Testing 1, 2, 3… — January 31, 2020

Testing 1, 2, 3…

I came back for another interview. The interview was ok. Then they gave me a test. The test wasn’t too hard. It was mostly matching and calculating. And those personality tests that should be taken to the extreme! I imagine Poochie from The Simpsons yelling that.

If they want me I think they are desperate for workers. For the transportation answer I wrote “bus”. Then they gave some forms to fill out and bring back because they don’t know when orientation is. They said somewhere within 2 weeks.

I got my tax form from that job worked at for one day. My name is spelled wrong and there is nothing to file or claim since I earned so little. I don’t mind burning a bridge with that company.

One Good Thing This Week — January 30, 2020

One Good Thing This Week

I applied to a chain restaurant. I really hoped it was the one near the record store I frequent. Bur it’s not it’s a different location on the other side of town in the same city so I was confused.

The location seems poorly run it has terrible yelp reviews. I know they aren’t everything but they can tell you a lot. My parents say to ignore that but it’s right there in your face to read.

The interview didn’t go too bad. I was shocked it went well. They wanted me to come in for a second interview tomorrow! WTH? At least it wasn’t as bad as what happened at that other place. Learned my lesson never applying to that place again.

Skater Teef — January 28, 2020

Skater Teef

I fell in the kitchen today. I chipped my tooth. My mom got mad because I was screaming “My tooth! My tooth!” It really pissed me off because that was the last good top front tooth I had. She’s mad because I didn’t brace myself falling. I should have tired to brace my fall better like a skater would. I stopped falling like that because when I was a kid some kid’s mom told me not to fall like a skater by sticking my arms out. I call my dentist and it’s not covered. 😭 And I don’t have money so it can’t be fixed.

Random Associated Memories and Celebrity Deaths — January 26, 2020

Random Associated Memories and Celebrity Deaths

I saw Matt from Dinosaur Dracula posted this old commercial on youtube. I have very strong memories associated with it.

Which is something I associate with watching Tom and Jerry cartoons. Back when I was a kid I had my mom fill up a 6 hour VHS tape with Tom and Jerry cartoons. While she was recording the cartoon Dicky Moe for me then that Woody Woodpecker dinosaur hotline commercial cuts into the middle of the cartoon and I get mad and freak out and tell her to tape over it. We did eventually get Dicky Moe on the tape.(That used to happen when I would watch Are-oh-vee years later. And sexy lady hotlines would cut through the videos. I don’t care about you sexy lady I wanna watch that Powerman 5000 video) Part of me just wants to go back in time and just watch KCOP’s children’s programming circa 1987/1988. Fun House, Comic Strip, My Little Pony, Tom and Jerry, Smurfs, Jetsons, Heathcliff, Scooby Doo, She-ra, and Jem. And all the commercials too. Mostly for toys, hotlines and food. At first I thought it was all in my head until I found these articles.

http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/newsletters/oldzhkj_976_numbers.htm
Still haven’t managed to find Easter Bunny’s party hotline commercial.

My dad was watching the Pro Bowl. I lost interest in it after it got reformatted. While I’m getting nostalgic for old hotline commercials the more low budget the better. I’m half listening to what he is watching. All I hear is “Laker dead”. So I thought it was some old guy. Then I look over and there is a picture of Kobe Bryant. His death overshadowed the Pro Bowl and golf. The local news coverage went on for over 5 hours.

It’s like that time I met John Cena and the Pope died. Speaking of Cena, I’m kinda disappointed he didn’t appear at the Royal Rumble this year. Which made me think Wrestlemania hasn’t been in LA since the 21st one.

Or how I associate meeting Shirley Manson with that train crash in Chatsworth. The crash happened the day before I met her.

10 More Songs From the Year 2000 — January 25, 2020

10 More Songs From the Year 2000

“Music is my Radar” by Blur

“Thong Song” by Sisqo

https://watchmojo.com/video/id/11891
Watch Mojo is wrong it was released as a single on February 15, 2000 the whole album “Unleash the Dragon” was released on December 31 1999. This is why it makes 1990s song lists. Even the Fine Brothers videos called it a 1990s song. (they did get the dates of the “Tragic Kingdom” singles wrong too. The album came out in 1995, but the singles were not released until 1996/1997 depending on the song) If you do your research using google instead of the wikipedia it tells you the song is from 1999. Supposedly this song helped increase the sale of thongs. There is also a very funny MadTV parody video for this song.

