November 30, 2005

I am so screwed.

Filed under: Entries — morpheus @ 3:42 pm

Well friends and family, welcome to my day in hell. I’ve gotten clogged in the lines of beurocracy.

Friday is my birthday, which means two very important deadlines come about.

First: After Friday, I will be able to rent vehicles from rental agencies without paying an under age penalty fee. WHEE!
Secondly: I need to renew my driver’s license, preferably attain a New Jersey driver’s license.

See the dilemma yet? let me lay it out for you. If I don’t renew my license, I can’t rent a car.
here comes the kicker, I can’t renew/transfer my driver’s license because I do not have a primary form of identification. WHAA!?! PRIMARY FORM OF IDENTIFICATION?!? Oh and out of state driver’s licenses are not considered primary forms of identification. Apparently the only primary form of identification I qualify for is the good ole official copy of your birth certificate. I don’t have one of those anymore. Rita came and took it from me. SO! what is a man to do?

I know I Know… fly down to Lafayette Louisiana, talk to the hospital that gave birth to me those 25 beautiful years ago, and get an “Official Copy”. Too bad I’m broke. So what use is a driver’s license? OHhhh right I cannot get on an airplane with a plane ticket I purchased because my “picture id” will be out of date……………. SOOOooooooo I’m fucked.

want to hear some more catch 22s?

So we got this holiday coming up called Christmas. I currently make just enough money to maintain all my bills and eat paycheck to paycheck. I was planning on getting a better job BEFORE Christmas so I could maintain my previous quota for gift giving, but after purchasing the flights to Louisiana and with my brother’s visit scheduled for after Christmas my slush fund for presents has deteriorated severely. SO I do in fact get a job before Christmas, but it starts so late in December that I will not receive a check before Christmas. In fact I will not receive a check before the beginning of the next month which is when rent is due. So so so so so… Christmas unf will be small and quaint. I hope my family understands that my presence (sp?) is one of my presents to them.

Oh well other then those two little quirks I’m doing very well. Michelle is coming up on the 16th. I’m excited.

November 29, 2005

ha HA!

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 9:35 am

The Dante’s Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell – The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Very Low
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 – The City of Dis (Heretics) Very High
Level 7 (Violent) High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) High
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test

Sixth Level of Hell – The City of Dis

You approach Satan’s wretched city where you behold a wide plain surrounded by iron walls. Before you are fields full of distress and torment terrible. Burning tombs are littered about the landscape. Inside these flaming sepulchers suffer the heretics, failing to believe in God and the afterlife, who make themselves audible by doleful sighs. You will join the wicked that lie here, and will be offered no respite. The three infernal Furies stained with blood, with limbs of women and hair of serpents, dwell in this circle of Hell.

November 27, 2005

oh btw…

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:38 am

BIG congrats to Snaars. He landed a job at the University of Delaware, it is accounting but whats great is this gives him a serious foot in the door for working in other areas within the university.

I hope to be able to get together with him at some point.

Elvis has left the building…

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:34 am

SOoooooo last week in short.
Saturday my parents flew in at around 7:30 and I discovered the beauty of cabs + WTC path train.

Sunday i took my parents to the Staten Island Ferry and we walked around southern NYC. It was cold.

Monday, I went to work. Afterwards i camed home and took my parents to see Blue Man Group. I enjoyed the hell out of the performance, and they did also.

Tuesday, I went to work. Afterwards we went to a Mexifunk Cocina (its ko “seen” ah for the unintelligent people….. in this world…. the digital world. IT is not ko ki na even if that feels better for the tongue. Fuck the tongue’s feelings.) After that we saw Harry Potter’s fourth movie. It was fun, but required keeping dad out far beyond his bedtime.

Wednesday, I went to work. I left 2 hours early. Dad and I spent the night talking and freezing. We went to the Village Vanguard, but it wasn’t our kind of band. They played “Free” jazz which is apparently described best as, “Three or more instruments are wandering through a musical field, and maybe those three instruments can work together to create something, but they may not.” My own definition BTW.

Thursday, No work. Turkey day. Remember past pacts we broke with the Native tribes of America. Feel sorrow for your heritage in being a liar. Move on. Mary cooked the turkey, it turned out very successful.

Friday, No work again. Went to Atlantic City. Did you know the only real thing there are outlet stores and casinos. Mainstay is gambling. Lost fourty dollars got annoyed and didn’t touch anything else. It was not fun how fast that fourty dollars went. Enjoyed spending time with dad. The drive down there was interesting. I don’t drive “defensively” according to dad. I “jerk” to much. So does every cab driver in New York city btw.

Saturday, No work. Mary and Mom went to Greenwich Village walked around took pictures and then met up with me and dad at the mall. Dad and I planned to play pool, but the poolhall was closed. We bought three board games and came home after eating some very nice italian food.
– boggle
– cranium
– Wheel of Fortune
— we played this, it was fun. I guess. Kind of easy, which was annoying.
Went to sleep fairly early because mom and dad’s plan left at 6:58.

