Pet peeves in the modern age

It’s probably because I’m in an irritable state right now, but I have a few pet peeves that I liked to share. Some may be consistent with others, and some may just come from my own personal opinion. Here are a few modern quarrels I deal with on the reg:

  1. Passwords. Oh so many accounts, oh so many passwords. I can’t tell you how many types of passwords I create, and access only once. Luckily we have the modern solutions of remaining logged in with a simple box click, or some systems such as the iOS, and Android have great features in remembering passwords. I, can not tell you how many times I’ve come across an old account and try to remember the password, and stop cold turkey in purchases, viewing, and following because of my poor password management. Even changing process is so tedious it’s becomes its own chore.
  2. touchscreen keyboards. Smartphones have become the new normal, yet I can not function with a touchscreen based keyboard. This may be a personal quarrel, because of how huge my thumbs are compared to a small keyboard. Or It may be because of my small phone, but I think an Apple Xs is the least of my problems (or maybe). The unsettling frustrations that stems from a typo leaves me irritated, which often results in me dropping the text, emails, comment, whatever from pursuing. Do I blame touchscreens for my lack of communication or… never mind I just don’t communicate as much. Keyboards or not, I still have this unnerving itch when the its prompted.
  3. pinky finger. I don’t even know where the pinky finger should go, and my pinky freaks because of it.

Just a few, and primarily a rants regarding my recent problems with technology. It benefits those who utilize it wisely, while I still can’t be bother to reply to a text I received last week.


“I slept while my parents lived their lives.”

So from work I was rewarded a 5 day weekend from the chaos of it all. I spent the latter of it indoors, email off and playing Mass Effect: Andromeda. After a few months of having the game in my ownership I never gave it my undivided attention until this past weekend. The investment was well worth it, and after 50+ hours of game play these are a few things that I take from the initiative.

It was my first real play-through of any Mass Effect game, and I am equally impressed by the game, and the many stories that were told in Andromeda. the lives that pursued the initiative, and left everything behind in the Milky Way. The many tales that were invoked to tell what they left behind to pursue something greater, whether it be for science, boredom, or acceptance, and these are just a few take aways.

Stories. Of all the tales I pursued I liked Liams and Suvi. Possibly because they left something in the Milky Way light years away. Acosta shared a more conventional background that seemed comparable growing up as a modern human. He dwelled on the past life and remembered the time he and has parents worked on an old vehicle. Suvi had a more spiritual break being that every thing behind her was gone, and her reflection of her parents represents the lives that are no longer there. specifically the line “I slept while my parents lived their lives.” Never have I felt so heartbroken, and in awe of the story telling felt from video games. They’re many stories that go in depth, but these two were the ones I felt best represent me in their position.

Exploration. of all the many worlds I explored I say Kadara was my favorite, and then Elaaden, and then Voeld. just to name a few. the worlds, and their rich immersion has helped the wanderlust deep in my heart that has yearned to do something no one has done before. I think this is where I side with Peebee, about never looking back and always looking forward. The vast exploration of the hidden caves and worlds that were wrapped in hazardous living conditions that were purified by opening vaults. That in turned showed the true natural beauty in these landscape. More importantly the hidden narrative that came with each planet and moon. Every system had something to find. whether it was the missing satellites or the ancient relics that laid in slumber for centuries. I appraised every item found like a lost friend, and loved every second.

Acceptance. I guess one of the main reason I pursued the Mass Effect was the many same-sex romances that were entangled in the beautiful narrative, and vast worlds. I like the idea that there was not one individual waiting for an approval, whether it was on their sexual identity or for an adventure. It was through midway of my first play through that I wanted to romance Gil, but honestly I really enjoyed the option of my first go around with Reyes. yet nothing rung true that my main character was my first intergalactic queer hero. It would only stand true until I start to play the Mass Effect trilogy.

1 year career block

I need a new job.

I’m currently struggling with the one year career builder position. I took the first job that was offered, and never looked back. I can’t say there was any options near me, and any surrounding area that was giving me flexible hours, and a decent out of college salary.

As I approach the one year anniversary of my hiring I’m ultimately looking for another job. I’m currently the lead of the marketing dept, but running in twenty different direction at a point in time was cool, and fun, but has ultimately left me with a low morale, loss of passion, and some serious weight gain. I’m thinking the next job I would take would be in a specialized field that has me relying on someone else to fulfill a task I requested, and where the meetings are meaningful and insightful.