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I have been reminded lately of the days when I was at Snowden, and opted to walk six miles home, rather than pay for a bus, so I could buy new music. I am going to list what music I can remember now.

Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 1
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part 2
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Queensrÿche - Empire
Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell
Crimson Glory - Transcendence
Dio - Holy Diver
Dio - The Last in Line
Dio - Dream Evil
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - …And Justice for All
Metallica - Metallica
Megadeth - So Far, So Good… So What!
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Anthrax - Persistence of Time
Annihilator - Alice in Hell
Annihilator - Never, Neverland
Danzig - Danzig
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Judas Priest - Painkiller























And now, books:
Dragonlance (Chronicles, Legends, Tales, Preludes, and Heroes Trilogies)
Forgotten Realms (Avatar Trilogy)
The Dark Beyond the Stars, by Frank Robinson
The Shield of Time, by Poul Anderson
The Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan
Spellbound, by Ru Emerson
In Conquest Born, by C.S. Friedman
Redemption of Light, by Kathleen M. O'Neal
Dragon Prince, by Melanie Rawn
D'Shai, by Joel Rosenberg
The Sixth Book of Lost Swords: Mindsword's Story, by Fred Saberhagen
The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, by Mary Stanton











Time, I'm sure, has obscured the absolute veracity of some of these selections, but these all remind me of a slightly foggy, slightly rainy, slightly chilly afternoon spent waking home from school. The miles and weather mattered little, for only my body was on earth. My mind was worlds away, carried there by the soundtrack of my youth.

…I still miss it, hope to one day find m way back there again.

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I want to say something, but my conscious brain cannot find the words, my subconscious isn't saying, and my unconscious brain can't. I wish I understood. SOMETHING is nagging at me, and I don't know if it's lack of sleep, the early hour, something I need to record, or some combination thereof. I mean, here I am, posting on LJ, when it's been months since I last did so.

I'm tired of the secrets of the universe. I just want to know what I'm having for dinner, and how to wrap up my current D&D game.

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"Because truly I believe that the experience of these stories in the present is the closest thing we can have to what the original stories must have been like for the original Heathens. I occasionally talk about something called psychological reconstructionism - the idea that evoking the spirit of the ancient ways sometimes brings them into manifestation more powerfully than if we merely copy them slavishly. This book is potent evidence for the value of this idea."

- From an amazon.com review of Days in Midgard.

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When I left for work today, I found what appeared to be a wolf spider on my dash, by the windshield on the passenger side. As soon as I cranked the car, it stopped, turned, and looked *right at me*. I thought this was strange, but proceeded to drive to work. It then started walking across the dash toward me, not deviating a bit. I grabbed a cup and pushed it away, and it fell into the vent on my dash.

A moment later, it popped its head up from the vent and resumed coming after me. I grabbed a book and swatted at it, only for it to fall back into the vent. It did this one more time before it stopped climbing back out of the vent. All I can ask is, "WTF?"

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I read some things I wrote last year, and intended to write a proper post about how I felt, but work called and interrupted my evening. :-/ As in, it required a trip there. >.<

Time with a friend helped turn the evening around, but it's too late now to post it, and frankly, I only half-remember what I was going to post. I'll remember it soon enough, and post it then.

For now, good night! :)

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..I'm actually going to post. :)

First, welcome to [livejournal.com profile] kiyasjoy. She is the awesome, and has FINALLY given in to LJ. :) Welcome, girl!!

My life has been picking slowly back up over the last week. Our manager has been replaced with someone who isn't a world-class douchebag. As a result, I'm enjoying my job more than I was, though I still despise doing the U-Scan full balance.

In other news, I have reactivated my WoW account. I like playing, and I'm eager to see the changes that Cataclysm, the next expansion, will bring to the leveling experience. That said, I've talked to my girl, and I've promised that it won't become a priority.

Also, things are at a semi-standstill in the finding a new place search. Not badly, but I'm trying to sit on my money as best I can, so I have something when I go looking. Tomorrow, I'm going to get that storage unit, so I can move a couch into it that I'm being given (it's heavy, so I will gladly accept any and all help folks will provide). I'm also going to move a lot of stuff from the attic into the unit, provided I can find one big enough that is affordable. I'm thinking about that place on Summer near where Bumpus Harley used to be about 10 years ago.

Oddly, though I should be afraid of moving out completely on my own, I'm actually kind of excited. My own place, decorated the way I want it, with my stuff where I want it, and no roommate to fight over dishes and cleaning with. The place is gonna be creepy, it'll be so clean. LOL.

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and I've been invited to dinner with [livejournal.com profile] dalengwyr and his family. Leigh Ann and Brian will also be there, so it should be fun. The odd thing is that it'll be the first Thanksgiving in YEARS where I am doing something other than going home and brooding in my room. See, the holidays (Thanksgiving till my birthday on 7 January) are a time where I've always fallen into a black depression. Time will tell, but I feel optimistic that that won't be the case this year.

Well, my lunch is running out, and I have to go double check Twitter. *taps vein* LOL. Take care, all.

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..I'm actually going to post. :)

First, welcome to [livejournal.com profile] kiyasjoy. She is the awesome, and has FINALLY given in to LJ. :) Welcome, girl!!

My life has been picking slowly back up over the last week. Our manager has been replaced with someone who isn't a world-class douchebag. As a result, I'm enjoying my job more than I was, though I still despise doing the U-Scan full balance.

In other news, I have reactivated my WoW account. I like playing, and I'm eager to see the changes that Cataclysm, the next expansion, will bring to the leveling experience. That said, I've talked to my girl, and I've promised that it won't become a priority.

