The Xmas

Yep, it's Xmas again. Or as you 21st century people like to call it, Christmas. It's just 1:24 AM right now, but I figure it'll be a pretty okay Christmas.

I've talked to Serena over AIM, and received her new Gmail address (which is why she never got my e-mails). I was happy to get that info. She has already opened her gift from me. I did mention that I wanted her to open it over the phone, but the important thing is, she really loved it. I will only get my gift from her after I return to my apartment from Christmas break. I'm sure that no matter what it is, I'll love it. It could be a plastic knife from a fast food place, or a new car, for that matter. It'll be from her, and that's all that really matters.

In other news, I have opened a couple of gifts so far today, including the Futurama Volume 1 DVD set. Very cool. I expect to get a Nintendo DualScreen later today, as well. Super cool. And I got $50 for my GBA (sold it, since I can play GBA games with the DS, and have a GBC for other games). Extra cool.

What's not cool is that Windows Media Stupid Player doesn't want to play my Futurama DVDs. I'm gonna need another program to play them. Anyone got any ideas? Leave a comment to this post to suggest stuff, and maybe also tell me how I'm doing with my Blog! And I mean constructive comments, such as not "Blech, too emo" or "The colors all suck".

Anyhow, I need to get some rest for the rest of this important day. Good nighty.

"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Ho ho ho!" -- Santa Claus


The Lateness

I am behind on so many things right now. So many assignments not handed in or even started, so much stuff I started that I didn't finish, so much time lost not talking to Serena... I must be losing my grip on reality or something...

Hell, it seems like sometimes, I kinda phase out of existence. I try to participate in conversations and either get ignored or ostracized. Most people seem to care less about me every day. I feel like I'm totally alone. I'm on an island, and nobody cares enough to get me off of it.

I've been trying to call Serena every day for a week. She's never there. She's always either busy with whatever play is going on at her college, or sick. I figure she'll be at her home tomorrow, it being American Thanksgiving and all, so I'll be trying to call her there. I really hope she's there, because I miss her beautiful voice so much...

The only thing that I seem to be able to concentrate on at all is C++ code. Other stuff does not interest me at all. I can't keep my mind on them. I figure I'm gonna get a counseling form pretty soon. I don't blame whoever it is who will write it up, but it's not my fault. I'm just tired... Can't think straight...

"Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man." -- Thomas Carlyle


The Gift

Well... It's been a while, so I may as well post, why not?

So, what's up with Serena these days, you ask? She's no longer sick, but now she's working on costumes for her college's next play again. So, I don't get to talk to her. I haven't even heard her voice for a long time, now... It really sucks. However, she apparently has bought me a Christmas gift as well. So we have exchanged mailing addresses and such. I wonder what she possibly could have bought me...

I've finally received my student loan. Whee. In celebration, I bought "Kirby & The Amazing Mirror" (GBA). Also, I'm soon receiving "Kirby's Dream Course" (SNES) from a guy on TGN, and got "Kirby Slide" (ERDR) from a friend. That leaves two Kirby games to get; "Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards" (N64) and a replacement copy of "Kirby Super Star" (SNES) and I have a full set...except "Kirby no KiraKira Kids" [Kirby's Super Star Stacker] (SNES), which was never released in North America, so it doesn't count, and "BS Kirby no Omotya Bako Baseball" (BS-SNES), a Broadcast Satellaview SNES game which was never actually released in cartridge form. Those two are just extraneous; if I get them, so much the better.

Anyhow... I can't really think of anything else to say right now, so I'm just going to slink away quietly.

TECHNICAL MONKEY" -- Ending words, "Gradius III" (SNES)


The Re-election

Well... Bush is president. Again. This is a bad thing, in a way. It's also a good thing. Bush will probably run the country into the ground, but it'll mean a huge boost on Canadian economy. USAiyans are going to come and see us, and with the decline of American currency value, our Canadian dollar will eventually peak over the American one. Still, I rather would have seen Kerry in the White House.

As for personal news... I'm kinda worried about Serena. She's all kinds of sick lately... I won't get into detail, but the fact is, she's very sick, and thus, I don't get to talk to her. Yeah, that sounded kinda selfish, but the fact is, I'm still very concerned about her health. I hope she gets better during the weekend...

