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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
4:35 pm

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Monday, February 6th, 2012
10:30 am - All Hail the Idiocracy
I'd never consider my dad an optimist, normally. However, when I tell him things that come down from Head Office - things I hear directly from the people who work there that come into the store themselves, not second or thirdhand rumors or worse, he never believes things could actually be as bad as I'm saying. "Nobody could possibly be that stupid." I tell this back to the long-suffering bookkeeper, when we will then agree that it's one of the things you should never, ever say, because you will immediately be proven wrong. Head Office is exceptionally good at doing so. Captain Logic is not steering that tugboat, let me tell you.

It's become my theory that just as the lowest bid is accepted for a project, so are people selected for management based on who can submit a plan that will save the most money. Whether or not the plan will actually *work* is entirely irrelevant. Whether or not you can even make the plan pretend to make sense to people that don't know how it works, like how you comment out a bit of code that's making your program not compile and describe the intended function in some more comments to try and at least get a partial grade, also seems to be irrelevant. Not that the thing with the code would even work in the real world, but it doesn't seem to stop them from trying. You can tell that they've never been anywhere near an economics course, but there must be somewhere offering a credit in "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Fudging the Numbers For Your Own Benefit". And that the ones that bothered to take it only got, at best, a C, as they're unable to create numbers to fit into real equations upon request, only bad excuses.

And they get paid a lot more money than you to do this, since nobody will hire you. Because you're not already being paid a lot of money to do this, and didn't graduate yesterday. As if anybody graduates trained for a specific company's needs anyhow.

I cannot stand people with too much power and too few brain cells.

At least the ones with too much *alcohol* per brain cell can occasionally be amusing, such as the one last night who managed to trip over a large cardboard sign tower. Which was up close to a display rack, not exactly in the way of traffic. Was also bright red. And taller than he was. Didn't see it? Really, now?

current mood: infuriated

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
7:21 pm

What Flavour Are You? Mmm, I am Lemon Flavoured.Mmm, I am Lemon Flavoured.

I am bitter and twisted. Expect from me acerbic humour and sharp commentary. While I may seem nasty at first, I'm actually quite good company if I like you, so long as you don't mind a bit of cutting to the chase.
What Flavour Are You?

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Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
9:40 pm - Finally found the test!
I've seen it in people's .sigs but they've never linked it, took me long enough to hunt it down...and I got what I was expecting.

You are Red/Blue!
You are Red/Blue!
Take The Magic Dual Colour Test - Beta today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.

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Monday, August 8th, 2011
12:39 pm - Maybe I am kind of Slytherin...
We're working in the office when I hear some ominous-sounding beeps from the store controller - any sort of beeps at all from that general direction tend to be classified as "ominous", and credit and debit cards had gone down earlier before I'd come in, though they'd gone back up on their own. "We're finished in here and just about ready to go to lunch, right?" "Yeah, pretty much." "Then let's punch out quick and get the hell out of the store before the front end goes down and we have to fix it!"

So much for my usually-Hufflepuff-at-work thing.

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Saturday, May 8th, 2010
11:15 am

shannyk's Dewey Decimal Section:

427 English language variations

shannyk = 9814451 = 981+445+1 = 1427

400 Language

Linguistics and language books.

What it says about you:
You value communication, even with people who are different from you. You like trying new things don't mind being exposed to unfamiliar territory. You get bored with routines that never change.

shannyk's Dewey Decimal Section:

613 Personal health & safety

600 Technology

Health, agriculture, management, public relations, buildings.

What it says about you:
You are creative and inspired to make the world a better place. You can work hard on something when it catches your interest. Your friends have unique interests in common with you.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com

My actual color, however, does not seem to be available as a named color choice. I am somewhere between mediumaquamarine, darkolivegreen, and darkslategrey.

you are darkolivegreen

Your dominant hues are green and yellow. There's no doubt about the fact that you think with your head, but you don't want to be seen as boring and want people to know about your adventurous streak now and again.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is slightly darker than most people's. You try to see things for what they are and face situations honestly. You'd rather get to the point than look for what's good.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

you are mediumauqamarine

Your dominant hues are cyan and green. Although you definately strive to be logical you care about people and know there's a time and place for thinking emotionally. Your head rules most things but your heart rules others, and getting them to meet in the middle takes a lot of your energy some days.

