So.

I'm starting to get flustered on having either a happy professional life, or a happy personal life, but still not both at the same time.  I'm going to have to pull some amazing shit to make this all balance correctly.  

Mmmkay.  

Update

Dayside work was pushed out a week, due to delays with the background check, because of local recent cybersecurity breaches.  I'm trying to be patient about this, but I am anxious to get started.  

I'm really happy at the moment.  I'm sure that will change, it usually does, but for now, I'm happy and ready to get this new chapter of life started.  

LFG. 

New upcomingness

A new professional position starts on the 13th.  I'm really stoked about this.  

This means I will be moving from a night schedule back to a day schedule.  Be patient with me as I change this up, schedule is crazy.  

I have a special someone back in my life again, and she's been distracting me as well as making me smile a lot for the first time in many, MANY years.  I somehow knew this would end up happening, just didn't think it would be this soon.  

So, overall, a lot of overdue upgrades in life, and honestly, I couldn't be happier.  

Mom and Mike Rowe

My mother is a wonderful human being, and wise beyond her years.  We haven't always gotten along great, but I appreciate her input, always, and once in a great while she has something that is so important, that I feel the need to share it with you all.  This is one of those things: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6dQqDGchzc

If you're struggling financially, watch this video, and recalibrate.  I'm about to make some radical adjustments in this general direction.

The world changes over the years.  Adapt and overcome these changes or drown trying to survive.  

Small update

More interviews and job interest this week.  Trying to keep my dwindling energy up.    Sleep is erratic.  Stress continues.  

Dammit.

I'm so absolutely frustrated with my current financial situation, and unsure what to do.  I'm stressed, exhausted, depressed, and losing sleep because of this.  

My overnight job was reduced to part time hours after the super bowl.  But at least I was working five and six days a week.  That has now been reduced to two 3-hour shifts a week.  I must get something else at this point, I cannot survive on this.  There's plenty of local work available but working outside of the house is a no go for me at the moment, because I have no wheels, and no way to pay for Lyft/Uber to even attend work.  I'm frantically searching for additional remote work, but it seems people are currently hiring less and less of that.  A definite uphill battle.  

I sold my phone, but I can still receive calls via home internet.  The money from that got me to survive until this week.  I'm selling both of my laptops, but who knows how long that will take to sell.  I'm hoping it'll be quick enough.  I predict it'll be too little too late, and things will start shutting down.  I guess we'll see.  It certainly doesn't help that my roommate's hours at work have been reduced as well.  

Anyways, if you can help, it would greatly be appreciated.  I hate, hate, HATE asking for help, but I'm also at the age to know when to call it, and that time is now.  

http://cashapp.mikemathia.com  

The Golden Age Arcade Historian — Mirrored

A Literary" History of the Golden Age of Video Games - Golden Age Video Game Books Part 3

Not all the video game "humor" books of the 1980s were aimed at kids and teens. And not all were pro-video games. Two were aimed at adult audiences and poked fun at the video game craze. First up is The Official I Hate Video Games Handbook by Emily Prager with art by Frank Morris, published by Pocketbooks in 1982.

Collapse )