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Stuck Between Three Worlds... And An Idea...

Well in my last blog I talked how I had a bad reaction to some medicine and to recap, made me dizzy and loose balance which in turn caused be to fall down the stairs since it was a really bad spell, and in the process, destroyed my tablet and forcing me to get a new one.   Now back to our regularly scheduled blog...   The new tablet I picked up was the iPad mini 3 (Apple's newest edition) since I needed a tablet that was small but could run the eTextbook program and still keep me in the tec

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Why You Should Always Be Careful When Taking Medicine

Ugh. The past few days have not been fun at all. My back's been acting up since Thursday after Physical Therapy and the muscle relaxer they had me on was not helping at all. Instead it started to make things worse up until yesterday where all the excitement happened.   I've been on this med for just over two weeks now with no effect so the doctor ordered the dose to be raised a level. Well that was last Monday. Since then I experienced all the wonderful side-effects the medicine could offer (d

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On Becoming A Teacher... And A Back Update

While I was MIA from Gay Authors (Stupid life events getting in the way) I took a lot of technology classes offered by Microsoft and CompTIA to keep myself up to date on current technology and what not. Because of this I ended up changing my college major from a BS in Information Technology heavy in the security field to a B.S.Ed Career and Technical Education/Business, Computer, and Information Technology Education Program (Long winded title for Information Technology Teacher). I'm still attend

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Times They Are A Changing

So I'm back after an extended soul searching, life reaffirming, dealing with government idjits period (and brain searching, seriously if anyone finds my brain please tell it to come home!! My skull's getting cold and lonely) I've decided to come back to a community that's been there for me in the past and continue to lend my support for Gay Authors.   In the time that I was gone I noticed that a good friend of mine has passed away and I was sadden to see the post about Trebs. He was in so many

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Windows, Linux and OSX... Oh My!

Well, I've recently upgraded both my laptop and tablet to Windows 8.1 (well, 8.1 update 1 but as we all know it's a service pack so nice try Microsoft) and I'm finding that I'm liking the revision that they did. It brought back more of the desktop experience which is what a lot of people like and missed with the original Windows 8. So to me Microsoft, with the latest update, turned it into Windows 7 with a brand new start menu interface.   Now don't get me wrong I am by no means a Microsoft fa

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My coming back story...

As you may or may not know I've been absent from GA for a bit and recently came back and not only re-connected with people but am making new friends in the process.   Awhile back I was working as a youth support specialist for at risk (read really really super bad) youth. At first the job was good and I was able to work with some but as time went on, the general trend of the kids changed. About a year into the job I was involved in what we call an intervention where we have to basically get an

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Time Away, Time Back

Well it's nice to see new faces here on GA and after taking time away for a multitude of reasons, I gotta say I'm looking foreword to re-connecting with people.   I've taken some time to write, take pictures and get centered and healthy again. A couple of trips to the ER, a new chronic but manageable diagnosis, work being crazy and volunteering with LGBT youth tends to make life extremely crazy.   Today, I had a seizure which is something that hasn't happened to me in God knows how long and

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Blueberry Iced Tea...

Yes. Blueberry Iced Tea, I made a batch when I got home from work and I'm letting it sit overnight so it'll be a nice yummy treat for tomorrow.   Well if you haven't noticed my last status update, I got dumped by the army medic I was seeing and it was very disheartening to experience and deal with, but I'm working through it (and did some retail therapy... I got a new pair of Oakley Whiskers ).   I'm starting back to school in the spring, figured I'd delay by a semester since I just started

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Defying Gravity

Today I decided to defy gravity, and well it hurt. I fell down...   But in all seriousness I found that being unemployed has given me time to work on things that seem to have crept up on me. I've been focusing inward on myself and doing some reading about Freud and Jung, two of the psychologists who seem to make some sense to me in terms of people and the like (hard to explain and for me to do that would take all day). Unfortunately all this reading has lead to a decline in my social life and

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A Lesson in Life with a bit of an update in it...

Two new addictions have come to the surface in my life... 1) Lemmon pound cake from Starbucks and 2) Three Region Blend coffee from Starbucks...   So yea it's crunch time and it's becoming a hassle to get things done at work before finishing my last day tomorrow, getting things packed up that I have left before I finally move in Officially on Sunday, getting all my stuff together to make life easier when I go to get my car registered, plates for it, inspected and also to get my license. On top

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Darkness is clinging to me...

It's official... In two weeks I'm moving to PA permanently and I'm scared. I can't focus on anything nor can I get anything done...   I've been trying to distract myself with reading but it's not working... I've been talking to people but I feel like I'm being annoying so I stopped... I've only been talking to people I care for but it's not working...   It's scary to move away from your parents but I feel like I'm not doing anything right... I feel as if I'm creeping back to my dark aide ag

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Darkness is clinging to me...

It's official... In two weeks I'm moving to PA permanently and I'm scared. I can't focus on anything nor can I get anything done...   I've been trying to distract myself with reading but it's not working... I've been talking to people but I feel like I'm being annoying so I stopped... I've only been talking to people I care for but it's not working...   It's scary to move away from your parents but I feel like I'm not doing anything right... I feel as if I'm creeping back to my dark aide ag

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A Little Project...

