10 Songs From the Year 2000 Volume 11 — June 26, 2020

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.

Pick it Off! —

Pick it Off!

I tried to post this yesterday, but my internet was slow. 

Now since more things have opened up it’s way more crowded at the strip mall I work at. For months only the restaurants were open there. 

I slept with my hair in a bun again and my neck was hurting when I got there. They had all these trays with old crusted on dough on the back of them. They said they wanted it be fair so they had each person do 3 each. It was a little hard but it hurt my neck constantly looking down scraping it. The franchise owner came and this time I was not in some kind of bad moment like the last 2 times. Still nothing there is as bad as the crusted on orange chicken I encountered at the deli. I have yet to see something so bad there. But if I do I’ll report it.

I think they really noticed that I don’t want to answer the phone at work. It reminded me of the Goth Talk Skits were Azrael Abyss would not want to answer the phone. My manager found out that I can access the ordering system for some reason. Well now she knows its a problem, but she doesn’t know how to fix it. So I’m off the phone for now. Working at the pizza restaurant is not very goth. Neither is working at the Cinnabun.

It was slowing down and we needed 2 cheese pizzas. The girl working with me started to make one. Then this other guy takes a pre-made pepperoni one. He just starts picking pepperoni off a pizza hands it to me and tells me to put it in the oven. I wanted to laugh I thought it was funny and confusing.

RIP my Sony MP3 player; 2015-2020 😭👼 For some reason my dad won’t let me take the newer MP3 player to work. We I leave for work he takes it away from me. I get so bored. It won’t turn on, charge and the computer can’t even read it now. It was the best model I ever owned. The new one I have is ok, but not that good.

When I got home my mom vaguely recapped Smackdown for me. (I really need to get a DVR)

10 Things from the year 2000 — June 19, 2020

10 Things from the year 2000

I guess these are more like fads.

Mp3 Players
They were starting to become popular around then. I remember seeing an old ad for a Rio player in a magazine. They were small and didn’t hold much. The i-pod would come out next year in 2001.

Shiny Clothes
After the new millennium and leading up to it shiny clothes were the thing to wear because I guess they were seen as futuristic?

Rock Clothes
I don’t know how to describe these clothes. They said like “rock forever” or “rock star”on them.

rockshirts 001

Pink Hair
I wanna say Pink and Gwen Stefani made this hair color popular.

Off The Shoulder Tops
Part of the disco revival fashion. Something Gwen Stefani and other singers used to wear.

Low Rise Pants
They sort of went along with the cowboy fashion. But not all the low rise pants were western style. When you wore them too and showed your thong.

Cowboy Fashion
Popularized by Madonna and others.

Fur Coats
I hope they were the fake ones. 

New Breed Girl
Those shirts with those iron-ons of that girl with the big head.

newbreedoutfitbrat2000 001 - Copy


Pizza 101 — June 18, 2020

Pizza 101

Yesterday I got a call from work. I missed it again but not by much. I got the call when I was on the toilet. You know I don’t like to get too TMI on the blog. I noticed I had a message. Even my mom didn’t hear my phone ring and it was not on silent. I called back promptly. She told me I needed to sign something ,and to come in at 9AM tomorrow. 

Later in the day I was very distraught thinking I was going to be fired or something.

Today is 101 day. I was hoping to make it out to the Rose Bowl this year, but with everything that has happened I don’t think I ever will or that the fans will gather there to hang out unless there is a lot of space between them. I had really wanted to go out of sheer curiosity. 

It was nothing bad I was just told to come in to work a morning shift. I like working in the morning. It’s not bad. There is no rush. So much better than working at the deli in the morning. If you really wanted to work at the deli/bakery in the morning you had to get there at 4AM. I think I was called there because somebody ordered 20 pizzas. At least they bothered to order ahead. 

I was working with this older lady and she worked fast. Way faster than the older people at the deli. They walked so slow. They could barely walk 3 feet to the fridge to put sandwiches in. 

The dough was really springy and I hate when it’s like that. It’s harder to stretch. The pizzas come out funny and when there is more people they get mad at you because the dough behaves like that. That is a dough making/gluten problem. Not with the person who pressed them. 

Somebody else came to work early. I know her because she works nights/evenings too. 

I was trying to buy a pizza. The supervisor guy was trying to figure out how to charge me for it. I said I can’t work the register. Which is true. I’m not trained on it. We’re pressing random buttons. Until I figured out to press the decimal point on the register. Please don’t charge me $600 for a pizza from here. I would pay $600 for a pizza with rare gourmet ingredients cooked by a famous chef. Not made by the people I work with.

Rarity in a Grass Skirt — June 17, 2020

Rarity in a Grass Skirt

Time for another unboxing blog. Found this Cutie Mark Crew series 4 at the dollar store.

20200609_194505 (1) - Copy

20200609_194550 - Copy

They were by the exit and almost missed them. I only bought 1.

20200616_220004 - Copy

I got a fuzzy Rarity chaser figure in a grass skirt. I found the fuzzy ones to be a throwback to the G1 So Softs. They were either described as “fuzzily” or “nuzzily” depending on the version of the commercial you saw. Back in the 80s when everything was flocked. Before that the only Cutie Mark Crew toys I had were the McDonald’s Happy Meal ones. I was collecting them when I worked at the deli. 

20200616_215741 - Copy

I thought it was going to make a big mess, but if you open it upside down all the confetti doesn’t fall out. Some does come out when you open it. I opened it over an old issue of Meanstreet magazine.

20200507_094519 - Copy

Here is an old Best Gift Ever I picked up I think last month that I never opened. I got Flim or Flim Skim as he is called on the packaging.

20200616_220408 - Copy