Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I didn't get to sleep until 5am last night because I watched the replay of the nba draft and then sports center. Then my momma woke me up to take her to work at 7am. I dropped her off then got breakfast from chick-fil-a as usual. Somehow I was able to stay up until work at 11:30am. I worked the to-go area which was slow, so I didn't have much to do. I got off and went to help my momma at Pershing. She's switching rooms so I got to move the boxes and other things that her students get around to moving. Tonight I went to dinner at Pappa's with some people and then to watch War of the Worlds. Good movie. I ran into Funderburk there, who I haven't seen in forever. I hopefully learned another 50 vocab words tonight. We'll see if they stick with me since I'm so tired. Now for a good night's sleep.
My night shift wasn't so bad today. Maybe because I had plenty of energy. It seemed like I was working faster to close, yet I was there until 11pm tonight. Oh well, more money.

I hope that I'm pronouncing all these spanish vocabulary words the correct way. That would suck if I learned a bunch of them wrong.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Yesterday was just too long for me. I worked the morning shift then I caught up with Alison for a nice lunch at the Goode Company BBQ. After that it was back to work. I was dead tired when I got there and never got any energy. I even had to make me some coffee, but it didn't really help. It was my first time as closing busser and they took away my help at 8pm. It took me forever to finish closing. I got out of there a little before 11pm. Hopefully it won't take quite as long tonight.

I enjoyed being able to just sleep in for a change. But tomorrow it'll be back to waking up for the morning shift. At least I'll have tomorrow night off though.

Must learn spanish vocab.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Today was a long day. I woke up this morning and went to have breakfast with my momma at Berryhill. After that I went to work all day at Pei Wei. I had an hour break from 3pm-4pm then worked the rest of the day. At night Alvin got sent home because he was trying to get to many hours. That left us one person short the whole night, but we got through it. Even though I've only been at Pei Wei a month, I've worked my way up to being the 4th best worker there. I just missed 3rd partially because I punked one of the managers. But it's all good. I ended up closing tonight so I hit a little bit of overtime. I'll try to do the same next week, but it'll be hard.

It's time to start packing. Gotta get ready to move.
The decision was made this morning and I folded the hand I had. Luckily I have some great friends who helped pick me right back up. To all my friends I say, thank you. I wouldn't be keeping my head above water without you.

I went to a crawfish boil this afternoon which was just delicious. The crawfish were great, but the sausage was even better. Then on top of that they had some of the best snow cones that I've ever had. Tonight I went to the And 1 Mixtape Tour with Ding and Rachel. It wasn't as good as last years. The Professor was the only real pg. There were a few classic And 1 moments, but it just wasn't the same without the And 1 veterans. Then that bum Mike James was ball hogging the whole time and ended up shooting about 15-50. Literally. Afterwards we chilled over Dings. Daniel, Q, and Olivia came over. Q, O, and I had the greatest adventure to Blockbuster, then Wendy's, the McDonalds, then Taco Bell. It completely made my night. Now for some sleep before I head to work all day.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Work was cool yesterday except it was one of the few days I didn't want to have to close since I wanted to get out as quickly as possible to watch as much of game 7 as possible. But I closed as food runner and helped Carlos close as busser. I headed over to Pujan's to watch the rest of the game with him, Q, and PJ. It was a good game and that's all I could've asked for since I really didn't care who won. As usual I had my late night watching the Simpson's. If only I could sleep at night.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Same ole same ole.
Work, break, work.
Only good thing was that today during my break I went to get my tickets to the AND 1 Mixtape tour.

I think I came up a little too quick at Pei Wei. Now I've gotten cocky about everything so I don't work as hard as I used to. I mean, I still get my job done and everything, but I don't do the little things that I used to do. I let the other kids do that even though they've been there longer than I have. I can basically do anything the managers can do besides cook. Besides the 3 people that have been working there the longest and the managers, I'm the only one who will take over the to-go and dine-in windows. And the managers know I can do it so they let me be, yet they'll kick anybody else out of their way. I guess what I'm expecting now is a raise even though I haven't been there for a month. Hopefully I'll get one soon or I may have to punk them for another 50 hour week.

