1 May 2006

Well, I certainly can’t say that I expected to run into a bunch of politics with my promotion, but there it is. Apparently, there is a strong tension between all the shifts, and day shift gets a special trump card ‘cuz that’s when the bigwigs work. Tonight was the third time that dayshift sent an e-mail to my supervisor regarding a mistake I had made, when I actually had done my job correctly and they made an unnecessary correction. I dislike the pointy-finger game, but I play it so very, very well. I suppose I’ll have to go a round or two.

I miss the weights. I don’t recall if I sent this out in my last e-mail, but I cancelled my gym membership until I finish my degree. I’m doing that icky jogging stuff again. On the up side, I’m saving money (why waste supplements on *jogging*?) and I have a little more free time every day.

I’ve started a new blog at the following URL: http://q2600.blogspot.com/ I’ve reprinted all of the Qatari 2600’s that I had stored, plus all of my poems from www.poetry.com, with whom I will be severing ties. I’ll probably also be putting movie and book reviews there, rather than in my e-mails. By all means feel free to stop by and post some comments.

On a less serious note, the bloom is definately off the rose as far as Robia LaMorte is concerned. Ms. LaMorte, better known as “Jenny Calendar” among my Buffy circle, has a biographical website. The URL is : http://www.robialamorte.com/, however, it’s worth doing a seach just to see “Buy Robia LaMorte on E-Bay”. Anyway, there’s not much there. A brief mention of her work with Prince (she played a character named “Pearl” in the videos for Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls” album in the ’80’s, a brief mention of her work in Buffy (Ms. Calendar was *hot*), and big write-up on how she’s found peace at last through BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANITY. Ick.

I’ll catch you all later!

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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