It’s aliiiive!

Posted in Useless information., Work with tags , on April 12, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Hello everyone, firstly I apologise for my absence of late. It’s been crazy and boring. The next week and this week preceding it have been extremely busy due to Record store day. That and we’ve been focusing on getting some music made. The down side of all this creativity is that I’ve been unable to write a post in the last few weeks. I’m writing at the moment when I should be practicing. 

That said I’m sitting in the garden drinking a beer and enjoying the rare instance that the British weather blesses us with sunshine. I’m also drinking too much lately. As a nation we tend to turn to alcoholism as soon as the sun comes about. Maybe it should be listed on the census as a religion next to Jedi. 

I’ve had various ideas for posts that I’ve lost between being tired, drunk and or dealing with everyday normal bullshit. I’m actually thoroughly irritated with work. The boss of the company as a whole complained that I was pulling four orders at once. He was concerned about mistakes even though I never made one when using that method. I’m pushing up the efficiency of our workplace as a whole and he’s worried about a simple innovation. 

This is probably why company stocks aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. I understand his concern but I’m currently the best at my job and having a positive impact on the company as a whole, it’s hard to see that from your comfortable chair in your air conditioned office. 

Yes that’s the sound of resentment. As a manager I understand his concerns but at the same time not addressing your problem with the employee in question and sending an email is cowardly. Leadership skills man. People respect you more if you address them personally and if you don’t have the balls to do so then you shouldn’t be in management. 

So I’m thoroughly dissatisfied with work, I’d address him personally but if nothing will come of it and he’s not confident enough to address me in a constructive manner then what’s the point? My personal life is going steady, nothing to report on there. I’m in studio on Monday then back to work on Tuesday for the week from hell.

I will get back to posting, this blog has suffered. I’ve been meaning to post a lot but all those intentions have, this far amounted to nothing. I will get to it within the next fortnight.

Again, all apologies.

Bored Inc.

Posted in Useless information. with tags on March 24, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

So here I am sitting on my ass bored, I could practice language or write something for the music project but I can’t be asked and the person I really want to talk to is sleeping. I’m feeling a little lost. I don’t know what to do with myself. 

It’s the busiest two weeks of the year at work so you can imagine the kind of day I’ve had, I saved some time with the ecig smoking as I work. I can get away with it because nobody really cares and I’m in a position of leverage where I am required. I work and they let me do as I please within reason. 

Back to my point, I am so very bored. Read the news, took a shower, cooked dinner and now I’m writing here but after I finish here then what do I do. I know one thing I could do is work out but I just did an hour day and I can’t be bothered. I could do with dropping a few kilos. I should open up a suggestion box or maybe a kickstarter for greater disposable income, I wouldn’t mind going out right now, even alone.


Here I go again…

Posted in General with tags , , on March 23, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Getting ready for another week, I’m glad the previous one is over. Spent some time intoxicated and got a very rare hangover, not even a bad one but a hangover for me is so uncommon it’s notable. This has been a time of beer and late nights but it hasn’t been unproductive. Music is beginning to take form ideas developed and a solid track has been produced and we’ve set a deadline. The work is a lot more focused now. 

Now I can afford it I’ve upgraded and got a better e-cigarette , on that note I feel like an idiot for not realising the cardiovascular effects of nicotine in my previous post about possible health issues. Might be useful for a study one day, who knows. I’ve also been making a more coordinated effort to learn Portuguese because as I said previously it looks like she’s gonna be around for a while, relationship is strong enough to survive this long so I figure it is worth making such an investment.

Work is going well, got my system, cracks in the place are showing but it’s all good. Sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. I’d like things to run a bit smoother before the biggest day for sales in the year. That’s pretty much everything going on for me. The week is over. So why am I not sitting here completely satisfied like I should be? Feels like there’s something missing. For someone who has spent their day smoking I’m sure doing a dangerous amount of thinking right now.



Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Now that I have money to spend this has become very relevant to me. I went down to the bank and had a new account opened up with all the utilities I require. I’ve received the card, my credit rating is glorious and I’m good to go but there is one thing that bothers me.

Contactless payment, since when has this been a standard service? I don’t know of any places that support this and as I understand it this service is still in its infancy. I’m skeptical about its security and will avoid using it. I’ve been wondering all week how long it will be until you register as having paid for something you never received or purchased.  How long before someone can rob you using a laptop and scanner. I would be surprised if this can’t already be achieved.



Posted in Music with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

Today I had listened to a demo of my friends work and I thinks it finally happened, I heard a track he’d been working on and automatically, other than being impressed by it I had ideas for guitar come flooding to me. My friend is always talking about setting goals so I said to him instead of setting a broad goal he should focus on a single track and release it as a single when it is finished. The conversation was fruitful. We had some beers and went over our ideas, possible direction and we agreed to focus on this one track. To that end we begin at around 11am this morning. I wanted to pick up my guitar as soon as I heard his work unfortunately it was really late when I did listen so I’ve had to wait, what I will say is that this is fucking exciting. 

I hope to really make something of this.


On work…

Posted in Work with tags , , , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

It’s gotten a little interesting I certainly didn’t expect to be the fastest and most accurate guy they have by my third week, I also didn’t expect to be handling all their important orders. Even weirder is having the boss give them to me personally. I’ve been complimented for my initiative a lot. I can see myself moving upward, I’m absorbing information and procedure quicker than they can find new things to teach me. Also working out my own systems to optimise tasks. I’ve been there three weeks and I ended up teaching and introducing a newbie to the place. Basically doing what the boss/ floor managers should be doing. 

That said the people I work with are great for the most part, the job is pretty simple, location convenient and hours even more so. Its great compared to the last hell hole. Still a clusterfuck though. I can see a million ways to improve the place and make our lives easier but management won’t act on it I’m told. I’ve got a new and weird quirk for my cv! I can use an antiquated Linux computer system from the 80’s that is probably in use nowhere else. The engineer who fixes this system if it goes down is 70 years old. So yeah this system is a fossil.

One perk of this job is if I find a vinyl that is deleted I can have it for free even if it’s worth a lot. I already sold an official manhunt soundtrack for a bit. I’m honestly thinking of taking their deleted stock off their hands for free and selling it on as a second income. It’s a win-win because I make money and they don’t have to pay to destroy it. It also frees up space for them. Oh and another thing, spare a thought for me on record store day, it is madness I’m told. 


I think it’s about time.

Posted in Brazil, General, Languages, Relationships with tags , , , on March 15, 2015 by MISANTHROPIST

She’s been in my life for a while now so I figure it’s time to learn her language. Especially since her parents approve of me and things are looking long term. This is one thing I have to be optimistic about if nothing else. Anyway, remember I spoke earlier about educational apps? Well I downloaded a few resources and along with my previous knowledge I should be speaking good Portuguese soon enough. I’m just debating whether to tell her or surprise her later. I was at it for three hours today and I realised that time spent around her family has given me a level of understanding.

I may also need to know this because there is a possibility I could end up in South America, next on the list might have to be Spanish. When I told her before that I’m picking up what she’s saying I don’t think that she understood just how much I comprehend. I don’t know if it’s our cultural differences but I never get tired of her speaking her own language or her small mistakes. It’s actually endearing as fuck.

I guess learning her language is a passive commitment.



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