I think I was just approved for my Public Trust. Not 100%, but I think that’s what the email means. I’m like, the lowest level of Public Trust, but this does mean I can start work. Or really, start on the job training. So excited!!!
It’s 1pm. Went to ls, they had a line. Went to grandview, same long line. But, they have a half ounce mixed, so I can do four different strains for $200. Not bad. Forty off.
The vaccine has come to america, but it will probably be six months before I can get it. That’s just my bullshit guess.
I did some research on the team I’m joining. I’ll be working with something call FirstData, which is used to migrate DICOM files. DICOM files were standardized in 1985, and contain image data and basic patient data. Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine, btw.
Not sure what’s wrong with me. My life is pretty great, but I just don’t care. All I want to do is get drunk. Back on the antibuse after a weekend I don’t much remember.
the real reason I post, the dank memes
This store has been open for like two months now, but I’m still standing in line. This the first one open, the one in less summit. There is another place in grandview, but they don’t have any new stains. Still no word on the Waldo location.
Training for almost 6 weeks. No end in sight. I’ve got all the paperwork submitted for me VA/DOD stuff, but no contact from them yet.
Learning citrix atm. Mostly review, but some new info.
Well, it has worked one time so far.
Not much to talk about. Ready for training to be over. I was extremely impressed with the org of this org, but you so quickly see a company’s flaws with some experience.
$4500 for the repair bill for my car. Fucking insane. That is like 1/5 of what I paid for it. Glad it shouldn’t change the way it drives at all, but not like I fucking drive anyway.
Almost done with this Jade City book. By Fonda Lee. It’s good enough that I’ll read the second novel. Probably after I read the next The Expanse.
I’m still in training though, so it’s hard to say that for real. I was chosen to join the Fed team, which means I have to become a Public Trust, and work on projects for the DoD and VA. I must say that this was the last team I wanted to be on. Still not sure what to put on my forms with all the shit that’s happened through the years. One of the docs said “we aren’t looking for perfect people, we’re looking for honest people”. So I guess be as honest as I can be. My aunt has that clearance also, and she said to save every years forms, because if they are different from year to year, that throws up a red flag.
Training is going well. I’m solid 3.5 student according to my weekly report cards(lol). I’m going through training with some dude who switched to IT after being a phlebotomist for a while. This is his first IT gig. He seems cool, and so far we get along. He is super slow at shit, but that is to be expected. It also helps me to have to explain things.
What else… Trump lost the election, but he is refusing to admit it. Constant tweets about it be rigged, and illegal votes, and case after case. Same shit as the 2000 election, only this time the loser is refusing to give up. Trying to coin the word pathetisad to describe him.
Oh, last night I was driving home from Costco, and a moped gang was screwing around on the road. Squealing tires, swerving into oncoming traffic, just being asses. They’re in front of me and making a left, so I start speeding up, when suddenly a scooter in the right lane tries to make a left turn and I hit him. I don’t think the guy had insurance, or they knew it was his fault or something because they were all acting sketchy. First he said I can just leave and didn’t want to exchange info. Finally I got a first name and phone number out of him. Fuck it, just turned it over to USAA. Probably will cost me a $500 deductible, but at least no one was hurt.
And now, the real reason this stupid blog exists… The dank memes…
I was all set to start at another MSP, but then got an email to interview with them. I thought about just saying no, but took the interview anyway, then I had tree more 45 minute interviews the next day. Got the offer the day after that. It’s for 6K more than the MSP was offering. It is for their Academy program, so designed for people fresh out of college, which I kind of am. Five weeks of training. I should get matched to my department after 2 weeks, and then go on for specialized training. Super excited. Picked up my laptop today, and it appears to be new, which is nice. 10th gen i5, but not sure how much RAM. I haven’t been given a password yet. I’m supposed to get that on my first day.
I also got my teeth fixed this morning. I had developed a valley in my two from teeth from grinding them. It looked really bad, and I was starting to get really self conscious, but now they look great. Added maybe a mm to them both. He still said I might need braces, and possibly crowns in 5-10 years on all front four…
I also had my tele-medicine appointment for my Missouri Medical Marijuana card. Anxiety is one of the recognized conditions, and we all know I’ve suffered from that for decades. It was pretty easy. Just make an appointment, doc asks a few questions, says I’ll know in a couple weeks if MO approved me.
Oh yeah, finally pulled the trigger on the tattoo I’ve been thinking about for months. Aperture with a nebula inside. The artist traced the aperture and then free handed all the nebula and stars and such. I’m pretty happy with it.
18 of September 2020, I was terminated by PG. I kept missing work because of my alcoholism, and it was finally too much for them. So I’ve been sober for a couple weeks now. Things are good. Jogged a 10K this morning. I have a phone interview tomorrow. It’s the first one I’ve got since I was fired, but I hope to get many more interviews. This is for a NOC position with a 2 day. 3 day 12 hour shift setup. Not sure if that’s something I would like or not, but right now I’m casting a wide net.
I thought I caught COVID-19 because I had a fever or 99-99.9 for like a week. Got Tested. The rapid tests came back negative, but I’m still waiting on the full one. Pretty sure the thermometer I was using was broken. It’s an in the ear one that my Mother had. I bought another one and my temp was normal, and I was normal when they did the test.
I’ve decided to take a break from the Dresden Files. I think I’m on book 9. I bought the first three books to the Expanse series. I really loved the first season of the show, and I hate to be one of those “the book is better” people, but in this case it is by far. After the first one I’ve got Jim Carey’s novel to read. It sounds like a fiction novel, but uses a lot of peoples real names, so I’m guessing it is at least partially based on true events. It’s gotten really good reviews, so I hope it wasn’t a waste of money. Not often I spring for the hardbacks.
Oh yeah, and I killed one of the plants. The palm. It turned yellow, so I thought I was watering it too much. Then it went from yellow to brown before I knew what happened. The other one is alive, but kind of sickly looking.
Not much happened this week. I’m getting weekly deliveries from Imperfect Foods. Just produce. It’s like $20 a week for 10 lbs or assorted produce. Made a really nice veggie lasagna last week. This week I’ve got a couple pounds of mini potatoes and brussel sprouts to cook up. Not sure how long I’ll keep it, but I’m liking it so far.
Greyson turned 3, so we went over to my sister’s house to celebrate. No other family besides mom, michael, and diana. Little dude is getting big. We just had brats and burgers, and then ice cream cake. This was dairy queen, and apparently they don’t have actual cake in their ice cream cakes, but it was still good.