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I’m too busy with work and Civilization Revolution do to anything else. Annoyed? Good.

I have two full days of photo lab behind me. The first day wasn’t so bad. Pretty slow day actually. Took orders and managed to get them done ahead of schedule (aside from two that came in late and I would later hear shit for them). The one thing that had me on edge that night was the fact that I was in charge of doing photo inventory and it wasn’t the greatest thing to have to do. It got worse when I forgot the menu to go to on the little scanner gun to access it. In the end it took about twenty minutes to figure out and then fifteen to complete the inventory. After that the night was finished.

On day two of photo the day started off well. I didn’t have many orders and I maintained good times. This would change after lunch. One of the customers came back and complained about his picture CD. It turns out that on the CD his pictures were upside down. I told him the easiest way to fix this is to copy them to his PC and flip them. He responded by saying that he shouldn’t have to and that we made the mistake and in turn fix it. I also told him that it was the way the film was developed and run through the machine. He again said that we should be accountable for “mistakes” like this. I walked over to the assistant manager working that night and told him the details. They told me to get the CD and leave it overnight for the main photo technician to work on, so I got the CD and told the douchebag that I’d leave it for her to fix. Later on I was working on some film orders when the machine suddenly started spitting it out and telling me the film was too big even though it was the normal 35mm size. I was baffled. To try and work around I attempted to manually scan the film (something we usually do often when things screw up). I put one of the film strips in and it seemed to scan fine. On the second roll the machine seemed to work but then came back out and the machine continued to say scanning. I tried to see if I could cancel it as it locked up the machine. No luck. The machine was literally locked up. I tried all I could but couldn’t get it back to normal. I again talked to the manager that night and told him. He checked it and agreed that something wasn’t right. Again I left a note for the main tech. At that point I was freaked out that I might have screwed everything up and that I would be held responsible if it broke. The only good part to this story is that it was after closing so no other customers where dropping orders off. Since I have been off the last two days I don’t know the status of the machine but I will find out today. The main tech is also working so I expect to hear something about it. She doesn’t like me much so I know it will be on the negative side. Just dandy.

As for the last two days off I haven’t done much. Just sit around watching TV or playing games. I got a new book which seems like it will be fun to read. It’s called Seagalogy – A Story of the Ass-Kicking Films of Steven Seagal. Although before I read it I need to finish up World War Z. I also have Battle Royale but I think after WWZ and Seagalogy I will start it over since it has been a while since I have read it. Another thing I have done is download the trial for Lord of the Rings Online. I was at Best Buy the other day and looked at the MMO section. I haven’t paid for a MMO since back in the days of Earth & Beyond. The only other MMO I really played was Guild Wars but I am burned out on it. LOTRO seems interesting so I’ll give it a shot. The other two I was looking at were EVE Online but it seems to complicated and the last was Age of Conan which seems cool but I wish there was a trial so I could try it without jumping in fully and then possibly not liking it.

As for today, I work. My parents and brother are driving down to SoCal to visit my step or half brother or whatever he is. He is in the country for a little bit it seems with his Korean girlfriend (he works for the Army at the DMZ or something). My dad’s ex-wife asked if we wanted to see him but since I have to work it doesn’t apply to me. She tried to set it for tomorrow but I work until Monday so it wouldn’t work anyway. I guess she really wanted me to see him or something. Oh well. So the three of them are headed down while I work. Fun 4th.

I have been tired as hell lately. Work has eaten up the last week or so, although I can’t really complain since it will mean a decent paycheck (and since I don’t have anymore debt I’ll be extra happy). My days have been pretty slow and boring before work. As for work I have been training for photo as of Saturday. Going pretty smooth so far. I have only made one decent sized mistake but aside from that doing ok. Just a matter of remembering how to do it. The other thing I have to get do is manage my time better. Not only am I in photo but I also have other duties that need to get done throughout my day. It probably will take me a little bit to get used to it. I start solo in photo on Monday. It’s going to a nervous day.

All I know is that I want Civilization Revolution ASAP but there is still two or so weeks until it does. The best part is I have three days off to play it when it does. That fucking rocks.

Also, Tube Tuesday is done for a little while. I don’t have time to do much ‘tube browsing to find anything.

