Thursday, September 29, 2005
There was a shark on Lost last night. Those guys just have rotten luck, don't they? And still no answers yet, just more questions. Damn that show.
I've started watching Firefly. The show is couple of years old, but I never saw it when it originally aired because FOX put it on Friday nights, and you know how my wild Friday nights are spent. And the show was cancelled after only 14 episodes (3 of which were never even aired). So why watch it? It has a huge cult following like most Whedon shows (Buffy, Angel) and they made a movie for it called Serenity, which has been getting rave reviews. So I watched the first two-hour episode yesterday, and I pretty much loved it. I can't wait to watch the rest. And I have to do it quickly because the movie is coming out tomorrow.
Work training has been pretty boring. For the first week, they're just pretty much going over the company stuff: their goals, policies, getting to know the staff, etc. They did have us train a bit at the cash registers yesterday, and it was pretty easy. I didn't know that even media guys sometimes have to ring people up (i.e. Christmas season). I guess cashiering at Century wasn't a total waste of time. I'm looking forward to actually training in my department, which is next week. Until then, more boring videos and seminars.
So apparently people (other than my friends) enjoy my writing. My story, not my blog -- although I guess some people like this too. I guess I have to write more chapters, but I have writer's block. So tragic.
Oh, and I'm moving tomorrow. Help me. Prease.
and if you feel a little left behind
we will wear you on the other side
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
"Get a room" has become our new favorite phrase -- actually, it has been for a while, but I just got around to point it out now. It's funny to say it to a couple of guys chasing each other in a friendly game of soccer (football to you un-Americans).
Speaking of soccer, I saw Green Street Hooligans, which was alright. Not as good as I expected. Frodo punches like a girl.
I'm actually gonna be fairly busy (*gasp*) this week. I'll be training for my new job today, tomorrow, Thursday, and Saturday. Moving in with Mark on Friday. Maybe teacher's retreat Friday night, but probably not because of work. Heidi wants us to visit her dorm/suite this week. Gotta fix Gracie's laptop. WoW and the Wench have to fit in there somewhere.
Chanwook Park is going to be in New York, showing off his new movie, Lady Vengeance. Damn you, New York. Damn you all to hell.
Oh, and the Weezer video, watch it. Rivers' Asian fetish is at an all-time low. I keed, I keed. I still love ya, Rivers.
but the world don't care if you are or are not there
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Due to the internet going down all week, I've resorted to doing some things that I thought I would never do... like watching TV and catching up on my vast Playstation 2 collection.
So I'm really looking forward to work and keeping busy. I know this is just the initial phase everyone goes through before they become jaded with the monotonous work days and angry customers, so let me just enjoy it while it lasts.
I will be moving (hopefully the last time for awhile) in about a week. I'm looking forward to having a kitchen, a fridge, and carpet that doesn't smell like dog poop.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I got the job.
Two weeks after the second interview, I finally got a call from Best Buy for the third and final interview. Turns out they've been really "busy." Whatevs man, I bet it was because Paul's been harassing them so much about me. Anyway, I went in yesterday, aced the two interviews (I had to do another second interview because apparently the other one didn't count... because he was the head of the computer department and I was applying for cashier...) and I got it. At first I was pissed about doing the second interview again but the lady that interviewed me recommended me to go in to the media department (DVDs, games, music, etc.), which was what I wanted in the first place so it turned out to be a blessing. I have to take a drug test on Monday (pee in a cup) then I have to attend an orientation and I'm officially in.
The sore throat is a little better now. I've been taking a lot of Advils. Yesterday I went to the beach for the jr high bonfire, which probably was a mistake since it was so cold there and I felt horribly weak afterwards. But with some food (Doritos) and rest (Adult Swim) I feel better now. Oh, and I had to drive one of the vans to the beach because we were short on teachers and I had to hear about it from little 8th grade girls who were being little jerks screaming about getting someone else to drive because I didn't have a license and I didn't know how to drive and they were all going to die. And they weren't even joking around. Jerks. You like my run-on sentence, jerks?
