2-24-22: Russia attacked, bar is busy, Serve Safe training?
I don't even know what an 886 means. 88.6%% Is that a solid B from back-in-the-day grading? It seems to me 90-100 is an A, 80-89 is a B, 70-79 is a C, 60-69 is a D, and anything below 60 is an F? Hell if I know I am too old for real school. Seriously.
I should know more of this, but I don't have time to properly learn it and I know when you get old you can't learn as much. Your bran starts to turn to a mush that does not retain. That last part is not based on science, just a basic observation of the human condition. Plus see Biden, Joe. I actually wish I could pause learning for a bit, but I don't think I can just do that.
Hey awesome, Starship Sara, 80s song that rules all worlds. I had a friend named Sarah once. We had some chemistry as a potential couple, but I chose AOE II over trying to date her and now I am better off. I don't play AOE II, but I have a hot wife who is the best. I almost divorced her once or twice, but that was my bad. Pretty sure I fucked up my life, but I'll figure it out eventually. Maybe? Hopefully!
Guy should play air guitar to this song because it is great. I won tonight. I survived. I don't even know what that means, but I do know that my wife is great and so is channel 1928. I think at this time last week I was watching YouTube NES Legacy of the Wizard but what the hell do I know? I can't even play that game because I am bad at it. I am really bad at video games. What a bunch of crap!
Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. 1983? Great tune! Her best is obviously Goonies R Good Enough. If you don't like The Goonies then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more.
^THERE IS NO GOD, BUT IF THERE WAS A GOD MAYBE HE WAS IN THE HUMAN FORM OF DIRETOR RICHARD DONNER. THE MOVIE IS PERFECT.
When I die I don't want a tombstone and all of that. Don't waste precious... precious resources on a headstone and a part of the Earth for my loser-ass. Churn me up and make me Soylent Green or some other fertilizer. Don't use my brain for scientific research because I am pudding.
Oh hey, Russia invaded Ukraine. That is bad. Really bad. Will it lead to WWIII? Guy hopes not. I'll go back into the military if I am needed because I don't give a fuck if I die. Plus, as an added bonus for the USA, I am qualified to do military things. I did get off active duty 24 years ago, but some of it must be like riding a bike. Right? I can do something. I used to use a grease pencil to write fuel states backwards for the benefit of the commanders and now it is all computers, but they can have me clean toilets or stab bad guys with a bayonet or something. It was almost half my life ago when I got out of the service. OMG!
So I have a new cellphone that can do cool things, and I don't even care... whether or not I care. I still need to make NES Legacy of the Wizard my ringtone, but I don't know how to do it. I coule probably learn, but I have too much else to do. Last week I got drunk and watched Legacy of the Wizard on Youtube. That was awesome! I should watch it again. I can't play the game because I suck at it, but I can watch how smart people do it. I should just bivouac, but instead I will eat Teddy Grahams and survive. If you don't like Teddy Grahams then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more...
PS: It is Doug's birthday today, 42 years old. Wow, my youngest brother is 42. I'm 46 and I am ancient! The end. Fin.
Tuesday, 2-22-22: All 2, all Russia, Rush N Attack?
I am on standby in case I need to go down to the bar. Sadly my awesome wife is not feeling well at all so there is no karaoke. She bivouaced two hours ago so I hope she gets a lot of sleep and wakes up feeling a lot better. I was not ready to go to bed that early. I tried to bivouac earlier each of the past two nights, but then I was awake in the middle of the night for a couple hours. What a bunch of crap! We haven't gotten a "real" night of sleep in a long time, and that sucks. A lot.
The bar is not really busy, but our new 19-year old shift leader is dealing with some drunk beotch who thinks she can use her Covid vaccine card as a valid ID to buy alcohol. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! DISAPPEAR, SCUMBAG! Seems our young manager can handle it. Maybe? Hopefully! There are other staff there to assist her, and I can scoot on down if necessary. I have had a couple drinks, but I am fine to drive still and to handle business. Soon the place will close and then I can tap out. Normally closing is 2300, but there is no karaoke tonight, it's pouring rain, and it's a Tuesday so I think they will close early.
