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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Just finished watching the latest episode of House... Man! That blonde was a cutie!



Unlike in the show, she IS already legal, although, not legal to drink... I apologize for the pic, I know its a litte out-of-date, but what the hey...

She's in a good arc right now of the show, next week's episode looks promising as well. A little "fatal attraction", or is it "The Crush"...

Either way... I'd tap that...
Some breaking news...

My inside source just sent me a text message. Good ole NW has a new SM. Well, its about bloody time. Its the best time to head on over there. Its barely the start of the fiscal year, he's got a good crew, ESPs are rocking. The downside, of course, is all the drama that was left behind by my ex-boss. Its tough, but workable.

So, I guess my help won't be needed anymore. I can concentrate on my problems, not that there are any, and not that I'm thinking about my old store.

I got enough on my boat already...

The brightside is that I finally have my flight itinerary to the Vegas meet. I'm so stoked about it. I'll be meeting a lot of my colleagues, some old acquaintances I've made throughout my career with the company. I can't help but be nervous about it. Of course, the pain starts first in the form of the SW sale. But after that, its Sin City baby!!!

I can't wait...

Monday, September 18, 2006

I finished watching Season 2 of Grey's anatomy... Yes, all 27 episodes... Its a good thing I was on vacation. I must say, I thought that when Meredith slept with George, that would've spelled the imminent doom of the series. They still developed new plots and twists after such an episode. I was impressed with the writing crew there. There were also some instances where I got goose-bumps...

Anyway, back in the homefront, my new DM has just called my store today. Unfortunately, it was my day-off. Can you believe that? After a week's vacation, I start off with a day-off! The power you get when you create the schedule. I just love it. Apparently, she was looking for me and asking how our ESPs were. Well, of course, it sucked. Historically, the store I'm in, hasn't done well. Its not for lack of trying. Its just that our customers weren't trained about the benefits of our ESPs.

That will change. On our monthly meeting, I will address that issue with the crew. You know me, I always like the spotlight to shine on me. I'll give details some other time...

I'm starting to notice something... I am getting plumpier... I need to cut back on stuff... I was hoping all this stress would help me lose weight. Boy, I was wrong. As a matter of fact, I think its helping me gain weight. Maybe I'll just resort to smoking more and eating less. Either way, its gonna kill me....

One last thing, something totally off-topic, Courtney Simpson is supposedly retiring from porn...



No relation to Jessica, folks. She's this cute ex-cheerleader of ASU. She caused quite an uproar because she wore her cheerleader uniform in one movie (I haven't seen the movie yet), and the school was screaming about it. Quickly dis-associating themselves with her. She wants to go back to school and further her studies. Well, with the money that she saved, she could go anywhere. Hope she doesn't get turned down by some school because of her profession.

If all else fails, I could teach her... I was supposed to teach in a university before but instead went into the radio industry. I would never even hesitate to teach that cute-ass a lesson...

That came off wrong...

Friday, September 15, 2006

I just finished watching Brick.

All this time, I thought that femme fatale was Rachel Bilson. I was, of course, wrong, as I saw the credits. It was Nora Zehetner. I thought she was this new actress who wound up in a sundance-indie movie. Boy, was I wrong...

She's been in a number of shows, not to mention some features. Okay, so she wasn't the lead, who cares? She was still in it.

I can't believe I'm defending my mistake.

Well, it took the director of Brick almost 6 years to start principal photography. That meant that he shopped his script, which was awesome (I thought the dialogue was perfect), for almost 5 years. You have to listen to the Commentary of the DVD to find out.

Who knows? When I finish this screenplay of mine, it might take a little longer than usual, I might ask Nora to read for a part in it. She might be perfect for the lead in this primary screenplay I'm writing.

So, if I didn't make it clear a while ago...

My apologies, Ms. Zehetner, for mistaking you for someone else....

Thursday, September 14, 2006

This is my second post in the same day... You know somethings up if that happens...

Anyway, I need to head on over to the store, probably on Sunday. I need to send my picture to Nancy. They need my picture to show-off in our Vegas meeting. Well, at least she sent me a sample pic. Some guy from Fargo. Well, at least, I know what they're expecting...

Anyway, back to the blackballing....

Oh wait, I can't divulge that info...

I need to ask Barbara, or at the very least, Don, why the heck they were asking for my information. Its best to play the fool rather than be fooled.

Get my drift...
As you've probably noticed, I'm experimenting new stuff with my blog. Trying to add stuff to this once plain looking blog...

The World Cup is gone but it sure left a lasting image to me. I have been religiously following the Premiership, and now, the Champions league. I'll be honest with you, at first, I thought the game was too slow, but not anymore. Its all about strategy and defense. A friend of mine was always a Man U fan, I didn't join the bandwagon. I'm torn between 2 teams, Liverpool, which has one of my favorite players, Steven Gerard, and Chelsea, probably the NY Yankees of the Premiere League. I like the quiet leadership of John Terry.

I have both the new football games, College and Madden '07, but I still play Fifa '06. EA better release the new version with all the updates. Can't wait for that release.

Anyway, I'm in the middle of my hiatus from work. I'm enjoying the free time. I'll let you in on something, this vacation is slowing me down, rather than recharging my batteries. I should relax a bit more. Enjoy this downtime. I'm getting constant updates from my assistants about my store and my old store. I like the former, not interested in the latter.

Not anymore...

I'll just worry about my current stores' problems rather than others... Coming back from my vacation, I know the problems that I'm gonna have to deal with. I know which one to tackle and give more attention to...

I'm gonna be ready for this...
I always am...

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Well, the day of reckoning has finally come... The higher-ups have made their decision...

They have, officially, terminated my former boss.

I knew it was going down but I didn't know that it was gonna be that quick. Like J said, I, again, missed the drama. But there was no dog and pony show. J is now the interim SM of my old store.

The powers-that-be just asked for his keys, take your personal stuff and they escorted the guy out of the store.

Can you imagine that? This guy brought this store, which before he came there, was considered the armpit store of the whole company. Turned it around and became one of the top 30 stores in the company. This guy, who was being considered to be a DM at one point, was getting escorted out of this store. I may sound that I'm defending this guy, but I'm not. I don't blame corporate for what they did. The guy brought it to himself.

He was stupid enough to do all that, he deserved all that he got coming. No one benefited from what he did but himself. I'll be honest with you, its about time!

You may think that corporate doesn't know what they're doing, or they just don't care about whats happening to your store. But.... they do. They DO know what you're doing and if they send the dogs to your store, only one thing happens, and its not good.

I may still be in the doghouse, but the spotlight is not lit towards my direction just yet. I'm not counting on it though. As long as I stopped doing what I did before, everything should be ok.

I now feel sorry for the crew over there at NW. I promised J I would be over there during my vacation to help him out during this stretch. I'll mention that to my RM, he might take my visit with a grain of salt, but I come with good intentions. I want to help J succeed. Its his store now.

I'm happy where I am. I'll handle all these problems at my current store. I'm in a much better shape right now than they are over there....

Thank you Lord for guiding me... Even though I can't see, I still believe...