“Bye Bye Bye” by N’sync

And those puppet dolls you could buy of the members, and like everybody knew the dance.

“New America” by Bad Religion
A pretty cool music videos with dolls/action figures in it.

“Chemicals” by the Blue Meanies
This song is so much better than “Smash the Magnavox”. Released at the trail end of the 3rd wave ska movement you can really hear it. I like it. The music video is good too.

“99 Red Balloons” Goldfinger cover

“Stand Inside your love” by Smashing Pumpkins

“Adam’s Song” by Blink-182

“Jumpin’, Jumpin'” by Destiny’s Child

“Come on over Baby (All I Want is You)” by Christina Aguilera

10 Video Games from the Year 2000 — January 24, 2020
General Musings — January 22, 2020

General Musings

Accidentally posted a blog that was meant to be posted on Saturday. 😅

The channel Buzzr is going to show that old 90s dating game show Bzzz! I loved that show! I used to watch it in junior high. They test marketed it in LA and a few other places before it went national. I’ll be nostalgic for chunky hair streaks and platform hologram sneakers. The fans are vocal about it. Not in a good way either. It’s more like “They (Fremantle) don’t own that series! How can they show this?!” or “This is a 90s show! It’s too new. I hate it! Show more Match Game!” Honestly I’m sick of Match Game they run about 4 hours a day every day on average. That is not including the Match Game Hollywood Squares hour. I consider that a different show.

That was on the survey Buzzr had. Bzzz! was on the survey. A lot of other shows they don’t own were on it too. Can’t remember if Street Smarts was on it or not. (I know Fremantle doesn’t own Street Smarts I’m not an idiot ok?)[The easiest way to get chewed out on the internet is to say about a station getting shows they don’t own. Or liking “new” shows from the 90s. That is like a death wish]

I was thinking about that story that was being passed around on the web back during the recession. How old is this story? Is it relatively new? You know the carrot, egg and coffee story. https://alltimeshortstories.com/motivational-egg-carrot-coffee-beans/ I think I want to be either ramen or jell-o. Ramen starts out fragile and easily broken, but is versatile and can be eaten raw. The jell-o starts out sweet and colorful and even more when boiled, but if you let it chill it will make a nice dessert.

Starting off 2020 on the Wrong Foot — January 20, 2020

Starting off 2020 on the Wrong Foot

My family is a magnet for bad luck. My mom says not to think like that. It’s kinda hard not to when you take a look around your life.

My mom says about how I haven’t framed my diploma. I don’t want to it does not deserve to be framed. It’s nothing more than a worthless piece of paper that cost me a lot. It was not even worth the struggle to get it. I would have no qualms about throwing it away.

I keep getting rejection emails for places I applied to during the holidays from October to December 2019. Ugh!

10 Movies from the Year 2000 — January 18, 2020
Thanks for the Motivation — January 17, 2020

Thanks for the Motivation

Don’t you hate when people try to be motivational, but just end up insulting you or a group you are in? You know when somebody tells you something like “Back when I lived on the mean streets of (some city). I had to hustle and I was lucky some lady took me in. Then I was lucky enough to get a job at the car manufacturing plant. And save money to go to college. Because my parents never went and none of my 17 siblings went to college. And you go around failing math tests you’re disgusting! I can’t even look at you! You are going to grow up to be a hobo! Who lives off discarded cat food. Who has no shoes and gets one hot meal out of the year on Thanksgiving from the mission.”

Or something like this for jobs “(my name) you are not listening to me! Finding a job is so easy! You just go anywhere an apply. Domino’s is hiring! Or be like my little sister who made an ice cream truck out of an old van. She made a lot of money doing that when she didn’t have a job. Why can’t you do that?”

Or those bitchy “sales people” you know the ones I’m talking about. The fake it till you make it anti vaxxers with the bad hair. It’s thinly veiled motivation/insults. “I know what is it like being a struggling mom. 😭 Mother of 4 my babies all under 5.👶👶👶👶 Can’t take any jobs because of child care issues.💔 Living off food stamps. 💸 Nor being able to afford a cup of Starbucks. ☕️ Until I found my tribe selling (name of product). Join me and 5 million other women living the dream of positivity support me and my dream or GET OUT OF MY LIFE! I don’t need negative people like you. Success is what you put into it. Now I can spend all day with my babies while I work on my phone from anywhere. Support small business!”