Your saturation level is medium - You're not the most decisive go-getter, but you can get a job done when it's required of you. You probably don't think the world can change for you and don't want to spend too much effort trying to force it.

Your outlook on life is brighter than most people's. You like the idea of influencing things for the better and find hope in situations where others might give up. You're not exactly a bouncy sunshine but things in your world generally look up.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

you are darkslategray

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is dark. You're generally a pessimist and everyone knows it; you're the one the come to when they don't want the sunshine blown around, they just want to straight truth. You can miss good things in life if you make up your mind too early though.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

current mood: amused

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Sunday, February 7th, 2010
11:20 am - Just in case I haven't noticed...
...even online quizzes tell me my job is shite.

And I had the realization today that if only I'd done slightly *worse* in my last high school calculus class, I might not be quite as fucked as I am today. I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry when that hit me, though I felt more like throwing up. Everything might be different now, if only one small thing had been different in the past...damn. What I wouldn't give to go back in time eleven years and tell myself "Don't do that". For just one little thing.

Your results:
You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Geordi LaForge
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Deanna Troi
Jean-Luc Picard
Mr. Sulu
Beverly Crusher
Will Riker
Mr. Scott
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed, and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable.
That doesn't mean your job isn't important but if you were in Star Trek you would be killed off in the first episode you appeared in.

Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...

current mood: pessimistic

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009
4:43 pm - Because a graph says it so much better...

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Friday, October 2nd, 2009
10:30 pm
Whats REALLY going on in your LJ... by americamamushi
Favorite Color
you secretly lovehippieanarchist
Always sends you naked picturesswiftrat
You WISH would send you naked picturespressureangle
Is really a nudisteeyores_castle
Argues with their sock puppet in restaurantsgarthagk
Starting a cultlycanthrophile
Is plotting to steal your soulfromaway
isnt really them, its reallyfisher

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Friday, June 19th, 2009
11:32 am - Apparently, this is what I'm made of.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
12:58 am - It's not that I'm just a slob...
Everything's pretty damn neat and tidy at work, and I'm always bitching about everyone else who leaves the place a complete pigsty. Just after 8 hours of cleaning up after them, I don't always feel like coming home and relaxing by doing *more* of it.

Then there's the fact that I have the packrat gene common to both my mother and grandmother. And when the person complaining about your place has a pretty serious clutter problem going on themselves, while lacking the organizational skills necessary to know exactly where to find something in a junk pile because they're not even well sorted chronologically, hard to convince the kettle it needs a new paint job.

"How about you do your part by just not bringing anything in the house that you're planning to give to me, unless I've specifically asked for it, or at least OK'd it over the phone?" - nice try. I accumulate enough stuff I don't have room for on my own, without anybody helping. Yes, the thought's nice, but the reality of it? Often a little problematic.

But worst of all are the insane rules involved in actually getting *rid* of anything.

1. If it was given to you by someone else, you can't get rid of it. See above mentioned white elephants.

2. If it belonged to anyone else and you've ended up with it as a memento, you can't get rid of it either.
Exceptions for both of the above are if the item and/or person means something to *you*, but not to the person demanding you clean up, and you'd actually like to keep it. That stuff, it's just fine to throw it out!

3. If a piece of clothing fits, or could possibly fit if you gained or lost a remotely plausible amount of weight, regardless of style or color(since trends change, of course, it might come back...), you can't get rid of it. Only if the clothing is ruined beyond wearability are you free to toss it. And that's only if you can prove you already have enough sets of garbage clothes for painting and such. Even all the souvenir t-shirts with writing on them that you get bitched at (by the person that bought them for you, who complains you have too many clothes) for wearing anywhere other than the gym ("But...it's a beach resort!"), you still need to store somewhere. For shoes, if they don't fit when you're given them, you'll be told they're not returnable. When you later try and get rid of them, out will come the "Well why didn't you say they didn't fit when you got them, so I could return them?", with a complete denial of their final sale status.

