It Begins…

Jesus christ, I’m falling into bad habits already. I’ve been unemployed for a couple of days, and I already can’t go to bed at a decent time. Then I sleep until noon and I feel like shit for most of the day. I need a job badly. I didn’t get much accomplished today, on account of it being a holiday. I was supposed to go to the bank, start up my unemployment, pay a couple of bills, get my tire fixed, and do my laundry. Yeah, I didn’t get much done. I woke up around 12, and got ready. My girlfriend came over for her lunch and we went to wendy’s and got some food. I then took her car back home and pulled my flat tire off of my car. My buddy Drews called me and so I picked him up on my way to the bank. I get to the bank and realize that it’s a holiday, so I didn’t do anything there. Luckily, I had bill money in the bank already, so I used that to pay for my new tire. I just have to go to the bank tomorrow and deposit my last check, so that I have money to cover my bills. I also have to give the landlord rent, so that I don’t have to worry about paying that if I don’t have a job by the first. Anyway, I went to Pep Boys after that to get a new tire. $65 later, I had a new tire mounted on my rim, and I was out. We went back to my house from there, and I put the tire on. It’s a pretty decent tire, so hopefully it lasts a while. I have another tire that’s starting to go bald, so I might have to invest in another one pretty soon. After that, me, Drews, and Howard played some ps2 games until Howard left to go to his girlfriend’s house. Afterwards, me and Drews and my girl watched a couple of movies. First up was “The Chronicles of Riddick”, which was a complete waste of time. The movie had some intense fight scenes, but Vin Diesel is a terrible actor, and the story was confusing as fuck. I must have missed something important, or there’s some other source for info on the movie that I don’t know about, but the movie didn’t do a good job of explaining itself. After that we watched “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy”. I own the latter, but Drews hadn’t seen it, so we gave it a spin. It’s not Will Ferrel’s best work, but still a funny flick. After that we fucked around with my computer for a while, and he just crashed out a little while ago. I just plan on finishing this up, and going to bed myself as well.

So tomorrow is going to be a more productive day if I have my way. I need to go to the bank and deposit that check, along with getting my laundry done, and hopefully getting my unemployment started up. With that in place, I can at least rest assured that my bills will get paid. Then it’s either getting a job and dropping the unemployment, or possibly getting some sidework under the table to bolster my funds. We’ll see about that. My roommate Chris told me today that the Stater Bros. in Perris is having interviews on Friday, so we’re going to check that out. From what I was told, they’re hiring for overnight stocking positions. I’ve done that before at Wal-Mart, and it’s not to bad, except for the fact that crack heads usually work the night shift. Anyway, when I was at Pep Boys, one of my old co-workers also mentioned that she had heard that the Lowe’s distribution center in Perris is hiring as well. They start at like $11.75 or something like that. So when we go out there on Friday I’m going to check that out also. These are jobs I’m already somewhat qualified for, so it may be a start of something new. I’m also checking into other construction jobs (through friends and whatnot), but I haven’t heard of any openings so far. Drews is crashing here tonight, and he also told me that he has some things he has to take care of, so we’ll be running errands all day. That’ll keep me busy and moving at least. I just have to stay productive. No falling into slumps of inactivity. That just makes you fat and lazy, and in my opinion, I already have enough of both of those qualities.

My site is not being read by enough people and I can’t figure out why. I’m doing exactly what I’ve done in the past, and I used to have quite an audience. I think one of the main problems is that only one of my friends still maintains a webpage, and I don’t even know how to get ahold of him. Our little webring or “circle of friends” has been broken for quite some time. That was at least a beginning of a reader base before. I also used to be in a few webrings that don’t exsist any more, and for some reason I don’t get hits from search engines. I remember getting tons of hits that way before, but not anymore. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. Anyway, I found a couple of directory websites that I listed my page on (see link at right), and that may help out a little. We’ll see I guess. I think I’m finished here for today. I’m tired.