12/4/2014

So today the Terminator trailer came out and the only thing I can say…amazing.  Finally, a terminator movie that deals with not only the machines but also time travel.  I know that the first one leaned towards time travel, but it was never really part of the movie throughout.  Just thinking about it I had to rewatch it. lol

I have an interview in a few weeks at a healthcare facility.  I enjoy the job I have now, but money is money and this other job pays close to what I was making at CADS, plus it’s salary.  Of course I won’t count my chickens before they hatch, but I keep thinking about my students and how they will react. I have an awesome rapport with 99% of them and most of them know they can come to me for anything.  I guess that’s where my issue is.  Would I be just another person who has come into their lives, just to leave?

Let’s talk about minimum wage shall we?  I understand that it is hard to live off of $8.25 which is what it is here in Illinois.  I do understand however, that those $8.25 jobs are not meant as career jobs.  Of course you will have those that will say you should go to college and get a degree, then you’ll get paid more.  That’s true, but there are some who legit do not have the means to go to school.  I’ll use myself as an example.  After I am done with my masters degree, I’ll have to pay back around $150,000 which is about $800 a month.  I’m well off, have no kids, and my wife works, but I have no clue how the hell I’m going to pay that back.  Now imagine being a single mother or father, with no way of getting student loans because if they did they would have their other assistance cut off.  It’s a bullshit cycle. “College tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978. “(Bloomberg,2012) Personally, I think college should be free.  Why would you want to dumb down the young people of your nation? Anyways,back to the minimum wage, if you think you should get $15 for flipping my burger, you can eat a bowl of dicks.  Get two $8 jobs if you want to make more money.

Immigration reform.  It’s funny when people bring up immigration when I’m around.  Guess it’s cause i’m mexican and they think i’m all for it or it’s a sensitive subject.  I’m all for helping people out. I’m all for people coming here for a better life. But when you come here illegally to obtain the American Dream, then you’re fkn up my chance for the American Dream.  Using our resources for those that come here illegally is bullshit.  How the hell can someone come into this country illegally and get financed for a car, yet I can’t due to my credit.  I mean shit, I’ll go to mexico and sneak back in this bitch if that’s what it takes. It’s not just Mexicans, but we are the ones people think of.   I do think its funny though when people talk about rounding up all the illegals and sending them back.  I laugh cause that’s fkn impossible.  I also laugh when people say they are taking good paying jobs..um no.  I don’t know too many whites or blacks that will pick fruit from the fields, watch your kids, cut your grass, or clean your home for less than minimum wage.

“Goodbye” by Slipknot is a beautiful song.

This guy here at Starbucks sitting across the room from me is watching Twilight.  Who the hell goes to Starbucks to watch Twilight?

Christmas is right around the corner and let me tell ya, I fkn hate christmas music…with a fkn passion.  Like, my ears begin to bleed when this shit comes on the radio.  I’m not a fan of christmas anyways, but my wife loves it so I tend to put on a smile.  But every time christmas music come on, I want to shoot that fkn radio.

Whitney Houston has been sober for close to 3 years now….good for her.

6/30/2014

Last Friday I had an interview at the Rock Island Arsenal for a security position. Being that I was Security Forces in the military I figured I would not have a problem landing it.  They only had 10 positions available with 32 people showing up.  I got there about 0840 for the 0900 interview that lasted about 15 minutes.  They then made myself and 21 others wait until 230 just to tell us that we didn’t make the cut.  I wan’t mad, just disappointed.  I mean, there were a lot of qualified veterans, some medically retired. Friday night though I received a call for an interview today for a residential counselor position.  I’m pretty excited and thought well maybe me not getting that job at the arsenal was a good thing.  The pay is not very good but it is a foot in the door in the counseling world.  I would eventually like to end up counseling at the VA. 

My wifey and I are going to Puerto Villarta in Aug, should be fun. Here is the kicker though…I have wanted to go back to Texas since I first left in 2003.  I’ve gone so far as telling wifey that if we were to get divorced, I’d hope on the first greyhound back.  Well wouldn’t you know, our flight home first has a stop in Dallas.  That sucks.  Im trying to convince the airline to change our return date back to the shithole Midwest by at least 4 days.  I have friends in Tex that I want to see.  It will probably be a no go though.  Just my luck.  

Currently, I’m trying to order my book for class.  I ordered it through amazon and they send me 2nd edition instead of 5th edition.  Collage books are a joke.  Especially now that they are moving toward electronic books.  Example, I have to pay on average $65 to rent an electric book.  This gives me access to this for 180 days.  There is no way in hell that anyone should have to pay that just to rent a licensing fee.