I just can’t believe its December already.
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By the way, we made it into New Jersey last night around 3AM in case anyone was wondering.
What time is it?
This thing is supposed to tell me.
How did that happen?
2005 is already half over.
Did I put them on to check the mail and then leave them on 10 hours ago?
I didn’t do anything else today.
I blanked on that one.
I don’t mind that they are still on. It’s very cold in here. But still.
The INTERNET is boring and it’s a complete waste of time.
There I said it.
So almost everything pretty much sucks these days. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate myself on this 3 month hiatus from working and also give a quick explanation of how much it sucks. It’s one thing when you have a job thats pretty good and you enjoy going and even though there are some nuisannces that are all minor you deal with it and move on. It’s another thing when you have no fucking job and you sit around on your ass all day and do nothing and get completely bored and depressed out of your skull all day. Today is the 3 month anniversary of me basically throwing away my job and moving 12 hours away. Don’t get me wrong, nothing would have changed had I known what I know now. Well maybe a few things. I still would have moved with my girlfriend and have been completely supportive of her turn to do what she needs to do to get where she needs to be. I would have left my last job a little different. See, I left with this impression that I would still work for them from home. All the tasks that I had done at work, AND MORE, can easily be done outside of the office and the impression I had and was given before I left was that I would be able to do this and would receive work. Ehh. Not so fast. I’ve done about 70 hours of work in 3 months. That’s pathetic. Have I made a mistake? Am I asking the wrong person to send me work? It was like scrapping teeth against a chalkboard to get them to even pay me for the first invoice I sent. I guess my impressions were wrong. Either that or they just don’t care. I don’t know. I remember my last day. I wrote them a fat check for my office computer and it was like, “we won’t give you a exit interview cause you will still be working with us”. Man, what I wouldn’t give to be able to have that exit interview now and tell them what I really thought at the time. I just didn’t have the thoughts organized. So I sit around. I’m looking hard for a new job. I’m hopefully going to get a job at Walmart or something. They usually need more help when it’s the holiday season. I don’t even care anymore. I’ve been sending my resume out to about 10 places a day. There are no jobs where I am in the field that I was in. So I’ve basically tossed that career out the window. Future employers could stumble upon this horribly pathetic page and read that I am pathetic and that I have no real ambition anymore and say, “well screw this guy, he’s no good”. All I know is that shit sucks, but I don’t care. I don’t need your pity, unless you want to write me a check to pay off my student loans. If you want to give me a job I’ll be the best god damn worker you have now or will ever have. It’s all I know. I’ve watched enough ESPN over the past 3 months to kill a small child. I’ll have to post some bullshit so this gets moved farther down the page. Screw it, I’m out.
1,444 miles later I arrived back in Mount Pleasant at 2:45 AM last night. 10 minutes ago I casted my vote. Awesome. Now I need to take a shower.
No more, no less.
And that feels good.
It’s June already?
How did that happen?
Today’s magic has been brought to you by the number 4.
April 4th, 2004 or otherwise known as 4/4/4
March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). There are 298 days remaining.
1480 – By the Treaty of Toledo, Ferdinand and Isabella recognize Afonso’s African conquests, while he cedes the Canaries to Spain.
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam.
1808 – At Harvard University. the first college orchestra was founded.
1820 – The Missouri Compromise was enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by U.S. President James Monroe. The act admitted Missouri into the Union as a slave state, but prohibited slavery in the rest of the northern Louisiana Purchase territory.
1825 – Beethoven’s Opus 127: String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major was performed for the first time.
1834 – The city of York in Upper Canada was incorporated as Toronto.
1836 – The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended. The Mexican army of three thousand men defeated the 189 Texas volunteers.
1857 – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.
1886 – “The Nightingale” was first published. It was the first magazine for nurses.
1899 – Aspirin was patented by German researchers Felix Hoffman and Hermann Dreser.
1900 – In West Virginia, an explosion trapped 50 coal miners underground.
1901 – An assassin tried to kill Wilhelm II of Germany in Bremen.
1907 – British creditors of the Dominican Republic claimed that the U.S. had failed to collect debts.
1928 – A Communist attack on Peking, China resulted in 3,000 dead and 50,000 fled to Swatow.
