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  • My first drinks

    Posted on July 12th, 2011 Jouva Moufette No comments

    This past weekend I visited a friend up in New York. Before we went to his place, he convinced me to finally have some alcoholic drinks, though I wasn’t terribly happy that he did so, considering I was saying I’ve not drank before and didn’t ever plan to. He still managed to convince me to try something very small. So he grabbed 2 bottles of wine (one red, one a zinfandel) and also bought some Mike’s Hard Lemonaid.

    We got back to his place and I tried the red wine first. The taste was a bit strong and bitter to me. It had 3┬ádistinct┬átastes (that I can’t describe easily), but one of which was the alcohol itself. While I am aware there’s seemingly 1 million types of red wines and ages and whatnot, the red wine just didn’t really please me.

    I then tried the zinfandel. This was cheaper than the red wine but surprisingly a little less strong to me. But again, I could not get past the alcohol in the drink. The alcohol is not a pleasing taste. I might be wrong, but I don’t believe most people like the taste of the alcohol in itself.

    Finally later I tried the Mike’s Hard Lemonade. This is something I myself have said “if I ever try an alcoholic drink, it would be something like this, due to its low alcohol content and flavor I could already be familiar with”. So I gave it a go. I tried both limeade and lemonaide flavors. Both of these were fairly decent. But once again, that alcohol flavor came back to haunt me.

    I never want to drink to get drunk. Ever. Never. It’s not my style. I don’t want to over do it for reasons I fear:

    • Potential alcoholism (doubt that would happen because I hate things that don’t taste good)
    • Social awkwardness (breaking secrets, admitting things I wouldn’t want to, etc)
    • Hangovers (enough said)

    In the end, the taste wasn’t appealing and the reasons to drink other than taste aren’t appealing to me at all. I mildly regret drinking in the first place, but only because I had gone so long without drinking only to find out I wasn’t going to like it anyway.

  • My stress update

    Posted on May 19th, 2009 Jouva Moufette No comments

    I probably should have wrote this a few days ago, but it still seems to be changing more and more.

    • That coding job I did for the guy wasn’t actually giving me a run around for paying him. He actually did end up legitimately paying me a couple of days later.
    • The site migration/server project I did is now online. There’s 3 sub sites to do, which unfortunately COULD be a bitch since they have more customized themes, but they might end up being very simple. We’re not sure yet.
    • As for the job apps I did put in, well one place sounds like they already hired. However, one place is looking to interview sooner than expected since another person got a new job elsewhere. Also, 2 stores I looked at are hiring, and I found out an old school mate of mine is an assistant manager at a bank and has been looking to say hi to me.
    • Biggest news of all: Dad is okay! It sounds like his blood pressure medicine somehow reacted with him very awkwardly (maybe in conjunction with other medicine he took). They kept him overnight, but all tests turned up negative for stuff like blood clots. So no strokes, no additional blood clots. He’s still in pain from the 28″ incision, but still nothing more severe.

    So yeah, just gotta work out getting a job soon.

  • I usually never use this phrase but: I have stress

    Posted on May 14th, 2009 Jouva Moufette No comments

    So I’ve got a lot of stress lately. I’ve got a project that I just completed whereby the client is apparently giving me the run around for trying to pay me. I also have some other work I want to do that isn’t going anywhere at the moment because the guy doesn’t seem to understand that I can’t do certain things for him YET until I get other equipment first and has yet to give me a list of other things to do.

    I also have some small side work I am doing as a favor for some folks that is dealing with some code and server components that can be very frustrating, and it took me nearly a whole day just to get one feature of the site to work.

    Also, since I moved I have yet to get a call about any applications I have put in and do not have my own funds to get around town to find said jobs easily. Everything within walking distance is pretty much mom and pop stores.

    But the biggest issue just happened about 1 hour ago. My dad had vascular bypass surgery on Tuesday on his leg. A nice long cut along his leg to. He decided to smoke. After about 4 puffs my mom was trying to speak to him and all he could do was mumble for about 2 minutes.

    So now he’s back IN the hospital and just arrived minutes ago. I have too much stuff going on and too much stress to want to be in the hospital, so I need to get out of this house for now.

    tl;dr: my head is now ready to explode.