I spent the last 2 days learning how to drive a stick.
My hand hurts because I was holding the stick to hard.
New car comes tomorrow.
And yes, I did buy a standard without knowing how to drive one realizing that I may have a severe problem getting to work. Especially since there is a large hill to go up before I get there. And traffic.
This is a story of remaining professional under extreme pressure:
Customer - Can I take highway 16 to the Yellowhead?
Me - I'm not familiar with the North side of Edmonton, and actually I have no idea how to get to the Yellowhead from any starting point, sorry
Customer - Can I take highway 16 to the Yellowhead?
Me - Ummm, sir, I don't know.
Customer - You don't know nothing you stupid bitch
Me - Sir, I know two things for certain. #1 - this is not an information kiosk and #2 - you are a complete asshole. (close window and turn away)
There is a lesson about professionalism here, it is that I am not professional. Sorry, reached my boiling point today. I told my boss about it and he laughed.
Oh yeah, I didn't quit my job. I'm holding out until June 15, there's a promise of a $2.50 raise, and I told my boss that if it's not here by the 15th - I'm gone.
In anycase, today at work I made this: It has been framed and is hanging on the wall of the office because everyone loved it so much. According to L, the maintenence guy (the guy in blue in the pic) - I am a genius. Hehe, I love that guy.
And incase you are wondering why the guy in the santa hat only has half a leg and is holding a leg in his hand, it's to showcase his titanium leg, and he wanted to be holding it in the pic. The guy with the brown cowboy hat & cellphone is my boss.
Any guesses on which one I am?
PS - yes I know I am an excellent employee, and yes, they do pay me to do shit like this
Also, I couldn't go to the bathroom all fucking day because there was a mouse in the bathroom and seriously people, I am not peeing with a mouse running around my feet.
How about no!
SONG - Last of the Ghetto Astronaughts - Matthew Good Band
Now, I am a huge huge fan of the book. It is definitely one of my favorite books, it pulls you in and you can't let go until the end and basically it is breathless.
Somehow, Tom Hanks wasn't the worst part of this adaptation, and I really thought that he would be. Don't get me wrong, I like Tom Hanks, Castaway and Forest Gump were awesome, I just don't think that this role suited him.
In anycase, the worst part of this movie: the atrocity that was the ending. They couldn't have changed it anymore from the book to the movie. And it was pathetic and dumb and lame. Angela and I were both quite enraged. I mean, they changed the beginning and I could live with that. The middle was basically like reading the book except you're watching it (with minor changes), but the end. OMG. What was Ron Howard thinking? I don't know.
I'm beyond pissed off about this. I don't know why, I didn't have any expectations going in, I thought it would be bad because of Tom, but it wasn't him. Somehow, they sunk lower.
Oh, Audrey Tatou was absolutely charming and a delight to watch (I've loved her since Amelie), and when she's driving that Smart Car in reverse it is impressive. She was good. The rest was not.
My question is this: you are adapting a best selling novel - millions upon millions have read this book and have loved it. WHY DID YOU CHANGE IT?! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?
This weekend at work I get to plant plants in the potts and I'm excited because it means that I don't have to deal with bitchy customers.
You know what I don't get about playoffs? It's all this "show your tits" shit. Not that I think it's totally horrible, but I don't see any pieces on the news about guys waving their members around. If it was fair, like tits and penis's all over the place then OK, but why is this all so one-sided. It hardly seems fair.
EDIT: Ok, while tits are prettier than penises, it is the principle of the matter!
Song - 21st Century Living (Live Oct 30th, 2005) - Matthew Good
and I have a row 21 floor seat. Which I think is amazing, since I didn't do presale and just bought my ticket this morning at 10am. Woke up at 9:50am to prepare. Good times.
Tomorrow/today is mother's day and we have to go to the graveyard to honor my dido's (grandpa's) life or something or other. And then we are going to have Chinese food from my favorite Chinese place and man are they ever yummy. Beyond yummy really.
I got a sunburn today and now my arms are itchy, and also the area above cleavage is itchy/ that may be too much information right there, but I don't care.
I'm car shopping. On Tuesday I'm going to red deer to check out a Honda civic. It's awesome. So fucking cute I can't even believe it
I watched "The Family Stone" tonight. I have something to tell you about this movie: The Family Stone = BORING. It looked OK, but it was just mediocre, the only really good part is how amazingly cute luke wilson is;
FUCK MY ARMS ARE ITCHY WITH SUNBURN
anyway, it was an OK movie, I would not recommend it. Not in the way that I recommend Lost anyway, and holy fuck what an episode we got last week. A new hatch, holy crap. I cannot wait for this week. I'm dying to own the DVD of season 2, it's time to rewatch everything.
