Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Just a question?? Commando?

I saw this on somebody's blog and thought that it was an interesting question..

I was walking through one of the tunnels at school today, and I overheard a part of someone's conversation.

"it's like going commando, only freer"

This got me thinking. What could possibly offer more freedom than commando?? A kilt perhaps? Is it even possible??

Maybe it's not so bad.....(part II)

So its done. I fired my driver yesterday. I've never been so nervous, with out a doubt one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. To look at somebody in the face and just tell them "You no longer have a job here." My leg was trembling. I can't really understand why it was so hard, I had legit reasoning. I couldn't imagine having to downsize a company. Firing somebody for no reason other than to save a few bucks, I don't think I could do that. I guess thats why you hear about pink slips, because people were to scared to speak to somebody else face to face.

Well in the mean time I've really screwed up my life. I may be happy at work now, but I'm just going to be miserable at home. Since we are down a person somebody has to cover his shifts. In other words there are three people working in the store and two need to be there at all times. Which means I have to work every day we are open. Until we hire a driver I'm going to be working Monday through Saturday like ten hours a day and eight on Saturday. So this sucks. Now this means the trip to Texas next weekend down the drain. Dave Matthews at Jazz Fest, down the drain(unless I get a driver by then).

I won't continue to bore you with crap about work. There has got to be something more meaningful to talk about. But I sure can't seem to think about anything but work. Jason and Evan's small group from church is here to spend the night and play video games and stuff, so I guess I'm going to see what's going on. Peace!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Pretty funny

Pimps 0, Local Karate Experts 1

Maybe it's not so bad....

Well after months of being miserable at work I'm hoping that the misery ends today. I'm going to be firing one of my driver's. I guess there is a first time for everything. I've been struggling with this for awhile now. I've talked to the employee and still he has a bad attitude and you have to repeatedly ask him to do things, well anything other than sitting on his ass. I'm paying this guy to drive for me and he gets pissed off when I ask him to take a delivery. I swear, I just look at him and ask him what his job title is.

I was off Friday to go to a family function as well as my other driver. No big deal it was going to be slow.(like my computer, gaaaaa) So I find out yesterday that he was complaining about his job to the customers and even had the nerve to throw parts on the floor of one of my accounts and walk out. I was so pissed off. Had he not had the day off yesterday there would've been a screaming match, and I guarantee I would've won.

On top of all this, his unwillingness to help in general, his bad attitude and his laziness he has been stealing from my store, I found out the other week. He is taking drinks from the drink machine. Not a huge deal if it was once or twice, but after checking his charge account yesterday he hasn't billed a drink out since October. Now this wouldn't piss me off so much other than the fact that we are counting inventory right now and I couldn't find this big jack. Now jokingly I asked him if he had stolen any jacks and he has the nerve to get all serious and ask me if I'm questioning his integrity. Now I am questioning it. What else is missing because of him. Those days when we were 10 dollars short and I couldn't find the money, was it him.

It is now the time of reckoning. I must get to work early so he doesn't start working, oh wait that shouldn't be a problem he doesn't do anything. So I've been thinking that this guy has been bringing a lot of stress in my life. I'm thinking that maybe I won't hate my job so bad with him gone. I guess I'm going to find out very soon.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Going to take a shower!

I was sick of looking at the other post so here goes something pointless. I'm about to go out to folsom and visit the family for our annual Good Friday fish fry. I'm dragging Evan, Josh, and Jason so I can manage the couple hours there. It should be fun. See ya!

Monday, March 14, 2005

NCAA Tournament '05

As per Thomas' request I have set up a group to challenge each other. Click the link and sign in your looking for a group called Doggus and I think you should know the password. I say we all get in on this for another 5 bucks(all except Texas Thomas). I could use another 30 bucks. It should be fun

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Last night I lost my HOB virginity

There is no word in the English language to describe what I experienced last night, so I will make one up right now...Scrumtrulescent.
I am almost ashamed to admit that even though I have lived here 1 3/4 years I had not been to the House of Blues until last night. But boy was it worth the wait. Dan The Man Szpak (no clue how to spell his last name) hooked Chad, Jason, Marty and I up with the VIP treatment for an awesome concert put on by Cross Canadian Ragweed. We got to hang out in the Foundation Room before the concert and let me tell you, that place is some kind of sweet. I only wish that I could hang out somewhere like that every weekend. It was indescribable. When it was time for the concert we got to go and sit in the reserved seating on the side of the balcony. INCREDIBLE SEATS! From what I hear there is not a bad place to stand for a concert in the House of Blues, but reserved seating!? Honestly, you can't get any better. All that, plus the band completely rocked. They are one of my favorite bands and I have seen them several times in concert, but this was by far the best. After being so spoiled, I don't know if I can ever return to the HOB with just a regular general admission ticket.
Man I love my life.

What would you do?

