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my condolences go out to all of you on my friends list that have to work today, especially those in a retail environment, dealing with all of those special sales.

my heart will bleed for you as i don my navy shirt and khaki pants and do my best to console people that want to buy pencil sharpeners or pencil top erasers, things we've been out of for days now.

today is also an anniversary of sorts. two years ago found me flashing my wares on the city street, and working at a very different officemax. (note that it was the second or third pair of pants i had done this to, though not to this degree, in less than two weeks.) it's funny to read back on those posts and remember how MISERABLE i was then, living with my mother, working two jobs, and how... RUDE.. everyone was at omx to me when i first started working there. i remember how i even got off of work one night and went next door to michaels to beg for full time so that i could ditch officemax, i hated it so much.

funny how only a few months later, it switched completely. i cracked a joke during a meeting, a harmless joke, and was lectured for FIVE MINUTES about it by the manager that has no sense of humor. i turned in my two weeks that same morning, going to officemax for my evening shift and letting them know i was available for full time.

and now i'm... what.. wanting to go back? am i INSANE?!? and i have to ask that same manager for my job. freaking FUN. i should hold a festival in honor.

i keep telling myself it's only temporary.

only temporary.

hee hee, every time i hear this song, it always makes me think of The Vacant Stairs and how this was the first song that we ever played in practice together, ever (sans norsican who couldn't make it to the first practice, alas), crowded into stacebass's little desk area, trying to figure out the chords on the piano. (well, they were. i just sang.)

i went for a walk
on a winter's day...


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Sep. 5th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
Heh. Back then, we were sneaking into studios at ASU!
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
it's true! ahh, the memories! it was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

though i'm still mostly leaning towards best ;)
Sep. 5th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
And the worst part is....I vollunteered to work today.

I keep repeating the mantra "holiday pay, holiday pay, holiday pay."
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
ooh, yeah, i'll have one more really good check before i drop down to just a couple few days a week. i'm just afraid that omx is going to get bitchy about me wanting to work few hours, as they still haven't hired anyone. though one of my old good coworkers are coming back, so that should help. i just want to keep my job, get an occasional smallish check, and do school and play in a band! is that so much for a freaking thirty one year old to ask? ;)

this year's back to school wasn't as bad as usual. i think part of that is because we DIDN't hire anyone new for the summer, so - as frustratingly short as we were - everyone working there, for the most part, had worked there a year and had already been through at least one back to school (me? it was my fourth! woo!)
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
i so want to be involved in the random pillow fights one day.
Sep. 6th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
Whenever I hear "California Dreaming", I think of Kelsey Grammer's Sketch Show, where the backup singers kept repeating "All the leaves are brown".
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
ha ha, that sound hilarious!
Sep. 12th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
oh boy, navy and khaki, I feel your pain! I have to wear boring boring ugly ugly navy too. And khaki. Why couldn't it be purple top and black pants? I'd be so happy then. :-(
Sep. 11th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
what's hilarious is that a school in the portland school district decided to go to uniforms... the colors they chose caused all their students to look like they're miniature officemax workers!
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