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Three years have gone by…

August 8, 2013 ·
Thursday, August 8th, 2013 – Three Years ago

Life can really throw you a curve ball and nail you in the nut sack hard. It is our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday day and it started out ok, same scene, as usual worked my cases, did my callbacks, sent email, got a call from a friend that usually doesn’t call. I asked what was going, and he said there was no other way to say it but that one of our friends had died earlier that morning.

I am in complete shock, I don’t know how long I stood in the conference room; my friend had given me two numbers to call to assist with the horrendous news. I called Mark first and he was beside himself, he asked what was the cause of the death, I told him what our friend told me and he was shocked as much as I was, and all of sudden I burst out crying uncontrollable crying because it hit me like someone had taken a metal baseball bat to my kidneys and hit them out of the park on a homerun.

I let him go composed myself and call our second friend Blair who took it almost has hard as I did I explained as much as I could and suggested he keep in touch and to contact our friend’s family so we could be updated to when the services would be. I then contacted Wade our third friend, let him know what was going on same suggestion I gave Blair and let him go. I sat there in tears for what seemed like hours and in fact in was two hours and a box a Kleenex. I drove home numb, it was my 19th wedding anniversary and I was numb. My wife knew a friend of mine had passed away I don’t think however she realized the amount of time the friendship was or how we were connected.

Best way to describe us back then? You remember the Hobbit, The Fellow ship of the ring? Yea we were like that, Chris, Desiree, Me, John Mark, Robert, Wade. That’s what it was like for us, even though we all recently reconnected (within the last 4 to 5 yrs.) through MySpace and Facebook, we still have that connection like it was yesterday at Round table Pizza back in Santee, we had our table, books, paper, pens and pencils, pizza, pitchers of soda, rolling 20 Sided die praying for a Natural 18/20 and then one of us is gone and that space just cannot be filled no matter how hard you try, it just cannot be filled. I’m still dazed and numb, people are talking to me or at least I think they talked to me. I couldn’t pay much attention.
Chris Dawson was a guy who would ask “What’s eating you, you look like someone stole your J-box Chili fries.” Would sit down and just start talking with you and by the end of the lunch break you feel better, you made a new friend that was able to listen to you and tell you to pull your head out of your butt and move forward and try to forget the problem at hand for the time being till we can get resolution for it.

He’s one of those people that would get up get in a car and drive to pick you up at a bar even though they had no license and only barley knew how to drive. He had a great if slight a skewed sense of humor, he’d make you laugh, and he had that type of personality. He also didn’t take crap from anyone either. If you pissed him off? You’d know it he’d tell you to your face and if you were in the wrong better apologize. But he was decent human being, a good man, I’m sorry he didn’t get married and had children, I had hoped for that to have happened for him. He is truly missed and his passing has saddened me and our fellowship. Someone asked me today while walking down the hall, “Why do you look so sad? Isn’t a great day?” I retorted back with, “Can you bring my friend back to life?” he said no, and I replied then that is why it’s not a great day…..

Rest my friend,
Know that even though you have been taken away from us,
You do deserve peace.

Christopher Dawson
R.I.P
Son
Brother
Friend
8-7-2013

hello …..

Hello to those that follow this WP blog. It’s been pretty much a shitty moment it time recently. I had to finally pay that 175.00 of 210.00 for the accident I was involved in back in Feb. We purchased our tickets for Anime Banzai for October, even though money is/was tight, it is one the few times in the year we get to de-stress and get away from the everyday grind and routine.

My wife’s niece April passed away at age 22, no one should ever have to go through outliving their child(ren). Her mother is heartbroken as it is after losing her mother last year around this exact time as well. The service was nice, the funeral was as expected, and we did get to see relatives we had not seen in just under a year. This brings a lot in perspective as you get older.

A Buddy & Co-worker brought back the pc tower I lent him for 3d Printing options. It didn’t work well for him in Vista 64 Bit. I am really considering transferring my HDD with windows 10 on it and throwing my 2 gig PCIE Video card and work from that PC and then retire the old family dell and put my old tower in its place.

I got a raise at work as well, felt pretty cool about that. Hopefully I will get back to working weekdays instead of through the weekend. People are cheering that trump is leading in the presidential race and that it will be between Clinton and Sanders on who will be his arch-nemesis during the elections. I’m sorry I want neither Clinton nor trump in office. I do not think they are good for America. Anyways, that’s what’s going on at this point and time.

so yea……

Yea hey,

It’s me again, been busy working Overtime and more Overtime. We finally got around to replacing one the doors on the house which was indeed need of replacing not repairing “replacing”. Sunday was a fine example of frustration, I am doing the dishes and the water just stops yet you can still hear it, I look under the sink and that $!#(%^@ Sprayer hose has popped off the faucet and I end up with a 20 minute clean up session under the sink in the kitchen. I did call the faucet company and told them that the faucet (in my opinion) has a defect since it is the 2 time replacing the sprayer attachment for this sink.

