This one is probably one of the few film scores that I really, really like. It was composed for the film adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s novel, “The Road”. The music fit in so perfectly with the scene and is just beautiful to listen. I like how it makes me feel sorrowful yet at the same time there’s like this sense of slight happiness when I listen to it.
From their debut album “Habits” comes this catchy song by the band Neon Trees. I don’t think they’re too well-known yet out there, but they’ve been receiving some airplay lately. I’ve yet to listen to the full album, but I really like this one song.
Oh oh I want some more Oh oh what are you waiting for Take a bite of my heart tonight.
Today was just mad frenzy everywhere. When I left the house this morning, our neighbourhood had been hit with a small blackout (lasted literally a few seconds only), and alarms were ringing NONSTOP. The blackouts set off the alarms that were set by other households while they were not at their homes, so they just kept ringing and ringing into the day. I usually bus to work out of convenience (and I like to think that I am being environmentally friendlier as well) and today the roads were just madness. At the intersection where my bus stop is, the lights were completely out due to the blackout and weren’t up yet.
I feel quite guilty for what happened next because it felt like I jinxed it. I was talking to a friend on the phone about the lights being down and whatnot and being the idiot I am, I played the “What if” game. “What if somebody crashed?” I asked. And then it actually happened a little while after I got off the phone. This BMW t-bones a Honda. Surprisingly, the Honda held up quite well while the hood/bumper of the BMW just compressed towards the windshield. Needless to say I ran over to check and make sure the driver of the cars and their occupants were okay, and thankfully there were other people around like store owners to come out as well. Thankfully the injuries seemed minimal, although the BMW was steaming out of its hood a lot. But yeah, I feel bad cause I felt like I jinxed the whole situation. I hope they are alright now.
Skip forward a couple hours. The workplace is hell today. It was probably one of the busiest days ever, and people were packed into each cashier lane. (By the way, I work as a part-time cashier. Although quitting is imminent.) The biggest problem was that when I scanned some items, some of them would come up the wrong prices, because the customers say that they should be cheaper than it says on the screen. And so, a cashier has to call somebody to check in situations like this, and that’s exactly what I did. What people can’t understand, and what pissed me off so much today, is that the other customers behind in the line think it is all your fault that they are waiting, and give me annoyed looks. Honestly, there’s nothing I could do except wait for the guy to check the prices and them being annoyed and pissed off at me does not help.
In some cases it fuels my rage. There was this one man today. Right off the bat, he was one of those people who you can tell are a dick. I was helping a woman find out the price for an item, and this man just starts spewing every possible swear he can, directing most of these comments and my “lack of service” and how he’s just waiting there. He starts throwing every swear out there, and even starts to insult my supervisor for being slow when she came to help the woman. His attitude just infuriated me so much. If he said that to me when I wasn’t working, I wouldn’t have let him get away with it. What a douchebag. Hope the groceries he bought were rotten or something.
In other news, this post turned out WAY longer then expected. Kudos to those of you who actually read the entire thing. You are awesome. Internet high five!
One of those panoramic jigsaw puzzles. I want to build together a cityscape picture and be able to frame my accomplishments if I am successful in completing it. It’s really quite troublesome to find one because I honestly have no clue where to even begin looking for such a puzzle.Admittedly, I have even tried looking through Toys R Us but to no prevail. The majority of them were puzzles for children. The closest I’ve come to a cityscape puzzle was one of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but I’d honestly prefer one of a Canadian city, like Vancouver, Toronto, maybe even New York City.
Or perhaps I’m asking for a puzzle that just doesn’t exist. I blame myself for having random compulsions to do things like this though. I know most of you probably think this is so lame, but I guess I’m just awesome that way.
I don’t usually take a lot of pictures and I have the curse of not being very photogenic. Which is rather unfortunate for you.
3. What kind of music would you recommend?
I consider my own music taste to be quite eclectic and everybody likes different things so it’s hard to say I guess. It would probably help if I knew what kind of music you enjoy listening to.
4. What other blogs do you like and would recommend?
Probably my most visited ones:
The World We Live In (beautiful photographs from around the world) Hey Vancouver (what’s not to love about living in this gorgeous city?) Great Showdowns (I like his illustrations and the idea behind the blog) Lizbee (she posts rad music and leads an interesting life to say the least!) Mike Mitchell (the man behind “Team Coco” poster; great artist) Lyrics Quote (little quotes from songs made into neat pictures)
I enjoy a lot of the visual and audio Tumblrs as you can see from above. There’s also a lot of other cooler people that I follow though. Sorry you did not get mentioned. These were just the first ones I thought of when I read the question.
5. Why is Lady Gaga so weird?
The answer for this question eludes me too. I can’t say I am fan of her’s, sorry.
