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JOURNAL #7: “new home, new job & new beginnings.”

JOURNAL7These past few months, I’ve been hiding something from you readers. It’s nothing super important, but I feel like it’s important that I share my little secret with you. It’s something only family and close friends were aware of, [so if you fit into one of those two categories, you know what I’m about to mention] So here it is. deep breath ~

For those of you that have been with Me on warrenisweird since the beginning know that I work at a funeral home: Acting as one of the guys who goes to the place of death, retrieves the body, and then finally; bring it to the proper funeral home that the family has decided on. Except that isn’t entirely true. At least not entirely true for the past 3 months.

The thing is [without going into a terrible amount of detail] that I hadn’t worked there since roughly October 2014. A few things had happened, especially during the slow-ish time of the year, which resulted in me no longer working there. [by no decision of mine] Since then, I began working in a retail store’s stock room. [oddly enough, at Stephanie‘s work] constantly thinking of the past year and everything I had learned working for a funeral home, I quickly came to realize just how much I missed it. Doing this funeral job, I felt special – important even. I had never felt that proud of something I had become: someone who feels legitimately helpful to someone in their time of need. In the stock room, I felt like just someone who has to get the super-pricey coffee machines for some rich person. I was pretty well “anyone”. I appreciate the fact that I had a chance to work there, at least so I had some kind of income, but I didn’t feel right – like I didn’t belong. Naturally, I chose to continue to look into other funeral home jobs – especially with my now new-found experience from before.

while this is obviously not the exact one: the morgue was a place I visited frequently at the hospital[s].

Eventually I came across a company [whom I won’t mention by name for obvious reasons] who actually does what I was doing before – except they had been doing it for a longer period of time. I talked with the man in charge numerous times through email, telephone, and even texting back and forth once or twice: and eventually, we set up an interview. [which happened last week] I had felt that it had gone really well.. and for good reason – because as of this Saturday: I start doing what I was doing for that last year: picking up deceased bodies, and bringing them to their respective funeral homes – and I’m so glad to be back in a business that made me feel so important to the world. Again, this news isn’t something super special, but I wanted to share it with what I consider almost my “blog-family” – It’s almost like a weight is lifted, y’know?

Another important thing to quickly bring up is that next weekend, Stephanie and I are moving into a new place. The apartment right now is littered with a fuck-ton of boxes, and it’s only bound to become more crowded. Thankfully, the new place isn’t far from where we are now, but reason this news is so important is because until we’re settled in, I won’t have access to the Internet. Therefore, there may be a slight delay in posts on warrenisweird. [boooo!] I plan to have quite a few queued posts set up so when I do get the Internet back up and running, I can quickly post a dozen posts: at least to make up for the gap from when I couldn’t before..

So there’s a quick update in the life of Warren.[isweird]  From moving, to new jobs; life is about to get super hectic, and I wanted to give a quick warning about the upcoming lack of posts. The very last thing I want to say is a huge shout out to all of you readers! [even you, weird guy who sits in the back on his phone all the damn time! Oh wait..that’s me] Because of your love, and your dedication to that “follow” button, warrenisweird now has over 100 followers on WordPress! Seriously, it means a ton knowing that people care enough about the incessant crap I talk about. Thank you so much, everyone! [keep smashing those “like” buttons and that follow button!]  New stuff is coming soon to warrenisweird [after the move no less] so stay tuned for updates! [and stay weird!]

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seriously. I cannot stress my love for you all. Thanks for everything!

THANKS FOR READING.

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JOURNAL #6: “something you should probably know..”

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[where the hell has Warren been?!]

those readers who have been with warrenisweird since the beginning know I work in a funeral home [full time.] I usually work long shifts, such as 12pm to 8pm and then on call overnight until 8 the following morning..only to work again at 12pm and then rinse, wash and repeat the process. With Summer being pretty well over, leading into Fall; the next coming months are no different in my work schedule.. except maybe a bit. See, the thing is — a lot of the guys I, personally, work with are younger [about my age, so mid twenties] who are still in college/university; unlike me. I’m not in school; at least not at this exact moment in my life.

Therefore, since it’s now [officially] September – I’ve become the regular working stiff at my job. [since the others are back to classrooms and homework] I went from my casual shifts [such as three to four shifts a week] to almost all the time! Since the last week of August, I’ve been working almost every single day: Monday to Friday. Of course, this is what I wanted when I was looking for the job; I wanted full time hours. I’m just not used to it yet. Even this week, on days I was supposed to be off, I was requested to work — which is by no means a problem to me. naturally, I gladly accepted.

So why does all this matter? Why am I talking about something that doesn’t involve anyone but myself? Am I just complaining about work? Of course not — that’s not my intention. I’m sharing this with you, dear reader[s] because if anything, it might affect my writing here, on warrenisweird. Now, I am not saying that I am done blogging. No, abso-fucking-lutely not. This is one of my favorite things to do in my spare time, but that’s exactly it: spare time. because I’m working so much lately, I can’t exactly post as frequently as I was in early August. I promise, I have a fuck-ton of ideas saved in my writing book for new posts; it’s just a matter of having time to type them up..

Thankfully, my week slows down a bit this week coming as I only work three days [as opposed to my five to seven, lately!] giving me some down time from work to write up tons to fill in the spaces I’ve missed through-out these past few days. again, do not expect warrenisweird to go anywhere, anytime soon — this is my happy place and wouldn’t give it up for the world; Which brings me to my final point..

warrenisweird officially has over 50 followers on here [Wordpress] and 50 more on Facebook! I never thought so many people would care so strongly about the things I had to say about films — I was always the weird [get it? Warren is weird? ..forget it. I thought it was funny] kid who talked about stupid things no one cared about. I sincerely thank you, you guys all fucking rock and I’d give you all a huge hug if I could. It means a fucking ton, and I love you all. My next post after this one will be up by Monday morning since I’m technically on call right now and am working tomorrow during the day [and of course, overnight] as well.

be sure to like warrenisweird on Facebook, on Tumblr, and my personal Twitter account for all sorts of weird, obscure fun!

stay weird, and THANKS FOR READING.