Games Meet Metal: Fires Suck Ass

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fires Suck Ass

  So, let's set the reverse time machine back to last Monday morning around 9am, which is usually about an hour before I wake up. I get a phone call from my mom, and she's screaming into the phone saying," One of your brother's friends just drove by your work, and he said there's smoke billowing out it!" I was still trying to figure out whether I was asleep or still of in lala land, but after some head shaking and a splash of cold water, I regain my senses and make a mad dash to my store.

This is what I find:




So, yeah, fire. Lots of fire happened here.

According to the investigation team, a faulty appliance decided to release the flames of Hell while the opening manager was in the bathroom dropping a deuce. He's okay, but he still had to take a quick trip to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. The store, however, is a total loss. The flames themselves didn't go too far, but the smoke damage is what really messed everything up. You can't even see inside the store in the first pic thanks to all the suet that's built up.  The other businesses in our little strip also escaped without damage, but the dry cleaners had to wash everything again thanks to the smell the smoke left behind.

So, wonder why there hasn't been any posts on the site in a bit? Well, there ya go. I'd say "FIRE!" is a pretty good excuse to take some time to get your affairs in order. For me, that meant inquiring into the store's insurance as to if  I'm going to be compensated and also going through the process of unemployment just in case things don't turn out well with the insurance. On top of that, I was in the process of building a little mancave in the basement to surround myself in all my evil goodies.

As of today, I've gotten okayed for unemployment as well as receiving  my last paycheck from the workplace, so I'm officially not starving. I was also able to finish the mancave, but I had to cheap it up quite a bit. It still needs a drop ceiling, new carpeting, and a section of the wall still needs some work. Other than that though, It's good to go. Just needs some posters.

What does this mean for the site? Well, I just got a shitload of time to provide you beautiful people with tons of content until a new job hits, and who knows when that's gonna be in this economy? At least I have money coming in until that fateful day. I believe I should start with a lot of the stuff I missed out on. There was the Spike Video Game Awards, which I heard was an improvement over other year's attempts. This past weekend was also the anniversary of the death of Dimebag Darrell, so a post praising the creator of the Black Tooth Grin is in order. Plus, I went slightly concert crazy with the free time, so a massive post of live show reviews is coming up...... after I attend the Sonata Arctica/Arsis show tomorrow night.

So, keep it glued here, as I have a lot of stuff to type up.

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