Friday, 31 October 2008

Merry Samhain to all, and to all a good year!

Most of you know this holiday as Halloween. That's fine. Most don't know it's origins, and that's a shame. Some who think they know, are grossly mistaken, for shame. Essentially what it is, however, is a Pagan new years. It celebrates the end of the harvest season for the year. It should be celebrated by all the towns folk bringing in all the left overs from the last day of harvesting, all that which won't be cured to last all winter, and gathering for one big block party. Celebrating the ones we've lost in the last year, and allowing them to come back for one last evening is they so choose. Singing and dancing is a must, and paying homage to Samhain, and asking for a moderate winter season. You can all thank the Catholic church for screwing up that tradition, and making it all about devil worship, and demon pacts and all that nonsense. Stupid, ignorant, scared and undereducated people, those bastards! Anyway, I couldn't do what I have done a few times for this wonderful season, which is take something of a pilgrimage out to Salem, Mass. and take part in the gathering that those wonderful people have each year, talk about a giant block party. All the food vendors bring shop outside, and not slim pickings either, full course meals to boot. All the stores bring their wares out, and there is music coming from speakers in the street. Let the celebration commence! It's a wonderfully good time. This year, I was delivering pizza to the masses, but not partaking in any kind of feast with friends or family :( No dancing, but at least I have music.

I did take a scrap of free time today, and sat at pondered this last year. A whole lot went down. I asked for Blake hang out with Lisa on this day. I'm not sure if he heard me, or if he poked her in the ribs. I guess I will find out tomorrow though!

I'm going to watch last nights episode of CSI now, have a couple beers and then think about getting some sleep! Mom, I think I'll be up tomorrow afternoon. I have to do laundry before I leave tomorrow. Also my friend George wants to hand out for a bit in the morning, as he is leaving for Italy for a couple months once again, on Sunday. I'll let you know what time I should be expected to arrive though!

I love you all, and to all a good night, and a good winter! Until next time, peace out y'all!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Oh what a night...

...late October now in 2008, what a slightly special night for me...

Okay, no parody here...

It was a good night at Dominos, not only did I take enough in tips to purchase a full tank of gas before heading up north, but I'll be able to get some Pepsi for the trip too! I'm not sure just how crazy it's going to be tomorrow night. I keep getting told that Halloween one of the busiest nights of the year. We'll see about that. I don't seem to remember a tradition of ordering pizza on this particular holiday, hmmm. For the drivers, however, it's always fun dodging kids in the dark while said kids don get ups of dark materials, ever so easy to see when it's dark out, and the closest street light is three blocks away (which also makes seeing address's rather difficult as well. Doesn't anybody know how to put a light next to the address, or better yet on their mailboxes?) Sheesh.....

Tomorrow I have the pleasure of taking my uniform to my first job, then change when I'm done there, and go directly to Dominos, yipee. That'll be loads of fun! But the next day, I get a mini road trip. I'm considering taking a route I haven't taken before, just to mix it up a little. Driving on 41 the whole way gets a little old after doing it for so long now. Can you tell yet just how badly I need a road trip?

It's now just about 11 pm, and I should go to bed soon, to prepare for my long day tomorrow. However I think I'll see if there's anything to watch first. I hope you all had a good night. Hey Booger Brain, I love you. Peace out y'all!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Hi There...

The last couple of days have been fun. Yesterday was my one day off this week, at Dominos anyway. I help my driver, Jorge (from my full time job), install some furniture at a rather large customer of ours. I got to the building, and he was already there. As soon as I walked out of the dock, and towards the service elevator, a rather annoying alarm started gong off, and lights started flashing. Next thing I know the security guard walked around the corner from the main foyer and greeted me with "You have to get out of the building, now. You can't make any deliveries." I still didn't see Jorge, so I made my way outside with the rest of the herd. It took about half an hour before the alarm was turned off. I spent the intervening time sitting in my car, listening to my stereo, and wondering what the hell was going on. Jorge, who I did get a hold of, went out to make a couple of local stops, and then come back. Turns out it was a fire drill. Oh joy for all! Anyway, then we busted our asses moving all kinds of heavy furniture around. More thrills! I found out later, after everything was long said and done, that these people ordered the wrong furniture, yay. Later that day, I got an email from facebook, reminding me that my birthday is coming shit...

Today was a bit better. I had nothing to do with the furniture swap out. Hooray me! I didn't get any email notifying me of the anniversary of my birth date. Speaking of, I'm going to be 29 and that got me thinking of late, other than the obvious, is that people in my generation, and the tail end of this generations predecessor have really experienced the birth of a new level of socialization. We went from book reading, game playing, private problems and blissful ignorance of what the rest of the world was up to besides what the limited media informed us of. Now we have instant access almost anywhere at any time, to everything that we the people can come up with. It's really quite a fascinating thing.

