5/4/2015

1.  S’mores frappaccino from starbucks is awesome. Although for a diabetic such as myself, it’s a headache in a cup.  I had an interview an hour ago, went fine.  Everything went well and seemed like an a great place except one thing, the pay. The location is a big plus though, only 2 minutes from where i live.

2.  Manny Pacquiao vs Mayweather sucked.  Mayweather is a bitch.  He is not a fighter, he is a runner and a hugger.  You can not watch that fight and seriously give it to Floyd.  Manny was the aggressor while Floyd ran around the ring.  The guy is 48-0 and claims to be the best, even though Julio Cesar Chavez was 87-0.  Again, Manny is a bitch.

3.  I miss photography.  I think i miss editing photos more to be honest.  A friend of mine wants me to do her engagement pictures for her this July so that’s awesomesauce.

4.  Do you guys think people graduating with with a degree today are just as smart as those who did it before the internet?  I mean, you can basically find your entire class assignments with answers on the internet.

5.  My little niece, who is a wrestler, listens to DMX before her events to pump her up.  I gave her a ride home from school and we listened to DMX in the car.  Hearing a preteen sing DMX while trying not to say the cuss words is hilarious.  I told her you can sing the song right if you’re in the car with uncle robert.  Obviously, she needs to watch her mouth when in public though.

4/21/2015

Yes, it has been a long while since I’ve posted.  As usual I’m sitting in Starbucks drinking my cool lime refresher.  For some strange reason the Starbucks on Kimberly doesn’t make it as good as the one in Moline.  Lets get started with Things on My Mind…

1.  Jobs-  I have an interview tomorrow 4/22 and on Thursday.  I’m done with this bouncing from job to job shit.  I’m going full career mode.  I have so much respect for those that have stayed with one job for 10+ years.  I read somewhere that generation millennials go through jobs like underwear.  I’m a part of generation X by one year, but I’m on that millennial bandwagon.  Since I know how anal some of you can be, I’m not saying ALL millennials job hop.

2. School- This term sucked.  I gave up and I didn’t even have a reason to.  I think with not working, stressed, and depressed, my heart wasn’t in it.  I know this is straight up bullshit, since I wasn’t working you would think I could spend all my time on school.  Now I have to bust ass to still be able to graduate on time in December.

3.  Kids-  For some reason kids have been brought up to me numerous times these past few days.  “when are you guys going to have kids?” “Don’t you want kids?” “You guys should have three kids by now.”  I mean damn, you wouldn’t ask a blind person why they don’t own a mirror would you?  Do I wish I had kids? Of course I do.  My wife and I would be great parents.  I told my wife from the day we started dating, if I don’t have kids by the time I’m 35, I’m done.  I don’t want to be the old dad to a young kid.  My father and I are 20 years apart.  I have enough nieces and nephews to spoil like they were my own kids.

4.  I’ve been a WWF/WWE fan since I was a kid.  I can remember the excited I felt when my dad took me to my first event at Palmer Auditorium in Davenport, IA.  It was the first time I saw Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.  I went to my first PPV, Payback, in chicago and took my dad.  It was exciting to have this moment with him.  Well, this sunday I’m taking my 9 year old nephew to his first PPV, Extreme Rules. I can’t wait to see the look on his face Saturday (his birthday) when he finds out he is going.

1/28/15

I made a comment on facebook to my mom about her and my dad getting me Slipknot tickets for Cedar Rapids concert.  Well, last night my dad said, hey we got you an early birthday present. Yep, two tickets to see Slipknot with Hatebreed.  I just saw Slipknot back in Nov and I said I would love to see them again, it was such an awesome concert.  This time though, as i stated, they will be with Hatebreed and not Korn. I was not too familiar with Hatebreed so today, while filling out applications, I have been listening to them via youtube.  They have a heavy sound to them which I love so it should be a pretty good show.  Needless to say, i’m very excited to see them again and thankful to my parents for the early birthday gift.

Of course I’m at Starbucks and this peach tranquility tea I just bought smells amazing.  Usually I order my teas online.  San Benito is the name of the company  and their peach teas are awesome.  I first had the when I was stationed in Kuwait. They are based out of Italy, so when i place the order online I always try to find a distributor here in the US.  Funny thing is, I pay more for the damn shipping than I do for the tea itself.

I had a job interview the other day for a detention officer for the state of IA. I am looking more for a job where I can use my business admin bachelor’s degree.  Don’t get me wrong, the detention officer job would be great, but I’m kind of tired of being in the babysitter role. Plus, I think about being married now and I don’t want her to have to worry about me.

