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Been a long time since I last posted anything here. I wonder if anyone noticed.

Lately I've been dipping in and out of ruts like a repetitive roller coaster. One week, I'll be feeling alright, and the next, I'll be all upset about something, although I usually keep it to myself. (Unless it's tech related, then I'm scrambling to find answers and live help if I can't solve it myself. Usually.)

This week has been sort of a mixture. I've been getting hardly any sleep because of a toothache that won't leave me alone, and the fact that I've gotten back into playing Magic: The Gathering with a local group of friends - and since I'm not supposed to have people at "my" place, I'm frequently out late (midnight or later) dueling or playing video games, or just taking advantage of the closest Internet connection since I still lack one at home.

The drive home is short, but I always want to stay up and work on some sort of project, like cleaning clutter off of my desktop computer's terabyte hard drive (which recently had a whopping 287 MB of free space on the primary partition). I'm usually in bed around 1 or 2 AM, having gotten nary a thing done. Rinse and repeat the next day, with minor variances.

And I'm under pressure, from various sources (myself included), to resume taking classes at the local college. I want to finish, I really do, but it's hard to work up the motivation to reapply when the last three semesters I attended ended in spectacular failure, dropping my GPA to below 2.0 and causing me to lose eligibility for H.O.P.E. I refuse to take out loans, so all I really have left is my own cash and the oddball generous grant (if I apply for any).

And speaking of money, I'm not so hot there either. Over a year has passed since I was "temporarily" hired at a local church as a janitor, and I'm still there. I've almost given up on finding other work because ... well, Cochran's a small town and none of my searches have been successful. Scouting the surrounding counties frightens me for several reasons, not the least of which includes an unreliable car that I don't even actually own, a severe lack of social skills, and a concern for unfamiliarity with varied sorts of work and "normal" work hours (40 hrs. per week when I'm used to a maximum of 15? Yeah, that'll take some adjusting).

Meanwhile, I'm almost done paying for repairs to the car's transmission, but I'm still paying a hospital bill from LAST YEAR in tiny bites. And that toothache? Yeah, I'm probably about to see a dentist about it, but I have concerns for its impact on my financial welfare. I'm dangerously close to going broke, so much so that I would almost rather suffer through the tooth problem than fork up my final Benjamins.

I don't know exactly how I got into this mess, but one thing is certain: it's going to take a LOT of work to get back out.
  • Listening to: Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog! soundtrack
  • Reading: Watchmen
  • Playing: Pokemon: White version 2
  • Drinking: Coca Cola


Michael Carr
United States
I'm some random 23-year-old guy who feels right at home around a computer or a gaming console; technology always gets me fired up.

I tend to jump at any opportunity to make myself helpful when it comes to technology, and I'm often just as bone-headed when it comes to trying to obtain used (but still desirable) gear.

Nevertheless, I try to convey a friendly mood around others, and I'll try to answer any tech question that gets thrown at me. Feel free to ask! :)

Current Residence: Cochran, Georgia, U.S.A.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: rock, alternative; VG
Favourite style of art: anime; magna style
Operating System: Debian 6 ("Squeeze") RC2, Windows XP Professional
MP3 player of choice: Apple iPod 5.5G (Video, 60GB) with Rockbox 3.7.1 or newer
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: The common file name is -sirkabe.jpg . Google it. ;)
Skin of choice: Artbox Widgets (iPod Video port) for Rockbox
Favourite cartoon character: Gardevoir
Personal Quote: Do not throw in the towel. Use it for wiping the sweat off your face.


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Spider-Loot Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the fave :D
Snowy-kun Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Your icon is very cute C:
CoronaCat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! ^^
Strife89 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
You're welcome! :)
MrsRemi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for adding my drawing to your collection :)
Strife89 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
You're welcome. :)
MrsRemi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah i read your profile(onmyiphoneicamtseeWHEREimreplyingnowimsorryicantrememberwhyandwhativewroteyou) ... um you said tech questions i hope this is tech and not electronical xD do you know smt about d-lan? my internet doesnt work and i did connect both dlans o.O can you guess whats wrong? xDD (sorryformybadenglishandbadexplaimingskillslol)
Lu-Lubianse Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav ^^
snowy-inferno Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
THANK YOU FOR THE WATCH AND FAVES!!! Haha! Thank you so much, I'm grateful.. ^_^
cluedog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
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