I digress, I worked at Dominos tonight, and made enough in tips to put a little gas in my car, and get some lunch tomorrow. I can't wait for Saturday to arrive. Mini road trip for me! Destination, good home cooked foods! All to celebrate election day, a couple days early. On Tuesday I don't plan to watch or listen to any live feed media. Call me crazy, but I can wait until the next day to find out who will take the big office in February. This has been one wild ride of an electoral year so far, and frankly I'm annoyed by it to be sure! Are any of you planning on staying up late to find out who got the most votes?

I'm going to catch up with a couple of shows now. I hope you all have a great night! And now for something new...

Now playing: Killers, The - All These Things That I've Done
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Just Restless

Hey y'all

It's Sunday night, and I kinda want to go to bed, but it's only a little after 9 pm, and I just can't seem to get myself to go to bed yet. My mind is still racing around, with no destination or end in the foreseeable future, as per usual. So instead I'm just sitting here writing another somewhat pointless blog, and listening to music to try and ease the loneliness (even though it doesn't help much, but hey, I still love music!)

At least I had a proper Lazy Sunday! I made decent tips last night, so I went to the store, and got the ingredients that I lacked, and made chili, and it was damn good chili too! In the interim between prepping the chili, and the final hour of cooking, I watched a movie, took a nap, and then I watched another movie! Ahh, Lazy Sundays, nothing much better, if you can pull them off just right. So even though I'm kinda restless right now, at least I feel somewhat more relaxed than I have in a while. I did just text message my "boss" though, and although she responded, and it set off some endorphins, I must remember that she lives with her boyfriend, and I mustn't interfere with that. Stupid attractions! It's enough to drive one crazy!

I'm looking forward to next weekend already. I'll be driving up to see my family. I haven't seen them in what feels like forever! Coming up with the gas money to get there and back and still work two jobs might be an issue, although I hope to make some good tips at my second job this week, and be able to afford to make the round trip with no worries. Oh how I miss my TDI! I would be able to make it there and back, approximately a 344 mile trip, on a half a tank. In my current car, that's a full tank of fuel spent. And although gas prices fell considerably last week, who knows what they will be next Friday night, or Saturday morning?

Now I'm at a loss for words, so I think it's time to stop blogging. I know that most blogs are about meaningful, single topic things. And that my blog is more of an online journal, but hey, any little thing to keep me somewhat sane is a good thing right now.

To all a good night, and good dreams! I hope everybody with good and proper intentions has a great day tomorrow! Peace out y'all!

Silly Me, again...

I was wrong, it IS actually "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody..." I'd like to thank an "old" person for pointing that out to me... Don't I feel sheepish :)

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Another Saturday Night and I Ain't Got Nobody...

Okay, so the lyrics are for Friday night, but hey, it's Saturday, and the principle is the same, so there, thbbbth... I could continue with the lyrics, but I think that if you know the song, you know the lyrics well enough too, so I'll spare you. Well work went better tonight than it did last night. First off, I worked the entire shift, and then some, and I made much better tips, yay! But then something horrible happened. I got home in time to watch Doctor Who, and my antenna, which normally gets WTTW in pretty well, decided tonight was a good night to cause me to swear out loud to myself for not getting much of a signal! During one of the best episodes, Satan Pit (part 2)! I couldn't believe it! See, I told you it was horrible. I can't wait for the day that I can afford a cable bill again. Now that the whole of network TV broadcasts are supposed to be digital, my reception, with a digital antenna, and a digital converter box, has gotten considerably worse. Maybe it's just that really "high tech" things and me don't get along so well... Most days I'm amazed my cell phone works. Anyway, back to the title of this post, I have started fully talking to myself, and out loud at that. Not cool, not cool at all. I need somebody to start talking back to me, before I start taking care of that myself too...

Well, none of the TV channels seem to be coming in tonight, so I think I'm just gonna hang out online for a little bit, then get some reading in before I hit the sack. I hope you all have/had a good night! Until next time, peace and good dreams!

