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Saturday, March 25, 2006

I'm in day 2 of my extended long weekend vacation, so to speak. I'm recharging but not really finding what to do. I hate not moving or doing anything.

Saw Inside man yesterday. There were a lot of people. I'm not surprised, really. Although, yesterday, was the first time that I didn't buy any popcorn while watching a movie. The line to the concession stand was too long plus there were a lot of people. So I said screw it!

I liked the movie.

I'll be back later for more.... feeling a little drowsy....

Thursday, March 16, 2006

My previous post did not go through....

There's something wrong with the java thingy and eof thingy...

Whatever those are, I have no idea... hope they fix it.... either that or I find another blog space thingy that is not myspace...

After restarting my laptop, the screen got better, its not acting up and now I get to publish my blog....

It's not Bloggers fault after all... stupid laptop...
Felt like a Guidance Counselor today. Lots of people with problems, some asking for advice, some just want to be heard. I should charge them for my time.

For some strange reason, I feel that we accomplished a lot this week. As far as the store is concerned. We made lots of headway. We're going in the right direction. With me saying all this, watch us get a visit from our DM tomorrow. I don't care, bring him on! I am ready for the guy.

My laptop is acting funny today. The screen is acting up. Is it telling me to retire him and get a new one? I don't want to spend another 3k to get a new one, dammit! Its just acting up...

I need to do something....

Where's my root beer, dammit.....

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Today is finally my day-off. After 14 straight 12-hour days, I finally get one. Yesterday was one of THE worst days I've ever had at the store. Yesterday and probably my first days ever at the store. The DM and his trainer was at the store. The word for that day was nitpick. That was all they did, all day. Don't get me wrong, I totally understand what they were saying, from a business standpoint. They were just doing their job. They didn't know I was going on 14 days. Its not their fault. But its good to look good in their graces, you know? The DM was constantly reminding the trainer that I was running the store on SW. He was saying that I got those numbers up. I like praises and the props. But it felt like, it wasn't mine. And, I'm not the kind of guy that takes that kind of adoration. It's not my style. Its a team thing. He still did it anyway.

I just wanted to go home afterwards, get a massage and do something. Well, I went home and thats it. The massage may have to wait.

I'm trying to recover some lost energy. Its already spent. But seeing her.... its like instant rejuvenation. Like a drink of water in the long marathon of life....

Its just me I guess.... perception is the key.... its everything....

I'm just babbling.... I need to get a grip of my life. Feels like something is taking over me.... Don't know what it is.... I feel like I'm drowning here....

If she could only read this....

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I was able to get some semblance of sleep yesterday. I still woke up early though. Its either force of habit or that stupid alarm clock my brother has (I could hear it from the next door). My body feels relaxed though. I like it.

We're supposed to get visitors this week. This is my test. The boss is out of town, and this is my show. What I show to these guys is a mirror to my abilities to run a store. This guy thats coming is the DM trainer. If I had what it takes to be a SM, he would know. Our store is one of those stores where you just open the doors and it'll generate revenue. All you got to do is ride the flow. If you can't do that, you have no business running the show. I've done this in the past but I got someone else to share the blame. This time, all the blame will fall on me, or at least I'll take all of it because I'm the next senior one.

I like the pressure. I thrive on it.

All thats missing is the ONE. You know.... that one you share with all the BS you went through in the day. I know. Call me a romantic or whatnot. Like that great poet Nalick said "someday love will find me in the rough, love will finally be enough."

Who knows? We might've passed on the street already. She's there. Its just a matter of finding her.

The only problem is... I should start looking and following up on the finding, it won't look for me if I don't look.

How it went from being able to sleep to looking for the ONE is beyond me...

I need to sleep... yet again...

Saturday, March 04, 2006

I've been too busy getting the store ready for the SW sale. Today was day 1. During the first hour, it was dead slow. Apparently a miscommunication. Most of the employees mentioned an 8am start time, when it was really 7am. We were too slow, I thought it was gonna be a disaster. Boy was I wrong. At the time I left the store (I left early because I already did 12 hours), we were #2 in the whole district. That's saying a lot considering we were beating store that are three times the size of ours. Plus our ESPs were outstanding. I got to give mad props to the guys, they did an exceptional job today.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, its not gonna be as busy as today was. But busy nonetheless. We might run into arguments with customers who decided to wait a day before prancing into the store, hoping to find what they were looking for. Lazy-ass morons. And they have the balls to complain to corporate about it. These are the kind of people who just want to get stuff for free. These people should be audited by the powers that be, saving their own money and trying to wreck another working man's day. They ought to be castrated. But thats just me....

My body, surprisingly, is still not feeling the pressure of working non-stop yet. I'm glad that I'll be coming in late during the week. That means a lot of sleep and possibly doing the laundry. But for me to do that, that means I wouldn't get any sleep. Ah, the dilemma.... sleep of clean clothes....

I should catch some zzz's now. Try to take advantage of a little late start the next day (we're starting at 7am).

I did the sked for next week. I was trying to avoid not getting the weekend off (just for the reason that, because I'm doing the schedule, doesn't mean I get the weekend off, kinda deal). The boss made me do it. Instead of working 6 days (had to be there on Friday, apparently we have a VIP coming in), he told me to take the weekend off. I said, cool! I'll take it. I don't want to screw myself anyway...

My head's beginning to feel heavy.... my body is telling me to sleep....

I have to listen.... my brain might send shock waves to my balls and render it inoperable... why I chose that analogy, I have no idea.... my fingers are doing the talking now.....