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1  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.
2  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.



EDIT:

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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: April 17, 2016, 06:32:18 AM
I'm Asian and I don't give a shit. Asians make up 5% of the U.S. population, at best, so it's very unlikely they'd be able to find a full Asian cast for the movie. If they did cast Asians, they'd probably be casting Koreans and then weeaboos would be complaining that they're not Japanese.

Anyway, any anime/manga-inspired movie made in America is adapted for an American audience. It's not going to be exactly like the anime/manga and a politically correct casting.

This reminds me of when weeaboos were whining about the Japanese Attack on Titan movies using Japanese people for the movie. Did they really expect the producers to be able to find a bunch of attractive German who had native-level fluency in Japanese to star in the movie? No, the movie was made for a Japanese audience.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 24, 2016, 08:28:55 PM
It's an endurance test more than anything, and I'm all about saving my stamina till clutch time.  Let the early breakaway artists go pop their corks right out the gate, because when they're gassing out late in the game and struggling on the climbs, I'll have the last laugh.

Sounds like a premature ejaculation joke.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 21, 2016, 07:54:55 PM
So I got $200 in gift cards from my employer for working those 100 hour weeks. So I went to Gamestop and bought some PS3 games. I started P4 Arena Ultimax (or whatever it's called) and complained that I spent 45 minutes or so watching/reading in a fucking fighting game. Tried installing Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, and the installation kept on freezing at a random percentage. After having to turn the PS3 off, the system won't read discs. I tried the restore file system suggestion I found on Google, did that twice and nothing. Looks like after finally having some fucking time to play my PS3 in about two years it doesn't want to work. Looks like I gotta send the system in.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 29, 2016, 11:56:19 AM
This week has been slow for me work-wise and I got to catch up on sleep after two 100-hour weeks. I have trouble deciding what to do with all of this free time.

you worked either

7 - 14 hour days
6 - 16 hour days
or 5 - 20 hour days

Fuck that noise.  I hope you made double time.

I worked 7 days. On average it was 14, but had some 12 hour days and 15 hours days. I'm salaried, so no overtime.

Welp, that's complete bullshit.

Thank Zeus I have a union that wouldn't stand for that nonsense.

Try and make us work even a single second more than the contract says we're supposed to and suddenly you have 400 people not showing up for work tomorrow.

Reallllllly wish there was some sort of middle ground where labor didn't feel like they have to walk out at the drop of a hat and management didn't expect their employees to be grateful for the opportunity to work themselves into an early grave.

'Merica!

They pay me a lot to sit around and do nothing for 40 hours a week some points throughout the year. I get paid well, promoted every year, and have good benefits, so I can't complain.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 28, 2016, 07:21:36 PM
This week has been slow for me work-wise and I got to catch up on sleep after two 100-hour weeks. I have trouble deciding what to do with all of this free time.

you worked either

7 - 14 hour days
6 - 16 hour days
or 5 - 20 hour days

Fuck that noise.  I hope you made double time.

I worked 7 days. On average it was 14, but had some 12 hour days and 15 hours days. I'm salaried, so no overtime.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 28, 2016, 04:00:48 PM
This week has been slow for me work-wise and I got to catch up on sleep after two 100-hour weeks. I have trouble deciding what to do with all of this free time.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 02, 2016, 05:50:21 PM
Yeah, I upgraded to Windows 10, hated it, and went back to 8, which I hate less.

I miss XP.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 23, 2015, 06:04:12 PM
The work week is over for me. I'll probably just study and catch up on some shows tomorrow and Friday. Saturday I plan to meet some friends in Columbus.
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