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The Life, Times, Thoughts, and Works of a Creative Young Man
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It's been one of those weeks, unfortunately. I've been in a lousy mood on and off due to my consistent failure to get anything done. Nothing new. Haven't written anything, original or fan-work, and neither my sketchbook nor my web site have been touched in months. I apped a new character at CFUD before Christmas, for god's sake, and I haven't even finished his LJ icons, much less played him at all. (How much I fail at RP in general could fill a post alone; I've dropped out of two MUSHes since this time last year.) All I've been doing is a) working and b) slacking when not at work.

There are some good things to report, though. Last weekend, I was offered a new position within my current place of employment. Whereas I was once a part-time cashier/bagger (whichever they needed on any given day) with a wildly variant schedule from week to week, I will now be a full-time bagger with the same hours every day and the same days every week! The change doesn't come with a pay raise (of course), but I do get health insurance, higher holiday pay, a guaranteed 40 hours a week, and WEEKENDS OFF [insert triumphant chord]. Biggest disadvantage? I'm going to have to get used to waking at 5:30, since the shift is 7 to 3:30 each weekday.

I was hesitant to take the position at first, but talking it over with Indigo and with Mom helped. (Mom pointed out that with how much I complain about my job now, could a change really be any worse?) So I'll be starting that shift on Monday. Hopefully it'll work out well.

Oh, and in gaming news, I successfully completed Psychonauts! It's going right into my list of favorite games of all time. ♥ (Plus I have a fanfic idea rolling around in my head.) (Hey, there's an interesting idea for a future post. Favorite games of all time. Mental note goes here.) I also beat Episode 5 of Sam and Max Season One. Oh, man, the final section had me in stitches.

And I can't think of a good way to close this post. So, uh. *bed*

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Listening to: Ray Stevens - Witch Doctor

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shizukun From: shizukun Date: January 11th, 2008 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Regular work with benefits is worth giving up a lot of other things. I'm glad you're going for it.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: January 12th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm definitely warming to it a lot more now that I've given it enough thought. With luck, the open afternoons will help me get back on track with some of my creative endeavours, too.
26376 From: 26376 Date: January 11th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the job news is excellent! I hope it works out well for you, yes. I think the stability of schedule will be good, and health benefits are always good.
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: January 12th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*nod* I think so too. And it also won't hurt that I'll be getting a full 40 hours every week; that's over $90/week after I set aside everything I need for bills.
wytchchyld From: wytchchyld Date: January 11th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
*borrows Psychonauts*

I had a copy rented for a week, got just past the point of going through the brain of the guy with the Milkman psychosis going on and then had to return it. I would like to pick up a used copy but for whatever reason, there aren't used copies to be found locally and I'm not thrilled at the idea of paying what they are selling for on ebay (at least for the PS2 games and I don't know if I really want to even TRY that game on a PC without an actual gaming controller.)

Isn't that game mad-addictive, though? :)
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: January 12th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I can understand that. The PC version is available on Steam, though! For just twenty dollars, too. :D I played it with a nice gamepad myself, so I can't speak for its keyboard controls.

It definitely is! I kept closing it to do other stuff... then reopening it ten or fifteen minutes later to pick up where I left off. I think Portal was the last game that did that to me.
mafdet From: mafdet Date: January 12th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Well congratulations on the job! Weekends off and health insurance are GOOD!
truebluespark From: truebluespark Date: January 12th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Aside from the whole early-waking part, I'm really looking forward to it. *laugh*
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