I did some more "Servesafe" training, and I failed the practice exam. What a bunch of crap! So I quit and watched more news. Russia is about to invade Ukraine, and that is a story not to be taken lightly because it might lead to WWIII. Not even joking about that last part. It's like the old NES game, Rush N Attack. Great name for a video game made in the mid to late 1980s! The game was hard as fuck, I never beat it, but I got beat a lot. Guy looks up a screen shot of the game...
Well I never got to that part of the game, the ending, because I am not that good. I probably played it last in 1989 anyway hahaha. In real life I hope there is peace, but it will probably turn into a shit-show because we have a pudding-head president who might eat the same food that RoboCop eats. (Hint: it's for babies.)
Oil is projected to get really expensive, and things are already epic costly. Oil is close to $99 a barrel. The Russia fiasco and our incompetent president are the reasons why. Covid is ending, though. Heating costs have SUCKED ASS this winter. Last month was a real winter month and so was the beginning of this one, but lately things have been better. This forecast = hahaha:
^Tomorrow 61 degrees then a low of 13 that night. OMG! Friday a snowstorm, 18 degrees. What a bunch of crap! That is a crazy temperature and weather spread. I'd love to go for a jog tomorrow, but I am in terribly cardio shape right now so it would end badly. Who knows, maybe I will have a little time to give it a try. I have three tax clients tomorrow so if things go well there is a chance. I'll give it a try if I can. 61 degrees is February is amazing, even if it will only be for about two hours in the afternoon.
Tuesday, 2-15-22: I think I am beat?
Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper. Yes, I got home and put it on channel 1928 because the 1980s are the best. If you disagree then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more.
I have 10000 things to do and only 24 hours to do them so instead of worrying about that I shall eat peanut butter crakers. The Munhies that I like are not around right now, at least not that I can see, so I am having the Ritz ones. The Ritz ones are inferior, but they are better than nothing. Maybe? I dunno anymore. Guy eats a snack and guy is pretty boozed up.
I miss the 80s. I wish I was smarter when I was younger, but I was fucked. I am still fucked, but this meme applies:
Heart, These Dreams, another awesome 1980s song and if you disagree then you an gggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttt oooooouuuuuuuuuuuttttttttttttttt! Disappear, scumbag! I am almost too drunk to keep writing. I don't know what to do anymore so I just take things day by day. I love Tuesday nights when I can drink. I can't get drunk on a weekend anymore because those are my work days. I own a bar and I will NOT get drunk while I am on duty. F that! I think I drink less now that I own a bar? I sleep less, no doubt about that.
I want to relive the 80s so I am going to watch more NES Legacy of the Wizard now. Guy drinks booze and looks at it on Youtube.
I wish I knew how to program the theme song from this game into my phone. I hate everything modern and want to die with this in my tombstone:
What song would I want? Pour Some Sugar on Me was my favorite for about a year, 1988-1989, but that is not their best song. God of War, Armageddon It, Woman, Roket, Don't Shoot Shotgun, etc. They all win! I got drunk and don't know what is happening anymore, but NES Legacy of the Wizard is an epic win. I hate my life, but this brings me joy.
^Butt-cheeks for the win! 8-bit for the win!
Thursday, 2-10-22: I really miss my old phone.
Hey, let's listen to 80s music.
I love that keyboard. Sadly there is no solution to that white sreen of death. I tried resets, pulling the battery, etc. It's just done. What a bunch of crap! Now I have a new phone that I still kinda hate. Things randomly pop up on it, apps and shit. I don't know how to use an app. I prefer my apps to be at a restaurant when my awesome wife and I go out on a date. However, that last part is theory these days since there is no time for dates. What a bunch of crap!
