Are You Supposed to Care What People Think of You? — June 28, 2020

Are You Supposed to Care What People Think of You?

I went over my performance evaluation. I really read it and it was terrible. When I went over it at work we kinda just glossed over it. According to that I should be fired not that I want to be fired. I’m going to hold onto this job like grim death.

Anyway my mom thinks I’m way too worried about the internet and how I’m perceived on there. That people are going to publicly humiliate you and then put it on the internet. Especially in this climate right now. Tensions are high. You know people tell you to be yourself and all that crap and to not care what people think. What is that supposed to mean anyway? To me it’s a farce it’s a lie. You have to think about it all the time be it your parents, your boss, your friends, or even random people on the internet you don’t even know.

I’ll Take a Large Soda and a DVD — June 27, 2020

I’ll Take a Large Soda and a DVD

My dad keeps telling to buy things from that record store. Because buying a few CDs and DVDs is going to save the record store. It reminded me of that Seinfeld episode The Frogger at least he is not as mean as the guy who ran the pizza restaurant who was mean to Jerry and George. My dad wants me to buy physical media, but not things I need like grooming items. Real smart dad. He’s always complaining about me wasting my money.

I’m really bad at pressing the dough. I had to switch tasks with someone else. Sometimes I hope that I’m so bad at it that they have me do something else or get help. You know that old joke about how the husband does something so badly the wife asks him never to do that thing again. I wasn’t there for long tonight. Not that I’m disappointed or anything. I needed a rest.

I beat my altador cup record I made rank 11. I didn’t play that much. This was my daily play schedule; 3-9 games of Yooyuball (depending if I had to go to work that day), 3 games of Slushie Slinger, 15 games of Make Some Noise, and Shootout Showdown I would just put on a video or music and listen to it while I mindless played this game. A tentative title for this blog was “How to Succeed in Yooyuball Without Really Trying”.

10 Foods from the year 2000 (Pokémon edition) —

10 Foods from the year 2000 (Pokémon edition)

There were not enough Pokémon food items to list so I added a few others to make the list add up to 10. They are Burger King items because I thought about Burger King’s relationship with Pokémon in the late 90s early 2000s.

Pokémon cereal
This was ok. It was pretty much Lucky Charms in Pokémon shapes. I remember the commercial my friend in high school who ate weird food said he would eat that scrambled egg pikachu.

Pokémon Pop Tarts
With the special Pokéberry flavor. What is Pokéberry? Like the berries in the game?

Pokémon waffles
I loved these things! There was nothing special about them. Just waffles with a picture of a Pokémon stamped on them. I remember there being pikachu and gengar ones. I was upset when they got replaced with Grinch themed waffles to promote the live action movie.

Pokémon Popsicle
These were pretty good the pikachu ones were lemon flavored and way better than those banana flavored Sailor Moon ice cream. The gengar ones were grape flavored. Pikachu’s cheeks and gengar’s eyes were red bottle cap candy.

Pokémon macaroni
This stuff didn’t cook properly. All those Pokémon shapes

Burger King Caesar Chicken Crisp Sandwich

Burger King X-treme Double Cheeseburger

Burger King Bacon Cheddar Whopper

Burger King Italian Chicken Crisp

Burger King Pancake Minis

My First Performance Evaluation — June 26, 2020

My First Performance Evaluation

When I was watching a wrestling news video before work they said it was going to be a tribute to the Undertaker show. I had a feeling I was going to miss a lot or all of it.

There was this funny note posted on the schedule that nobody asked for the 4th off so we all have to work it. those of us that usually work Saturdays. I didn’t ask for 2 reasons.

#1 I didn’t know I could have asked for the day off. I thought I was not there long enough to do such a thing.

#2 I really wanted to work that day. (possibly overtime pay) [I’ll have to look into this]

I almost scared my supervisor by slowly coming out of the walk in fridge. I had to I was carrying a tray of dough. I said I always used to do that at the deli. They would never properly dispose of meat there or empty the meat bucket.

I was working with that guy who can’t count to 10. He says he does all these drugs and does ‘shrooms in the forest. No wonder he can’t count to 10 makes so much sense now. They like to talk about doing drugs there. They are all young adults/teenagers. That’s all they ever cared about/talked about in junior college. Drugs, looking hot/sexy, fighting people and having fancy/souped up cars. That is something I don’t miss.