I've played through the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) during the last week. It's quite a nice game. It adds several new things to the world we've come to recognize as Hyrule. The Hookshot becomes the Vacuum Pot, which can't hook on to pots, but can suck them in, as well as many other things. The Shovel becomes the Mole Claws, which can claw through some walls, and can rip out bushes and grass from the ground, unlike its predecessor. It also adds Minish mode, which is Link...diminished. Shrunken. It'll allow you to get to very small places. You also have the Kinstones to take care of; you can find left pieces of them all over the place, and you match them up with right pieces that townspeople, both normal and Minish, as well as some animals have, to unlock various areas and events. It's a great game; I recommend buying it. Its release date in the good ol' North American region is January 10th, 2005.

So is anyone buying the Nintendo DualScreen? I expect to get it for Christmas. It's the great new system Nintendo is coming out with. As the name implies, there are two screens to this new system. It will support GBA games as well as new DS games; however, this is not the next GBA. This is a completely new branch Nintendo is starting. Who knows what the next DS will hold? Well, let's check out the first one first. Its release date is the 21st.

Anyhow... I've nothing else to add to that. Back to worrying about poor Serena...

"Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me." -- US President (again) George W. Bush


The Hijack

Unfortunately, the GDRB didn't like the idea of having one-man groups. They feel that the whole point of this ordeal is not only to go through the game design process, but to go through it as a team. One person is not a team. So, maybe at some point, I'll give you Bumper Stickers, but it probably won't be anytime soon.

The one good thing about this... If anyone in our group screws up, y'know who's to blame? The project leader. And that's not me anymore! Yay. Anything goes wrong, blame it on the project leader. Poor guy, though :P

In other news, I am working on my own project anyway. It's called StarDust, and it's a game creation system for Windows. I've put it on SourceForge; if there are any files there, it means I was able to learn how to use the Concurrent Versions System (CVS). That's a pain to learn... It's one of those things in which nearly anyone you ask will answer with a big friendly RTFM. Well, TFM doesn't exactly do much for me.

Called Serena today... She couldn't talk because... well, she literally almost couldn't talk. She'd lost the better part of her voice to heavy coughing today... Though I use the term "better" loosely. What she had left of her voice sounded so sweet... Wow. I almost wish she always talked like that :D Unfortunately, her throat was hurting from the coughing as well, so I left her to recover for today.

And now, I leave you, reminiscent of that beautiful soft voice that Serena left in my ears...

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." -- Sandra Day O'Connor


The Gaming

My, my. It's been a while, and it seems like nobody's visiting my blog anymore. I'd better post, huh? :)

Well, Serena's been getting her sleep lately. Unfortunately, most of the time, it's been when I've been trying to call her. Well, at least I get to hear her voice. Frankly, to call her just to hear her talk is worth it.

How about some game news? I've received MegaMan Network Transmission from Trade Games Now today. Quite a fun game. Take the Battle Chip system from MegaMan Battle Network, and the sidescrolling system from MegaMan X, and you've got yourself a fine GameCube game. Just a note: If you've watched MegaMan NT Warrior (the anime), you might pick up some tricks you can use in the MegaMan Network game series.

Pikmin! ...Yeah.

Well, how about Inner Space? Pretty old game, but it's still commercially available. You play inside your computer, collecting icons for programs on your hard drive. Any DLLs or EXEs you have will be counted. If any of them have no icons, one will be made. You need to get all the icons as well as four secret upgrades to finish the game. Unfortunately, if you plan to finish the game at all, you have to buy it. Oh well.

I'm soon going to submit my game to the Game Design Review Board. Let's hope it passes. Until then, this is Kewlio, saying... "This is Kewlio."

"This is Kewlio." -- Kewlio (yes, I am this bored)


The Heart

Ah, what a day. Didn't start so well, but got better as it went on.

First off, my Palm is now b0rked. It still seems to work, as I was able to HotSync it (back up all data to the computer), but it has no more video capability. I'll try to get it fixed. Maybe my friend Dave can fix it, I don't know.

But the day got better as I got to the college. I went in a couple of hours early, so I could see what my friends were up to. I caught Dave working on his graphics framework for PS2 Linux. He's trying to get more than one texture to load, but the PS2 crashes when he tries it.

I went to see Darren, our main Game Design teacher. He was in his office, playing Fable. I sat down, and watched the game, and he talked a bit about how it works and such. Very interesting. That's the nice thing about taking Game Design; playing any type of game can be educational! :)

We learned some various AI techniques and such today. Darren proved to us that people in "The Sims" series are dumber than a bottle cap. The game mostly uses "Smart Terrain", which actually gets objects to tell the Sims what they do and how to "invoke" them. That's how they got in so many expansion packs.

