Ok, time for a brief update on what’s been going on in my life.
A few weeks ago I went into to work and was told that it was time for me to look and find something else because the project I was working on was probably going to be my last. Though the news wasn’t good, it made me feel better because it was something I had been expecting for a while. The waiting was making my life miserable. It also made me feel better because it was a necessary decision for the business and I honestly thought that it was way past due. I kind of thought my time there was going to end with payroll not being made on time one week. So I was continuing through the day quite content to finish out this project and then find something else. The project was going to take a few days to finish.
Later that afternoon, my boss asked me to do a bunch of completely unnecessary research that was going to put the project behind schedule and cause me a bunch of grief later. This made me realize that the conversation that morning was just a moment of clarity on his part. We were now back to me being jerked around. That was my last day there.
I was a subcontractor at my previous job, so I wasn’t going to be eligble for unemployment if laid off. I exercised what little control I had over the situation and quit. It may have cost me a few days pay, but it was more than made up for in my sanity.
Since this has happened, I’ve been staying at home with Matthew. Even though I’m not currently earning a paycheck, I’m much happier today than I was a month ago. Things will be ok. Actually, learning to live off of one income will help us be better stewards of our money. I’m working on a couple small things on the side and I will update everyone as time goes on.
This weekend was UCF’s homecoming and Laurel, Kim, Kevan and I rode up to Orlando on Friday evening. We arrived in Orlando around 6:00 and went to Giovanni’s for dinner. It was very good, though something didn’t agree with mine or Laurel’s stomachs.
After dinner, I went over to Ryan’s house for poker. Almost everyone that I wanted to during the weekend was there. Erik, Dave, Sean, Andy, Marc, Jermichael, Raible and Ryan were all there. It was also fun because I won, but the company was worth the trip. Contrary to certain opinions, I may have been lucky, but I put myself into position to get lucky. That didn’t sound right, but it’s pretty funny.
Saturday was a long, long day. Laurel and I started the day with eating Chik-Fil-A breakfast with Daun. After that we went to the trailer, got all of our registration done and went to the practice field. Practice was fun, but I hurt my back during it. At one point someone decided that Danny Maldenado (sp?) was cold. After a considerable chase, and some less than spectacular tackling by Sean, everyone piled on. I jumped on top of the pile, proceeded to bounce off the top and then landed flat on my back from about 3 feet up. Apparently it looked pretty funny from afar.
Well, I was going to catalog the rest of the day, but this post is becoming pretty boring. It’s enough to say that the day was a lot of fun.
Ok, I’m getting on my soapbox…
I am very annoyed at all of the Obama supporters who are telling everyone to get out and vote. I put a lot of time and energy into my decision to vote for Obama. So much so, that I am still agonizing over the decision. I am concerned that many of you did not go through this same process.
Evidence of this is the statistic that 91% of black voters in Virginia voted for Obama. I understand that Virginia isn’t the wealthiest state in the land and a high percentage of poor black people lean democratic, as they should. 91%???? What portion of that number voted for Obama strictly because he was black? Now, it is entirely possible that 91% of the black voters from Virginia voted for John Kerry. If that’s the case, great. I just hope that everyone there looked at the issues affecting them and decided that Obama was the correct choice. I know I did.
Now, can everyone on facebook please stop acting like a kid with a new toy? Great you like Obama. Stop harassing everyone else. No one should be basing their vote off of what people are saying on facebook. You should not be trying to mobilize the ignorant people that would base their vote on facebook statuses.
I know that this post was just a bunch of bitching on my behalf. I am frustrated that I made a logical and rational decision to vote for Obama and all of his supporters keep making me wish I hadn’t.
I hope everyone voted today!