News for May 2009

While I was listening to Chris Martin

I miss so many things. Like those late nights on the phone until we could barely talk.
I miss my friends. My life is so busy and filled with obstacles, having a normal social life is impossible.

For that same reason I miss my family. On work days I probably only see them for 2 hours at a time.

I miss the feeling of being in love. It’s been so long since I’ve felt it.
I miss you Grandpa. Hope you’re doing well.
I miss those late nights doing nothing but playing guitar. Darn you Xbox 360 and World of Warcraft.
I miss the Warped Tour, some fond memories there. Maybe I can make it this year.

These late nights always bring out the strangest of things. Oh and the Swallowed in the Sea accoustic version is the best live version of a Coldplay song ever. And Spoon’s pretty cool too.

Posted: May 30th, 2009
Categories: Life, Randomness
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Young For Eternity

Doing this co-op job search as me kicking myself over and over again. I wish I was 19 again and instead of taking all these shit courses in school, I took stuff that would actually gear me for something outside of school. Heck I wish I even paid more attention in some of the classes I took. I think it’s fine and dandy that I can identify the symbolism behind the usage of mice, cats and dogs in Art Spiegelman’s Maus or that I can tell you some of the territories – or was it provinces? – that Australia has. But after looking at some of the requirements and the nature of the jobs posted so far, it seems as if I’m not getting an immediate return on my education so far. It’s either that or the right job hasn’t shown itself yet. Thank God I have six more classes to learn as much about the outside world as I possibly can.

And this latest piece of news is just outrageous. Archie choosing the spoiled vixen Veronica Lodge over the sweet girl next door Betty Cooper?? Sorry but there is something wrong with this. But I also wonder how this proposal will work from now on, as the whole premise of the Archie comics was the struggle between Veronica and Betty.

Don’t worry Betty, you still have Brown Rug.

Posted: May 28th, 2009
Categories: Entertainment, Life, School
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Blink on Jay Leno

Looking back, it’s starting to get a little creepy seeing all the Blink-related posts I’ve been making as of late. But this must be posted for fuck’s sake.

One thing that stands out: Tom uses Vox’s and Fender amps now. Wha?

The massive tool inside me is considering buying one of those amps just because Thomas himself is using them. But his tone is shit, I’m wondering what kind of pedals he’s using to achieve that, if he’s using any at all during that performance.

Posted: May 21st, 2009
Categories: Entertainment
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Work sucks, I know

I’ve finally managed to emerge from the depths of my bunker and away from the evil that is World of Warcraft to deliver this post. Since all my friends have pretty much moved away from the game, it looks like life will be getting back to normal, or at the very least a lot more active away from the computer. Dorkstick is me.

I’m a workaholic. Not by nature but through necessity. I like nice things. I like the colour of green and I like high numbers that go well into the thousands. And most of the time I like where I work, the people are nice and I’m not going into work stressed out wondering when I’ll make a mistake, when I make ’em I could give two shits about it because that’s how I roll there.

I never really thought about it much but going on two years there, I sometimes wonder whether all my efforts have actually mattered. I don’t think I’m the best at what I do but compared to those that share the same title as me, I think I do a heck of a lot more than some if not all. Last night was another busy shift at the theater, and I’m looking at a 1 AM or later finish time tomorrow night. Whatever I do, my ass is into it. I’m not a glory hound, but there are times where I want some validation for what I’m doing, and whether there’s a point in me doing it again the next night. I do my best to get people I work with out and not keep them behind too late, I make sure customers get a level of quality in service – for the most part – and I do my best to be as courteous as possible when exerting whatever authority I have.

But after all this time, I don’t think anything I’ve done has been appreciated. I see lazy shit heads get promotions and employee of the month awards while the others toil away. During my first week, a co-worker told me that workplace politics were in play here, something that I’ve refused to believe. But maybe there is a point to that, maybe I’m just a little naive in thinking bias’ don’t exist in an environment like that. When your senior manager forgets one day that you were a supervisor or one of his ‘eyes and ears’ but instead  remembers the guy that wasn’t quite one at the time, it really makes me wonder.

I guess that’s the real world for you.

Posted: May 19th, 2009
Categories: Life
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Not much needs to be said here

Now to score me some Blink tickets when they come this July. I am making you all responsible for alerting me for pre-sales regarding this, because I’m too much of a nit-wit to understand how you people get your information.

Posted: May 17th, 2009
Categories: Entertainment, Music
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