And I returned home, wasted about seven hours, and phoned up Serena once again. I unfortunately had awakened her from a nap, but it was still our chance to actually exchange our first spoken "I love you"s. It's quite nice. I don't know why I didn't do it before. Probably it's just the thing that I've never had anyone to say it to before, excluding my own family. It'll probably get easier to say it from here on.

Interesting news... The door from the bathroom here where I live actually broke today. I don't know what happened; I think the guy who was in there tried to open it in the opposite way that it should have been opened or something. Another guy from the house fixed it, but the point stands that we need a new bathroom door. Nobody likes the one we have now, anyway... I think the only issue is the small amount of room that the door would have to move in. A sliding door would be convenient.

More interesting news... Some guys from the college are conducting the third of a series we call "The Whopper Challenge". Quite intriguing business, that. A group of them will, this Friday, go to the local Burger King and order as many Whopper Jrs. as they possibly can in one single order. The first one resulted in an order of about 75 Whopper Jrs., and the second one went a bit over 100. This time, their goal is "Breakin' a Case" (about 230) of Whopper Jrs. I'm not participating, but I wish them luck, and certainly do support this endeavor :)

Oh, and lilmar has a chatterbox on her blog. Go check it out. I posted in it. :P

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." -- Plato


The Everwaking

I feel so sorry for Serena now... I learned today that she's become insomniac since a few days ago. I certainly hope that she can get over it, as insomnia really takes its toll on a person pretty fast. She's been under a lot of stress from her studies lately, and I believe that's what's causing it. So, I just told her that she needs to take it easy.

Oh, I just wish I could be there with her... It's probably just my being naturally caring and protective to the ones I love... And I do love her, very much...

In other news, I've seen Burnout 3 in play today. It's fun to play, just as fun to watch. Lots of crashes. Car crashes. That's what a lot of the game is about. Of course, you have the race modes too.

I guess I don't feel like saying much about it right now. I was gonna post and talk about it yesterday, but I didn't, and now I have this news about Serena. I hope she's all right...

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." -- Ralph W. Sockman


The Channel

Well, I feel like posting, but have nothing to report upon. So, I've decided to talk about the regulars on #SimGames, the IRC channel on UnderNet that I frequent most every day.

Let's see... Let's start with Kevin Stange, aka SimGuy, the reason I go there in the first place. He's a webbie (webmaster), and the founder of #SimGames. I first met him through a now obsolete feature of ICQ called the ActiveList, which he also founded and maintained. He's an active member in the production of the Gaim instant messenger client. He is also co-developing SimBot, a Perl-based IRC chat-bot, with another regular of the channel.

FourOhFour is this other regular. He also has a website, with a seldom-updated blog. Sometimes, he's something of a wise guy, somewhat stuck-up, but most of the time, he's all right. He often assists in the kicking of the mischievous regular of the channel.

Steve Bularca, aka SteveB, is this mischievous regular. And quite frankly, the foulest mouth in the channel. He very often gets kicked by ops and half-ops, and occasionally banned for a few hours, for his "disturbing" views and overuse of bad language. However, when he calms down, he can be a good, mature person. He has feelings, just like anyone else :) Yet another webbie in our channel.

Rand Huck is pretty much the excitable one of the group. At least, that's what I get from him, judging from his reactions to the start of the weekly Friday Night Chat. ("FNC! FNC!") Can't seem to say very much about this guy, though. Can't think of a thing :P There's always that mysterious one, I guess.

Leons Petrazickis, aka LeoPetr, is, as far as I can tell, the one with the artistic soul of the channel. He is a Deviant, and has a blog (see sidebar), in which he usually will make HUGE posts at a time. They're quite something to read. There seems to be something between Leo and one of the female regulars, but I don't think it's anything serious.

Emily Mathison, aka lilmar, is this female regular. Quite the playful one, at that. Always fun to have around, and especially in our IRC chat. It's kinda too bad for her that she's still single at 24. Surprising that such a fun-loving woman would be alone. Well, I'm sure she won't be alone forever.

gleffler is. So is billobob.

These two guys appear rather sporadically, the latter more so than the former. It's fun to hear their random and usually pointless outbursts.

Marietta Hunter, aka etta, less regular though she is, still comes by every so often, to tell us the interesting stories of her life. I mean, maybe she doesn't climb the mountains or fly across the world to tell us stories from afar, but still, she most usually has interesting stuff to say.

goatz, our latest regular, is the real artist of the group. Her personal website is full of really great-looking artwork. She could practically make some money off commissions for this art. If you will look a couple of posts down (the first EXTRA post), you can find a link for a great picture she drew, based on some information I gave her.

