Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Personal Life Update: Car Trouble Revisited, and what I've been doing instead of blogging

Blitz upload, let's go:

1. My "big, slow and ugly" recently started making scary noises. Those scary noises were diagnosed to be chunks broken off from the catalytic converter, which had gotten stuck in the muffler. Hence, the symptoms weren't associated with either steering, braking, shifting or accelerating, consistently. They rattle at random based on the exhaust movement, and sound like metal scraping on the ground behind the car, but are functionally harmless, and the car's driving is hardly affected.

2. More important is the back tires, which I learned from an older man at church that the reason the tire guys were able to tell me they needed replacement in under two seconds, was because there's this neat little thing called a "wear indicator" in between the treads. Much like how you aim a gun with iron sights by lining up the ball at the tip of the muzzle with the two bars by the action, the wear indicator will show you that you need to replace the tires when the treads get worn down to an equal height with that rubber strip.

3. A lot of the time when a long time goes between blog posts, it's because I play video games in the morning instead of visiting the library. Or I take my day off to work on a project instead of sitting at a wifi location all day like I'm doing today. However, the dead periods in January were because I was walking 5 miles back and forth to work because I didn't have the car yet at that point.

4. This last week, though, I decided to have a little fun and delve into some dating sites, not completely seriously, but to see what was out there and mainly because I was starved for human interaction. My coworkers at Fast Food Chain don't make for intelligent conversation. On a related note, I've learned a lot of ebonics, such as the proper application and definition of the words "ratchet," "bae," "turnt up," "wuz good," "real talk," "right though," and I've learned that there aren't wives any more, just "baby mammas."

5. Now that I'm done with that little investigation, I've gotten someone to talk to and intend to pursue making friends. It's interesting, all the very good friends I have from college I met online first. This really isn't that out of the ordinary, then, for me. It's just more fun because it began expressedly under the auspices of looking for someone to be in a relationship. This is hardly to suggest that I'm manipulating the poor lady, everything I do is very real. It's just that every part of life is an adventure for me. It's thrilling to see where it goes.

And in other news, today I got some information with regard to what I'm considering in terms of career advancement, and plan to be making some phone calls in the coming week. A deacon at church asked me to meet with him a day or two ago, since I hadn't been to 'sunday school' (not the word the church uses but the essence of it) for a couple of weeks, and he's offered to help hook me up with other folks who can give career advice, and for that matter, cheaper tires. Church is really intended to be a family. It's pretty neat what you can benefit from just by being connected.

And life goes on.

~ Rak Chazak

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