December 7th, 2005
January 22nd, 2005
way too awake
Current Music: irritating big city street noises
So, it's been a couple of weeks since I quite Advance. I thought Auto Zone was going to hire me days ago. The manager told me the job was mine once the background check and other such crap was official. When they never called back I assumed I failed one of their stupid(and I mean STUPID) pre-employment tests. I new I wasn't giving the answers they wanted but hell anybody who did would be lying. So anyhow, I finally get a call on my drive down here(I'm in FL), the manager says there was indeed a problem with my scores but that it didn't rule me out. I told him I figured that was the problem because I didn't lie on the test like the rest of them. He said it doesn't rule me out though and offered me a managment position at $6.50 an hour! I almost laughed at him, that's less than I was making as a part time salesman at Advance. I just told him I'd let him know on Monday.
I wasn't sitting idly back while waiting for the call though luckily. I went to NAPA, the place I'd really rather work in the first place, and told Shane, the owner/manager that Auto Zone had made me an offer but that I wanted to check with him one last time before I accepted because I'd rather work for him. He thought for a few seconds and asked me how much I'd need per week. I hadn't thought about it per week, so I grabbed his calculator and punched 8x40 and showed him the screen. To my surprise, he said that was about what he had in mind. He thought some more and said he'd like to have me and knew he could use me when business picks up in a few months but that he had a full crew right now. He thought a little more then told me he'd think on it and call by the end of the day.
About 6:00 that evening he called and asked if I'd be interested in doing outside sales. I asked him what exactly that was and it turned out to mean commercial sales as opposed to walk-in retail sales. Well, the last couple of weeks I was at Advance I was filling in for our commercial salesman and having a ball doing it. I told Shane I was interested even though I didn't have as much experience with commercial sales. He set me up to come in after closing the next day to meet his father who is part owner and still advises him somewhat.
It was an extremely quick interview. Mostly his dad just asked me personal questions like how old am I, am I married, stuff like that. Asked if I would mind working Saturdays(hell no I don't mind), if I would want them to provide insurance(don't care), and if I would mind driving my own car if they paid me mileage until they could get me a company vehicle(not a bit). Shane showed me how to use there computer program before I left, which was simple.
I'm excited about this job. It's really a better job than I should be able to get right now, but I think I'm capable of doing it well. I just hope they give me a chance to prove it to them. I had trouble getting to sleep that night, so I started making notes about the commercial accounts I know from working at Advance, trying to figure out how to take them away.
So, Still being unemployed, I decided to come visit Leslie in Tallahassee. While I'm here I get to put a new distributor in her car, a pretty delicate procedure but one I think I can handle.
Had tons of fun playing on a spoiler team at the Brainbowl tournament Leslie's college is hosting. We won 5 out of 6 so far and I get to do it again in a few hours. Sleep would be nice. I had forgotten how much fun this stuff is. I can't wait to get back in college and play for a team again. I miss my old team from Wallace, we had so much fun at practice and especially on the overnight trips. Good luck to everybody competing in the Moonpie Classic UT Chatanooga this weekend. I hope Andrew spreads the Legend of Michael and Andrew Lost in the Ghetto.
Until next time folks...
December 29th, 2004
Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence
You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.
You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.
December 11th, 2004
| You scored as Heman. By the power of GraySkull. . . you're the toughest guy to ever wear a loin cloth. Rock on Heman.|
Which 1980's Cartoon Character are you?
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November 22nd, 2004
|You are 60% Leo|
|You are 60% Cancer|
October 17th, 2004
|My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul|
|maks8489 goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as a gopher.|
|bobtheelder tricks you! You get a used tissue.|
|dreamcrusher gives you 7 light orange chocolate-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.|
|enigmaticfaerie gives you 1 light blue peach-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.|
|kellibunny gives you 13 purple grapefruit-flavoured gummy bats.|
|mythcairn gives you 7 teal mint-flavoured hard candies.|
|negativeview gives you 7 purple watermelon-flavoured gummy fruits.|
|nightfogdancer gives you 16 light orange grapefruit-flavoured gummy bears.|
|orgiastic gives you 14 tan banana-flavoured pieces of taffy.|
|silver_perth gives you 2 light yellow banana-flavoured jelly beans.|
|simoncion gives you 1 teal mint-flavoured hard candies.|
|maks8489 ends up with 68 pieces of candy, and a used tissue.|
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October 14th, 2004
Take the quiz: "What does your birth month reveal about you?"