Then the guy asked why the pans get suck. I explained that it was science. The pans expand as they get heated in the oven as they cool they contract and get suck. That was one of the first things I thought about there when I found the suck pans. You just got schooled! I was talking about the crusted on food they used to leave there for 4 hours and the burned chicken.

Your first tooth, your first day of school, your first car, and your first performance evaluation. I never got one at the deli because I was not there long enough. I was told I was getting one because I was there for 6 months. It’s not been 6 months. I didn’t want to argue. The 6 month mark will be at the end August. Believe me I counted it. I felt that would be a good point to start looking for a new job even if I sent applications now. The 6 month mark is the record I want to break. I already broke the 90 day one. It said I worked too slow. I only did out of fear. Because at the deli quickness and hard work were punished. It also said I leave messes. That was another bad habit I learned at the deli. I was going to write about being denied breaks but I decided not to. Instead I wrote about memorizing the different types of pizza combinations we sell. IDK. *shrugs* I can’t read them very well since I don’t wear my glasses to work anymore.

Then another location the franchisee owns was closed so we got a whole bunch of orders and angry customers saying they got their delivery wrong.

The people at work must think I talk about the strangest things over the phone. I talk about people named Sheamus, Jeff, and Bailey. Then I say things like “chokeslam”. Like the time I was talking to my mom about the plot of the Bob’s Burgers episode “Flat-top O’ the Morning to Ya”.  I found out that you don’t get overtime pay on federal holidays in my state.

My dad still thinks “I made it up”. It might have been a long time ago but it is not anymore. I guess I’ll have to see how much I get paid.

10 Songs From the Year 2000 Volume 11 —

10 Songs From the Year 2000 Volume 11

“Loser” by 3 Doors Down

“Sky” by Sonique

“With Arms Wide Open” by Creed

The show Hype made a really funny parody music video of this song. Seek it out.

“Trouble” by Coldplay

“Feel Good Hit of the Summer” by Queens of the Stone Age

This video is age restricted. The first time I saw it I was so confused by it.

“Opticon” by Orgy

“Playmate of the Year” by Zebrahead

This video makes no sense because youtube censored the word “Playmate” and all the Playboy logos are burred out. Seek out the original uncensored video.

“Last Resort” by Papa Roach

Another video censored by youtube and it totally butchers the song.

“Right Now” by SR-71 A one hit wonder. They originally wrote and performed 1985. Todd in the Shadows did a comprehensive video on them.

“Paper Bag” by Fiona Apple

Listen to the Spirits — June 25, 2020

Listen to the Spirits

I went to the dollar store to buy some snacks for the Live Spirits Depeche Mode concert movie stream at noon local time. It was like all the snacks were gone. Did everybody else who went to the dollar store buy up all the snacks to watch the stream? I bought soda, red vines, gummis, pretzels, and Raisinettes. The movie was ok. They sang the hits towards the end of the concert. The funny thing was when Dave’s outfits kept changing. Most of the time he was wearing a blue vest, black pants, and gold boots. But in some shots he was wearing a red vest, black pants with a red stripe down the side and red boots. It was funny and jarring. I drank a whole soda and ate a bunch of candy. It was pretty good for free. Not sure if I would buy the DVD. Maybe I’ll get a used copy.

I started manifest journaling today to see how it goes. I got a cute little notebook at the dollar store.

I watched a reading video that said I was going to have a great June. It was not that good. All the stuff that it said would happen didn’t happen. Some did but not enough. The funny thing is when I watched a video where the psychic would describe you. It said I was Asian and liked dancing. That is so not me. Some of them sort of describe me. One said I have child like energy and when people meet me they either love me or hate me. I guess these youtube videos are the equivalent of calling a psychic hotline.

A Mobile Game App, Journaling, and the year 2001 — June 23, 2020

A Mobile Game App, Journaling, and the year 2001

Yesterday I went to the bank. I thought it was going to take a long time, but it didn’t. I was way too into the Chibi Maruko Chan mobile game I play to notice that the line was moving.

I want to see if I can manifest journal. I sort of know how it works but I’m not sure. I think I did do this inadvertently as a teenager. I really wanted to see No Doubt in concert so I would write that in my diary like everyday I wrote an entry in it. “I will see No Doubt in concert” like for months. Then I saw them in concert twice that year.

