It’s going to be a looooong Tax Season

Week 3 of tax season and the February calendar is so full we had to open the March calendar 3 days early. Now don’t get me wrong this is a good thing as more people means more business for us but man almost every night we have clients up to 7:00 PM. This means I will not get to leave until 8-9 PM and Eddy doesn’t leave until 9-11 PM. This leaves little wind down time for us when we get home which leads to less sleep. With less sleep I get sick more often and it takes long for me to recover. At least we get Sunday’s off…for now…=)

As for my knee I still cannot completely straighten it and it’s difficult for me to walk in the morning. If I take some advil the pain goes away and I can walk normally but doing this makes me feel older than I am. I really should go see a doctor…=/

Game Night

Dylan and Scott are hosting game night tonight. I find it amusing that Scott didn’t tell Dylan that they were hosting a game night…hell he wasn’t even on the FB chat that Scott sent out. I hope to introduce the group to some new games that Tabletop introduced me to. We’ve been playing the usual games like Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens but I would like to branch out and try other games. Why? Because they are fun and more importantly…I spent money buying them and want them to be played…=) . I want to play some of my other games like Gloom, Wits and Wagers, Chez Geek, and Flux. When I play these games with my family I find they like them and I hope my friend will enjoy them as well…I just need to brush up on the rules of some of the games I have…=)

Quote of the Day!

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

–Neil Gaimen

Gout’s almost gone!

Well my gout is almost gone. I can pretty much walk normally now but if I let my foot sit idle for too long it takes about 10 seconds of warming up before I’m walking normally again. I hope by tomorrow morning I’ll be back to normal and I can go on my nightly walks again.

I grow tired of being pear shaped and exercising is one of the ways I can get back into shape…well that and eating right. However I like bad food too much ATM so I’m gonna go for exercise and try for some middle ground…=)

Will I ever reach a  5k, 10k, half or full? Time will tell. However if I do reach one of those…one of them will be Beat the Blearch.

2016 Birthday Kirby!

This is the 2016 Birthday Kirby! You will see this on your FB feed on your birthday…assuming you tell FB when your birthday is and you make it so your friends can see it. I’m too lazy to keep track otherwise…=)

Happy Birthday!!!

Kirby’s so excited he’s flipping tables! (?°?°??? ???
(It seems WordPress cannot display the special characters I need so you’ll just have to wait for your birthday to see it)

2015 Tax Season!

Wow…has it really been 5 years since my last post? Holly hanna! I’m back baby! (though not sure if this will be on a permanent basis).

Anyway…as the title it is now officially tax season. This will bring long hours, sickness, hair pulling, girl scout cookies, and funny stories. This year hasn’t started out too well as I was trying to get back into shape…I hurt my knee AND had a gout flare up. Yay for me! This time around it has take longer for the gout to go away. Usually  it takes around 2-3 days after I start taking the indomethacin for the gout to to go away and I can walk freely again. It has now been 5 days and my knee and foot are still swollen and it’s still hard to walk about. It’s easier than it was 5 days ago but still troubling. This however is just more inspiration for me to get back into shape. I grow tired of my pear shaped body.

We hired a new girl to at work for tax season. She’s a bit green but she’s eager and friendly. I think she’ll go the distance ::knocks on wood:: That said I need to refine my training skills so I can unload more of the workload on to her so I can concentrate on the work I need to take care of during the day.

That’s it folks! I will try to post more here as this is a great way to remember past events in my life.

Quote of the day!

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”

–Leonard Limoy

Rest In Peace Frack the Hamster

Over the last few days I’ve noticed that Frack has been acting lethargic and walking with a hunched back.  After some research I came to the conclusion that she was nearing the end of her life.  She was at the ripe old age of 1.5 years and she lead a happy hamster life.  Frack always had plenty of food, water, toilet paper rolls to crawl through, a wheel to run on and a house to live in.  It was hard watching her slowly pass away and I tried to hold her as much as possible to try and comfort her.  She even fell asleep a couple of times!  I will miss her.

Quote of the day!

“Squeek squeek squeek!”  (rough translation: Give me treats or I poop in your hand!)

