Was laid off for the first time and got a new job three weeks later.
-On 10/26/2018, I was laid off from my job. I worked as an Image Processor I for US Bancorp. My job had me scanning and processing financial documents all day. A few weeks before I was laid off, our big boss, Jane Biessener, had come in from Milwaukee, where she works. Apparently changes had been underway and of course, my department had no knowledge. The week of 10/26, we were told that changes would be happening. That Wednesday before I got laid off, I was called into a meeting with our boss Jane along with two of my coworkers, Pixie and Carrie. We were told, in no uncertain terms, that the Cincinnati location would be shut down due to that magical word called "restructuring". In my opinion, that means "We don't need you. Find a new job!" Of course, I cried because I had never had that happen. And as always, the HR rep told us that he would help us find a job. YEAH RIGHT! He did fuck all to help us. We were on our own. But, enough on the negativity. I applied for jobs and I did it hard. I was thankful and lucky enough to land a new job three weeks later. In fact, on the very day that I would have had to file for my severance pay, which was 11/26, that was my first day in a new department, still in US Bank. I am now a Lockbox Clerk 2. I process payments for retail. I have been working there for four happy weeks. I feel a lot calmer and a lot less stressed out here than at my last job. I only have two words- THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got two more tattoos.
-I should really post photos. I had gotten two more tattoos. I have a tattoo on the inside of my left forearm. I have always been fascinated by those tear away tattoos that tattoo artists refer to as "skin rips". I have a "skin rip" tattoo on the inside of my left forearm with the English flag inside. It's to represent part of my heritage, since I found out that I have 8% Great Britain in my heritage. Boy, that certainly does explain a thing or two. The other tattoo I have is on the inside of my right calf. It's of the Disney character Mulan. It represents my love of/appreciation for/interest in Chinese culture and history.
Seen Judas Priest/Deep Purple again
-Yes, we have now seen these two bands twice. We saw Deep Purple for the first time in September of last year when they had come to Cincinnati to play at the Riverbend Music Center with Alice Cooper. And just this past August, they had come once again to play with Judas Priest, who was touring their recently released Firepower album. Man oh man does Judas Priest know how to rock!! I loved seeing the look on my sister's face when Rob Halford rode out on his Harley, done up in Firepower artwork to sing "Hell Bent for Leather". Another cool thing is that two of the roadies for Priest were raising money for Parkinson's Disease research by charging $5 to get a photo on the motorcycle Rob would ride. Of course, me and my sister both chipped in for three good reasons: A.) it goes to a good cause, B.) We're fans of Judas Priest and we both knew Rob would ride that bike C.) It was because of Glenn Tipton recently being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and we both thought he was the good looking one.
Seen a cool movie about the band Queen called Bohemian Rhapsody. Also saw the new Halloween movie.
-The new movie Bohemian Rhapsody is awesome. It's essentially about how the band formed and how they played their famous gig at Live Aid. It's awesome. The new Halloween movie is interesting as well. It's definitely not for kids, which leads me to wonder why people had their children, aged 10 or under, in there. There was one part where the psychiatrist looking after Michael Myers gets his head stomped on and it bursts like a pumpkin dropped off a freeway overpass. Another part involves two police officers getting killed, one with a bullet to the heart and the other with his head removed, hollowed out like a pumpkin and his flashlight inserted inside. Not suitable for children
My mom had her first car crash in 41 years and was robbed highway robbery-style
-My mom had her first car crash when she was 16. A car had rear ended her not paying attention. Once again, things have come full circle. Friday night my mom had been rear ended by a box truck on I-75, coming back from Florence, Kentucky, where she works. It had been raining, which almost always guarantees the roads will be slick. My mom, of course, was taking her time because it was stop-and-go traffic. This box truck, not paying attention, had no time to stop and it rear ended her. Luckily, she was able to get off to the right side of the road. She was ready to murder the driver, lol. She was swearing left, right and center at him and of course, he says that there's no need to cuss, lady. The Fort Mitchell Police had come and collected her purse along with the ambulance who was there to take her to St. Elizabeth in Edgewood. After finding out that, thankfully, she had no broken bones, but mostly just a sprained back, wrist and shoulders, she was allowed to go home. Yesterday morning, we had gone out to collect her bag from work, which contains her Amazon Kindle Fire table, which she uses to read e-books, her MP3 player, a couple of spare phone chargers and a pair of brand new eyeglasses, which she uses when she takes out her contacts, we find the car is unlocked and the bag gone. Someone had robbed my mother. It's that old highway logic-broken down car, let's see what valuables are inside. And with it being right before Christmas, there might be Christmas gifts inside. My mom had been robbed!!
