Sunday, December 31, 2006

I'm Sorry

I have 2 whole sections sitting untyped and unposted of I:NJAC and no really good reason for them to not be typed other than laziness. Therefore, to all my fans (I think there might be one or two) I apologize and I'll get to work! Check the link over the next week. They'll both get typed and one posted this week. (I'll wait til next week to post to post the next one ~.^) (Unless I get fan-mail clamoring for quicker posts!)


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Slowly Improving...

Slowly getting better over the last couple days. I was able to work 4 hours wed, after calling in sick tuesday evening (the day I was finally able to get the drops). Then today i worked almost 10 hours between my two jobs. 8-3 (and 30 min break) and I got someone to close for me so I only worked 5-8 at the other one. The improvement should continue, so I'm hoping to make it through both of my shifts tomorrow w/ no problems. (10-3 and 5-10:30, 10.5 hours)

In FFXI news... I partied in Valkurm Dunes last night and got Thief up to level 18. Tonight I farmed, mined and got Dragoon up to level 10 all at the same time. My chocobo is 9 days old, and really cute. His name is JackBattle.

That's all I've got time for, since I need to go to bed.

Take care all...


Tuesday, December 26, 2006


I had a nice case of swimmer's ear through christmas. Finally got to the doctor today and got eardrops. $27... *sigh* Two doses so far and some slight improvement.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Well, i've been quite busy, which is why I haven't said anything. I still need to type up and post a section of I:NJAC. Soon™! Really!

A lady who came into one of my workplaces gave her 13 year old son a Slingerland RadioKing™ snare drum w/ case and stand for christmas. *Jealousy*

My car is still alive!

I finished all my shopping a couple days ago, but need to wrap stuff.

Got all the christmas gear and stuff from the "Smilebringers" in FFXI. Also leveled in the Crawler's Nest today. Got war back to 36, and only 2500 from 37. Riykere attempted to kill the nin at the end, cuz he was a disgusting perv. Party disbanded shortly thereafter ;) Trying to get fame up high enough to get second mog safe expansion!

That's pretty much it. Take Care all, and Merry Christmas.

(Oh yes, and the power supply blew on my pc, so I can't play JG at all again.) :(

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Well, Thanksgiving went nicely, saw the Mom and Dad and Sister. Though, I do see them rather often anyways since they live right here in town ~.^ But, saw my Grandma (dad's side) and a pair of aunts/uncles (dad's side) and a couple of cousins.

Since then, I've been working. Not as much as I would've liked this past week, but still keeping busy. ^^ I've slowed down a bit in my writing, sadly. But, I've been back playing Jumpgate again now since Thanksgiving actually. I'd have maybe written some tonight, but, the notebook/binder is in my car.

Speaking of my car, today the exhaust system fell off. I'd known it was bad for awhile, but didn't think it was gonna fall off! Good thing I was in town, and my parent's were in town, and my sister was in town, because, all the sound gear that our church took to our banquet today (well, all that needed to go back to the church) was in my car! So, my sister came and got the gear, and my dad came and pulled the pipes off (I helped), since it was actually dragging on the ground. So, I drove across 'the bridge' (441) going 40 mph with a small piece dragging underneath to get it to the shop. My parent's are going to help pay for it since I'm still in less than desirable financial status. I love them (even if they WEREN'T helping me w/ the repair).

In other news, I'm also back playing FFXI again. I got a party today with Mophia as a SAM/WAR, and got about 4k experience. Only got KO'd 3 times! So, I'm 1k tnl 26. Funny thing is, the last death was a Gob Smithy aggro, as we were standing there at camp, discussing things, such as how i was able to mistake my tnl by a thousand exp. Naturally the gobbie attacks the lowest lvl guy (me, a 25 partying w/ 27/28 how silly of me ~.^) so I take off running. Unfortunately I ran the wrong way (the jungle is kinda confusing you know ~.^). So, we decided to disband the party, since we were about done anyways, so I home pointed. Strangely, my home point was on Qufim Island, outside that tower (Delkfutt's?). I guess things like that happen when you go away for five months! But, on the plus side, on the way back to Jeuno, by the entrance to the tunnel, I managed to get a solo exp chain! An even match and a tough Land Worm! Course, I did 2 hr the second one, but that's still quite an accomplishment i think. ^^ ended up w/ over 500 exp out of that, just about making up what I lost on the last death, thanks to my empress band effect.

Well, I think that's a long enough blabber for the moment. So, nn and take care.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

My Work

For those who may not know, I have employment at EddieBauer and Kirklands in our local mall. I don't actually post about work, whether previous or current, because even when you don't have anything bad to say about places, you can still get in a bit of trouble if they find out. ~.^ But, I can at least say I work at those places and will be working a lot for the next month and a half until Christmas. It should be a fun change of pace now after sitting at a desk 40 hours a week the past three months. Just three days left of that, then hopefully I'll get something permanent, or temp-hire lined up before 2007.

I've been doing a lot of writing the past two days on I:NJAC, 8 notebook pages worth (so about half that on the computer). So, I've got a lot of typing to catch up on! Take care, I'll let you know how next friday went after it happens ^.^

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Istanbul: Not Just a City

Greetings pilots and adventurers! I'm sure you'd all be pleased to know that I have been working... well, diligently probably isn't the right word ~.^ Anyways, I've been working on the JumpGate fan-fiction story I've been writing for over a year. (Over a year of writing and I'm just now approaching 20 pages... I guess I need to work on it more >.>)

By way of introduction, the story is called, Istanbul: Not Just a City. The title comes from my character in JumpGate, Istanbul. People have a tendency to remember a little song by The Might Be Giants when I log on. (Which isn't any time recently. Computer and financial restraints, but this post ain't about them ^.~) Needless to say, that's not where my login name comes from. I'm actually a drummer and like Istanbul cymbals.

Well, the point of this post is really to say that, I've got the next section of the story written, though it still needs to be typed, and that I'm well under way into the section after that. I hope to have that finished and typed as well by early next week. My plan going forward is to try to have two sections finished before I post one. I.E., I finish the section I'm working on, then post the section I have done. Then write another section and post the last one and so on. Then if I hit a dry spell and don't write for any length of time, I'll have a post ready to go to keep you, my adoring public begging for more. ^.^

Ok, time to go to bed now, take care all! (Oh yes, I've added a couple linkies over there on the side).

Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Bit About Me

Hello, my name is Philip. I share a 2 bedroom apartment with my sister in Wisconsin. I have two wonderful parents, who happen to be my mom and dad, and they live accross town about 10 minutes away.

As a matter of fact, today I was over at their house, workin on the ole yard. I mowed, raked, and mowed again, as well as moved a large amount of dirt. It was a wonderful fun time, running the lawnmower, with my mp3 player turned up to max. Such classic songs as "To Hell With the Devil" by Stryper made my day go by nicely.

Well, that's all I have time for today. I love you all, especially the deaf!

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Beginning of the Changes

This new bloggie here is the beginning of the changes! I'm going to be working on stuff on my two blogs to get things looking good and post some stuff. Here is now the home to my random babblings. ^^