Sunday. Morning of rush.
After much debate about how we should procede, Mary proposed that the best route is 33rd street because there is definitely going to be a cab there. I get a cab phone number and we plan to be up and to the path train by 4:13.
Woke up late. Startling. Mom and Dad woke up at 3:30 instead of 3:00 and we woke up at 3:45. It was a rush. Mary went into the shower. came out at 4:00. Path train left at 4:13.
………………………………. add stress here.
We cut down the stairs and everything short of running, we get there at 4:14 to see the train pull out. We get concerned. It hits me that we should go to WTC because it is a quicker ride into manhattan. Mary and I are still concerned about the availability of cabs att the WTC, but feel confident because of the phone number back up we have.
Getting to the WTC and outside we are swarmed with cabs. it is 5:02 by the time we get a cab and then 5:30 by the time we get to the Airport and we get mom’s tickets. There some difficulties getting her tickets via the kiosk, so we cut infront of a bunch of people and got the tickets via representative. 5:35 we are having breakfast joking about how we rushed and made dad work harder then he should have climbing stairs quickly.
singing the glories of the taxi services and hailing another taxi to take us home at 6:00, we get stuck with a cab that overcharges us. He took the longest route i’ve ever seen. 27 $ cab ride turned into a 40 $ cab ride in a couple minutes. I’m pissed because he was allowed to jip us because we were in a hurry to get home, and didn’t take the couple minutes to go downstairs to the cab vendor.

All the same. Lesson Learned. And now it is 7:30 and i’m still awake typing this up. I wanted to get it out of my system. I’m going to try and sleep soon.

In the end, my parents trip here was awesome. I’m over joyed about the whole experience. Not to mention in a couple days it will be a birthday……….. and i will be able to cry if i want to.

November 21, 2005

Job status

Filed under: Entries — morpheus @ 10:14 pm

It is official.

I have been rejected from the ACLU. It saddens me to say that according
to the ACLU, they had a immense amount of applicants for the Legal
Secretary position in the women’s rights division, and felt that
another’s abilities were more in line with their needs.

Don’t cry for me Argentina.

Meanwhile, a paralegal position opened not to long ago at L.C.B.F. I
applied and have been accepted. Now to gain experience so I can perhaps
use it for a better cause. I have also signed a contract with the
devil. He says he wants my soul. In the words of my good friend
Snaars, “What is a soul worth anyhow?, it hasn’t done anything for me

ominous words. I will not be helping corporate America make money off
of individual America, I will be putting people’s claims to the test.
So they don’t use the legal system dishonestly. In the end I’ll be
taking the role of the litmus test, except instead of acids and bases,
I’ll be helping test the validity of people’s claims…

November 14, 2005


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 7:59 pm

Stress spreads, friction abound. No news about the job yet. My last weekend went very well.

Friday was fubar due tot he interview and all, but i got a mild update that i averted a misunderstanding during the interview which is good. The other job is still in the air.

Mary and I are doing well, i think stress is making us snap at each other more then normal. She is sick and having to deal with “union” issues. I am hanging in the air about this whole job situation.

Saturday was a relief for me because i was able to spend the day not too concerned about what i will learn monday or what i didn’t do correctly in the interview friday (which turns out monday did not teach me anything new, so now let me see what i learn tuesday… one day at a time.)

Sunday was dnd so it did what i needed it to do, which was make time pass without allowing me to be fully concerned with time’s progression.

all the same maybe we can talk about it later.

November 11, 2005


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 9:06 pm

I have just come back from an interview. I think it went well. I am really tired. My body physically aches. I wanted to go watch a movie, but i’m afraid i will not have the strength. So i will stay home.

Tomorrow Michael and Michelle are driving a whole three hours to hang out. I wish we still had a car so we could meet somewhere in the center, but no car means no transportation for us. The good news is we are all going to New York to hang out. I can’t wait to talk to Mike again. It will be nice to see a friendly face that i actually have things in common with.

I am wiped out. Saturday i go to DnD. Job news: no updates other then the interview. we will see

November 9, 2005

i think i need..

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:49 pm

I think i will need to find some friends of my own soon.

wonder how one would go about doing this…

Interested parties read below:

Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 8:33 pm

Ok.. This is for parties interested in visiting me in New Jersey.

I live in Jersey City, NJ which is approx. 12 minutes from New York according to the Path train schedule.
Local Airports:
– LGA: LaGuardia: Cheapest airport from New Orleans. I’m pretty sure it is the cheapest airport from all major airports.* Not horrible public transportation, but also not the easiest.
– EWR: Best location available, but also expensive to fly into. Easiest transportation available.
– JFK: JFK: Internationally known, worst possible airport to fly into. Worst possible location for public transportation. DO NOT RECOMMEND!

So those are the airport descriptions.

– LGA: This lists all the possible exits from LGA. I suggest finding a way to either the World Trade Center or Penn Station. Once there, go through the PATH subway/train system to Journal Square. Get off at Journal Square and we are approximately 3 blocks walk away.

– EWR: Two options:
——– Cab: Literally a 10 minute cab ride away, according to Mary but costs around 25$.
——– Public transportation: This requires two train switches. (Approx. 35-45 minutes during daytime hours.)
————– Take the New Jersey Transit train from the airport to Newark Penn Station.
————– From Newark take the path train to Journal Square.

– JFK: Two options: Good luck. You will need subway information if you take the NYC subway system. JFK isn’t impossible, it just requires a lot of switching for public transportation. A friend of mine got charged 50+ for a cab to take him from JFK to the World Trade Center so, I don’t recommend this route unless it is seriously cheaper.

November 7, 2005


Filed under: Entries — arglor @ 1:20 am

I seriously need to read the news more!

check this out

yeah well HAD I KNOWN THIS EARLIER… there would have been much worry and consternation about the safety of my loved one. I would have spent the last couple nights completly entrenched with worry and concern for her wellbeing. Instead i was simply pre-occupied with he well-being for no real good reason, just common run of the mill, “My love is beyond the reach of my protection, let us hope it all goes well.” sort of concern…

by the way is voting covered by your right to privacy? I don’t know i’m learning about it right now.

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