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Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm still disappointed over the weekend.... Chelsea lost, 49ers lost.... What a bad week for favorite teams...

I just like relaxing today, nothing serious...

I'm still smoke-free!!! I honestly don't know how many days its been, but that drug does work... expensive, but its my magic pill. I need to fill my prescription though. My insurance won't cover it, so I guess its out-of-pocket for me. I don't care, its working.

I'll probably get it tomorrow... Got nothing better to do anyway...

My brother sure wants me to move with him badly.... He hasn't done back-to-back calls in a long time. He did it twice yesterday. My God, dude! Relax a bit.

I can't believe I'm watching this darn dance show! Talk about nothing else to watch! I'll just pop in a dvd. There has to be something better than "Dancing with the stars"!

Ah, yes!! Done channel surfing and found a manly show: Monday Night Raw!!! Wrestling!!! Ain't nothing more manly than that!

I should just sleep... this commercial is making me want to buy this videogame by promoting it using girls in bikinis....

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Quick update on UFC 76...

Chuck Liddell and Diego Sanchez lose!!! Wow, they're on a losing streak....

Shogun loses first match to Forrest Griffin!!

It sure is a night of upsets... although I don't think you'd consider Jon Fitch's win over Diego an upset. Fitch is on a current 14 fight win streak... Chuck was supposed to win that fight though....

This must screw up the match maker's plan on fixing up fights though... The light heavyweight division is so loaded with talent, we haven't seen the Axe murderer, Vanderlei Siilva, yet...

Okay.... I can sleep now....
I finally got my last checks!!! I was supposed to get them last Thursday... but for some strange reason, payroll forgot to stamp-sign the checks... so guess what happened when I went to the bank to deposit them? "The checks aren't worth more than the paper it was made from." Nice... I called my boss, who was at the store then, told her about the snafu. We overnight the checks to the main office. They sent them today. Sure enough, they were the same checks but signed. I endorsed the back of the checks, so my signature was still there.

Had to drive to San Jose to my bank. Thank God they were open during Saturday. That was sweet. I finally have some money to carry around and money in the bank.

I'm not gonna go crazy-like and spend the rest of them. I'm too reasonable and frugal for that.

I just need to keep up with my studying. I keep saying that, but I really need to deliver. There are a few codes that I still need to brush up on.

My friend from work has been calling me. She just calls me to vent on her frustration with the new manager at my old store. That's fine. I get to know what's happening at my old store and at the same time, I'm giving her advice on how to do stuff. Not that she can't handle the situation, its just that she finds it comforting to know that she's not alone in that situation. Been there, done that. My boss, well, ex-boss and my friend kinda noticed that this new guy might be holding something against females. Aside from that, the truck that they just got last Thursday was still sitting at the back, unprocessed. Nice.... I really am not missing work....

Well, tomorrow is the big derby match. I thought I was gonna miss it, but guess what? I don't have work tomorrow. Its Chelsea v. Manchester United. Go Blues!!!! That's too bad JM is not there anymore. I find that strange that the head coach would leave even before the middle of the season. That too bad for Jose.... with injuries and a new coach, its gonna be hard going up against Rooney and the rest of the Red devils....

Add to that the 49ers are playing the Steelers today. What a Sunday!!!! Chelsea at 8am, 49ers at 10pm. Perfect!!! All I need to do is wake up early, enjoy the pre-game and buy some breakfast....

I need to sleep early tonight.... Wait... I need to read play-by-play updates of UFC 76 tonight.... what a hectic weekend.... From what I know now, Japanese legend Sakuraba lost a decision, and Diego has a cut on his eye, end of round 2....

I'll try and update when UFC 76 is done....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Today is, if I'm not mistaken, my 5th day of not smoking. The drug really works!! Now, all I have to do is convince my doctor to sign off on the medication. Its expensive. I'm loving it though. I'm not smelling as bad. There are definitely no cravings. I just don't have to miss my taking the medication.

Just a few more days and I should be changing the banner headline of my blog. There will be no more musings from a hardware store as I will be leaving the world of retail and entering the world of public service and law enforcement. Then again, I can't really put on the headline, observations from a 911 call taker. Everything I do is going to be confidential. I guess this is where I draw the line and not involve work in my blogging, which is going to be different, but I'll take it.

I can concentrate on my dvd reviews, which I haven't been doing in a while. I got a stack of movies to review and I haven't been watching any of them lately. I'll probably watch Alligator later. If I'm not mistaken, I remember this movie vividly when I was a kid. My mom took to the big city to watch this alligator terrorize a city because some kid flushed a baby alligator down a toilet. I remember the big displays they had then... Can't wait...

Oh yeah, I still need to start memorizing for the academy. My strategy is to write down every code on an index card, shuffle them, and go from there. I separated the 7 page code sheet from the other codes that I need to memorize.

I went to my first sit-along at the SJPD. That was cool!! I could do that job easy. Of course, Chris made it look so easy. I won't tell you the set-up, I'm not really sure if its classified. All I know is that its really state-of-the-art kinda stuff, as far as I'm concerned. I'm stoked about it!! The rest of the dispatchers were kinda surprised of the number of dispatchers attending the Academy. We should fit in real well come December as most of these guys will go for their vacations and stuff. I don't mind. Put me in, Coach!!! I'm ready. I was situated at the 311 section. It was cool. We took all these calls, some of them were funny, serious and crazy hilarious. Like I said, I can't get into specifics. I'm just loving the current situation I'm in.

If its Your will, its Your will.... Thanks, Lord....

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Just a few more days till I'm officially out of good old HFT... I got word that my replacement's coming in on Monday. I'm off then but that's good. At least he'll see what the store is about without me there.

If I could be able to get away for a few days to extend my study time, I'd do it. I'm so behind. I need to start memorizing stuff for the start of Academy.

One more day and I should be able to quit smoking!!! That's good. The medicine is working. I have no cravings at all. I just need go get out of the routine, the habit. If I do, its smooth sailing afterwards.

I'll finally be able to take out my family for a little celebration on Sunday. I passed after all. Not to mention, taking out a couple of guys from work for their great work last inventory. I should do that soon, while I still have some money.

Do I move to SJ or not... that is the question...

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Pending a physical test, I'M IN!!!!!!

Just got the word today. I am so stoked!!! It's unofficial, but official... sounds weird, I know. But I'll take it!!

Anyway, spent last Sunday with the whole family. We ate at some sushi place at Santana row. It was good, not great. Promised my mom I'd take the family out when I get in, so I guess we'll be going out again this coming Sunday.

I feel great!!!