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

What a whacky Tuesday

What a hell of a last 36 hours or so! First, yesterday, I was driving home between jobs, and I got a whole series of scathing text messages from my neighbor. On Sunday, she'd stopped by, before heading to meet her "boyfriend" at a birthday party. She just bitched about what he'd been like the last few days, and how she was confused, and asked what she should do, and so on. Well, after all she told me, she still decided it would be a good idea to go to the party anyway. After she left, I went onto Facebook, and updated my "what am I doing now" status. I wrote this, "I'm tired of my neighbor coming over to bitch about her messed up relationship with her boyfriend, and me playing the consultant." That was it. Well she read that yesterday, and flipped the bleep out!!! I got soooo many texts from her, just ripping me a new one. I tried to chill her a out a little bit, but she'd have none of that! Her anger just kept escalating. Then she wrapped the whole thing up with "Grow up Dave." I responded, simply, with "Wow." Yeah, she's younger than me, and she was the one flipping the fuck out over one sentence that didn't mention names or details, and the only person who would know who I talking about with said sentence, was out other neighbor. But hey, I somehow managed to publicly humiliate her none the less. Go figure, I guess I'm just a giant childish jackass after all, right? Then, to follow that fun filled intermission between jobs, my second job was slower than slow can be! And I had to close too. Sure, i enjoyed the time with Monica, but the work was not so much fun.

Then, this morning, I checked my bank account before work, but after breakfast, and to my surprise, I was $117 overdrawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the money games that banks play???!!! I mean, really, I knew I'd be overdrawn, but damn! They took transactions that had cleared last a week and a half ago, and "uncleared" them, and then put them back once I was overdrawn by about $2. How messed up is that, and when i talked to them today, I was told that it was my own fault, and that I should keep better track of my money... I hate banks. Then job number one was not to thrilling. Domino's was a mad house between 6:30 and 8:30, and the manager, not Monica, had gone home for a couple hours, and the other driver had done the same. Go figure. Then, after everything was taken care of, and I did the job of three other people, taking orders, serving people, ringing them up (which technically I'm not supposed to do), and so on, once all the madness was over, the owner, Steve, came in. I made the mistake of telling him that I had taught myself how to answer the phones, and take an order, oops... Pop quiz time, crap, I don't have the specials memorized. He seemed impressed anyway, and he gave me pointers, and was generally cool. Yay me! So I had a good end to my working day, and that is always a good thing!

Lisa, it was great to see that you posted something! I love you!

Mom, you'll probably read this while we're chatting in the morning, so I'll talk with you then, and I love you too!

To everyone else, good night and good dreams!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Sunday Lazy Sunday...

Here it is Sunday, and I am trying to be lazy, but have yet to properly achieve lazy status. I'm almost there though! Let's see, first I woke up earlier than I was expecting to. Or, more accurately, I was woken up. Jenny called me at about 9:30 this morning, just to see how I as doing, and make sure I was okay. Oddly enough, I have become comfortable getting those phone calls from her. I guess that just means that enough time has passed for my mind to stop telling my synapse's' to fire off signals of "DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE OR I'LL MAKE YOUR DAY HELL!!!", and now they just say, "hey somebody, other than family and money vampires, cares enough to call!" After we hung up, I went to the washroom, then back into bed. I didn't really want to sleep again, but I also didn't want to start the day proper just yet, so I picked up the book on my bedside table. I hadn't gotten two pages into a new chapter when my phone rang again. It was a money vampire, go figure. This time though, after I was informed that the people that were calling me were too busy to talk right now, and to hold on, I didn't swear up a storm at the person (as is usual protocol for me these days when they call), and I actually explained why I didn't, can't, and won't be making the absurd payment they want, for several months. That was enough to get me out of bed, after finishing the chapter I was reading that is...

I wanted so bad to go out and let somebody else cook me breakfast this morning. The thought of going alone once again though was enough to deter me from doing such a thing. So I settled for a bowl of cereal, and some juice. Not nearly as satisfying as some eggs and bacon and toast, but cheaper. Just as lonely, but hey, at least I didn't have to tip myself, or my fridge! After eating, I called my parents house, and my Dad heard AND answered the phone! I talked with him for a while, and then went to rent a movie. Most people would spend this sunday watching crappy american football (there is a good band with that name, minus the "crappy" part :) I asked the guy at Family Video why they never carried Lewis Black in there stand-up section, and he told me that they just got "Root Of All Evil" in, and was in the new releases section. YAY!!! When I'm done blogging here, and I go gather my laundry from the laundry drying thingies in the basement (where I have to duck to do my laundry:( ), I am going to settle in, and watch it, officially beginning my Lazy Sunday!

Lisa, you haven't posted in a bit, I keeps checking, and yet there is nothing. I know you're feeling a bit blah for obvious reasons, but a little shout out to your peeps would be nice! Love ya!

Mom, you can do it, you can do it, YOU CAN! I love you too!

To everybody else, good day and good luck!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

A Thursday night off...