On top of that, I have been working from 4/4/16 to current and I will not be off till Thursday and that means I am working Saturday so that also means I have to move the cosplay meeting down to later in the day or on a week that I actually CAN A FREAKING WEEKEND OFF AGAIN ! (Huffing angrily ) but I get we need coverage, I just wished that some of the people we hired weren’t fucking crazy or bails because oh gee the job I wanted and paid more came through. I just want my weekends back that’s all, is that so much to ask for? I guess so, for now this is me and this me disgruntled.

Simple Entry Update

Hey-ohhhhh! Steve here and just going over the stuff that’s happened of the past few weeks/months/time?  Girl Scout cookie Booths have started we flew like warp speed with the sales only have a few boxes left as well, hopefully we’ll be done this weekend. Seems like Bruce and I will finally be starting back \up on trying to cobble togther a project and finish it as well to the end as a beta or even alpha for that matter.

 

Was able to purchase the Norman Reedus Photo Op for my wife before FanX back in Feb, just have to get the signature purchased and Christmas and Her Birthday are finally covered as well. Have to plan on trying to schedule some time off to fly to Tennesse and visit with my parents and brother, all of which have been having issues as of late.

 

I’m getting back to TF2 and screwing around with some of peeps I used to see on Towlie’s Smoke Shack TF2 Server. I might get back to drawing again, been lacking on inspiration and watching Is it wrong to pick up girls in a Dungeon seems to be getting the ole artistic side of my brain functioning again. Still arguing with Phantom, that, I don’t think will change.

 

I did however re-connect with #Dragonmun Heather was/is one of those cool webcomic artists you just seem to be able to get along with because she has one of those diverse personalities (If that makes sense?)  that people connect with her.  I’ve reached out to a few peeps that I used to associoate elsewhere are getting along and seems to have some of the same interests as well as tastes too.  I was able to renew my website’s domain registration as well.

 

Work? Yes, I am still working as a Voip Tech and I might also be switching to a Monday through Friday Shift same time as well, which would nice scheduling time off wise.

A Moment of Truth from the past.

OK, ignore that #CharlieChaplin  who seems to be portraying Adolf Hitler,  but is rather playing a jewish barber. Please #Listen to what is being saying #Politically . I for one have now at this point and time understand more to what he is saying, and I can say that I am taken back because what he is saying and I can see how the world is currently. It invokes a depression in one when thinking upon the truth of what is being said in the video and realizing just what is going on currently in world affairs today.

In my opinion 35 years ago the country and the world was a better place to live in. Now we just have puppets in office doing what the corporations want rather that what is good for the country and global good, leading the global lemmings in their dream like states buying engaging and consuming, rinse lather repeat, not actually seeing the corruption that is happening out there.

 

The deals being made behind closed doors, the terrorists, the destruction, the greed that has corrupted the hearts and souls of today’s society singular not plural because at one point we were “one” society working to benefit humankind not tear it down, not ruin that which was given to us to make choices towards a better future.

 

All I have seen over the past decades is a world that has going to hell in a hand basket and feel like there is not much I can do about it, but if this  helps open up the eyes of  few, wake them up to ways or paths on how to correct the path we are going down then in some small way I feel like I have helped push ourselves from the bring of self extinction.

 

Because realistically the human race not just countries, the planet as a whole is on a road to extinction. Take it leave it, I am posting it up because this is something I’ve known for a bit but finally decided to share my opinion on it. #GlobalWakeUp   #BecomeAStrongerPlanet I doubt many will understand nor even share or reply to this, but one can hope that the population sees this as one truth to current state of the world as it is now.

A Nice Garlic Turkey Recipe for the Holidays

If you were to do a Turkey? Best to Baste it every hour on the over with a 2/3 Foil cover on it. Keeps it nice and juicy while roasting, and if you want a excellent stuffing use some stovetop and FRESH Garlic sliced wedges chopped in with the stove top or within the sides of the turkey. EDIT and I’m giving you a great recipe here.

 

12-14 lb. turkey make your adjustments as you see fit.