1930 – Clarence Birdseye’s first frozen foods went on sale in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.
1939 – In Spain, Jose Miaja took over the Madrid government after a military coup and vowed to seek “peace with honor.”
1941 – Les Hite and his orchestra recorded “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise”.
1944 – During World War II, U.S. heavy bombers began the first American raid on Berlin. Allied planes dropped 2000 tons of bombs.
1946 – Ho Chi Minh, the President of Vietnam, struck an agreement with France that recognized his country as an autonomous state within the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
1947 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the contempt conviction of John L. Lewis.
1947 – Winston Churchill announced that he opposed British troop withdrawals from India.
1947 – The first air-conditioned naval ship, “The Newport News,” was launched from Newport News, VA.
1957 – The British African colonies of the Gold Coast and Togoland became the independent state of Ghana.
1960 – Switzerland granted women the right to vote in municipal elections.
1960 – The United States announced that it would send 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
1962 – Frank Sinatra recorded his final session for Capitol Records in Hollywood.
1964 – Tom O’Hara set a new world indoor record when he ran the mile in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds.
1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced his plan to establish a draft lottery.
1970 – Charles Manson released his album “Lies” to finance his defense against murder charges.
1973 – U.S. President Richard Nixon imposed price controls on oil and gas.
1973 – John Lennon’s visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.
1975 – Iran and Iraq announced that they had settled their border dispute.
1980 – Islamic militants in Tehran said that they would turn over American hostages to the Revolutionary Council.
1981 – Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.” He had been on the job 19 years.
1981 – U.S. President Reagan announced a plan to cut 37,000 federal jobs.
1982 – National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184
1983 – The United States Football League began its first season of pro football competition.
1985 – Yul Brynner played his his 4,500th performance in the musical “The King and I.”
1987 – The British ferry Herald of Free Enterprise capsized in the Channel off the coast of Belgium. 189 people died.
1990 – In Afghanistan, an attempted coup to remove President Najibullah from office failed.
1990 – The Russian Parliament passed a law that sanctioned the ownership of private property.
1991 – In Paris, five men were jailed for plotting to smuggle Libyan arms to the Irish Republican Army.
1992 – The last episode of “The Cosby Show” aired. The show had been on since September of 1984.
1992 – The computer virus “Michelangelo” went into effect.
1997 – A gunman stole “Tete de Femme,” a million-dollar Picasso portrait, from a London gallery. The painting was recovered a week later.
1997 – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II launched the first official royal Web site.
1998 – A Connecticut state lottery accountant gunned down three supervisors and the lottery chief before killing himself.
1998 – Oasis’ Liam Gallagher was charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan’s nose. He was released on $10,000 bail.
2000 – Foxy Brown crashed her car into a fence in Brooklyn, NY. She was admitted for medical attention and released the next morning. Brown was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle by police.
1475 – Michelangelo Buonarroti, painter, (d. 1564)
1619 – Cyrano de Bergerac, soldier, poet, (d. 1655)
1806 – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, (d. 1861)
1831 – Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, theologian, (d. 1910)
1885 – Ring Lardner, writer, (d. 1933)
1898 – Therese Giehse, actress, (d. 1975)
1904 – Joseph Schmidt, tenor, (d. 1942)
1905 – Bob Wills, country music singer, (d. 1975)
1906 – Lou Costello, actor, comedian, (d. 1959)
1923 – Ed McMahon, television personality
1923 – Jürgen von Manger, cabaretist, (d. 1994)
1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist
1926 – Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director
1927 – Wes Montgomery, musician
1927 – Gordon Cooper, astronaut
1928 – Gabriel García Márquez, writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1982
1929 – Günter Kunert, writer and lyricist
1930 – Lorin Maazel, opera conductor
1935 – Ron Delany, Irish athlete
1936 – Marion Barry Jr., mayor of Washington, DC
1937 – Valentina Tereshkova, cosmonaut
1941 – Willie Stargell, Baseball Hall of Famer
1944 – Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer
1946 – David Gilmour, musican (“Pink Floyd”)
1947 – Rob Reiner, actor, comedian, movie producer
1947 – Dick Fosbury, athlete
1947 – Kiki Dee, singer
1959 – Tom Arnold, actor, comedian
1972 – Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player
1979 – Brian Smith