Archive for February, 2015

Latest playlist: My ride to work on 2/4

February 7, 2015

1. Congregation- Foo Fighters

2. R U Mine?- Arctic Monkeys

3. Do It With A Rockstar- Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra

4. Bite Down- Bastille and Haim

5. Immortals- Fall Out Boy

6. torn Apart- Bastille and Grades

7. One For The Road- Arctic Monkeys

8. Break the Rules- Charli XCX

9. Oscar Wilde- Company of thieves

10. I’m A Mess- Ed Sheeran

11. The Man- Ed Sheeran

12. Chocolate- the 1975

13. Crystallized- Young the Giant

14. These times- Walk off The Earth

15. I Can Lift A Car- Walk The Moon

16. Winning Days- the Vines

17. Volcano- U2

18. talking Body- Tove Lo

19. Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears For Fears

20. Text Me In the Morning- Neon Trees

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Have you heard the news lately?

February 7, 2015

Me either, until like two days ago. All anyone wanted to talk about was deflated footballs, and then the superbowl, and then how great the superbowl was, and dancing sharks, and oh my god, the patriots won, did you see that? on and on and on. Football is a sport. A lot of people like it, some people play it, people that play it like playing it and have fun playing it. But it isn’t news, the fact that “deflategate” and the silly overpriced game that ended the football season, are more talked about than any of the crazy awful things that have been happening in the last year is a problem. So let’s keep our eyes open from here on out, okay? I’m not trying to insult football fans, but it’s dumb to ignore important things to talk about who won or lost a game. But I will say, dancing sharks are awesome!

Groundhog Day

February 7, 2015

So, I wrote about this earlier this week but am only posting now. Bill Murray taught us years ago that February 2nd was a good day for second chances, and third chances, and fourth chances. okay you get the fucking idea already. But seeing how Groundhog day is a completely worthless, throwaway holiday, whereon school and the banks are open, and mail is delivered. Okay no big deal, right? But what if this silly movie example makes a point about our lives in general. It’s time for more people to care about second chances, giving them getting them, not being beyond the act of forgiveness, which of course depends on what someone did, but you get the point. Groundhog Day, the movie, which I’ve not even seen the entirety of, proves that we are more or less, masters of our own destinies. If there is someone you miss, tell them, if there is someone you hurt, and you really regret it, try and seek forgiveness, if you auditioned for something and didn’t get in, try it again. If you tried a certain food once and loathed it, try it again, if you hated a show after a single episode, try one more. You get the idea, but second chances are more important than ever at this crazy modern time that we live in.

Isis

February 7, 2015

I’ve heard enough about this on the news, and am appalled and disgusted at what this group does, and the fear and hate they perpetuate, but the way we deal with the problem isn’t helping and may in fact cause this situation to grow worse. I’m glad to hear that most of the world is having a public outcry over this group, and all that it does, but the news media still decides to refer to these sick fucks as nothing other than the Islamic state. Sure, it’s what they call themselves, but demonizing all of Islam alongside these fucks, isn’t only wrong, it’s the worst kind of wrong. Call them the Nutjob Warlords for all I care, since that’s what they are after all. Don’t stir the pot even more by calling them what they want to be called and giving them more power.

Pushing carts at work….

February 7, 2015

What kind of bullshit is this? I am quite serious here. It’s too cold for that kind of crap. I agree to do it sometimes, as every flippin’ associate should, but should i be scheduled to do that and only that for entire shifts? No. And here is the big kicker, let’s just make it a rotating thing and give everyone a turn. The other morning, thank god, was not as cold as this morning was, but what I did notice was that other associates who will remain nameless in this rant, were already outside in the lot assisting with uncovering the buried cart corrals. So that task finished, all I heard on the radio for the next two hours from one of these people was how they were out freezing their fucking butt off uncovering these damn things. Big fucking deal, I’m out here all day, you were out here all of ten minutes, so whose job is more important here? It’s cold, I’m freezing my buns off here, and I’m doing the work of like three people here. Not to mention the plow truck that keeps nearly running me over, not to mention the fact that as soon as I throw on the yellow safety vest and put hands to a cart outside, I’m automatically faced with turned-up noses, people letting carts fly towards me because I’m standing there, and people thinking they can talk down to me. I didn’t sign up for any of this. Nearly five years of bullshit at one of the shittiest employers in the free world, and I get tossed out here like garbage. I don’t deal well with that. I’ve always said that the way they treat their cart people vs. the way they treat people that make everyone else take the fall for them is appalling. those who do work should be treated as such. those who don’t, well I don’t think I need to even say what should be done here. But I will say, I’ve had enough of this winter, I’ve had enough of not being allowed to stick up for myself, I’ve had enough of being made to feel like an inferior person. I did go to college you know, I can follow orders as good as anybody, and am very willing to help where help is needed, so utilize me as the valuable asset that I am. You treat people better, you get better results. So there!

Snow? What is this snow?

February 7, 2015

Come on Winter, we get it. You’re mad at us for moaning and groaning about you. But we love you we really do. Just bring up the temps a little and turn down the snow a bit, and we can part as friends. I’m serious here Winter, get your shit together! How many snow storms have we had already in the last ten days. Calm the fuck down!