Posts Tagged ‘work’

September is coming..

August 30, 2014

Now, how the fuck did that happen? Time seems to be moving very erratically these days, with the weeks that feel like entire months, and the days that feel like hours, and the hours that sometimes feel like days. So that being said, isn’t it silly that we ever try hard to quantify time, when it seems to have it’s own agenda in relation to our individual perceptions? If time is geting away from you, there is one thing that just might help you. Find a call to action, because they speak louder than words and all that. Find your passions, your drives, your motivations, the things and maybe the people that you would do anything for. When you find those things, keep them close. You will thank me later. Life really doesn’t have to be as complicated as some people make it out to be, which brings us back to time. If you want something now, don’t make it your goal later on, make it your goal now. I am guilty of letting my goals and dreams fall by the way side several times in the last few years, and let me tell you, it’s no good. If you have a goal stick with it. Yes, there may be setbacks and whatever, but if you don’t try of course you can’t get it. But time is going, at all kinds of speeds, and if you say, “I’ll get to it when I have more time,” you’ll keep saying that, and you’ll run out of time. So live your life and do it now. And find your dreams.

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So I had this brilliant flippin’ Idea as I usually get…

July 9, 2014

Here goes: I was pushing carts today at work, for some lame reason, but this is Hitler’s mansion after all. Or something like it. So anyways, I and the other guy help someone load shit into their car. They love our help, they think it’s great, and they’re all smiles. I watch them get out the money, but we say “listen, we appreciate it but they won’t let us take this,” I mean if you do this without any prompting, isn’t it polite and common courtesy for the associate to take the money and run as it were? And I said, “You know what? It’s one thing saying we shouldn’t ask for them, because at a job like this you shouldn’t, but I think we should be allowed to take them.” The customer totally was on the same page with me about this and I was like, “Fuck yeah!” so then I had this other brilliant idea. How about a crowdfunding campaign that is specifically to go to places like this with overworked and underpaid employees and hand them tips? It would be a social experiment, just to see how many people would take it or refuse it, and for those who did take it, it would really be a job well done wouldn’t it?

The Fourth of July

July 9, 2014

Some people have cookouts, some people have patriotic parades, some people shop, actually lots of people shop. I don’t understand. I mean, as sad as it sounds the Fourth of July is just another day to me most of the time, and fireworks are pretty damn cool, but I can take em or leave em, although i am disappointed when i miss them. I worked a closing shift on the fourth, it stayed crazy busy the whole night, what the hell was so important that it couldn’t wait. If you are a person that actually has this day off, use it for something good. But what most of those people didn’t do on the fourth of july I certainly did. Mario Kart. And that made all the difference. Who’s patriotic now? Oh and extra free food from Domino’s. put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Playlist: Sassy Assed

March 6, 2014

I was feeling sassy and saucy and all manner of other fun adjectives at work tonight, and this playlist is my means to blow off steam and just share some great music, with those who may also feel overly sassy with their situation in life.

1. The Mirror Of The Signs- BUSH

2. James Brown- Cage The Elephant

3. Kangaroo Court- Capital Cities

4. Out of My League- Fitz and The Tantrums

5. Good Thing- Fine Young Cannibals

6. Stuck Between Stations- The Hold Steady

7. Long Ride Home- Michael Franti and Spearhead

8. Fort Hood- Mike Doughty

9. Oasis- Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

10. I Almost Killed You- Billy Bragg

11. Round Here- Counting Crows

12. Everlong- Foo Fighters

13. Queer- Garbage

14. Buttercups- Fran Healy

15. Gone Gone Gone(Done Moved On)- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

16, Casiotone Nation- Soul Coughing

17. In The Waiting Line- Zero 7

18. Ottoman- Vampire Weekend

19, My Body- Young The Giant

 

The Daily grind

September 21, 2013

We spend our days telling ourselves we really should stop giving a crap about the haters, and the people that bring us down.  But the truth is we should kill them with kindness or what have you.  Too much animosity and hate flying around our heads all day long, why make it worse?   And then when we are wronged by these people(and yes certain situations warrant different reactons, but i refer to mostly minor injustices towards our person), we tell ourselves how much we won’t let it bother us, and let it slide past us, and whatever, but instead we turn around and go “hey this doesn’t bug me, but so and so is such a bitch, and I can’t stand that one thing that they do, and.. blah blah blah.”  Is this called not giving a crap?  No.  And I’m not trying to be all self-righteous about this and say everything can be ignored, or that I’m not guilty of talking shit from time to time, or that some indignities should be suffered instead of calling someone out on them. I’m just saying that if we spent less time trash talking or trying to get even, maybe something better could come out of this bad situation. 

Compromise v. Denial

February 21, 2010

You have most likely been spending all of the days since my last post exploring all the ways in which we can express our humanity, good or bad, wrong or right, with consequences either happy or sad. You might have made someone mad, you could have made someone else cry, whatever you have been doing to explore your new found humanity is unique to you alone, the world created by you, of you, and simply for you. Way to go! But now we come into shady territory even by the standards of this human spark we possess. Sometimes in any life, we just have to compromise, whether it involve your job or your family, or the place where you are physically stationed, or even just a very minor lifestyle change. Me, I still rely on family members to house me, and to feed me sometimes too. I like knowing I have these people to fall back on, but feeling like I also NEED to rely on them? To be 23, done with college, and to be this human creature, sometimes it is tough. Depending on who I’m with, I don’t always feel I can be myself, or I didn’t before. Like I said recently, I will be myself as outwardly as possible around people that may not know certain aspects of me, or are clueless about the idea behind this human orientation that I claim. Sometimes it can be hard, but this is not a situation in which to compromise, for even a little time spent posing as something you just aren’t, none of that is real. And we could go on and on about the whole idea of what is real? For hours, days, months, years even, without getting anywhere. But I mean real in the sense of this world that is outside the window I am sitting by as I type this. The reality that exists at a main street coffee shop when someone is on their break from work. The reality that you are having a hard time holding onto in front of certain people, causing this dilemma. You are not making any sort of compromise, you are making a total and utter denial of who and what you are. Keep your mannerisms, your quirky speech patterns, your feminine charm, and your masculine walk. If they don’t accept it, then find some people that do if you are sort of dependent like me at the present moment. It may hurt, and it may make your life rough for a while, not having these people to support you, but you have become yourself, nobody should be allowed to knock you for that. Where you can compromise is here: I had a crappy temp job for two weeks. I knew it was temporary, and I knew the way this bloody country works in regards to money. As long as it was temporary, I knew I could give up this time that could have been spent being useful, as I kept holding onto that goal of something awesome, something better, something purposeful, something that actually benefits other people. If you find yourself at a job like this for an extended period of time, even if money’s tight, if your mental health is deteriorating due to the mindless work, or if the factory conditions are making you physically ill, get out. Don’t become that person that’s just like hey I’ll get to something else eventually, and then find yourself in the same place ten years down the road saying the same things, they have denied you the power of self-hood, and it may be too late. Don’t let this happen. Change the world at large, by making your personal world something that reflects on those things which are integral to your happy existence. Comfort and happiness are worthless if they are acquired merely for their own sake. For the happiness becomes empty. Keep on fighting!