4. If there is anything that you bought for yourself and no longer want or need, the cry of "Well, why did you buy the damn thing in the first place if you're just going to get rid of it???" will go up. Usually followed by a "Don't buy it ever again!" if it's a consumable. The concept of, say, buying a skin product and finding you can't use it because it makes you break out, or not knowing before you buy some sort of new food item exactly what it tastes like, is apparently too much for my mother. Perhaps she snacks on stuff before she buys it and then just leaves the half eaten pack on the shelf when I'm not with her.

This leaves the only safe things to dispose of being items you bought for yourself, or someone important gave you, that you actually like/want/need, because she fails to understand the significance of anything that's not utterly useless. Failing to follow these rules will result in the bags of stuff headed for Goodwill being intercepted between you (third floor) and the exit. Stuff will be removed from the bags and forcibly returned, some of it immediately, some by "Oh, I'll take this!" or "I'll see if so-and-so wants this". Most of that will remain unwanted and slowly be snuck back into your possession. Clothing will find its way into your laundry hamper, other items try and take the stairs on their own. Seriously, if you've ever seen my stairs, you've seen *stuff* trying to creep up them.

And yes, this salvage process includes expired food. But if someone claims it, and leaves it untouched in the fridge for a clearly unsafe period past the expiry date, *that*, at least, is gone when nobody's looking.

current mood: cranky

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Saturday, June 7th, 2008
8:27 am - Mormon mashup...
Open these both in separate windows, then set them both playing at the same time, and turn the volume down in the one you're watching. If you're good, they'll move in time to the music in the other one!


Busiest night I've ever worked there, tied for the night before mother's day this year. I have absolutely *no* idea why it was that busy, it's not a long weekend or anything. All 4 u-scans out of $20s when I came in, not too strange for a friday night. But one was out of $5 bills, which I've only seen happen once before, and then later, one ran out of coins, and that's a first. When it runs out of fives, you can put it credit or debit only, but when it runs out of coins, it makes this horrible buzzing noise and the only thing you can do is open the machine up, unplug the part that handles the coins, and close the machine down entirely because it won't work at all with it disconnected. Gaaaaaah.

Three drunk girls in, one could barely walk, one could barely walk *or* talk, the third was doing a little better than the others...I was terrified she might be the designated driver.

Three drunk guys, two freaking out because we actually made them *pay* for their half eaten sandwich and half drank water...one was able to pay for his sandwich, the other eventually had the only one of the three who wasn't screaming at us pay for his water. Loudly demanding a comment card so he could file a complaint. Repeatedly. Despite the presence of security, probably the only reason he didn't end up in a catfight with our grocery guy...look, it's a *store*. You don't get to complain about being asked to pay. Sorry.

"It's open 24 hours, but you'd never know it!" - no, not from the big glowing sign outside that says "Open 24 hours" in several foot high letters, of course not.

"All this automated stuff, what is the world coming to? It's like..." ...armageddon. Stock up on the baked beans and spam. They're on sale this week.

current mood: tired

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Sunday, June 1st, 2008
10:24 am - Everyday brilliance.
"Do you know where I'd find chives?"
"Fresh or dried?"
"Uh...they'd be in the produce section, with all the other green shit we sell?"

"Do you have bags of ice?"
"Where are they?"
"In the freezer."

"Where do you guys keep the milk?"
"In the back. Just like every other store on the planet that sells milk."

"Can I return this pie? I got it home and realized the box was open."
"Yes, that's because it's a baked one. They're sealed on the frozen ones."
*guy doesn't believes me, goes to the bakery*
"I can't find another one that's sealed."
"Like I was trying to tell you, we have to take them out of the box to bake them. The box would catch on fire if they didn't. But you can still exchange it for a frozen one, if you like."
"Ummm...let me call my wife."

"Just sign on the signature pad."
"Where's that?"
"See that pen you're holding?"
"See the cord that comes out of one end of it?"
"Follow that cord until you get to the other end of it."
"Uhhh..." *guy drops pen, mashes buttons on screen, has to bring card and sign old fashioned way at cashier station with regular pen*

"Where do I pay?"
"Go to the ones with the lights on."
"Isn't this one on?"
"No, these ones over here are on. See, they're a lot brighter than the one you're standing by?"
"Just trust me on this one, ok?"

current mood: the Mildly Raised Eyebrow

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Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
9:34 am
Which FFVII Advent Children Villian Are You?

