Ice, Ice, Baby

Another day, another dime. Well, if you work at Wal-Mart, it’s a nickel. If you’re lucky.

The weather has turned colder and somewhat cruddy; it’s still overcast and we’re looking at possible freezing rain. Lovely. Just lovely. At least I’m in at 9:45 today. I won’t have to deal with the possibility of hopping the bus and walking in the cold, or slipping in the parking lot of Menards, since keeping the parking lot clear at Menards is far too expensive for management to even consider. However, I’ll be stuck waiting for Prime until 18:00, but I’ll have my tablet.

I just discovered that I have a copy of Spock’s World on my tablet, so I’ve started to re-read that. I also have on loan a copy of PZ Meyer’s The Happy Atheist; I don’t lack reading material while here at work. I’m thinking of downloading a few podcasts as well; I’m so far behind it isn’t funny and I haven’t made the effort to catch up with any of them. This could be my opportunity. I could also use this time to write and plan out my blog posts accordingly. I do have plenty of options.

It’s been fairly quiet at work. I haven’t really been bothered and Wiesia seems to have stopped acting like she can’t stand to look at me. It’s a pleasant change, I do admit. I rather enjoy the quiet and enjoy not being bothered, especially when it deals with the TV.

The schedule seemingly hasn’t changed, which means I’m still working during Brewers On Deck and I still have Monday and Thursday as my day off for the next couple of weeks. Although my hours aren’t as strenuous, I still feel pretty tired; not having two days off back to back makes me feel as though I never quite get away from work. It’s exhausting. Again, I have no idea when things might change, if they ever will.

I can’t help but be a little irritated at the whole situation. I could understand a copy and paste of maybe one week but for a month? That’s ridiculous. It’s laziness, pure and simple, or it’s incompetence. Either way, it’s insane.

Our Coke vending machines are all gone. Looks like our contract with the owners of them have expired, so away they all went. That includes the ones in the Food Court; our members will be stuck drinking Pepsi and Kirkland Signature water. Me, I hope we get a few Pepsi machines and that they sell Pepsi Max/Zero Sugar.

I’m rather tempted to see Bumblebee again. It makes for a nice, albeit brief, escape. I had tried to convince myself that I should also catch a viewing of Aquaman but the reviews aren’t encouraging. Prime has said it was fun, but the more negative reviews–along with some things that have come out about Jason Momoa–are harshing my vibes on it. Mary Poppins Returns wasn’t even a consideration; what can they do in the sequel that hasn’t already been done? Sure, they might be able to pull off the blending of live action footage with animated characters, but this ain’t no Roger Rabbit and I can’t be sussed to care. But Bumblebee? I might have seen it twelve times but a few dozen more couldn’t hurt. That’ll just get me ready for the home media release.

Gotta love Wisconsin; we’re getting freezing drizzle now. It made for an interesting drive home.

Again, I’m forced to agree with Prime: the worst thing about fandom is the fans. Or maybe it’s just rejecticons posting brain farts on Facebook. Either way, I have more names to add to the list of people that I’d love to upload and delete. They aren’t serving any other purpose anyway.

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About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We miss him every day.
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