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My Tri-Annual Post [06 Nov 2015|10:11pm]
I need to get this off my chest. In a social media world where everyone knows where everyone else is, I feel like this is a safe place. First I'm going to start off by saying that I'm happily married with a beautiful stepdaughter who I call my own daughter. They are the world to me and I love them both so much.

But in my working life, I'm depressed. It started earlier this year in April. I was pretty much guaranteed an escape from the graveyard casino surveillance life. It was to the point where I was introduced to my "fellow coworkers" as the new guy over drinks at a get together. So i put in an app and waited. I waited a whole month until I FINALLY got called for an interview. So I interviewed, which I thought I killed and waited again. Waited another month. By this time it was mid June so I reached out to my contact to see if he heard anything. He got back to me pissed off saying that the company basically screwed me over. The position I interviewed for got cut and merged into another one. So it was 2 months of waiting and getting my hopes up and worrying for nothing. He felt terrible that his company fucked me over so he reached out to some other people in his industry and was actually able to get me another interview with a different company in the similar field. Again, I felt like I killed the interview. But, months later (August) I received the "position has been filled" email. So that was 4 months of me thinking things were going to happen. It left me feeling defeated. Since then I've been up and down in funks and depressions. It comes and goes. The past month I've been fine but this last week. Man this last week has been tough. I think its the fact that we're getting to that holiday season and I know that I'm stuck at work on Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Also I'm stuck over night. I'll never get the chance or choice to switch shifts. It's affecting my everyday demeanor. The last week it has anyway. All I can do is breath and continue to look for apps. I gotta escape. To quote my dude Patrick Bateman I'm "on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip."

Whew. Even if nobody reads this, it helped me. Peace out, LJ.
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Wow. [29 Aug 2012|10:09pm]

This place is a ghost town. So sad when I think about all the good times that this place created. The friends made. The relationships made. The fun times had. The White Sox bonding. And now this will go unnoticed. Because no one has been here since about 2009. Crazy. R.I.P. live jpurnal. I loved you dearly.

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[20 Aug 2009|08:25pm]
I'm alive.
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[11 Mar 2007|12:59pm]
Having my name on Boys Night Out's website is possibly the highlight of my life. Having a pic of my tat in a blog on their myspace is pretty up there too.

In case anyone doesn't know, Rich Reillo is me.
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[26 Feb 2007|04:11pm]

Finally got my BNO tat. Swweeeetttt.
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[06 Feb 2007|06:19pm]

The Bears lost and that makes me happy.

That's all for this entry.

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[21 Jan 2007|10:07pm]
Alright, Indy. It's time to whoop some Bear ass.
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[14 Jan 2007|03:46pm]
This is the second time that I can remember that I wish that I didn't live in NWI or in the Chicagoland area in general. The first was when the Cubs were in the playoffs and now it's those fucking Baloos as I like to call them.

They're the only team in all of sports that I hate as much as the cubs. Ugh. I hate all these fucking fairweather fans out here. And I hate that team.
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[14 Dec 2006|06:18pm]
Someone should try to stop me. In a three week span I've bought Guitar Hero 2, spent $130 on Christmas presents for my nephews and niece (although I'll allow that), a Nintendo DS plus Mario Kart DS, and just yesterday a Zune. Hey, I got the Zune for $175 so I couldn't pass that up.

But yeah, add that up. That's a shitload of money. And I'm still not done shopping for Christmas. But yeah, thank GOD I don't have any rent to pay or bills. Whew.

Also, I miss Freddy. ::tear::

Annnnnnd my 21st birthday is next week on the 21st. Fuck yeah.
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[27 Nov 2006|10:11pm]
I played Guitar World/Guitar World 2 for the first time this weekend. An hour ago, I bought it. I must practice now!!!!!!!!!
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And I think to myself: What a wonderful world. [13 Nov 2006|03:06pm]
It's been awhile since I put up one of these things. Lemme just say that there really hasn't been any events worth noting to put down.

Working has starting taking a toll on me. My sleep schedule is completely out of whack. I'll get 9 hours of sleep two nights in a row then one of 5 hours followed by one of 12 then another of 6. It's crazy.

