Things have been interesting, yet boring, this holiday weekend. Thanks to my new laptop that was purchased on Black Friday, I have the opportunity to lie here naked in my bed and type to you about it. Seriously.
Thursday, I enjoyed the typical Thanksgiving dinner with the usual suspects. It’s almost like you can take the same conversation from 1990, and replay it now, save for a few fill-in-the-blanks with what’s going on in your life. When around family during holidays, there’s almost a script you follow. During these times, everyone does their best to get along, so topics that could potentially offend anyone are swept under the rug, leaving only the most banal and boring subjects. I enjoy time with my family, and remeniscing about the old days is nice, but more stimulating conversation wouldn’t hurt.
Friday, I woke up at 3 a.m. to prepare myself for Black Friday festivities. I would never wake up at that hour to shop, unless the deals knocked my socks off. I had to work that God-awful morning. I worked an 11 hour shift, but it wasn’t that bad. The day went by fast since a constant stream of customers came to my register. The store provided pizza for us, which made lunch enjoyable. By the time my shift was supposed to be over, the managers got backed up and I stayed for an additional hour. My ability to be a team player got me a gift certificate to Quaker Steak and lube from the store’s GM. That will come in handy, since I go there every so often to expand my waistline at their lunch buffet.
During work, I checked out a man named Richard Comfort. He handed me his credit card and it took everything I had inside to stop from laughing. Illiciting a half-smile for the entire time he was in my presence, I finished the job, then began laughing histerically. I had worked for several hours at that point and was just looking for something to laugh at. He truly has an awesome name. If I were him, I’d hit on women using these lines all the time:
“Hey baby, you know what you need? Dick Comfort.”
“I’ll give you the dick comfort.”
“Are you sad? I give you comfort…Dick Comfort.”
I’m pretty sure any variation you could think of would work with that name. Thinking about it now still gives me a chuckle. I’m so mature.
So I haven’t updated in like a month. That’s only because not many exciting things have been going on.
Today, I had lunch with a few friends and discussed the state of our careers. Two of us are working in retail until we find something in our field, and the other is graduating from college in December with no idea of what he wants to do when he grows up. I know what I want to do, but just don’t have the contacts in this area to do it, nor the money to move to a place where I have contacts.
The retail job is going all right. I have a feeling they will keep me after the holidays, but who knows? I’m putting on the old Muldowney charm to the co-workers and managers, so I think they like me. We always joke around with each other, and that’s a good sign. Not that I want to stay there for much longer, but it’s a source of income, and though it’s not much, its still something.
My co-workers are all girls ranging in age from 16-19. I feel like an old loser working there, but some of the chicks are hot. I enjoy looking at them, even the youngins.
I finally got paid for the Hockey promotion I did in October. Seeing that check made every annoyance I put up with for those three weeks worth it. There might even be another promotion in my future. I hope, since it pays so well.
I’ve also been putting together ideas for a screenplay. I want to start writing again on a regular basis, and I think this is the perfect way to do it. Even if the writing completely blows, it will be a start, and gives me a chance to improve.
I can’t beleive its Thanksgiving already. It seems like it was just summer. This year has flown by even faster than the last one. I’m looking forward to 2006, since the latter half of 2005 has been shitty overall. I’ve actually been waiting for the holidays for a while, since I’ve been prematurely listening to Christmas music since October.
Sorry for the non-comedic nature of this entry. I just wanted to give a quick update and put something on here since it’s been a month. If you don’t like it, you can eat a bowl of dick.
All my best,