Since the year is coming to the half way point. And it feels like it will never end. I thought I should start working on my 2001 blog theme topics. I have the lists, but they were organized in a sloppy way.


Happy Summer Solstice! — June 21, 2020

Happy Summer Solstice!

My dad and I went to the record store because it was Father’s Day and he suggested it a few days before. I was wearing my Pinky and the Brain shirt. The girl that works there complemented me on my shirt. She’s a real genki girl. I’ve met her before because usually when I go it’s the man who owns it.

I did find an “Enjoy the Silence” single. But it had the songs I was looking for “Sibeling” and “Memphisto” it also has the Harmonium mix. The last time I was there I saw 2 sets one of “Violator” and “Music for the Masses” with the documentary. My dad wanted me to buy it but I was so broke at the time. I was also looking for copies of  “Playing the Angel”, and the 2 Martin Gore Counterfeit solo albums. There was not much there I wanted because there was not much in the store.

I was thinking about buying a No Doubt album. The self titled one; I don’t have a copy of that on vinyl. My dad really wanted me to buy a Monkees album for $11; a copy of “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.” Then she started to play some Monkees songs. Usually on Sundays they play the Beatles. My dad didn’t notice it was a Monkees song. It was “Saturday’s Child”.

They had band masks for $10. New Order, Bowie, Depeche Mode and others. I thought about it for a little while, but I want a kawaii mask and not one with Dave Gahan’s picture on it. What would they think if I wore that to work?

I found two cheap CDs for ¢ .89 that’s under a dollar! Cheaper than the thrift store. I got a Gob and Dishwalla one. I won’t feel guilty if I don’t like them because they are under a dollar. I can add a few new songs to my MP3 player.

My dad is really paranoid about the whole pandemic. He is even more paranoid than me. Even if he gets on my case about it. All he did was complain about it to the owner and then “brag” about how healthy he is to the owner. Whispers *he’s not that healthy* (but doesn’t have the virus)

Then the owner wished us both a happy Fathers’ Day.

Sink Test — June 20, 2020

Sink Test

My dad did let me take the MP3 player to work finally. I put it in my back pocket and realized that when when I sit on it. It’s very lumpy compared to the old one.

My dad said he wanted to go to the record store on Father’s Day. But he never bothered to call the store to see what changed. So I called before work. The guy said he takes cash since a lot of places don’t anymore. That there can be 6-8 people in the store and to wear a mask. He doesn’t take checks never did even before all of this.

At work I got told I’m going to take a test about the sink. It can’t be as bad as the deli where they just had me watch pointless videos. I’ve been there since March and now I’m taking a test? *shurgs*

I was stuck washing dishes for a long time. I washed 28 pans and a bunch of other things. Then I had to do a bunch of other things. They were gonna make me stay until 10 I just knew it. I was stuck there for 5 hours. If they didn’t let me leave or have a lunch I was going to quit. I did rack up 11 hours this week though.

10 Foods from 1990 —

10 Foods from 1990

Burger King Mini Muffins
I’m still convinced these are the Hostess Mini Muffins that were put in a box and warmed up at the Burger King. My dad and I used to go to the Burger King for breakfast and eat these.

Tyson Looney Tunes Frozen Meals
I used to eat these or other frozen meals marketed for kids including the Swanson one and the Kid Cuisine. When my dad would go play softball. The Looney Tunes meals used to come with Looney Tunes trading cards or stickers.

PB max
I’m not sure if I tried this candy or not.

Big Mixx
I really have no recollection of this cereal.

Bud Dry
Why ask why? Not that I was old enough to drink this when it came out. 

Cheetos Paws
Not those new ones those are terrible. I loved the texture. Of the old ones. They were in between a Cheeto and Puff.

Light Balance by Lunch Bucket

Fruit Rox
There was nothing special about them. “Rox” shapes were just random rock-like fruit snacks shapes. Instead of being in the shape of a bear or a jet plane. I did get the Rox box. I still have it it somewhere.

Sprinkled Chips Ahoy
I still miss these. I wish they would come back. People say the ones with the candy pieces are the same but they are not. Those are not sprinkles. I liked to take these to school for lunch.

Suddenly S’mores
I really liked eating these cold better than in the microwave. A lovely taste that cannot be replicated.