Odd Transformations 10, and a BIG bucket of posting...

My dream this morning:

I was on a reality Survivor-ish show, although it was set in a ritzy house, with a swimming pool in the back.

However, I was not Jago. Or rather, I was Jago, but I was playing a character, Eduardo. I was trying to fake being European, and not doing a very good job of it.

Not that it mattered. No matter how horrible my character of Eduardo was (not responding to the name, losing my accent, etc.), people didn't clue into the fact that I was not who I said I was.

What I SHOULD have done after having this dream at 6 in the morning was come out to my computer and flesh it out totally.

As it was, with D! on my couch these days, I decided to wait for a more convenient hour.

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I'm currently in charge of the store, while Tom is on vacation.

Tyler no longer works for us. Last weekend, during my four day weekend (due to Tom working my regular shifts so he could leave on Friday), Tyler didn't show up to work.

Tom tried calling him, but never got an answer. When he did get through to Tyler, he was hung up upon.

Three days later, Tyler calls in. Too late, boy. You've been terminated.

So, we have two new part-timers. Anthony's from Capilano, and is a hard worker, although he's not that bright.

And, for some reason, he paints his eyebrows. Seriously.

He looks like a cross between a Groucho Marx without a sense of humour, and some old lady trying to reclaim her youth. It's pretty scary.

The other is Cody, who seems to be a good enough worker. He's doing evening shifts only.

I'm currently running the store, as Tom's on vacation. Which means now I can't get a hold of him for an entire week. WHEE!

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On Friday, I went to an animation festival with Dev, D!, Canton, Marauder and Elimination. It was very fun stuff.

I found out that Don Hertzfeldt is one demented puppy. Of course, I have seen Rejected, his cartoon about being rejected by different media outlets, and how the cartoons spiral out of control. But Billy's Balloon was TWISTED!

Plus, seeing cartoons talk about the ultra mysterious third dimension was great.

"It's like I'm actually TOUCHING you!!!"

My favourite movies in the festival were Japan's Mt. Head and Germany's Das Rad

These movies have to be seen to be believed. Amazing stuff. It was definitely worth the eight bucks.

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I turn 27 tomorrow.



Painful day today...

It started off yesterday (Yes, the day is two days long...) when I came into work.

I had Saturday off, and so my key was given to Tyler. Since he tends to show up either right at the time the store opens, or later, I showed up about five minutes before the store opened.

Tyler was there, opening the store. I go to the back room and turn on the lights. I notice that the back door is unlocked. Not a good thing.

I go to the till, and Tyler tells me, "By the way, Tom made the float $400 again. Just so you know."

I open the till.

"Um, Tyler. This ISN'T $400."

I count the cash. $207. A far cry from a $400 float.

Great. Back door unlocked, money missing from the till.

I try to get a hold of Tom. Of course, I can't.

Today, when I get into work, after sleeping in and then forgetting my wallet (and, therfore, my bus pass) in my room, I finally get a hold of Tom.

Yup. Looks like someone stole money from the till. Either one of the guys who works at my store, or someone with a copy of the store key.

Not looking good.

I have the guys fill out reports of what they did from the time the store closed on Saturday until Sunday morning, as per Mitch's orders.

So, bad enough day, yes?

If it weren't for me not getting out of the store on time, because of razzinfrazzin' customers interrupting my cashing out.

Then, on my way to run home to get my wallet, I wait twenty-five minutes for a bus that SHOULD come every fifteen...

So I get to the book club about a half hour late. Granted, it's what really calmed me down today. Nothing like talking about reading with a whole bunch of friends.

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In other news, D! has moved in with me for a month while his place is being renovated.

It's pretty cool having a roommate again, although it's not really an apartment for two.

It should be fun for February, mind you...