The moment we were all waiting for occurred, Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, Stadium Arcadium came out. I'm not going to lie to you, this album is brilliant. I don't even know how many times I've listened to it, a lot is really all I can say. Like I work 12 hour shifts and I listened to it all day at work over and over for all the days I worked, which was 2 so 24 hours at work and then a couple times at home, plus car travel and that's how good it is.
The guitar work on Snow((Hey Oh)) is just delightful.
Tonight was awesome because there was beer and I had a freak out rock out to Matthew Good (that's where you rock out so hard it's just insane) and I moved furniture around my room and it was fun and now my room looks kind of weird but in an awesome weird kind of way.
I hate work. I haven't started working on any EDIT assignments yet and I think I might be behind, but I've signed up for my blog group/
I'll let you know about the address because then you can visit and leave super awesome comments and it will be a laugh riot.
Today I read some of my old biochem notes and I was sad because I"m not taking anymore biochem and I miss metabolism. Fuck I'm lame .
Friends, I have been the victim of identity theft.
This is not a joke.
Someone in Ontario is running around buying sheet music from some music store and they are using my credit card.
Back in November a charge on my statement came that I didn't recognize, I figured I forgot I bought something or some such thing and paid it. But today I got my statement and I recognized the store name, and I thought, what is that store? So I called the credit card company for some information and they told me that the store sells pianos, guitars and sheet music. Did that sound familiar?
Uhhh I probably would have remembered buying a piano or sheet music or a guitar thanks, I'm not an idiot.
The got a fraud expert on the line and he told me to fax a dispute to the company and we'll see what happens. He needs to check that I didn't sign the receipts to buy the music and all that.
Guy -thank you for your continued service
Me -yeah uhh cancel the card please before this gets out of hand.
Guy - Oh are you sure you want to cancel the card?
Me - Yes, I'd prefer to cancel with $100 worth of fraud before this guy goes and buys a piano thanks.
Guy - Well...
Me - Cancel the damn card
Guy - Well OK
And then something awesome happened, I pretended i was Dwight Schrute and shredded my credit card in the paper shredder just like he does in the opening of The Office.
I'm going shopping tomorrow/today because I guess it's technically Monday right now. Although last time it was supposed to be payday it really wasn't because the company wasn't in full gear yet and now our computer system is out so who knows whats going to happen, but i want a new bag so it better be payday or i'm going to freak out.
I worked 36 hours this weekend. And it fucking sucked beyond belief. Terrible. I yelled at customers, it's not my fault they won't turn off their diesel vehicles. Try having a conversation over their engine. Yeah right. Goodluck.
I made $2 in tips today. This is the most pathetic job ever. I'm waiting until the end of May - if there's no raise, I'm gone. Done and done. That's it. I can't take it. They promised a raise.
Holy fuck. This lady with 8 bags parked her car in valet today. Then she went to the taxi que to pick up a driver, because she was a prostitute. Someone called the RCMP. I'm serious, she was a real prostitute, who missed her flight, trying to make cash on the layover. Fuck, she probably made way more than I did and she got arrested.
I thought picture of fish would be fitting because this post has nothing to do with fish
I start EDIT 435 tomorrow. I think I'll try to do the whole course tomorrow and also clean my room but top priority is getting a new bag. so we'll see.
EDIT should be fun.. Distance ED, through the comp.. one of the assignments is create a blog. Yeah. ummm A+ please
So because I was at work. I called in to the Bear to win Stadium Arcadium and I got through twice Friday, twice Saturday, and once Sunday but didn't fucking win so Tomorrow/Today I'm going to win Tickets to the concert on Sonic. Fucking BEAR> arg.
Song - Rebellion(Lies) - Arcade Fire AND Precious - Depeche Mode
Ok so here's a real post and not just crazy question lists of stuff.
I haven't been posting because I've been so exhausted from working and there is just really no time it seems. Get up go to work come home take a shower go to sleep go back to work. Not fun.
Anyway, who watched Lost last night!? Holy fuck! The new episode did not dissapoint! It was going along nicely, Ana Lucia as Jack's Dad's driver/bodyguard was kinda weird, but when she drove him to that house and that lady was there - was that Claire's mom? Because I think it was. SO that means that Jack and Claire are half-siblings. Man I love this show.
Then Micheal - OMG! He fucking shot Ana Lucia! She got shot! I hope she's dead because I just don't like her character, or maybe its Michelle Rodriguez, blah. Anyway, then he shot Libby, poor Hurly, and then himself and now Henry is going to get loose and I think Micheal is working with the others (obviously) and is trying to lour everyone into fighting them and it's all a trap so he can get Walt back. Fuck I love this show.
Anyway, nothing is new. All I do is work and it's long and boring and overly dramatic with office politics that are beyond retarded.
Only tonight and the finale left of Survivor. Oh Survivor, how I love thee. What I hate about tv is that during school it's all new shows and I don't have time to watch anything, but when it's summer it's all reruns of crap and then there's nothing to watch when I have the time.