-The Fort Mitchell Police HAD NOT locked up my mom's car, as she was told. She was enraged, on fire, furious, every word for angry. And if you know her like me and my sister do, she cries when she gets angry. She kept saying "I hate people". I do not blame her. Luckily, my sister was able to contact Amazon customer service and have the Kindle shut down, unable to be re-registered. Because when my mom would buy e-books, her credit card information was on it. My sister talked to Amazon and told them the situation. That my mom's Kindle had been stolen. That she wanted it wiped completely clean so no one could use it. That it was only her Kindle that would be wiped clean, not her actual Amazon account. That all the books she had bought would still be available via the Amazon Cloud. So now, whoever gets that Kindle, thinking they have a new one, will be unable to use it. When they contact Customer Service to get it activated and read off the serial number, it will register as stolen. So it's now a $50 coffee table decoration. As for the MP3 player, the cord to charge it was also in there, so they now have a used MP3 player. Just hope they mind the buttons sticking. Sucks to be them! Luckily, me and my sister have my mom covered. My sister ordered my mom a new canvas bag with dolphins on it (my mom has a thing for dolphins) and I ordered a new Kindle Fire after Christmas, when they go on sale, for my mom. I'm even ordering a new tablet cover for her. I want purple because my mom loves purple; it's her favorite color. But she went ahead and bought herself a new 16 GB MP3 player. So, essentially, me and my sister did our good deed for the day. I also did another good deed- buying lunch for my mom. She's diabetic and if her sugar drops, she gets lethargic. I bought Subway for her since she didn't have breakfast.
-The point of this little situation is-I HATE PEOPLE! I've always hated people who think of only themselves and no one else. It seems to get increasingly worse the closer it gets to Christmas. People want to fight and be stupid over the things that don't even matter. To make matters worse, because of the idiots at the Fort Mitchell Police Department, my mom was robbed. She called them and told them she was robbed and they didn't seem to take it seriously. Like they thought a $50 Amazon Kindle Fire, a $60 MP3 player and a pair of $200 progressive-lens glasses was no big deal. Like it was low priority for them, when they had more important things to worry about, like useless idiots OD'ing on heroin or other drugs. They blew it off, saying they would "look into it". Which translates into "Lady, we have more important things to worry about than some tablet, glasses and an MP3 player". It's because of police officers like this that I have a hard time respecting men in uniform sometimes. These kind of police officers don't seem to take their job seriously, investigating a robbery, which is their job, look at it like "what do you want me to do about it?" while the ones who DO take their job seriously are not trusted by others. They do their job and investigate it and get nothing in return.
Saw Def Leppard/Journey
-We saw these two bands in May. I saw Def Leppard already, so it was my second time seeing them while for my sister, it was her first time seeing Def Leppard. It was both our first time seeing Journey live, though. My sister had bought the tickets and when she looked at the price later, it was hideously expensive. She couldn't figure out why until she looked at the breakdown of costs on the tickets. She had, unknowingly, bought a VIP meet-and-greet with Def Leppard. When she realized that, I think she blew a few microchips. The thought of meeting Def Leppard and getting a photo next to Joe Elliott and Phil Collen was enough to make my sister happy. When the blessed night came, she made sure to wear all her Leppard gear. What cracked me and my sister up, though, was when we got inside US Bank Arena, where the concert was, there were two lines-one for VIP meet-and-greet with Journey and one for Def Leppard. Everyone got in the line they thought was for Leppard, but turned out to be Journey. I never seen a line of people move so fast, rofl. Anyway, me and my sister, and about a hundred other people, mostly women, were in line to do the meet-and-greet. There was a black woman holding a child backstage with them and of course, now the rumor mill was up and running about who it was. Every one there thought it was Phil Collen's wife Helen, but it couldn't be. She was in L.A. and had just given birth to a baby. She wouldn't be able to fly just yet. It might have been the girlfriend or even wife of one of the other band members. I didn't ask because I felt it was not my concern. We got the photo, the photographer telling my sister to relax, lol. For her, it's hard to relax when Joe Elliott and Phil Collen are RIGHT BEHIND YOU! I was calm as ever, being near Vivian Campbell and Rick Savage, but inside, I was dancing like an idiot, jumping for joy! The concert, both bands, were amazing. When Def Leppard came on, they did a mix of early and new material, like "Rock Rock ('til You Drop)", "Let It Go", "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Animal", "Foolin'", "Love Bites", "Armageddon It", "Man Enough", "Invincible", "Undefeated", etc.