KewlioMZX is, well, me. :P

So, that's about it for the regulars. If one of the aforementioned happens to read this and want what I said about you changed or removed, just tell me and I'll do so. I'll try to make my post pertinent to myself next time :P

"The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession." -- Mark Twain


The Insanity

Well, here I am, last day without any need to do anything important. Except, of course call Serena... But she's already started her post-secondary studies, and she was too busy to talk today. I'm usually gonna try to call her up most every day, and if anything important (that is not too personal) comes up, I'll let you know.

I've spent most of the day playing Insaniquarium. You can find it at PopCap Games. Really fun Arcade-style game, in which you must feed fish. Sounds simple? Not so much. You also must fend off aliens that randomly and for no apparent reason appear in your tank. Run out of fish and the game is over. It's quite fun, especially the Deluxe edition. That one comes with a screen saver, for which you can buy fish and treat them as virtual pets.

As I was saying, this is the last unimportant day I'll have in a while, excluding weekends. The college will be open to all students tomorrow, and I must go and resume my Game Design work.

Tell ya what... I'm making a game in Game Design this year. Maybe I'll let you in on it, if I can find a place to put it. I only say "maybe" right now, though. If I don't, don't start complaining about it :P

Anyhow, still one hour of slacking before The Amazing Race. Go Karen and Linda! :D

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity." -- Albert Einstein


EXTRA: The Picture / The Summon

goatz has finished making a picture of the "drawn" Serena I mentioned last time. Here is the link. Doesn't look that much like Thrie's rendition, but it's certainly a good job.

By the way, is anyone reading this blog? If so, speak up! Leave your comments ^-^

That is all. (Extras will have no quote)

The Return

Hmm... Yes, I knew I was supposed to post yesterday. However, I wanted to post about my conversation with Serena, which had to be rescheduled due to high latency in my plans. But, I have talked to her today.

We caught up to each other, talked about our summers, and what's going on. She got this new online game, Lineage 2. She's doing quite well, already at level 37. Seems that Dark Elves have a bad name in this game, though. Many male players tend to take female Dark Elves and make them act like, let's just say. This is a bad thing for Serena, as she plays as a Dark Elf. Well, as one of my friends might say, "People suck."

However, after all was said and done and she went on to complete her homework, I had forgotten to say "I love you". What an idiot I am. If I am to live up to these words, I must learn to say them. I also need to know if I will hear them back. It's easier to write some things than it is to say the same.

Hmm... I read the online journal of a friend of mine... It would seem that there was this one girl who he had befriended for quite a while... However, he started to feel something towards her. He acted on those feelings, but she apparently did not take these advances well. At the end, she just kind of turned her back on him.

I guess it just goes to show you, when it comes to love, you must be very careful. So far, it's been good between me and Serena. I was successful in telling her how I feel, having received a response in kind. But it might still be a long time before I find myself face to face with her. I hope it works out... But if she wants to break it off, I'll have to accept it.

Oh, and if that friend is reading this (you'll probably realize who you are), don't erase her from your life completely. If she tells you to stop this and that, do so, but otherwise, I suggest you not forget her, even after what happened.

In other news, I finally have my hands on Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete and Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (both PSX), which I have received through Trade Games Now (link on right). I've already finished Lunar:SSSC, but am playing through it again, after which I'll take a go on Lunar:EBC. Not to endorse emulation, but ePSXe seems to treat Lunar fairly well, despite a few graphical glitches. Heh, I'd use my PSX, but it's being mean.

~ Now all I need, <desperately> ~ Is my star to come... ~ -- Luna, "Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete" (singing "Wind's Nocturne" aka "The Boat Song")


The Eve

So... Here I am, less than 24 hours before I finally get to call Serena again. Am I nervous? Hell, yeah. But I've been looking forward to this moment all summer long. I don't know what I'm going to say, but whatever it is, I hope I don't screw anything up. I have a tendency of saying things too fast, and not meaning exactly what I said. Well, we can only hope it'll work out for the best.

This, of course, means my return to Miramichi, the college city as it is, is also in less than 24 hours. This, in turn, means that I'll be connected to the Internet a lot more. :) Joy.

In other news, I have asked goatz, one of the regulars on #SimGames, to draw a picture of a character that I had designed. My friend Thrie was the first to actually draw her along with her boyfriend. Respectively, their names are Serena (total coincidence from the Serena I always talk about, I had designed this one long before I met her) and Azure. Looking at goatz' stuff, I'm quite interested to see what she'll come up with.

