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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 20, 2016, 07:39:44 PM
Had my second date Tuesday night. It ended with a kiss, so I'd have to say it went very well.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 16, 2016, 03:53:28 PM
Got a date on Tuesday. After work, will be having dinner, then going to a local bar/arcade, then going to see The Magnificent Seven (her choice!).
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 10, 2016, 09:48:58 PM
I had my first date through Tinder earlier tonight. I was nervous on my way to pick her up because I wasn't sure if it would be her or some random guy ready to come out and mug me lmao.

How'd it go??

Yes, do tell.

I'll start from the beginning.

We got matched on Tinder either late Thursday or early Friday morning. She messaged me and then we started talking. Found out we have some common interests (anime and video games). I spent the first hour or so of my work day just talking to her, and then I got her number and we started texting.

We arranged for me to pick her up, and I almost chickened out because she doesn't live in the safest part of the city. (Mesh, I don't know how familiar you are with Toledo, but she lives in East Toledo). She only lives five minutes away from downtown and it was during the day, so I felt safe in that regard, but I was hoping to pick up a girl instead of getting jumped by some dudes. She texted me a picture of herself, and I texted a picture back, so I felt a little more relieved. I pull up to her house and was relieved to see a cute girl coming outside.

We head to a seafood restaurant down by the river and we start talking about our interests. Two things we have in common are anime and video games, which is pretty rare around here. I seriously only know one other girl who has the same interests lol. We had a blast talking about games and the fun times playing co-op games with friends/family. We talked about life and work. We had a great dinner, it costed me $100, but the experience was worth it. I hadn't been on a date in forever.

I took her home and asked her out on another date and she said yes. We've been texting plenty since. I'm out on the road for work at a client three hours from home and hoping I can be home for the weekend to go out on our second date.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 08, 2016, 09:08:43 PM
I had my first date through Tinder earlier tonight. I was nervous on my way to pick her up because I wasn't sure if it would be her or some random guy ready to come out and mug me lmao.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 21, 2016, 07:13:49 PM
I just wanna say that I love Ambien.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 16, 2016, 06:22:33 PM
I have depressing news. I've been put on an anti-depressant.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 04, 2016, 09:46:54 AM
This has been cracking me up for the past few days.

8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 30, 2016, 04:06:14 AM
At this point, I think I may need to see the doctor for my insomnia. For the past couple of years, I've been waking up around 2-3 AM, and have had to start going to bed earlier (8-9 PM) just to even get a decent amount of sleep. It does suck with the hours that I have to work sometimes. Back in January when I was working 15 hours a day every day, I would sleep from 1 AM to 5 AM.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 24, 2016, 08:19:14 PM
I'm glad England had the balls to do it. I don't understand why the European countries were so willing to give up their sovereignty to have some elitist turds in Brussels call all of the shots.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 21, 2016, 04:52:13 AM
So as I was saying before the events of today loomed overhead (which defused much quicker than expected), I started a bit of a cheesy self-therapy tool for myself in the form of a journal. However, unlike a typical journal with typical "Dear Diary" type entries, I simply list at the end of the day things that made me feel depressed or angry, and also things that made me happy. Its a nice reminder that no matter how shitty things start to feel, there are always opportunities to find a reason to smile. As for the rest, it's a good way to keep stock of the elements in my life that I should work on improving, or even things about myself that need to change for my own sake.

Werd. Keeping a journal can really help one better process their thoughts. Helped me out when I was going through a rough time 10 years ago, or so.


So.. yesterday was a bit of a culture clash of a Father’s Day. My wife had been asking me what I wanted out of the day, and I told her just to spend some quality time with her and our son would be awesome enough for me. So, we came up with the idea late last week that we would just hang out by the backyard pool. Maybe cook some burgers on the grill and have some hard drinks, or whatever.
My wife is of pure Mexican ancestry, and the general attitude of Hispanics in regards to parties and cookouts and such is “the more the merrier”. On the flipside of that, I am like several other people on these boards (not a “people person” by any means), so that naturally clashes with me – big time. I’m very keen on keeping things personal and low key.

