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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: Today at 05:48:15 am
Why was bed time 6:30pm ?

I had only gotten 45 minutes sleep since 8:45 am Thursday.  My body just couldn't go any further.  That did result in me being wide awake at 2:45 am this morning, though...
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: Today at 05:01:00 am
Thanks, everybody.  Your kind words mean a lot!  Eraser, as is my personal policy and something that was instilled in me by my late grandfather is always arriving early.  My shift starts at 14:00.  They told me to arrive at 13:50.  I told them that's not good enough for me and I will see you at 13:30, if not 13:25.  The extended stay is 4.5 miles from the office (I mapped it yesterday), and about a 15 minute drive.  So, I am going to leave the hotel at 13:10 the first afternoon and probably every afternoon.  When I get within a 5 minute walk at the apartment, I will still leave at 13:20.

My grandfather's advice was this:  "I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late."

Good. We just don't want to see a repeat of the CADD attendance issues.

Also, now that you have job, does that mean you and Allison can get serious about planning this wedding?

By the way, how happy was Allison about your news?

I've got a new mindset now so I don't see any need in missing, especially with every morning off.

It will still be a couple months before I propose to her.  I want to make sure this job holds and I want to get an apartment first.  Then, as per Oklahoma custom I still have to ask her father.  He and I are good friends, but having a steady job will help my cause when I approach him to marry his baby girl.

Allison is very happy with the news.  I will be going to Stillwater later this morning and spend 3 - 3 1/2 hours eating lunch (probably steak), playing games, and talking about the job and what this means for our future.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: Today at 03:56:38 am
What are you planning to do for Easter?

Tomorrow morning, I will be going to church and then we might have a dinner of some kind, though we haven't talked about that, yet.  Then, the afternoon and evening will largely be spent packing and getting ready for Tuesday's move.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: Today at 03:04:28 am
bed at 7:30 on a friday night??

18:30.  Remember I'm an hour behind you.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: Today at 03:03:42 am
Thanks, everybody.  Your kind words mean a lot!  Eraser, as is my personal policy and something that was instilled in me by my late grandfather is always arriving early.  My shift starts at 14:00.  They told me to arrive at 13:50.  I told them that's not good enough for me and I will see you at 13:30, if not 13:25.  The extended stay is 4.5 miles from the office (I mapped it yesterday), and about a 15 minute drive.  So, I am going to leave the hotel at 13:10 the first afternoon and probably every afternoon.  When I get within a 5 minute walk at the apartment, I will still leave at 13:20.

My grandfather's advice was this:  "I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late."
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:35 pm
After getting 45 minutes sleep in the past 34 hours and driving all day, I have gone as far as I can today.  I'm going to bed, folks!
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 05:03:56 pm
bushie i am happy you got the job.

are you sure it is just data entry?  no selling involved?

All data entry, no sales.  In writing.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 02:57:44 pm
The extended stay is only a one month deal.  The company offers a partnership with an apartment complex right across the street within a 3-4 minute walk from the office.  The prices are reasonable for a one bed ($675 for a 1 bed).  Definitely a big plus.  The extended stay is quite high, but it'll do for one month.  Mom is buying the month.  I will just need to save up for the first month's rent and deposit.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 11:56:27 am
Jesse, it is Data Entry for Assurance Insurance.

I think the hours may be of benefit to me like you said.

I went by the extended stay and got their phone number and let them know I'll be booking early in the week.  I had to get the number because there are two hotels just alike in the same complex and I didn't remember the physical address.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 11:45:02 am
I've got a job!!  It's just a filler job for now, but it's a data entry job paying $13 in east Tulsa.  I will continue to look for drafting jobs, but it's a filler.  I start April 28.  Training is 3 weeks from 2:00-10:30 pm M-F and my normal work schedule will be 2:00-10:30 pm with Tues and Sat off.  Horrible hours, but it's a job and I can still interview in the morning hours!
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 04:39:46 am
I just filled out the application necessary before I go to the job fair in Tulsa in just a few hours.  It is 4:30 am currently and I plan to leave here at 7:00.

Nice. Now what about your application for the Biggest Loser? Also, what are you having for breakfast today?

I'm still undecided on the BL.  I'm probably going to have bacon and eggs about 6:30.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 04:33:31 am
I just filled out the application necessary before I go to the job fair in Tulsa in just a few hours.  It is 4:30 am currently and I plan to leave here at 7:00.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 03:16:52 am
Bushie, seriously, why don't you want to go to a weight loss retreat camp? This is impossible to lose pounds by himself and this camp would definitrly help you.
Why don't you answer me?

