Green Bay isn’t going to the play offs. It’s just not going to happen. I’ve missed a few weeks of NFL related commentary, but I can admit that with a 5-8 record (a 3 week losing streak), we’re not coming back. Minnesota and Chicago both have better records. We happen to have a better division record than them, but are still in 3rd place in the NFC North. Today’s game against the Texans should have been a shoo-in. But once again, for like the 4th time this season we lost by a fucking field goal. Our remaining 3 games could go one way or the other. Next week we face Jacksonville, a team that has been playing shitty, so we could win, but then again I thought we had today’s game in the bag, so I never can tell anymore. The week after that, we face Chicago for the 2nd time, on Monday night. If our last bout was any indication, we will mop the floor with them, but it could always go south. Then we finish out the season against Detroit, whom we should be able to stomp all over, but you never know now that Dante Culpepper is at the helm. They’ve preformed much better since he took the reigns. Either way, I just don’t see it happening. Disappointing, but what do you want from what is essentially a rookie quarterback? It’s still Mr. Rodger’s neighborhood, and next year will be a different story, I think.
In other news, I need to finally be honest about what has been going on in my life. Around a month ago, I lost my job. Being unemployed fucking sucks. I was late to work after a long night, and was suspended when I arrived ten minutes after I was supposed to. I figured I would just be suspended for a couple days, and that would be that, a couple days of pay lost, no biggy. Unfortunately, due to the rough economic times, I guess the Casino decided to cut me to save some expense. It happened a couple weeks later to one of my friends as well, over some extreme bullshit.
So the day a supervisor called me and told me that I had been terminated, I filed for unemployment. I looked around online for work, and attempted to apply at a few places, but without much luck. I figured I could just milk unemployment for a while, especially after I found out that I would be making around $150 less a month while on it. That was the plan at least. It, like many of my plans, didn’t work out. I ended up getting another letter from EDD telling me that I was denied benefits. I filed the enclosed appeal letter, but I have no idea what will happen with that. So tomorrow I’m going to hit the street and see what kind of work I can dig up.
I turned my uniforms in shortly after getting canned, and a week after, picked up my last check. Thankfully I had a lot of vacation hours, so I was paid $1,200. That lasted me throughout the month, although I am scraping the bottom of the barrel at this point in time. I paid my car payment and bills last month, and just paid my rent for this month. It’s come to the point now that I have to get a job (or the appeal thing needs to go through) by the middle of this month, or I’m going to have to bite the bullet and move back in to my Mom’s house, which I don’t particularly want to do.
Another option had presented itself. My buddy Drews moved to Arizona a few months back, and called me sometime after I had lost my job. We talked and I told him about my situation, and he offered to put me up in his place until I could get a job and do what I needed to do. I thought about it, and it did sound like a good idea, but I just couldn’t do it. I’ve lived in California all of my life, and my family and friends all live here. It’s not that a change wouldn’t have been nice, but I don’t want to leave all I have here behind. So I scratched that scenario.
I haven’t had any luck with women either. I’ve had my fair share of “fun”, but nothing worthwhile has come about. I’ve avoided many of the people me and my ex used to hang out with, cut some people out of my life completely, and made a few new friends as well. The ex has come in and out of my life as well, she doesn’t quite get that we’re done and over with and I don’t want to be friends with her. Thankfully things between the two of us have come to a complete end, and I don’t talk to her at all anymore. The problem is that for the most part, women from my past keep coming back into my life, and new ones are few and far between. I’m content with myself and I don’t have a problem being single, in fact I’ve been a lot happier being single this time around. But I’m getting to the point now that I’ve been single for 7 months, and I’m starting to feel like I’d like a girlfriend again. It doesn’t have to be too serious, just a little more permanent than an occasional date. Time will tell I guess.
Otherwise, it’s the normal bullshit. I’ve actually had a lot of fun during this period of unemployment, mainly because I haven’t had to work and I’ve been getting by. I’ve been spending a lot of time at my Mom’s house visiting, and my sister has come to hang out during parties and whatnot as well. I’ve been playing the shit out of Guitar Hero (the first 3) and have nearly beaten all of the songs on hard, when a few months ago I could barely handle medium. I’ve also played EQ2 here and there, but I still haven’t had as much time to do that as I would have liked.
So there’s the filler. Until next time.