Archive for August, 2007

Month of Change

September promises to be an interesting month for your friendly neighborhood B-Matt.

First of all, I finally got word on my new car. She will be at the dealership on the 10th, so you can bet I’ll be over there picking her up, getting all the financing details straightened out, and all that. This will be my first “new” car, and I’m hyped about it. I really think this is a solid investment. The Prius gets very high ratings from all the consumer reports, it’s very reasonably priced, gets great mileage, and it drives really great.

Secondly, I got the promotion I was going for here at Bell. It’s back at the old plant I was working at initially, not where I thought I was going to go, but that’s not a bad thing. My title will be “Senior Supply Management Administrator”, and I’ll be working on the V-22 Program exclusively. I’ll be going from buying parts and managing the schedules of a small subgroup of suppliers in a specific commodity to looking at all parts for the V-22 program, analyzing dates that parts are supposed to come in, and helping to align that with our production schedule. I’ll also be helping to develop plans for high-risk parts, ones that if we don’t get on time will seriously hamper our ability to build these aircraft, to mitigate the risk of delayed shipments or bad-quality parts. I hope that made some kind of sense. At any rate, the pay raise is very significant and I no longer have to deal with being pressured to join the union, because this position is not unionized. I’m quite excited for this opportunity. I start it on the 17th.

A few very short days later, my brother and best friend, David Butler, is getting married to his beloved Holland Tanner. I’m goin’ down to Houston on the 21st to be there for that. I’m very very happy for him and looking forward to having a good time there.

My mom goes days starting next week, so she’ll no longer be working the night shift. That means she’ll be home when I’m home and can do stuff like a normal human can. The possibility of us driving each other crazy is always there, but I think it’ll be a good thing for her. Plus she’s a hell of a lot better cook than I ever will be, heh heh.

Finally, this weekend is Labor Day weekend. Three day weekend. No idea what the crap I’m going to do with myself. Going to Waco again is always a possibility, if they will have me. It’s also possible I will find something fun to do at home. We shall see!

What does the upcoming month hold for you guys?

Word of the day

The word of the day is “bacn”.

Yes, Bacn. Pronounced the same as “bacon”

Bacn, as I found out earlier today, is similar to spam. It’s email that you really don’t want, but at the same time, you kind of do. The sort that you wish you didn’t have clogging up your inbox, but at the same time, you don’t really want it to go away because it has some use to you.

A prime example of this would Facebook notifications, like when someone writes on my wall or comments on my photos. Or when I get a comment on my xanga or my blog. The notifications are kind of annoying in and of themselves, but at the same time, it’s very useful to know when someone has done those things.

Source

I’m going to start using this word, so consider yourselves informed, durnit!

Consumer alert!

Anybody who doesn’t have them yet, Costco has the 4-disc extended editions of the Lord of the Rings movies for 11 bucks each. Hella sweet deal.

We are Children of the Lord.

Welcome back. How you guys doing?

Me, I’m doin’ all right. I just got back from a fun weekend in Waco. Had some good times, saw lots of cool people, just in general had a good time hanging out.

Chris and JL moved out of the D-House for the fall, and I went over to Chris’ place on Friday night. It’s a pretty cool place, and once Chris gets done fixin’ her up, she’s gonna be really nice. The sad part is that he has to give up Marley. The people he’s renting it from prohibit dobermans, rottweilers, and pit bulls (which is what Marley is) because they’re apparently dangerous. Doesn’t have anything to do with the fact of how they’re raised and that a lot of complete assholes raise pitbulls to fight, no of course not. I hate stupidity, and this is nothing but. Marley is a puppy for crying out loud, and a very sweet one. Argh. I hate it when people get paranoid and stupid as a result of said paranoia.

We met up with Josh, Angie, and Smith for dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. I’ve never been there before, and it was darn good. The cheesecake for desert wasn’t bad either, heh.

