I have to get fingerprinted on Thursday afternoon. I’ve never been fingerprinted before except as a kid when we all took a tour of the county jail in school. And they didn’t really fingerprint us. Oh well. Another certification to be had. I still have this plague or whatever it is hanging on too. I thought my voice was going out again yesterday, but it didn’t. To celebrate getting into the class, we went and bought stuff to crochet with, booze and toys. WOOO!
I’m woefully behind at keeping this up to date, just like I did last year. Things at work have changed and I don’t have the free time I once had. I’ve taken one class and gotten a certification for work and now they want me to get another. Which is fine, but at the same time the first certification made some sense, this second one does not. And as of right now I’m the only one that’s going to be able to do it because my other two co-workers never graduated high school or gotten GEDs. Which they are both working on right now. One went for an interview/testing today and the other started classes yesterday. I did finish high school and did do some time in college, but never got a degree, which makes me kick myself now and again. I wasn’t in the right state of mind for college when I went in. I wasn’t in the right state of mind for much more than goofing off. I’m older now and the class I’m going to be taking isn’t much different than what I’ve done at my place of employment over the years, just I’ll have a fancy certificate from the state. Woo.
I’ve been watching the awesome of Getter Robo Armageddon again for probably the millionth time. The Getter Robo series is my favorite mecha franchise, whether it be the manga or anime. Why is it my favorite? I can’t really tell you exactly except to say it’s anti-heroic and awesome at the same time. The characters are both hilarious and crazy and it’s completely over the top and violent. I’ve never been one to enjoy straight up and up hero stories, so these always make me grin gleefully because the serious and humor and action are balanced out so well. That’s not to say the protagonists don’t do heroic things at all. Or sacrifice themselves to save others. Such as Musashi demonstrates very aptly.
I haven’t posted for quite awhile for various reasons that add up to work, real life and laziness. Several times I have turned over ideas in my head for posts and thought about them and began to write something only to walk away and leave this page without updates. I’m kinda lame that way sometimes. I’ve watched several things unfold in the atheist community over the past year and it’s turned me off more than ever than associating with groups because of the behavior of so-called thinking, reasoning people.
Well, my overlarge very pregnant sister finally popped producing the little sprog she and her boyfriend have named Wednesday Autumn. Poor kid is going to be spoiled rotten. For the record she obviously is not the massive chunk of lard my sister swore she was. I’ll be waiting patiently for her brother, Pugsley.
Yeah, I made up some shit today because I do stuff like that. Come up with something in my head that sounds good, but have no basis for a recipe and make the entire thing up from scratch, but throwing stuff in that sounds good. I guess that I have pretty good luck with it because nothing has tasted like utter shit yet. I decided that I was going to make some pasta with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, sweet peppers and prosciutto. Of course the scope always increases and I end up adding more and making it more elaborate. Because that’s how shit goes. So I made some pasta that turned out pretty damn good, but of course the amounts for two people are always off so we have exactly one metric fuckton of dinner. Or as we call it, leftovers.
I’ve been back for awhile. I’ve also tried a few times to actually put together a post. I’ve failed all kinds of ways with that. So we made our trip to St. Louis for RelUnrelated’s stem cell transplant. Day 0 for that was August 1. Which is the day before we quit smoking 2 years ago. Yay us! We quit smoking and he got cancer. (How does that work out?) He did well and was released earlier than was scheduled. It’s better to let him speak on the process. I missed quite a bit of it being as I was with my parents a good chunk of the time being baby sitter for my father a good portion of that as well. All of his posts are here at Dexterity Unlimited. They have lots of pictures that the two of us have taken over this almost 2 year battle against cancer. His fight more than mine, I’m just back up.