I don't mean to distract you from commenting on my previous post (by all means, keep commenting!!), but I have a question to which your answers should be interesting. Ok, I recently watched the movie Return To Paradise. If you haven't seen it, here is the plot, per amazon.com..."In Malaysia, three young Americans with little else in common are united in a shared enthusiasm for beer, women, and hashish. Eventually, Sheriff (Vince Vaughn) and Tony (David Conrad) head back to New York. Lewis (Joaquin Phoenix), a spacey but good-hearted sort, stays on with the notion of helping save the orangutans of Malaysia. Two years later, a brassy lawyer (Anne Heche) shows up in Manhattan with the news that her client, Lewis, has spent the interim in Penang prison (a third world prison in Malaysia). Arrested for a prankish misdemeanor they all shared in, he's also taking the rap for something worse: the dope stash they left him holding was a fatal few grams over the limit. Unless his fellow Americans return voluntarily to (literally) share the weight, in eight days Lewis will be hanged as a drug trafficker." So basically the plot is that the lawyer comes and tells these two guys, that a guy that they went on a trip with two years ago is in prison, awaiting punishment (death by hanging) that is to be carried out in a week. The lawyer gets the government of Malaysia to agree that they won't execute the guy, if the other two guys come back and agree to go to prison. If both come back, they have to serve three years each, but if only one comes back, he has to serve six years. If neither comes back, the imprisoned guy dies. The lawyer's job is complicated by the fact one of the guys is totally selfish and doesn't want to do it, because of what will happen to him. He doesn't care about the imprisoned guy and is only thinking of himself. The other guy would be willing to go normally, but he's about to get married and start a family, so he has more than himself to think of. Pretty much the whole movie focuses on the two guys and what the are going through over the course of the week, trying to decide what to do. So, with that, my question is, what would you do?

Monday, March 07, 2005

Stealing Neo's idea, but switching subjects...

What would be your top 5 movies of all time? It can be from any time period, but try to keep it to five, and actually rank them.

This just makes me mad!

Sucker Punch

naked people?!

today was a very eventful day over here in Hawaii. the dorm fire alarm pleasantly woke us up at exactly 5:12 this morning and everyone evacuated. it only took a couple of minutes to turn it off and then i went back to my room but couldnt fall asleep because my alarm was going off at 6:30. so i stared at the ceiling for a while, watched the sun go up, then got out of bed. i ate a stale bagel that i rightfully stole from the cafeteria yesterday morning and headed out the door for the coconutman triathlon. i found out that i'm a horrible runner and should totally give up the hobby but i kick butt on a bike so watch out! the swim i was too worried about the tiger sharks to really care...after the triathlon me, carrie powell, and jesse from NY rented a car to explore! we headed off towards puna. none of us had been there and we heard it was beautiful and people were right! so we were driving along this road parallel to the ocean and we saw all these cars pulled off to the side. yay a beach! so we got out and started to hike that way. we only got offered weed 3 times on the 100meter hike towards the cliff. i hear some djembes. this sounds like a fun beach! i look over the cliff and see some little kids running around (fully clothed mind you). oh good, a family place. we continue on our hike down while staring off into the ocean. i look towards the coast and see a butt in the water. hmmm, he must have lost his shorts in that last wave. not quite. i believe we found the east coast's most famous nude beach! how come naked people have to take over this really pretty beach? so we left...the end

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Why?



Question...

I don't mean to distract you from commenting on my previous post (by all means, keep arguing!!), but I have a question to which your answers should be interesting for everyone to see...

In your opinion, what are the best 3 albums of the past 10 years?

Friday, March 04, 2005

bored...

Well, I don't have anything specific to say, really. I am just putting of reading 400 pages of Charles Boredom Darwin for as long as I can, and I got bored with reading Dave's congratulatory birthday post followed by his thankful birthday post over and over again (not that I have anything against Dave's birthday; I mean, the cake was ugly...).

So anyway... I recently discovered that I like coffee now; that's exciting! It really just took having good coffee. I've always tried really bad coffee. I've already started my list of places NOT to get coffee. Right now, it includes IHOP and the French House. Feel free to add to my list to save me some time! ;)

So the anon has run off scared as usual. I think this is why doggus has been so boring lately. Come on anon; let's talk about foreign affairs or something. That would certainly make for a fun argument. I don’t know... Speaking of, I was discussing the Syria/Lebanon situation with my dad today. I didn't realize that even France is in on this!!! I almost crapped my pants when I heard that. I just can't see anyone being intimidated by that; haha.

Ok; I'm off to read some of this junk. Who has read The Descent of Man? Come on Dave; tell me you have. I need an idea for a thesis. I have to write a 4-page paper on a topic of my choosing by Monday.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Shout out to my hommies...

I'd like to take this time, to thank all my peeps for making this a happy birthday. All who sent cards, emails, text messages, commented on Chad's post, or actually called me were much appreciated. The sub to Netflix will come in handy, and will save me a great deal of cash that would have normally gone to Hastings. Now I can start putting it away in my 401K. Ok, I don't really have a 401K, but I can at least put it in my bank account. There is only one more thing that would have made this birthday perfect. That is, seeing the one thing that I've only heard about, but have never actually gotten to experience...seeing Nikki play Track and Field on Nintendo. If I can see her play when I come home next weekend, then my birthday (and life) will be complete. Peace be with you.

P.S. - It would also be nice if Neo and Loverboy would pay me back the money they owe. ;-)

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday David!
I hope that you
have a wonderful day my friend.
Also Happy Texas Independence Day to those of you from Texas.
One last one that I know of
Happy 10th birfday to Yahoo!