As the great Bruce Hornsby sings from 1986 at the moment That's Just the Way it Is. Great song from a great album. If you don't like Bruce Hornsby then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. Don't worry, though. I also hate myself. That album also has fantastic songs like... pretty much all of the songs. Mandolin Rain, Every Little Kiss, The Long Race, On the Western Skyline, etc. Some of those songs don't ever make it onto the radio, but they should.
Speaking of the 80s, my awesome wife and I watched Ghostbusters: Afterlife last night. We worked a damn long day due to flooding at the bar from a shit leaking roof and tax clients, but we made time for the movie before bed. The roof leak sucked. A lot. Thankfully my wife has a work ethic like no other and she was handling that shit while I was in my own work-hell of apartment stuff and tax clients. My tax office is BUSY now. New people are reaching out left and right, and I don't know why because I don't even advertise anymore. Stupid word of mouth I guess.
Kat has a concussion right now because on Saturday night the bar was crazy-busy and some drunk customer knocked her over. She face-planted onto the concrete floor. What a bunch of crap! She has a bruised face and people have asked if I beat her. OMG I WOULD NEVAAAAAHHHHHHH. If anything she would beat me, and I would probably deserve it for being a heel. I'm not a true heel, but sometimes I do come close. If you don't know what a heel is then you should watch more pro-wrestling.
So Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a sequel to the 1980s Ghostbuster movies. I was never a huge fan of those movies, but I liked them well enough. I won't spoil any of the plot, but I will say it hit all the right notes and was a great movie. I read a review and some comments online a couple months back, and the movie was panned pretty hard. A lot of people didn't like it at all. IT WAS A GREAT MOVIE GODS DAMN IT. If you didn't like the movie then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more.
I worked on that thorn-in-my side apartment over at Allen Rd for a bit this morning, and the floor is mostly ready for the new install now:
15/32" plywood install like a boss. A lot of precise cuts. It is a pretty sweet apartment, not huge at 800 square feet, but a good spot. Same tenants lived there for 17+ years = winning. I am not ready to install flooring quite yet because I want more of the painting done. Plus the world is still a frozen tundra so I don't need to be tracking salt all over the place every time I come and go. There is a lot of ice outside right now. Like, epic ice. It is a total shit-show out there. We've had a few warm-ish days with high temps around 40 so some snow melts, but then it freezes at night and it wrecks everything including many of the local roads. Potholes, etc. What a bunch of crap!
So I worked on that apartment for an hour or so, my truck was right there, and then a potential new tax client called so I talked to her for a couple minutes. After that I saw I had just enough time to use my bootleg gym before I had to get ready for my first of four tax clients for the day. I was physically feeling pretty good as well, and that only happens 50% of the time these days. (What a bunch of crap!) I went into my bootleg gym and got all set up, and then one of my tenants who lives upstairs came down to tell me her door would not open. OMG WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP! Fuck being a landlord I don't have time for that shit. Plus all I wanna know is why? Why didn't she just text me like most other people do? Nope, she had to wait until I was about to use my gym before she told me gods damn it. Bye bye chance to use the gym. I did use my gym this evening, but even that was interrupted so I only did 25 minutes of lifting.
I seriosuly fucking hate being a landlord these days. I don't have time to deal with this stupid shit. Being a landlord is great when there is free time, but when there is no precious... precious time then it fucking sucks. A lot. Oh, the tenant also has a squirrel running around in her celing. I'm just done with it all. Fin. The end. I had a good 17-year run as a landlord, but if I still own rental properties at this time next year then I have failed. I can't do the restaurant, the tax business, and the apartment. That is too much to handle. I don't even give a shit about the money anymore, I just want more precious... precious free time.
My life since August 11, 2020:
Tuesday, 2-08-22: I had to get a new cellphone...
gods damn it.
My old phone was 3G, and 3G is going to be obsolete soon and not even able to connect to the world. It sucks that all my technology was old and borderline obsolete. Actually it doesn't suck, it just sucks that it had to start dying in the middle of my tax season. My laptop computer will be all done soon enough, and my mp3 player (that I keep it my bootleg gym) was also obsolete until my awesome wife got me a new one for Christmas.