1 stick butter, softened

¼ cup olive oil

3 Tablespoons assorted herbs (I used basil, rosemary, and parsley)

Zest of 1 lemon, plus the lemon itself

1/4 a yellow onion

One head of garlic, peeled

About ¼ cup kosher salt

Take your turkey out of the fridge; allow it to come to room temperature for half an hour and then skin it completely or as much as possible. Set the oven to roughly 450 degrees.

Prep your dry ingredients. Use medium sized bowl, stir together softened butter, olive oil, herbs, and lemon zest. Place the salt and pepper in a bowl and lay out all the other ingredients so they’re ready to go.

Do a thorough rinse the turkey under cold water and make sure to remove any gravy packets and the giblets. Place the turkey on a roasting pan and pat dry with paper towels. Make sure to dry the top, inside the cavity, and the underside of the turkey. Use a hunk of the butter mixture and rub it all over the turkey, over the wings and breast, underneath, and in the cavity. Then take your fingers and work them under the skin (I told you we were going to get up close and personal, right?), and rub some butter under the skin of the breast as well.

Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly all over the bird and inside the cavity. You may not need the full ¼ cup, but the bird should look like a light snow has fallen all over it.

Stuff the onions, garlic, and halved lemon in the cavity, and then place the bird in the oven.

Roast the turkey at 450 for 30 minutes then turn the heat down to 350, tent with foil, and continue to cook for 1½ – 2 hours. Take your Turkey out after 1½ hours and using a thermometer into the thickest part of the thig you want the thigh to register 165/170 before removing it. If it’s at 150, you know you’re getting close so check every 10/15 minutes at that point. Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of roasting, unless it’s getting too browned then remove the turkey from the oven, and allow standing for 30 minutes before carving. Take to the Table and enjoy! The left overs make awesome Sammwitchs with Swiss.

 

PS If anyone does use the recipe? Post up let me know how it turned out for you.

 

Steve😉

 

Friday the 13th and a bunch of stuff to complain about.

Hey what’s up peeps?

It’s just me again posting up some of the generals of whats been going on here. Been lamenting about not being able to get Fallout 4, and feeling envy and anger because of it. I gave a quad-core to a fellow coworker and friend for his 3D printer and for my contribution I will be getting a pipboy3k and either Glados in the form of a Lamp project or a AER9 Laser Rifle I think the rifle may be the better way to go since the Glados prop is like 2,5 Kg of filament.

It came to my attention here on Friday Nov. 13th that a friend of mine is being lambasted for his beliefs and sharing them for discussion. This also brought up thread on Buddhism where there were some light flaming/trolling but also serious replies adding to the discussion and then the site admin closes and locks it saying things such as “I didn’t do anything about the rampant garbage posts that eventually lead to everyone leaving.” Well had you been doing your Duty as Site Admin and Moderator and had your team doing their share “MAYBE” and I use that term loosely , that your site/community based from a “webcomic” that died over like roughly 12/14 years ago wouldn’t be so full of shit and sadness.

Sometimes you just have to let something pass and die and bury it with dignity instead of dragging out over a period of years in hopes that the creator of said “webcomic” decides to create a new one and re-register the originating website domain, which pretty much not going to happen from what I’ve seen and heard over the years. Clanbob has become a site occupied mostly by bullies and should just disappear, I won’t say they are on par with GamersGate because that would give them too much credit. This site has gone through I think 5 incarnations and each one has died mostly a sad death each one sadder as it goes along. I will leave this with “DIE CLANBOB DIE” !😀

Other than that, I am also updating my Genshiken Nidiame Manga library, and awaiting the premier of Accel World Infinity Burst for the next Quarter on the Anime Season. I’m also researching on how to repair this R2 unit I bought last year online, it’s got to be something simple. I’m learning how to manipulate Rainmeter skins to how I’d like the computer to react, and also back to teaching the voice command software to learn and detect my voice and obey the commands I give it. A Steam Friend and Co-Worker got me Portal 2 for my account the other day! Yay me and thanks to my friend for getting that, it was very cool of him, now I just have to start some coop fun with it. Also started a few weapon prop projects with a few fellow cosplay buds as well, but they’ve been in it longer than I have and they’re slightly younger as well save for one to three of us. The makeshift paint booth is still up and sturdy and hasn’t had to be replaced yet as well which is good.

Work is fine, it’s paying bills and medical expenses. I wished I was working 8 to 5 or 9 to 6 with Saturday and Sunday off like I was supposed to, but I have to take what I can for my family. Hopefully things will fall back into line and I will be able to get the 8 to 5 shift with Saturday and Sunday off and be able to be around my family more again. For now I’m done and back to work for me. Be well readers and my fellow WP bloggers. Next entry will be just after Thanksgiving I think.