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Jan. 10th, 2013

07:24 am - I'm Still Standing

Trip down memory lane much? Haha. I just checked out all the journals of the important people I had on here (read: everybody except the people I had no clue who they were), just to see when the last time anyone updated was. Some from a few months ago, some almost a year, and then others like myself and a handful, more than two or three years. God, time flies when you don't think about writing it all down. :)

Where am I now?

Ashley and I had a bit of a rough patch over the past year and a half or two years. She wasn't happy because she was stuck at home and I wasn't paying her as much attention as she wanted. It was a mutual fault, really, I was keeping her locked away and she wasn't happy unless she was getting attention from her friends and fellow X-Box players online, and I wasn't happy with her settlement to her dilemma, so we both gradually distanced ourselves from each other until we finally made what we thought would be a permanent separation and she and the kids moved to New York to be with her friends.

I was okay...on the outside. Inside, I was screaming at the confines of my stoicism, trying to find a way to let in the good emotions and simultaneously repulse the bad ones. It was a very dark smudge in my life, capped with a week-long period where I was skirting the idea of suicide. I ultimately (as I'm here writing this) tore the idea apart with logical, considerate thinking, but the fact remains that I even touched the idea. That worries me, should something as terrible as losing not only my wife, but my two little girls ever happen again. We'll just hope it won't for now, though.

Ashley and I reunited, thankfully, after a few days of discussing it and realizing that we still felt for one another and missed one another. The moving back process took a fraction of the time it took to move up (not to mention a fraction of the cost as well). The two of us are very well now, with rekindled feelings and a mutual love for our two girls, Ariana and Erizona. It's wonderful to be back together with my family, and while the separation was not my idea of fun, it worked out for the best, because both Ashley and I know what needs to be done to prevent our relationship as husband and wife from going down that road.

In an interesting turn of events, Ashley and I are expecting a third child by August! We have names picked out for either sex, but we haven't told friends or family yet, simply because we want her to make it past the first trimester, so if you're reading this, don't spill the beans outside of here! Comments are welcome, though. :)

As I was before I stopped writing heavily in Livejournal, I'm with Cookout still. I moved up into management at the end of 2008, and I've been on somewhat of a company rollercoaster in terms of my level of management. I went from hourly manager in 2008 to salaried manager in the beginning of 2009. I was promoted to the General Manager of a store in 2011 for a couple of months, and then stepped down because I didn't feel capable of handling the expectations my boss had placed on me. I stayed a salaried assistant manager until the very end of 2012, when the new district manager decided to (in my eyes) poke holes in managers that had been in that region under the old district manager. He demoted me to an hourly manager and sent me to help open stores on one of the organization's fronts in Tennessee.

So here I sit in a hotel room typing all this. My family still lives in the house we've lived in since the end of 2008, which is about a 3 hour drive. I don't like it, but at least they have food to put on the table and a roof over their heads.

I just finished a closing shift, so my energy to type is drained for the night. If anyone's reading this, I'll try and update a little more within a day or two. I'm not bold enough to say I really missed Livejournal, but it's nice to be able to just pour out what I'm thinking into words onto a page, digital or not.

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic

Jul. 21st, 2010

11:43 am

I feel like a nerd. We now have two 360s, and we're playing Left 4 Dead on separate consoles. :P

Dec. 22nd, 2009

12:42 am

Life is good. So why am I posting?

Oh, right: CDs you need to listen to.

Bon Jovi - The Circle
3 Days Grace - Our Life Starts Now
Weezer - Raditude

Good music to drive to.

If you care or anything, here's what's up in my life right now.

Job: Salary Manager at Cookout. Pretty good paycheck, and the salary is for 52.5 hours, which works. If I only worked for 40 hours a week, I think I'd shit myself from boredom.

