Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wow it sure has been a long time since i have ever wrote an entry.  A lot has gone on in my life since the last entry, i have dealt with two job losses in the month of march.  The day after the last entry i posted i got fired, but it was all for the better anyway it was a pretty terrible company to work for.  My lead hand is the only one left there today and hes having to deal with a lot of BS i read about it often on his facebook.

My next job only lasted a week, they decided to change their minds after that week.  I was pretty pissed.

Two days after getting let go from that job i started a new one and its still my current job today.  I got mixed feeling about the company.  I love the fact that i'm learning a lot and getting to go out all over Edmonton to service road construction machinery, but i hate that i'm going as long as 15-20 days straight working for 11-16 hours a day at a rate of 24 an hour.  I really hope that come the end of the year they will be willing to put me at journeyman wage.  I'm not making enough to get a better place compared to this tiny room i'm living in still.  Rent around this city is friggen ridiculous.  But its not as bad now, when i first moved in there were 5 of us living here now its just me and one of the other guys. Feels a little more cozy i guess :-S

Well i'm off to practice guitar, until next time.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Well i gotta say work went by pretty smoothly today.  Did a lot of sweeping around the shop, had to drive to the other end of the city to pick up parts for the broken down mulcher and had a couple of safety people come in to get ideas of what we do around the shop so they could make up proper hazard assessment sheets for us, that pretty much sums up work.

When i got home from work today, my daughters mom called me up.  She was really upset that it didn't matter how much she disciplined all of her kids, they still rebel and get into trouble.  I really don't know why some kids will listen to their fathers or anyone else but when it comes to listening to mom, its all a joke.

Took a walk to the store to grab some more coffee cream.  Before doing so i stopped  by a KFC to grab a bite to eat.  Was really craving chicken for some reason.  While i was there, one of my old coworkers from a past company i worked for stopped in to grab some food.  Basically talked about where we were sitting at for jobs after we both left or got laid off.  Told him my story about how I was going through a lot of places who didn't teach me very much about my trade.

I'm still losing my mind in this little box that i'm living in.  Still waiting for the weather to warm up so i have good reason to go outside for more than 10 minutes.  To soak in some rays and be in a better mood.  There is so much i could be doing right now.  Reading my Guitar for dummies and learn some music theory, playing guitar in general or even cleaning up my little shoebox of a room.  I guess i'm just one of those kinds of people that if stuck in a small area for a long peroid of time will have a harder and harder time focusing on one thing.  I hate this so much.  Until another day when i whine about the weather.  Wouldn't be surprised if its tomorrow :-S.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm Bi-Winning

Still not an exciting day.  Until this now clears and the weather warms up its gonna be dull for the next few weeks :-S.  Last week i was watching the Charlie Sheen interview about how he is going to sue CBS for cancelling the show.  Anyway, someone had made some kind of song from pieces of the interview and it was hilarious.  I probably watched it at least 10 times today, and I garuntee i'll have it stuck in my head at work all day tomorrow :-S.

Went over to my moms for dinner later on and learned how to make some awesome tortellini.  basically all you do is cook up the tortellini, steam some broccoli and add some Alfredo sauce.  Good thing I'm quoting this to because i know i will possibly forget about it somewhere down the road.  Definatley going to have to make some of it next week.  It was awesome :-).

Caught a Flames game on TV for the first time in a month.  Really happy that they beat Nashville and i'm hoping they can win enough games to stay in the position to qualify for the Stanley cup play-offs.  They didn't win it back in 2004 when they lost to Tampa Bay, now is their time to rise back up and win it this year.  I also won't be disappointed if Vancouver or Chicago win either, but no matter what I'll always cheer for the Flames before any other team.


For any of you out there who haven't heard the news yet, and i'm sure there are a few of you.  System of a Down has gotten back together again.  they are even doing a few shows around North America.  Sucks i can't afford tickets for the show at the moment, by next week i should have money.  But knowing my luck i bet it will be sold out by then :-S.