This new phone can eat the peanuts out of my sssssssssssssshhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttt. It is a Motorola G Play, and when it gets calls and texts it does some "Hello Moto" crap. Sadly I don't know how to change any of that yet. I can barely do anything with this fucking thing. What a bunch of crap!
ALL I WANNA KNOW IS WHY? WHY DOESN'T US CELLULAR HAVE A PHONE LIKE THE ONE I GOT IN 2014? MY 2014 PHONE WAS FUCKING AWESOME AND IT DID EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED IT TO DO AND IT GOT OLD AND DIED AND NOW I AM FUCKED AND I HAVE TO HAVE SOME FUKING PHONE THAT I CAN'T HANDLE.
WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!
Is it wrong that I don't even want a cellphone anymore? I'd be ok with a landline.
I want this phone to play the theme song to NES Legay of the Wizard. That has been my ringtone for... 10 years? Guy looks for that song on guy's computer, and guy is not sure guy has it anymore. Guy needs to have it, and maybe Guy can Google it.
^GAME IS FUCKED UP AND AWESOME ALL ROLLED UP INTO ONE.
^Is that a loaf of bread or a butt-cheek? I vote butt-cheek hehehe. 8-BIT LIKE A BOSS. Doug and I played the hell out of that game, and we always called the bread-loafs butt-cheeks. They give you energy, by the way.
This world has passed me by. I was born in the wrong era. I don't want any of this fancy bullshit. I want a basi phone and old video games gods damn it! Where is my Legacy of the Wizard song?!
At the 5:23 mark the music I have as my phone ringtone starts. I FUCKING LOVE AND HATE THIS GAME ALL AT THE SAME TIME. THe music is a 10, but the gameplay is a 5. The nostalgia is a 10 so it wins. It is impossible to beat this game without a cheat code so that sucks. A lot. It's too fucking hard! Plus it's confusing and we never knew where to go to advance. Lots of hidden access points and shit. Lots of ways to die, too.
So far I am on track to say that 2022 is a piece of shit. I thought about leaving again today. I mean, selling everything and leaving. Gone forever, bye bye. I hate my life, and I think the only way to *maybe*fix it is to sell Allen Rd. I don't give a fuck about being a landlord anymore. I enjoyed it back when I had precious... precious free time, but I don't have enough of that anymore. Now I have an apartment that is half-remodeled and no fucking time to work on it. I should NOT be doing remodels in the middle of my tax season, but I can't force tenants to not move in the winter. I probably should have gone to work on the place for a couple hours tonight, but I am mentally checked out and not really functional anymore. I need a couple conseutive days off, but that is impossible maybe until some time in 2023. What a bunch of crap!
I fucked my life up in the past year and a half, and I used to think I could fix it with some time. Now I'm really not so sure.
Thursday, 2-03-22: More snow coming, more work
needed, my phone, etc.
^SNOW! It's been lightly raining for a while, and it's 35 degrees. Sadly the temps are falling fast and it's about to start snowing and keep snowing for another 20 hours. OMG! 12-18" is expected, 18 degrees tomorrow, cold over the weekend also. What a bunch of crap! The bar is open now because it's been warm-ish, around 40 most of the day, and roads have been clear. After a really shitty and cold January 40 degrees feels damn good. Helps some on the heat bill, too. The heat bills for Allen Rd buildings are double what it was at this time last year. $874 and $533. WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP! I also have a vacant apartment under renovation so it really sucks to be me right now.
^At least I do have one room 100% plywooded and ready for the new flooring. It takes a while to do the 15/32 ply, but it makes things so much better for the new flooring install. The plywood is $32 a sheet at Lowe's right now and $40 at Home Depot. What a bunch of crap! I need a total of 14 sheets, give or take, to do it all. The entire apartment doesn't need the sheathing, but about half of it does. I could have half-assed everything and done it without the plywood, but I want it to be right.