Then there's my eating habits. I don't eat too much. One day I'll only have one meal, if you call it that. Then out of nowhere I'll stuff my face. If I work nights, which I usually do, I'll wake up at maybe 12ish, hang out in my house until 3:30, I'll eat at like 2:30, then head off to work where I'll stay usually until 12. I'll get home, call Kimmy up then go to sleep. Then do the same thing the next day and the next. If I have a day on the weekend off, I'll go visit Kimmy. Then on the day I gotta return, I'll wake up, drink coffee, take the trains home, chill for an hour, then go to work. I'll be lucky if I get a decent amount of food in during that time.

Stuff's only gonna get worse starting Sunday because we'll be closing everyday at 11 which means I'll be getting home at either 12:30 or 1. Shit's psycho.

Well on to better things. On the 25th, it's Kimmy's 21st birthday and also our 1 year Anny. I'm excited. One whole year. That's a long time in my book. And it's been the best year of my life. I'm accepted over there. Her bros are cool. Her bros' girlfriends are cool. Her mom is awesome. Her dog, although he's a little meanie, is a cool guy as well. If I don't bother him, he won't bother me. That's a good system.

I've met quite a few people through her and that's some awesome stuff too. It's gotten to the point where I have more friends over there than I do here. I guess that's sorta my fault because everytime I get some free time, I jet over there. I can't help it. I need to see her. I get through the work week so I can go and see her.

Ok, I'm done for now. I gotta try to eat before I leave in like 20 minutes. Peace out.
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I rolled over and over. [11 Sep 2006|01:31am]
[ mood | tired ]

Ok, time for a real update. One that says pretty much everything that's happened in the past month or so.

Let's see. I started working at Target the last week of July. I work on the Sales Floor. I gotta tell you, it's not too bad at all. The people I work with are cool and I get joy in helping people out. Especially when I call up to get an item for them that's not on display and they start thanking me over and over. I smile. Yes, I do. Or when I work in Electronics and I help people out with their digital cameras. Or when I call other stores in search of an item. I used to hate doing that when I worked at Carson's, but now I don't mind it at all. I like making someone's day.........For now any way.

Only thing that sucks about the job is the fact that I get paid every other week. That sucks. Cuz I gotta try my hardest not to spend until then. It's hard, I tells ya.

So on August 29th, I got my drivers license. Yep. FINALLY! I haven't really been driving around a lot, just to and from work. That's about 20 minutes there and 20 back. Ok, maybe that is a littttle bit of a distance. Haha. The first real place I drove to was Old Navy. I needed my Old Navy fix, dammit!

The 29th, 30th, and 31st of August, I went to all three Sox/Devil Rays games. I went wearing my Brandon McCarthy jersey shirt and with my "The McCarthy Party" sign. I got to see him pitch during the third game.....but he got the loss. :( Poor guy's been struggling lately. And it saddens me. Because I love that guy. Yeah, I've got a giant man crush on him, fuck off.

During the second game, Kim and I got on tv. She had her "I <3 Brian Anderson.....even when he had the mullet" sign and after he got a hit, she waved it and they showed us. Of course, we can't find anyone who saw it other than one person, and her brothers didn't TIVO that game, so we can't see the footage.

Speaking of my Kimmy, we're doing great. Over 9 months so far and the 25th will mark 10 months. I've never been happier than I am with her. And she feels the same way. I love her. I do. I love her with all my heart. She knows this. I tell her every chance I get. This damn job has caused me to see her less though. That's not cool, man. Not at all. Every damn chance I get, I go see her. Work's screwed me over though for at least two weeks because I'm working weird shifts for a few straight days. And that cuts into my Kimmy time drastically.

It hurts when I'm not with her. And listening to certain songs messes with my heart. Much like "Transatlanticism" with it's lyrics:
"The distance is quite simply much for me to row, it seems farther than ever before. I need you so much closer."

And "Third Engine" by my guys Saves the Day:
"And the other week I hopped on a train cutting through state lines to come to you."

"Sometimes a train can't go as fast as I want it to."

"Did you know, my sweet, that I once took the liberty of watching you in your sleep?"

