December 31, 2006
Wow, that was a fun year wasn’t it? I think I managed to blog a little over once a month if I was lucky which makes me wonder… what the fuck happened to me in 2006?
Let’s see how my year ran down. January was pretty much normal for the year. I started my year much like I ended 2005. I was working in retail as a pricing manager and still pretty much hated my job. I’d have to say as far as the last many years go, January was the closest to any of them.
February was the beginning of the changes to come that would shape my year out. I got my new phone in February which to my surprise is still alive and kicking to this day. Towards the end of February my grandma died of lung cancer. That was kind of weird because she had been repetitively sick with pneumonia the last two years and the nursing home would just say oh well and have her put on antibiotics. Then finally a doctor decided to look into the whole “recurring” part of this and that’s when the tumor was found and it was only a week later that she died. February did have an upside to it though, and that was the prospect of getting the fuck out of retail… enter March.
Ah, March… blue skies, Barthy burgers, girls. (If you don’t get that reference, then there’s nothing I can do to help you.) Anyway, March comes along and on the 15th I get to do something that I had dreamed about for quite some time… give my notice at my place of business. Honestly, if you never have in your life… you must. There is no greater feeling at work then letting the people that are your bosses know you’re on your way out the door.
The whole rest of the year pretty much revolved around me working my new job and taking classes for my new job. My blogging slacked because of it, but it’s a small price to pay for my sanity.
I actually enjoyed the holidays this year. I wasn’t out singing carols to people or anything like that but I did notice that for the first time in a long time they didn’t feel overbearing. Of course I also had a shitload of days off around the holidays which is the first time that’s ever happened since I was just a jobless slacking kid in school.
I guess the only thing I have to do now is sit around and see what 2007 will have in store for me.
December 24, 2006
MC From a DH
December 20, 2006
Wow, I Didn’t Even Prepare a Speech
I feel so honored because I didn’t realize that I was even in the running for this award, I guess that’s what makes this feel so special to me. I am walking through the store and I see Time Magazine sitting there naming the person of the year, and who did they name? They named me, that’s who. Sure the magazine technically said “YOU”, but come on, they were talking to me, I was the one reading it, and when someone says you to you then you have to assume they are talking about you, don’t you? If they meant everyone like some people (whom we’ll call “the losers”) say, then the magazine would have said all of you, or Y’all for the southern editions. What about them or they, you know they could have used a plural of some sort if they really didn’t want just me to hold this award.
Well as happy as I am to win that award, there are other things I’m happy about as well. Monday was my last day of classes and I finished with an A. Let’s just say that I was doing some serious stressing on the whole school and homework front the past few weeks wondering if I was going to get done or not, so finishing and not to mention finishing with a good grade is a great feeling. Oh yeah, there is also that whole reimbursement of funds coming from work that makes it feel even better. I’m still trying to decide if I should splurge that money on something cool for myself or not. I know its Christmas and all, but I’ve already bought everyone their presents.
December 08, 2006
Have Yourself a Twisted Christmas
I’m sure if you’ve read this blog more than once in your life you’re well aware that this is my first Christmas in over 11 years that I’m not working retail. What is so amazing about all of that, well I haven’t really figured it out I guess. I can say I don’t miss the hustle bustle of having everything looking good every morning for customers. In fact I’m sure if I wanted a fast case of indigestion I could just read a blog of a year or two ago about all the stupid shit that I went through for that store. But come on, it’s Christmas time, not time to bitch about the past; instead I’d rather bitch about the present. Oh now he’s gonna go off about a present he’s getting. Nope, that’s not what I mean, I don’t mean present like gift, I mean present as in “NOW”.
I’m watching a Comedy Central like I normally do and then I see this ad for Christmas music from who do you ask? Was it Bing Crosby, perhaps Gene Autry, maybe even Burl Ives, hell possibly even the Backstreet Boys? No, it was Christmas songs from Twisted Sister. Now I have to admit I liked Twisted Sister back when I was 10 fucking years old. I still have the cassette of Stay Hungry and occasionally listen to We’re Not Gonna Take It or I Wanna Rock, but Christmas music? Come on now. I don’t know… I think it’s a good sign of the upcoming Apocalypse.