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After a long time of doing my blogging in other places for all the wrong reasons, I have decided to come back to my wordpress blog.  After every other platform I have tried, I have never been happier, and never gotten more readers than I have right here on wordpress.

I have tried many free platforms, including blogger, myspace, and xanga, among others.  Of all of those, I have to say Xanga was the only decent one, and for a while, I was actually getting a few regular readers on  that site, but it just doesn’t have the flexibility and functionality of the WordPress platform.

My long absense from WordPress really started when I got this stupid idea that I wanted to blog for profit instead of for fun.  I needed a free platform that would let me host ads, so I chose blogger for it’s easy adsense integration.  I blogged there for almost a year, and made about two bucks.  The worst part was, pursuing the pipe dream of being a professional blogger took all the fun out of blogging.  So I took a brief brake from blogging all together, possibly never to return to the hobby.

It wasn’t until I decided to put up a site for my new D&D group, and decided to use WordPress.com for that site, that I remembered how much fun I had blogging on wordpress, and interacting with the community here.  So here I am, back at wordpress, and with no more pretensions of trying to become a professional blogger, or chasing any more get rich quick schemes.  I guess some lessons I just had to learn the hard way.

Now I am just a regular guy, trying to find a real job, and enjoying my hobby of blogging.

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Written by dgarman

January 23, 2009 at 5:49 am

99 Personal Questions

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What is your full name?: Devin Jay Garman
Your birth date:: 18 Apr 1983
What color is your hair? Is it short, medium or long?: dark brown, short
What color are your eyes?: blue
How tall are you?: 5’10
Single or Taken?: taken
Do you have pets? If so, how many and what kind?: i have about a dozen fish
Who do you live with?: my family and my fiancee
What do you do for school and work?: I am in sales and marketing
Any kids? If not, do you want any?: no and probably not
What music do you listen to the most?: metal
Do you like to read? If so…favorite book(s)?: i read allot, hard to pick a favorite, maybe the first Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy
Virgin or not?: not
Name your 3 closest friends.: Steve Dutill, Joe & Cortney Rollinski, Rob & Carrie
Which one is your very best friend?: Steve
Your skin…is it fair, medium or dark?: fair
How often do you really “go out”?: a couple times a week
Have you ever lost anyone you loved?: yes
Ever been in love?: yes
On a scale of 1-5 how organized are you?: 3
Do you excercise regularly? If so, how often?: i just started working out again after a long period of laziness
Zodiac sign?: aries
Have any nick names? If so, what?: not any that I want to mention here
Name a couple of T.V. shows you watch a lot.: John Adams, The Sopranos, CSI, Stargate
Movie(s) you can watch over and over:: fight club, lord of war, star wars, lord of the rings
Do you have tattoos? If yes, how many and where are they?: one on each forarm and one on my right sholder
Any piercings? If yes, how many and where are they?: left nipple, the right one fell down the drain in the shower.
Wear glasses?: no
Have braces?: no
Do you have siblings? If so, how many?: 1
Are your parents still together?: yes
What is/was your worst subject in school?: math
Your best subject?: history
Do you currently play any sports? If so, what?: no
Do you like to dance?: sometimes
Sing?: sometimes
Favorite color?: black
Favorite Holiday?: haloween
Where, outside of the U.S. would you like to visit?: iceland
Do people tell you that you act older, younger, or your age?: they used to say older, not so much anymore
Ever have an imaginary friend as a child?: yes, his name was theodore
Ever been skinny dipping?: no
Did/Do you enjoy highschool for the most part?: no
Do any drugs? If yes, what?: not any more
Drink? If yes, how often?: yes, a few times a week
Smoke?: sometimes
Ever been in a physical fight? If yes how many and who were they with?: yes, two or three times, with some kids at summer camp
Have you ever cheated in a relationship?: yes, one time
What’s your definition of cheating?: intercourse
Do you wear pajamas to places other than at your house?: yes, all the time
Have you ever stolen anything from a store or from someone?: yes, cigarettes from giant
Ever cheated on a test?: no
Ever been in any legal trouble?: yes, a few times for minor things
Do you regret anything?: yes, my legal troubles, and some drugs i did in the past
Name 5 of the most important things in your life.: love,family, freinds, having fun, money
How many languages can you speak and what are they?: 2, english and only a little german
Are you a touchy feely person?: no
Do you take showers in the morning or at night more?: night
Do you trust easily?: yes
Any phobias?: sharks
Are you a heavy or light sleeper?: I have a hard time falling asleep, but ounce i get there i sleep heavy.
When did you make your wordpess blog?: i dont remember, not to long ago
Any disorders you’ve actually been diagnosed with (O.C.D., A.D.D…)?: OCD, ADD, Asthma
Are you a morning person?: no, but i try to be
Sunrise or sunset?: sunset
Ever had surgery?: no
Ever come close to death?: yes
Ever broken any bones?: no
When you die, would you rather be burried or cremated?: cremated or burried at sea
Play any instruments? If so, what?: guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, a little piano
Have you been told you can sing well more than once?: no
3 physical features you get complimented on a lot:: eyes, hair, pinky toe
Your least favorite feature:: my nose
Clothing store you shop at the most:: salvation army
What is/are your heritage(s)?: german, irish, english, polish, native american, and a bunch of other shit
What is your religion or do you not really have one?: no relegion, considering catholisism
Ever been cheated on?: yes
Ever had a one night stand? If so, how many and do you regret any of them?: probably around 5 or so, I don’t realy regret them
Current friend that you have known the longest:: Bernie Loughren
Name someone you can tell just about anything to.: Rachel, my fiancee
Sweet or Sour?: some of each, mostly sour
Where were you born?: St. Joes, Lancaster PA
Do any of your close friends have children?: yes, lots
Are any of them married?: yes, lots
Have you ever taken any antidepresants or anxiety medication?: no
Ever seen a therapist?: yes
Did/do you transfer schools a lot?: no
Favorite animal to have as a pet:: fish or dogs
How many floors does your home have? How many bedrooms and bathrooms?: 3 floors if u count the basement, and 3 and 1.5
Do you live in a neighborhood or in the middle of nowhere?: neighborhood
Favorite food:: Perogees or chineese
Do you like to shop?: no
How often do you go online?: all the time
How sexual are you on a scale of 1-10?: 9
Something or someone you miss the most from childhood:: family trips
Have you ever slept with somone 10 years or more older than you?: yes, older
Over 10 years younger?: no, that would put me in jail
Are you usually late, early or right on time?: early for work things, late for personal things
Are you happy with your life for the most part right now?: no, I am not happy with my financial situation

