In My Time of Dying — May 31, 2020

In My Time of Dying

Found that old world series it’s on the MLB Vault youtube account.

My dad was playing “In My Time of Dying” the Led Zeppelin version. He was shocked that I recognized the song. I could kinda make out the lyrics. I find the Martin Gore version comforting in these times.

I applied for a job but they only wanted me there one hour a day it was not even worth the travel. Maybe I would have taken it if it was close to where I live. I turned it down. I don’t know why my dad got mad at me. I was trying to figure out if I could work 2 jobs at the same time. I would have taken the job if it was within walking distance from me.

Share a Hat with Your Brother in the 1980s — May 30, 2020

Share a Hat with Your Brother in the 1980s

The title doesn’t make sense at first, but once you read the blog it does.

I was looking on craigslist for another job, but then if I do leave on my own not fired or let go or anything I would have to start over. I’ve already beaten my deli record. Let’s see if I can make it to August 31 which is about 6 months if I calculated correctly.

I forgot to post a few days ago about what I had for dinner and how the world is good and happy because I had steak one night and pizza the other. Find your happiness.

I hated working the front at the deli because I was visual. Customers were always coming to me and not even ordering deli stuff and just complaining to me. Getting mad about cuts of meat we didn’t sell, wanting lunch meat flavors we didn’t sell,  getting mad we sell shrimp without “shrimp sauce”. What even is “shrimp sauce”? Cocktail sauce? Or getting mad at me about the lack of items from other departments. 

I don’t work the register yet, but I wonder if people try to buy food we clearly don’t sell there like ice cream or hamburgers. Or confuse us for another pizza restaurant in the area. I really hope people don’t come to the pizza restaurant and try to buy weird shit we don’t sell like pants and leather jackets.

Fox showed an old World Series game from 1986 Mets and Red Sox game 6. Once I heard Vin Sculley’s voice I watched it. I had watched that game on youtube years ago. MLB had it on their YouTube channel. But it’s not there anymore and a 1981 World Series game. They try very hard to remove the network branding. 

I hate when I’m there and a new shift starts. My incoming coworkers are just there wandering and hovering trying to be “helpful”. I was there busy making bread sticks. This guy he’s just standing there next to me. So the manager comes by and tells us to make them together. It was like when two kids are fighting for a toy. “You can play with the toy and then he can play with the toy passing it back and forth.” Making bread sticks is a one person task. I hate it! I feel like a little kid back in kindergarten or something. Why don’t you just hand me a box of chubby crayons and I go sit on the rug?

I don’t know at the deli people liked to look like they were busy and not really do work. That whole store chain runs on that philosophy. The concept there was “feign working”.  Working there taught me one important thing don’t be too valuable or you are going to get burned.

10 More Movies from the year 2000 —

10 More Movies from the year 2000

Chicken Run
This is a cute little movie. I was going to see it in the theater, but I never did but saw it on video.

Almost Famous

Bedazzled
I didn’t realize this was a remake until years later.

Cast Away

Bring it On
The cheerleaders at my school loved that movie.

Snow Day

Center Stage

The Crow Salvation

Boys and Girls

Here on Earth

Pizza Space — May 29, 2020

Pizza Space

The franchisee was at work today. She keeps catching me at bad times. It’s like Seinfeld with her too. When those other two mean supervisors were there she would come and they would kiss so much ass. They would act like a celebrity walked into the place. They would just perk up when she walked in the door and be like “Blanche is here!” Me having no idea who this lady is I was thinking “Ok? Wait who is Blanche?” It took me a while to figure that out. I mean I had never seen this lady in person the first time I saw her come to the place.

She was there to do a lot of things including marking social distance spaces.

I was in her way making bread so she just helps me finish it. I put it where it goes and go wash dishes to get out of their way.

Later I see this other guy making bread. How many different ways are there to make bread? I’m so confused.

For some reason the chicken that comes the ratio is off we get way more wing pieces compared to the drumette pieces. So you end up opening like 2 or 3 bags just to fill up one pan.

How do I get in trouble by my dad for buying an “expensive” CD off Amazon 10 years ago? This is the dumb stuff that pisses me off.

Back With 10 More 1990 Songs —

Back With 10 More 1990 Songs

“Unskinny Bop” by Poison

“Hold On” by Wilson Phillips

“Hold On” En Vogue

From their debut album “Born to Sing”. In 1990 there were 2 hit songs titled “Hold On”. Like there being 2 hit songs titled “Jump” in 1984.

