Making Ends Meet

Well, another weekend off from work is almost over. It was like this weekend went by really fast. As I write this, it is about an hour and a half away from Sunday morning and I have been online pretty much all day.

As of Friday, Blackcatloner has officially added yet another job to his resume in addition to Wally World associate, Internet blogger, and YouTube moviemaker: I am also a lawn mower person. That afternoon, I mowed the lawn for the Historical Society and made some extra bucks. Shortly after that, I went to Wally World and got two “Indiana Jones” movies. The other day, the first three movies came out individually on DVD and that was something I was waiting for. I got “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Next Friday, I’m planning to go see the new movie because it comes out next weekend.

I found out that I can take a personal day on any day before inventory but not vacation time. I put in for the first Monday in August so I can go see another play at Ilion Little Theater. It’s not part of their regular program season, but it’s part of their After Dark Productions. I can also take vacation time during the second and third weeks in July, but it doesn’t seem likely that I’ll get it. I’ll have to wait until either late August or September to take it.

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The Premonition

Well, here I am at HCCC on this chilly Sunday night before I have to go to work which I am definitely not looking forward to, and this week is probably going to be the worst week yet because this week is Thanksgiving week, which means Black Friday, my sixth since I began working at Wally World. This week is very clearly not a week that I am looking forward to, but then again, I usually don’t look forward to going to work, especially not in the last two years.

Last night, I went back to Ilion Little Theater for the last performance of the play, “The 1940’s Radio Hour.” Of course that night things were slightly complicated. My sister’s car broke down and I ended up hiking out to the Stables that night and after the play, hiking back to Herkimer. As I have mentioned before in another blog, I used to commute on my own two feet between Ilion and Herkimer all the time back when I was living there. Usually it takes me between forty-five minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and weather conditions. On the way back though, I had to stop off at Subway when I got back into Herkimer, so I ended up getting home around midnight last night. Anyway, it was a lot of fun.

I don’t really know what my plans are for this week other than the obvious event which I have stated at the beginning of this blog. Both HCCC and the Basloe Library are closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday so I will probably have more time to work on my book. Also, depending on weather conditions, I am probably heading back to the Historical Society on Friday and I think that they are open on Saturdays starting this weekend until Christmas so I have a place to go and work on my book.

Usually, I use Black Friday as an excuse to go and get some DVD’s, especially since a lot of them are usually priced at about three or four bucks. I’m sure that they will have a lot of other things there that I need but can’t afford. One thing that I am probably going to miss is the pizza they give out afterwards because I am going to be off on Friday night. Beyond that, I’m not really going to miss too much.

Days Of My Life

And here’s my second blog for the day. Haven’t done a double feature in a while. I think that the last time was on my other site on Yahoo before I ended that site and came here. While my last entry had to deal with my latest addition to this site, this one has to do with what I have been doing the last two weeks, so anyway, here we go.

First off, I am at HCCC for the second day in a row and probably my last for at least a week because it’s supposed to snow over the weekend starting tonight, which really sucks. This is the first time I have been able to blog on here up at HCCC in a while because for some reason I could never get past the logging-in phase until I decided to comment on someone’s blog here on Blogger. I originally planned to go see “Transformers” here at HCCC because it is playing here today (right now as a matter of fact), but since I already have the DVD, I might as well not. I have some CD’s I have to return to the other library shortly after I’m done here. I have to renew some of ’em because I haven’t yet copied them to my laptop at home.

Yesterday, I had some splendid luck. After months of needless aggravation in trying to fix my profile on Myspace because a lot of my links were not working, I am pleased to report that I have finally got my Myspace back in working order so now people can view my pics as well as send me messages and friend invites and all that good stuff.

Now that it is November, it is starting to get colder. It snowed a couple of days last week but there was no accumilation except on the cars. Some days I walk home from the library and I am freezing so bad that I don’t want to go anywhere else except into my nice warm couch. My bed’s no good and I am trying to get rid of it. It’s coffee and cappuccino weather at last. And unfortunately, November also means that in two weeks, it’s going to be another Black Friday for me, my sixth since starting at Wally World. And since it’s on a Friday, I am probably going to miss out on the pizza they usually have afterwards because I’m off. But on the plus side, there’s also Thanksgiving.

Over the weekend, I went to the Ilion Little Theater Club’s latest play, “The 1940’s Radio Music Hour.” As I did when I went to the last play back in August, I went alone, but still it was really fun. It is actually a musical set during the old days of radio and it was really great to hear all the old 40’s tunes and radio commercials. I really had a great time there and I am glad I went. I am planning to go back next Saturday night. Hopefully it won’t snow too bad.

Once again, I have two more days to go and then I am off from work. The weekends are usually the only thing I look forward to nowadays even though I don’t really have anything to do except work on my book, which I am trying desperately to get done by January so I can get it to the publisher. Hopefully soon, that’ll change. Everything changes. And here ends another chapter in the soap opera that is my life.