out there, but they are the ones that can actually enjoy unemployment. They spend their time boosting their professional and technical skills, frequenting the gym (thus being their healthiest in 10 years), and catching up on all those novels and magazines next to the bed. Even though they know what's going on out there in jobless land, they don't get upset about it. They feel that this time off is an 'opportunity for personal growth'. These are the type of people that might be unemployed for a long time, but it somehow doesn't make a difference. They may even turn down jobs along the way because it won't be challenging enough, while the 'oh my fucking god' type will jump at every opportunity, no matter how lame. They are people who sometimes do yoga or meditate.