May 31 or bust.

January 07 2007
Yeah, it's time for an entry.

May 31, Fairpoint Communications will eliminate all of their specific location customer service employees. This includes roughly 30 people at GTCom, the phone company I work at.

Well, it also roughly includes me. That's the bad news. Now, the good news.

I'm getting paid well for taking this. Three weeks base pay (40 hours a week), plus another week for each full year I've been with the company (one)...and $3,000. Yeah, it's a pretty nice deal. It gets better.

The closure of the positions is entirely dependent on how quickly we transition to a new billing system. The current plan is to run bills on the old and new systems concurrently in March. If everything goes well, the new system will be in place in April and we'll be let go. With pay through May 31, plus the package. What does this mean to you, the blog reader?

...Bitches, it means I'm coming home. With that much money, I can move back to Murfreesboro and look for a job. Trust me, being local helps a ton in getting hired. Anywhere. So yeah.

May 31 or bust.

So, uh...yeah!

August 20 2006
In case you haven't heard, I'm making an actual effort to come back. I've applied for two positions at Verizon's 1) store near the mall, and 2) call center in the Boro. This idea was inspired by the idea of Garrett, who said if I moved back, he, Graham, and I would get an apartment.

As to how this might pertain to my last doesn't. Really, it doesn't. Because one of those possibilities isn't valid anymore. I don't feel the need or desire to go into that any further, but needless to say, my trip cleared it up.

Sorry if that bored you with its vagueness. To placate you, here's me with a polar bear.

Yep. That's a polar bear. More updates about the possible move as I get them.


August 06 2006
Why do I have to live in the middle of nowhere?

This would be much easier if my mom found a way to get a job midstate, or I had the money to come back there for good.

But no. No, I have to live in the middle of nowhere.

Coming up on Tuesday, won't see most of you before Thursday, but if you have the #, call then, and we'll do something.

Did you know it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile?

August 02 2006
I don't know.

This is one messed up week.

Get it fixed. I'm probably coming home for a few days.


I bring nothing to the table.

July 28 2006
A-Z Survey

A - Available: Yeah.

A - Age: TWO. ZERO.

A - Annoyance: annoying people.

B - Bestest Friend[s]: Graham, Bryan, Ed, JB, and Ryan

B - Birthday: The second day of the sixth month of the one thousand, nine hundred, and eighty-sixth year of our lord, Anno Domini.

C - Crush: i'll never teeeeelllll...right whatever

C - Car: 02 Honda CR-V

C - Candy: M&M's/Kissables

D - Day or night: day

D - Dream Car: something fast. yeah.

E- Easiest person to talk to?: Anna

E- Eggs: Never

F - Favorite Month: June. Good month even without my birthday.

F - Favorite color(s): any darker blue

F - Favorite Memory: eh, i've got a few; chi-town, atl, prom, those kinds of things; oh, and hawaii

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: worms

G - Giver or taker: eh, either way

H - Hair Color: dark dark dark brown/black

H - Height: 6'0"

H - Happy: at the moment

I - Ice Cream: choc-oh-lot

I - Instrument: don't play one, but if I did? bass.

J - Jewelry: nil, except when i put on my hematite cross

J - Job: GTCom for now

J - Jail: just got out, fo'sho

K - Kids: not right now, come back later

K - Kickboxing or Karate: karate, but only if i can do flying hut-sit-yah kicks

K - Kindergarden: sea breeze elementary in jacksonville, and brown elementary in eastpoint, both florida

L - Longest Car Ride: somewhere between 8 and 9 hours, multiple times from murfreesboro to port st. joe

M - Milk Flavor: flavored milk? geez, i'll just go with regular, but chocolate works

M - Most missed person: grandmother

M - Movie: right now? Clerks 2

N - Number of Siblings: techincally, 1 stepbrother, 2 stepsisters, but the 2 stepsisters have 3 kids between them that i'm considered the stepbrother to.

N - Number of Tattoos: 15,000 don't you know?

N - Name: Clint

O - ONE WiSH: wishes are products of the overactive mind

O - One Phobia: rejection, as always

O - One regret: saying the wrong thing at the wrong time

P- Pet Peeves: i dunno

P- Part of your appearance you like best?: eyes, hair the way it's cut now

P- Part of your personality?: sense of humor

Q- Quote: "there's only one return okay? and it ain't of the king, it's of the jedi."

Q- Quick or Slow: uh...quick?

