Boy Emails Girl

Well, another dull work week has come to an end and I am now off for yet another weekend. Now I am stuck as far as what to do. I have recovered somewhat from the chaos of last week, but I am still pretty busy at ol’ Wally World, especially now since the Christmas shopping season has officially started.

One thing that happened this week was that I got a new international “email pal.” And yes, it’s a girl and she’s from Russia. It is still too early to get into details but so far she seems pretty nice. So we’ll see how it goes from there. Well, I did have a previous email relationship with another Russian girl which didn’t end very well and don’t ask what happened please. Where this correspondence will go is anyone’s guess but it can be summed up by this line from a song I heard recently: “The rest is still unwritten.”

This isn’t the only news that involves women and the Web for me. The other day on Myspace, I saw that an old friend from school left me a comment on my page wishing me a happy Thanksgiving. That was pretty good so I should probably leave her a message before I leave here today and give her my regular email address so she can keep in touch with me even on the days where I cannot make it up to HCCC to check Myspace, especially now that winter’s on its way. It’s supposed to snow pretty good tonight. Good thing I’m not working.

In some ways, it is a lot easier to meet women online than it is to meet them out in the real world. I wish they had sites like Myspace and Cupid back when I was in school. If that was the case, then I probably would have been married a long time ago. But you never can tell in this high-tech digital world we live in.

A Turkey Tale

So good to be back blogging again, especially after the mess that was last week, with Thanksgiving, not to mention Black Friday behind me, but that doesn’t mean that the holidays are over. In fact, it’s just beginning.

When I said that last week was going to be a rough week, I could not have been more right, especially on Black Friday. But before I get to that, the first part of the week was really hectic, especially with getting everything ready for Black Friday. Everything was really hectic and that is probably the only word I would use to describe it. I guess details of this part is unnecessary.

Of course there were a few bright spots. Of course Thanksgiving is always good. I actually had three Thanksgiving dinners. I had one at my house Thursday night. Then later on when I went to work before all the chaos hit, they had Thanksgiving dinner there. Then I had my third one when I went to my folks’ house last weekend. My brother came up and we had a good time. I taught my brother-in-law how to email because he needed to email eBay about something while I were there. Afterwards, I could hardly stay awake, partly because of the tryptophan from the turkey, so when I got home, I basically crashed.

Well, now on to Black Friday, every department store employee’s worst nightmare. Basically I spent that night in electronics getting everything ready because electronics is usually where everyone goes on Black Friday. People began coming in as early as before lunch and by the time I got back from lunch, I was practically boxed in because there were so many people there. It got really bad just before five a.m. when the Black Friday sale officially began. It was as if Bedlam had broken loose. Then again, that’s what it’s like every year. And once again, I came out of it in one piece, luckily. Unfortunately, I missed out on the pizza they usually have afterwards because I’m off on Fridays, but on the bright side, I did get three Black Friday DVD’s the next morning before I had to go down to my folks’.

I had yet another really bizarre thing happen to me on Saturday. At Wally World on Saturday morning, I also had to pick up another card for my Tracfone. I was expecting to get a 30-minute card because they’re only ten bucks. I get there and there’s none. The cheapest card I could get for the phone was a 60-minute card and that’s twenty bucks. I probably would have gone somewhere else but I was down to two minutes at the time so I had no choice but to buy the card.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, I had some difficulty putting on the minutes. I usually call on the pay phones at work to add the minutes after I buy the card and usually, it is an automated message. Well, that day I used the pay phones up in front of the store and I couldn’t hear or understand what the customer service guy at Tracfone was saying when I went to add my minutes and the minutes didn’t add. I left the store and when I got to the pay phone by the jail, I tried it again. I got another representative and this time, I got the minutes added on.

And that was pretty much my Thanksgiving week. Hope everyone had a really good Thanksgiving and hopefully the rest of the weeks leading up to Christmas won’t be as hectic as the last week was for me.

The Premonition

Well, here I am at HCCC on this chilly Sunday night before I have to go to work which I am definitely not looking forward to, and this week is probably going to be the worst week yet because this week is Thanksgiving week, which means Black Friday, my sixth since I began working at Wally World. This week is very clearly not a week that I am looking forward to, but then again, I usually don’t look forward to going to work, especially not in the last two years.

Last night, I went back to Ilion Little Theater for the last performance of the play, “The 1940’s Radio Hour.” Of course that night things were slightly complicated. My sister’s car broke down and I ended up hiking out to the Stables that night and after the play, hiking back to Herkimer. As I have mentioned before in another blog, I used to commute on my own two feet between Ilion and Herkimer all the time back when I was living there. Usually it takes me between forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and weather conditions. On the way back though, I had to stop off at Subway when I got back into Herkimer, so I ended up getting home around midnight last night. Anyway, it was a lot of fun.

