Posts Tagged ‘life’

Romantic Dinner

Posted: August 9, 2011 in Story
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 One day I decided I wanted to plan a romantic dinner for my wife and myself. So the first thing I had to do was find a way to get her out of the house. First thing you need to understand is my wife doesn’t drive not that she doesn’t know how. We only have one car since I totaled hers a while ago, but that is a story for another time. The car we have is a 5 speed manual shift and she can drive a stick.

So when I want to do something romantic I have to have someone help me out. We have this friend who is a great friend and always tries to help us out. She is one of those friends everyone should have. So me and this friend we will call Emily (because that is her name) start emailing each other trying to set up the plan. We finally get the details of day and time worked out so she calls Angela and tells her that she wants to pick her up go for a walk with the dog. Angela agrees. Emily is going to pick Angela up around 4:30 on Friday.

On Wednesday Angela and I go to the grocery store and I am buying the ingredients I need. I buy some ground beef, spaghetti noodles, Italian bread, spaghetti sauce and so on. So we take the groceries home and put them away. She has no clue what is planned which is just the way I wanted it, she thought were just going to have spaghetti on night.

Friday comes around and I get home from work and Angela is at home, she doesn’t work on Fridays. She “REMINDS” me Emily is coming over and they are going to go out for a bit. I wine a little bit and ask her what I am supposed to do while she is gone.

Emily arrives. She and Angela leave heading for the park.

It is on now time to cook. I wait a couple of minutes to make sure they didn’t forget anything. Then I start getting everything out. I start cooking, while also preparing the table and all. We got new dishes for a wedding gift, so I get them out and wash them.  I put a table cloth on the Kitchen table get some candles out, and set the table. Let’s just say it look NICE!

I get the salad going cutting up veggies, put them in bowls and place them in the fridge until it is time. I finish the spaghetti. Now all I need is for Angela to be there. So I send Emily a message saying I am ready.

When Angela arrives she walks in and says “You’re not getting lucky.” Then she noticed the dinner I made for her. I walked her to the table and she sat down.

“How did you know when Emily was going to bring me home?” and “How did you know Emily wasn’t going to come in the house with me?”

I told her Emily was in on it, but it took awhile for her to grasp what I was saying. I think I surprised her that much. I then started serving the meal. It tasted really good. We ate and talked and just had a really good time. I love doing little things like this for her. I love attempting to spoil her because she deserves it.

She told me about the funny things Emily was saying while they were out. She said Emily kept saying things like “Are you hungry? I’m not I already ate.” Then she asked if she would like to go to the book store Angela was like yeah so they took the dog home and then Emily was like I am tired I am just going to take you home, because she got my text.

I tried this again a couple of weeks later, with different food. It didn’t turn out as surprising to her. I think she knew the whole time what was going on. Now she is looking for the flaws in the stories. I am going to have to find a new way to surprise her.

My man card

Posted: March 13, 2011 in Story
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So yesterday I was told that my man card was being revoked by 2 separate people. This is all because I went to a Lady Gaga concert.

My wife and I bought 3 tickets to her concert one for my wife, one for me, and one for a friend. So my wife and her friend go out and buy special outfits just for this concert. The day of the concert my wife is puking and running a 101 degree temperature and her friends daughter just got out of the hospital. So now we have 3 tickets to this concert, a concert I didn’t even want to go to.

So I start calling everyone I know trying to find some people to go see Gaga with me. I find my step brother and my wides other friend. So we head out and drive to Louisville, KY.

We get there and I am amazed at the costumes that the people are wearing. It was cool, and something I didn’t really expect. I also didn’t expect to see protesting but they were there.

So we make it into the newly opened KFC Yum Center and find our seats. They weren’t close but not bad seats. The first band comes out on stage and I am a little confused the lead singer is wearing a leather jacket, leather chaps, and a leather thong. That was a little much for me. This band was called the Scissor Sisters and by the end of their set I figured out that I liked their music.

Then the girls behind us spilled a beer down one of my friends back. She turned around and told the girl she spilt the drink and the drunk girl decided tom argue and say she didn’t do it. Yet she was the only one drinking.

When Lady Gaga came out the place went nuts. I am not the biggest fan of her music but I have a lot more respect for her and her music now. She dances a lot and she does not lip sing.

I have seen a lot of different acts perform and I would say that this Lady Gaga Concert was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I would say that it is in the top 3 concerts and I have seen bands like Metallica, Linkin Park, Manson, Snoop Dogg, Ozzy Ozbourne, Korn, and so on.

