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‘Jobless & 21’ or ‘I Did 4 Years of College in Two and a Half and All I Got Was This Lousy Beanie’

Before I start this little post, I thought I would list all of the things that I have obtained since I graduated from tertiary college back in July 2016, just so that this post doesn’t come of as entirely negative. So without further adue, the stuff which I got after I finished uni includes:

  • Two flashy certificates with wax seal stamps (A degree and a diploma)
  • A beanie from one of my colleges.
  • A four-colour pen. (The tutor had a spare)
  • An appreciation for volunteer work.
  • An apperciation for working in the social work/community development sector in general.
  • A mechanical keyboard for my shitty six year old Mac.
  • A new phone that now, is kinda useless to me for anything other than making/receiving calls.
  • A mean looking ‘Middle Eastern beard’
  • Another friend group.
  • A taste for pale ales and lagers.
  • A taste for alcohol in general.
  • Patriotism.
  • A car.
  • A black pair of super skinny jeans. (Yeowch!)
  • A fondness for the beach and the ocean.
  • Lady friends in Italy. (Thanks Instagram!)
  • Lady friends in Turkey. (Again, Thanks Insta!)
  • A license to sell/serve alcohol. (I could become a bartender maybe … ?)

I am sure there are way more but I honestly can’t think of them off the top of my head. Now then, why don’t we make it fair and list the things that I did NOT receive or obtain after my graduation?

  • A job.
  • Money.
  • A job.

Despite applying for work like mad, nothing seems to be going my way. A lot of people have told me that going back to Uni would be a waste of another two or three years and would put me at risk of being considered ‘overqualified’ for my field of choice. Of course, I would take any job at this point in time. Hence why I’ve found myself completing short course after short course to obtain some extra skills in the employability department. (License to Serve, First Aid, a course on how to make coffees/cappucinos at a bar/cafe/restaraunt, a certificate in training and assessment, etc)

People keep telling me that something must come along eventually. Let’s just hope that these people are right, and are also talking from experience.

Anyways, that’s my post for the month/year/decade. What have YOU been up to?

 

 

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Dear WordPress …

If you guys and gals could work on a desktop app that doesn’t crash every ten mintues, we desktop bloggers would very much appreciate that. And before you reccommend using the website through a browser, I’ll add that for whatever reason, Vivaldi doesn’t seem to like the WordPress site in general. Figuritively speaking, of course.

Thank you very much!

 

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Blog Harder!

 

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This thing was my jam.

 

HARDER! 

I will admit that I am a busy man. Between trying to get Twitter famous, playing unhealthy amounts of Counter Strike and making stupid chiptune on my decrepit four year old MacBook, I haven’t really had a whole lotta time to be writing the blog posts.

So right now, while I’m in the mood, I’d like to take this chance to just sit down and catch up.

So yeah, 2016. Doesn’t feel like it’s gonna be all that different to 2015 but I’m sure you’ve seen enough of those ‘Everything is still trash’ jokes to last you for the  rest of the eventual Nuclear Winter or Robot Insurrection that’ll take place in 2018. Also, nanomachines. Those will be a thing. Relax guys and gals, I know all this for a fact. Metal Gear Rising told me all about it.

But all credible predictions of future events taken from video games aside, I don’t think I will be doing anything too different to last year. At least not for the first half of it. I still gotta search for my second trial of work placement for the third year of my college course. This’ll be the home stretch and after this, I’ll be taking a break from studying for a good few months. This will be an amazing time to get back in tune with what I love doing, like talking over video games while I play them with either friends or filmed in front of a live studio audience … or YouTube. YouTube will also be good. But that brings me to another issue that I face and that issue starts with a capital M.

Money. Money is what I want. Money is what I ain’t got. Money is what I need. Money is what sets me free. I don’t got money but I certainly got love. Love love  love, love is what I got.

Money is a big problem. You see, I’m a couple decades old now and apart form my few hundred hours of work experience done through college AND my countless days spent volunteering, I have yet to actually work a paying job. i don’t know what it is about volunteer work. It’s basically the same as work, except I just don’t get paid. And that’s not an issue in the slightest, I love working for no pay. But with upcoming expenditures for things like a replacement mobile phone, new desktop computer and video and audio recording hardware, I’m going to be needing a steady flow of cash. Also, gas money. Thank the ancient astronauts that built my car for putting a four cylinder in it. Although I’m still bitter that it’s not fusion powered … And that it doesn’t fire ionised particle beams from the rear to dissuade tailgaters.

Oh, you might’ve noticed that I’ve written a lot more than usual. Yeah, that’s partially thanks to this scissor switch keyboard that I managed to find. I think I bought this thing back in my early high school years and used it for MSN Messenger on the Xbox 360.

Hey, we only had one computer in the house and I wasn’t allowed on it. Leave me alone.

But all jokes aside, it’s great! There’s something about a nice heavy and clunky keyboard that reminds me of the old mechanical Apple Desktop Bus ones. Those things rocked so hard, even though they didn’t have those ‘clicky’ keys. Oh how I wish ADB could be converted to USB without a bunch of electrical engineering tier tinkering. That way, I could mash those weighty keys with my hand sanitiser cleansed fingers while I type up another storm like this one. Or write haikus. Those things are mad cool. Look, I’ll show you. Here’s one I wrote a few days ago:

I shall take flight now,

Like the brilliant falcon,

I endure the rain.

