Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good to be Back

Okay. I have officially had all of my classes for Fall 2009 semester at least once now, but I still didn't feel like I was back in school mode til working a shift at the Honors desk. I am now working, however, my first graveyard shift -- and admittedly I was pretty tired on my way over here, dreading working and just wanting to sleep in my bed. But now that I'm here, and I get some alone time on my labtop, it's kinda nice to be "home."

So today's been pretty stressful, with some Circle K plans falling through requiring a last minute change that's going to prove cumbersome and annoying, and some financial aid problems, on top of overall financial problems -- I've just been pretty generically stressed lately. Oh! In response to my financial issues (ie: I'm only working 6 hours a week CAing. That's not gonna cut the mustard.) My possession of a car has [technically led me to conclude weeks ago] that I'm gonna get a real person job. My first choices would be American Eagle or Borders at Chapel Hill, so wish me luck!

On that note (I don't want to forget) I want to post a link to this funny website: Kempa.Com: The Barnes and Noble Experience. It's a list of funny experiences (not non-stop hilarity, but something to do on a boring night at the desk.) A friend from maaany years ago sent me that, and I laughed at it then, and still do today.

Lol, I like this guy's way of speech: Important: If you are buying something and the scanner doesn't work, and you say "Must be free!" and offer a shit-eating grin, well then shame on you. Presumably you believe the clerk is thinking: "Boy! what a silly guy! Perhaps his background is in improvisational comedy!" But you are wrong. Dead wrong. What the clerk is really thinking is: "If one more person says that today, I will attack with such ferocity that seasoned police officers will weep upon discovering the bloody remains."

BLAH! Another year of Awesome first impressions with the DM. A bunch of people were at the desk, and I asked her (passing) to see her card and she's like "I'm the DM..." and I'm like shit, I don't know what she looks like yet! So hopefully the asking for a card (showing my dedication to job) in some way balances out the negative ness. Ugggh, I need a diff job Fast.

Song of the Day: I dunno what it's called yet, but the lyrics go "I just want you to know.... I just want you to know... I just want you to know... how I feeeeeeeeeel..." it's from a comercial that plays when we try to watch full episodes of The Real World: Cancun on Mtv.com. I'm even using Yahoo! Answers to try to identify it, cause my Verizon song ID does not work very well on my Blackberry Storm.

House Perk of the Day: I get to drink the healthy drinks I rarely got to drink before cause I just didn't have a fridge, like Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice, or Pineapple-Orange-Banana Juice. Also I'm too poor to buy Red Bull, which though I'm tired all the time, is probably adding several decades to the life expectancy of my liver.

Quote of the Day: Hahahahhahaha, okay, catching up on some Daily Show episodes, and there's one showing a "townhall meeting" with Barney Frank, King of the One-Liners. ie: people come to hear their politicians speak about Obama's healthcare plan, and can ask specific questions to clarify so the representative can best represent their area's interests.

Before I quote, remember that Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) is known for his wise cracks, and being entertaining - lol. (Also the first openly gay member of Congress.) To add to that, he's jewish.

"[Obama's plan is a Nazi healthcare plan]!? Why are you supporting it?"
"Let me, uh... when you ask me that question, I am going to revert to my ethnic heritage, and answer your question with a question: on what planet do you spend most of your time?"
[Jon Stewart: "Aparently a planet where a mixed race President and a gay Jew are considered Nazis..."]

1 comment:

Mike said...

Dude, you left out the best part of what Frank said. He calls her approach "vile, contemptible nonsense" and that "trying to have a conversation with you would be like arguing with a dining room table."



I love Barney Frank quotes. So much. :D