9.29.07

Accommodations

Alright, so the living arrangements fell through. That damn 5% showed up. Now I get to go apartment hunting! Yay! </sarcasm>

If anyone knows of a good place to get a studio/efficiency in Findlay, OH let me know at .

9.27.07

Job Opportunity

Quote, Findlay Courier, Classifieds:

The Courier is seeking a year-round contract photographer to shoot assigned news and sports photos in the Findlay area, both day and night, on weekdays and weekend. Contract photographers are paid by the photo. Must have own digital camera. Multimedia skills also would be helpful. Send resume and examples of work to Randy Roberts, photographer, The Courier

Sweet…

*Begins Typing Resume*

I feel old and young at the same time.

I just had the weirdest sensation of old and young duality…

I saw a big guy, six-foot-something, mostly muscle… Whenever I see guys like this, I always think they’re upper-classmen and older than me. But then he turns around and his shirt says “(Something) High School – Class of ’06″.

Oh yeah, I’m the upper-classman. He’s two years younger than me. Fuck.

I hate it even more when it happens on high school visit days.

9.25.07

Maturity

Lately, I find myself dwelling on the subject of maturity. Moreover, I find myself dwelling on my lack thereof.

I recently celebrated my twenty-second birthday. In previous eras, a man of my age would have been well into his career, most likely married, and probably the father of several children. It appears, however, that I have not matured very much beyond the level I was at in High School. I still live with my parents, and I still have the same pathetic part-time job I did in high school.

Until recently, this situation hadn’t bothered me greatly because, until recently, there has been no higher level of maturity expected of me. That comfortable situation changed when I proposed to my girlfriend. My engagement, combined with my upcoming college graduation this spring, gives me the feeling that there is an overwhelming expectation on the part of everyone I know for me to be an adult.

I am somewhat apprehensive…

I’m sorry, “apprehensive” might not be the best word. Let me rephrase that.

I am in a state of abject terror at the prospect of the drastic changes expected of me. At the same time, I’ve come to the realization that I need to force myself to make these changes. Not just for the sake of pleasing those who expect me to change, but also for myself. I can’t continue along the path of least resistance if I ever want to get anywhere in life. I certainly can’t continue that way if I plan on getting married.

To simplify things for myself I’ve organized my need for maturity into areas for improvement (most important first):

  1. Residential. I need to get out of my parents’ house. (I have a lead and enough cash saved to follow it, so this may be improved soon. 95% chance it’ll work out.)
  2. Vocational. I need a new job. I’ve been working too hard for too long for too little pay.
  3. Fiscal. If I’m living on my own, I’ll need to manage my money a lot better than I’ve done in the past.
  4. Health. In two parts:
    • Nutritional. I may act like I’m in high school, but I eat like I’m in Kindergarten. Breakfast needs to be better than pop tarts. Dinner needs to be better than a candy bar and soda.
    • Exercise. I’m in the range between husky and fat. I eat horribly, but it’s balanced by being overworked. If I get a new job, I’ll need to do something active to keep from looking like Jabba the Hutt. Plus, losing some weight couldn’t hurt.
  5. Appearance. I need to look like an adult. I basically only wear t-shirts with humorous sayings and/or illustrations, and I don’t think I own any pants not made of denim.
  6. Productivity and Time Management. I need to get things done that I say I’m going to do, and get them done sooner.
  7. Social. I’m no good with people. This is an area of improvement that would be very beneficial in the job market.

People who know me might suggest I put “Social” higher on the list, but if I can get away with all this without dealing with people, that’s fine with me.

If you have any suggestions for other areas of improvement, advice on how to better myself, or job/apartment offers, please let me know. It takes a village to raise a child, but it probably takes more to fix the village idiot.

9.23.07

Howdy

Well, hello there internet user! It seems you’ve stumbled upon my brand new blog. As you can see… there’s not much here. That’s because it’s NEW!!!

So anyways, I’m Robert and I’ll be your host for this blog. Here, you’ll be able to read my musings on life, love, philosophy, art, and any other pointless drivel I happen to be thinking about.

If you feel like being entertained until I post something relevant, head on over to my comic. You might laugh a bit.