It's Thursday night, and I'm not working...odd. Okay, so I've only been working for Dominos for about a month now, but it still feels strange not to be working right now. I'm not really bitching, but the tips would be handy. I did have an interesting day at job #1 today though. As you know, I've been driving my old route at work this week. Today I was privy to a truck engine explosion, down in Downers Grove. That only held me up for a little less than an hour, stuck on an off ramp with nothing to do but watch the craziness (as none of the other drivers on the off ramp could go anywhere at all...) I met a couple of customers that I'd only ever talked to on the phone before today. One of them was a total cutie, so that was nice. Sue me, I've been single for two years, and I have not had so much as a date in that long either... Hell, Monica grabbed my shirt in a demonstration of an event she'd recently had, and I almost thought it was a "come on", how sad is that??? (or desperate, even worse...)

So yesterday I saw a photo of a lion perched on the back of a horse, and the horse was running a track in a circus in southern China. It was a bizarre photo for me to see. I brought it up to my boss Matt this morning, and he said I was, in so many words, stupid, because tigers ride on the backs of horses all the time at the circus. I went to the circus for many years on my birthday, when I was a hyperactive little punk, and although the clowns kinda scared me, I remember most of the rest of the experiences, and I don't recall ever seeing a tiger riding a I crazy? Maybe blocking out a memory that I needn't? Or is my boss crazy? He also made it sound like he had to do a whole lotta work in my warehouse to make room for a new skid of copy paper we got this morning. Yeah, he moved 1, count 'em 1 case of paper, and the skid it was on too. Ooh, soooo hard to do. Oh the things I wanted to say to him about sensationalizing things so dramatically, but as I think I may get fired soon, and I don't know what I'd do if/when that happens, I bit my tongue and scowled to myself. I hate my job. Whoops, did I just say that out loud? yes, yes I did. I hate my stupid bloody job. It's so damn repetitive, and I can't stand it. I try to be proactive, and I get shit, I be complacent and I get shit, somebody else does something stupid and I take the shit for it. But what can I do without a degree in something, when what I want to do doesn't take a degree, but my stupid spine is all messed up? And the job I have offers freedoms that most office jobs don't, and I still hate it?! If delivering pizzas offered more money per hour (not including tips) I would take that up full time, but that isn't an option.

Maybe I should just say "screw everything", and pick up and move somewhere cheaper to live. But wait, I have too many bills to do such a thing. Or, I could find a girlfriend, or at the very least, a roommate, but as I have no money to ever go out and do anything to meet people, I guess that won't happen terribly soon either. I wish i could stop blogging about my woes so often, but, I write about what I know, and this is what I have known for a while now, so damn.

I wish i had something happy to end this with, but, I can't think of much at the moment. Hey, Fall is officially here, YAY!!! It was sunny today! Um...okay, that's all I've got. I guess I'll take what I can.

Peace out y'all! Until I blog again I wish you all a great day, and a great night!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

What ? part 2

Let me start off by bitching about "big brother" creeping into every little aspect of our lives, and nobody seems to care enough to do anything about it. Red Light Cameras, thumb print payments at the grocery store, government spyware (like we really believe that they don't use spyware), the DMV sending all your info to the feds (even though you have to have documentation of proof of citizenship to get an ID, so why do the feds need that info again anyway? and don't try telling me that the feds aren't aware of the people crossing our borders with not-so-nice intentions.) Digital conversion boxes for broadcast tv (digital receivers can be tracked to intimately private locations.) Camera "sensors" at controlled and lighted street intersections to "know when there's a car approaching" (I'm sorry, but when I'm the only one on a road, and there is no cross traffic, why would such a sensor turn my light to red? Pictures much??!) "No Call" lists mean nothing anymore, I get spam crap on my cell phone. Not right!... (It's the only phone I have, and I've registered it on every no-call list to date...) Etc...

To paraphrase Mambo #9 "a little bit of big bro in my life, a little bit of socialism on my right, a little bit of communism on my left, a little..." lack of freedom wrapped in smoke...let's all dance now...on our way to get rid of the defunct an inadequate people running every little faction of our individual lives. Every last one of them I used to think that Pink Floyd"s "The Wall" was just a great rebellious album that stoner teenagers listened to, and later in life that it made sense to listen to it in a nostalgic manner. Nowadays it seems all too clear that they were on to something quite significant in our current state of so-called democracy in this brave new world of freedom. Free? Really? I, um, wait...wait, oh, but um...war is...we're fighting to keep our, wait...hold on, let me wrap my mind around this...ow....................... I have many memories of many men telling me that if they hadn't fought for us, we'd all be speaking German...when did the Germans all become Spanish?

