May 27, 2009


As the rain slowly fell today, all I can think about is how I would rather be camping right now. Iíd rather be huddled under a rain fly and trying to keep a campfire burning than having spent my entire day at work.

Iím grateful that I have a job right now, especially one that could be considered a steady position. Yet at the same time I keep thinking about just how much I get no satisfaction, joy or sense of being from it. Seriously, most of the time I view my duties as being boring, redundant and less than stimulating. Iíve actually lost any amount of caring I had about the company that employees me. At one time, I actually cared and tried to do whatís best for them, now I just donít care.

Iíd start an earnest attempt at procuring new avenues of employment, but thanks to the severely bad management of this country by its elected officials, government appointees, and the citizenry that failed to remove them from those positions, we have an economy that really is unfriendly toward the job seeker. The only joy I take in life right now is my family and friends, but I feel for my friends because so many (too many) of them are feeling the crunch of this insipid economy.

The few things I enjoy in life, I just couldnít make a living on, even if the economy was better. My hobbies are ones that in general cost money, not make it. Unfortunately I do not think they have a job for the drinking re-enactor that likes to barbeque while shooting, camping and watching movies. If they do, someone please point me in the right direction. I really need a change of scenery.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at May 27, 2009 04:54 PM | TrackBack

You know, Michael Jackson is dead. Maybe you could make a living as a beer expert. Write books, review. Start your own beer of the month club.

Posted by: Petey at May 27, 2009 09:56 PM

Dammit Petey you beat me to it! I was going to suggest michael jackson impersonater. Anyhow Contagion if Wil had his way, we would be living in Colorado being trail & backpacking guides. But then again the economy is bad and we wouldn't be able to make a good enough living at it.

Posted by: red at May 28, 2009 06:23 AM

Well, there are a lot of people making a living in the cast bullet business. It would take a while getting started and I don't know the rules up there, whether or not you could do this out of your garage. Down here you could but up there?

Cowboy Action soft cast .45 Colt bullets are $65.40 a box of 500, plus shipping. Even lightweight .38 bullets are $44.80 per 500.I have no idea how much those huge balls you reenactors shoot cost, probably more than my car. After all, the barrels of those things are larger than a suburban sewer lines. At any rate it would cost a few hundred dollars to start and it would be totally unprofitable until you got a reputation but, maybe...

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