Baseball fans, dont stop believing

Well, not for another month at least, until the regular season gets under way, at least. Yes, baseball is back, officially the big boys start meeting up with each other in pre season tomorrow, though before then, 4 games against college teams will have taken place, yesterday, and today.

In truth, for fans of 5 teams supposedly in rebuilding mode, you probably neednt start to believe, but anyway… Yes, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Colorado, I’m looking at you. In truth, you could easily add San Diego, and Miami to that list, but just maybe? Yes, thats right, I’m writing off 7 National League teams before the season even starts! Awful, isnt it? The closest to an American League write off I could get, is a maybe, on Oakland, but I’d have more doubts on that being the case.

Yes, alright, I’ll get in my moment of pleasure, given no team has retained the title since 2000, and mention that the Kansas City Royals are the current champions. I know, sounds good, for me at least, doesnt it? Could they do it again? The team is probably strong enough, but whether, like so many before them, they fail under the badge of returning champions, who knows? One thing is for sure, and is nothing to do with baseball logic, its an even numbered year, so you have to mention the San Francisco Giants. Yes, they won in 2010, 2012, and 2014, so…

The hype team this year, seems to be the Chicago Cubs, who havent actually won it, since 1908! Yes, they’ve been spending madly, and like the Red Sox earlier this century, that streak has to go at some point. But favorites, seriously?

So, if KC cant do it again, who do I think are a decent price to go all the way? I said it as a joke, but seriously, its hard to ignore San Francisco. Not only have they got the ‘even streak’ to continue, they look a good team, and you can get 16/1 here in the UK, with one firm, too big to ignore. You have to respect the New York Mets (also 16/1) after last year, as I wouldnt be surprised to see Washington implode again. On the American League side, I wouldnt be surprised to see Houston (16/1) go further up, and with their team (and playing logic), Boston (14/1) are either going to finish bottom of their division, or go a long way. I have 2 loves who could do well, one obviously is Kansas City (14/1), and the other are Hollywood’s team, the LA Dodgers (16/1).

Whats that, you want an outsider to root for? Well, most of those I’ve said rude things about already, but if you must…the ‘under the radar’ team for me, could just be Minnesota, quietly ignored, despite not missing the play offs by a lot last year, and you can get them at 50/1

As I say, Vegas fans, these are UK prices, I’ve not really got a way to look at whats on offer in the US, so this is the best I can do.

Interesting stat, team song. 3 times in the last 4 years, and 4 times in the last 6 (thanks, San Francisco), this song has been the team song for the Champions. Yes, thats right, KC use it too, which only made it all the more amusing in 2014, as it meant Journey were going to win the World Series regardless! So yes, thats tonights video, shock horror.

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The need for a split personality

Well, that might not solve the plight I found myself in today, more like the need for a split body, in all honesty. But fine, if someone is offering me a half human, half robot personality, I wont say no! To be honest, I need someone with a replication machine, to save my woes!

Yesterday, via a phone interview, I earned myself a face to face one, in Bradford, next Thursday, for a job in a call centre. I know, nothing exciting, but its a job, and decent pay, so…main snag, doesnt start until May, secondary snag, its a bit of a walk from where my bus would drop me, but anyway…

This morning, I was offered an interview, for a job in Leeds. Yes, you’ve guessed it, I’m sure, next Thursday! This could be got around, if the second interview was in Leeds, just avoid the time of mine in Bradford, right? Right! But this is Capita, and its far too simple to hold job interviews for a job in Leeds, in Leeds. Where? Derby, about 75 miles away! Why? As much as I can gather, this job is a split location role, and the interviews are being done in Derby. So no, cant do it, unless, as I say, a scientist with a replication machine reads this!

So yes, I’ve stuck with the Bradford one, despite it actually having the later starting date. Why? Simple, the pay is about £3-5 thousand a year more, at that one, and secondly, Capita are not renowned for holding on to staff, so if the worst should happen, I’ll probably get a second go at it, sometime soon! Fine, if the wages were similar, then the Capita one appeals more, as its travel related, as opposed to financial services, but anyway…

But yes, if a handy mad scientist is reading this (unlikely, given I’ve got no offers from Wednesday’s posting), with a replication chamber that either works, or needs testing, then let me know. Yes, fine, I’d love a Rotwang/ Metropolis type replication job, but I’ll settle for anything, in all honesty. Could then try to revive the other job application lol.

Right, the video. I’m only amazed I’ve never used this before, maybe this is what I need to get a scientist with ‘interesting’ ideas to talk to me lol!

Any mad scientist need a guinea pig for experiments?

No, I’m not seriously expecting any positive answers, but hey, a girl can dream! Would have to be easier than job hunting, for sure! And yes, open to all suggestions, as long as it either provides some money, somewhere interesting to live, or both! Mind, if the experiment is interesting enough (oh, please!), I probably wont care, or be able to care where I’m living post experiment.