To worked up to continue, as I'm not a public speaker, and only a few read this anyway. Goodnight, and good luck!

Monday, 13 October 2008

What a Monday Indeed

What an incredibly slow Monday! I didn't think 11 pm would ever arrive! Job one was DEAD!!! I'm filling in for my driver Jorge this week, so technically speaking I'm working three jobs all week. Driving the route at job 1, then doing all my regular duties at job 1, then driving again for job 2 (3). yay... Work was dead at job 2 tonight as well. It was a strange flipflop for the drivers. Usually the day driver has 3 deliveries, and I get eight or nine, but today it was the exact opposite. Monica kept making sure the phones were working, and lo and behold, they were... Where was everybody? Maybe they were all channeling the spirits of the people sailing with Columbus, all hungry and broke (but hopefully they weren't as smelly). Oh well, I get to do it all over again tomorrow, but at least I don't have to close the store then! I think I'm gonna cut this one short tonight, and watch some shitty network tv (of which I only get about 3 out of the 25 "digital" channels) until my mind is as tired as my body.

Love and Peace to all of you!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Another night with the Pizzas

Well tonight went alright, all things considered. It would have been nice during the 6-8 rush, if the late day driver hadn't walked off the job in the middle of his shift! Leaving just me and Stan to cover everything! But hey, my tip count was the highest it's been so far (although my highest tip night is still held at Gino's, when i took home $83 in tips), so I can't complain too much...

On one of my first double delivery runs, two deer were keeping pace with my car on a side street, around a bend and everything, and at only about a distance of 5 feet from my passenger side door. That was an AWESOME sight to see! After that delivery, i got to the second half of that run, and a whole gaggle of children cheered when I showed up, and then gave me a very loud standing ovation when I was walking back down the driveway! Then, one of the girls, maybe about 13 or 14 asked me if my car "was mine?" I of course told her it was, and she said "That's a Pimp My Ride car, isn't it?" I got a kick outta that, and jokingly said yes, yes it is...kinda :) Then, skipping everything in the middle of the evening, on my last run, was a rare one indeed. Very rare, and I'll tell you why. First off, for the first time I can ever remember, I made all of the stop lights between Rte. 45 (aka Lake St.), and Rte. 21 (aka Milwaukee Ave), including the light at 21, and the light just south of 21, on my way to Indigo Hotel. Anybody who has ever driven that way (east or west) knows just how incredibly rare that is! I've driven that way in the middle of the night, when I was the only driver on the road, and hadn't pulled that one off until tonight, so YAY! Then I got to the hotel. On the way to the elevators, you walk kinda "through" the bar on the first floor. When I got into the elevator, I heard a woman yell "wait! hold the elevator!" So I did. It was a rather attractive 30 something woman, holding a beer. She was going up to the 6th floor, I was only going to the 5th. Anyway, she hit on me the whole way up. Another rarity for me. I never get hit on, so yay me again! Then after completing my delivery on the 5th floor, two 50 something women got in the car, and they hit on me the whole way down...that was kinda weird, but hey, no need for me to be rude, right? When I got back to the store, and shared my experience with everybody, they all told me I should buy a lottery ticket, so I did, but it seems my luck had already run out by then... Oh well...

Well now I'm home, as you might have guessed, as I am posting this here blog :) I'm gonna have a few beers, watch some crappy late night tv, and revel in the fact that I can sleep all the way through tomorrow if I want to, because I DON'T have to WORK, YAY ME!!! I won't sleep all day, but maybe til around noon, as I have to return a rented movie anyway. In any case, I'm going to stop typing now. I hope you all have/had a good night, and I love some of y'all! Peace out, and good night!

P.S. I typed all of that, and the only thing I misspelled was "passenger" (passanger, oops)

Friday Night Wishes and Ramblings

Another Friday night alone. I am so tired of these nights. Not tired for lack of sleep, although I am lacking "sleepful" nights, but more along the lines of being tired for lack of companionship.

Mom, if you're reading this, I am about to talk about drinking, so you might want to stop reading here. Lisa, if you're reading this, you know how I feel, probably amplified by about 10,000.

I had a decent Friday night at work. One guy gave me a $15 tip. I should preface that by telling you that the driveway was packed with tricked out cars, and I think that might have something to do with the tip. For those who don't know, my car ain't exactly "stock". He asked me what kind of tip I wanted. I told him that that was completely up to him, and I had no say. He asked again, and I told him again that it was his choice. Then I told him that some people give me no tip, and in the last week I got a 1 cent tip, and one exact change delivery, again. So whatever prompted him to give me $15, I don't know, but I say THANKYOU! Not that I expect that kind of tip for slinging pizzas', but I didn't mind all that much (except for a little guilt, not sure why). Then there was always my attraction to my manager, maybe one day that will fade, but today is not that day.