Sorry, I was getting a shower for the job fair today.

I would love to go on the Biggest Loser Reality TV show.  I think it would do me a lot of good.  I don't know if I could stop my life for that long.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 02:42:39 am
I am awake at this early hour of 2:45 am job searching.  I could not sleep until I did some job search.  Boy, am I glad I woke up at 1:15 am to job search.  I have a job fair with interview in Tulsa TODAY at 9:00 am!!!!  You better believe I'll be up there!  We'll see how it turns out.  It says on the job ad that this position would start on April 28 which is a week from Monday, so the decision would undoubtedly come very quickly.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 12:21:16 am
Bushie himself has even admitted that the diet is no more. He doesn't even try to pretend it exists now.

Yeah, he's eating bacon cheeseburgers without shame now, and I'm happy for him. He was never really dieting at all in the first place.

I do eat a lot of cheeseburgers, there is no doubt.  However, I do believe there was a subtle change in my thinking Wednesday night that I am going to try to nurture and grow.  Wednesday night I ate two big meals within a span of 5 hours.  Neither of them healthy.  Both big cheeseburgers.  One was a 2/3 lb from Braum's.  The second was a 1/2 lb from a nearby diner.  Add in fries and regular soda in both meals, tool.  Then, sandwiched in the middle of both of those eatings, I had two donuts from the church's dinner.  The first cheeseburger was at 16:00.  The donuts were at 18:00.  The second cheeseburger was about 20:15.  The only thing I had earlier than 16:00 was a bowl of cereal for brunch.  I thought to myself on the way home Wednesday night about how low have I gotten that I would consume an easy 3,500 calories if not higher in just a short five hour span.  I was feeling depressed with all the calories and I could just see the Thursday morning scale shooting way up.  I nearly threw up when I got home and I probably should have.  Thankfully, the scale this morning only showed a pound increase from the morning before.  I came away from Wednesday night depressed, but determined to do what I can to turn things around.  Today, I haven't done real well, but it's slightly better than Wednesday due to sheer volume of food.  I didn't eat better food, I just ate a lot less.  I had 2 ham sandwiches for lunch, 3 slices of pepperoni pizza for dinner, and a 20 oz. vanilla malt for dessert.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 12:02:44 am
Bushie, when was the last time you went to that dietician?  A year ago?


This summer, I think. He said she told him he was fine and doing everything right.

This summer hasn't occurred, yet.  The last time I went was last July, so last summer.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 18, 2014, 12:01:59 am
Bushie I seriously doubt you have skin cancer, you never go outside...

This spot has been there for a couple years so it may be something that developed from my childhood.  It may not be skin cancer, but it still needs to be looked at.

Wait, what?  If you have a spot on your elbow that's been there for several years, why are you suddenly worried about it now?  Is it growing or something?


It hasn't gone away.  I mean it comes and goes, but it never goes away completely.  It shrinks down to a spot the size of a nail head, but then I just look at it and it starts itching again and it turns into the size of a dime.

Is it white and tough/hard?  It sounds like it could be psoriasis.

It was white, and then too much scratching turned it into a big blister-looking object that scabbed over.  The scab came off on Wednesday, but it did not bleed.  So, I'm thinking it may be on its way back down again because it is not quite as big as it was a couple days ago.  Again, though, it will probably go down for a while and then without fail it will start itching again and it will ramp back up again.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 11:57:01 pm
Bushie I seriously doubt you have skin cancer, you never go outside...

This spot has been there for a couple years so it may be something that developed from my childhood.  It may not be skin cancer, but it still needs to be looked at.

Wait, what?  If you have a spot on your elbow that's been there for several years, why are you suddenly worried about it now?  Is it growing or something?


It hasn't gone away.  I mean it comes and goes, but it never goes away completely.  It shrinks down to a spot the size of a nail head, but then I just look at it and it starts itching again and it turns into the size of a dime.

That's definitely not skin cancer then...

You are probably right about that, but it still needs to be looked at just to make sure it's nothing malicious.  If for nothing else to get rid of it as it is annoying.


You do need to go to the doctor for many reasons, this is the least of them, but if you are going anyway you might as well get it checked out.  The 15 minutes walking making you dead tired, that is what you need to be worried about.