R - Reason to smile: life is pretty good

R - Reality TV Show: Idol, but right now i'm watching Rock Star: Supernova

R - Reason to cry: death

S - Song Last Heard: "Push" - matchbox twenty

S - Season: fall

S - Shoe: black pumas, as always

T - Time you woke up: about 8:45 ish

T - Time Now: 9:56 eastern daylight time

T - Time for bed: close to midnight

U - U love someone: horrible way to get another question for U, but whatever

U - Unpredictable?: you never know what i'll do next!

V - Vegetable you hate: asparagus

V - Vacation spot: NYC

W- Worst Habits: nailbiting

W- Where are you going to travel next?: possibly murfreesboro. maybe tampa again.

W- Weather right now: dark and warm

X - X-Rays: had ones on my chest and ankle

Y - Year you were born: 1986

Y - Year it is now: 2006

Y - Yellow: i came along, i wrote a song for you...and all the things you do...and it was called.

Z - Zoo Animal: koala bear infestation.

A post!

April 22 2006
Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

1. "Let it all out, get it all out"

2. "It's like you're a drug..."

3. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, you're far too kind..."

4. "One more, sad song, tears shed, she's gone"

5. "Very superstitious writing on the wall"

6. "Josie, you're my, source of most frustration"

7. "Gotta leave town, got another appointment"

8. "Meet Eddie, 23 years old..."

9. "She said it's cold outside, and she hands me a raincoat"

10. "Why did you buy this album?"

11. "Born is a human with a kung-fu spine"

12. "Save me from drowning in the sea..."

13. "I never knew"

14. "I told the girl that you should treat her like a lady"

15. "This is a call to the color blind"

16. "Tell me what you thought about when you were gone and so alone"

17. "It's getting near dark"

18. "Can I talk to you for a minute"

19. "Hey how ya doin little mama, let me whisper in your ear"

20. "So deep, that it didn't even bleed, and catch me"

21. "Making my way downtown, walking fast"

22. "I embarass M.C's who touch the mic with me"

23. "Cut my wings, I'm growing them back today"

24. "I backed my car into a cop car the other day"

25. "Jacqueline was seventeen, working on a desk"

26. "Stuck in the middle, I burrow inside"

27. "This old world, well, don't it make you wanna think damn?"

28. "In my shoes, my toes are busted"

29. "Can I get it in the morning, without giving you half of my dough?"

30. "Pack up, I'm straight"


February 27 2006

Oh hell yes. Feable Weiner. On tour. Starting in April. I get to see them twice. This just made my year. :)


February 13 2006

Your Candy Heart Says "Get Real"

You're a bit of a cynic when it comes to love.
You don't lose your head, and hardly anyone penetrates your heart.

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: is all about the person you're seeing (with no mentions of v-day!)

Your flirting style: honest and even slightly sarcastic

What turns you off: romantic expectations and "greeting card" holidays

Why you're hot: you don't just play hard to get - you are hard to get
What Does Your Candy Heart Say?

Trend Whore!

February 08 2006
Introduce yourself in one bold, honest paragraph.
Greetings, my name is Clint Halford, and you have stumbled upon this either because you know me, or you're a stalker. I'm a Florida native that moved to Tennessee for a grand total of four years and three weeks, before being forced back to the Sunshine State due to powers beyond my control. I work for a local phone company (though preferably not much longer after my trip to Chicago), and go to Gulf Coast Community College, which if you've ever been to Panama City/Panama City Beach, you've probably seen. I'm a smartass who gladly uses sarcasm as much as I need to.

Tell me what people think about you.

I'm normally told I'm a nice, funny guy. Yeah.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I just want to be where I want, doing what I want, and to be happy...that's more than one thing. Crap.

Have you ever felt at home with someone? Very few others have that effect on me, though.

Describe your appearance.

6'0", 200+ lbs., all of my extra weight on my torso. Black hair, usually messy, and, as I've been told, "beautiful" blue eyes. I don't trust them...they're after my eyes, I can't have that.

Biggest revelation to date?

True love exists, but I doubt I've found it. Knowing me, that's pretty big stuff.

Biggest issue weighing you down?
Outside of the whole "friends 500 miles away" thing? I've got a speech and a feature story due in the next few weeks that I've barely started on. Yeah.

Theme song?

"Only in Dreams" - Weezer OR:
"Yesterday" - The Beatles OR:
"One of a Kind" - Breaking Point

Give me some final parting advice.
Who are you asking me this? Honestly, don't listen to disembodied voices, unless it's God. Otherwise you might find yourself talking to...well, yourself, and that makes you crazy.


January 31 2006
 So yeah...should write in this more.

Interesting things I heard today...or just thing.

After my Electronic Media Writing class, my professor (also my advisor here at GCCC) caught up with me downstairs and told me I had the "spark" to be on TV, and that I needed to hone my skills. Now, up to this point I had tried my best to stand out there, since I'm awake and aware. But just to hear that...