Its been a while

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Laid off
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Well I am unsure of the last time I posted something on here about my job search or being laid off or even a story from my life. So I figure I can do that while sitting here at the mall with all the screaming kids.
First off I am not hanging out with the screaming kids they are just down the hall a little bit, I just came out of the Radio Shack and found a chair to sit in to type this here little BLOG. Oh well I am starting to ramble on.
On to the work search and being laid off. Well I decided to quit looking for a job and to quit being laid off. How would I do such a thing you may ask yourself. Well I have to admit that I have great friends and that I found a job because of one of them. I have been working now for 3 weeks and I am happy. I like where I work, I like the people I work with, and it seems like a great company to be with. I am still drafting but now I am just drawing something different than I was before. With the new company I can go out to the shop and watch stuff be built, and I am even going to get to go to the field and watch something be erected. (now stop giggling)
Things are really starting to look up for me and my family. Which is great, I must say. I am now able to start rebuilding my savings and I can afford to buy things I need and want.
I have to say after being laid off for 3 months that I am one off the lucky ones, there are people out there that have been laid off longer than that and hope all of them can find work soon. I hope it never happens to me.

Well that is your update. Until next time stay tuned for more

So I kinda knew this was going to happen. I decided to take a job and I start on Monday then today I get a phone call from another company, this is the original company I applied to when I got laid off.

I told the man who called that I have already taken a job and I start Monday. He responded with asking me some questions and then told me that if I don’t like the job to give him a call and he would set-up an interview.

They say when it rains it pours. This usually happens when it is a bad thing, but for this time it is happening with a good thing.

So for my last day off of work, I am going to sit here and watch Californication, I am going to go dinner with my cousin and his wife, then after that I don’t really know since my wife has plans tonight with a friends.

Well this unemployed male has some news great news. After being laid off the day after thanksgiving I am now going back to work. I found a job isn’t that GREAT!!!!

So this job is not with the company I was with but is a company that does similar stuff but it is different. I am still happy.

I got the job offer the other day and then had to do some negotiating but we agreed on some stuff. Some stuff I don’t believe they could really change so I didn’t even try to.

So a little about the new job. I am still going to be drafting and using one of the programs I have used before. The drive is longer could be 3 times as long as my old commute. The old one was roughly 8 minutes. So the commute really not that bad. The hours are longer but there is a guarantee of overtime every week. That is nice.

Taxes are going to suck since the company is in another state but I pay someone to do taxes anyway so it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.

This will also help me get out of the house, since being laid off I haven’t really left the house don’t get me wrong I left the house but not often. I would take my wife to work and pick her up, go to the grocery and that is about it. I am so ready to go back to work.

Well I guess the next post won’t be from an unemployed male…

So if you have been reading my blog by now you know that I am laid off, I have had a total of 3 interviews which I know that I am extremely lucky.

Yesterday was my phone interview for an IT Tech position, I had never had one of those before and it was a little wierd. I got the phone call at 11:00 and went into our bedroom so I could concentrate. I talked to them and they sounded nice.

Here are the questions I was asked:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself
  2. Why did you leave your old job/why are you wanting to leave?
  3. What are your qualifications?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. What kind of company would you like to work for?
  6. What do you know about our company?
  7. What do you look for in a manager/boss?
  8. What is you greatest strength and weakness?
  9. What is your pet peeves?
  10. How well do you handle pressure and stress?

The 9th question that was a weird one, I have never been asked that before and it was hard to answer. I answered it as best I could though. I said ” I guess my pet peeves would be hard headed people and people who just don’t care” Now I am not sure if that is a good answer but that is wh

at they got.

Now I have to wait to see if I made it through round one of their interview.

So that is where I am right now, I would love to hear back from one of the companies that I have interviewed with. Whether it be to tell me that they have found someone else or that they are still deciding. That way I don’t keep my hopes up.

Well if you want to know more about me or my job searches read the previous blogs.

Stay tuned for more from this unemployed male of the midwest.

I don’t even know if anyone is reading this or if I am just sending this out there.

Well I am still laid off but I feel lucky I have another interview, I know that I am lucky because I have my third interview when some people can not get one.
The interview I have is for a IT tech. I am currently going to school for Information Technologies so this job is in the career field I am working on. For the past 13 years I have been making a living being a Structural Detailer, a draftsman who draws structural steel details used for erecting buildings.
I am trying to change my profession to something I love, I love computers and anything gadget oriented. I like drafting and if I can find a job doing I will take it also.
So that is my update for the day, stay tuned for more from this unemployed male.