I'm amazed that i never knew about System of a Down until 2005 when they released their Mezmerize album.  After getting into them a lot more, i found out that i knew a couple of their songs i just didn't know it was them singing them.  The two main singles that I know off the top of my head on this album are "BYOB" and "Question?".  I have no complaints on this album, just about every song is awesome.  Some of my favorites include "Radio/Video", "Violent Pornography" , and "Old School Hollywood".  If you haven't heard the songs before or just want to get another awesome song stuck in your head again, here are the links below to the songs...

Radio/Video -
Violent Pornography -
Old School Hollywood -

I haven't heard anything yet if System of a Down is releasing a new album yet, but if I hear any news, I will defiantly make a post and let all of you System fans know.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Feel Like A Cab Driver

Slept in this morning, didn't wake up till 1 PM.  Always feels like the day is shot way too soon when i sleep in, thats why i hate doing it.  Whenever a day rolls by that i don't have to be up for anything, then i won't get up at all.  For all i know that will probably be the case tomorrow even if i set an alarm to get up or not.

So a friend texted me when i got up, one of her friends needed a lift 30 minutes outside of town to gether some belongings.  Well i had stuff to do today, its a pretty sweet deal that i'm getting a full tank of gas out of the deal, but at the same time, your using up some of my time that i could be using so im gonna need a little extra for my time.  I didn't get any laundry done or practicing in, its gonna have to wait till tomorrow, but even then i visit my daughter tomorrow so won't get anything done then ugh, i live such a busy life :-S.

Its a friends birthday tonight so i'm gonna be going to the same bar as last nite.  I guess that bar wasn't cracked out as much as we thought it was.  It will never be like the old hangout.  So our search continues for a nightclub that has a dance floor and they play a mix of classic rock and heavy metal, and not just hard techno or house music.  Thats why i loved the place and a lot of places around the city don't have that kind of feel to them.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Come on people, get it together

So i really don't know how much longer i can put up with how slow my workplace is.  Seriously, for most of the day the three of us in the shop were inspecting an excavator.  We needed some filters to do an oil change along with swapping out all of the other filters as well.  We don't have a sufficient parts department, so if we need parts, we have to wait a few days for them.  Sometimes i think the higher ups need to get organized so we can run a faster and more efficient company.  The service truck has been out of service way before i even started.  Its needs a whole new engine.  The service manager thought he had one at a scrap yard, we waited a couple of weeks to see if it was the right one and no dice :-(.  Another company thought they had the right one and still no dice :-(.  If they would have just ordered up a new or rebuilt engine from a dealership of some kind, we would have it way sooner, the truck would be up and running and we would get a lot more business.  Maybe i would be able to tag along for a few "Field Trips" and actually gain some experience in my trade.  Honestly if this keeps up i might go seek employment elsewhere.  It can't be that hard to find someone who will keep you around and allow you to work side by side with a journeyman who will teach you everything you need to know.

Well i think i need to go out for awhile.  Some friends of mine found a new bar to hang out in and i need a drink or two to drown my sorrows in this crazy work day i had.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Is It Spring Yet?

Another cold morning on the way to work today, thankfully it wasn't windy like it was yesterday, went out to brush the snow off my car didn't take long for my hands to go numb.  I would wear gloves if i didn't lose them awhile back feel kind of stupid for doing that, so i'll have to go buy another pair here on the weekend.  Or maybe there won't be too much of a point since spring is almost here.

It was another one of those not too exciting work days.  The loader i worked on for awhile finally got picked up and an excavator got dropped off because an inspection needed to be done on it.  Besides that i spent the rest of the work day cleaning components out of final drive assemblies on the mulcher in the shop.

Traffic still sucked today, took me an hour to get home once again.  I didn't feel like cooking dinner today, so i picked up a sandwich at Subway.  At the end of the work day I still felt pretty energetic and i thought i would be that way when i got home..... nope, felt like someone had sucked the life right out of me :-S.  I've been feeling that way since Monday.  I don't know what it could be thats making me feel so drained.  Possibly the cold weather or being cooped up inside, who knows.  Maybe if i could get outside and go for a walk i could possibly feel better, but i don't wanna step foot outside in - 20 C weather :-S

The rest of the day wasn't too much of a waste, i managed to get a good 1-2 hours of guitar playing in, i even made a template on MS word so i could starting creating tabs for all of the songs i've learned so i don't forget them down the road.