Been dead around here

Well, it has been. And I am partially to blame. I don’t know what it is, but when I get free time on my hands I don’t want to do anything at all. Lately, I’ve been keeping myself entertained playing 8-bit nintendo games on my modded XBox. I’ve almost beaten Zelda, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, and Super Mario Brothers 2. Victory shouldn’t be postponed too much longer now that I’ve figured out the save function.

 The killer job that I was going to start on monday–making thousands of dollars a month–has been postponed until I get orders. It will probably be another week before I leave my house in anything besides sweatpants. Really, who am I kidding? Besides, Colorado has been getting blizzards off and on all month. I’ve been kept prisoner in my house since I’ve been back here. My wife and I like to go on walks outside when we can. But right now the only walking we can do is in stores or the mall. It’s probably not a good idea to do a lot of that while the money isn’t coming in.

We were able to escape for a brief respite in Utah. We weren’t able to stay as long as we wanted because we had to time our drives to not risk death on the roads. We still had a couple of scares. The high winds on I-80 blew snow across the road and made buildup in some places as much as 6 inches deep. I built some speed on a dry stretch only to come over a small hill and nearly get us all killed in one of these mobile snow heaps. Two cars had recently skidded off the road but were impossible to see until you were on top of them because of the hill. Thinking about it only makes me want to burrow deeper in my cave.

It’s weird to have time on my hands and be stuck at home. But don’t get me wrong; I’m not bored. If anything, I’m overstimulated. I do feel a little guilty that I’m not doing all the things I said I’d do if I had some time on my hands. Maybe the midnight screening of “The Fifth Element” can wait, and I’ll dust off a book I’ve been meaning to read.


7 Responses to “Been dead around here”

  1. Cornelius Says:

    You’re a better man than I. I’ve never even played Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. Or Zelda. Please don’t say anything. I carry the shame every day. At least you still have goals, realized or not. You don’t fail until you stop trying.

  2. Greg Says:

    I understand.

    My time recently (read: christmas vacation) has been spent mostly either lying on the couch in a vegitative state or sitting in front of the computer in a mineral state.

    I keep thinking “Dag, I ain’t got much more of this time left. I should play a game with benski or blaine.” or “Dag, I ought to read a book.”

    Mostly I’m out of time since school resumes again tomorrow. Hooray for still being in school.


  3. Greg Says:

    Also, what killer job would this be? I want to make thousands of dollars each month. How bout it?

  4. Benski Says:

    Let me tell you about it, Greg. The company that employs me is looking for talented, professional people, interested in broadening their horizons and taking the leadership role. The job involves working with and supervising highly trained specialists in many technical fields. The company offers a great starting sallary with graded increases as well as cost of living increases, an unmatched benefits and health care package, and the possibility for overseas travel.
    The company also has a world renowned fitness program and expert fitness trainers for those who like to stay in shape.

    Additionally, my company offers fully paid on-the-job training to those who qualify. In fact, they are willing to pay you to finish your college degree. After you have some time with the company, there is also the possibility to get full pay and benefits while you attend graduate school.

    If you’re really interested, I’ll make some calls and see if our people can do anything for you. You wouldn’t be alone; Blaine is a company man too.

    2LT Hewett
    Gold Bar Recruiter
    US Army

  5. Cornelius Says:

    He’s right. They also offer the option to go full or part-time. It’s a great opportunity!

  6. anah Says:

    The overseas pay is amazing! We’ve made nearly 75,000 in just 18 months!

  7. Ben Says:

    I finally started work last week. It’s been a long time coming, but paychecks only taste better with age.

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