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May 19, 2008 at 3:26 am

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Photo of the Day #1

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May 8, 2008 at 1:17 am

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Work and D&D Update

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I didn’t get the supervisor position at work, and my hours and bonuses are still being cut.  Money is tight right now, and I really need to trim my expenses and pick up extra hours where I can.  I will also continue my search for a better job, although nothing promising has shown up on Monster lately.

I am also retaking the reigns of my D&D group, because reports have been coming my way that Dave has not been successful as a Dungeon Master thus far.  He has personal and family issues right now, wich I feel are limiting his ability to run the game well.  I will be starting my new campaign on the first Sunday in May, and we shall meet every Sunday thereafter for four hours.

I am using much of the Quietville Material I published here, with a few important changes.  Chiefly, I am changing the pantheon to a dualistic system, with two primary deities, a god of light, and a god of darkness, and also some kind of neutral nature deity who will play a lesser role in the campaign, as this particular campaign will focus primarily on the battle between the gods of light and darkness. I am taking there names from the video game Fable, Avo being the god of light, and Skorm being the god of darkness.  I haven’t yet decided what name I will use for the goddess of nature; possibly something archetypal like “Gia” or “Mother Nature”.  I will post more updates here as the game design progresses.

Happy birfcake to me!

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Yay!  Today marks the 25th anniversary of my birth.  I really stopped looking forward to birthdays within the last couple of years, and today doesn’t feel particularly special to me.  I guess I should take this opportunity to reflect upon my life, and count my blessings, so I don’t feel so down on my birthday.

First and foremost, I am thankful for Rachel, my wonderful fiancee, who is always here for me.  I was in a pretty bad place before she came along, and I really appreciate everything she does for me.  I can’t wait to spend many more birthdays with her.

I am also thankfull for my family, who has always supported me and my crazy career ambitions.  They have always taken me in when no one else will, and believed in me.  They have provided me with words of kindness and wisdom when I need it most.

Finaly, I am thankfull for my freinds, and all the laughs and good times we have together.  I will always remember summer cook outs at Joe & Courtney’s house, late night D&D sessions, and poker nights.  I have so many fond memories with my dear freinds I can’t even to begin to list them all here, but you know who you are.  No matter where you go, I will always be right there with you, and you here with me.

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April 18, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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Obama Cartoon

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Today I found this Obama cartoon I would like to share with you.

Obama Cartoon

 

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April 17, 2008 at 7:14 am

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Supervisor Position

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One of my favorite supervisors at work is leaving tomorrow.   This is a little bit of a bitter sweet occasion because, although she will be sorely missed, this does open up an opportunity for one of us peons to become a night shift supervisor.  Needless to say, I applied for the position.

I submitted my resume earlier this week, and I was called into the facility managers office this evening for a preliminary interview.  She will be holding second interviews for select candidates on Monday.  I was nervous as hell, and it showed, but some of the other sales managers in the office told me I made a good impression.

This move is really all about money for me.  If it don’t make dollars,  It don’t make sense.  It would bean about a three dollar pay raise from my current base pay, and about 10-20 hours more per week, as well as benefits, which I need desperately. 

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April 11, 2008 at 8:01 am