We decided to go see the Simpsons movie that night, since Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix had no late night showings. The movie is quite funny, but what was even more amusing was the absolute insanity of the audience. They would not shut UP. Halfway through the movie, this couple gets into a fight, screaming at each other! Anytime something suprising happened during the movie, one or two people would always have to scream something out. “See, I tol’ you!” or just “Daaaamn!” or something else stupid like that. Some woman came back in the theatre and started yellin’ “KEITH, let’s GO!!” until some kid behind us got up and left. I almost feel like I need to see the movie again, I might have missed something for all the yelling.

Saturday I slept waaaaaaaaaaaay in until Josh got off work and we went out to lunch with Kyle and his girlfriend Wendy. She’s a very nice girl, so i got no idea why she puts up with Kyle, heh heh. After that, we hit up Bankstons. I grabbed all the issues of Star Wars comics that I was behind on (by the way Josh, I left them there, keep an eye on em for me, okay? Thanks). We headed back to Kyle’s place and played an old puzzle game called the Adventures of Lolo on the Wii marketplace. Josh and I ran out to Mardel later that day…I FINALLY got the new Project 86 album. So far, it’s not bad. It’ll grow on me, but I also got 2 John Rueben CDs, so that coupled with all the music I “borrowed” from Josh means I have a lot to listen to! I hung out with Chris and Kelley later that night, poor guys were pretty stressed out from their day.

All in all, I had a good weekend. These times are a comin’ to an end soon enough though. With Chris having moved out already and Josh moving out in another 2 months, soon there shall be no more D-house to crash at! Interesting times are ahead indeed.

So I now have Project 86’s new album, Rival Factions, two John Rueben CDs (Are We There Yet and Professional Rapper), Audio Adrenaline’s Until My Heart Caves In, Flyleaf’s self-titled album, Day of Fire’s Cut and Move, and a smattering of random songs that I think are awesome, including Bring Me to Life by Evanescence, In the End by Linkin Park, the Jurassic Park theme, and the collected Silly Songs With Larry. Arrrrrrrrr…the booty be plentiful this day mateys.

Well, I should probably get back to work. You guys have a good day.

ZzZZzzzZzzz….

G’night folks.

Job interview tomorrow. Lots of interesting opportunities and possibilities to come with it, I’m sure.

I’ll be in Waco tomorrow night. Nobody break anything until I get there.

Love ya’ll.

How ya’ll been??

Howdy folks. How ya been. Guess it’s been a little while, hasn’t it. Well, I don’t really have terribly a whole lot to update on. Mostly just lots of working, coming home and doing whatever, playing some games, or reading, or just chillin’.

My car is still taking some time to ship in from wherever it’s at, so I haven’t gotten it yet. I should know for sure how long it’s going to take by the end of the day.

I am interviewing for another position here within Bell. I haven’t had the interview yet (comes on Friday), but from what I gather it’s going to essentially turn out to be more money on my paycheck, but I get out of being union-covered. That means I get out from under the thumb of the union, but I lose all my medical insurance benefits. So I’m not really sure how well it will balance out. Basically, I’d be looking at a higher level of the flow of production at Bell, analyzing how current part deliveries would affect production, handle moving around deliveries with the buyers, that sort of thing. It sounds like a good position for moving up, so we shall see how it goes. Mostly I am interested in will they pay me enough to justify leaving behind all those union-provided benefits. They’re going to have to offer me enough of a salary increase to pay for my own insurance on a relatively similar level to what I have now AND making the same amount of income that I already make. Of course, a little more than that would be nice too. Getting out from underneath the union is a nice benefit, but it’s something I can live with if it means I would be making more net income.

I’ll be in Waco this weekend. I have no idea what to expect. Probably shenanigans. Lots of those. Mwahaha.

So, if cat sounds like “mew mew mew” and a laser gun sounds like “pew pew pew”, would a kitten with a laser gun sound like “mew pew mew pew mew pew?”