So...yeah. I'll post again tomorrow night.

"Brannigan's Law is like Brannigan's Love. Hard! And Fast!" -- Zapp Brannigan, "Futurama" (yes, again)


The Joy

Well, I just figured I'd post about the very nice day I've had today...and also to let you know that I'm still alive and well :)

It didn't start out well, no sir. I had to work today, and work in a place full of something you're most probably allergic to is never fun. Especially not when you have to work longer than you usually do.

Things started to pick up when I got to the grocery store, where I always go before returning all the way home. I usually walk, but was able to find a drive home, giving me about a half-hour to finish up on the Internet before my dad got home. (He doesn't want me online while he's at home unless he's asleep, see.)

Now, yesterday night, I sent an e-mail to Serena asking when I could possibly call when I return to Miramichi on the top of September. What I wasn't expecting is for her to go on to tell me how much she's missed me this summer, and even that she loves me. Could I finally have found who I've been looking for?

Later that night, I headed over to the local ice cream shop, and met up with a bunch of very nice people. Usually I just get a milkshake and go, but I decided to join the chat, and it was quite pleasant. We pulled in the owner of the place and talked to half past closing. It was quite fun.

The neighbor soon after called about some internet connection problems, so I went to see. Apparently, Auto Update was downloading Service Pack 2. That'll give me something to do tomorrow :P

And then I closed up the day by watching The Amazing Race. In order to not reveal anything, all I'll say is that the team I'm pulling for did not finish last, though it was quite close.

So, that was today. Not a great first half, but a most excellent afternoon and evening. For once, I can go to sleep, truly happy of the day.

"Don't you worry about Planet Express. Let me worry about blank." -- Philip J. Fry, "Futurama"
Celebrating the release of the Futurama Volume 4 DVD set!


The Blah

...Wow, that went well. And by well, I mean Gaim crashed just as I was finishing up this post. Blah.

Anyhow, I might want to explain why I haven't posted for a while. Reason is, nothing has happened during the whole week. At least, nothing noteworthy. I've watched lots of Futurama, played a few roguelikes (The Sword of Fargoal is a fun one), and otherwise sat around doing almost nothing all day for the last week. Some vacation week, huh?

Let's see... It's August 8th, and I go back to Miramichi on September 1st. That means about 23 days before I get to go back and finally call Serena again. I hope she's not mad at me or anything...

It also means only about two days until I go back to work. I've been taking allergy pills, so if I get sick on Tuesday (when I go back), I'm gonna have to quit my job. Not like I care much for it anyway.

Anyhow... There's not much else to say, so I'll be going.

"If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry dome!" -- Professor Hubert Farnsworth, "Futurama"


The Isolated

Have you ever wondered how many people actually care about you? Not that many people, huh? It only really happens when you're feeling isolated. Well, I am right now.

The kind of feeling where you think nobody really listens to you, or cares what you have to say. The kind of feeling where there never seems to be anyone to talk to.

I used to talk to Serena so often. Even when she was too busy to talk, hearing her say "I can't talk right now" was fine enough for me. Just hearing her voice at all would make my day worth it. But it's been close to a month, and I haven't heard it. I haven't even received any news from her lately. She doesn't seem to like online means of communication.

Still a month and a day before I return to Miramichi. I can't wait to get back and be able to call her again... Hopefully I'll be able to talk to her, anyway... If I don't, then it might turn out to be a very depressing second year in college, as I'll really be alone once again, and who knows for how long?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need a shower.

"Ah, to be young again... and also a robot." -- Professor Hubert Farnsworth, "Futurama"


The Pain

Well, I thought I was on vacation from the crab shop. Turns out...not really. The count gets knocked up by another bad day, too. I'm starting to think that I'm allergic to crabs. Because of that, I am taking off work tomorrow, and if I should be working on Thursday, trying an allergy pill and see if that'll help.

It's now been 21 days since I last talked to Serena, and it's still 35 days until I get to talk to her again. I miss her so much right now... She's such a great person to talk to... When we get to talk, I don't care if we don't even have anything to say. It just makes me happy to hear her voice.

And talk about a voice, too. It's like listening to rain pouring on a glass rooftop... Gah, I can do better than that...

It is a voice that I could listen to forever... I have also heard her sing... She says that she does not sing that well, but I think that she has a beautiful singing voice. She could sing a lullaby and it would have effect within a half-minute.