I'm back in the groove I was in back in high school. I've come to the conclusion I was falling into some kind of depression last Spring, from a combination of things (my fender bender, relationship fears/troubles, and just a general feeling of malaise), and if not for the time I spent with my friends, no matter which ones, I'd have been absolutely emo, which is a bad thing to be (see below).

Now, even though I'm 10 hours away from you guys, I'm upbeat, I'm happy, and most importantly, I'm motivated. I'm taking classes for my major, which I wouldn't be doing if I was still at MTSU. I could actually be a DJ by the end of this semester, thanks to my audio class. I'm amazed at the whole thing, though. I wish I could be back there...but I'm here, and apparently, I'm making the best of it.


December 11 2005

photo from CaraByrd

Seems about right.

October 30 2005

the Ham
(47% dark, 42% spontaneous, 31% vulgar)

your humor style:

Your style's goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and forthe dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with cornyjokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for yourfriends. People of your type are often the most approachable andpopular people in their circle. Your simple & sillygood-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart inthis sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell - Will Smith

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
- it rules -

If you're interested, try my latest: The Terrorism  Test


My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

free online dating
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You scored higher than 48% on darkness

free online dating
free online dating
You scored higher than 31% on spontaneity

free online dating
free online dating
You scored higher than 33% on vulgarity

Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


October 27 2005

Gotta say, didn't expect that one.

I'm sick...multiple times

October 26 2005
I've got a sore throat, which on its own isn't too horribly bad, but it's annoying because I'm having to take time off from work to recover.

This is bad, because it's using up my time off.  Time off that I was intending to use to come up there and see all of you happy shiny people.  It's a downer.

Yesterday was my dad's birthday, but I seemingly didn't send him a card.  That's okay, because he's going to be on PCB next week and I'm intending on taking him out to dinner next weekend.  i r teh good son lol

To what's your face who replied to my last post, no, I don't know you, but how did you end up on my friends list to begin with?  It's bad enough I don't know you, but it's worse when I can tell by reading your blog that I probably wouldn't want to know you.  Senor Poseur Emo.

i r teh clint

Photo From coolclint

October 14 2005

photo from coolclint

I understand it may not be a big deal to...okay, any of you...But it is to me.

I'm going to Chicago on April 2, 2006 to see Wrestlemania. :)

That's all.


October 07 2005
I think I just saw Lane Wood on Conan O'Brien.


Photo From coolclint

September 17 2005

photo from coolclint

This is Urban Meyer. He'd like to inform you that Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium belongs to his team, the Florda Gators. Tennessee fans are on notice, as are all the other teams coming to Gainesville this year. This means you, Vanderbilt.


August 18 2005
I try to help, I really do...

But what do you want me to do about it? People complain all the time, and I'm supposed to help them? I'm so far away, there's not much I can do besides a virtual pat on the back and wish for good luck. I'm not the answer, so stop asking me to be.

And stop being so withdrawn when I can't help you. I'm sorry that everyone else seems so unconcerned with your problems, but last I checked, they're people too, and have their own problems to concern themselves with.

Try to be a little more positive, please. You know we care about you, but we can't do it all the time.

Yeah, I know...

August 06 2005
I'm a survey whore. Eventually I'll make a real post. :P


Average Christian
You're not going to become a minister anytime soon, but you do your best to live your life in a Christian way. This means that although you probably don't attend church every Sunday, you do your best to follow the Ten Commandments, help the needy and generally be an all around good person. Who needs to follow the entire bible anyways? It was written ages ago, and Christ transmuted it by giving his life.

Someone said I should post...

August 03 2005
But I don't feel like saying anything poignant. So here's a lyrics post;

Now I was sitting waiting wishing
That you believed in superstitions
Then maybe you'd see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
Learning loving somebody don't make them love you

Must I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing your fool?

I sing ya songs I dance a dance
I gave ya friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn't worth never having you
And maybe you been through this before
But its my first time
So please ignore
The next few lines cause they're directed at you

I cant always be waiting waiting on you
I cant always be playing playing your fool
I keep playing your part
But its not my scene
Wont this plot not twist?
I've had enough mystery.
Keep building me up, then shooting me down
Well im already down
Just wait a minute
Just sitting waiting
Just wait a minute
Just sitting waiting

Well if I was in your position
Id put down all my ammunition
I'd wondered why'd it taken me so long
But Lord knows that I'm not you
And If I was I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do

Must I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing your fool?
No I cant always be waiting waiting on you
I cant always be playing playing your fool, foool