–Frack the Hamster

In loving memory of Clara Crawford

Clara Crawford died today.  My heart goes out to Kenny…I cannot even begin to understand the pain that he is going through right now.  It came so suddenly…a lot of us couldn’t even believe that it was Clara Crawford…it must have been some other Clara that we knew because the Clara we knew was just fine and dandy.  We all had just seen her three days ago at her house warming party where she was laughing and talking…generally having a grand old time.  She even yelled at us for putting that free couch on her lawn =)  Well…not so much yelled but more like a playful angry shout…=)  My heart also goes out to Clara’s family and everybody else who knew her…we will miss her…I will miss her.

Quote of the day!

“thanks everyone who came to her house warming party and frowns up those who put that damn couch on her lawn.  you KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!”

–Clara Crawford in response to us putting that damn couch on her lawn…=)

Hacked…again and some other stuff =)

So once again my site was hacked…but it wasn’t wordpress it was the actual web server =(  Luckly they didn’t do too much damage before I noticed and was able to change my passwords and do some clean up.  I was a bit worried for a bit there though…wordpress is easy to recover cause I do backups of that every week…but the entire web server…never thought I’d have to worry about that.  However I choose to look at this latest hack attempt as a lesson to not only backup wordpress but my entire web server….so thanks Mr. Hacker Person for teaching me an important lesson…=)

So I started to RP again…a superhero and a Call of Cthulhu campaign  GM’d by Dave “D” Dukellis.  For the superhero campaign I am not playing my usual liquid metal guy but as guy with teleportation powers.  My character’s name is Don Jon and his alter ego is Bamf.  It’s gonna be strange having to dodge bullets and stuff this time around.  Call of Cthulhu was always one of my favorite systems to RP with.  Mostly cause it’s dark and kinda scary….I mean how often do you play a game where blood coming down from the walls is just a normal part of the game?  =)  I’m also excited cause I finally live in a place where I can actually host the games and not worry about living in a crappy apartment in a bad neighborhood with no parking.

Quote of the day!

“Did you know dolphins are just gay sharks?”

–Britney from Glee

New news!

So…I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.  Good news is I recently moved in with my good buddy Brad to a safer neighborhood and that my rent has been reduced by a fair amount.  Bad news is my blog go hacked and I had to do a fresh install.  Thank you WP DB Manager for helping me get my blog back up and running!

Anyhoo…the new place is great!  Needs some fixing up but it’s tolerable AND I can throw parties now…cause throwing a party in a studio apartment would kinda suck…=)  It’s a 3 bed/1 bath house with a fairly large back yard and as I stated earlier the neighborhood is way safer than where I was in Long Beach.  My room is smaller than the studio but with the public areas (kitchen, living room etc) I have more space over all.  A few things need to be fixed up in the house but that’s gonna be taken care of by the land lords soon…but I don’t mind because well…I’m out of Long Beach finally =)

Hacked blog…Christ I’m embarrassed…not sure if it was my fault or just an issue with wordpress 2.9.2 and some sorta security hole.  I’m kinda glad now that not many people read my blog because it was trying to inject a virus in to computers as they loaded up my front page…=(  I can say however that this was a recent thing…probably with in the last week…so if you actually visited my site within that time I would run a virus scan just to be on the safe side.  Again thank you WP DB Manager for helping me get my site up and running with little to no effort on my part.  =)

Quote of the day!

“Nom Nom Nom”

–Pretty much anybody that eats something yummy

Colds and Coughs

So for the past week I’ve had a pretty bad cough…to which I blame my runny nose.  Starting at around eighteen years of age…I decided to not take medication for a simple cold or cough.  Why?  Mostly cause when I took stuff like DayQuil or NyQuil they only worked for an hour or two if at all.  So anyway….this past week has been bad.  I can’t sleep any longer than a few hours before I start to have a coughing fit and forces me to sit up because if I lay back down I just cough even more.  I decided that it’s been many years since I made the decision to not take medication and to give them another shot.  I try NyQuil first…same basic result…I’m okay for about an hour or two then I start to cough.  I then try to find a maximum strength type cold/flu/cough type medication…cant’ find anything.  Feeling a bit disappointed and a bit desperate I try Tylenol Cold Mult-Symptom and surprise surprise…same result.  I was hoping that either NyQuil or Tylenol’s Cold stuff would knock me out for at least four to five hours but I didn’t feel drowsy at all.  Now I could just take say…double the dose…but I don’t know enough about these medicines to make such a call and I’m too lazy to google it….=)

One good thing did come out of me buying these medications though…I found the aftershave I thought was discontinued…=)

Quote of the day!

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils …”

–Louis Hector Berlioz