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(no subject) [Sep. 24th, 2014|08:52 pm]
So, I just finished reading the Magician's Land. I can't stress how much I recommend this trilogy. The Magicians is to adult fantasy fiction as Harry Potter is to YA. Also, some interesting personal reflections based on the timing of when I read the first book to finishing the 3rd one in relation to what's going on in my life.

One of those books that you're sad you finished reading because now it's over but also you're happy because you got to see things through until the end.

“She was starting to suspect that facing up to the nightmare of the past is what gives you the power to build your future.”

"...In books there's always somebody standing by ready to say hey, the world's in danger, evil's on the rise, but if you're really quick and take this ring and put it in that volcano over there everything will be fine.

"But in real life that guy never turns up. He's never there. He's busy handing out advice in the next universe over. In our world no one ever knows what to do, and everyone's just as clueless and full of crap as everyone else, and you have to figure it all out by yourself. And even after you've figured it out and done it, you'll never know whether you were right or wrong. You'll never know if you put the ring in the right volcano, or if things might have gone better if you hadn't. There's no answers in the back of the book.”

I bought the first book in the trilogy on half a whim at the suggestion of a store clerk at the Barnes and Nobles inside the Detroit airport. I had graduated from willis about a month and a half earlier and was going to visit Michelle in LA as a graduation present to myself.

Having just finished the final book of the trilogy about 5 months into working for Complete Wind, it feels like I may have found my home (or long term lease in any case) in the Wind Industry, finally... 4 and a half years later. I can't believe the ups and downs I've been through in that time. Not really finding where I fit in career-wise, staying hung up on people that didn't care about me the way I did them. The one of the themes of the final book is about growing up and realizing you aren't the person you used to be.

I'm definitely not the 2010 version of me. Some things are there, probably always will be (both good and bad) but on the whole, i'm happy with the changes.

Never risking anything meant never having or doing or being anything either. Life is risk, it turned out.”
― Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land
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cyclic [Oct. 29th, 2013|08:47 pm]
and I'm Alberta-bound next week for a month.

Back into wind it seems.
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law of momentum. [Oct. 27th, 2013|06:30 am]
i keep asking myself what it is that holds me here and i can't seem to find a proper answer.

the things i see never seem to turn out to be what i thought they were,
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Worky work work [Jul. 8th, 2013|09:11 pm]
So.. back to work since the 4th. I'm on the "pre-assembley" crew this time around. It's pretty cool so far. We're responsible for attaching the blades to the rotor/hub and prepping the inside of the hub.

Taking a few days to get used to working 12+ hour days again but feels like I'm getting there. Off to go make lunch and then figure out something to do with my half hour of free time left before bed.
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a sorta good news update [Jun. 17th, 2013|03:20 pm]
I've decided I like the term chronically single instead of forever alone.

Person that seemed really interesting referenced in last blog apparently has zero interest in me. politely answered questions i asked while messaging back and forth but didn't ask anything about me. as a test, didn't ask anything in the last message i sent, no response in a week now.

c'est la vie. Feels like I really am the Fifth.

(Fifth Business reference)Collapse )

In not so depressing news (so as to not wallow in self-pity).. That job I've been waiting to hear the official word on finally sent me the official job offer e-mail. So that made last night awesome.

Been helping re-shingle the roof at my parents house. The guy doing it used to work with my dad and he said he'd cut him a deal if we helped so there I've been since I haven't really had much else to do.
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thoughts on the new version of itunes. [Feb. 21st, 2013|11:57 pm]
The new interface is very counter-intuitive.

Having to click in the upper right corner for the mini-player instead of the top left (like every other program in OS X) boggles the mind. We're suddenly trying to emulate a windows environment?

In the main music library.. the column browser. . . Well.. it's not really columns anymore. It's now a row of columns which are very wide and not aesthetically pleasing, clunky to use as well.

I haven't been able to get past the interface problems to even delve into trying out any new features that may have been introduced so I can't comment on them.

To sum up. New version is clunky, ugly, awkward and not user-friendly at all.

copied and pasted from what i submitted on their feedback site. it actually was detracting from me enjoying some podcasts earlier today. was too frustrated looking for controls in the mini-player/etc. that i just gave up.
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another overdue, brief update [Oct. 11th, 2011|07:56 pm]
bought a car on friday.. 2009 impala.. came with lots of nice options.. i like it. :)

realized today i'm past my 90 days at work.. they can't just fire me for no reason now! huzzah!
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an overdue update [Aug. 9th, 2011|09:42 pm]
I like my job. Lead hand on site and his supervisor seem to like me. The owner of the entire company (multi-million dollar company) was out to check things out on Friday and he was very happy with the work we're doing here.

Met a girl here in Stratford I'm attracted to. One day I think it's mutual, the next, one-sided so that's confusing and it's pissing me off that I can't figure things out. Had to bail on going out with her a few weeks ago because we ended up being sent home a night early (i let her know as soon as I did so it wouldn't be quite so bad).. last week it took until thursday to get my paycheck and by that time, she had to work and couldn't do anything.. this week, i sent her a text today so i'm waiting to hear back.

Since I'm only here for an undetermined handful of weeks more, I don't really know where it will go but on the other hand.. I'm a semi-local (under 2 hours away) so.. who knows? sure as hell not me.

getting back into a habit of working out daily.. bought a Power Home Gym (so I could have a chin-up bar with me in the hotel at the very least, it's pretty cool overall).

The current hotel we're staying in is pretty sweet.. Nice decent sized and clean/etc. rooms. Pool, hot tub, sauna (all of which I used again tonight.. prompting this mellowing down lj entry).

Saving up to buy a car so I can go visit people when I want.. I hate having to ask to borrow a vehicle on weekends..

Running out of steam on what to discuss.. I ask you, the peanut gallery (if anyone's even out there..) what do you want to know?
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full-time [Jul. 10th, 2011|05:53 pm]
[Mood |tiredtired]

offered full-time on thursday.. should have the paperwork/etc. to sign on monday morning.

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gainful employment.. hopefully more than a week [Jul. 3rd, 2011|06:28 pm]
[Mood |optimisticoptimistic]

heading out to stay at a friend's overnight in stratford tonight.

start a new job tomorrow morning.. solar panel installation.. to start it's a 1 week trial and provided it works out.. i should be offered full-time sometime during the week.
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