Pokemon Go – Gen 2

Pokemon Go, I’ve talked about it before. I finally got a new phone that allows me to play the game so I’ve been playing for a few weeks and I’m currently at level 21 (it takes a while to level up now). All is fine except I’ve been walking like crazy to find and locate new Pokemon but I keep getting the same ones to appear.

Some of which is helpful in order to power up the Pokemon I currently have, however other times it’s annoying. And I’ve noticed since Gen 2 came out (during my 1st week playing) this seems to be quite a trend. Now, I didn’t get to really play Gen 1 that much so collecting those Pokemon has been a little bit more difficult since Gen 2 is now out there and seems to be the most popular Pokemon to find.

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not all evolution’s possible yet for Eevee (no Glaceon, Leafeon or Sylveon)

The gamers also caught on to the naming trick and made sure that when you use the trick to get Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon, that it only works once. This is a bit of a let down but also smart on their end. I have both of them but I need to power them up and Eevee’s are almost impossible to find now. Plus the stardust count and candies they give out now aren’t as great as they used to be.

These are just some of the thoughts I’ve had playing Gen 2. This of course doesn’t stop me from playing but it takes a long time to get anywhere with your Pokemon and to get them powered up. I’ve repeatedly defeated Gyms and done the training portion to get my Pokemon powered up but it just seems to be taking a lot longer. I can see now why a lot of people stopped playing after the game first originally came out.

It’s a curious thing

Alright so as part of my goals for 2017 is to find a better job. This is of course easier said then done. I have been trying to do this for the past year, since I graduated in 2015. Now I’m going to temp services in order to see if they can help me. The first one I went too (I wont say the name) said we had to start with my resume, getting to a “fresh” state for job applications.

I’m all for it. I know it’s probably outdated and since schools and colleges don’t teach you how to do one on your own, you have to look online and hope for the best. This is one thing I really wish high schools and colleges would teach people. I had one class that I had to do a mock one for an assignment and that’s basically where mine came from. So yes, it’s outdated. Anyway, I did the work he needed from me for the new one, he put it together and then emailed it to me. Now, at this point I’m expecting to be sent out for interviews. The catch, well he doesn’t have any positions in my field for me to go out on, which is the exact opposite of what he told me the week before. Yes, you read that correctly. It took him a week to get back to me after I completed what needed to be done.

This should’ve been the first red flag. However, I’ve never been to a temp service before and I know I’m not the only person they’re helping. So I let it go. After hearing that, well I guess I need to find a new temp services. This is exactly what I did. Found one, I have a meeting set up the following week. So now today I get an email from the original person telling me he has a positions that would suit me. So I replied asking about the job and then, he tells me he can’t offer me the job. Yes, he takes the offer back. I can’t make this up even if I wanted too, I have the emails to prove it. He took the offer back because the current place I work at is one of their biggest clients and he basically would be taking me away from them for this new positions.

First of all, my current job doesn’t own me. I’m not going to let someone tell me I can’t leave for a better job because of them. Second, why would you offer me a job then take it back when I’m actually interested? Third, do you know how to do your job because I’m questioning everything you’ve said and done for me at this point. The happy outcome, you told me what the position was and for what company so I went and applied on their company website myself. I’ll skip the middle man. We’ll just wait to see what happens.

It’s a curious thing when someone is supposed to help you get a job but isn’t willing to do it because of where you currently work. At least I’m working, there’s quite a few people my age who are not. I’ve been working all through college. I’m not struggling to pay my bills because of that student loan payment. Seriously though, before I went to University for my year and half, I never had a loan. I paid for college out of pocket. I worked my butt off to do this but I did it all the same. Now I’m about 14k in the hole for that year and a half of college. I know it’s nothing compared to some people I know but to me, that’s a lot of money. I could really use a lottery win right now.

I’m hoping this new temp service will be able to help me. The person I talked to seemed much more edger to help and seemed to know what she was doing. I’m hoping it works out. I did all of her requests before the meeting yesterday so I’m ahead of the game. I’m looking forward to that next week and then my family trip too. It’s going to be a blast taking the little ones to the water park and staying wit them all weekend. I’m really looking for the break.

It’s about to begin

I just finished my list of things from the temp service I’m using to help me find a job. I have been unsuccessful for the past year on my own and I’m now at a point where I need some help. There’s a lot more that goes into it but at this point I’m not going to share that.