Superbowl is this weekend.  Seattle over New England 35-24

1/4/15

Mother Nature has a sense of humor. It was warm enough yesterday to not have to wear a winter coat, but then this crap. 7dayFULL I hate living in the Midwest with a passion.  I want to go back to TX but hell, even they are getting snow.  The bad thing about it snowing, just as it is now, is that people want to drive like fkn idiots.  There are three rules to remember when driving in snow. 1) Dont get hit. 2) Dont hit someone else. 3) Drive.  Some people want to drive like they are tip toeing into the kitchen at midnight.  I’m all for being safe of course, but damn if you don’t go you’re going to get stuck.

Stuart Scott passed away today.  I was never a fan of his really, but he was a good personality for ESPN. Glad that he was able to make it through the holidays for his daughters.

10891459_10152947488434326_7544235468520997051_nBack to this bullshit snow.  I look out of this Starbucks window thinking, why the fk am I here and not in the comfort of my bed? And of all the bullshit things I buy, why haven’t I bought a car starter?  It is nice though being here and not having anyone around me.  Just me, Venti pumpkin spice latte and Dido.

didobioI played Dido’s CD nonstop when I was overseas.  I remember my tent mate yelling at me to shut it off cause I played it so much.  This would be played in my tent and Outkast would be playing everywhere else.  At post..outkast.  On our way to Kuwait City..outkast.  Chowhall..Outkast.  They had a song, “Bombs Over Baghdad” that the Kuwait’s would dance to.  One of the Kuwait Officers heard me play it, reached in his shirt and pulled out a cross necklace.  He kept saying “SEE, I’M CHRISTMAS, I’M CHRISTMAS!”  I said you mean Christian.  “YES, CHRISTMAS!”  Okay then. lol

I go back to work tomorrow, after a 2 week vacation.  Honestly, I don’t want to go back. Not because of the kids, I love them and their craziness.  But because I don’t get paid shit really for all the stress we have.  I know, something is better than nothing but I could seriously go work at Aldi’s and bag groceries and make more than what I do now. I’m hoping to get a phone call tomorrow with some good news that will better this situation.

Break Free by Ruby Rose= beautiful song, check her out.

Let me ask a question.  In life, your main objective is to have kids and pass on that bloodline.  What if you can’t have kids?  Then what is the meaning to life?  You wake up, eat, shit, work, sleep, repeat.  You really don’t have a purpose anymore.  The bloodline stops with you.  If you were fortunate enough, your parents tried to raise you in a way in which you will be a great parent to your own kids and pass on traditions. I think about all the things I was able to give my parents, everything but a grandchild.  When my sister got pregnant at 15, I had some animosity toward her kid.  You mean to tell me God will give a kid to a 15 year old girl, but not two adults who have good jobs, are caring, and want kids?  I think that’s why my belief in God is so null.  I believe Jesus was a man who did walk this Earth. I don’t believe the miracle stuff though.  I’m just not buying the whole God created man and the universe shit.  Maybe it’s the fact that I had to go to a Catholic School and the shit was stuffed down my throat, that now I’m like eh.

Well folks I think its time for me to go.  There is a creepy dude sitting across the room staring at me like he wants my nuts.

1/1/2015

2015, one year closer to death.  For the first time in about 13 years, I stayed home.  It was actually nice just sitting there with my wifey, knowing that after the ball dropped, I could go lay in my own bed instead of driving home.  So what’s my new years resolution?  Not a goddamn thing.  Why disappoint myself? I want to lose weight, but I know that doing a resolution isn’t going to shed these pounds.  I want a higher paying job but I know that their are millions of people everyday looking for a job.

Christmas was nice.  I gave my wifey money for after xmas sales,which she took full advantage off.  We went to her parents house along with my sisters and my parents.  My wife bought me a tattoo gift certificate which i’ll be using Jan 7 for this awesome sauce. Clown from slipknot.  10881425_10152924732574326_1621503281_n

On Dec 23rd, I took my dad to the Blackhawks game for his xmas present, surprised him with row 1 seats.  10881876_10152914591809326_6209723402504674191_n As you can see, I wore my Blackhawks Lucha Libre mask.  I get a kick out of people coming up and asking for pics.  It was our first and last time along the glass.  Don’t get me wrong, they are awesome seats, but true fans sit in the 300 section.  Granted, if I win the lottery, you bet your ass i’ll be front row lol.  I got them because I didn’t want to regret not getting them someday.  I mean, my grandpa is 76 years old right now and I wonder if there are things that my dad regrets not being able to do with him now because of his age.  I didn’t want that for me.  So, one day I woke up and told my wifey, I’m getting my dad and I row 1 tickets.  The tickets were crazy expensive but memories are priceless.

