On Being Unemployed

I never really thought that I'd enjoy wasting so many days so much. Let me give you a quick breakdown of my day:

9:30-10:00 - Wake up, decide to get out of bed.
10:00-11:30 - Make breakfast, eat breakfast. Think about getting more breakfast. Decide it takes to much effort and my stomach is sastisfied for now. Watch movie while eating and stomach digests.
11:30-12:30 - Read online comics, online forums, blogs, watch anything interesting at ebaumsworld or muchosucko (usually skip most of it),
miscellaneous web browsing
12:30-1:00 - Conclude browsing, try to postpone smoke. Go for smoke.
1:00 - 2:00 - Tummy rumbles, look through cupboards and realize I don't have any food. Scrounge for awhile and settle on KD. Prepare and eat KD. Watch crap TV.
2:00-2:05 - Tell myself I should do something worthwhile today. Think about working on art, or comics.
2:05-2:06 - Plan on doing it tomorrow.
2:06-5:00 - This is open time. If I have a quick errand do that (do not usually have one). Read book or play video games. Lately I have been wasting a lot of time and straining my eyes on Tumblebugs.
5:00-6:00 - Ash gets home from work, annoy Ash, cook supper, eat, while watching more TV.
6:00-7:00 - Supper clean up, annoy Ash, go back to internet to see if anything is different.
7:00-9:00 - Sit on couch and try and find something on TV. Might go for walk, might play more tumblebugs.
9:00-11:00 - Watch TV. Have snack. Get ready for bed.
11:00-9:30 - Talk to Ash, think about shit I should do tomorrow, fall asleep.

It's pretty sad, but this is what unemployment is like for me. Don't get me wrong. I'm enjoying myself. I should've gone outside today, but I didn't realize it was nice until about 3:00 when I had a smoke. By then, all ambition had been wiped out by a day of lazing around. It's my last week before classes start. I don't know if I'll actually get anything accomplished other than watching all the movies I've wanted to watch on Free Front Row and read a few Steven King books. But wtf. In another two weeks, I'll be rolling in homework, submersed in my studio classes and generally going nuts again. This has probably been the best part of the summer hands down. Another week of this lethargy, but right now I'm in a good place with it. I haven't been this lazy since high school.

K, my fingers are tired now. If I find the ambition, you might get a post some time later.

Till then, have fun at work. SUCKERS!

     Thursday, August 25, 2005
     I Shall Thwart Thee!

Ok, I won't. But blogger.com will help. You will now see in my comments that you have to punch in a verification thingy. This is put into effect to block the recent outbreak of spam posts that I have been getting. I'm sorry to hinder you with this extra step, but in the end it will save me that agony of having to clean up my comment section.
Thanks to Pilot for giving me the tip for protection.


     Wednesday, August 24, 2005
     The End of Summer is Almost Nigh...

Hey everyone (if anyone still visits my stagnant page)!
Been too long since my last post, but do not fear the blog is not dead. I am resuming my work on comics after a brief period of no development. Something about this summer just didn't want me to be sitting in front of my computer. I can seriously say in the last three weeks, I've maybe spent a total of five hours in front of my PC. Usually, it is to just check email and other people's blogs.

I really haven't done too much this summer...trip to Moose Jaw, lots of movies, a few piss ups, and TV of course. Last week was my last time working at PC Place. I was supposed to keep my job until school started, but due to slow business, I was let go. I'm not really too disappointed. I've wanted out of the computer business for awhile now (hence my return to school) but this sealed the deal. I'm officially done. Not even working Saturdays. It's somewhat sad, for that's where most of my friends are, but maybe it's just another step forward in my life. And to me, stepping forward always makes one look back, to times that are good and times that are bad. But mostly, it makes me realize of time that you will never have again. I do realize that the sand is constantly slipping through the hour glass. Problem is, we can't turn the glass back over. It's glued to the table people.

Not trying to be depressing, just expressing a thought.

So, now my interest with my new found free time, has turned to reading. I've been reading a bunch of Stephen King books (re-reading some) that I've put off for awhile. I know in my own head that I should be working on art or my comics, but I don't think one should feel guilty about reading. I need to read more (and maybe even something NOT written by King). But those grains of sand keep slipping through the orifice (I found that's the technical name for the narrow part) and I find I never have enough time to do all that I want to get done in a day/week/season.

Side note: When one actually uses the hourglass as a metaphor for one's own timeline, I would have to postulate that one actually exists in the orifice itself. Time to come - above, time that has passed - below. Actually existing there would never let one see how full the glass is above or below, for sight would be blocked with the continuous flow of sand. Only until the very last grains were to pass by would one realize that they could finally see the top of the glass, and the mound of dust piled below. And then what? Does one find oneself as the last grain, falling to the peak of sand that has already passed by? Or would one just float in the nether region of the clock with nothing to look forward to and only grains to look down upon but never be able to feel flow past again?

Either way, this post sounds quite depressing.
(The problem I find when I read a lot, it tends to make me write much more as well.)

I leave you with a piece of geekery I came up with last night while enjoying my bed-time smoke. It's a haiku for SMS enthusiasts. Enjoy:



/Till next time.

     Thursday, August 04, 2005
     ...drumroll Please

ratatatatatatatatatatatatatat And now.... I will announce the winner.

Soulfood! The two characters will now be known as Derek and Kurt.

Your prize will arrive some day, hopefully by Christmas. But thanks for the submissions from the rest of you clowns. You were no help at all.

Now, I guess I have no excuses for not getting a comic done. Oh wait, yeah I do. I'm lazy.

     Wednesday, August 03, 2005
     The Winner Is...

I have picked the winner. But I've been on holidays and sick at the same time. Not to mention I didn't have internet for the past couple days (switching provider). But it is late and I don't feel like writing. But the winner has been picked. I will announce more soon.

(I'm feeling much better by the way).

Oh yeah, FUCKING NINE INCH NAILS CONCERT! I am going. Not sure which city yet. Right now it's a toss up between Edmonton and Winnipeg. Still planning which city is the best option, but my decision will have to be quick, tickets go on sale this Saturday.

Peace doggies. Till next time.

I know this looks dumb. It's just a test graphic.

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