I have got to start saving. I bought a lottery ticket today and broke even. Hopefully I won't spend $500+ on lottery tickets this summer like I did last summer. But they're just so tempting.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I slept in today and didn't wake up until I had to. I got up around 2:15pm to take Monica to work. Then I went to shoot pool with Pang, where I pulled off the greatest shot ever. Plus I called it which made it that much better. The 4 in the side 11-2-5 combo corner pocket. It was a thing of beauty. I had work at 5:30pm today. It was slow all night for some reason. I got off and stuck around there some before heading to the Y for our game. We lost by 4, but it was a good game. I've gotta take over more down the end though. I stayed and watched the other two games, which were entertaining. I got some food before coming home and was finally able to eat. I tried when I got off work, but it just wasn't happening.

I've got a huge choice to make soon. I don't know what to do.
Today just didn't turn out to be my day. My first shift was cool. No problems there. Then I came home for a little while, spent more money, then decided to go shoot pool with Pang. On my way out there the cavalier stalls at Westpark and the feeder. A couple guys out there help me push it off to the side. And that's where I waited for the next hour and fifteen minutes. That's how long it took before it finally started up again and stayed on more than 2 seconds. I got to work around 5pm and was not a very happy person. I got some food and just chilled until I got on at 5:30pm. I was originally scheduled to get off at 8pm, but I promised Justin earlier that I'd close for him so I was there until around 9:45pm. I'm so glad I have a job that I like or today would've been a lot worse. I left, but right before I got on the freeway I remembered that I'd left my drink container there so I turned around and went back for it. I finally got home and was in a terrible mood so I had to get out of the house. I met up with Sammie at Taco Cabana before heading way out Westheimer past the beltway to that Slick Willie's out there. I was there until a little after 1:30am, which means once again I wasted too much money. When I left there I called Rose to wish her a happy birthday. HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY, ROSE!! I talked to her before she had to go to class then just blasted music the rest of the way home. Now I'm not in the mood to sleep, but I need to get this day over with.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

I worked two solid weeks and I think I've just got money to spend on whatever. That's a bad mind set for me to be in.

"Why you ain't stackin' instead of tryin' to be fly?"

I sat here thinking about that for awhile and I just don't have a good answer for that.
Today just summed up my work week. I was supposed to work from 12pm-4pm, but was there until 9:30pm. Why? Because I feel I'm desperate for money, even though I'm not that in need of money. I DON'T have to pay off my credit card all right now. It'd be nice, but it's really not that crucial. But the hours keep offering themselves to me so I keep taking them. They'll be mad at me at Pei Wei for hitting over 50 hours, but who cares. I'll just try to do it again, and if they stop me then I'll welcome the break. After being on my feet for over 9 hours I expected to just pass out tonight, but of course I haven't. I should've known better. Well tomorrow's a new week so I'll go out and just do what I do and hope to make it out on top.
Friday was LONG. My first shift was good, but the second one seemed to go on forever. I was ready to leave as soon as I got there. I finally got off and came home and got ready to go out. Q, Kristan, Sandra and I hit up the Roxy. It was slow when we got there, but soon picked up. It was good until they switched dj's and songs started getting repeated. It was PACKED. The skanks were out in full force. We walked around some after they switched dj's before Q and I had people clearing a path for us as we marched out. We had a good time at IHOP, even if our waitress sucked, before calling it a night. I couldn't sleep for some reason even though I was dead tired.