I have applied for several jobs and I’m hoping again that someone will give me a shot. There’s a couple that I would really like to have but I know that it’s also going to take some work to get where I need to do. This why I’m using a temp service. I’ve never used one before now but I need help at this point. These things I was sent to do should help. I’m hoping to see more information or development occur in those.

Right now I want to take a moment however to point out that the United States is about to go through a change. I can’t say it’ll be good. That’s my opinion though and you’re allowed yours. President Obama gave his farewell speech last night and while I was watching the Red Wings lose to the Black Hawks,  I was paying attention on my social media to his speech. What a moving speech and so eloquently delivered. I want people to remember him for his class and grace delivering speeches to the citizens of the United States but Trump is not going to do anything remotely close to that. If you don’t believe me, turn on any news network right now because Trump is speaking and it’s a mess. He’s talking about how bad his first year in office is going to be and it’s going to be “catastrophic” to the citizens of the US. Yes, the man some people voted for (not me) is talking down about his time in office. Not only that, instead of wanting to bring people together and unite this country through probably one of the worst elections cycles in US history, he’s willing to divide it even more.

It’s going to be a rough four years. It’s going to be probably scary for a lot of people. If you’re not worried, then you’re a fool. Things are going to change. But like I said, I can’t say it’s for the better. I want to think so and that the check and balances set up in our government will keep things in line but even then I have my doubts. I just hope those of you who voted for him, who supported him, who said he was “the best candidate” realize what you’ve done in the future. Maybe then you’ll understand why people are worried.

The Trouble With Atheism – Documentary Review

Religion can be a dangerous subject to get into too. Humans have their own beliefs and views on everything. It’s who we are. You could say it’s in our DNA. No matter how you approach it, religion can have two outcomes, someone is right and someone is wrong. It doesn’t matter how many people you include in that, that’s how it is.

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I found a website, thanks to Pinterest called Documentary Heaven. This is a website that allows you to watch an insane amount of documentaries for free and honestly worth taking a look at folks. They have documentaries on everything. I mean the categories are amazing and there’s a list of the top 100 if you want to start somewhere before you search from something. These are all submitted from somewhere else and linked together into one. It’s my new favorite website.

The Trouble With Atheism is a look at how different religions, especially those who are atheist, look at the world and religion. It’s not a hate documentary on atheist or any other religion. It’s an in depth look into how those became Atheist and and those who are and why they are. It answers those questions and a lot more. The one thing I love is that it’s not tip-toeing around the issue but more of a given face to how the world is looking at religion now, and those who don’t have it at all.

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Rob Liddle is the host and the one taking you through meeting several different people and why they are Atheist. A lot of them use science to back up their belief which is quite funny when you think about it because Atheist are suppose to not believe in any type of God. Just a little bit of something to smirk at personally (I’m not hating on anyone’s beliefs, just to be clear). Rob has his own beliefs and you will see it a few times come through even when he is trying to learn through these people. The common ground is the Darwinism is the reason that people use to explain Atheism.

The Trouble With Atheism is an hour long Documentary. It takes you into the science of religion and Atheism. It takes several different approaches into figuring out the truth and what Atheism is and those who believe in it. It’s not off putting or an angry look into a type of belief that people have. It’s a well put together and thought putting Documentary. I give it 10 out of 10 stars.

You can watch The Trouble With Atheism here.

The Ayden Project Update

I have been working with my Aunt and her son Ayden (she has guardianship of him) to help him with his project he’s been doing for the past few years. He hands out blankets to those in need and collects them all year. He handed out blankets in September and was on the news. This made national coverage and was even seen in Italy. I built the website, the social media accounts and helped keep them updated along with my Aunt.

Tonight the local news station returned to an update on what is going on and that Ayden had surpassed his goal for 2017 in only a couple of months. You can read the store here!

You can follow The Ayden Project here: Ayden Project

Twitter: ayden_project

Facebook: Ayden Project

Instagram: Ayden_Project

Obsessed

Very rarely would I admit to an obsession. One because it gives someone your weakness and two because I just don’t like too.

In this case however I am willing to say it. I’m in love with this artist named Loui  Jover. I see the art pieces all over pinterest and I always Repin. I have never seen one I haven’t liked and my goal is to one day own one of Loui Jover’s pieces. I mean these are gorgeous right?

​Obsessed. And I’m okay with it.