Vlog 25 – The Condition of My Condition

If you can’t see the above video, click here.

*Editor’s Note: This vlog was recorded the day before so my mom’s birthday was on the 7th and not the 8th.*

Before I begin, I’d like to wish my mom a happy birthday!!

For this vlog, I decided to go on a short bike ride yesterday since the weather was nice and I had been going through bouts of cabin fever.

The eBay auction for our TV didn’t sell, although it did do better than before. We’re just gonna put up flyers for it and things like that.

My job situation is looking grim, thanks to not only the already crappy economy, but to the upcoming winter season. There are some temp positions available that I’ll be looking into this week.

In Vlog 23, I said that I’d be moving to Michigan in January with my cousin and her boyfriend. However, due to the stupid-high unemployment rate in Michigan among other concerns, I doubt that I’ll be going. I’m still gonna keep this option open just in case something were to happen with me and my stepdad.

So far we’re on good terms, but who knows when he’ll get pissed at me and throw me out again over something asinine. I’d like to have a backup plan for when that happens.

The unemployment office hasn’t contacted me yet on when the over-the-phone hearing will be, but I did receive a letter from them several weeks ago saying that it will happen and that they’ll send me another letter saying when it’ll happen.

With that kind of money, I’ll be able to move elsewhere to look for work. One such locale that I’m thinking about is California, specifically Orange County since their unemployment rate (around 9.2%) is one of the lowest in the state. I want to move out there because I’m tired of Ohio’s frigid climate. I want to be somewhere where the weather’s consistently warm with a body of water nearby. Are any of you living in or have lived in California? Tell me about your experiences in the comments below!

Despite getting kicked out of my apartment in Bowling Green, I’m still glad that I had that experience. It taught me a lot about myself, in that it helped me figure out a proper food budget that I couldn’t do having never lived on my own before.

It also showed me what kind of foods that I enjoy. Even though I ate mostly fast food and other stuff that was bad for me, I also ate healthy stuff like apples and drank cranberry juice in the form of Cranergy, which made my weight remain fairly consistent. I was still overweight, but at least I didn’t gain much weight before losing it. Since I moved back home, I’ve gained a lot of weight (I think I’m up to 220 lbs now) mostly due to physical inactivity instead of poor eating habits (although they do play a part in it too). I’m looking forward to moving out so that way I can start eating healthier and lose all this extra crap!

This week, my weekly Japanese video and album review might not be uploaded because my stepdad will be home around that time and he doesn’t like when I’m on the internet. I’ll still record them sometime this week, but in this case, I’ll be uploading two videos on Monday and Wednesday of the following week to make up for no videos this coming week.

It’s kind of a good thing because I’m not really sure what I’ll be doing with my upcoming 2 Japanese videos and I still need to write out the CD review that I have in mind. The online downtime will also give my poor addled brain a much-needed break.

Well, I’m going to be going to bed soon so I’ll see you sometime next week or hopefully sooner. Later!

TheAndySan

P.S: If you’re wondering what I want for my birthday and Christmas, check out my Amazon Wishlist!

I've Been Thinking…

…And I’ve come up with a lot of ideas! Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan with pants. Yes, pants.

I haven’t been updating as much as I used to because I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I’ve been thinking of my future and what I’ll be doing in order to make enough money  to support myself. In all honesty, I can’t support myself just working at Wal-Mart, at least not as a cashier. I could try to move up in order to make moAr money, but that would take too long and working at Wal-Mart isn’t what I wanna do long-term. Basically, Wal-Mart is my steady income until I can live off of making money from my websites.

My plan is to make several (probably no more than 10) websites of different interests of mine. Those sites’ll be my main sources of income, and I’ll still have this site up as my personal blog. I was gonna make these sites into social networks, but for simplicity’s sake, I’ll make them into a blog & forum combo. I’ll submit my stuff on the blogs and other members can submit their things on the forums. I’ll have ads mostly on the blog sections with some in the forums. I dunno how I’ll organize it, but I’ll get there when I get there.

If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve dramatically changed the look of this site. I got the theme from Dosh Dosh so kudos to you sir!! I don’t usually like 3-column blogs, but this one’s set up nicely so I think I’ll keep it around for awhile.

Well, I’m gonna go eat so I’ll see you guys later. Bye!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 56 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 28 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. www.spicymelon.com is back up again, but I’m going to be retooling it so it might take a bit before I regularly update it again. Stay tuned!

A Funny Thing Happened To My Internets

Hey guys, It’s TheAndySan back in da house!!

Sorry about the absence. I had some problems with my Internets, but they’re fixed…for now…

Jon’s living with us again. I guess it’s back to sleeping on the couch.

Last week was fucking crazy. As you guys know, my truck broke down. I sold it to the guy to cover labor and I got $75 out of it. After I sold it, I found out that I could have sold it to a junkyard for wayyy moAr, even after towing costs.