I got up today at 7:45am for my chem lab. It was an accident on I-10 that had traffic backed up forever. It took me over an hour to get out there, and when I did I got the wonderful surprise that chem lab was cancelled. I was so upset I went to Oshman's to buy me one of those nike dri-fit shirts. I came home and passed out before waking up for work. I worked from 3pm-10pm even though I was supposed to be off at 9pm. I left and met up with Q, Greg, Ef, Joel, and Olivia to watch Batman Begins. It was similar to Spiderman 2 in ways, but it was still a good movie. It made me want to be a ninja again. Now I need sleep since I still won't get to sleep in tomorrow. But will I go to sleep now? I doubt it.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Today was just long. I got to work around 11:45am and worked until 4pm. I left, but then figured it'd be a waste to go home, so I just swung by Prince's for a milkshake then went back to Pei Wei to eat. I clocked back in at 5pm and did cashier, foodrunner, and busser tonight. Oh well, money is money. I got off a little after 10pm and came home ready to crash. But of course I didn't. My meal at Pei Wei was the only meal I've had today besides some tostito's chips that I ate tonight. But my stomach has become smaller so I'm not even hungry. That's sad. I really need to get breakfast tomorrow, then it'll be a good day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I got up today and worked my usual morning shift. It was busier than usual today, but we got through it cleanly. I came home and rested before getting up to go to dinner with Becky. We went to this little place called Texas Hamburger Palace, and it was very good. I'll definately have to go back. We called Greg and he met us there since he was right around the corner at CCC. We hung out there until around 8pm. I went to Pei Wei because I felt like some spring rolls. When I got there they were just as busy as during the lunch rush, but they weren't handling it as well. My manager asked me if I could work so I told him I could. Once again I came in and saved the day. I even ended up closing, which lasted until 10:30pm today. After that I went to pick-up Monica from work. While waiting for her to come out I realized that I never got my spring rolls. That sucked. Now I'm home and was finally able to eat the Pappadeaux that my momma bought earlier. Now as usual I'm up watching the Simpson's when I need to be asleep.
I got up today and went to meet the owner of Robek's. Now all I have to do is go back in and do all the paper work. Work was going well today until I found out I had to close. I thought I was getting off at 9pm, but no. When I figured that out, I just wasn't in a good mood the rest of the night. I hurried and was able to close by 9:45pm. I rushed to the Y for our games. We were down 13 when I got there. I went in on pure adrenaline and got us back into and even into the lead briefly. But I wasn't in shape to keep up that level of play the whole game and it showed. We lost that game, but it was fun. In the second game my shot was nowhere to be found. We lost that one as well, but only by 4, plus I got a dunk in. I shocked myself when I got it because my legs had been dead for awhile. Monica taped Hell's Kitchen for me so I got to watch that. It's a really good show, everybody should watch. Now I got caught up watching the replay of tonights NBA Finals game even though I know the outcome. I guess I just wanted to see the Spurs get beat. I should really be asleep now, so therefore this game needs to hurry up and end.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Sunday was a good day. I finally didn't have to go to work so I slept in until about 4pm. I got up and did some stuff around the house. Chatted long distance. Then it was off to soccer. It was only 5 of us, but it was still fun. After soccer we all headed over to Prince's. Greg, Q, and I sort of raced there and of course I won. Then about 5 minutes later Olivia and Kristan showed up. We ate there and watched the game. Greg, Olivia and I stayed until the end of the game around 11pm even though they closed at 10pm. I'll have to go back for free food soon.

Today was a good day for me. I just chose to be happy so I was in a good mood all day. Even when everything started going downhill at work I was the only one there who was able to remain in a good mood. During my break I brought Monica food then went to shoot pool with Pang. He started off hot, but I finally got it together and started playing how I know I can. The waitress there is getting to know us very well. We're turning into regulars, which means I'm spending too much money. I ended up closing for Amber so I was there until 10pm. I left, came home and changed, then went to workout. I needed too so I'm glad I was able to make myself.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Ruby Dee did this poem at the national memorial day's GOOD!!!
"Today, today is ours. Let's live it and love is strong, and let's give it. A song can help, let's sing it. And peace is dear, let's bring it. The past is gone, don't rue it. Our work is here, let's do it. Our world is wrong, let's right it. The battle hard, let's fight it. The road is rough, let's clear it. The future's vast, don't fear it. Is faith asleep? Let's wake it. Today, today is ours, today is ours, let's, let's take it."

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Work had me upset yesterday. I had no help out on the floor. But oh well, I got through it and it's over with.

Today I had to get up at 8am to go to my chem lab at 9am. It sucks cuz it was way out I-10 past highway 6. I got there and it was boring at first, but once everybody started talking and getting to konw each other it was cool. I was in a group with Michelle and Beth. Michelle is a former Aggie so that was cool. We just did a basic lab to get to know the equipment and then we left. I came home then left shortly after to go eat breakfast at IHOP with Sammie. When I got back my momma had found me a calling card so I purchased it online and used up about half of it. Then I passed out into a very deep sleep. My momma woke me up at 5pm to eat and get ready for work. Work was cool tonight. I had fun working with James. I technically was off the clock at 10pm, but I stuck around until almost 10:40 because they had Ashley and Jaime closing, both of which are new. I helped them out then met up with Q, Greg, and PJ at the Palace. Tonight was just my night. I started off with 4 straight strikes (before throwing a gutter ball in the fifth frame). I got 9 pins on that frame and surprisingly it was my only open frame. I finished with 213, while nobody else got over a 100. In the second game Q gave me a run for my money. We were tied a few times, but he was never able to take the lead. I ended that game with a 166 to trump his 158. We took off after that. Q and I took turns blasting music while flying down Holcomb. We swung by Ding's for a minute and now I'm home. I'm not tired now because I got my nap. And for once I don't have to worry about going to bed because I don't have work tomorrow. I guess that's good and bad. I need the rest, but making money is always good.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