I haven't even had precious... precious time to work on the place much at all this week. I did do a big supply-run yesterday morning, but then I needed to be at my tax desk. Today I also had tax stuff as well as w2s to deal with. The w2s for all our current and ex-employees got sent to the wrong address so getting them reissued was a massive pain in the ass. It was a bunch of crap! One ex-employee blasted us all over soial media for it. That fuckin' DINK. Reason #478,231 why I never want soial media. The bootleg site is my social media I have an Interweb presence hehehe!
I really hope I can finish that apartment in the photo above this month. It's only the 3rd so I still have 25 days, but those days will fly by. I have an average of one tax client per day from now until probably April so there goes precious... preious time. I'll take the tax clients, though. The money from all of these clients will keep us finanially afloat through the winter, and that is no exaggeration. This winter is EXPENSIVE. The plow bill for these big snows = NOT CHEAP.
I might already have renters for that 2BR apt, but it's not a given. A couple cooks at the bar seem to want it, but I have to show it to them first. It's not really show-ready since I have it under remodel now so I hope they can use their imagination when they do see it. If they see it.
Hey cool a really catchy Wang Chung 1980s song that I haven't heard in a really long time. Let's go baby come on! The sceen of channel 1928 cuts off the actual name of the song, but I am pretty sure I mostly got it. Wang Chung is awesome and if you disagree with me then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. Dance Hall Days is another great Wang Chung song...
I love the 80s. How many times have I written that on this bootleg site? Best movies of all-time are The Goonies, The Neverending Story, Return of the Jedi, Spaceballs, and Full Metal Jacket. What do all of those movies all have in common? THEY ARE FROM THE 80S DERRRRRRR!
^If you don't love Spaceballs then I hate you. I probably hate you anyway, but I'll hate you a little more. I am surrounded by assholes!
I miss the 80s. I really miss the late 80s, and even the early 90s. Nintendo was fucking awesome, then the SNES came along and it was even better. There were no cellphones in the 80s either, at least nothing I ever saw. Maybe rich people in LA had "Bag phones?" I dunno. I don't even really want my cellphone half the time. My awesome wife and I went into US Cellular last week to shop for phones, and the greeter-dude laughed a lot when he saw my bootleg 3G phone from 2014. I like my phone, but I know it's going to be shit on toast soon. I don't want Internet or any other stupid shit on my new phone that I soon have to get. I picked out a phone and Kat and I were going to share a plan, but the phone she wanted was not in stock so we left.
I dunno what I picked out, but I can tell all two of you it's a Motorola something. I asked the guy what a SmartPhone is, and again I could see the look on the sales guy's face. He probably thinks I am a retard. You can't say retard anymore, but I don't fuckin care if you don't like it you can gggggggggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttt oooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt! I don't know what a fucking Smartphone is! My phone is NOT a SmartPhone. I call it a stupid-phone. Most of the new phones are 5G, but they did have some el-cheapo 4G ones. I liked the basic flip-phone, but it didn't have a keyboard. Plus Kat joked the flip-phones were the "burner" phones that criminals use then throw away HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I had a flip-phone back in 2008-2009, maybe even into 2010 and 2011? After that I got an Alcatel One-Touch, and that phone was alright for me. Ever since 2014 it's been this LG phone that does not have a proper name...
^A large part of me just wants to have one of these and call it good enough. Throw my cellphone away and cancel the $35 a month that I pay for calls and texts. I know I can't really do that, but it's nice to dream! I guess a rotary "landline" phone would cost more these days anyway.
Hey, my current cellphone plan gets 300MB of date a month! The sales guy looked up my plan, said I am grandfathered in, and awesome I didn't think I got any data. I can't get on the Interweb, though. (I DON"T FUCKIN WANT TO!) I guess the 300MB is for when people send photos? Photos look really small on my little phone, it's totally pathetic and I don't even care. I asked if 300MB was good and the sales guy, someone who looked old enough to be retired, looked at me again like I am retarded. I guess the new plans come with GB of data, not MB of data. Not even joking about that either. What a bunch of crap!