4.22.2007

Oy Oy Oy...

Wow, there is so much going on right now, and I'm so caffeinated that I feel like typing for the next 45 minutes....



The store I'm currently working at, is losing yet more people. Will, the manager is hiring 3 people that all start next week, and you'd think that that would help us get fully staffed, but over the course of 2 weeks, we're losing 5 people. Marilyn's last day was last Wednesday, Edel's last day was today, then there are 3 more people who are leaving in the next week! Sergio quit like 2 weeks ago (and apparently got arrested for driving without a license last week), so we're a mix of really experienced people, and a whole lot of newbies. One of the problems I see is that because there's such a high turnover for some reason at this store, we're desperate to keep the people that we do have, so they're never going to get fired. One of the people who is leaving was transferring in, but her store said, "Oh, wait, we need her back..." Apparently they didn't have enough shift supervisors.



Last night, Jess & I went to a concert-y type thing. We went to see this band Red Car that her friend Victoria is obsessed with, and we showed up early enough to catch the 22 groups before them. Now this was all well and good except I had been up since 8am, so I was already tired, and making me even more tired was the prospect of the fact that I had to open this morning, at 5 am. So I got 4 hours of sleep last night (hence being caffeinated).



The bands last night were good. I bought the CD of one girl, Michelle Featherstone. She was really good. The girl who came after her was really fun too, but I can't remember her name, and it's kinda annoying me. Red Car was a lot of fun, but they were really really loud. Where we saw them all, at the Hotel Cafe, is a really small venue, and they had the guitar turned up so loud it was drowning out the other instruments a bit, and the singer was trying to get up over the guitar. At one point they mentioned the fact that they had considered doing the show acoustically, and I kinda wish they had. It wouldn't have been as loud, and then I think the music would have been more even in sound volume. The cool part is that for a good number of their songs they had a strings section. And I mean a whole section: they had 2 violins and a cello. it was really cool and added a whole different feel to the music. I really liked it.



I finished reading this book about a week ago called The Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey. Oh. My. God. This book was insane. it's all about this guy who gets attacked by a serial killer, and instead of succumbing, he kills the serial killer. he's curious, so he searches the guy and finds an invitation to a club of serial killers: where they all get together, talk about kills, make sure they're not targeting the same victim, talk about what caused them to become serial killers. It's completely gruesome and absorbing. It's like an, "I can't believe they're doing that!" reaction. The main character is by turns both completely annoying and sleazy and then turns witty and fascinating. I'm not going to tell you the rest of what happens, it's great though. I love it... It'd make a great Showtime or HBO TV series...




Question of the Day: Why am I so hyper?

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