Monday, June 7, 2010

Weird thing part deux...

Well apparently this thing with my throat is worse than I initially thought. It doesn't hurt to swallow but it does hurt to talk. I've been to the dr. and/or the ER at the VA 3x in the past 5 days and they keep giving me stuff for strep throat and drainage. Now I gotta go get workman's comp started or I'm in deep kim-chee.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weird thing...

I've recently discovered that the more I talk or swallow (no funny comments lol), the more the area around my adams apple hurts. Going to see the Dr. now...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More about me...

I have a large family, numbering about 50 members in my (extended of course!) family. I've been married for over 13 years now to M., and have 2 stepchildren, U., a son, and V., a daughter. I'm currently separated from M., which looks to be permanent. U. is serving with the U.S. Army, has a wife, 2 sons and a daughter on the way. V. is working at an insurance company, and hasn't settled down with anyone yet. I have a cat named Tater, he spends his days sunbathing, sleeping and meowing for more food. He has recently learned how to get on the kitchen look-through, and now considers the kitchen counters his residence.

For now, I work, I sleep, and I'm trying to learn how to cook. Everyone always says, your life is a work in progress, but right now I'd like to move forward to the point where the entire separation doesn't hurt like dwarves are beating on your skull from the inside with sledgehammers. I just keep coming back to the point where I stand desolate amidst a plain that was full of such beauty and is now devoid of life, like the moon's surface.

I work for a major telecommunications service, and quite honestly, the place is crap. Pure, unadulterated steaming horseshit from one end to the other, and is run like the keystone kops meets Hellraiser. This company proudly proclaims it has never had an employee layoff; this is technically true, however, employees are fired on a daily basis for reasons that only a lunatic would get upset over.

Anyway, I'm done with the background info. I'm sure that I'll mention more but I'll try not to bore you too much.

A New Beginning...

So, we are at the spot of infinite possibilities: the beginning, where the world in front stretches out to an infinite vista. Who am I? No one of very much consequence: a man, an employee, a veteran, a lover of books, of movies and of online gaming. You may call me Tomas. That is, of course, not my real name, but it will do.

I call myself an Online Mass Murderer, because I log in every day after the day's activities, and relieve stress through PvP online (for those who don't know, PvP stands for Player vs. Player). I have personally sent over 75,000 people to the spirit rezzer in WoW, and hundreds of thousands to respawn points in Call of Duty, Halo, and others. I have the usual things a gamer to do, and yet, am elevated from my personal geek life by the fact of having served my country; that, and the interaction with the non-geeks there, permanently put me astride both worlds: both the geek and the non-geek.

I am a cat person. I like dogs, don't get me wrong, but dogs are like whores: they'll love anyone. When a cat loves you, a cat LOVES you. My cat comes to me when I call him; how often can someone who has a cat say that unless the cat prefers your company?

In starting this blog, I will share my world and my view of the world to you. I hope it will be interesting; if not, it will be a way to relieve more stress.