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I've been quiet lately because I haven't really had anything to talk about.

I'm looking for work. I've had a few nibbles, but no place has gone for the bait. So I've been sitting here and sending out more resumes. In the meantime, I'm not even sure if I want to continue with this line of work anymore. I'm really getting tired of working for a year and then losing my job again. But I don't know what else I can do that will pay me enough to support myself. Blah.

Saturday was relatively warm, so I was able to go into the city and walk around in The Village a bit, something I haven't had the chance to do much lately. It's interesting how the bars and skanky gay sex shops up and down Christopher Street have slowly been replaced with more respectable businesses over the past 20 years. It's debatable whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. It's friendlier, for sure, but there was that raw thrill of being in a tawdry place that isn't there anymore (at least not as strongly).

I'm trying to stay off of Facebook, unsuccessfully, because every time I look I see more things about President Rump that just irritate me more. Seriously, America, how did that happen? Really, I just want to see what people are up to, and I get sucked in to yet another thing that the pompadour-in-chief is blowing his top over. Seriously, I've had enough.

I've now been on the topiramate for the migraines long enough that most of the truly awful side effects have stopped bothering me (maybe it's just as well that I've had a break from work). And I'm still on clomipramine for mental health and to help with the migraines. Funny how I'm tolerating a 50 year old psych medication better than a modern one. The only problem is that this combination is kind of sedating, so I frequently find myself taking a nap around lunchtime.

That's all I got for now.

Date: 2017-01-26 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wantedonvoyage.livejournal.com
Sorry, I didn't know you had been let go.

Christopher St is terribly respectable and awfully boring now.

And I am right with you on Facebook. Even people I agree with are driving me crazy.
Edited Date: 2017-01-26 05:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-01-26 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richaarde.livejournal.com

I've been quiet about being let go. I've kept it off of FB entirely.

I'm starting to see what older gay guys are saying when they say that gay culture is slipping away. On the one hand, it means that gay relationships are normalized and people are just going to regular bars now, and we don't need a subculture to feel safe. On the other hand, the tawdry stuff was kind of fun in its own way, and you really have to look hard to find any of it.

Sooner or later, everyone is going to get tired of yet the latest bunch of crazy directives from the Oval Office. It's good to hear about all this stuff, but it also wears you thin. I'm tired of hearing about it. And Rump hasn't even been in office for a week yet. Ugh.

Date: 2017-01-26 08:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theacidqueen.livejournal.com
I'm having the same Facebook struggle. It certainly isn't helping my mental well-being.

Date: 2017-01-26 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richaarde.livejournal.com

It's irritating as all heck. And every little new scandal gets repeated and re-repeated in an echo chamber for the next day after it happens.

Date: 2017-01-26 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theacidqueen.livejournal.com
I'm even sick of the memes and infographics at this point.

Date: 2017-01-26 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flirting.livejournal.com
What kind of work do you do? What kind of work would you like to do?

I agree with you about social media, especially Face Book. Too much political crap, its getting annoying and making me go "AAAH!". I try not to go on if I don't need to, but most of the time I am on there trying to see pictures of family and that's it.

Date: 2017-01-26 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richaarde.livejournal.com

I work for architects. Generally, this involves drafting plans, code research, product research, going to buildings to document existing conditions, managing paperwork while projects are under construction, etc. As to what I want to do, I have no idea.

The politics on FB has just been insane lately.

Date: 2017-01-28 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flirting.livejournal.com
Sounds really interesting. I bet it can be a pain though at the same time.

Oh my goodness, yes it has. Totally agree there!

Date: 2017-01-29 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yesididit2.livejournal.com
i hate job searching. wish you luck.

i've been avoiding facebook (what little i'm on there) because its too much negative. i just cant take all the negative.

drugs are funny like that. new isnt always better. i know some people who are on MAOI's despite the dietary restrictions and such. because they work, and thats what matters.

Date: 2017-01-29 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richaarde.livejournal.com
Thanks, regarding the job search.

FB has been an absolute madhouse ever since Rump was sworn in. I'm trying not to contribute to it (not always successfully, I can't stop myself), but it's just been a total echo chamber of the same thing over and over. On the one hand I respect that it's our civic duty to stay informed. On the other hand.... sheesh.

I've heard that MAOIs are pretty terrible, but if that's what worked for me and nothing else did, then I would do it in a heartbeat.

Interestingly enough, the same foods that you need to avoid for MAOIs will also trigger migraines. So I am already sort of following an MAOI diet (although not as rigorously) to avoid getting migraines.

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