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Explosion

We went out to the movies last night, and shortly after we got home we suddenly heard, and felt, a large explosion. All our neighbors were out on the street, trying to figure out what happened, we were seeing twitter reports from even further away of others who felt, and heard it. It was pretty scary not knowing.

Shortly after we found out it was a home that exploded a couple of miles from us. The fires were raging, the houses nearby were in flames, and burning quickly, a lot of homes were damaged by the blast, and they obviously had to evacuate the area. All the details are not out yet, it’s only been a couple of hours.

I feel so bad for those directly effected by this tragedy.

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Posted by on November 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Job Issues

The place I work for is closing down in a few weeks, and it seems to me they think they are still open. First, they asked one of their other contract workers to work on a logo for an event they used to have every February. Why would they want that? The event is clearly not happening anymore.

The next odd thing was an email I received from them about a posting I made over a week ago, on their Women’s Half Marathon facebook page. I posted, what seemed to me, a relevant article from a fitness website, it was a Fall gear guide for women. There were links in the article to various sites, I did not think this would be a problem. Most articles would have links back to the items they are talking about. They linked to national stores, or sites you could order from (like amazon). In the email they sent me they asked that I remove it because, “this is in competition with our sponsor”. This baffled me. I would think that the sponsor in question is no longer a sponsor for a couple of reasons. #1 the race is over, can’t be a sponsor of something they are no longer contributing to. #2 there is not going to be a race next year, at least not put on by the company I work for since they are CLOSING. How are they a sponsor of an event that is not only over, but isn’t even happening next year?

There’s another issue that I have with this whole “sponsor” thing. The company in question is a local business that sells athletic gear, they don’t have a way to order anything online, and they don’t even show any gear on their site. When I first saw their page I thought they were a training place for runners, because that is pretty much the only thing they mention on there. That leads me to my next problem, this Women’s Half had participants from all across the country. A local company, that has nothing on their site, and no way to order online, does not give me any options to post stuff relevant to our followers.

I won’t even get started on the fact that they have my boyfriend working on a site for some race, but they didn’t add in a charge for the website when they told these people they would give them a site. So it’s evidently being done for free. Things like this are the reason they have to close.

*headdesk*

(just needed to vent a little about this)

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in thoughts, Uncategorized

 

Strangers In My Yard

It’s slightly disturbing to learn that you had complete strangers hanging out in your yard.We may have never known if they didn’t leave these behind…

Ken was mowing the lawn when he almost ran over these sunglasses and Swiss army knife. That army knife is well used, but I would just want to know what they were doing with it in my yard. I looked the glasses up online, turns out the sell for an average of $115. Then I realized, I needed a pair of sunglasses, so I cleaned them up…

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

My 40th Birthday

On Sunday I turned 40. I don’t feel it, I don’t act it and (thankfully) I don’t look it.

Here I am on my b’day wearing my Bad Wolf tee (which you can’t see)….

Spent the day just hanging out. We went up north, made a stop at a comicbook store where we picked up the second issue of the star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who crossover. Love the image at the end which combines original Trek and the 4th Doctor, my two childhood obsessions…

After that we went to a mall, I mainly wanted to go because they have a Lego store. Then we stopped at a little Japanese store where I picked up some green tea kit kats.

When we got home Ken grilled up some yummy burgers and we had some strawberry cream pie. After watching some Doctor Who with Ken and Amanda I relaxed and did some reading.

It really wasn’t much different than any other day, but it was still nice.

Here’s my birthday loot! BSG Hoodie, Doctor Who lunch box and an awesome plush Amanda made for me (I double heart Doctor Who)…

 
 

So…My House was Egged

Front door 

Typically, I thought, houses are usually egged as a Halloween prank, or when an adult has pisses off some pre-teen, or teenager. Not that those are actually justified reasons to egg a persons house, but you know what I mean. So I am completely baffled at this random act of vandalism. I can only assume I was the target simply because they got a stupid idea in their heads as I happen to walk past them.

Around midnight last night I was out walking my dog, as I rounded a corner I noticed three teens near one of the houses. I thought nothing of them, realizing I have seen them before when I was out on one of my walks, and also when out for rides I’ve seen them playing basketball at that house. One of them doubled back towards the house (they had been walking away from it), and went inside. I thought nothing of it and kept walking, minding my own business, listening to my mp3 player, then noticed they were behind me (not too close), but once again I thought nothing of it, just assumed they were going in the same direction. I get inside my house, then soon heard something hitting my front door and my large front window. I ran out the door, and the kids took off through a neighbors yard across the street.

I went to the house today, the kid (maybe in mid/late teens? I’m bad at guessing ages.) answered the door, played innocent, and claimed his parents were at work. Though I wondered last night if they worked night shift, because there seemed to be no one home when I walked over there after the egging. He also claimed he had no clue when they get home…Yeah…right. So I told him I will stop by later, and I will keep stopping by until I talk to them.

I can only hope the parents are reasonable, and not idiots who will get mad at me for accusing their demon spawn of something they just know he/they would never do. Though I am sure they will noticed a carton of eggs is missing from the fridge.

Lovely view out my front window

 
 

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Downtown is kind of Weird

Took a walk around downtown today, and saw this….

We walked a little further and ran into this…

For perspective, Ken is 6’4″

Then…there is this thing (not my video), hanging out on a corner…Like a prostitute. Whenever I see it I think of a stripper dance…

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Job Stuff

Sunday I was at the mall and noticed that FYE was hiring, the sign said to apply online, it also said to introduce yourself to the manager before you leave. So I did, then when I went home I applied for the job. I’m hoping talking to someone at the store makes a difference, guess I will find out.

On Monday Ken came home and told me the guy he works for was asking what I do, so Ken told him about the social media stuff, later on he called Ken and said they have a client who needs someone to do that stuff, and wondered if I would like the job. Umm…Yeah! I don’t know what’s going on with that yet,

Speaking of social media, I’ve been trying to update the Facebook & twitter pages more for KLA, and the Women’s Half, it’s proving to be fairly difficult because of a couple of factors (the half is only once a year, and KLA does not have a lot of events happening). I update with some filler stuff, and could probably do more, but then it will become spammy and really doesn’t benefit us much. Anyway, I’ve been able to put in more hours now, which is good because lately I’ve been broke a lot.

I’m hoping this other social media job pulls through, I have no clue how much it will pay, or how many hours I will be putting in, etc, I’ll just be glad for the extra money. I’d like to help out more with the bills (right now I only pay my credit cards and buy groceries) and I think I should be able to make enough to shop around for a cheap health insurance plan. I really need to get to a doctor about my suspected heart condition.

Not much of an update, but this is the most progress I’ve made since I moved out here.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in jobs, Uncategorized