Yes, the obvious would be heavenly, which includes brainwashing, robotization,or mind control, I’d absolutely love it. Mind, if its just temporary tampering with the mind, and/or body, that would be fine, especially if the pay was good.

Fine, if anyone else wants to do anything kinky, or weird to me, for decent pay, or for guaranteed lodgings, I’d be thrilled, temporarily, or longer.

OK, just at the moment, I’d settle for any decent job, or otherwise offer, with contingencies of money, or accommodation, and leave it there. Hey, if some rich guy wants to turn me into his personal ‘Marion Davies’, thats equally fine by me.

But yes, before despair really kicks in, someone offer me something! ‘Interesting’, as above would be heaven, but just about anything…anywhere? Well, maybe…?

No, I dont expect any positive answers, but no harm in trying!

The video, what my senses might be doing, if in a sinister experiment lol!

And words are all I have

Some of you who are up with these modern, trendy things (Yes, I’m doing my best 30’s girl impression here!) may have heard of something called Patreon. Less than world famous writers, and musicians use it as a method to support their career, by having patrons donate money on a regular basis, so they dont have to worry about earning it in other ways. Hey, one of my favourite groups, Post Modern Jukebox (now quite famous) started off down this route.

No, dont worry, I’m not going to request money to support my story writing, despite what some tell me, I’m really not in that league, and I know it! And believe me, my singing is as good as Jean Harlow’s, and thats not a good thing! And lastly, unlike CJ, I have no plans to break into the movies either at present.

But one thing I do lots of, as some will know, is story reviewing. Now me, I cant see why anyone would be prepared to pay me to produce story reviews, but it seems, there might be some. And yes, a few extra pennies would be handy, I must admit. My primary area would remain the EMCSA, but I have realised that ebook writers, looking for reviews to post on Amazon, and the like, might be prepared to pay small amounts to get a guaranteed story review?

To show how little I know about the concept, I was asked tonight how much a review would cost, for a book on Amazon, and I hadnt got a clue! Has anyone got any idea on this? I guess it depends on how many words you have to read (fee, per 1,000 words?), but I wouldnt have a clue as to how much.

Yes, I’m not sure how much this could possibly raise, anyway, but I guess that unless I add a lot of extra words to my reading week, anything is a bonus? Though in truth, unless I can raise a reasonable amount (though I have no idea just how much?), I’m not sure how much of a benefit it really would be? I suppose book publishing companies need readers, to decide how good stories are, but breaking into that field, at my age, and with only having online experience?

Anyone able to offer advice, either through here, or to my email, at robotunit8@hotmail.com would be appreciated.

Right, the video, a double delight, of the same song. Firstly, the famous group version,

Secondly, an ‘old friend’, Gary Simmons, and his Bee Gees tribute group, Jive Talkin’. I do wish he would make more solo videos, or even better, with Kirsty Marr, but anyway…

Heavy breathing stuff

Right, lets get right away from personal woes, and post something a little silly, and definitely a little kinky too.

The traditional method of use for gas masks, is to protect people from breathing in dangerous gases, and all that. Of course, some people use them for other purposes, either to deliberately make people breathe in a certain gas, usually for devious purposes, often in mind control stories, for the purpose of controlling someone quite literally. They can also be used to restrict people’s breathing, in a D/s sense, which can be quite fun, but anyway…

A new writer at the EMCSA has been using gas masks in a rather delicious way, though to be honest, his method of control is cigar smoke, which as a big non smoker, is pretty much a major turn off for me. Some of the other technology he uses, is so delicious, that I’m happily reading them anyway!

Yes, I’m no angel, I’ve worn a gas mask on a few occasions, though not recently, and not to protect me from any noxious gases, either! And yes, I have good memories of doing so, to be honest. Not so much if someone decided to restrict my breathing too much, but as a way of depersonalisation, then yes, I loved it.

But fine, if someone wants to put a gas mask on me, and pump it full of mind controlling gas, I wouldnt complain, even while I could! Equally, if someone wants to turn me into a ‘machine’ by putting one on my face, and removing my humanity, good by me too. Its been a long while since I wore one, but if I got the chance again, then yes, I would!

The video. Well, to be honest, this was the only one I could I think of, with some heavy breathing in it. And besides, its Abba, so…

Losing The Bad Recent Memories?

Yes, I’m still here, alive, and just about kicking. Still a bit bruised at the edges, but I’m still going at present.

Fine, the good news, I’ve been firmly told I wont be needing, in the near future for somewhere else to live. Not quite sure how it all plays out, but I’m told I’m fine. Yes, I’ve put in claims for Job Seekers allowance, and rent benefit, which might help financially at least, so we will see. Oh, and yesterday, I had a job interview, one I rescued from last weeks fiasco. Irony of ironies, at the place I first worked at, up here, in 2005, who made me redundant 4 years later. Doing the job I started off doing there, not the one I was made redundant from, but anyway… I think it went OK, but I’ve thought this before, and been proved wrong, so…I will wait and see!

