Since I've sort of hit a plateau with going to the gym, my wife got me to go to her pilates class at the gym. Holy hell, those people are in shape and do things I've never even thought of. I don't have the balance to do it well, but I want to go back to the class and keep taking it so I can be at least ok with it. It should be a good addition to the weightlifting and other stuff I do.
As a result of recent ongoing major changes in my life, my wife and I are going dancing now. We signed up for a class (she knows how to dance, I don't) and are going out with friends from work as well. The class is interesting, and I'm not doing too badly. I never would have thought that I was capable of doing it without stepping on people's feet or knocking them down.
More women are flirting with me lately, which might trigger my recluse mode back, but we'll see. I'm not all that attractive, but there are some desperate women here in Houston I think.
Through a fucked up series of events, I may be changing jobs. The odd thing though is that I like working here (relatively speaking), and my manager and his bosses like me, and we all agreed upon me getting a full time job here. Unfortunately, there is an individual in HR that apparently has the ability to override and complicate things at whim. She doesn't know me or anything about me, and despite the fact that my hiring has been approved by my manager, the director, and the VP in charge of this area, she has decided to essentially filibuster it. Why? Just to be a bitch, because I'm not the only one she is trying to screw over badly, and not even the one getting it the worst. The guy she's trying to have deported for having the audacity of working here is probably the worst case I've seen.
Anyway, I was pretty positive about this, and I'm sure that eventually I would get an offer of something, but I'll probably start looking for a job elsewhere now anyway. I'll save them the trouble, or cause more trouble. Either way, I should be fine, but this is pissing me off. This is the latest in a long line of bullshit with this job posting via HR.
This weekend, my wife's sister and the sister's husband are coming to visit us. We'll hang out around here and go see NASA and anything else we can think of, then on Sunday go to San Antonio and watch a basketball game.
Next weekend, my parents and my brother arrive for the weekend and we'll take them to probably a lot of the same stuff. It's cool to have family visit but at the same time this is a bit of a stressful time right now.
I don't watch much TV, so we don't have cable, but I've been watching 24. While it is lame in many ways and bad dialog, the plots can be stupid, etc, it's a great show in many ways. This season started out kind of sucking after an episode or two, but it picked back up this week. It kicks so much ass, and Edgar the fat computer geek died at semi-random. I also like the violence a lot. Jack Bauer (the main character) was trying to get information from a guy working with terrorists, and the guy wouldn't talk. So what did Jack do? He shot the guy's wife in the leg right in front of the husband. Of course, he was a hardass, he still didn't talk, so he had to be brought back to the "office" to be tortured. The show is very entertaining, and I don't understand why people make a big fuss about it politically. It's not like me watching this for entertainment means I support torture, no more than playing Grand Theft Auto means I support selling drugs and killing prostitutes with a flamethrower.
This is the worst movie I've ever seen. Avoid it at all costs. Seriously, if you do get tricked into going somehow, sit at the front, and turn around and watch the audience. It will be more entertaining than the movie. If I ever meet anyone involved with that film, I will hit them. Yes, even the girls.
I'm off, maybe I'll post another diary sooner than I did this time. In any case, I still read this site but don't have a lot of time to post anymore.
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