December 14th, 2012

Everything Happened a Day Ago

In comparison to yesterday, today has been rather pathetic. I slept in 'til 1:30, went about normal beginning-of-the-day things until 2, and have spent about the remaining four and a half hours playing Gravity Rush. I work a closing shift tonight, so even if I had the money, I'd rather wait until tomorrow to go back to Walmart, and this is only the first day of another four. Laura is the closing manager for all of them, so at least that's different, but I'm especially dreading Sunday and Monday, as I don't want to be stressed out two days in a row about trying to get all of the dishes caught up in time. Back on Wednesday, James said that he and Tom were able to have everything done by 12:30 on Tuesday even though Tom apparently had about as large a pile of dishes as I did, and then we were there until a couple minutes after 1, so... no. I try, but the same thing has happened three times now, which is intensely frustrating. To make it even better, Mary has now started assigning people to specific positions on the schedule. For whatever reason, despite Tom being done at 12 tonight, he's supposed to be on drive through 'til then, with me taking over it for the last three hours, so... not only will Laura have to count an extra till, but I'll have to rely on Tom to get all / as many of the dishes caught up, since I stock and clean the drive through area when I'm scheduled to work down there, which takes an average of half an hour. Maybe that would be fair if I was scheduled to be on it from 8 - midnight tomorrow, essentially having Tom and I take turns, one might argue, but no. I work 8 - 12, but at least for the moment will be on line. Brilliant, Mary. It's no secret that you don't like Tom, but is there some reason this schedule isn't the same as the previous one? Last week's made more sense.

In any case, I suppose it still works. Four hours of being on line, and three hours of being on drive through, starting at the time of the night that usually seems to take the longest to pass. I don't know what I'll do with my extra three hours tomorrow, but should I have the desire, I might walk out to Walmart for a chocolate letter "I". That, or I'll do what I planned to last week, and walk straight home, stopping at 7-11 and maybe Tim Hortons along the way. Three hours isn't alot of time when I'm just sitting at home relaxing though, so I'd like to find something a little more involved. I didn't go to Sobeys last night after all, so I could try to do that, as I used to do on the way home from work when they were open 24 hours on a regular basis, but upon checking my money yesterday (which was the main reason for deciding not to go), I found that I have only $30. Surely enough for a trip to Sobeys and a couple visits to 7-11, but not quite enough to make walking out to Walmart practical. Why did I have to let Tom borrow $40? I could have $70 now had I told him "No", but... perhaps that'll work out too. Between that, which should be paid back next Friday, and the minimum payment on that $500 I asked Manoah for, I'll have an extra $60 by the end of next week. There's really no point to going out to Walmart yet anyway. As noted yesterday, they didn't have either of the things I wanted, and I could probably get one of those chocolate letters from Giant Tiger, since they had them a couple years ago.

In unrelated news, I received two more pieces of mail today. One was the Japanese guide for Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time that I bought on eBay, and the other is an envelope containing (since I have reason to open it now)... well, it looks like a birthday card from Aunt Carol and Uncle Brent, but it is actually from Aunt Patty and Uncle Rob. Alright. I can't help but feel that I'm a little sensitive about all of that today. It's not that my birthday was just yesterday (I'm 28 now... yay?), but more things with friends brought on by yesterday.

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Unfortunately, while I may want to continue the above train of thought, I don't intend to be late for work tonight, and as such need to get ready to leave right now. It might be more of a long night, because I went to bed at ~4am yesterday, even though I didn't need to get up early this afternoon, but come what may and all that. As noted back at the beginning of this entry, I spent quite a bit of time playing Gravity Rush today, and am really enjoying it. The camera controls in conjunction with tilt sensing is something I still haven't gotten used to, and some of the areas are a bit difficult to find all of the pickups in, but I do like it. I only hope that if DJMAX Technika Tune arrives next week, I can find some balance between the two. Then all I'll need is to get back into Paper Mario: Sticker Star...