Spring in the city

The weather is slowly getting warmer and prettier. Too bad I have to be cooped up in an office all day, working. Perhaps one day soon, I will have a successful business of my own and be able to work wherever I please. Until then, I suppose I’ll have to keep working like a slave for my paycheck.

Actually I have a pretty sweet job and should not be whining, it’s a pretty chill place and I make good money.

I am excited about the weekend coming up tomorrow. Anybody have any fun plans?

Preferred List

Myspace is a piece of crap and I can’t find any way to add people to my preferred list, except by knowing your email address. So if you want to be added to my preferred list so you can read all my blogs, please message me your email address.

Thanks

P.S. I definetely need to find a new location for my blog.

YouTube

Thanks to my boss, Michael, I have recently discovered the joy of YouTube at work. Michael likes to watch music videos and SEO (tradecraft) videos while he works. I have decided to follow his lead.

Thus far today, I have listened to Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist, debate the Bishop of Oxford, Nirvana “Smells like Teen Spirit, Erick Liang’s “Crazy Asian Mother”, the longest action video of all time, Gun ‘n Roses “November Rain” among others. My job rocks: I can work on general website link theory while I am entertained.

Richard Dawkins raises some great points on religion vs. atheism, I’m reading his book “The God Delusion” right now. He basically destroys most of the bullshit I thought never made sense when I was first told it by religious teachers in school and church. Yes, I unfortunately went to religious school. Not just religious school, but fundamentalist Christian school- the worst kind. “The Earth is 6,000 years old, no sex ed (you may try to do it if we show you), vote Republican, required church attendance and mandatory chapel weekly, Bible class as a part of the core curriculum (same amount of time spent on that as Math, Science & English), males are in charge of family/school/church/state (kinda cool 😉 ), Women have no sex drive (how they came up with that, i don’t know), husbands can discipline their wives and children, death penalty for every crime, only one token black person allowed” and on and on and on… I could go on forever with enough ridiculous things they taught to crush a soul. It’s amazing I survived.

Biz

I just put up my first income-generating (hopefully) website. It sells F-150 Grille Guards. I am pretty concerned though, because it follows the profile of a “doorway/entry” page. An entry page is a site that is purely made to push traffic from the search engines through to another sales website (in my case AutoAnything). Search engines generally try to ban these as quickly as they can, because some spammers churn out 100,000 pages of them per day. My website actually has some unique, good content written for it, so hopefully this doesn’t happen to me. The awesome thing is is that any sales made on the Auto Anything website within 45 days of the visitor first coming from my site to theirs, I get an 8% commission on and with an average grille costing several hundred dollars, my profit could add up quickly.

Moving

I posted my apartment on Craigslist yesterday and have had a lot of people come by and look at it. The first girl came by when it was only partially cleaned and was obviously horrified and left quickly. I continued to clean for another couple of hours, cleaning the matches, dirt, food and other unsavory items from my carpet. My roommates have to be the two most disgusting people I’ve ever met in my entire life. Some mornings, I’ll get up and walk out and find Jake sitting on this broken down nasty yellow chair (which I threw away yesterday) smoking a cigarette in the damned apartment! Shawn smokes weed nearly continuously and then just vegs out in front of my TV. Everything in the apartment is mine; those guys contributed absolutely nothing. I can’t wait to get out. I had another guy come by last night and say he was very interested, so that’s cool. The sooner I can move out the better.

I am looking at some pretty cool places today, the first one is a 1900 sq. ft. loft with 13 foot ceilings and new carpeting, paint and hardwood floors downtown with a view of the water. Sounds pretty sweet, but it costs $2100 a month, so I will need a roommate or two if I get it. This time around, I’m going to have an extensive roommate interviewing process to make sure i don’t get screwed again. Or better yet, I’ll just get a place by myself.

I feel kind of bad for whoever is going to move into my old apartment, but I suppose better them than me, eh? 😉

Moving sucks

I am getting really frustrated and stressed out about moving.

I am trying to juggle having people come visit my apartment and getting my landlord to give me all the necessary paperwork to sign over my lease with trying to find a new apartment for myself and potentially also needing to find roommates.

Here’s the questions bothering me right now:

-What part of Seattle should I get my new apartment in: U-district so I’m close to friends? Belltown cuz it’s trendy? International District/SoDo since it is close to work?

-When should I allow one of the new people to move in? If they move in before I’m ready to go, I’m screwed, but if I’m not flexible with them I won’t be able to get rid of my dump.

-Should I have roommates in my new apartment? If so, should they be someone I already know? It would be nice to meet new people, but I don’t want to risk getting more dirty as sin roommates…

-How much should I spend on my new apartment? A third of my monthly income? Less and save my money for something cool?

Arrrghh… I should just buy myself an RV and live in that. That way I can live wherever I feel like and if I decide to go to Mexico, I can. I’ll just find myself a nice trailer park somewhere and commute to work in my house.

Problem solved.

Pretty day!

It looks like it will be a beautiful day today, I’m excited to play in the sun for the first time in quite some time.

I think I will go for a run or some sort of cardio exercise and then put on some summery clothes and head outside.

I am not sure what I want to do yet:

Golf?
Frisbee/football/basketball at a park?
Hang out with some friends in the quad?
Maybe take out a boat?

We’ll see. But first, I’m going to spend the next two or three hours working on building my new website.

Lipton Green Tea Tastiness

Lipton Green Tea is what gets me through many of my work days when I don’t feel well. I have gone to work sick before and the only thing that soothes my aching throat is the hot, smooth flavor of Lipton Green Tea. Green tea has many health benefits. It is very high in protective antioxidants (flavanoid antioxidants) and can help your body protect itself against damage from free radicals (these silly molecules hurt your cells). Lipton Green Tea has very high quality and is grown on their own plantations and estates. If you would like to investigate it’s benefits further, just go to your local grocery store and ask them for a box of Lipton Green Tea!