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What a difference a year makes...

I took a promotion last January 2016 and thought it would be wonderful. Yeah...no. The people on the team did not like having me there and made it pretty well known. My supervisor was your best friend one day, your worst micro managing nightmare the next. And somewhere in there I realized after 8 straight years working at home in a different department is what I really wanted.

So fast forward a year of hell to now. I'm in a new department that at some point will let me work at home. I just have to get there. I had to take a demotion to do it but with the overtime chances I will be making the same amount, probably more honestly, than I did in my previous promotion.

Fallout 4

There are some games that are so great that you become an instant fan of the game, the setting and you look forward with baited breath with anything related to it. So it has been for me with the world of Fallout since the original game came out so many years ago.

Tuesday is Fallout 4 and I cannot wait to plunge back into the 1950's "World of Tomorrow" alternate USA that was wiped out by nuclear war.
We had our friends, a married couple, over last night to watch movies and tv. I do not know why but it is just more fun to watch them with other people. We did not even riff on them like MST3K. Well, not too bad anyways...
I finished the last novel in the End Times series night before last. I suggest, for anyone curious, going to Black library and checking it out. There's a ton of good books there set in the Warhammer or 40k universe.

But reading the last book for old Warhammer felt like a weight off my shoulders slightly. I still miss the setting and always will but at least I feel like now I can give a middle finger to Games Workshop and move on. If they bring back the old setting I will definitely check it out again but until then...naw. They have a new fantasy setting that they are desperate to get the old veterans like me into but I don't care about it. Why should I? They destroyed a 30 year old fantasy world for IP copyright lawyers.

If anyone has some fantasy suggestions feel free to share. I already have read Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Robert Howard, the Riftwar saga, David Eddings stuff, most of the Forgotten Realms novels...so yeah, toss some ideas at me. I read the Witcher series as well, good stuff. The PS4 game Witcher 3 is amaze balls. Yes, I said amaze balls. That's how good it is.

Socks are trying to kill me

Heard some weird noises emanating from beyond the back door of the house. Paranoia paranoia paranoia they are coming to get me! (a flying squirrel hug if you know the refence) so I scatter down the hall thinking this is IT this is FINALLY the break in that I've long dreaded.

I get halfway down the hall and my left sock gets loose and trips me (I swear it did it on purpose because it was the LEFT sock) and down Timmeh goes! I did a face plant straight into the floor. I weigh um enough pounds that my hitting a floor at full speed is not fun for either myself or the floor. Thankfully I didn't break the floor (I'm not joking my first thought was oh God I broke the floor) and my glasses didn't break but I'm sporting a huge headache now.

Turns out the noises was two cats trying to continue the kitty population on my deck. EWW. So I yell at them and they run off. I stagger back to my comfy computer chair and decide to share. The End. Socks are evil. Especially LEFT socks. Liberal pinko sock....

My D&D character

I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Dwarf Cleric (4th Level)

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Chaotic Neutral A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn't strive to protect others' freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society's restrictions and a do-gooder's zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Dwarves are known for their skill in warfare, their ability to withstand physical and magical punishment, their hard work, and their capacity for drinking ale. Dwarves are slow to jest and suspicious of strangers, but they are generous to those who earn their trust. They stand just 4 to 4.5 feet tall, but are broad and compactly built, almost as wide as they are tall. Dwarven men value their beards highly.

Clerics act as intermediaries between the earthly and the divine (or infernal) worlds. A good cleric helps those in need, while an evil cleric seeks to spread his patron's vision of evil across the world. All clerics can heal wounds and bring people back from the brink of death, and powerful clerics can even raise the dead. Likewise, all clerics have authority over undead creatures, and they can turn away or even destroy these creatures. Clerics are trained in the use of simple weapons, and can use all forms of armor and shields without penalty, since armor does not interfere with the casting of divine spells. In addition to his normal complement of spells, every cleric chooses to focus on two of his deity's domains. These domains grants the cleric special powers, and give him access to spells that he might otherwise never learn. A cleric's Wisdom score should be high, since this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

I hate Lebron James

And so does Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cavs:


Jeremy Roenick after the last game

How can you not love this guy?

Blackhawks win!


The team I grew up loving hockey with has finally won the Stanley Cup after FORTY NINE YEARS. Seeing Jeremy Roenick after the game break down in tears brought ME to tears. Roenick was a great player who started with the Blackhawks and led them to the Cup back in 1992 but they lost. He is by far my favorite athlete in any sport in any era due to the heart and grit he always brought. Seeing that tough as nails man cry to see his old team finally win the Cup just made me cry. I'm still crying over it. YAY HAWKS!!!!!!!!! 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONS!

Love you PS3!

It is back to normal, all is well.