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08/19/2003 Archived Entry: "I Work!"

Sunday, some of my family members came over. Over dinner, we were discussing stuff when it came to the subject of me and my... well... unsuccessful attempts to become employed.... My uncle, who owns and runs the family furniture store, proposed that I come up (it's in Redwood City, which is north of San Jose) and work a few days in the week. Essentially, I would be "on call" and he would pay me under-the-table. With little else going for me, I accepted. Although, honestly, I never thought I'd be going back. You see, before I reached 16, I worked there for a few of my summers. As anyone who has tried it knows, if you're not 16, don't even try getting a job. No place will accept you. So, I spent mostly uneventful days there and got less than minimum wage. -_- It was a living though. Anyway, the very next day, he calls in the morning. ^_^;; So, I went up to the place for the day. To my utter surprise, the day was not uneventful. Maybe it's because my uncle's cutting back on labor and I was the primary laborer there for the day, but I had my hands full all day. There was picking up stuff from the manufacturer, doing a delivery, general moving of stuff, and assembling stuff. I suppose some may have considered it rather demanding, but hell, I'm glad I didn't have a chance to get bored. Something to note: my uncle is really trusting. This is the first time I've been there with a license, so he felt it necessary to show me a few things. First, he let me drive his car to the bank to make a deposit. And this isn't exactly chump-change either. This is a furniture store, so deposits are in the thousands. O_o And, on the way back from picking up stock, he let me drive the delivery truck. X_x Let me just note that I've never driven anything near that large. Let me tell you, driving a long vehicle and not having a usable rear-view is kinda scary. Obviously, I made it back though, so I guess I can handle it. Hm... that's about it... oh, just a last note on the subject: it sucks having to move full-sized matresses after handling a good number of twins. -_-

Got to play some Guilty Gear XX #Reload. XD You see, my friend asked me to pick it up for him at User's Side in San Jose, near Cupertino, so I did. He picked it up yesterday night, but we--plus an entourage of peoples he brought with him--got in a number of rounds before he left. Fun stuff. Can't say I really noticed much of a difference, but I guess that's because I don't go all over-the-top with my combos. Besides, I play May, so short combos still do worthwhile damage. So my main comments will be on outfits! ^_^; I like Johnny's start outfit. It's a more vibrant red and, IMHO, more reminiscent of Alucard from Hellsing. And Bridget's new dust outfit is pretty cool. It's kinda in between his default and pink outfits. Cuter than the default, but still rataining the "fighting nun" motif. I like. ^_^ May got shafted though. As far as I can tell, they took away her blue and pink outfits. How dare they!? ;_;

Replies: 2 comments

Lol...I think your job sounds fun, not having to use your brain and all. Experience is what counts! xD

Posted by Sepia @ 08/21/2003 11:04 AM PST

Aww ::pat pat:: It's okay. You'll find some cool outfit that lets everybody know you're gonna fight seriously and kick some major butt, right? =p

Posted by Megumi-chan @ 08/20/2003 08:34 AM PST

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