"Third Engine" was always my favorite STD song (next to "Jodie, which is the greatest Saves the Day song they will ever write and play) and how fitting is it that it became a song that's basically dedicated to my girlfriend? If I had talent and Chris Conley's genius writting skills, that's the song that I would write for her. Thankfully, Saves the Day wrote it in 1999.

Mmkay, that's all I'm gonna write. I decided to write because I was listening to "Third Engine" and got to thinking about Kimmy which I always do and it made me want to jot things down.

I'm out.

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It's complete [29 Aug 2006|11:45am]
[ mood | ecstatic ]



Girlfriend that I love......Check.


Yes. After 20 years and 8 months I HAVE MY LICENSE!!!!!!!

Oh I'm excited, baby. To celebrate this occassion, I'm going to the entire Sox/Tampa Bay series. Well, I was going anyway, but now there's more reason to be happy.

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[15 Aug 2006|10:53am]
3 Jager Bombs. 3 rum and cokes. 3 beers. 2 shots.

Yeah, I got pretty blitzed last night. That's how you gotta spend Monday nights!
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[12 Aug 2006|06:33pm]
I know I don't update, but I'll leave you with this:

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[26 Jul 2006|06:52pm]
As of tomorrow, I will officially be a Target Terrorizer.

Yep. I'm gonna be working at Target. Orientation tomorrow from 12-5. Let's hear it for paychecks again!
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[23 Jul 2006|12:22am]
retrojunk.com is the best site ever.

But it's making me relieve my childhood and I'm realizing it's dead. Muppet Babies, Dumbo's Circus, The Flintstone Kids, Fraggle Rock, Under the Umbrella Tree, Zoobilee Zoo, Bucky O'Hare, David the fucking Gnome.

Sigh. I miss being little watching cartoons on Nick.
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[19 Jul 2006|01:24pm]
Time for one of my usual random tidbits for this place.

-I've got an interview for a job on Thursday at 10 in the A.M. I needs me some money dammit.

-I played some home run derby today and blasted a homer. I was so pumped I circled the bases afterwards. Haha. I'm cool.

-The Sox starting pitchers are pissing me off so god damn much. And what's odd is the pitcher who I hate with a passion is the only one doing good. Damn you, Garland!

-Continuing with the Sox subject, they need to let McCarthy pitch more. Speaking of Brandon, myself and Kim will be hitting up next Wednesday's game against the Twins and I will be sporting my McCarthy jersey shirt. Damn straight.

-I'm driving a lot now. Just cruising around, practicing, going to the store to pick up stuff. I'm rocking out to Wolfmother and DragonForce and Saves the Day while I'm driving. It's awesome.

-I've got a cell now. So rock on to that. If you want the digits, just hit me up here or on AIM.

-I watched the first Pirates movie finally. We've had the dvd since it was released and I've just been a slacker. Mainly because when it came out in theaters I really didn't wanna see it. I'm slapping myself for that. Captain Jack is awesome. And he asked the most important question to ever be asked: "But why is the rum gone!?"

-Me and Kimmy are coming up on 8 months next week. Wooooo to that. :)

I'm out, everyone. Much love.

P.S. Thank you, Vanz for the awesomeness that is Dr. Tran!
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[05 Jul 2006|02:08am]
I was bored and couldn't sleep. Sooooooo I made this.

I'm going to bed now.
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doomed to detonate on delivery [02 Jul 2006|10:53pm]
So last night I had a pretty good breakdown. I was with Kimmy and at first it started off with me talking about how I'm pretty much broke and then went on to me being a disappointment (in my mind) to my mom and then just a bunch of other stuff and I just let it all out. Dear GOD, it wasn't a pretty sight but thankfully I had Kim there to help me through that rough little moment there. Aww. She means the world to me. Thanks, honey.

Let's see. What else...I've been practicing driving by myself. I'm having fun doing it. I'll just go out and get in the car and just cruise around the Harbor all by my lonesome. No worries, I'm not swerving or hitting anyone. I'm good.

I got me my own phone finally. I rock. Yes I do.

I'm going to the Taste of Chicago on Thursday. Yep. That'll rock fo sho.

I love One Life to Live.

I'm out this beeeyotch.
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