Adventures In Babysitting

Do any of you remember the daft yank comedy “Adventures In Babysitting” from the 80s? It was about these kids and their babysitters and their shenanigans in the big city. It was really dumb, but I used to get a laugh out of me, my sister Lauren and I particularly. But I had my own adventure when she decided to drop off her kids with me for the day.

My family, including Lauren, seems to think that, since I work at home, I do nothing all day. Lauren and her beau Luke wanted to go see a movie (“Suicide Squad,” I believe) and didn’t want to take the kids. So after much pleading, she dropped them off with me. Typically, I don’t mind because her kids, Jenny and Thomas, aren’t too bad.

But the full moon must have been out or something because they were wild. I told them right off the bat that I had some work to do (trying to get these animated graphics just right for a slot machine), and they promised to be quiet. After about half an hour, though, I noticed they were a bit too quiet. Like, “not even in the house” quiet.

In a panic, I opened the front door and stared up and down the street. Nowhere to be seen. Then, I raced to the back, where all the renters have access to a little backyard with a grill and all that. My heart leaped into my chest when I threw open the door and saw them.

Okay, so Lauren is going to kill me if and when she reads this, but here’s what happened. Jenny, who is about three, had “gone” in her pants and had pulled it out with her fists. That I could tell by the stains. Thomas, five, was covered in it and they were laughing, throwing it back and forth, and making a mess. Needless to say, it took me quite some time to get them clean and to make a silent vow: never again will I go on another adventure in babysitting!

I Need Some Help With Programming Languages

I program primarily in Java because it’s what I learned at my university and at my previous job when i worked for Betway Casino 2020. However, I’ve lately heard of a lot of people switching over to Ruby. I haven’t worked with the language yet, but I’ve heard a lot of good things. For example, I’ve heard it has a bunch of great tools that make it easier to design web apps, including a library of coding language.

I’ve heard it even has automatic testing and that it is more streamlined than Java and easier to program in and with. Those facts alone have me interested in trying it out, but I’m a little afraid to make the jump to a new language so quickly.

After all, learning new programming is a time investment, and as a freelancer, I have to manage my time carefully to make sure I’m not wasting it. Too much time puttering around learning Ruby could distract me from an important design job and cost me money.

So I’m asking those of you out there who have used Java and Ruby: is it worth making the switch? Or is Java still capable of handling many of the problems of modern day programming and graphic design? Remember, I’m not a heavy-duty programmer, but I do need to know a little bit when implementing graphics on-site, etc.

Try to think of it from that perspective when giving me advice. I would particularly like to hear from graphic designers who have already used Ruby and whether or not they found it worth the monetary and time investment. I’m not going to be programming mobile apps, here, but simply uploading stuff and making sure it runs properly.

Who knew working for an online casino 2020 could bring me this far!
I look forward to hearing from you all! I’m sure that you’ll have plenty of great advice to give me on this and could even point me towards an inexpensive Ruby teaching platform.

The Troubles With Freelancing

Freelancing is often more of a pain in the (you know what) than it is worth. Look, I love sitting at home in my skivvies and going to work when I want on what I want, and you’d think that would be true no matter what. But there are some downsides to this type of work and I have a little fiasco to tell you about. Don’t let it deter you from the freelance dream, but be prepared for this kind of disaster.

I was right in the middle of designing a series of banners for new casinos Karamba casino the no deposit bonus casino and Slots & Stripes. These were basically telling customers about great deals and encouraging them to spend their time at these websites. On a side note, I dig these guys and must also give a so called “shout out” to the great people at superlenny casino. They’ve all been great with me and always pay me on time. I only do work with sites that give me respect.

Anyway, I was taking one last look at the banners, making sure everything looked perfect, and was about to save when it happend: my computer clicked off. Panic hit me, but I wasn’t too worried, because it does have an auto-save feature. However, my computer wouldn’t turn back on and a trip to the shop told me the bad news: it was fried.

So now I’m waiting for them to pull the data off my dead hard drive so I can send it in and get paid. I got my little cheap laptop right now (hailing to you from its ailing form at the moment!) and I can do some work. But without the graphics I need, I’m a bit stuck.

Here’s some honest advice from one freelancer to another: constantly back up your work. Or you might end up staring at a black screen with nothing to do but start over again from the beginning.

Thinking Of Getting A Pup

So here’s the deal: Koi Time is a lot of fun and I definitely enjoy spending time by myself, working on awesome online casino graphics. But I don’t get out to the pub nearly enough and it’s been quite some time since I dated. I can’t say that I miss the mess that comes from pub dating, but I do miss having somebody hanging around and telling me I look great or getting confused at my silly jokes.

So, in lieu of taking the bother to get out and about and make myself available, I’ve decided to get a pup. Or at least I’m debating it: London isn’t as dog-friendly as I’d like, so I’ve also been thinking a cat might be more appropriate. I dig both, so I’m really having a hard time making the decision here.

On the one hand, a Jack Russell Terrier (my absolute favorite breed of dog) is small, friendly, goofy, and more than happy to live in a flat. Mates of mine have been telling me “Get a Jackie!” for a few months now, and I’ve almost broke down a few times.

You look at the advantages of the dog, and they’re obvious: they love you no matter what, sit on your lap, sleep in bed with you, and don’t scratch up your house. But then you can’t go anywhere without taking them and they typically end up going on the carpet.

So I look at a cat and the advantages are obvious. They can be left alone for a long time and don’t need the kind of attention a dog requires. Potty training them is instant and some types are real buddies. But you get the wrong kind of cat, and you might end up with an out-of-control psycho that destroys your flat.

So what do you think? Should I just break down and get a dog or would a cat be a better investment? Just let me know in the comments. I promise to read them all.