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood.Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people's feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets.Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying
October 5th, 2004
but still unhappy
So, I've had this yahoo IM account for like a year and I've never used. Then somebody talks me into using Yahoo instae of AIM because they like it better. That was yesterday. One day later I get this goofy ass IM, after only two days of using the service. Thought ya'll might enjoy it.
damnpyramidschemes: hi... anyoe there?
damnpyramidschemes: oh your there :) hi...
damnpyramidschemes: a/s/l (age sex location)?
maks8489: you started it, why don't i let you go first
damnpyramidschemes: im 27/f/USA. was oookin at your profile. thought you might like to chat.
damnpyramidschemes: so what have you been up to maks84489?
maks8489: not a whole lot
damnpyramidschemes: cool. i was just hangin out watching tv. i was getting kinda horny :) (*blushes)
maks8489: i'm 20, male, also USA, though thats not very specific
damnpyramidschemes: feel like a little cyber fun witth me ? please please...
maks8489: i'm sorry?
damnpyramidschemes: i think ill just take that as a yes... being as that im starting to get real hoorny here.. lol ok?
maks8489: i fail to see how "cyber fun" would satisfy any urges you might have
damnpyramidschemes: alright :) how bout i get down on my knees in front of you and help you out of your pantts?
maks8489: if you like
damnpyramidschemes: tell me what yyou want me to do with you while i slip out of my panties
maks8489: it really doesn't make any difference to me
damnpyramidschemes: oh yeaz babe.. dont stop. while i slide my hand down between my legs and part my moist lips
maks8489: whatever floats your boat
damnpyramidschemes: oh it feels so good. Im holding your pulsing cock in my hhand, my shiny red fingernails dig gently into your balls, while my full, soft lips engulf the mass of your meat
maks8489: umm...thank you?
damnpyramidschemes: open my website so you can look at me while im sucking you. usse the link in my profile!
maks8489: yeah, i'm on a secure network so that won't work
October 4th, 2004
Current Music: the hum of computers
An off day! God I was ready for one. I'm off today and tomorrow. Of course I'm sure I'll be good and bored in just a little while.
I slept late today, a rare occasion now that I work mornings. The house is full of people, hovering like vultures awaiting death. I'm trying to avoid it all. So far it's working but I'm sure it will become unavoidable when the final day arrives.
Not long after I awoke this morning Lelie's cousin brought me a biscuit from McDonald's. That was nice, I rarely get anything for breakfast these days. I talked to my mother and made plans for her to meet me at Affordable Tire where I was leaving my car to finally be worked on. On the way to the shop I went to my bank and had a very kind employee helpl me balance my account to the last penny. I have been overdrawn before and I do not intend to let it happen again. Afterward I was intending to go to Verizon and get myself a phone but found myself pressed for time. Once at Affordable I found that the mechanic I needed to see wasn't there, they seem to be very unreliable up there. So now I'm leaving my car there overnight, because I'm desperate to finally get the work done. My mother and I went to Rumors for lunch, always good. Then I roped her into going to Verizon with me.
At Verizon we skillfully avoided talking to the A-hole who helped me last time I went there. Instaed of a salesman we got a public relations person who did an exeptional job of explaining things to us. I wound up getting what I think is a really sweet picture phone for a hundred bucks instead of the cheapo thing I had planned on getting. My first bill is gonna be a mother fucker though, close to a hundred bucks. After that it's about $45 a month for nation wide service and 400 minutes, plus insurance. I figured I had better get the insurance since my job gets kinda rough sometimes. This thing has all kinds of gizmos I have no idea how to use yet, but I bet they'lll be fun once I do know how.
So now I'm stuck here in the newsroom at WSCC. I'm hoping my brother calls soon to tell me he's headed this way so we can pick up the car Leslie bought for parts.
I put in something like 48 hours this week. I've gotten overtime for the past three or four weeks in a row and Bob doesn't even care. These big pay checks are a welcome sight though. I'm finally starting to save some money it seems.
I'm planning to go to Tallahassee to see Leslie the weekend of the 30th. That means missing my grandfather's birthday but that's not too big of a deal. We're going to go to a Celtic festival which I'm kinda excited about.
Guess that's about it for now. Later folks.
Current Music: jabberjabberjabber
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