All the same, if you believe Kanye West (and I’m not convinced I do), I’m not the worst off person around. But yes, his $53 million, is probably about the same as me getting $5,300, so if Mark Zuckerberg is listening, I’m a bargain in comparison lol! Yes, it amused me that someone has started a ‘Fund Me’ account for Mr West, for the full amount, of which it has raised $35, when I saw the post about it. Fine, I’d probably struggle to raise $35 if I started one, but anyway… If anyone wants me to (especially wealthy men, with plenty of money to spare), then shout!

Starting off on a serious note, if anyone wants to offer me work, of any legal kind, try me! I mean, from a practical point of view, call centres, data inputting, customer service, and the like, are the best bets, but I have got retail skills too. Oh, and if anyone wants to offer me something totally out of left field, then I’d love to hear it! Relocate? Absolutely, though I would then require some form of living space to be provided, unless you’re turning me into a robot, in which case, a charging station will do!

Oh, and if any man, or woman out there fancies taking me on, as a partner, servant, or submissive, then feel free to let me know. I’m sure no one is that daft, to want me, but no harm in mentioning it. It probably would take some tampering of the mind to get me interested in sex, but…I’d enjoy the tampering, at least! Yes, fine, living as a robot would be wonderful, but being practical…I guess hypnosis could do it? But hey, being a vanilla partner/wife, might be fun, if anyone feels the urge!

Oh, and right, all those scientists out there, looking for a guinea pig for their interesting experiments, yes please, very available! 😉 Mind control, brainwashing, robotics, neural interface, or anything less exciting, feel free to let me know, I’d love every minute of it!

So as I say, make me an offer, and providing its legal, I might well say yes! Just saying…? 😉

Right, the video. This group is remembered for 1 song, and this isnt it! Yes, wow, a song you may not know, impressive! Shall we say, that if I was brainwashed, or mind controlled, then you could say I was suffering from this?

Reaching the end of the road

OK, so time wise, I did think about leaving this until tomorrow, but I promised people some pretty depressing news, so pledge kept. Yes, I know, a week ago I thought I was hitting that high, but sadly it was just an illusion.

Yes, you guessed it, that job I thought I’d got, just a con. And yes, I was so desperate for a job, that despite the wage screaming at me, as being wrong, I jumped at it. And yes, the security check, and having to pay for it, sounded fair, so I went ahead and done it. I know, bigger fool me, but I need the job!

Anyway, having got to Thursday, when I was promised contact to arrange induction, and further details, and heard nothing, I sent off an email enquiring about this. Then Friday morning, guess what, I got an email from them! But no, not a reply to mine, but the identical email to the one I’d received a week earlier. Mind, given when I’d had no reply on Thursday (all replies previously answered very promptly), I feared the worst, but this just confirmed it. So yes, I took to Google, to try and discover more, and at that point, everything unraveled big time. To cut a long story short, I’d been conned, and fallen for it.

The worst thing, I’d turned down a couple of other assessments, and interviews, because I thought I’d found a job, and then finally discovered, I hadnt. Yes, I did for a while after that contemplate just saying “Oh, blow it”, and bringing an end to it all (Yes, tried it before, many years ago, when I first discovered the whole transgender thing), but I think I’ve got past that point now, but dont quote me on that! So yes, over the weekend, I’ve got back to sending off job applications, and trying to see if I can recover the ones I turned down, so lets hope something comes of it. Not exactly full of hope (understandably), but we will see.

But yes, the biggest snag I have now, is that the money I threw away, I really couldnt afford to lose. So now, instead of having 3 weeks rent that I could scrape together, with a little bit to spare, I now have 2, and a bit more to spare, but not enough for a weeks rent! Even less so, if I have to start paying out for fares to get to job interviews, but anyway…at least getting one, might get me out of a hole, though even then, by the time I get paid… Oh, and strictly, I need some cheap furniture for here too, assuming I’m going to be here long enough to make it matter!

So yes, I’m begging, anyone in a position to help? Money, simply to keep me going, or if you have a small wardrobe, or chest of drawers, that you can get to me, to save me buying one in a charity shop, shout! Its funny, when I asked if anyone would ‘rescue me’ if I needed it, I bet most thought I was just exaggerating things. See, you were wrong!

In a perfect world, I would love to just start all over again, somewhere in the US, and try and build myself a new life, and make this one work. But this world isnt perfect, and besides, I havent got enough for the air fare for most of the US, and thats before the next rent is due on Wednesday! After that…nope!

So yes, understandably, just at this moment, I’m still pretty low. Though as Elton John said, I’m still standing, but only just! And for how much longer? Help!

Right, so now you know, at least. The video, well, I did think about the Elton John one, but given that Bowie died recently, and its a brilliant video, and its apt for how I feel…