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What wise quote fits you? [pics]

Your wise quote is: "Reality bites with a variety of sizes of teeth"(-Tony Follari)
As a person, you think life is just plain painful, horrible and everything else you don't like. Happy people confuse you. Alot. I mean, why are they so happy anyway? You are depressed and perhaps utterly alone and live life rather montone. You feel there is no reason to really be here and feel helpless.
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What Evanescence song are you?[many outcomes + wonderful pictures]

Your Evanescence song is: Everybody's Fool
There was a person you once knew so well and loved him/her for who she was (can be platonic love too). But then you figured out it was all a lie, the person only pretends and hides behind a mask of perfection. You are now angry that you fell for it all and are bitter towards her/him. You feel like you've been betrayed and probably won't forgive her/him anytime soon.
You don't know how you've betrayed me
and somehow you've got everybody fooled

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Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
1:42 am - I want this .mp3

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
12:42 am - New US terrorist threat...
American border guards have been warned to watch for the Saskatchewan Navy trying to creep over the Canadian border.

What they haven't been told is that their battleships are actually of US origin, being put together when some southern redneck got a hole in his fishing boat, then found that between all the cars up on blocks in his yard he could round up four good tires, and stuck them together. Unfortunately, the boat didn't happen to come with a road map in it, so he ended up in Canada before realizing that it wasn't just the lack of a hardtop on his new convertible that was making it so cold. Thing wouldn't start again in the winter, so he just left it there...

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
6:23 am - More quizilla stuff...

Which Final Fantasy X Character Are You?

You are Auron. Wo0t.
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.:-|What is your true element?|-:. -With Anime Pictures and detailed answers-

Your element is Fire: Strong, hot tempered, powerful, and passionate. Well now lets see, being fire you are quite strong and powerful be it mentally, physically or both. People look up to you greatly and often seek your protection. You have the ability to gain many friends and you are always one people can count on to do what you say you will do. You are extremely loyal, be it friends or family you'll stick up for them and you are never willing to put them in a position that could hurt them. You know what roll you play in life, leader, and you intend to let people know it. Not everyone is capable of leadership but you certainly have the willpower and flare to do it. You have quite a temper if it shows itself, one that can often lead you into trouble. Once your mind is made up there is no changing it but no one said that was a bad thing.
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The Yaoi Selector: Which Uke are You?

You are. . . a seme?!
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Which FF7 Character are you?
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You scored as Vincent









Caith Sith










Aeris / Aerith


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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
1:02 am
Just when you think they've fucked you over as much as possible, they find some way to grind you even further under their boot heel. I really don't know why I'm still working there, aside from the fact that drug and dental benefits are a nice thing to have. And for some reason I thought they needed me. But they finally found someone else that was willing to do the less shitty half of my job, so they gave that to them and kicked me down ever further. How well they treat the person that's got seniority over nearly everyone outside of management. And the union rep is the one that's mostly responsible for doing this to me. Absolutely fucking lovely.

The other girl that works nights suddenly announced she's getting married (in two days), and she's going to be moving across the city, said she wants a transfer. Wonder if I'll get my old job back if I threaten to leave them just after her transfer's gone through? They'd love that. But they're not exactly doing much to encourage loyalty.

Unless the guy in this video is buying off some deity or cosmic force and they're just smiting me for tormenting him and putting it on YouTube. If so, it just ain't fair that some people can bring perverted divine "justice" down on whoever they like whenever they feel like it.


current mood: irate

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
11:34 pm - Maniacworld.com videos!
http://www.maniacworld.com/businessman-meltdown.html - hmm, why does this seem almost familiar?

http://www.maniacworld.com/Star-Trek-With-Wiimote-Theremin.html - a change from the cat theremin videos.

http://www.maniacworld.com/Best-Passed-Out-Prank-Ever.html - *smirk*

http://www.maniacworld.com/How-To-Make-a-Mineral-Oil-Submerged-Computer.html - If I ever build one again...

Can't believe I only just found that site now.

current mood: enthralled

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Friday, February 29th, 2008
8:39 am - When in doubt...
...lob a second grenade.

What type of Fae are you?

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