Now for post work speak. I wanted soooo desperately to have somebody to call to join me for a drink at a local bar. I was damn near despondent, I could barely try to explain to Monica how I felt, without talking her ear off. But why would I do that to a woman who seems perfectly happy with her relationship with her boyfriend? I wouldn't, that's why. When i got in my car, I rifled through my phone, for digits that would get me trough to anybody awake and willing to go out with me. I found jack shit. When I finally arrived back at my apartment, I knocked on my neighbor Erin's door, just trying to have a drinking buddy. However, she was waiting for a friend who'd had a rough night to come spend the night. So all we did was go outside for a smoke. Not quite the same. Smoking a cig only takes a short few minutes, and that simply amounts to bs small talk. No help there. I kinda want a drinking buddy again. I know I shouldn't drink so much. However, having two jobs again has certainly quelled that bad habit, and it's now Friday night, and all I want is somebody(s) to go out or sit in with, and have a few drinks together, get the week off our chests, and have a jolly good time. But here I am, posting a blog about it, alone, once again. I know when, where, and even venture a guess at why I lack the skills/drive to go out and meet new people. It's something I try to change, but the fact of the matter is that I feel like my friend Brent, in that there seems to be nobody to; a. actually listen to me when I ramble, b. batches fewer to understand what I mean when I do, c. care all that much either. I guess that's why I write such long blogs. I don't apologize for them being so long. I need to get things off my chest from time to time. It would be ever so much better if I had somebody to listen to me face to face, you know? Companionship when I need it, not just when it's available.

I digress. You want to hear some crap about insurance? Here goes... So I switched over to a different insurance company today, during job #1, and then called my previous carrier to cancel that policy. When I called the previous provider, I was informed that with my driving record, and the duration that i was with them, I had gained a status of Accident Forgiveness. Funny thing there, they never told me that before... Then I was told that it would take four years with any new insurance issuer to grant me that, as long as in the next four years my record remained spotless. Go fucking figure. But I had to do it for job #2. Fu#%!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy sweet mother of loneliness do I feel single! I miss having someone to get up before, offering me the chance to kiss them on the cheek and wish them a good day before I leave. I miss knowing that there will be a loved one coming through the door and saying "hello" or, "hey there, I missed you", etc... Hell, part of me almost misses somebody getting home and merely complaining about how shitty her day was. I guess it's entirely my fault that i don't try harder to meet somebody new. The women I meet are always taken, or totally psycho for that matter. Sometimes both!!! :)

I could go on for so much longer, as my mind is racing like a puma on crack, but I have had a few beers now, and it's getting harder for me to remember what I am typing versus what I am thinking. So I guess I'll give my fingers a break, and go back to giving them the job of holding a can, and then raising them to almost quench my thirst. On that note, I hope you all have a good day! I love some of you, and currently feel rather indifferent about the rest of you. Peace out y'all!

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Working a night scheduled off...

It's Thursday, and I wasn't supposed to work tonight. I discovered this on Monday, and questioned Monica (my favorite manager) about it. She told me that the computer makes the initial schedule, per "corporates" rules. It would seem that they only wanted me to work 15 hours this week. Though it was nice to get two nights off in a row, only working 15 hours in a week at a whopping rate of $4.65 an hour doesn't amount to much. Especially when almost nobody knows how to tip you. Anyway, when I talked with Monica on Monday, she said I could come in tonight, and wrote it in for me :) What can I say, not only do I want the hours, and the measley tips, but it's also nice to work with her... When I arrived in the parking lot and exited my car, one of the other drivers, Stan, approached me. He had worked the day shift, and had a grand total of 4 deliveries, and made a whole $6 in tips. Poor guy. When I went in, I walked back to see how many hours Monica had written in for me. That's when I met the "new" driver, Vladamir. Strange guy, who stands too close when he talks to you, smells odd, has a difficult accent to figure out, has oddly gray eyes and is of an indeterminate age..... Who in their right mind, in the last two centuries, names their kid Vladimir???!! Assuming I don't go missing mysteriously, I will keep you all updated on what I learn about him, if any of it is pertinent anyway...

Work did go surprisingly well though, after the first hour and a half of deadness. I only had four deliveries myself, but I did pull in $22 in tips, so hey, I can't really complain. And I got to hang out with Monica for the first time since Monday. I can't help it, she is cool as hell, has a sense of humor, understands sarcasm, and is a good manager to boot. She's cute as heck as well... Go figure though, she has a boyfriend, and she lives with him. Why can't I meet anybody like her, that isn't in a steady relationship already???!! I mean seriously, come on! I haven't done anything all that wrong in several years, any accumulated bad karma should have dissipated by now. Maybe the forces that are, really do have it in for me after all...

