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Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL

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New career path? [Nov. 19th, 2017|01:06 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
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[Current Location |Home]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

I have now embarked on a new endeavor, that as semi-professional writer. It all stated with me entering the 2017 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and my success, so far in matching its goals.

I do not plan to write a novel or a book in a month, but it may be possible to do a few a year. I can rework some of the stories I have written into stand alone stories, and there are other stories floating around in my head.

To that end, to help me focus on my writing, I have created a Patreon page and it is located at: https://www.patreon.com/LionkingCMSL . So, if you would like to see me succeed in this, please consider becoming a Patreon.

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Okay, I am a sheep at times. :=3 [Apr. 18th, 2017|12:42 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
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#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

Interesting to see the stats.
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Not just a "good" news update, but a "GREAT" news update! :=3 [Mar. 9th, 2017|04:37 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |ecstaticecstatic]

After 2 2/3 years the lion has finally become gainfully employed again!

On Tuesday I applied to ManPower, a temp agency. They had me come in today to do some preliminary testing. I scored rather well and they said they would contact me if something came up. I was not home for more that 15 minutes when they called and told me of a position I might be interested in.

I went back and told me of a "Production Inspector" position in a local glassware company. It pays $10.00 hour, 7:30a - 3:30p, Monday through Friday. I jumped at the offer and I start tomorrow!

So the times, salary and days I work are what I was looking for. An upside is that if they like me after 90 days, they probably will start the paperwork to have me work for them instead of ManPower.

So, let the celebrations begin!!!! :=3
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She is now in kitty heaven. [Feb. 16th, 2017|05:24 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |distraut]

Maggie, my 21 year old pussy cat, passed away at ~5:10p on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. A day which, coincidentally, is my brother Bob's 56th birthday.

I fed her one last time, with baby food at 4:15p, but there was no muscle resistance or reflex movement, even when brushing her ears.

She died laying in front of a heater with a towel on her for warmth. She died at home with the sounds, sights, and scents that she knew so well.

I will have her cremated, so she will be with me always, as Katrina is.

My house is now just a house and no longer a home, as the warmth and love that Maggie brought is no longer here. She was a saint in the form of a cat.
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Maggie update and not good. ;={ [Feb. 11th, 2017|08:41 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |sadsad]

As much as it pains me to make this post, I have to.

I do not believe that she will be with me much longer. She is not eating or drinking, she has gotten lethargic and lost weight. I had her to the vet yesterday and the diagnosis was kidney failure. she said it was not surprising for a cat 21 years old. This was different vet and the staff was surprised at her age and how well behaved she was.

Maggie is putting on a brave front: jumping into my bed earlier this morning and, as I am typing this,she jumped into my lap. She is not using the litter box much, and when she does use it very little is there.She has drool coming from her mouth. She is not showing external signs of pain, but I know she is in discomfort. The past few days she has sat around yowling and crying for no obvious, to me, reason. Even if I had the money I would not go for "heroic" measures to lengthen her life. It would not be fair or kind to her, and it would be very selfish of me to do so.

She has been part of my life for the last 16 years and I will miss her. As anyone who has visited the den will attest she is laid back, very tolerant and gentle.

Even though I have had a cat in the den for the past 20 years,the first was Katrina, I will not be getting a third cat. I will miss having another living presence in the den, it will feel empty, but I also feel that I might be doing a third cat a disservice. That being said, if I do decide to get another cat I will adopt an adult cat; like Katrina and Maggie.
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Thank you, part unknown [Jan. 24th, 2017|09:34 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |gratefulgrateful]

A big thanks to everyone that donated, especially a certain wolf (he knows who he is). I was able to pay my bill and have some left over to cover other expenses. You are all too kind.

Thanks again.
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Beginning of the year update [Jan. 20th, 2017|02:20 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |worriedworried]

Well, 2017 has not started off great guns. :=/

I have a few irons in the fire, but no firm offers.

I talked to the head of Communications at Amtrak,and he told me that I have basically no chance of getting back into radio, but he does not think I've been "black balled" at Amtrak.

I talked to the owner of the CMSL and he is getting things set up for me to take my physical and drug test next week.

I also have an application in at Domino's Pizza as a driver, but no word on whether they have filled that position.

Here is a problem though: my insurance bill is due on Monday and I need ~$200 to pay it. I know I've worn out my welcome by "begging" for money, with a lot of folks, but now I have a car, and I need to keep it on the road.

If you feel like helping use PayPal and lionking (at) snip.net.

If you do help out I promise I'll do my best to pay everyone back, though it may take some time.

Thank you all for your support.
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Nine To Nine's Jessie taking a ride. [Jan. 14th, 2017|12:53 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |creativecreative]

LionkingCMSL on DeviantArt

Jessie, from Nine to Nine ( www.tigerknight.com/99/ ), from the creative pen of tigerknightcomics.deviantart.com , on her motorcycle riding through the woods.

As always, my 3D CGI versions of characters will not be exact duplicates of their creator's versions due to limitations of the models, model availability and my lack of skill. That being said I hope I came close to Jan's vision of Jessie.

Jessie Copyright Jan (Tigerknight Comics)
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Bye, bye 2016! [Dec. 31st, 2016|01:20 pm]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

I thought I would do a year in review post.
All in all I am not sorry to see 2016 end. It had more downs and ups.
The downs:
Losing too many friends and family to death this year.
Losing my power on April 11th due to lack of payment. This was due to confusion on who was paying the bill.
Losing my truck on May 11th, because I couldn't make the payments. note that I am not angry at the finance company. They did what they were obligated to do, and they went far above the call of duty to try to keep the truck with me.
No employment prospects for most of the year. Any job interviews I went on got no further than that.
My ex-boss getting shot at his own house, by state police, in a mistaken identity incident.
Colucci Lumber burning to the ground.

The ups:
Some very nice people not only supplied me with solar panels, they bought me a 4.2Kw generator. These same people have given me money for gas and have taken me to the supermarket.
My ex-boss recovering fully from his wounds.
There was no loss of life or serious injury during the Colucci fire, and no homes were touched by the fire.
My ex-boss buying me a 10K BTU kero heater and supplying me with kero so far this winter.
UPS hiring me for the lead up to Christmas as a "Driver's Helper". This ended on 12/23/16. There is a possibility that they may hire me full time.
The same ex-boss selling me is car for $5.00, as previously noted, so I have a set of wheels so I can apply for jobs.
Last, but by no means least, the many friends that have supported me, in different ways, in the past 2 and a half years.

Here is hoping that 2017 is a much better year, not only for me, but for every one.
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New wheels [Dec. 16th, 2016|10:55 am]
Don Miller, Jr. aka LionkingCMSL
[mood |excitedexcited]

My new set of wheels
by LionkingCMSL on DeviantArt

Some of you know that back in May I lost my truck to repossession.

I have been without a vehicle since then. Last Friday I called a friend and asked if he had a spare vehicle he would let go cheap (< $250). He said his wife and he were thinking of selling his daily drive, a 2001 Mercury Gran Marquis GS with 255,000 miles. I have ridden in the car, I know that the maintenance was kept up on it, so I asked, "How much?" I almost needed the medics when he said five dollars. :=3

The body is not perfect, but for a 15 year old car with 255,000 miles on it, it is in pretty good shape.

I have the title and the car and tomorrow I will get it fully legal so I can drive it.

So the lion has a new set of wheels, that no-one can take from him.
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