Friday, July 27, 2018

Bloggity Blog Blog...

I know. It's been a while. I'm sorry. I've been busy.

No. Seriously. Busy.

As in working. For a living. And having somebody PAY me for it.

Back in January, I was hired by a publishing company in Evanston. Yes, THAT publishing company. (For those "regular" readers of this blog, you know which publishing company I mean.) I worked there for a few months and was relatively happy with it--the pay was crap and the location was on the ass end of one of Chicago's near-in suburbs, but it got me out of the house for ten hours a day (including commute time to and from).

In May, I got the chance to interview with a downtown advertising agency, where a LOT of friends from my former agency days wound up. So, I went downtown...and nailed it down.

Now? Instead of having no view whatsoever at a low-paying gig, I can look down the Chicago River at the Civic Opera House, the Sears Tower (yes, I know, its name has changed...I don't care) and a bunch of other city landmarks. Also? I can walk over to the Merchandise Mart (another landmark) and eat lunch whenever I want. (Expensive as fuck, but damn, so good.)

And my health? So far, so good. (knocks on...not sure what this desk is made of...wood? particle board? plastic?). point is this: I'll be here more often. Maybe I'll even post a new movie review or two. (Once I've actually seen a few new movies. Which I haven't. Yet.)

I'm not going anywhere.

Monday, September 11, 2017

So...Wassup, Interwebs?

Sorry I've been away so long, but things have been going down on this end--not necessarily good things, either. Can't go into details, but suffice it to say I'm Ok--both physically and mentally.

Still looking for work, though. If anybody out there needs a proofreader, let me know. I'm ready and able to go!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy(ish) 2017! New Year!(?)

I promise to be around here more this year. The past two years have been personal nightmares--two heart attacks, long convalescence period at Mom's house, the loss of my apartment and, unfortunately, my subsequent suicide attempt.

Rest assured that I'll be around here more, reflecting on the past, updating the present and hoping for the future. For now, though, know that I'm OK.

Not great. Not awful. Just OK.

But that's better than the alternative(s), yes?

More later...


Saturday, August 27, 2016

So...Where was I?

Hi, Kids. Sorry I've been gone for so long. I've had issues over here. Namely...

In late June 2015, I suffered two (count 'em, TWO) heart attacks--one out on the street, the second in the emergency room. I spent weeks in the hospital and have been recovering at my mom's house ever since.

The good news? I'm just about fully recovered. My body bounced back slowly but surely, but it took a while for my memory to rebound. You could tell me something at nine, and by 9:15 I'd have completely forgotten the conversation. Now? Much better, but still with occasional lapses.

The bad news? I've got a shit-ton of bills, am in danger of losing my apartment, La Casa del Terror, and am in desperate need of a job.

Anyone out there need an awesome proofreader who's willing to work for whatever you're willing to pay? I know one who's available--NOW!