Or maybe I just need to get out more...

Hey Booger Brain, I won't be able to meet Dad at the train fest in Milwaukee, or you, if you're accompanying him. I have to work. Sorry!!! I will be coming up the weekend before my birthday though, so I hope to see you then! Mom, the same goes for you! Let me know your work schedule for that weekend, please. Dad, if you read this, HI! I hope you're doing well, and I'll talk with you soon! Insert family hug here [ ]

It's now 11:18 pm, and I have to work dark and early in the morning. Is it me, or does November 2nd seem rather late for daylight savings time to end? Anyway, it hasn't ended yet, and it will be dark and early when I have to wake up tomorrow, so I will close this blog now. To all I know and allow into my mind, I love you! To those who I feel somewhat indifferent about, well it's up to you to change that. To those I dislike, maybe you should try acceptance and patience once in a while...

Peace out y'all!!!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

I was only supposed to work until 10 last night. That didn't work out so well. You see, one of our other drivers was sent home by the owners because he hadn't switched his car insurance carrier yet. Unfortunately, I have the same insurance company as him. However, the owners don't know that I haven't switched yet either. The reality of the matter is that I don't have the money to switch insurance providers yet. I digress... So I worked until 12:15 last night. That kinda sucked. It was good for the tips (more or less), but still, I ran out of gas again last night. On my way home from work. Well, I didn't actually run outta gas, but the light came on again, followed by that pleasant "ding", just to let me know.

Yesterday, before work (alternately: all my troubles seemed so far away...) I was watching some clips from Top Gear, a BBC production that I like. One segment was about a 2007 Audi A8 Turbo Diesel. The "challenge" was to see if it could go 800 km (approximately 650 miles) on one tank of gas (18 gallons). It did. I wasn't at all surprised by this, because I once got 720 miles on one tank of diesel in my last car, a 2004 VW Jetta TDI, while on a solo road trip out to Salem, Mass.. What the segment of Top Gear did, though, was make me miss my last car something fierce! I want a diesel powered VW again!!! (manual transmission, of course)

Oddly enough, I didn't dream about cars last night (aka: this morning). Although I did sleep until noon. Come on now, I was up until 4 am! I ate some breakfast, and then headed out to get a new case of cat litter. Unfortunately, I only have a petco card, and I didn't go to petco. I went to Pet Supply Plus, and the litter was labeled as $8.99, but since I don't have their card, I paid $17.00, BOO!!! Then I decided to go rent a movie, so I did. Two movies actually. After that, I decided to make one last trip before heading home again. I happened to pass some kind of rally on the way. A whole bunch of men and women holding signs along the street, in the rain, on Milwaukee Rd north. When I first passed them, I read on of the signs, and I swear it read "Adoption Kills Kids." I thought that was a rather odd statement, and was rather confused. Then, on the way back, I looked at another woman's sign, and it read "Abortion Kills Kids!" That made a bit more sense to me. My next thought was to pull into the parking lot behind them, some how procure a megaphone, and start bitching about how judgmental they were allowing themselves to be. Or how it should be every individuals choice in the matter, and that not everyone can manage any means to rear a child. But, I really didn't want to be arrested today, or lynch mobbed... I could go on for quite a bit on all the intricacies of my feeling on that, but I won't. If any of you want to know, actually want to know, you can probably find a way to ask me. Be prepared though, it has a little to do with the economy... and not just "right and wrong"

Big Picture stuff


There was a business card tucked into the driver-side door of my car this afternoon. It was for an autoshop in Libertyville. The entire thing was written in spanish, but amazingly, I was able to read the whole thing! I would be proud of that, but the spanish words for auto work, are essentially that same as when their written in english. In any case, let me just say once again, that to own a TDI again! There are two simple ways to get phenomenal mileage out of a VW/Audi TDI, and if I'm going to continue slinging pizzas, I could really use the extra mpg... Speaking of, I saw a woman putting some diesel into her Golf TDI a couple weeks ago. She was fairly attractive. I was at the pump right behind her car, putting premium gasoline into my Golf, and yet I couldn't think of any way to start a conversation with her. She had even looked over and half smiled at me! I suck at that game!!! Damn...