Because of my transportation situation, my mom’s letting me use Jon’s moped. Honestly, It’s a really nice moped, but it’s been draining my money as of late. It cost me $88 to insure it for a year (amazing, but it still sucks in the short-term), $30-something for new plates and tags that expire in November (I really hope I’m not still riding it by then), $12 for a new chain & lock, $5 for an awesome screwdriver for when the fuse blows up every time I start it and I push the fuse holder into the other side of the tank, and $38 for a new back tire that went flat on my way to Ben’s house for Eights and Aces’ morning practice (I’ll be putting the video of that up as soon as I get the file). I’ll get the tire sometime this week (I’m guessing Wednesday) so my parents have been gracious enough to drive me back and forth to work in the meantime.

Despite all this crap happening, I think that a girl at work has a crush on me. Her name’s Jess and she’s been especially friendly to me ever since I talked to her after she handed chewing tobacco to a customer and they came through my line since they had more than 10 items. It seemed like the customer had a valid reason to purchase the chewing tobacco at an aisle besides the one that sells tobacco products. I called a manager over just in case, and it turns out that I was right; there’s only one aisle that a customer can purchase tobacco, regardless of how many items he/she is buying. So I handed it back to Jess and the customer didn’t want it so we both didn’t get canned. Hurray.

I haven’t asked her if she has a boyfriend/husband yet, so I dunno if she’s single. If she is, then I might have a chance. Maybe. Like I said, she’s been really friendly towards me and I’m pretty sure that she either doesn’t have a boyfriend/husband or is gonna break up with him soon. I’m kinda nervous since it’s been awhile since I last tried to ask someone out. In fact, the last time I was even close to having a relationship was back when I was in UU with the blazin’ Azns Paulette and Amanda.

In my previous post, I said that I’m planning on starting up another website. I’m still doing it, but I’m debating between two cameras, the Aiptek Action HD 1080p and the Sanyo Xacti CG-6. Both are affordable and are pretty good cameras for the money from what I’ve read online.

Well, I’m off to catch up on 6 days without an Internet. Catch ya laters!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 54 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 26 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!

The Best Part Of Waking Up, Is Problems In Your Cup!!!1

Hey there my lovely bunch of crickets, it’s TheAndySan here with some bad news.

My stepdad kicked out Jon. I guess Jon’s living with one of his friends in the meantime. This might be quite the sticky situation.

You see, Jon gets child support checks and he has to live with a parent or guardian in order to get the checks until he turns 18 and then he’ll continue to receive them until he graduates or drops out of high school. Since he no longer lives with a parent or guardian, Mom is gonna be thrown in jail for child support fraud, which is a federal offense.

If this happens, then Mom’ll be in jail and unable to help my stepdad with the house expenses. Since he can’t handle it all by himself, he’ll be forced to sell the house, thus kicking me out.

Oh, but it gets better! I got the news back about my truck, and the camshaft is physically broken. The guy’s been fixing cars for decades and has never seen something like this before. It would cost me over $1,000 to repair it, so I’m gonna sell it to them for what it’s worth in parts and whatnot.

So let’s recap, shall we? I’m gonna be kicked out of the house because my fucking brother wouldn’t shut the fuck up and lay low. I have no money. I have no transportation besides my bike. I will have to quit Wal-Mart because I can’t go back and forth to work on a bike at nighttime. And this whole thing was completely not my fault. I wasn’t involved at all.

Of course, there are ways to fix this problem, but no one wants to listen to me. What the fuck do I know?! I’m just a bum who can’t afford to live on his own!!

I’m trying out a new look for the website. Leave me a comment to tell me what you think of it and if I should keep it or go back to the old look. Personally, I liked the old look. However, some of you don’t like reading white text on a black background so I decided to try something different.

Well, I’m off so I’ll see you guys later.

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 48 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 20 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!

Today's Episode: I Think I'm Gonna Die Today or Happy 11th Birthday, Bro

Good afternoon, it’s TheAndySan bringing the noize on this, the day of my brother’s birthday.

So I was driving home at 1 in the morning last night and as I’m turning onto the road that leads to my road, my car dies. I’m still moving mind you, so I do my best to steer off to the side of the road, but my steering and brakes became even worse than they usually are. I ended up halfway on the left lane and the side of the road. To make a long story short, my car is dead and no one will morn it. Butt wait, thurr’s moAr!! My brother had a panic attack because he drank a whole fucking 48 oz bottle of Cranergy. We all thought he was on cocaine or something. So he’s freaking out and the guy whose car fucking died is trying to calm himself and everyone else down too. I’m having it towed in an hour or so to hopefully get it fixed. That’s gonna cost me my ass, fo sho!

So all this shit happens on my other brother’s 11th birthday. What a way to start your fucking birthday, huh?

I dunno what’s going on anymore. I plan on moving out, but right now, I don’t have the money for it. I wanna do a lot of things, but money seems to be holding me back. I either don’t have enough money to do what I want, I don’t have enough money to cover my expense while I do what I want, or both. It’s really got me down, to be honest.

But ph33r n0t! I has a plan. I plan on launching another website as soon as I get a digital camera. I’m gonna save up like crazy and sell some things on eBay so I can get a camera. Stay tuned for moAr details!!

Well, I’m gonna go on a bike ride to clear my head as soon as the tow truck gets here. Stay classy!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 47 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 19 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!