November ’21 Roundup & Ramblings

Raw Data:

Books – 16 (Same as October)

Average Rating – 3.28 ↑

Pages – 3260 ↓

Words – 1058K ↑

The Bad:

Best SF of the Year #1 – 1star of DNF’ness

Kaiju Rising – 1/2star of blasphemy and human wickedness

The Good:

Mistborn – 5stars of awesome re-reading

When Worlds Collides – 5stars of more awesome re-reading


Both Muppets Tonight Season Two and The Illusionist were enjoyable. One of those people who only put up links to other peoples’ content linked to The Illusionist at some point so I’m going to have to start putting up some legalese before each movie review now to discourage scraping scumbags like that. When a site is nothing but links to other bloggers, I’d gladly do violence to that parasitic, scum sucking, braindead, idiotic jackass who is wasting the very air that belongs to me.

Miscellaneous Posts:


November was a very expensive month for us. We had some unexpected auto stuff happen (no accidents, thankfully, just wear and tear that finally caught up to us) and Mrs B had some dental stuff (which was actually more expensive than the bleeding car work. go figure). Plus some other medical bills.

Not only is Mrs B now working nights but she’s working overtime. And I don’t sleep well when she’s not around. So she’s tired from nights and overwork and I’m tired from work and not getting enough sleep. We are doing the absolute bare minimum to get by.

We got rid of the bookcases that had held all the books we got rid of last month. I had emailed and texted the lady that we were up on the third floor and she needed to bring someone to help her. I meet her down at the door to let her into the building and she’s this fat old lady who can barely walk up the 3 flights of stairs. And the person she brought with her? Was her older, fatter sister. I was sure she was going to have a heart attack and die on me. We got all the bookcases out of our place and into the hallway and then Mrs B and I left. I wanted no part of it. The old lady had ignored what I’d told her and I suspect she thought she could guilt me into helping her. I hope I taught her a lesson. When we got back, all the bookcases were gone and no dead bodies were lying on the ground. So another successful Craigslist transaction!

For work, I’ve begun crew chief’ing full time (ie, being in charge of one crew) and working with a new kid, who I call Slow Boy, because he moves at a glacial pace except at the end of the day when he’s heading back to the van. It is frustrating working with somebody who won’t give it their all when it’s needed. Also, the day before Thanksgiving the licensed surveyor (the head of the Survey Department) took me aside and asked me if I’d like to further my status in the CST program. I’ve been a Level II Field Tech since ’06 and would love to get to Level III. But it is going to take some work and some coordination with my current employee.

Plans for Next Month:


I stopped reading Spawn so now I need to choose another comic. Bone and Asterix are fine but I’d like another one. I’m going to choose either Groo or TMNT. But that won’t happen until January I think. December is just too busy with everything else to start something new.

I’ve got most of December’s posts already planned out and about half of them written. I just don’t know how December is going to go so I’m playing things by ear. Thanks for your patience.

27 thoughts on “November ’21 Roundup & Ramblings

    1. I can’t tell you how many other people are in the same mode of “survive”. Sadly, it won’t be. Mrs B doesn’t come off of night work until mid-January, so that will be our “cool down” period. My work is all going to depend on the weather. If we get hammered with snow early, then it might be a slow winter for me too 🙂

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  1. I had to laugh at your description of that slow guy who finds unexpected strength and speed when it’s time go home, but it was something of a bitter laugh, because this kind of person often poisons the workplace environment. I’ve known my share as well… (((SIGH)))

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    1. For us, we’re out of options. It’s him (or people like him) or nobody. I have a physically taxing job and it is hard, and too many people dont want to get into that kind of work. Admittedly, you do have to be slightly off to want to do field work all the time, but I’ll take it over working in an office with other people anyday.

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    1. Craigslist has been an adventure to use, that’s for sure. But I’ve gotten some really good stuff from there and gotten rid of a bunch of stuff too. So it’s been useful.

      I like the Sloboi designation. I think I’ll have to steal that 😀

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    1. Yeah, Georgia is looking not quite so immediate at the moment. Stuff has happened that might be pushing that off til later next year.
      We’re in that awkward place of trying to decide what to do right now….

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