So, my wife was talking to her mother over the phone Saturday night, and briefly mentioned our idea of just throwing a couple of patties on the grill. Nothing even close to an invite. Without even asking us, her mother starts spreading the word to the whole family that my wife and I are having a BBQ, and they should all come over.
We got to hanging out in the pool yesterday, and people started showing up out of the blue. After we realized what was going on, I got upset, because I just wanted to spend a quiet Father’s Day with my wife and son. So I went inside, and started doing housework to work off my frustration. I’d rather have done that than be visibly upset with family. The wife eventually came in, and we fought about it a bit. Everyone seemed to get the vibe that something wasn’t right, and they all took off. I was relieved, but of course, I felt bad too. Everyone’s intentions were good, and that’s just how their culture is. I understood that.

It’s just that I was looking to spend the day a certain way. Entertaining guests, and making forced conversation was definitely not part of the plan. It felt like the day that was supposed to be for me was getting crashed. To me, inviting one’s self to anything without asking is incredibly rude and inconsiderate. No matter whom you are. “Open invitation” is not in my vocabulary.

Yeah so, a bit of a sticky situation. Day ended up nice, though.

Tell your wife Trump is going to build a wall around your property.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 11, 2016, 02:19:12 PM
So here's that thought I wanted to share before work started making me feel all depressed and gross:

With my current playthrough of Dark Cloud 2 I'm trying to get everything in the game without using guides. In order to accomplish this, I've been creating my own weapon flowcharts in Visio, and its the first thing I've ever done that has equally felt like work and fun. I could make a mistake, or realize that the layout I have doesn't work well, and don't mind spending the extra 30 to 60 minutes it might take to reorganize everything. And while I'm doing this I just have to wonder if there's a way to get paid for this... for making charts and graphs all day. Not in a graphic artist sort of way, but just in an organizing data sort of way.

I do this a lot with tax/financial data.

Kind of what like Mesh said. If you get into an analytical business role, you'll be doing stuff like this a lot.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 06, 2016, 07:57:33 PM
I had four days of orientation for my job. Luckily the last three were in Chicago, so after the orientation for the day, we would go out in our groups to bars and restaurants in downtown Chicago.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2016, 08:34:06 PM
When I graduated with my finance in December 2013, I put in about 50 applications and only had one interview. I was fed up, so I went back to school for accounting and did the exact opposite of everything I had done prior. I just assumed my GPA would land me a job, but it didn't. I had to work a shitty retail job in the meantime, but I made sure to do whatever I could to get a job. I joined Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting fraternity with the connections to the businesses in the area. I even became the treasurer for a semester before I graduated. They had a mentoring program in which they paired us up with an accounting professional 10+ years into his or her career. I took advantage of that while most did not. I attended the majority of networking events that I could, and this is coming from someone who doesn't enjoy being around a lot of people.

In the end, I did everything I could, even the things I didn't enjoy, to get a job I like. Sure, I have to work crazy hours some parts of the year, but I make good money for the most part (especially for the Midwest where the cost of living is low) and I get raises and constant promotions for at least the first 7-8 years, depending if I even stay that long or bolt to another accounting job for a 30% pay raise.

So, as someone who has been in your shoes, the only one limiting yourself is you.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The RPG Pet Peeves thread- 2016 edition on: April 30, 2016, 09:09:45 PM
My biggest pet peeve is not being able to skip the tutorials in Pokemon games.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 20, 2016, 04:22:20 PM
I had a notice on my door that the water in my whole city will be worked on in a few days and then when it's back on will need to be boiled before being used until a 48 hour period is up.

What the heck is going on with everyone's water all of a sudden?

My city made the national news two years ago for "poisonous" water because of the algae problem in Lake Erie.
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