Feb 23

This Post Was Going To Be About Fracking…

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…but then the anger started happening.

It looks like I won’t be working much for a while, so I thought I should figure out another way to make a bit of cash. I thought about Google AdSense, but if you remember, they banned me for life.

I guess I will fire up my Amazon Affiliate Program account again and go with that. They are an online retailer that I have purchased from several times, and all with great success. I have actually never had to wait as long as they have stated, and everything is always packaged very well.

After breaking several $25 Bodum carafes, I ordered this beauty about 4 months ago.

It’s been fantastic. I will never have a broken glass to replace, and the coffee stays hot for well over an hour, unlike the 25 minutes you were lucky to get from the glass ones.

Anyhow, I’m getting sidetracked while trying to hawk their wares.

In some cases, I will be adding things that apply directly to a post, but in others it will just be there for comedic effect or to incite riots. I am going to go back through the blog as I have time, and clean things up, while trying to add ads to posts. I understand if you don’t want to read stories and shit with ads on them, but when your boss says that it doesn’t look like there will be any more work this winter, you need to try what you can.

Also, I need to check old posts for dead links and shitty writing.

Speaking of shitty writing, I’m a little late for this party, but if you have already got your copies wet from the massaging shower head, here’s your chance to grab some fresh ones.

See what I did there?

I’m also going to put things up in my Amazon Store when I get it going. It will just be things that I have bought and can recommend. I won’t be a shill for things I can’t vouch for.

Birdman

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Feb 20

Slip Slidin’ Away

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So after a couple of peaceful days, I was starting to get calmed down. We let the dogs out before bed and then drifted off into a peaceful dreamland.

Until 11:40. That’s when Blue started pacing. I woke up instantly and ran him outside before he started pissing in the bedroom. After letting him back in, we got back into bed and drifted off again.

Until 12:45. That’s when the retching started. Luckily I caught it before there was enough saliva to soak through the sheet into the mattress. I ran him outside and waited for a few minutes, in nothing but my underwear, until he was whining to get back in. I figured that I would put him on the couch, as we just got new bedding that day, and didn’t want it soaked with puke.

As I was walking back to the bedroom I heard the retching again and bolted for the living room to see him with his back arched and mouth wide open. I called for him to come, but he was indisposed, so I picked him up and started running for the hall with him convulsing against my chest.

I thought I was home free until my feet shot out from underneath me and I went backwards, bouncing my head off of the maple dresser that the TV sits on as the dog flew forward down the hall. When I came to, he had just finished upchucking what was left in the middle of the floor. I got up and slipped again falling in front of the door with Dover barking behind it. I think he smelled all of the food on the other side, but was upset that he couldn’t eat it. I let Blue outside and started cleaning the walls and floor with a bath towel that was in the dirty clothes. I went outside and shook the moist kibble out off the deck and went back to get the cleaner and some paper towels to get the rest of the grossness off of everything. After twenty minutes of scrubbing with a splitting headache and what I thought was a broken foot, I let Blue back in and went to the shower to get the mashed nuggets and drying grasses out of my hair and skin.

I crawled into bed at 1:15 to a sleeping wife, who woke up and asked why I showered again. I started to explain, but she was quickly out like a light.

Fast forward to about 7:45 when I heard a shriek. “DOVER PEED ON MY IPAD.”

It figures. Par for the course. Needless to say, I was at the lady’s house where I got Dover’s kennel and bought the bigger one for Blue. They will be learning to enjoy sleeping next to each other in the living room from now on.

Birdman

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Feb 17

SANT0RI 003 – The One About Mental Illness

I don’t fully understand this one very well. I wonder who he’s talking about.

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If it’s me, then I think we can safely say that it was cheating, as referenced in the initial post and throughout history since the time I cheated. I do feel some remorse, but all I can do is admit my fault and move on. As for sharing secure comms, all he has to do is quit being mean to people. Plain and simple.

There is such a thing as getting over it, which is what I have been trying to do until I found out that any time I take a portal, make a link, or welcome a new player, he derides me, and tells anyone who will listen that I’m a traitor and a cheat. The cheat moniker is fair, to a point, but when someone else is cheating as well, then I do get a little bit out of sorts.

As for depression, I know all too well about that fickle bitch. Here’s a random post about depression that I wrote a few years back, and if you pick through this blog, you will find that it’s been toying with me for quite a long time. It started when I was a much younger man, probably when I realised that I wasn’t special and people weren’t going to see just how talented I was and offer me a great job with amazing hours and lots of fringe benefits.

That’s neither here nor there. I think a really important thing you can do to help depressed people is to not ridicule and bully them. A lot of people take bullying to heart and the last thing I would want on my conscious would be someone harming themselves over my words.

I think that’s one of the great things about my wife. Whereas I am quick to anger and lash out when I am feeling bullied or pressured, she is right there to explain that someone who is acting aggressively usually has had a rough go of it and to cut them a break and try to ignore them. I try really hard to follow her advice, but as you can see I sometimes revert back to my reactionary ways.

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I wouldn’t say that I’m obsessed, but this is definitely taking more of my time than I was hoping it would. On the plus side, all the sharing means that my blog stats are doing quite well. WordPress sent me a message to let me know about it, and GoDaddy sent me a message saying that I had to take down the truck photo from the original post or they will suspend my site. That’s awesome!

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Feb 16

SANT0RI 002 – The Awakening

So I shared the original post with SANT0RI yesterday…

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I had actually wrote most of it before, but I did finish it on Valentine’s Day. I’m not much for holidays and had to work, so we went out for dinner the night before. I’m glad that I made your day. Everyone deserves to have some happiness in their lives.

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You are right. I did screenshot it while I was taking a break from snaking out the clogged drain. It was pretty gross, so I thought I would let it mellow a little. I wish I was working more and could afford a plumber, but alas, I am poor.

You should go back in your screenshots. You will find a few other occasions that you call me “pee wee hearman”.

I suppose that I should set a goal of getting you to use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your comm posts. Nobody’s perfect, but if you try, you will find that a little bit of effort and proofreading will go a long way in any online harassment.

On a more positive note:

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I had forgotten about medals, it’s been so long since I got one. It was all legal, too. I have been walking around a fair bit. Going for my Translator next I think.

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Feb 15

SANT0RI 001 – That Was Quick

So, I posted last night and this afternoon I get accused of cheating with my wife’s account again.

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So I went to pick up my wife from where she was walking, so I could take her out for lunch. I picked her up down the highway and we stopped and upgraded a couple of portals before going out and collecting a little cargo rain from the countryside. We then had lunch and she went back to her walking as I went to the hardware store and thrift shop to try and find something to screen my worm castings(poop). After that I saw that someone had broke the green field and I threw up every link I could. I also deployed a SoftBank to be able to throw 8 more links on it. One is to Beaverlodge, so that should be a pain for some people. My wife, or her account were not with me for that one, so I don’t understand where the accusation of cheating comes from.

Maybe it seems odd that we like each other and like to spend time doing things as friends. I could never get why every time we play together we are accused of cheating. Oh well, if any of you see this in comms, this is my response.

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