Update on Adjustments

I feel kind of guilty complaining. I mean, my adjustments are mostly monetary. First, I've scheduled my cable (BrightHouse) to be replaced with AT&T U-Verse. AT&T's service (U300) provides 260 channels + 3MB/1.5MB DSL service. That would save me $35/mo. Then, I dropped my gym membership (Goodbye again, Lifetime Fitness). I'll miss that even if I wasn't going that much because it is SO nice to go into a gym at 11pm, take a swim, and not fight through people. That's $60/mo. So, I've saved myself $95/mo, right? Even at the bottom end,…Read more …

Random Airing of Complaints… just to get it off my chest

After the fact, I'm still not dealing with this well. I didn't really sleep Tuesday night. I went into Tech Comm pretty much bleary eyed and barely aware. There was some sort of public "Thank You Michael for your work over the years"... but still ignorance over the fact it's 12 years, not 9 years. The "thank you" thing trailed off and was not completed. The people at the meeting were not told point blank "hey! We fired Mike! What do you think about that? Huh?" Is it so bad that I cared…Read more …

Alas…

The time has come. I will no longer be employed by The Library Network after February 11th. I have mixed feelings about this. My duties with TLN have been gradually whittled down to almost nothing. My hours with them have been scarce, and I was tiring of having to argue about time sheets and feeling ignored by them. I was planning to discuss my employment with Angie. My plan would have been to suggest they pay me as a 1099 employee, which might have tax advantages for me. I realized I couldn't have…Read more …

Vague Expression of Barely Coherent Political Views

In this posting I will attempt to summarize my basic political views revolving around the current fiasco known as an election... I'll start with a basic statement: Anyone who would actually do a good job as President of the United States (POTUS) isn't dumb enough to run for office. I blame the press for this. reality is, no one is perfect. Everyone has skeletons to dig up with enough nosy gits running around, and no one has opinions that everyone agrees with. All elections have devolved to being little more than extremely expensive…Read more …

Annoyances and More

I am so annoyed right now. I was sitting here trying to work, and people kept ringing my door bell. Some guy from Clean Water Act wanting money from me (Sorry, I'm broke) and then 2 guys with AT&T jackets and badges showed up on the porch almost right after wanting me to switch IMMEDIATELY to AT&T for all my services. Twice I told the guy: I don't HAVE A PHONE and don't NEED A PHONE. Didn't get through. Duh huh. Regardless of which, the idiots would not get off my porch in…Read more …