Sunday, June 13, 2004

I think I just chinned myself in the knee...

Dilbert Comic

tomorrow commences the work at radioshack in the mall.
i'm there from noon-9 all the weekdays this week.

just for those wondering the location of RadioShack:
Girls: It's across from Deb, near Sears
Guys: Above the minigolf place, across from gamestop

so i'll be there a lot. meh. 45 hours will be worth a lot of money... and FOOD COURT!!!

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

I'm stepping throught the door... and i'm floating in a most-a peculiar waaayyyyy

okay, here's the shakedown...

i went to lombard (45mins-1hr away) so i could got to the RadioShack District Office. There i just signed some paperwork, received the little rule books, including dress code (dress shirt in white or light blue UNLESS it's embroidered with the radioshack logo... weird) i also got my temporary nametag (this way i'll never forget my name)

also, next week i'll be working from noon-nine mon-fri... this won't be usual, it's just for training purposes. i hope i get a long lunch break. (what? DDR? what? sbarro? what? subway? what?) so i won't be around a lot in the upcoming week

but now i'm tired, and too lazy to sign my name creatively.

wait a minute,

Can you put your hand in your head? OH NO!!! Now you put you head in your hands OH NO!!

snap a diddle,

i gotta go to lombard today. That's where the District Office of RadioShack is. they called me when i was sleeping at 9 this morning. my mom came in and said "Nate, wake up, RadioShack is on the phone" i didn't really believe her, but i got up anyways. i couldn't even handle regular speach patterns until i picked up the phone. then i was very perky and upbeat. i don't know how i did it. I guess i have to go there for a orientation type thingy whatsit. all this driving for one little job. sheebees. The second the location in Batavia on Randall opens up i'm there.

Drug test came back fine... i'm clean

i felt sick last night, but i'm fine now... it gave me time to sit back and do some reading. I finished Prey by Michael Crichton (CRICH-TON!!! sigh, remis is probably the only person that will get that). Pretty much a swarm of nanomolecules are growing smart, and growing deadly, can kill humans, can't be controlled or shot, can mimic human beings, as well as see better than any human. oh, and they evolve every few hours or so. Now i'm probably going to start reading Everything's Eventual by Stephen King. It's a collection of 14 dark tales from King. Sound weird and creepy. And i like it.... the cover has like blood exploding from a wine glass and on a napkin "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE HELP" written in blood. very w00t. i'm gonna have nightmares for the next three years, i know it.

so, how does everybody like the new blog layout? i find it very aerodynamic and very, may i say, SEXY. it features exclusive POSTERATOR technology. that just means the post boxes are kinda narrow so it makes my posts look longer than they are. w00t.

that's all i got for now...

~Juan Pablo Montoya

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

The Hierarchy of Zombies

Have you ever how the hierarchy of Zombies work?
I mean, how do you get to be Head Zombie? By killing off all the undead ones? Do Zombies come back to life after you kill them?
Somehow the zombies wearing pants are considered the head zombies.

Video games institued a few ground rules of figuring out the hierachy of various Dead and Undead, Holy and Evil, Human or Other Creatures

  • Does it have a weapon? If not, then you have yourself a grunt. Also known as a meatshield

  • Is it short? If so, you have yourself a creature that moves FAST.

  • All hierarchies can be broken down into 3 basic levels... Grunts, Soldiers, and Sergeants. Grunts are weak, Soldier have minimal armor and weaponry, Sergeants are usually alone and well armed

  • If the creature in question is huge AND not earth-shatteringly stupid, you have yourself a general. Usually not a good thing.

  • Huge and earth shatteringly stupid people are just used for 2 things: PUSHING, and STOMPING, as well as moonlighting as Building Demolition. Usually have a glaring weak point that's probably bright red, or flashing, or your auto-target aims right for it

  • if you couldn't tell, i'm bored out of my mind right now.

    I like to eat, eat, eat, eeples and baneenees.

    new comic.... I'M A VERB NOW!!

    anyhoo, since it's gonna be a loooong summer, how's about i put up some links of my favorite comic strips from the sunday funnies (actually, it's everyday, and i've never called them the funnies)


    wow. that took a lot of effort to put all those links up. maybe i'll go eat some Cheese N' Cracker combos... i wub combos...

    Monday, June 07, 2004

    How Now Brown Cow?

    Oh snap daggit... gamestop doesn't want me... :*(

    i'll get over it

    so now i'm with radioshack, and i'm starting to warm up to the idea. i mean, i get $5.50 PLUS commision, and if i do well i can easily get over $10 an hour. and if i work 20 hours a week... well you do the math. of course, i had to take the mandatory drug test today. an hour to aurora, and hour and a half in the waiting room, and an hour home. all this just so i could pee in a cup. The cup was kinda spiffy... it had a fishtank thermometer on it. if anybody is interested on what temperature my urine was, feel free to message me. I felt like a juvie the whole time. I had to empty my pockets, and i couldn't flush the toilet or use the sink in the washroom. the nurse had to do the flushing. i've never drank or done drugs, so this felt very awkward.

