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April 2006
Tue, Apr. 18th, 2006 02:13 pm
Movie Meme. It says if you get over 70 you have no life. Um, I've seen 106. WOO! Movie MemeCollapse )


Sun, Apr. 16th, 2006 12:28 pm

You all know you want to know how my typical day goes: Mike's Typical WDS DayCollapse )

Since this is now Sunday as this is being posted, and I forgot to finish it on Tuesday, I'll just post this much. It's kinda boring anyway. So yay for that.


Wed, Apr. 12th, 2006 02:41 pm

Work yesterday was a good day. I was pretty tired when I got home though. So I cracked open a beer and hung out with Aaron for a bit.

After a while, I was in my room, just sorta surfin around the net, trying to find something to watch. I was hunting on iTunes, when I remembered reading about the very first feature length movie available for download legally on iTunes. Now, not wanting history to pass me buy, I felt I should purchase it, so that I can say that I downloaded the first movie ever, blah blah blah.

OK, so that's a lie. I really wanted to see it. It's called High School Musical. So I bought it on iTunes, and then sat Aaron and Seth down to watch it with me on the TV. It was so so so so cute. It's one of those movies that, when asked in public around people you don't know, you would betray it by saying, "Pfft... oh that movie? No way, I'd never watch that." Directly afterward though, you would run home, clutch it in your arms and say, "I'M SORRY!! I'M SO SO SORRY!!"

It doesn't come out on DVD until May 28th, and it is only available on iTunes for $9.99 right now. But if you want a totally cute, totally campy musical, seriously - watch High School Musical.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be... um.... watching football and um... yea... footba.....

*runs off singing* no no NO! Stick to the stuff you know-woooh-ohhhh

Current Mood: dorky dorky


Tue, Apr. 11th, 2006 11:14 am
So, I'm working on a 'day-in-the-life' update from work... cause I know you guys are just DYING to know about tech-support, hehe. But I just had to put this up... I was reading an article on the most 'controversial' video game ads in GamePro. Here is the link... take a notice at the first ad. I remember looking at that ad for hours on end. I, of course, discarded the left had side of the page... no need for that. Ahh, memories.

Current Location: Work
Current Music: Donna Summer - Bad Girls


Mon, Apr. 10th, 2006 07:53 am
Today is the 10th! This is a normal day, but it also means that since I have showed up on time to all of my shifts for over a month, I get a nice bonus on my next check! WOO! This is very exciting to me!

So yesterday I decided, in homage to Kingdom Hearts II, wear black and white bands around my middle and index fingers. I am going to do this until I beat the game (so, figure about 2 1/2 years, if we use the 'Mike trying to beat KH1' timeline.... damn you Kurt Zisa!!) Does this make me a total nerd? Uhh, yea. Proud of it!

Work has been like an ocean of business (is that right, for busy-ness? Oh well.). It's busy for like, 2 hours, and then it's like a ghost town for an hour. Then it's like, 100,000,000 million calls, then it's like, 3 calls. Schitzo queue. That's what I call it.

So I have no real point to this update other than the above. I'm gonna go sit and wait for another call to come in now.

Current Location: Work
Current Music: With Or Without You - U2


Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006 05:33 pm
So Lin-da-say came over last night and we watched Rent. I love the alternate ending so much.

It's like opening up a tub of margarine, and discovering that you are the first one to use it. Slowly lowering your butter knife into that perfect whipped crown and slowly dragging it across it's surface, pretending you are in a commercial, saying aloud how creamy and smooth it tastes.

That's what the alternate ending is like.

And that is really all I have to say. And yes, I was just looking for an excuse to make that metaphor, thankyouverymuch.

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: anxious anxious


Sun, Mar. 26th, 2006 05:31 pm
Nice Sunday today. Not too many calls, which I love. Makes the day seem so much nicer when I don't have to talk to 800 people about how Activesync doesn't work.

Weekend was good, Lance, Steph, and I went and saw 'Private Lives' last night, a very entertaining show set in the 20's. My stomach was sort of wonky off and on, but some soda helped that a bit. Afterward we had food at the Hurricane, watched Skydiving videos and Drawn Together. Mucho funo.

Other than that, weekend was nice. Tried to catch up on sleep, but I can't seem to get on top of it. I am going to try and go to bed early tonight and see if that helps.

I should find out the results of my shift bid tomorrow. I am excited to find out what shift I will be getting.

So, that's really all I can think of. Boring, I know. :)


Tue, Mar. 21st, 2006 05:02 pm
Yay for work. (kind of).

