Today was completely insane in the deli, I couldn't put stuff out fast enough, becausepeople were emptying the shelves faster than I could fill them.
In addition, because everyone was at work, and the counter was full and people were rushing around bumping into eachother, tempers were on edge, so it wasn't the funnest day of the year. And it still pays the same as every other day.
Oh well.



Today the deli was even busier than the past few days...probably the 4th busiest day of the year, after Christmass Eve, the 4th of July, and New Year's Eve.



Have you ever worked with someone who talks all day long? It can eventually get fairly annoying. Today I listened to one of my co-workers pratle on all day, and I even heard her tell the same story, using almost the exact same words and phrases to 7 different people.


Day off.

Today I had most of the day off, so spent it in the basement building computer for my dad, and testing them and talking to friends.


...And some things should.

Like the music at Sunset. After 3 years, they're still playing the same 60 or so pop/soft rock songs over and over again.
And to make it even worse, they're also playing pop versions of Christmass carols (although not any religious ones, noooo, it has to be one of a dozen different versions of "Ruldolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "Jingle Bell Rock"), over and over and over again.

It is too much to ask for some of Bing Crosby's or Handel's Christmass music?!?

I guess so.

Kudos to David for letting me borrow his mp3 player, so I can have a brief respite during breaks. I've been listening to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, whose vibrant sound is a nice contrast to the droning of the speakers at work.
And if you haven't seen it yet, you should take the time to watch this awesome video of a house with Christmass lights set up to switch in time to "The Wizards of Winter," by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.


Some things never change....

Like Sunset. Ok, there were a couple small changes, like a couple new cases, to put the same old stuff in. And we got a new computer. Thrillsville. Though why we we need a 3.06 Ghz machine with 512 mb of RAM ,and an 80GB HD to print labels is beyond me.
It's better than the Windows 1985 BC computer though.
Oh well, it's a decent job that pays above the minimum wage, and they like me there, because I try to do a good job.
Unfortunately, no one of interest was there to talk to today.



Much to the amusement of my mother, I arrived tonight in O-hare airport almost at midnight in shorts. Because it was in the 60s at LAX. And about 17 at ORD.
But at least they had snow to welcome me home.




On a side note, I know I haven't been posting much recently, but I'm going to try to post once a day, even if it's just really short, starting next semester.


Nick reb cleaning out his boots


Me at the Confederate camp at the Moor Park Civil war reenactment. Posted by Picasa