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The State of the Sean Address

So a few of you know of upcoming plans, a most of you don't, and I'm guessing more than a few people are wondering what the hell is going on with me right now...

First off I will say that in the month of December I was not in the best of places, which is prompting the change in environments that is about to happen again. When I came home it was with the understanding I wanted to pick up one of the manager positions in our stores and get myself back on my feet post Silver Spring and the blow up at REI. We decided to form a company and I've been working for the better part of the year installing Security Camera systems up and down the east coast.

In theory this should have netted me a lot more money. I'm not going to say that part of the lessened income was due to moving back home but I made under 12k last year and that's just pathetic. My dad has an iron grip on the company and that what was supposed to provide income and stability isn't. I've been paying expenses out of pocket and for literally the entire month of December I had maybe $30 to my name.

So i'm looking to jump ship and head down to Raleigh around the same time as com con is going on. Yeah, it's not the worlds best timing, but let me tell ya, it's better than if it was going on later in the year. I have enough money saved to do this sucessfully and moving anywhere the cost of living isn't as fucked as it is in Montgomery County MD will help

So what does this mean for yours truly

1.) Time has been extremely limited and my patience with the world has been extremely thin. If I've been offline or non communicative (though I'm up to date on e-mails and any Otakon work) in my personal life that's why.

2.) The Prime dates for me jumping ship are 1/20-23, Directly after Comcon the following weekend, or the weekend after that.

3.) I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing between now and the Japan trip for Otakon in March, or what I'm doing after that. Honestly I have a bit of a travel bug biting my ass right now so I might be doing some road tripping.

4.) Through the power of the internet I should be actually more active online in the coming weeks that I have been. You really didn't want to talk to me for the past 2 months, it's not been a pleasant time. Lets just say I hit bottom at the beginning of December and it was a very broken month.

5.) If you need something from me urgently please call me on 301 661 9734 which will remain active for now, though I may have a number change soon. Alternatively IM, and e-mail still works great.

Alice is as supportive of my cracked out situation as she can be and I really have to thank her worlds for giving me a place to head to from MD.

Short term plan is regain sanity, do some temp work pre-Japan, then hunker down and make some cash ahead of otakon. In the fall I want to be back in school at least part time, with Full Time in the coming spring. I don't mind working 6 days a week as long as I actually get paid for the work I'm doing.

The idea of going Scorched Earth at home just seems so cathartic right now.

As of now, the probability I'm coming is 100%, with a 90% chance of the dates previously mentioned being the exit dates from the 'rents.


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Jan. 14th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering/worried about how you've been since you and I had last talked..so I'm glad to hear from you.

Sending you a gagillion best wishes on this. *hugs*

Edited at 2008-01-14 10:02 pm (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
*big hugs*

yeah, I'm just trying to soldier on till I can get the fuck out.
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
If anyone can soldier on in a tough situation, it's you. :)
Jan. 14th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
I am here if you need anything.

Best of luck with the move and finally escaping the parental grasp.
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Trying to break the evil cycle once and for all... You are so much better at getting the hell out of familial control than I...
Jan. 14th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Obviously I hate you for moving away, but I hope NC works better for you than MD. I know MD is crap.

We really need to hang out sometime before you go. Need help packing?
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC)
Ken just needs to move to NC now... ya know.. so we can just hang out?

All it really means is that if I come up I'll steal sleep space on your couch next time ^_^
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
The couch is pretty crap, but we have an inflatable mattress! And you know I'm not a fan of the east coast in general.
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Good luck, man! I'll be sending good vibes from the left coast!
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Thanks man... I wish I had been able to make your party :)

I need to come say hi out in CA ^^
Jan. 15th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Definitely, man. If you ever can, let me know. ^_^
Jan. 15th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
I was wondering where you were, sorry things haven't been going okay. Let me know if you want to do something before you leave, I'm in class four days a week but I'm still generally free every evening.
Jan. 15th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Love you, sweetie <3
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
<3 you too darlin ^^
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
dude, I was honestly under the impression that you were doing much better than that in the 'security' business. suxors.

Anyhow I hope things get better, and if your road trips lead you out west, you're welcome to stop by and hang out or something.
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)

That's the evil part to it all. The company itself _is_ doing well. For a first year company it's extremely profitable. We were not in the red and in fact when all is said and done after 12k to me, 8 k to my bro, 22k to a car we are still quite in the black. Car was bought in cash, no payments on it left at all.

I don't feel like I have any say or control in the way things ultimately end up with, which really means it's great to work your ass off and make a profit, but when the profit doesn't get into you hands eventually, and some asshole (my father) who doesn't actually do work for you makes you lend him 15k, and takes another 6k worth of money to buy things for the company that we don't actually use and he just wanted it kinda makes your head explode.

And if I'm in your neck of the woods I'll deffinitly say hi :)
Jan. 15th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
Let's road trip to Ohio!
Jan. 15th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Here's hoping to a better 2008 all around :-)
Jan. 15th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
We shall welcome you into the fold.


Hmm, we may actually be back up to Ocean's 13 again...enough people have moved down and back that I'd have to sit down and do a count again...
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Oceans 13. I got to film the Japan Red carpet in Roppongi. I even have the movie poster.
Jan. 15th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Keep strong dude. I feel your pain. I am trying to find a place in Tokyo. I hope to find it before Feb. I don't have time to be jerked around too.

I hope to see you in Tokyo. Maybe I can show you my new digs.

Jan. 15th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I hope it all works out like you want. Keep your chin up!
Jan. 17th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Drive safe! Wish you the best in your escape. :)
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