I hate having to be so far away from her... One day, I hope that we'll be able to get together... Until then, there's always the dream...

"If for any reason you're not satisfied with our service, I hate you." -- 7-11 clerk, "Futurama"
See Also: The Count The Girl


The Fund

Some more personal information is in order, I suppose, to add reference to this story of mine.

Well, most of my money from work (a very high percentage, in fact) is going towards a savings fund which I intend to use to fly to Oklahoma. I so far have about $288, some of which from the remnants of my college loan (yes, I know, not a good idea), and the rest from my first paycheck for the summer.

Now, looking at my posts so far, you'd have to think that there's something bad about all this, right?

Bingo. I've been put on vacation until August 8th due to consistent understocking at the shop. Meaning, though I'll be having plenty of time to myself, I'm not getting paid, and this will get my fund nowhere. Plus, living in the middle of nowhere as I do, there's no way I'm gonna find a job while waiting for the vacation to end.

So, I'll be getting my second pay tomorrow, and for the next three weeks or so, I won't be able to stuff the fund any further.

Must there really always be some sort of problem putting itself between me and my goals? All I want to do is meet Serena in real life...

"I can't take his money, I can't print my own money, I have to work for my money. Why don't I just lay down and die?" -- Homer J. Simpson, "The Simpsons"


The Girl

Let us talk about another source of unhappiness in my life.

There's this girl in my life... Let's call her Serena, for privacy's sake. (In case you're not following, this is not her real name.) Well, I've been talking to her over the phone for about six months, and I've grown very close to her.

This doesn't seem unhappy, you say?

Well, in that perspective, no. But there are two things to keep in mind... One, she lives all the way out in Oklahoma, while I'm stuck here in New Brunswick. With little money and no personal transportation otherwise, there's no way I'll be able to see her for some time.

Secondly, I'm only able to call her during my college time, when my phone bill is mine. Here at home, I don't have my own line, so I don't get to call anywhere but locally. It's been about two and a half weeks since I last talked to her, and I miss her very much.

So, yeah, that's what I meant by the stress at work. I am basically at loss emotionally because I've lost touch with Serena at least until September. I just hope she's not disappointed in me, and we can keep talking to each other come September.

"They put me on the 'Waiting to Exhale' waiting list, but told me not to hold my breath." -- Homer J. Simpson, "The Simpsons"

I'll soon be adding a section in my sidebar called "Reference Guide" which will allow you to see what I mean in future posts when I mention something happening.


The Count

Well, now, let's keep a count, shall we?

First, I'm gonna have to tell you about my job. I work in this crab factory, doing random work, such as cleaning crates, storing stuff, and other jobs that I won't get into. (You don't want me to get into them, trust me.)

So, today, I was sanitizing the crates. But wouldn't you know it, the very first thing the boss told me was that there might be a bit too much cleaner in the water I was using. Didn't affect me before lunch, felt like hell after lunch.

That would be the third (this is the count) time in 10 working days where I come out feeling like a truck hit me. I've been to that shop for the last two summers (not counting this one), and I've never quite felt this ill this frequently. Needless to say, I'm not only getting sick of my job, I'm beginning to get sick from my job, too. Maybe it's the stress.

Yeah, with my job, thoughts of the hectic schedule of the upcoming college year, and other things, I've had the planet on my shoulders for a while.

Aaaand I just bit my tongue. Ow, ow, ow.

Maybe tomorrow, I'll get into the deeper stuff. I only feel like explaining one new thing today.

"Fine. I'll build my own space park. With blackjack. And hookers. In fact, forget the park!" -- Bender Bending Rodriguez unit 22, "Futurama"


The Prologue

Hey, everyone! I'm Kewlio, if you don't know, and this is my new blog. Seeing as the Gaim plugin for blogger is in working order now, I'll be able to make some posts on here this time.

So, today, I won't be blabbing on about very much. Nothing happened anyway, I spent the day on Futurama and involuntary napping. Oh, what fun.

Don't worry, though, I have a lot to complain about, and I'll be starting tomorrow. I'm almost sure that something at work is gonna piss me off in some way. And it probably won't even be the fact that I have to work on a Saturday.

I'll be having some other recurring features too, which I shall not be getting into at this point in time, but don't you worry, it'll get there.

Anyhow, I hope that my misery can entertain you. :P Ain't entertaining me, that's for sure.

"It'll be all right, Bender. There's no such thing as two." -- Philip J. Fry, "Futurama"