Sunday, October 15, 2017

Back to the Menial Surfdom

Do you remember when I mentioned that promotion? Well, now I’m demoted back to my old position. It was actually per my request. Here’s the scoop:

When I applied for the position, I thought I’d get along great with my new coworkers… Well I was half right. I got along great with my new boss… but the other guy… Let’s just call him “Martin” (not his real name)… While we seemed to get along on the surface, I really couldn’t stand working with “Martin”.

Of course when I asked for my old job back, I gave the supervisor a different reason because even though I didn’t like working with “Martin”, he’s not a bad guy, and I didn’t want to hurt his feelings. After all, it wasn’t his fault that I didn’t like working with him, and the guy who was “next in line” likes working with “Martin”. It seems everything worked out for the best after all.

Look, I already don’t like to work. I’ve said it many times that if I didn’t have to work for a living, I wouldn’t. Since I have to work for a living 5 to 6 days a week, it better not be something that makes me miserable. Working with Martin made me feel miserable, so it wasn’t worth the extra money.

Oh, and there’s a silver lining… The guy in charge of my department will be retiring in the next 3 to 6 years, and guess who’s the company’s #1 pick to replace him?

That would be me, sweetheart.

Pax,

-f2x

Sunday, October 15, 2017
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Drawing a Blank

It’s a little embarrassing when this happens, but it does. It’s not that there isn’t a lot to talk about, or my muse has taken leave. I’m just really busy right now with things. What kind of things? Well it’s the usual everyday things I’ve alway had to deal with, but these days there seems to be less time to take care of them.

So with all that’s going on, I can’t seem to come up with anything to talk about right now. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

Just wanted to point out something about that filler panel up there. That’s the “new and improved” Brandon. Looks kinda like the old Brandon, but the shading and texturing is done differently. I’m still working on it, but once I get it all done, it should have a cleaner, more professional appearance. Heck, even the couch and lampshades got upgraded.

Pax,

-f2x

Sunday, October 8, 2017
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Running a little behind

So yesterday (Saturday) morning I woke up to another stunning headache. Of course no one knows what’s causing these migraines, but the thing that really gets me is that they typically happen on my days off. This time is was so bad I threw up. It kind of pisses me off, because I had shit to do, and I’m left completely incapable of even basic tasks.

I was kind of busy all last week, what with work and all. It was the end of the month, so mostly 10 hour days. Something I’ve noticed lately… No matter what, I spend at least two hours in the kitchen every day. In any event I had pushed back doing the comic until the weekend, and Friday I was so tired I figured I do it first thing in the morning… And then I got the migraine. It lasted until well into the afternoon. Believe me when I tell you that looking at a screen with a migraine is like stabbing out your eyes with steak knives.

Not to change the subject, but I just noticed that it’s Sunday the 1st. That means there’s going to be a Friday the 13th soon. It’s not that I’m superstitious, but the yokel locals tend to run amok when these sorts of things occur. C’est la vie.

Pax,

-f2x

Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Throwing in the Towel

Two months ago there was an opening in the shop where I work. It was a step up from my usual thing, and the pay was higher to boot. I put in my bid, and on account of my 20 years of seniority, I got the position. I finally felt as though I had “arrived”.

At first, things were OK. I learned a lot, and I thought I was going to fit in well. Unfortunately there were a few things that just didn’t seem like they were working out. Then there was an “incident”. No one got hurt or anything, but it freaked me out.

Everyone kept telling me that it’s happened to everyone in this job, and even though I knew that it did, I just felt very uncomfortable being in that position. The next day I asked for my old job back, the day after that, I made it a little more clear that I wanted my old job back. They gave me my old job back.

So there you have it. I gave it a shot, it wasn’t for me, and I threw in the towel.

Pax,

-f2x

Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Don’t Google “Sunday Rant”

Go on and check the archives. I started doing my “Sunday Rant” back in January of 2016. At the time, I had no idea if the phrase “Sunday Rant” was even a thing. I didn’t actually care. I just like to vent my arbitrary compositions about whatever. Even though I have another website with the word “Soapbox” literally in the title, I chose this little sidebar to be my place to let my inner id hang out.

So about a week ago I decided to Google “Sunday Rant” to see if per chance any of these little jeremiad joyrides made their way into the indices of the ultimate index. To my horror, anything with the word “rant” is frequently linked to President Trump. Not exactly what I was expecting. “Sunday Rant” also links to other blogs, but still, Flush Twice isn’t even in the top 100, and even if it were, it would be among terrible company.

That being said, I’m not changing the title. It’s Sunday, I’m ranting, and that’s how it is. OK, so maybe I don’t always rant, but this time I’m really doing it. I’m going on a tirade because of the extreme injustice I’ve perceived that “Sunday Rant” gives toxic search results on Google. There, I said it, and that’s all I’ve got to say.

/rant

Pax,

-f2x

Sunday, September 17, 2017
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