“(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” by Nelson

“The Power” by Snap!

“Rub you the Right Way” by Johnny Gill

A great New Jack Swing song.

“Vogue” by Madonna

“Metirosa” by Mellow Man Ace

“I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston

“How Can We Be Lovers” by Micheal Bolton

 

 

The Sports Clock — May 28, 2020

The Sports Clock

Without sports I have no idea what time of year it is. This is the way life is going to be now. No more sports just empty arena stuff.

I needed another hair cut I tried to do it secretly since my dad doesn’t like me cutting my hair for some reason. I need it shorter for work, mask wearing and the hot weather.

My mom asked why I like to wear masks. She said they cover your face. Do I really care? Nobody wants to see this face. The more of it’s that covered the better.

Made a post on Instagram about The Aquabats and fell down a ska related rabbit hole on there.

My First World Problems — May 26, 2020

My First World Problems

No problems at the bank this morning. I was shocked. I talked loudly in the hole the bank needs like a speaker or something like the box office. Or like a phone receiver like they use in the prisons. Hire somebody whose sole job is to clean the receiver things.

My dad said he got the name of gardener wrong. He didn’t understand why I thought it was so funny. I told my dad it was like the song “First World Problems”, but he didn’t get what I meant.

I was trying to think of. Depeche Mode quarantine songs; these were the only 3 that came off the top of my head. “Fly on the Windscreen (Final), “Get the Balance Right”, and “Stripped” ” To anybody who doesn’t speak commonwealth English a windscreen is a windshield.

Royal Rumble ’05 Memories — May 25, 2020

Royal Rumble ’05 Memories

I found some of my old diaries from 2005 one of them from late January 2005 which has a summary of that years Royal Rumble. If you don’t want spoilers for a wrestling event that happened 15 years ago that you can watch on their network. Back when I was really into wrestling my diary entries were summaries of WWE programming. I feel this is not really anything personal just me rating and reacting to the matches.

I was very into Cena by then but the only Cena merchandise I had at the time was a 2003 action figure.

“I was eating slow at the beginning of the Rumble because I was waiting for Cena to come out. I was just picking at my pizza waiting form him to come. Poor Scotty he got beat up before he even made to the ring.”

I was very disappointed that Cena lost. He was the 2nd to last person out of the ring. He and Batista fell out of the ring the same time and Vince had them restart the match. 

So Much Stuff to Buy — May 23, 2020

So Much Stuff to Buy

I don’t know my my dad is mad that I’m working a little more. An extra half hour is more stuff to buy. And there’s lots of stuff I want to buy now. It’s all I think about when I wash dishes. That and old songs. 

I was thinking about getting some kawaii stuff. Now that I can afford it.

I need to stop being irrationally afraid of work items because of the deli. Things like name tags and telephones. I’m only afraid of them in a work environment. Not at home.

10 Toys From 1990 —

10 Toys From 1990

Quints
I had a set of these. Just the plain ones who only came with that long bottle in blonde. not the ones that had a special gimmick like drink and wet, playful, rainy day, or sunny time, etc. For my birthday one year my uncle gave me; the doll set, the playground, summer fun outfits, and the vanity for 5. The playground mold was recycled by Tyco for the Little Kiddles revival line a few years later. The one good thing about the Quints were that they were in or around the same scale as Barbie. They could share accessories and they could be little friends of Barbie and friends.

My Pretty Ballerina
I think I wanted this doll, but I’m not sure.

Magic Bottle Baby
This doll line had 2 spinoffs. Magic Bottle Newborn and Magic Bottle Pets.

Dream Builders
These were a spinoff of Tyco’s Super Blocks made to appeal to girls. My neighbor had this and would not let me play with it. Predates Lego’s Paradisa and Friends lines.

Magic Nursery Baby
These dolls had some carryover from the My Child dolls like the shoe style, dress style and that they wore Pampers brand diapers. I think I named my doll Amy. I used to say my Cabbage Patch doll Sammy was her brother. Like the Magic Bottle line these also had a pet spinoff. They also had first surprise dolls.

Water Pets
I thought these were so cool. I could play with it in the bath or pool. I loved water toys as a kid.

Cool Cuts Kara
Never had any hair cutting doll as a kid. I heard her clothes can fit Jem dolls.

WCW Galoob figures

Tapsie doll

The Simpsons dolls
The ones from the Burger King promotion.