Today has been pretty slow. I woke up at around 9am and watched TV for a bit. I also played a bit of Condemned but other than that I haven’t done much. Tomorrow I have work which I will (hopefully) be able to pick up my next paycheck. Saturday is also a work day which means I work two of the busiest days of the week. Hopefully I don’t end up on register. I like anything but working on the register. I’ll get Sunday off but then go back in on Monday. Hopefully everything goes smooth. All I know is that July needs to come on over so I can get Civilization Revolutions and spend my days conquering the world. Sounds like a good plan.

The lack of anything would be a result of work and me being too tired to do much. The last few days haven’t been very eventful aside from work and a movie marathon of Lethal Weapon. That’s about. Oh, and I’ve been smacking crazy people with pipes. Pretty neat blood splatter.

I haven’t really been in the mood lately to write up anything so that’s why there hasn’t been much in the past week or so. Life is being a pain in the ass and the last two days of work have stressed me the fuck out. Other than that I have just been home dragging myself along getting horrible amounts of sleep. Although I did pick up Lego Indiana Jones on Tuesday. It is awesome just like Lego Star Wars. Makes good fun of the original films and ties it up pretty well. Some of my favorite parts from the movies fit well into the game which made me extra happy. I also downloaded the demo for Civilization Revolution. It is going to rock when it comes out in July. I’ve been playing Civilization IV on the PC for the last few weeks like crack. I just love building up and fucking shit up.

As for work, Wednesday was pretty hectic. It was surprisingly busy when I got to work and had to shuffle about at the main register (I hate being the main). A select few customers annoyed the living shit out of me and made life tough. After it slowed down a bit I managed to finish up my duties early which made me happy. As for yesterday (Thursday), I wanted to kill people. I had two people early on that needed complete voids which slowed me down being I was the only register in the front again. The other new girl tried to help by rushing over to cosmetics (her new area) to open up and ring up people, but the lazy fucks didn’t go over and instead stayed in line and complained about how slow it was. I was about to blow but I kept it together. After the initial rush I managed to get things back in order. Unlucky for me this continued for most of the night until the last hour we were open. Then it tapered off and things got easy. I did my duties and we headed home. I had a day added to my schedule (this Saturday) so I have to go in tomorrow so I can get training for photo which I will be transferring to soon. Should be interesting. I can easily joke around with most of the photo team. As for next week I only work two or three days so it should be a relaxing week, which is a blessing.

Everyone loves montages.

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So I missed last week, oh well.

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Well it is official, I am going to be going to (repetitive, I know, just making sure you are reading) my aunt’s wedding. So I will be making this as special as possible and not just because of the wedding. WordPress is telling me that this is the 1000th post (not sure if it is WordPress only posts or all of those and the imports, but who cares). I will be covering the three days I will be there and if possible (well, you’ll know if I did it or not) a special video! Yep, so buckle up and hang on. I’m taking this motherfucker into overdrive.

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Today was quite a day. Started off with English which seemed to fly by and prove that I know more than most people, still. Then it was a race back to town where I got the car filled up and then headed home. When I got home I prepared myself for an interview.

Yesterday while I was playing Grand Theft Auto IV online I got a call on my cellphone. No phone number was listed so I didn’t bother answering it. They left a message so I played it. Turns out it was Walgreens responding to my online application that I filled out way back when. I called them up and got an interview scheduled. Fast-forward to today and I headed over. When I first got there I filled out the rest of the required stuff and then found the manager and headed to the back for the interview. I handed her my resume and references and then she explained everything. It seemed to go well from my perspective and then she handed me the form for the required drug test. I said my “Thank you”‘s and “Have a good day”‘s and headed off to the place. I had to go to one of the medical centers in town and got the test taken care of. So now I get to wait a few days to find out if I got the job. It’d be nice to get some income going since I am dead broke with summer closing in. I would be making $8.80 if I do get the job which rocks.

A few hours ago I accidentally smashed my knee into my door on the side of it. It is swollen and purple. I applied some ice to lessen it but it didn’t seem to work. It hurts like a bitch. Hopefully it isn’t anything serious and gets better or I am fucked. Such a crazy fucking day.

Lastly, I hope everything goes well for my good friend Lauren and her roommate. I’m here for you.