Saturday, October 12, 2002

I am just too mad for words right now. I went to bed mad, slept horribly, and woke up mad. Perhaps being too mad for words is a bad idea, and I should try to get some words out...


hmm... I still don't feel better. What's got me so riled up you ask? Basically it was agreed upon that I would work on Saturday and Sunday nights in his little shithole restaurant. Problem is, the last two Saturdays in a row, he's called me up at like, 10 on Friday night to say my shift is cancelled for Saturday and I should only come in on Sunday. My major concern with this is that I'm a starving student, and I can't afford to lose the busiest shift of the week - it costs me between $80-$100 in tips and wages each time he does this. And his reason for doing it? Apparently he's using Saturdays as a 'training shift' because he's trying to hire some new staff. Why can't new staff train on Sundays? Or Fridays, the other busiest day - which would affect the other server. In any case, I don't entirely believe him about that anyway, and I'm going to go down there tonight and tell him that I really don't appreciate his gross inconsideration. I'll stop by while I'm out handing out resumes. If anyone knows of any restaurants in Burnaby that are hiring part time staff, let me know!

Friday, October 11, 2002

The virus is all fixed, and I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for getting it done (only took me about an hour - including waiting for the system scan to finish) since I'm not usually so good with that kindof stuff.

But... I woke up with a killer headache today, which is kindof ruining any sort of chance for a good mood. I'm also really wanting to go to my parents' place for the *whole* weekend - or at the very least for Sunday and Monday - but alas, I must work. Ever since my cousin's untimely and tragic death in August of 2001 I think we've had more full family gatherings than we had in the 10 years previous. Well - minus one aunt and uncle. My cousin was their only child, and they were hit pretty hard. They haven't really managed to get back to reality yet, and I can't say I blame them. Anyway, my point was going to be that although it's nice to finally have big family gatherings again, it's also a reminder of the sadness that we've all had to go through. I think it's extra hard for me, because my cousin was only 6 weeks younger than me - a shocking reminder of how short life can be, and how any day can be your last.

I wonder if it's headaches or Fridays that make me all introspective...

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

So apparently some clever hacker has managed to infiltrate my machine. Congratulations to you, whoever you are. Although I can't imagine what, for the life of me, is so exciting on this machine. Schoolwork perhaps? Maybe someone is running a plagerising ring with assignments of mine. Other than that, who knows.

In any case, this virus is making my Norton Antivirus very very angry, so I'm trying to fix it. In the meantime, I've had to uninstall mIRC because of connections to the virus, and this is leaving me feeling quite bored and disconnected. I'm not sure whether or not this is a good or bad thing. On the up side, I probably waste too much time chatting when I could be doing other things. On the down side, I miss my online "friends" since they're kindof a connection to the outside world that I feel kindof lost without. I don't like admitting that I need the internet for socialization, but it is a communication tool that I've gotten quite used to having available. Does this make me some anti-social sort of ingrate? Does this make me a geek? I really wonder....

Monday, October 07, 2002

I'm finished!! I did it!! One essay down, a few more to go - I can do this :)

I think I'm crazy :)
I'm having an exceedinly cranky day. I've managed to move my procrastination to a whole new level, and am now seriously behind in my homework - resulting in missing out on my usual Monday night outing (which, btw, I could really use right now). Why I always do this to myself, I'm not sure, but I really need to learn how to stop wasting my time, and just manage it a little better. I always seem to fall behind because I sit around wasting away the day watching tv or on the computer or other such things. Do I really need 10 hours of sleep every night? And what am I doing wasting time writing in here instead of finishing my assignment. What I really think is that I need to hurry the heck up and finish school. I'm getting down to the crunch now, and I'd really like to get out into the real world and get settled down into one job and one routine.

Perhaps thinking of something happy will help... Shoes make me happy, so here goes (thanks to Devon and Arwen for this):

1. What size shoe do you wear? Seven (usually, but you know how that goes)
2. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Approximately 25 - I would've counted them, but there's not enough room in my closet for all of them, and some are in boxes which I'm not pulling out right now.
3. What type of shoe do you prefer (boots, sneakers, pumps, etc.)? I must say I like all of my dress shoes - I like to think that I have nice legs, and sexy shoes just make you feel sexy all over.
4. Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Why are they your favorite? My cowboy boots are my favorites, they're extremely comfortable, and I usually end up wearing them when I'm doing something I really enjoy - horseback riding, Merrit Mountainfest, concerts, etc. so those soles hold a lot of good memories (and spilt beer).
5. What's the most you've spent on one pair of shoes? It's a tie between my Doc Martens boots and my Cowboy boots, I spent about $200 on each - and both were worth every penny.

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