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Oops, missed another month-ish… Ahh well

Monday March 16, 2009 - Author: NightStorm

Wow, quite a few weeks of events taking place… I’m not really sure where to start.

So lets just jump right into it with the major highlights, shall we?

Last week (it was Wednesday that everything went down), everyone at my job was called into a meeting with our store manager, human resources person, and all the floor managers.  Not exactly the sort of meeting I wanted to take part in, but it was something that I think most of us predicted coming along.  The first thing I noticed, was that two people were not present at the meeting.  The yard manager, and our store shipper/dispatcher.  While the Yard Manager being missing wasn’t a massive impact, I am torn on the other.  Greg (the shipper) was someone that I and Tami considered a friend.  Sure, I didn’t really see him outside of work, and the only time that she really saw him was when she was dropping off invoices… but he still brightened the day a little bit.  It was fun to come to work in the morning and just chat with him for the 5 or 10 minutes before starting my day, hearing about how his weekend was, or his trips into the interior, or the cabin he and Debbi planned on building for weekend getaways.  Just in general, he was a nice part to my job.  On Wednesday, his employment at Curtis Lumber was terminated, and he wasn’t there anymore.  Instead, I was moved into his office, and essentially given his job.  Not exactly the way I wanted to get a promotion…. (more…)

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The Truth About The ELANS Awards In Vancouver

Tuesday January 20, 2009 - Author: NightStorm

So, how much do you know about the people you send your money to? I thought that we knew the producers of The ELANS Awards (formerly The Elan Awards) well enough to trust them to their word.

Wow, was I mistaken. From having to wait for months to get a payment, to lies about the delays, to cancelled meetings at the last minute, to actual insulting emails and threats being sent to us because we do not and have never provided the service they are suddenly demanding from us. Well, I’m sorry to the producers, but I’m not a psychiatrist, so I can’t help you with your problems, any more than I can provide free website management to you, all because you think you’re more important than the rest of the planet. (more…)

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Penny Arcade Expo 2008

Sunday August 31, 2008 - Author: NightStorm

Amongst the chaos of the past few weeks, we (Tami and I) were given a chance this week to escape for a few hours as we travelled South to Seattle to attend Penny Arcade Expo 2008 (henceforth to be referred to as PAX, because my typing sucks and 3 letters is harder to screw up than 19).
My overall impressions on PAX this year was somewhat of a letdown. Having attended last years event, where the panels included discussions on Penny Arcade’s debut game (which was set to come out on xBox Live) held by Hothead Games, a discussion on the History Of Guild Wars, The Future Of MMOs (which covered a lot of what Guild Wars 2 would be about), and ArenaNet Culture And Origins, I was left with a feeling that something good had happened… I had learned a lot about the gaming industry, and felt confident in it’s future.
This year… (more…)

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Wherein I rant about choices one makes, and the results from those choices…

Saturday November 24, 2007 - Author: NightStorm
  • Each action results in an equal and opposite reaction.
  • Our paths are chosen by us, as are the destination.
  • Everything that we are, everything happens to us, is because of the choices we make along the way.
  • Try to kill yourself at home when the only people who are there are your kids, expect to have them taken away.

Pretty simple, isn’t it? When you make a choice, you have to expect repercussions of that choice somewhere down the line. Whether they are good or bad, is purely based on the choice you make. Lets look at an example.

Example 1 (the good): You truly love someone, and they want to spend their life with you. (more…)

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Drama Queens (Here’s your F’n Tiara)

Wednesday November 14, 2007 - Author: NightStorm

Drama.  What is the deal exactly with some people going to such extremes just as a cry for extra attention?  I spent 7 years living a very dramatic life… the person I was with was overly emotional, attention hungry, and overall just not quite all there.  Harsh?  Perhaps, but if you knew what I know about the person, you’d understand.

My relationship with that person did not end well.  She had cheated on me several times (two of which are confirmable, but likely there were others), and with what she put me through, I don’t think it’s possible to dislike someone any more (I know of at least one person who can relate to that, and he remains active on my myspace blog, so he’ll probably check this one sooner or later anyway… so HIYA!!).  I left with pretty much nothing… I had been emotionally broken down and most of my possessions were “claimed”… (more…)

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