Family: Ariana's a little flirt, she smiles and giggles at just about anyone that pays attention to her. Got child #2, another little girl on the way. This one's name is slated to be Erizona Lenora Dasen, I think. Ashley plays Farmville and I want to strangle her for it. :P

Hobbies: Rockin' out the L4D2. Ashley and I made it to the third level of Dead Center on Expert, but for some reason the game was like "HURFDURF 5 SMOKERS AND 4 HUNTERS AT THE BEGINNING EVERY TIME!" (seriously, I counted the number of Specials we killed in a 15 second time interval) so we'll have to try that again later. Also working on 1000pointing Lego Rock Band and Beatles Rock Band.

Can't think of anything else. GO LISTEN TO THOSE CDS NOW!!!!!!!

Current Mood: creativecreative

Mar. 10th, 2009

12:36 am

Holy shit, he's posting!!!

Kinda...forgot about LJ for the past while, hahaha. Go figure that one.

Don't have a whole lot to update about...we've got a house, a car for ashley, and a new computer for ashley. :P I don't spoil her at all! >_>

Work's going good, doing the whole manager-in-training thing for about another week or two and then I'll be an hourly manager. :)

I'm looking for more time to play Star Ocean: TLH but I can't find enough time in the day. :P

Mike and Bish's wedding was really cool, I definitely wasn't expecting to hear relm's theme and terra's theme as the processionals. :P

Got really REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY drunk last night with my general manager and one of the guys that was briefly back in town and visiting before he goes off to the infantry. :P Even so, being that drunk was still funny. :P

Ariana's a little cutie-pie. And she's MY baby! :P Here's a little picture of her learning from daddy, for those of you that haven't seen it yet. :P


Current Location: co-worker's apartment
Current Mood: goodgreat!!!!
Current Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away

Nov. 2nd, 2008

02:02 am - Fuck you, Abnormality and Dream Theater.

Visions on a lucky shot and Panic Attack because I'm good at bullshitting my way through things. :P

Oct. 22nd, 2008

11:52 am - Thing about Sarah Palin

Apparently, some Alaskan fisherman writing about Palin.Collapse )

In regards to this article:

It's useless, ill-directed information. Nothing about the issues up until the last few paragraphs and even that's vague, the article just mentions the problems the country has had, it doesn't really counter McCain's political issues, just makes an unreferenced claim that he changes his platform weekly.

I think the only reason I know where Sarah Palin's from is because so many people are harping on her for not being like a typical "Alaskan." The other candidates...no clue where any of them are from. I have no doubt all the candidates home towns/counties/states have been said on the news multiple times, but because it's in passing and not a "political" point, I didn't retain the information.

How does a typical North Carolinian act? I wonder...I also have a feeling there's quite a few people (even among the ones I know) that don't act like typical "North Carolinians." That doesn't, in my opinion, make them better/worse people from a political standpoint.

I'll be voting for Barack/Biden in November, but I'm voting for that ticket because I agree with most of their issues, not because they act like typical residents of whatever-the-hell state they're from.

10:39 am - For Daniel

Toothpaste For Dinner


Oct. 8th, 2008

07:41 pm - Little Bundle of Joy

Here she is!

Ariana Nicole Dasen
Weight: 5lbs 9.5oz
Length: 18.5in
Eye color: Medium Blue
Hair color: Dirty Blonde
Likes: Pink, waking mommy & daddy up
Dislikes: Diaper-changes, being passed around while sleeping
Dreams for the future: To be out of the hospital and at home in a real house


She's so precious. :) For those of you wondering, I haven't gotten frustrated a single time that she's been crying yet. THAT'S how awesome being a parent feels. :)

Oct. 6th, 2008

12:39 am

a) Tell you why I friended you.

b) Associate you with something -- a fandom, song, color, photo, etc.

c) Tell you something I like about you.

d) Tell you a memory I have of you.

e) Ask you something I've wanted to know about you.

f) Tell you my favorite userpic from your list.

g) In return, you need to post this on your own LiveJournal.

Sep. 25th, 2008

08:57 pm - lol more faggot priest

Drums this time!

lol drummetry

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