I read a bit about the oil spillage in Texas and Louisiana today. That sucks. All that oil back to where it came from. Although it will potentially kills off the plant life where is washed up, so that will not help oil prices either. Arrgg!!! When are we going to have vehicles that don't rely on some kind of fuel? Even electric cars mostly depend on the burning of the fossil fuels that allow for the electricity to be produced, so that doesn't help either. Why hasn't solar power been perfected yet? I mean come on, it's been around since at least 1970. It's now 2008, almost two thousand nine "a.d.". We've made such amazing things work. Although I don't always feel that most of them really help us, there are a few things that make sense to utilize for the betterment of the planet. Solar Power is one of those things. I heard a news report that some school, Harvard maybe, had figured out how to turn a parking lot into a solar energy collector, and when tested in "real life situations" it worked wonderfully. Now why can't we implement that kind of technology into our everyday lifes? I mean really!!!?? It's been around for over 30 years now, you'd think the price would have dropped by now!

I so want to go on, and ramble about all of the other things bouncing around in my synopsis' but I need to feed myself before I get so worked up that I pass out. I am already sick of pizza. That happened once before, when I was 14, and working as a cook at Pizza Hut. It's so wrong to get sick of pizza. At least if you eat the kind of pizza that I do, with all kinds of toppings on in. A proper pizza can be a full serving of recommended fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats if you make it right. On that note, I'm going to go preheat my oven, and reheat some mostly good pizza!

To those I love, I haven't changed my mind. Those of you I have met, yet don't like, that's why I don't talk to you ever! To all of those I haven't met face to face, hopefully you are the type that knows how to laugh in the face of adversity, and not take up arms. If not, then you suck, and leave me alone! Lisa, I hope my analysis of your crazy violin dream was helpful!

Friday, 3 October 2008


Okay, I'm not really that excited that it's Friday. Friday's just another day for me once again. It used to be another day that was boring as hell, and all I could do was stay up late, and sleep late the next day. Now, I work two jobs on Friday, but at least I can stay up late, and sleep in the next morning. The bigger difference being that I also work on Saturdays now, so that kills it just a little.

Guess what everybody!? I paid less than $4.00 a gallon today, and for premium fuel at that!!! I paid only $3.99!!! How sad is that? But hey, prices have been well over $4 per gallon for how long now? I got that gas, right after my Low Fuel light/picture illuminated in front of me, and the speakers let out a pleasant "ding" to let me know as well. That was a first for me in my current ride, so I know it works! The funny part is that the alarm for low washer fluid is a screeching "bleep" from the speakers when the washer fluid becomes low. Glad VW got their alert sounds, um, straight. As though running out of windshield washer fluid becomes low is somehow worse than running out of gas all together...? I suppose when it's winter, and salt is coating your windshield like the evil cousin of snow, the washer fluid is rather important. However, running out of gas in those conditions is really not much better. And if you can't tell when the washer fluid is running low, without the aid of a audio-visual gauge, you probably shouldn't be driving alone yet...

On the way home from Domino's, I noticed a change in the speed limit on Butterfield road. Heading north, approaching 176, it used to drop from 40, sown to 35, and then down to 30 mph right before reaching 176, allowing for a prime speed trap for the cops. Now that's all over! It is now officially 40 the whole way to, and past 176 on Butterfield!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a good end to my last trip on the road today!

It was finally busy at work tonight! That goodness! It actually felt like a Friday night slinging pizzas. Additionally, a few people even tipped me more than the $00.1 tip I got from a guy last night as well! Now if only gas prices can some how continue to keep falling, things would be super fantastic...

It's now 11:30, and I just want to kick back, listen to some good music, and have a beer. Good evening to you all! I hope you are all doing swimmingly!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Hello Again!

Ahh, another Thursday night closing at Dominos. Luckily we close at 11 on weeknights, 1 om weekends. And although it's after 11 p.m., and I just got home from my second job of the day, I'm not really tired. So I'll be up for a while longer, and pay for it tomorrow. But I'm up, and I figured I'd post here. So how've y'all been?

I've just been working a lot. I'm starting to pull in slightly better tips, so that's good. On the other hand, I have to hide tips, because the computer keeps track of your tips if you don't. I thought one was allowed up to a $500 "gift" before the IRS got involved. However, what pathetically small "gifts" us waitstaff, servers, and drivers make our money on, gets taxed, on top of getting taxed for the measly $4.65 we get paid per hour, already.

That irks me!

What is going on with the Cubs??!!! I'm listening to the end of the game right now, and it's amazing how they've seemingly laid down in the last two games of this post season. NOT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, now I'm all flustered about the Cubs, and I can't think of anything else to say here. They are down 10-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th. 10-1!!!

Alright, I should stop before I break this keyboard. I will talk with some of you soon, and not so much with you others. I hope everyone has a great day!