November 28, 2006
10 Items or Less
I have been waiting for this show to debut since I heard about it. In case you’re not hip to what’s going on in television world, this show is about what is going on in the grocery store. Well, it just happens that I spent 16 years of my life working in a grocery store and just watching this is probably going to bring back some memories.
I caught the pilot episode of ’10 Items or Less’ tonight on TBS. I made sure to record it with my DVD-R so I can watch it again tomorrow. I thought the pilot was a very good show and it introduced the characters so you pretty much know everything you need to know about them. The feel of the show gives you the impression that they are working in a grocery store, although it is a small one. Of course if I was making the show there would be many more run ins with customers and I’d be showing everyone how much the customers suck and all of that.
I knew it would have to happen sooner or later; my four day weekend came to an abrupt ending on Monday morning as I was forced to get my ass out of bed and go to work. Luckily, I was going to work at my current job and not at the grocery store. Even though I don’t dislike my job, it still is very hard to go back after being off for four days in a row. But now that it is Tuesday I’m back in the swing of things I guess. Hey, only three more days until the weekend shows up again.
Some of the good news is that I have some of my Christmas shopping done already. I also got myself a couple things too (who didn’t see that happening?) I did venture out on Friday morning to Office Max to get a few things. The only reason I went there is because no one else was. Most of the general public were up at Wal Mart or Menards and were far too busy to interrupt me filling my electronics needs at the ever so empty Office Max store. I got my new 2 GB jump drive and a 2GB SD card. The jump drive I had before held a whopping 64MB so this was a most needed upgrade. My current SD cards for my MP3 player and camera were 256MB and 128MB, so once again, a needed upgrade. Now that I’m done shopping for myself, I suppose I should think of others… ah fuck ‘em.
November 21, 2006
Turkey Day is Upon Us
I only know this because I’m going to be off for four days after tomorrow. Hell, I even get paid for Thursday and Friday. This is probably the first Friday after Thanksgiving that I’ve had off in the past 11 years which is pretty cool. Like I mentioned, there is no way in hell I’m going to be out shopping and fighting on Friday morning for whatever bullshit the stores are trying to sell at a cheap price. For one, I don’t even see anything that I want or need in the papers and for two, I’m not that fucking retarded. In fact I’m finally adjusting to not dealing with suck ass customers, it would be like a relapse if I wound up in a store at 5am full of annoyed hung over women trying to get their hands on the hottest toys and electronics. In fact I think it would be more awkward than that time I saw Michael Richards perform at the Apollo.
I’m excited because I’m almost done with my class in school and then I’ll have a month off without any homework and I will hopefully be able to play catch up with everything else pressing going on in my life. What those pressing matters are I’m not sure, but every time I decide to do homework, my mind thinks up about 5,000 other things I could be doing; I have the neatest sock drawer this side of the Mississippi. I’m still trying to decide if I should buy myself something nice or not. Ever since the TV fiasco I’m almost thinking I shouldn’t get anything because it feels like it will break or not be as cool as I thought it would be. I do have what I want pretty much narrowed down to three things though. A new digital camera, an MP3 player (I have one, but I mean a big one like the new 80GB IPod), or a PS2. That isn’t a typo, I said PS2 because I’m sure PS3 isn’t readily available anymore and there is no way in hell I’d shell out $600 for a fucking gaming system. I’m having hard time accepting $129 for a PS2. Who knows, maybe I’ll just save the money and when I get my taxes back I’ll get a new TV from somewhere else besides ShitNBC. Then again, I’ll probably just put it all in savings.
November 16, 2006
Where Were We?
Let’s see, the last time I graced this blog with my presence was when I was bitching about all of the stupid political ads going on. Since then I’ve been enjoying listening to the radio without all of the stupid ads going on, except for the fact that I had to hear the “30 Point Buck” and “Second Week of Deer Camp” more than once this week already. Why is that you wonder, well that’s because deer hunting season begins this coming Saturday so everyone calls into the radio stations and requests that song. Well, soon it will be over much like the elections. Hey, I went up to the school and took care of a few of my tests which does make me feel a little bit better about the whole school thing.
There’s really not a whole lot of anything else going on except that I just realized that we are only a week away from thanksgiving which is pretty weird. It’s not weird that we are only that far away, it’s just weird because for the first time in a long time I haven’t had the holiday shoved down my throat by having to try and sell stupid shit like foil turkey pans and lacers and all of that. I think I might actually enjoy the holidays this year since I’m no longer slaving away to retail. Of course if I want to make myself hate retail again all I have to do is go shopping on Black Friday because guess what, I’m off with pay that day… oh that’s right retail people… suck my balls. But seriously, no fucking way I’m going near a store the day after Thanksgiving.
November 05, 2006
When Will it Be Over??
I absolutely cannot wait until Wednesday morning because then I won’t have to hear any political ads on the radio for a while. I guess listening to piped in music at the grocery store sheltered me from broadcast radio where the political ad to song ratio is something like five to one. I wouldn’t mind political ads if they said something I really gave a shit about. Whatever happened to the ability to express your positive side? I would love to hear more politicians telling me their track record and what they want to do instead of telling me stupid shit about their opponents. I remember being in grade school and the mentality back then was that if you could make the other kid look bad then you would look good, or at least better. Now that was in first grade, but these politicians are a lot older, some even educated supposedly and all they can talk about are the wrongdoings of everyone else. I’m pretty sure I won’t even vote this year because even though it’s not even November 7th yet, I’m wore out.
I’m totally surprised that I haven’t heard any of them come out and say something like… my opponent supports euthanization at the animal shelter; if you vote for my opponent, you’re a puppy killer. Between the radio ads and the dumb ass dildos that plaster their front lawns with signs I am just hoping I can make it to Wednesday without snapping.
What other fun and exciting things are going on around here? Hey, Fed Ex showed up the other day to pick up my television that I sent back already. Apparently the first time when I called the manufacturer and they said they’d take it back, they weren’t kidding. Unfortunately for the Fed Ex people and the douche bags at the company, I’ve already sent it back. When I called the company that I bought the TV from (not the ones that built it) and told them I was just going to flat out return it I asked if I could have my billing pushed back so that instead of getting a credit card bill I would instead just have it pushed back and then my account would be credited before I was billed. Did I make that sound complicated, because apparently according to them it is? Oh I should clarify here, “them” is ShopNBC and I wouldn’t buy a TV from them ever again. Anyway, I called for my return and asked to stop this billing on October 8th. I was told by them that there would be no problem with that and they would stop my billing before it was sent to the credit card company and that way everything would be sorted out… except that the fuckers billed me on September 27th. Luckily for me I used my Capital One and when you call them and tell them that you returned something and are being charged, they don’t fuck around. They said not to pay them the money and they were billing back ShopNBC the entire amount and would put it in as a dispute. I was like… fuck yeah, show them bastards. The only other thing going on with me is school work, and lots of it. That is my main focus right now and once all of this TV mess is behind me, I might check into buying a different type, not from ShitNBC though.