Also, things are at a semi-standstill in the finding a new place search. Not badly, but I'm trying to sit on my money as best I can, so I have something when I go looking. Tomorrow, I'm going to get that storage unit, so I can move a couch into it that I'm being given (it's heavy, so I will gladly accept any and all help folks will provide). I'm also going to move a lot of stuff from the attic into the unit, provided I can find one big enough that is affordable. I'm thinking about that place on Summer near where Bumpus Harley used to be about 10 years ago.

Oddly, though I should be afraid of moving out completely on my own, I'm actually kind of excited. My own place, decorated the way I want it, with my stuff where I want it, and no roommate to fight over dishes and cleaning with. The place is gonna be creepy, it'll be so clean. LOL.

Thanksgiving is Thursday, and I've been invited to dinner with [livejournal.com profile] dalengwyr and his family. Leigh Ann and Brian will also be there, so it should be fun. The odd thing is that it'll be the first Thanksgiving in YEARS where I am doing something other than going home and brooding in my room. See, the holidays (Thanksgiving till my birthday on 7 January) are a time where I've always fallen into a black depression. Time will tell, but I feel optimistic that that won't be the case this year.

Well, my lunch is running out, and I have to go double check Twitter. *taps vein* LOL. Take care, all.

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This is a quick note to say that I haven't forgotten my LJ again. Indeed, I don't have a truly good excuse. I just kept finding reasons to put it off.

Tonight, I'm tired, and it's after Daylight Saving Time ended, so I'm hitting the hay. :)

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Yesterday, I woke in a funky mood. When I went to bed Saturday night, I'd dosed myself with a round of self-pity and no-one-likes-me, with a little I'm-not-good-enough for good measure, and it carried through till I woke. Frankly, I shouldn't be surprised. That was a classic Anthony pity-party.

I woke to a text from my girl, telling telling me good morning (something we do almost every day). However, I'd sent her an email the night before, telling her about some problems I was having trouble working through, so after the good mornings were exchanged, it got serious. We texted for about 30 minutes, at which time it was decided that I should get up, dress for work, and head over, so we could talk face-to-face. I'm glad I did.

In hindsight, talking about what was bugging me is just what I needed, and she did beautifully in listening to me, being patient with me, and giving me the love and support I needed. She really is something special. :)

After that, I went to work, where I learned we have two new U-Scan robots. I'd remembered [livejournal.com profile] marius_98 saying something briefly about it last week, before I shut down all talk of Kroger because I was on vacation. It actually worked out rather well, because we now were allowed another attendant down there. Also, the layout of the new U-Scan is a lot more friendly to the attendant standing in the middle to assist customers.

At any rate, I started my shift down there, and spent most of the first part of the day in a register. This worked out, because I needed the mindless work to get back in the swing of things. Ironically, I felt more... "with it" as far as making decisions and being okay with being the go-to second person on the front (since I last posted in January, the management and the CSM have changed, and I'm now the backup CSM). I must investigate this further...

I went to lunch at the cottage with [livejournal.com profile] marius_98 and [livejournal.com profile] una_con_laluna, enjoying the last little bit of Gremlins while I had my double quarter pounder with cheese. Being in that atmosphere, I was very relaxed and felt very safe and loved, and it helped center me and let me refocus for the second half of my shift.

The second half went smoothly. Even though it was the end of the month, as you'd expect on Hallowe'en, the only traffic we had was from folks buying candy. One guy even said he ne'er ate sugar, so the last kid of the night was going to get the rest of what he had in the bowl. OMG, I would've thought I'd hit the motherlode if that happened to me. #fatkid, indeed. :)

Coming home, I cleaned out the Jeep (which I'd been driving while my car was out of commission), because I figured Charles would be driving it this morning. I cleaned the kitchen, made dinner, and tooled around on WoW for a little bit. When they say things have changed, they're not kidding. I spent the whole time figuring out what I was looking at. It was kinda fun, exciting, AND frustrating all at once. :)

I crashed out around 2-230, and slept till I woke up at 630 this morning, when I decided that I should stay up so that I can get my car fixed. I will sleep a lot better knowing my car is driveable again.

So that's my Hallowe'en, or Samhain to some of my friends. Heh, or "Sunday" to still others. :) I'm gonna finish my coffee (Ugly Mug's Good Vibes, with some Carnation French Vanilla creamer and sugar), and see about conquering my car. See everyone later!

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Cleaning up my hard drive a bit. I have duplicate folders of my music on the network drive. 18000+ songs will take a while to condense, so I'm gonna find something else to do in the meantime, besides try to convince myself that I'm not really interested in that lady. This is my defense mechanism that kicks in when I've thought too long about someone. Blah. I hate it this time, but it's gonna succeed unless I get my mind off of things.

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Testing the ljapp again, to see what makes it double-post.

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Despite feeling pretty good this morning, I've let my mind toss every reason at me why things wouldn't work out, rather than just waiting to see how things go.

I hate my mind at times.

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Today, I learned that the lady in whom I'm interested is a devout Christian. This isn't problem per se, but given my less-than-Christian mindset in the last year, I wonder if I could even make it to a date, let alone something more.

I've been something of a skeptic my whole life. I remember being in elementary school, and questioning things I'd heard in church, before I even quit going to church regularly. Back then, I couldn't get answers to my questions, because you just didn't ask those kinds of questions.

So, here I am, deeply infatuated with a girl who accepts as given those very things I've always questioned. Will she change my worldview? Will I change hers? Am I wasting my time, because she won't waste time on a non-believer? Something tells me I should try anyway, because you never know, but something also tells me I'm chasing a dream (or, at least, something as intangible as one).

Anyway, to bed I go.

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