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children should have been released theatrically, not that Sprits Within crap. It has some of the best action scenes ever to grace a screen, whether they're CG or live action flicks. The story didn't make any sense -- that could be because I haven't played the game since, oh, high school? Who cares, to me action flicks don't need great stories.
Got a nasty sore throat Tuesday night. It keeps reminding me of the bronchitis thing I had last year. Advil is my best friend.
Job hunt isn't going so great. According to Paul, I was supposed to get a call back from Best Buy last week. Roite. I applied to a bunch of places on Tuesday, but no call backs yet.
My copy of Oldboy finally came. Movie Night will happen soon.
Monday, September 12, 2005
So I guess this is the part where I talk about the retreat.
It has now become a cliche to say things like "I didn't want to go to the retreat, but for some reason I went and it was awesome and it exceeded my expectations and omgilovejesusnow and omgwtfbbq." And there's always someone that fits that sentence. I guess for this year's EM retreat, it's me.
I didn't want to go. It was going to be "serious." "Hardcore." "No fun." We even had a song for it: Flying to the no fun zone! (shameless riff on a Kenny Loggins' classic from the Top Gun soundtrack) I was already burned out from the youth group retreat. I didn't want to listen to another three-hour sermon. I didn't want to experience yet another effin' altar call. I didn't want to do "heart to heart."
Yet I still ended up going. Deep inside, I knew I needed to go. Not that I was spiritually dry or anything. I was just in a very confused state about my life. I needed some answers. Plus, Kim MSN basically dragged me there kicking and screaming.
I don't want this to be a super long entry, so I'm not going into details. If that's what you want, you can ask me personally. I'll probably tell you. I'm just gonna say: Pastor Colin's sermons were great. The one small group meeting we had was great. Even the "heart to heart" sessions weren't as painful as expected them to be. But the "world prayer" thing (aka the three hour tour) was grueling, to say the least. Yeah, I was blessed. I admit it.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Best Buy hasn't called. I should've gone to Colorado. (Don't tell me to call them, because I won't.)
Retreat? I dunno man, I just don't know.
The Constant Gardner was okay. Beautifully shot, edited, and directed. Great work by Finnes, like always. But I just didn't care too much for the story. I guess that pretty much makes me a complete bastard.
I don't think I've posted about this before, so I'm gonna go ahead and officially proclaim that I now have a belly. There's actually some flab jiggling around here, and it's fairly amusing to me at the moment. I dunno how long that'll last, though. Yeah, I don't eat healthy green stuff. I don't exercise. It was bound to happen, even to a skinny emo boy like me.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
The second interview didn't go well either. It was supposed to be at 11am, but appparently it was a big day at the store because the CEO of the company had come to visit, and the person that was supposed to interview me (Myra, the supervisor for the cashiers/customer service) had to go to a meeting with him. It was only supposed to take about 20 minutes but I ended up waiting about an hour and a half. Since the meeting was going long, they got someone else to interview me - David, the supervisor for the computer department.
He actually asked a lot of the same questions that were already asked at my first interview, so I was more prepared and I gave good answers. But he didn't seem too pleased or impressed. And he kept looking around and winking at the female employees that walked by. What the eff. At the end, he told me that "if" I'm the type of person they're looking for, that they'll contact me by Monday for the third and final interview. That wasn't a good sign, either. I think they usually tell you right away if you have a third interview. So all signs point to me not getting hired.
Well, at least I tried.
Sit up straight. Wipe your eyes. Go wake up grandma. I'm actually gonna talk about something other than movies or World of Warcraft.
You ready? Well I'm going ahead anyway.
I finally had an interview earlier today (correction: yesterday) at Best Buy,
"Where will I live?":
I will be moving in with Mark in about a month. I've been looking for a place with Adrian for the longest time, but I think this is the best choice for me at the moment. I'm definitely not looking forward to moving YET AGAIN. It's like what, the third time this year?
Eff school, man.
Well I was supposed to go there this weekend to visit J. Lo and his gay air force buddies, but the whole trying-to-find-a-job-so-I-can-survive thing is hindering the process. Bad timing is my specialty. So is ninjaing.
The Happy Wench:
I like it. I like it a lot.
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