 

original poem do not steal

Anyways, I am going to leave you all to it. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I really should bring myself up to speed on what my fellow bloggers have been up to. I haven’t had a chance to trawl through the seemingly bugged Reader on WordPress. The one that keeps showing me the same blog entries over and over again, even after flicking a page over. Someone really should look into that. Or maybe the fault is on my end …

 

Sayonara!  : 3

 

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Bugging Out

Not sure why, but no matter what browser I use, the notifications section on WordPress never seems to load. At all. This never used to be an issue.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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A Year Later & Still Pressing On!

One year ago, a young man who was so miserably lost and frighteningly anxious emerged from the soul crippling darkness that shrouded the land which he tread. Thankfully, WordPress was there like a gleaming new bicycle. One with a darkness repelling squeezy horn. This metaphorical bike in all it’s new and wondrous glory was the shit. The bike took him to wonderful new places to read the stories of interesting people while telling a story of his own. And although he came to ride his bicycle less frequently than he used to, he still cherished it with all of his heart.

And that soul WASN’T Dandy. Because that man would’ve asked for a plasma powered hoverboard that plays 80s synth wave music at max volume while it’s ridden.

Over the past year, I have been fortunate to come across a lot of awesome blogs on here. And even more so to be followed by the writers of said blogs. Never in a million years would I have thought that somebody that writes a daily blog for a living or hobby would even give an ounce of a chicken wing as to what I posted on a blogging site. And I really am super thankful that they do continue to follow/read my content. So to you, the reader, I give you two thumbs up, a chicken and garlic sauce kebab and about 50 hi-fives. You seriously rock!

But during this past year, I have discovered many things that have contributed to my overall understanding of the world … just not to a deep or meaningful degree. Most of it is stuff to avoid, really. So apart from how to actually blog, Dandy learnt:

1 – That life without social networking is bloody fantastic

Technically, this one has hypocrisy smeared all over it in butterscotch tinted gunk. A blogging platform is form of social network. But what I meant was that life is bloody fantastic WITHOUT the likes of the Facebooks or the Twitters or anything along those lines. You become so bloody surprised as to how darn productive (and positive about life) you can be without those psyche sucking cesspits. And speaking of cesspits …

2 – That everyone should stay the hell away from DeviantArt

You might want to really get your art out there but please, don’t do it via DeviantArt. Hell, being a browser in most cases is even worse. You type in one thing and then all of a sudden, you’re scrolling through the results while occasionally bumping into the rabid hoards of questionably aged, half naked, horrific anime-esque original character pictures. Somebody needs to call a bloody gardener because this place has some outta control weeds.

3 – Chips can somehow taste like a scent of shit 

I really don’t know how it can even be a conceivable thought that a cup of chips from a reasonably respectable vendor can taste like the scent of shit or some kind of horrifyingly odorous garbage. Not only did it put me off of chips for good but now I avoid that particular vendor like Stallone avoids talking about his earliest film.

4 – Video games are pretty bloody disappointing these days 

It pains me more than anything to say this but honestly, for the past two years, video games have been lacking to the point of new and exciting upcoming releases are speculated and sometimes proven to be nothing more than a sorry sack of false promises. The biggest example of this that I can think of off the top of my head was Destiny. Just … fucking Destiny!

5 – That I somehow hadn’t seen The Breakfast Club up until now

Yeah, a few weeks ago, I made a conscious effort to finally watch this movie, even though sitting through a film without throwing myself up into some kind of spontaneous action that doesn’t involve gawking at a screen is a Herculean effort to the likes of myself. But by golly am I glad that I actually took the time to watch this 80s ode to the ‘coming-of-age’ genre. That and the kid in the denim jacket is funny. Most likely a potential sociopath but funny.

Hell, that’s just five. I’ve got pages of these …

I wont bore you for any longer. But I would like to extend a huge thank you out to all of my followers, current or former, for taking the time to read my blog and help me along my quest for some kind of inner peace. I hope you all have yourselves the most wonderful day that anyone could ever have.

Stay safe, and be good!

  • Dandy
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Ch-Ch-Changes

I’m not sure if it’s just me but is the Reader section of the sight look a bit different to anyone? I could’ve sword that it somehow rocking a minor aesthetic change. Oh well.

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Speed Posting To Raise Boredom Awareness 

Hey hey hey hey. 

I’m afraid I am going to have to be lighting quick with how swiftly I get this post out before my ride arrives so I’ll make like a Bugatti Veyron and do 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. 

As you all know, boredom is a problem that is plaguing the entire human race. At its most vulnerable moment, boredom affects the suffering citizens of the first world in the most excruciatingly painful ways. Forget things like starvation, poverty and AIDS; It’s boredom we need to vanquish first before we can even consider donating money to the aforementioned causes. 

By donating three difficult monthly payments of 14 dollars and exactly 21 cents, you can help those stuck in the pit of tedium by donating to the Breaking Boredom Foundation. 

Do your part and help us raise funds to find and develop a cure for boredom today! 



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