19 April 2009
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10. Small children.
9. The lady who pops her gum repeatedly, over and over. And over.
8. Old ladies who tell workers how crappy their products are.
7. The lady who brings her items up to the counter, says she is ready to check out, but then wanders off for 15 more minutes, after I've already dropped what I was doing.
6. Humming loudly off-beat lady.
5. Lady who sings incorrect words to song loudly.
4. Teenager who picks out fifty billion things, decides she doesn't want them and leaves them in some inconspicuous spot.
3. Employee: Hi! Are you in our frequent buyer program?
Customer: Thank you.
2. Lady who lets the whole world know how her husband's colonoscopy went while on her cell phone.
1. Customer: What time do you close?
Employee: 9 o' clock
(Customer then leaves at 9:20)
(Despite what this list says, I really do like most of my customers.)
16 April 2009
Today, my sister's dear friend Rachel took me to tour the University of Texas at Austin. I was thinking about applying to study photojournalism there, and now I definitely must do that. When I first began looking around to see what schools were out there, I didn't even consider UT. Why?
Well, in Texas UT is a religion of sorts, much like LSU in Louisiana. I'm always wary of those schools, because the football games make the school look CRAZY. A majority of the fans are also CRAZY. Anything that is anything can be made in burnt orange. And it has been, more than likely.
This craziness for UT confuses me in Texas, because most of the fans didn't even go to UT. How are they supporting something they haven't even experienced? I really don't think these fans have ever looked into what UT is all about.
It's a fairly liberal school, smack dab in the only liberal/ democratic part of Texas. Most of Texas is Republican. These two things don't add up. Now, Texas Tech on the other hand, is a more conservative school. Why isn't that school the state religion? I would like to know this, but Texans get very defensive about this, so I'll just go with it and not ask questions.
08 April 2009
For the past few weeks I haven't been able to watch "The Office" as I normally would. Last night I caught up by watching the last three episodes and shut up. Micheal Scott can't just not be the boss. What other over-the-top-outrageous character can the writers come up with to top Micheal? The writers cannot top the "I declare BANKRUPTCY" episode. That one had me cracking up at random moments for weeks. It still does, as a matter of fact.
And Pam! What is she going to do?! In the most recent episode she leaves with Micheal Scott, to join him at the paper company he is starting. Is she really going to join him? I could tell that something was going on with her in that episode. It was when she was talking about the copying machine being a big accomplishment. After she realized that that was her biggest accomplishment in a while she had a rather disappointed look on her face. I hope she finds something that she really likes to do. But it should probably be a paying job of some sort, since she and Jim have a mortgage.
The writers of "The Office" are brilliant. Rarely do I get attached to characters on television shows, but it's something when I worry about their mortgages.
07 April 2009
Ah, the fresh smell of a new blog.
Today was just one of those quaint Tuesdays. I never know what to do with Tuesdays. It is not a dreadful Monday, but it isn't halfway through the week either, so I have nothing to look forward to. However, Tuesdays have never done anything wrong to me, so why should I not like them?
Anyway, quaint moment number one took place in my environmental science class. I love that class. It starts at the butt crack of dawn (7:45 am), but the subject matter is really interesting. Science teacher was going about his normal 'the sky is falling' air pollution rant and I was really into it as usual. Then some fellow students started asking questions about what they could do to help. Everyone was really into it, bouncing ideas back and forth, and arguing about things. I just sat back to listen to all of the different ideas. It's nice to see that there are other people out and about that listen to problems, instead of ignoring them.
Quaint moment number two was when I woke up from my morning nap. Don't laugh. I have a three hour gap in between my first and second classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I use it to my napping advantage. Okay, so I woke up from my nap and I was in a warm, sunny spot in my room. It was excellent! My dog always lays out in the living room in the sunny spots, so I decided to try it myself. It is quite nice.
Quaint moment number three also involved some excellent sunshine. One of my dear co-workers was preparing some popcorn, but successfully burned it. Only one area of the popcorn was burned and she could not bring herself to eat any out of the bag. Since the store was quickly filling with that weird burned popcorn smell, we opened the back door. The back door leads to a surprisingly nice back alley. I discovered this while sorting out the burned pieces of popcorn and feeding them to the birds, and the pieces that were fine to eat. I expected the back alley to be dark, moldy, with dumpsters overflowing with rotten food. This alley is well-lit, the garbage is very well contained and there is even a tree back there.