Technology is always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes just to drive us all crazy.   Thankfully there are people out there who know how to work technology to the benefit of all, and today I'm going to explain what I'm scheming, I mean working on.   Thanks to a friend of mine and really good author, I'm going to try my hand at making eBooks using a story of his and see what he thinks (he's really picky with the way he wants things). I'm going to be using two ways to do it and writ

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Disappointment to the Extreme

Yesterday I found out I have 4 impacted wisdom teeth that need to come out stat. The dentist told me to make an appointment with an oral surgeon and when I did, I let my job know that I would need to take time off for recovery. I was told off the bat that I was not covered under FMLA and would have to put in an unpaid absence and that they weren't certain if I would get it. When I heard that, I was at a loss for words and began to research it and my employer found a loophole with using my annive

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March is Developmental Disabilities and Intellectual Disabilities Month!

It's March and while most people think of March Madness or Lent or Mardi Gras or St. Patricks Day, it's an important month for me and the clients I work with. As some of you may or may not know, I work for Arc, but a chapter in NJ (not gonna get specific as people might stalk me ) and I happen to work with the month this awareness is all about. I honestly think it's important to bring awareness to the men and women I work with only because no one really thinks about them.   I work with a wide

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New Addiction....

I'm sad to report I have a new addiction, and it's one that's going to be a bugger to quit. I've been doing it for most of today and on and off for the past few weeks. It's driving me insane and hopefully doesn't progress even further. What is this addiction you may ask? Well, I'll let you all know since the first step to quitting is acknowledging your addiction.   I'm addicted to scrabble.   Save me.... saaaavvvveeee mmmmmeeee.....

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Schrödinger's Cat

Schrödinger's Cat   This is a commonly used idea in regards to describe a paradox in which a cat is placed in a box with a vial of poison with a hammer held overhead. A radioactive isotope is used to fray the hammer's string holding it up and once it breaks, if it does, the cat exists in two phases, living and dead because the box holding the poison and cat are opaque. The two planes of existence are only broken when one supersedes the other by intervention of another plane of existence. The

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Bye bye moto droid...

Well I ain't gonna miss it anytime soon, my droid phone. It's been acting up and not hanging up on calls when I end them, and the screen was messed up as well as in it wouldn't read my touches right. Maybe I gave it a bad touch... But who knows and who cares. I hate android... Well moto droid.   So I went out last night and replaced it with, yes an iPhone on Verizon. I LOVE it. I got all my old apps from the iPad on here (that are compatible) and I also got a few new ones. It's faster then my

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Moving, or as I call it, a lobotomy.

Furniture? Check. Electronics, files, other important stuff? Check. Massive bills paid off? Nope. New job? Nope.   It's hard moving from one area to another, and right now I'm stuck in transition between one and the other. I've been attending certification classes for my current field, but they mean a whole hill of beans because most jobs want me to have at least an associates degree with the certifications, a bachelors without. So, I'm looking around still at different agencies and hospita

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Bit of an update...

Where to start? Oh yea... my cars a hunk of junk and I got iced in last night... woo...   I'm just about moved in now, all I have left is to transfer my car insurance and the rest of my clothes, books and files and I'm all set. Last night I went out and bought the last thing I wanted for my move, which is fun. I got myself the new MacBook Air (128gb HD). I've been loving every minute with it and now I'm working over to switching to entirely MobileMe and leaving google for the most part. It's n

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It's My Life

It's a good Bon Jovi song and says a lot about what I'm feeling right now and what I'm dealing with.   As you may or may not know, I have an overbearing mother who thinks the world revolves around her and everyone should drop what they're doing at her beck and call. I'm not being over dramatic, but honest with this statement. I'm in the process of moving to Pennsylvania and finding a job (and I have a few leads that I'm following up on) which is taking up most of my time. I also have a lot goi

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Getting better

Well, I'm getting better in both the physical and mental sense of the word. I've gotten things under control at work which has lowered my stress level and also my anxiety level of trying to get things done in a short time. I'm doing better also with job hunting and getting my things ready to move to the burbs of Philly PA. I talked with my doc and he gave me some advice on how to work things out and how to start with things and he also gave me an insight into what's going on in my head.   He s

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Depression and Anxiety

Weeeellll....   If you suffer from depression, or know anyone who suffers from depression you know how much of a pain in the ass it can be to deal with and get under control. Couple that with having an anxiety disorder and you got yourself a bowl full of fun. Why am I talking about this you may ask? It's simple lately, I feel off my rocker lately and I've been doing my best to deal with the situation, but I just can't get a hold on it. It feels like trying to hold sand in your hand without let

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Work stuff

A few day's ago I got a call on my way home from seeing Joe that one of my residents passed away unexpectedly. Not a good call to get when you're driving down I-195 at about 75 miles an hour (okay I was speeding so sue me). Thankfully I had the peace of mind to pull over right away and calm down before resuming my trip home.   When I got home I told mom what happened (she worked with the same client when she was at Arc) and told her how I was feeling, which is hard to explain, but I tried. I t

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Cataclysm Dec 7th

Lord. It was only time before I found a new addiction to mess with me <.<   I just pre ordered Cataclysm for World of Warcraft and won't be heard from for at least a week... sad really...   Any who My back is killing me of late so this is what the doc ordered... a lot of R&R when I get home so I'll be laying down and playing this (I'm gonna roll a Worgen!!!!)   Hmmm what else... oh! Expect another sneak peak soon with my story     Eric

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