I got up at 7:30am this morning to take my momma to work so I could use her car during the day. I came back and watched some tv then dozed off. I woke up late again and rushed to work again. I got there and was a foodrunner for the lunch shift, which isn't the easiest thing to do. I stayed until about 3pm then went to pick my momma up. We ran a few errands then I came home and had about half an hour to rest before heading back to work. I thought I was just going to be doing foodrunning again tonight, and I sort of was, but with a slight twist. Instead of taking the food to the tables I was the one handing it to people to take out to the tables. I was actually handing food to the managers and the regional director to take out to the tables. The first time Ashley was a foodrunner she didn't really learn the foods so I helped her learn them tonight since it started off slow. She had most of them down by the end of the night. I had to close the foodrunner station so I was there doing that until 10pm. Then I helped Carlos close the busser station just to get some more minutes in. I was completely worn out by the end of the night, but somehow I'm still up. I hadn't eaten all day, but I finally ate some spaghetti. I really need to start eating better.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Today didn't start off so great and it never really got better. I woke up around 10:30am, but dozed back off. Marlene called me at 11:20am and woke me up. I was supposed to be at work at 11:30am. I got up and rushed to work and was only a few minutes late. It was already packed when I got there with the line stretching all the way down the restaurant. After work I went to shoot pool with Pang, but my head was somewhere else. I went to workout, but just wasn't in the mood. I did a brief workout, watched some basketball and left. I got chick-fil-a on the way home. I ended up watching Are We There Yet? It was good for the most part, I was entertained. Then I called my cousin Toni to wish her a happy birthday and talked with her for awhile.

I'd been getting all these emails and comments from this site called hupshooty and I wasn't sure what it was. I finally decided to click on one of the links and check it out.
Click here
It made my day a lot better.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I woke up late today, which sucked, but it wasn't anything I could do about it. After taking a nap in the middle of the day for the past year, it's a little hard for me to adjust to staying up all day and having to sleep at night. When I got up I headed over to my grandmother's to help her out with a few things. Then I came home and got everything ready for work before heading to Slick Willie's to shoot pool with Pang. We played for a little over an hour then I had to take off to work. I got there and realized I was half an hour early, so I got me some food and chilled. Work was slow tonight so everybody got cut early. Except me. I couldn't get cut early tonight because I was closing. I hate how people come in at the very end then take forever looking at the menu and finally ordering about 2 minutes before we close. I got out a little before 10pm and headed to the Y for our game. I finally played near my potential tonight. I played very relaxed and aggressive. I hit my shots and got to the free throw line. I knew it was a good night when I was hitting my free throws. I had a couple silly fouls and got in foul trouble early in the second half and had to go out though, which sucked. Luckily we had a good lead. I was planning to stay out until around 5 or 6 minutes left, but the lead kept shrinking. It was down to 4 with 10 minutes left so I headed back in. I wasn't going to let us lose this game and scored 5 straight points. After that we slowed the game down and held on. They got it down to 2, but PJ hit a big 3 and we pulled away again after that to end the game. Hopefully I'll have another game near or at my potential next week.

I'm not feeling these summer school classes. I gotta get on top of them soon or I'm going to be in some real trouble.

Monday, June 06, 2005

I got up today and went and worked my first shift. I'm really enjoying working at Pei Wei, everybody there is so cool. After work I had to go pick up Monica from Intercontinental. I had to circle around a couple times because she couldn't find her way out of terminal e. She actually ended up coming out in the area for drop offs, but oh well. We went and got my books from the HCC main campus then stopped and got some wings from this little place. The wings and fried rice were very good. We got home and I rested for about 5 minutes then headed back to work for my second shift. I was a foodrunner tonight, which isn't bad, but I prefer cashier. I got off a little early and planned to just come home, change, and go to 24. But no, Monica got me watching Hell's Kitchen, which was just hilarious, so I couldn't leave. I finally left when it was over and stopped by the Y to see who was there. Aubrey was there so I chilled until they closed then went to 24. Pang was finishing up when I got there so I chatted with him some before starting my workout. I did a pull workout, which went by quick since I was by myself. I left and stopped by Aubrey and Alyssa's since their parental units were out of town. Got to see Kristen who I hadn't seen in a couple years, so that was cool. Now I'm home and hungry. Pork Chops or Wings? I guess whatever I see first.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

