Sunday, September 14, 2008

Guten Tag.27 (Twice the Guten Tag!)

Sorry about the non-post last week. Last weekend was hectic. I was expecting to roll into the semester like it was nothing and just have all this time to throw around and put to good use, but instead I came to the realization that 15 credits can kick your butt. I had to buy a lot of books and supplies. I think I'm getting a handle on the flow of it, though. 

Well that's a brief break that I wish could last just a bit longer, but I've got to work on my speech that's due tomorrow. The topic is what I would do if I had a million dollars. I don't think I'd do anything outlandish, except provide the financial means to work on comics and music and design without worrying about having money to pay bills. Of course, I'd need a house to pay bills on. So I'd buy a house. Probably in Tennessee or some other state that has landscape nice enough to look out on every morning. And then I'd have room for a recording studio and an art studio. But I should probably invest it first. Whatever. 

Have a good week.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Guten Tag.26

Happy Labor Day everyone. Hope everyone's relishing their barbecue and family or whatever you're doing. I personally have been relishing my first ever 44 ounce Ocean Water from Sonic--a moment made all the more better by the fact that I got it half off during happy hour. great. 

(Give me a squiggly...)

Not a lot's been going on this week. I just finished my last day working at Walmart Friday, so I'm kind of relieved that I don't have to go back there and toil away aimlessly at projects that just get rearranged a couple of days later.

"Here, take a couple of hours and stack all of these heavy things on that shelf, and make them line up, and make it look like there's a ton of them, and price them all, and make sure they all have clearance flags on them...even though we plan on moving them somewhere else tomorrow. Thanks."

Now, I'm not bitter at all, it's just that when your job is basically moving stuff around so people will buy more stuff faster, you realize you really don't have anything to show for your work. And that's why I don't want to stay at a place like Walmart. I have some opportunities this fall that I wouldn't be able to fully commit to if I were still working there. And this is already on top of a full 15 credit hours this semester. So that's why I decided to quit. 
Trust me, it was nothing against the people who work at my store, because my attitude has totally changed over the past year. I went from trying to distance myself from my coworkers in an immature effort to maintain my sphere of comfort and 'normalcy' to getting to know a bunch of people who are actually really fun to work with. I think people who are there for years are able to do it because they get along with their coworkers and that helps them to get past the stupid things they have to deal with.  

Well, mull that over and take your next retail job with a grain of salt. Hopefully it helps.

Alright, back to school this week. It should be pretty fun.