Preserving My Past Website Posts (apparently I had a blogger for awhile)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2004

Fable

Wife got the game tonight. She will probably start playing here soon, but i will stay out of there for when i play, i dont want anything given away. I can’t wait for halo 2 coming November. Work still sucks, i want to be done with skip tracing. they offered us a way off of it today, but i didn’t take it, i figure if i volunteered for it, i should stick it out. We did spend most of the day talking in our pod though, and that was pretty cool. i didn’t do shit for work today. oh well, off to post a bit and read some more on dark knight returns. good so far.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2004

Work Today Sucked…

Fuck skip tracing. i hate it, i want to go back to doing collections. There i said it, im tired of skip tracing. and of course today was hump day, and new comics day (yay!!) Also went tonight and the wife picked up a dropkick murphys dvd. The videos were good, as was the concert footage, and we still got alot of stuff to watch on it. I still have to database my comics tonight (might not get done) bag and board them, yes today pretty well sucked for the first part, but as soon as i got off of work, it was alllll good. 🙂

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Bought And Thought (Warning Spoilers Below)

Yes i stole that title from the Bendis board. oh well. Here is what i thought of the comics i got this week. Hope to make this a weekly thing.

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Batman Gotham Knights #57

Continuing the war games story. Batman figures out that it is his plan in motion. Orpheus is the key to getting all the gangs in Gotham together, Batman and Spoiler are trying to make it to him on time. Spoiler makes and and Orpheus is killed on the last page. fun stuff.

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Wanted #5

Haven’t read it yet. 🙂

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Identity Crisis #4 (pick of the week)

Investigation continues. An excelent issue, espically at the end. I’m not going to be long winded on this one, but it was simply an excelent read.

Score: 10/10

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Ultimate Nightmare #2

This was a good issue. I really like cap, and nick fury, liked them in the ultimates they are good here. we discover more about sam wilson, who has wings and he can fly. I dont know him from the original Marvel U, but im sure he’s some charater from there. Basically we get the 2 teams (Ultimats and X-men) geared up to go to Russia and at the end of the book they are there. A solid read from Ellis.

Score: 8/10

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2004

Boring day

I’m really really tired of doing skip tracing at work. i bullshited my way through most of it today. Comic book day is tommorow. im going to try and post reviews of what i thought of each comic, but now since i have said it here, i probably won’t. ahh well. im off to read dark knight returns.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2004

1 Reason Never To Eff With Telemarketers

quote:
Originally posted by Huntress
Good Evening!

How are you today?

My response:
In an amused but kinda feeling bad kind of mood. Me and my wife were in the middle of playing a game of cooperative halo when the phone rings. I pick it up and they ask for my wife.

Figuring they are trying to sell something i start jacking with them, asking them what they want, why they need to speak with my wife etc. I ask the lady who she is, all she does is tell me her name. so im like OK what company are you with? she starts to get an attitude with me, and says she needs to speak with my wife again.

I tell her no that she has to tell me what company she’s with. She asks me why i won’t let her speak to my wife, and my response is if you want to speak to her you have to talk to me first because im her husband (i said it trying to sound all macho and stuff) and she asks if my wife is there, and my response is “yes she is here, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen like she is supposed to be” (please note, i really don’t feel this way about women, hell im the one who cooked us dinner tonight, but this lady was getting attitude with me so first thing on my mind was screwing with her even more, my wife is sitting on the couch laughing her ass off at this) and then the lady on the other end starts to get really pissed, she’s like “what are you still in the stone age?” and im having to stifle a laugh, and telling her thats right, i am, im the husband, im in charge yadda yadda.

at this point i was getting really annoyed with the lady, i finally ask for a supervisor. The supervisor gets on the phone and i ask her what its about, the supe says “a personal buisness matter”. well im in collections and i know exactly what “personal buisness matter means” it means we owe them money. So i ask the supervisor what company this is, she verifies that i really am the husband and starts telling me we owe $5000+ on some kind of ford car. Turns out after everyone was calm, it wasn’t my wife they were looking for but someone with the exact same name as her. the socials didn’t match or anything, but i had to ask the supervisor to apologise to the collector for me, and now i feel kinda bad about it, even though it was really funny.