I’m sitting here in my usual typing spot, Starbucks.  The girl doing my drink was asking me some questions about my two week vacation, for some reason she remembered. Anyways there was a lady behind me who chimed in about how she is retired and if you are bored, its your own fault.  I was like..bitch, da fuq, nobody was talkin to you. Yes, I said da fuq, which for those unfamiliar with slang is “the fuck”.  Stay in your own lane lady.

Watched the Winter Classic today with my uncle, dad and grandpa.  Hawks lost it via a goal in the last minute.  O’well, can’t win them all.  Plus when you go 1 for 6 on the powerplay, you deserve to lose.  Just shoot the damn puck towards the goal.  Anyone can coach from their couch though.

Do you guys remember the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”?  When the fuck did that get thrown out the window?  There was just another case of a kid who killed himself because he was being called names. My little niece has a mind of her own and i fkn love it, some other kids may think its weird or whatever.  I told her straight up, “if someone calls you a name, tell them to fuck off.  Go ahead, uncle robert will take the blame”.  I told her “don’t be a follower, be a leader”.  It’s true though, kids fell like they have to fit in all the time.  Think about this.  Remember growing up and someone would say “why can’t you be more like (insert name)?”  Look, it’s that shit right there that gives kids the idea that they have to meet a certain guideline on how to act.  Lets look at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts daughter, Shiloh.  Kid is 8 years old, wants to be called John and some people are in an uproar over it.  Get the fuck out of here.  If that kid wanted to be called Scooby fucking Doo, who are you to question it?  If people just minded their own goddamn business and stop worrying about what others are doing then maybe we wouldn’t have the problems we have.

Eat a Bowl of Dicks Award goes to … Al Sharpton.  Sharpton has more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his businesses. How in the hell is he not in jail yet?  Does Obama have him on a leash that damn tight.  Plus this dick is a race baiter who got those two officers killed in New York.  The good Lord needs to do right and put Al and Jesse out to pasture.

I was reading a dumb article about how Back to the Future 2 got some things wrong about 2015.  Well no shit, it was a goddamn movie made in 1989.   Another thing is, how are you going to write about what they got wrong in 2015 when we are only a day into 2015.  Save the damn article for 2016.  I don’t blame the writer, I blame the one thinking it was okay to print it.

This 22 year old guy created a website called Skiplagged.com and is now being sued by a few airline companies.  Even bad publicity is good publicity.  This guy did nothing wrong with his site and made no salary/commission from it.  It’s actually a smart idea.  Lets say you live in new york and want to go to Chicago.  The ticket maybe is $700.  However if you put you want to go to Arizona with a layover in chicago, it will cost $550. This site will tell you that there is a layover.  So, just get off in chicago and don’t connect to Arizona.  I mean, its common sense but these guys are pissed about it.

The Stupid Mother Fkr Award goes to… All the parents that complained about this.  playdoh  You know what you saw, a dong.  Know what your kids saw, a fkn play doh dispenser.  Come on people, why must we over sexualize every goddamn thing? No kid opened up this package and thought, “well damn I just got a dildo for xmas”.

I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a turntable.  I’ve never owned one, but goddamn does vinyl sound good.  I understand the ease of having a cd or mp3, but it just seems that with vinyl, you hear what is meant to be heard. If that makes sense.  I purchased Slipknot, Dire Straits, Santana, Wu Tang, Outkast, and Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

Alright, I’m done for now.  Remember, don’t let a hot date become a due date.

11/29/2014

Senioritis has hit me.  With just 5 classes left for my Masters, I’ve hit that “i don’t give a fuck” mentality…not good.  Anyways, now I sit here in Starbucks listening to Slipknot’s The Heretic Anthem (if you’re 555 then I’m 666) while completing a paper for school.  Speaking of Slipknot, I was finally able to see them in concert along with Kings 810 and Korn.

Moline, IL
Moline, IL

Korn fkn killed it, Kings was..eeh.  I couldn’t believe the amount of skinheads or wannabe skinheads that were at the concert.  I suppose that’s to be expected, but I didn’t realize we had so many in our area.  Being a 270lb mexican surrounded buy bald white guys, I kinda stood out.  That’s the great thing about music though, it can bring people from all demographics together.