    On the way home, i had a large vanilla shake from steak n' shake WITH HOT FUDGE ON IT!!! it was so good i almost puked. oh, and the onion rings were too hot. ouchies.

    Then the school called while i was on my adventure, apparently they can't fit in govt. 2nd semester. i might take that over the summer and open up a study hall... maybe 10th hr??? WAIVER CHINK!!

    La porta รจ fatta di minestra, e devo partire prima che io il suolo i miei indumenti intimi con bene le cioccolate
    (HINT: it's in Italian)


    Saturday, June 05, 2004

    BISMILAH! We will not let you go! LET ME GO!!

    okay, i ate at buds. gonna watch scary movie 3 now. w00t.

    now that i think about it, i don't know if i really want to work at radio shack. what with the commute, and the shoving of cell phones down people's throats. i REALLY want gamestop to hire me. but if they don't, well it's transistors and howie long for me.

    meh i say! meh!

    oh, Neopets might be very cutesy, and kiddy, but there are a lot of really fun games on there. and teh animals r teh CYOOTS!!!! i mean, uh, fun games.. yup... just fun games. i'm currently hooked on "Zurroball" (click the ball millions of times)

    what did the orange say to the spotted banana?
    ADIOS!!(or something like that :p)

    It's like that Dobbie Brothers song, except, like, without the whole money for nothing thing.


    Today i had an interview at gamestop (w00t) and an interview at radio shack (also w00t). radio shack is willing to let me work at the charlestown mall (kinda w00t) or north aurora locations. i'm not into that whole, uh, getting shot thing so i'd be leaning towards charlestown. monday i'll get the word on wheter i'll be accepted by gamestop. i'd rather work at gamestop. it's closer, i already know some people there, i'd know people who come in, i wouldn't have to know about transistors, etc etc etc. I don't know if i could stand constantly having to shove cell-phone plans down peoples throats, but the gadgets at radio-shack are nice.

    that's all i got, i think i'm going to eat at T.F. Boonie's tonight (heh, i ate there with lissa last night)

    and people, don't be scared to leave comments.. they don't bite.

    Thursday, June 03, 2004

    The phone goes GREEN GREEN GREEN so I PINK it up and say YELLOW

    blog has a new format now, and convenientlty i have google ads that' i never see the money from.
    here are some cool sites that were just on the google ad right now:
    Kilts by Kilt Store
    The Scotland Yard

    anyhoo, finals are over, i did rather well on them, and maintained b's and up in my classes (exccept for driver's ed, but we won't talk about that)

    the job search is hitting full swing. After a joke final day (study hall, personal fitness. "What muscle is used during a Bicep Curl?") i hit the pavement on a job hunt. After electronically applying at Target (slow comp+sticky shift and enter keys make natey angry) i saw a "NOW HIRING" sign in the Radio Shack window. i swing by and find out that there is a hiring fair that night at the Radio Shack at Charlestowne Mall. Afterwards, i swing by gamestop with an app i've had completed for a few weeks now. Jim there told me to come in thursday for an interview (SCORE!) and i walk out happy.

    That night, i got all dressed up (shirt and tie!! AAH!!)and go to radio shack in the charlestowne mall. 2 other guys showed up, both in their 20's. it's very weird being the only guy there who hasn't even graduated high school yet. anyhoo, the manager there gave a brief interview which wasn't too bad. What was bad was the follow up questions she had. I got on the topic of spyware and she was like "what do you use" "who makes it" "how much is it" etc etc etc. then, i had to take a 120 question test that included questions designed to make you look at it multiple times to make sure you're not crazy. these included "can you count to ten?" "are there 80 days in a month" "are there 7 days in a week" and "can you read well enough to complete this survey?" there was also an arithmetic portion of the test which the lady never said i could have used scratch paper on. It was driving me crazy tring to do it in my head. what's 17x13? a costumer buys a product for $3.59 then gives you a $10 bill. then the customer gives you a nickel, a quarter, a dime, and 4 pennies. what is the correct change? very crazy, but surprisingly i only got one wrong.
    Anyhoo, i'm off to my gamestop interview at 12:30 today, and my bro has a baseball game, then a radioshack interview this saturday. it's gettin' crazy over here, but as long as i get a job, i'm fine with it

    This is November-Alpha-Tango-Echo,

    (look it up!! Trucker 10-Codes, CB lingo, Q Codes and Phonetics