betcha didnt expect a novel when you asked that did ya? 😀

And thats the one reason never to eff with them, and my funny story for the night.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2004

Getting Caught Up

Today i spent some time swimming with the lovely wife, we had a good time, came in, had steak and potatoes for dinner, and caught up on my DC animated series stuff. We watched The Batman 101, JLU 107 and Teen Titans 301, 302, and 303. I’m really getting onto a batman kick right now, i think i will go read the Hush arc that everyone seems to be talking about alot. Probably another post before the night is over.

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Dark Knight Returns To Dawn Of The Dead

So i went out searching for the Dark Knight Returns batman and after hitting up 3 stores we finally found it, as pictured below.

man that thing looks so cool. 🙂

Anyway we went swimming after we got back and had a good time (first day the pool has been open all summer, imagine that)

After swimming we watched Dawn Of The Dead (the 2004 version) and i remembered how much ass that movie kicked in the theatre, and must remember to buy it when it comes out on dvd. I think that about covers it for the day. Going to finish up laundry and call it a night i think.

Crap, just remembered still gotta do the cover of the week poll on Talk@ at www.newsarama.com

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2004

September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 When the first plane struck the tower i was asleep. At the time i was working second shift, so me being asleep at that hour of the morning was not uncommon. We (my wife and I) got a phone call, it was my mother in law telling us to turn on the TV, that America was under attack.
We turned on the TV and the first thing i did after that was to go online to a chat room where i used to hang out because i knew i had sevral friends in the area and wanted to see if i could figure out if they were OK. In the chat room there was a kid who was looking out his window describing to us the things that were going on. I wish i still had the log from that day (i may ask around and see if anyone else has it). What we were hearing was chilling, to the core.
It’s difficult to remember what we saw live on TV and what of it was tape, but i do remembering seeing when the second tower got hit. I remember hearing about the Pentagon, and reports of a plane going down in PA wondering “whats next?” “what else can happen?” “what if it happens here?” I don’t think i have ever been so terrified in my life.
I went to work that night, and working with a bunch of computer geeks everyone (myself included) had brought in news footage burned to CD’s. We gathered around our supervisors desk and watched it over and over again. We worked in a call center, and of course it was slow that night. I remember getting 2 calls from people in NYC complaining about not being able to get connected to the internet. I remember wanting to yell at these people “Look outside you fucking idiot, of course there are going to be some communications problems” but i didn’t say that. i simply, calmly informed them that there was a major communications hub below the WTC, and that they were not going to be able to get on the internet anytime soon.
Thank God nothing else came after the 4 planes, I remember sitting at work that night thinking yet again, what if something happens around here. What if i can’t get back home to my wife. What if something happens where she is at.
The other thing i want to relate that i was just thinking about last night was in the days after the attacks, standing outside the building where i work smoking a cig, and not seeing any airplanes. My work was less than 3 miles from DFW airport, there should be planes flying over constantly, non-stop, 24 hours a day. and there was nothing. It was so erie and quiet.

on a side note i would also like to provide a link to a friend’s blog where a letter he recieved from his friend who was there on 9/11 is posted.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2004

New Shoes and Ninja Bunnies

Well today was pretty uneventful. thats a good thing. went and got some new shoes this morning, got a pair of boots made by coleman (the latern people, who knew they made shoes?) Went to the mall and saw sam’s cousin there. came home, watched some justice league unlimited on the computer. then went to another mall and didnt buy anything. Played halo for a bit when i got home then watched some stupid crap on tv. now the comment about the ninja bunnies, i was standing outside smoking today and there were these 2 rabbits frolicking. all of a sudden one jumps way high in the air and does like this drop kick dead on into the other rabbits face, he lands and runs off. the other rabbit just shook a few times and hopped away. it was pretty funny.

tommorow i start on skip tracing at work. anxious to see how that goes… never done it before, but hey, at least its not a part of the daily grind. thats it for now, a few posts then off to bed soon.

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