1. It bothers me when you ask a customer if they will need any plastic bags for their groceries and the conversation goes a little like this:
Me: Will you be needing any bags today? Customer: Hmm yeah I think I’ll need about 3 or 4. Me: Okay … so is that 3 bags or 4 bags? Customer: Yeah. Me: (Major WTF moment inside my head right now) Let’s start you off with 3. Customer: Actually I think 4 would be best. Me:
2. An elderly lady came through with a cartload of groceries and as I was scanning we made some small talk. Near the end of the scanning, a girl comes over and helps the lady pack the items into bags. The woman then introduces me to the girl as her granddaughter and tells her that I’m so nice. I took it as a compliment although it felt a little weird because I’m not used to be called a nice guy.
3. I asked a customer if they would be interested in purchasing one of our store’s weekly promotion for an item, and I swear he replied in the exact manner as Russell Peters imitates in this video (at 0:30). I thought it was hilarious.
When my dad last visited, we checked out some CD’s together one day and he bought me Kenny G’s latest album, “Heart and Soul”. My dad is quite a fan of Kenny G’s wondrously smooth saxophone playing, and insisted that I should give his music a listen. So we ended up buying the CD and I found that I really enjoy the jazzy tunes that Kenny G plays. This title track is probably my favorite off the album.
Currently weighing my options right now. I mean, Scott Pilgrim looks really neat with its visual effects and has been well-received. The Expendables on the other hand has all the classic action legends packed into one ass-kicking movie but ratings are slightly poorer for it. Which one should I watch (first)?
Today’s song is brought to you by sadness and heartache. Not that I am feeling any of those things, but this song is just so hauntingly beautiful and had to be shared. The song itself comes from Allison Sudol’s debut album, “One Cell In The Sea” for those who are interested. I’m sure most of you would agree that this song pulls some serious heartstrings.
I scanned three boxes of douches. It totally took me by surprise when I was just normally scanning some boxes then on my item/price screen it says “douche” for each one of them. I had a huge “WTF?” moment and was wondering why the hell my screen was calling me a douche until I realized what I had just scanned. Good thing it didn’t get awkward with the customer though.
So yeah, it was a pretty interesting work day. Now to sit back and take it easy for the rest of the night.
My job is so fucking unbelievable. I’ll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work with:
First, there is this supermodel wanna-be chick. Yeah, okay, she is pretty hot, but damn is she completely useless. The girl is constantly fixing her hair or putting on make-up. She is extremely self-centred and has never once considered the needs or wants of anyone but herself. She is as dumb as a box of rocks, and I still find it surprising that she has enough brain power to continue to breathe.
The next chick is completely the opposite. She might even be one of the smartest people on the planet. Her career opportunities are endless, and yet she is here with us. She is a zero on a scale of 1 to 10. I’m not sure she even showers, much less shaves her “womanly” parts. I think she might be a lesbian, because every time we drive by the hardware store she moans like a cat in heat.
But the jewel of the crowd has got to be the fucking stoner. And this guy is more than just your average pothead. In fact, he is baked before he comes to work, during work, and I’m sure after work. He probably hasn’t been sober any time in the last ten years, and he’s only 22. He dresses like a beatnik throwback from the 1960’s, and to make things worse, he brings his big fucking dog to work. Every fucking day I have to look at this huge Great Dane walk around half-stoned from the second-hand smoke. Hell, sometimes I even think it’s trying to talk with its constant bellowing. Also, both of them are constantly hungry, requiring multiple stops to McDonald’s and Burger King, every single fucking day.
Anyway, I drive these fucktards around in my van and we solve mysteries and shit.
Some might say that this song is perhaps one of The Fray’s lesser known works, but the song is just incredible in my opinion. For those of you interested, the song is from their debut album “How to Save a Life”.
There now, steady love, so few come and don’t go Will you won’t you, be the one I always know When I’m losing my control, the city spins around You’re the only one who knows, you slow it down.
Eh, I’m actually going to do a blog post. Since it’s been a while. And a rarity.
So I went out with my friends today and we decided to go bowling. It’s funny, we were all stoked to go out and bowl some good ones, but we ended up failing. Hard. I honestly wish that I have a picture of the aftermath of our game to post up here, but the thought of doing so didn’t occur to us then. Our scores overall probably averaged less than 100 haha. Yes. We were just that awesome.
My bowling ball rolled into the gutter quite a few times, it was disappointing. But for the four times I rolled a gutter ball on the first part of my turn, I would then proceed to somehow hit all 10 pins in my second attempt and spare that round. Call it luck or skill, I have no clue whatsoever. I’d like to think that it was the latter though. The most hilarious part was probably when I got the first strike of the game (out of nowhere might I add) and then the rest of my friends each got a strike as well on their following turns. We laughed our asses off at our random hot streak. It quickly ended when it got back to my turn though.
Oh well, today wasn’t our best game, but the $3 spent was definitely worth the laughs. Perhaps next time I should use one of these bad boys and risk the chance of looking like an idiot and kick everyone’s ass.