Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Photoblog: Wings of Honor Edition

US Airways/Piedmont airliner, spotted during my return trip to WI after BotCon 2007.
(You have no idea how many memories that dredged up...)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

There's Only So Much Stupid I can Stand, You Know

Went to a meeting yesterday. It seems WIC is changing and we all had to be duly informed, so we all were.

Then it got stupid. And fast.
There's a new rule now: no cell phones, MP3 players or hand held video gaming systems are allowed on the salesfloor. Which means if you have a DS in your pocket, even if you're not using it, you are breaking the rules. Which means I've been breaking the rules for a long damned time.

It seems we have some nitwits using their cell phones while on the clock, so we all have to pay the price. Meaning, I'd have to leave my DS in my bag (not going to happen), in my locker (not happening either) or at home so some dipstick won't steal the damned thing. (Trust me, I've had a lot of shit stolen. I am not risking my DS.)

I'm actually pretty depressed about this. My DS has been one of the few bright spots I have at work. I don't know if I'm willing to give that up.

--Weasel, "It's kinda like asking me to give up sunshine. I can do it, but I won't like it."

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Photoblog: Ready for My Close-Up Edition

A shot of Ratchet's door, taken during the Paramount party at BotCon 2009.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Doldrums

Since we've now hit the "midpoint" (so to speak) of summer and BotCon has long since passed, it has happened again.

I've hit the dreaded doldrums. I have almost no desire to blog. About anything. Even though there has been plenty of slag to blog about (just ask me how stupid work has been lately), I just can't get myself "in the mood" to even attempt to type. And it sucks. Royally.

Normally, this happens to me right after the convention: I come down from the high and realize that I have to go back to the real world. This year was different--I had the movie, along with the viral sites, to keep my spirits up.

But that only lasted for so long. Work has been wearing at me badly (massive stupid on so many different levels), I'm having a harder time dealing with the idiocy that I'm facing on a daily basis and I'm burned out. The weather hasn't exactly been stellar lately either, which only seems to bring me down further. (Waaaaaaaaay too many cloudy days for my taste. I need some more sun here!)

To be perfectly blunt, it's pretty much all downhill from here. And I know that.
It sucks. It really and truly sucks.

I'm going to try and post a bit more often. It'll entail kicking Prime off Alexa every now and again but hey. He'll deal with it. I'm thinking it may help improve my extremely lowered morale. It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it.

--Weasel, "It sure beats slamming my head into a wall."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Exhaustion

So tired right now. I really don't have the energy to blog. But yes, I'm still here. Just taking some time off, so to speak.

If I feel better Tuesday, I'll try and put something together then. Just way too tired and frustrated tonight.

--Weasel, "I could use another vacation.... or another BotCon."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Photoblog: The Ghost of BotCons Past Edition

One of the many street signs advertising BotCon 2007 in Providence, RI.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Photoblog: Facade Edition

Plaza outside the Pasadena Conference Center, post-BotCon 2009.
(Looked a bit more impressive before, with the food vendors and their Transformers-themed menu items.)

Monday, July 06, 2009

I can't even think up a decent title, I'm so addled right now. It has not been a good day.

I was stuck on the GM side for most of the day. I also happened to be one of the only open non-self check-out register on that side. Needless to say, I was insanely busy. And it got worse during the last two hours of my shift.

Here's where I can't help but get pissed: every fricking time I'm on GM self-checks and there's two normal registers open, I'm being hounded to take customers on the self-checks. I'm supposed to help "keep the lines down". But when I'm the only damned register open on the GM side, I'm expected to fend for my damned self. No one goes heading over to self-checks, letting the attending cashier that they have to help keep my line managable.

Even worse? I had to pick up the slack for self-checks--the cashier was too busy socializing to notice the flashing red lights.

Pissed doesn't even begin to cover how I feel. And it ain't over yet. (Don't want to say what's going on, but I'll simply say that I'm so stressed right now that I could scream.)

What a wonderful week this is going to be.

--Weasel, "That light at the end of the tunnel? It's the headlamp from an on-coming train."

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I did this because I was bored. Enjoy!

1. I eat M&Ms by color, from "worst to first". I start with brown (worst)and end with yellow (first).
2. My gateway drugs into the world of robophilia were Star Wars and Disney's The Black Hole.
3. I have never seen ET in a theatre.
4. I've been a cat person since I was four.
5. My idea of a perfect party is pizza, Pepsi, good music and my friends.
6. I have never had an actual haircut. I have only gotten my hair trimmed.
7. My favorite color is yellow.
8. My favorite vacation spot is wherever BotCon is.
9. I don't like expensive jewelry.
10. At most, I own three pairs of shoes: work shoes, casual shoes and "dressy" shoes.
11. The last time I wore a dress was during the formal dinner at OTFCC 2003.
12. My idea of celebrity is completely different than everyone else's.
13. I only have the television on as "background noise". I rarely actually watch anything.
14. I am a collector at heart. Always have been, always will be.
15. The most relevant part of the newspaper to me is the comics.
16. I enjoy a good action movie. I do not want to sit in a theatre and feel ways about stuff. Just give me explosions!
17. I enjoy bad jokes and terrible puns.
18. At one point in my life, the only things I watched on TV were animated. To this day, I still enjoy a good cartoon.
19. I have never been a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus.
20. I've been through enough hurricanes to know that I never want to go through another one again.
21. I cannot stand horror movies. Sure, I can watch them... then my brain won't shut off when I'm trying to sleep. Having an overactive imagination sucks.
22. The hotter the shower, the better.
23. I have a collection of notebooks that are filled with story and book ideas.
24. I have been a crazed Milwaukee Brewers fan since Prime took me to my first game three years ago.
25. One of my favorite channels is the Weather Channel.

And that's it. Hope you enjoyed. And if I get bored again, I may add to the list.