I've no doubt that's what I need to focus on.  The doctor is monitoring me closely and I've got to make some progress by the time I have my next regular check up in late September.  I have walked twice this week and plan to walk again when I get home from Stillwater on Saturday before I go to Worship Team Rehearsal.  If I can just make it a habit and get out and walk every afternoon, or at least most afternoons, then I will make a big stride toward achieving my goal.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How many kids do you want? on: April 17, 2014, 10:38:34 pm
My girlfriend and I have had discussions and we want two little Bushies, possibly three.  That's a long way down the road, though.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chelsea Clinton Preggers! on: April 17, 2014, 10:35:52 pm
I sure hope the media will largely leave Chelsea alone during the pregnancy.  She is political child, but she deserves privacy, too.  This includes not asking Hillary or Bill too many questions about it other than to ask how she's doing.  Somehow, I doubt the media will leave them alone.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: do you consider statistics a field of mathematics? on: April 17, 2014, 10:32:48 pm
Yes.  My alma mater, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, also included statistics as an economics course.  So, to me, it is really a cross of both fields.  Both fields are related, too, so that makes sense.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 10:27:15 pm
Bushie I seriously doubt you have skin cancer, you never go outside...

This spot has been there for a couple years so it may be something that developed from my childhood.  It may not be skin cancer, but it still needs to be looked at.

Wait, what?  If you have a spot on your elbow that's been there for several years, why are you suddenly worried about it now?  Is it growing or something?


It hasn't gone away.  I mean it comes and goes, but it never goes away completely.  It shrinks down to a spot the size of a nail head, but then I just look at it and it starts itching again and it turns into the size of a dime.

That's definitely not skin cancer then...

You are probably right about that, but it still needs to be looked at just to make sure it's nothing malicious.  If for nothing else to get rid of it as it is annoying.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 08:52:27 pm
Bushie I seriously doubt you have skin cancer, you never go outside...

This spot has been there for a couple years so it may be something that developed from my childhood.  It may not be skin cancer, but it still needs to be looked at.

Wait, what?  If you have a spot on your elbow that's been there for several years, why are you suddenly worried about it now?  Is it growing or something?


It hasn't gone away.  I mean it comes and goes, but it never goes away completely.  It shrinks down to a spot the size of a nail head, but then I just look at it and it starts itching again and it turns into the size of a dime.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 08:32:10 pm
Normally not getting two jobs you applied for isn't a big deal or anything that should be considered a crisis and you can just keep on applying. However I hope this taught Bushie a lesson about the pointlessness of going through all that to book hotel reservations or find Wal-Marts in Tulsa. I hope, not that I expect that that occurred or that he learned anything.

Good thing is I never booked anything.  I knew better.  I just went around talking and comparing prices.  There was no way I was going to book until I had a job offer sitting in my email inbox.  I don't have to do that again for the Tulsa area now that I have the information in the back of my head.

I was upset for about 30 minutes about the loss of that job, but then I realized I'm still early on, really.  I've got a few things starting to bubble up plus a Metro Tech-specific job fair next Thursday.  I'm just being patient right now, but now while I am looking for a CAD job, I'm also starting to look for regular office jobs to tide me over until I get a CAD job.  I refuse to do customer service because those never worked out well for me, but regular office jobs are fine.  I'm also contemplating depending on how the summer goes going back and doing the Civil CAD when school resumes in early August.  I want to make sure I can pay for that, though, not my mother.

All in all, I am not doing as bad as I really could be (and truthfully, should be).
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XIV: The new chapter on: April 17, 2014, 08:20:16 pm
This may be a good opportunity to go back and finish up what Russ wanted you to finish up and improve your standing with them.  You could also do that other CAD program.  You have the time while you're looking.

As far as the Civil CAD. It is tempting, but there are two problems.  1) The program takes 8-9 weeks, but as of next Monday, there are only 6 1/2 weeks left in the semester and 2) Mom doesn't have $700 to spend on that.  I need that $700 for bills.

You don't see anything wrong with that comment?

I see what you're getting at.  I meant by that comment that Mom gives me the money to distribute to the debtors.  I never meant to take credit away from her.

I think he was more getting at the fact that your parents now only have $700 to spend on you.  You seem to have depleted their savings if they can't afford more than $700.

No, I mean I don't want her to have to spend that $700 on the class when I have bills I need to pay.  She has more than $700 naturally, but I don't want to 'waste' $700 on a class that I no longer have the time for based on the school calendar.

Actually - no. What I'm talking about is the fact that you don't want your mother to be out $700 - because you have bills you need her to pay for you.

I'm just trying to save her $700.
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