It's been a very up and down day. This morning I felt like death slightly toasted over a wheat cracker. I would have given anything to sleep in and not go to work today, but I'm working on my attendance here (plus, I get $300 on my next check if I have perfect attendance over the next 4 weeks, so that's a nice incentive). Calls this morning were bad and good, off and on. Had a team meeting, which was nice, very productive. Also had a one on one, where my boss pretty much told me that I will be moving 'up' soon (not sure if this is good or bad). We are moving 20+ people out of my center, and hiring like, 25 more, so that gives me almost instant senority in the pooled center, which will be nice. I can not wait to go home today though.

We watched "28 Days" last night, cute movie. Also watched my fix of "Deal or No Deal", which I don't care what anyone says, that is a good show. Howie Mandel is probably beside himself, he has a career again!!

So... um... I am gonna go drink like, 3 more bottles of water (I've already had like, 5 today) and finish up work. One more hour to go!

Current Mood: working working


Sun, Mar. 19th, 2006 04:58 pm

So yea, again, not updating for a while. I'm bad. But now I downloaded Semagic at work, so there is some incentive.

Speaking of work, that's where I am right now! WOO! Not really. We've had like, 5 people quit in the last week, and it's going to kill our service levels. But that stuff is boring, who cares.

I got a new TV! YAY! It's a 92'' HDTV Projector (Optima DV10) and it came with a nice 92" screen to display it on. It looks awesome in the living room. Watching movies is the coolest now, cause it's like having my very own theater. Now I just have to get some nice speakers to go along with it, but that may be a while. I got an AMAZING deal on the projector and screen (cause I is broke). Like, so good of a deal, that I had to wait over 20 minutes for a manager at the store to validate what I was getting for the cost, because they thought that I was bluffing or something. The salesman was really pissed at me, because it meant that he wasn't getting any commission or anything, and he was like, "Um, you have to come back and buy something from me later, because I made this happen for you." I was like, "Um, nothing. I found a link on your site that clearly marked this price, and you will give it to me or I will devour your soul." It still meant that I didn't have money for like, 2 weeks, but it was worth it.

Hmmm, what else what else what else. Work mostly. And some stuff inbetween.

lantsenLance and stuffyr7Steph came up this last weekend, and we went to the Children's Theater, we saw "Peter and the Wolf" and "The Devil and Daniel Webster". Really good shows, I liked "The Devil" better though, more mature theme and really really good acting. Is it bad that I want to totally get some of the actors phone numbers after the show? Like, "Hey Jabez Stone... you looked good up there. Can you autograph my program with your number?" (And no, the actors are not children, they are adults, pervs... some pretty hot adults I might add).

I went to Omaha a while back to visit a good friend of mine, which was a lot of fun. Omaha reminds me a lot of Spokane in a lot of ways, weather, size, people... it was almost kinda funny walking around town going, "Wow, it's just like Spokane, only with big train buildings and a lot of farmers." It was a great trip though, and a nice break from work.

Fun stuff on the horizon... um, well, it's March now, and my 'fake' birthday came and went. I didn't even realize it was my 'birthday' (for those that don't know, my driver's license is wrong. Instead of 5/3/83 [my real b-day], they put 3/5/82) until someone said, "Oh, happy birthday!" when they looked at my ID. It's still weird to think that I will be 24 in May. Ehh. One year a way from being able to rent a car.

I have an urge to take a totally random trip. Like, blow my next check on something really stupid, like last minute airfare to Europe for as cheap as I can find it, and go to Amsterdam. Who knows, maybe I will (yea right).

So, with that, I go to my last break of the day.

Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music: Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie


Tue, Jan. 31st, 2006 08:30 am

Ahh, the last day of January. It's such a special day. Not really.

So I am sitting in work. It's an hour and a half until our T-Mobile queue opens up, so it's not too busy at the moment, but that will change at 10:00, no doubt. It's going to take me a bit to get used to 10 hour days. Plus, the fact that I worked M-F last week, and then only got one day off before working 4 10 hour shifts doesn't make it any easier. Other than that, work is going well.

Last night, upsidedownlemur and I went on a hot date. :) We ate dinner at the Fox Sports Grill where I had some really good (but very spicy) Orange Chicken. Then we went and saw "The Matador" with Pierce Brosnan. Cute movie. Had some really good dialogue. Then we walked back to the Ferry Terminal where we bumped into littlelou's mom and gang, then hung out at McDonalds, ate french fries, and talked about old 80's TV shows and doing drag. It was very random, and very fun!

2 days of work left until my weekend, and I am very very excited. I'm going to sleep, like, the whole time! It will be awesome!

So that's just a little update. Hope all is well with everyone out there in LJ land!

Oh, and in case you are wondering, the title of this post should ensure that song gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Hey, if I am stuck with it, then you have to as well.