I don’t really know what my plans are for this week other than the obvious event which I have stated at the beginning of this blog. Both HCCC and the Basloe Library are closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday so I will probably have more time to work on my book. Also, depending on weather conditions, I am probably heading back to the Historical Society on Friday and I think that they are open on Saturdays starting this weekend until Christmas so I have a place to go and work on my book.

Usually, I use Black Friday as an excuse to go and get some DVD’s, especially since a lot of them are usually priced at about three or four bucks. I’m sure that they will have a lot of other things there that I need but can’t afford. One thing that I am probably going to miss is the pizza they give out afterwards because I am going to be off on Friday night. Beyond that, I’m not really going to miss too much.

Days Of My Life

And here’s my second blog for the day. Haven’t done a double feature in a while. I think that the last time was on my other site on Yahoo before I ended that site and came here. While my last entry had to deal with my latest addition to this site, this one has to do with what I have been doing the last two weeks, so anyway, here we go.

First off, I am at HCCC for the second day in a row and probably my last for at least a week because it’s supposed to snow over the weekend starting tonight, which really sucks. This is the first time I have been able to blog on here up at HCCC in a while because for some reason I could never get past the logging-in phase until I decided to comment on someone’s blog here on Blogger. I originally planned to go see “Transformers” here at HCCC because it is playing here today (right now as a matter of fact), but since I already have the DVD, I might as well not. I have some CD’s I have to return to the other library shortly after I’m done here. I have to renew some of ’em because I haven’t yet copied them to my laptop at home.

Yesterday, I had some splendid luck. After months of needless aggravation in trying to fix my profile on Myspace because a lot of my links were not working, I am pleased to report that I have finally got my Myspace back in working order so now people can view my pics as well as send me messages and friend invites and all that good stuff.

Now that it is November, it is starting to get colder. It snowed a couple of days last week but there was no accumilation except on the cars. Some days I walk home from the library and I am freezing so bad that I don’t want to go anywhere else except into my nice warm couch. My bed’s no good and I am trying to get rid of it. It’s coffee and cappuccino weather at last. And unfortunately, November also means that in two weeks, it’s going to be another Black Friday for me, my sixth since starting at Wally World. And since it’s on a Friday, I am probably going to miss out on the pizza they usually have afterwards because I’m off. But on the plus side, there’s also Thanksgiving.

Over the weekend, I went to the Ilion Little Theater Club’s latest play, “The 1940’s Radio Music Hour.” As I did when I went to the last play back in August, I went alone, but still it was really fun. It is actually a musical set during the old days of radio and it was really great to hear all the old 40’s tunes and radio commercials. I really had a great time there and I am glad I went. I am planning to go back next Saturday night. Hopefully it won’t snow too bad.

Once again, I have two more days to go and then I am off from work. The weekends are usually the only thing I look forward to nowadays even though I don’t really have anything to do except work on my book, which I am trying desperately to get done by January so I can get it to the publisher. Hopefully soon, that’ll change. Everything changes. And here ends another chapter in the soap opera that is my life.

I Love You…Tube

Throughout the last few months that I have been watching YouTube, I have come across some really funny, sometimes sexy, and just plain really great videos. Since I don’t have the technological means to make videos to post on there, I am considering that as a possible career move. I have heard that quite a few people have posted some videos that actually resulted in them becoming movie and TV stars. Forget going on “Survivor” or any of those shows. All you need is a video or digital camera, Internet access, and a dream.

Among my favorite videos on YouTube are basically cat videos. There are two series on YouTube that I love very much. One show is called “The Cat Diaries” and that is about two cats that are growing up from kittenhood up. That show is just so cute and I even like the opening credits before every episode. There’s also the show, “Mean Kitty.” I really love that one. It’s about this cat that likes to eat hands and get into all kinds of mischief.

In addition to cat videos, I have come across some really good music videos; some old commercials, including the first-ever Ronald McDonald commercials from the 60’s in which Ronald actually looked like a very creepy guy; and a racy perfume ad featuring Diddy. Some of these videos actually have given me some ideas as to the videos that I want to do once I obtain the ability to make videos and put them online.

There is one video that I actually consider to be my favorite video on YouTube (and it is the first video on the playlist) is a video called “Killer Cats” and it is basically a slideshow that contains funny pictures of cats with guns and other things and set to heavy metal music. It is actually a really funny video, and I simply cannot get enough of it.

Yep, you find lots of stuff on YouTube and I should seriously consider that the latest step in my evolution as a full-fledged Internet personality. It’s something for the future.