So while sitting here at Starbucks, there have been a few parents come in with their kids.  The parents are bundled up with coats while the kids are coming in just wearing tshirts.  Mind you it’s 53 degrees and not in the 70s.  I fkn hate when parents don’t care what their kids are wearing.  I don’t have kids, but if i did, little jimmy wouldn’t be wearing fkn shorts in 30 degree weather.

The other thing that pisses me off is when parents give in to their kids or argues with their kids.  I was at Kmart last night, and this little girl around 12 was bitching  cause her mom wanted her to try on some shoes.  The mom was damn near yelling at her to try on the shoes, but the kid kept walking away.  Now I get it…it’s Kmart and i imagine it holds the same stigma now as it did when i was a kid. (Your mom shops at kmart)  Another kid was screaming and screaming LOUD for this damn toy.  Instead of taking the kid to the restroom and laying down the law, this mom said “uuugh, fine here just take it”.  I literally looked like Kat Williams in this pic and said “that bitch, is why it’s not your kids fault he is a brat.”kattwilliams

I know people will say that I can’t complain since I don’t have kids and I don’t know how hard it is to be a parent.  Believe me, I do understand that..however i’m not a mechanic but I still know you should get your oil changed around 3000 miles.

Let’s talk about Black Friday for a minute. This year BF was bullshit.  First off, shitty ass Directv took $200 from my account due to their system screwing up, so i as out that money.  Second, where in the hell were the savings?  The funny part is some people really thought they were getting a deal due to word play.  Example…1 candle is $10.  But today for BF you can get 2 candles for $30 with a $10 mail in coupon.  lol wtf?  Or, buy 2 games get 1 free…that’s awesome till you see the games are like 5 years old lol.  Another thing is when Wallyworld has a line for items and bitchass people want to sneak up to the front of the line with only a few minutes left.  I had that happen when I was in line over an hour for the xbox 360 $99 deal for my niece.  About 2 minutes before they released them, a group of 6 came to the front of the line, but not actually in the line.  Anyways, they slowly started to try to cut.  People around me were complaining under their breaths about “I dont know why the sales person doesn’t say anything, they see them”, “This is bullshit”, “I waited and if I don’t get one….”  Whereas my big mouth yells out “YALL NEED TO TIGHTEN UP THIS MOTHERFUCKIN LINE AND NOT LET THESE MOTHERFUCKERS CUT”.  The lady behind me said “thank you so much for saying something…I was going to but-” But nothing lady, you would have just bitched about not getting one and went about your night.  It’s funny how white people don’t want to say anything about a black person cutting in line.  Me, I don’t care if you’re white, black, green, or purple.  You cut in front of me and my $99 xbox 360, you bout to get dealt with.

I love my job, but i love money even more.  I don’t know how much longer I can do this with the current amount I’m making.  I made about $8000 more when I worked at CADS.  Granted I don’t deal with as much bs as I did there but damn $8000 is a lot.  The best thing about working at my job is dealing with the kids.  Being able to show them some kind of guidance is rewarding.  With that being said though,  money pays the bills.

….how bout that Bill Cosby

9/30/2014

Sitting here at Starbucks, drinking my grande caramel frappuccino, I noticed that I have the only one on a laptop that does not have an Apple on it.

Let’s talk ISIS for a moment.  ISIS or ISIL, which stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, is one bad ass terrorist group.  Those in the White House have stated that they underestimated the threat from ISIS.  I don’t know about you, but when someone beheads another person, records it and post it online, I’d say that’s a pretty big fkn threat.  Now i understand how most would like to blame Obama for letting this get out of hand, and yes I too blame Obama but I also blame Bush.  If he wasn’t so hard up on getting rid of Saddam, this shit wouldn’t be happening.  Saddam had his people on lock, they were too afraid to goof around.  Of course Saddam could have already been dead by this time but his sons would have taken over and they were worse than he was.  Back to ISIS…a part of me wonders if this is just a false flag by our government. What better way to control the country and scare the people than to say ISIS is already in the United States, which they have (el paso).

Unfortunately Americans are too dumb and lazy to hold protests for things that matter.  No, we would rather bitch and moan when a cop shoots someone who feels threatened or complain when a food chain changes the recipe.  Imagine if we were to come together and protest  on things like education, minimum wage, or government accountability…the government would lose its fkn mind.

You know what we haven’t had in a while to scare Americans…a deadly disease.  Enter, ebola.  Ironic that we have never had a case here in the US, then after we allow two affected people to come back in to get treated and now just today the CDC confirms a case in Texas.

I have more to say, but i have a graduation to attend.