I helped Alvin move some boxes, ate, then went back to work. I got there a little early, clocked in, then went to get Sharla a drink from starbucks. Work wasn't too too bad tonight. The to-go orders got ridiculous at one point, but other than that it wasn't bad. I stayed a little late and helped Aaron close since he had a lot of work to do. I came home and went to help Alvin move the heavy stuff since they had a trailer now. Got back from that a little after 11pm. I should sleep soon, but I'm not really tired so it looks like another long night for me.
I got up around 10am this morning and watched Lakewood Church while having breakfast. I got ready and went to work. It was slow for the most part, but that was fine with me. I told Shayla I'd take over her shift tonight so I have to miss soccer, but I'm in desperate need of the money. Then just before I got off Chris came over saying he had some open shifts, so I picked up 3 more shifts this week. Now I get a little break before going back to work. It doesn't look like I'll get to workout today unless I got when I get off at 9pm, which I may do.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

I ended up over Pujan's with Q and PJ to watch the game. It started out good, but then Miami just got blown out. I hope The Flash plays in game 7. We ended up not watching most of the second half. Instead we just watched part of Bloodsport and these True Life shows. Then it was off to Ruchi's for a cheap meal. I may have to eat there more often. Went back to Pujan's and watched The Mummy. I was falling asleep near the end so hopefully I'll be knocked out soon. I've got work tomorrow from 11am-3pm. I'm glad I've been able to pick up a couple extra shifts, even if I am exhausted.
Yesterday was a very long day for me. I got up around 8am to take Monica out to intercontinental. I got back around 10am, but had to stay up, because if I took a nap I wouldn't wake up for work at 11:30am. I got to work and it was BUSY. There was a line stretching all the way down the store and around the corner and that was when all of our tables were already full. I got through that and also picked up a shift for that night. I got off work at 2:30pm then headed to 24 with Ding. I got my workout in, hurried home and showered, then rushed back to Pei Wei. I got there around 4:45pm and had 15 minutes to eat before I started my second shift. The night started off slow, which was a good thing because a grease fire started in two of the woks. Those were some pretty big flames. It set the fire alarm off and had the fire departments on all the lines. It took them a little while, but they finally got it out. Luckily there were only two customers in the restaurant at the time. The rest of the night was just as busy as lunch time. Except I was a foodrunner at night so I had to be moving all around instead of just standing in one place cashiering like during lunch. But I made it through the night and only burned myself a couple of times. The pad thai dish is way too hot. I got a lot of practice carrying 3 plates though, so that was good. I got off work and came home and showered since I told Q I'd go to the Kappa party. I got ready and met him at his place about 10pm. All the construction screwed us over there. After 30 minutes of driving around we were 5 minutes from where we started. We finally got in the right area we were looking for only to drive around aimlessly for awhile before asking and finding out that the club we were looking for had been closed for about a year and a half. After some searching and getting more gas for Charles we found out where the place was and made it there around 11:30pm. At least it was only $7. It would've been $5 before 11pm, but there was no way we were making it there by 11pm after trying to get around the construction. The music was on point, but most of the girls out there were dancing in their sorority lines. We finally left around 1:45am and went to IHOP only to get there and have Charles and Ballz tell us the plans had changed and we were going to Chachos. Chachos is definately the spot to be after going clubbin. Q didn't really wanna be there though so I got my food to go. I got home a little after 3am and watched some Simpson's before finally crashing.

I got up at 11am today, had breakfast then headed off to work. I'm glad it didn't get too busy because I was exhausted. I can tell they like me and trust me now, because from 3pm to 4pm I was the only cashier there, so I had to work the dine-in, and to-go customers, plus the window. I was supposed to get off at 4pm, but somebody had ordered a bulk order worth about $450, so I stuck around and helped out since it would've been Amber by herself if I didn't. I got off and came to help Alvin move some things to his new apartment. It was just a few boxes today, tomorrow it'll be the bigger stuff. Now I just really want to take a nap, but I doubt I'd wake up for awhile if I did. Maybe I'll just watch some more Simpson's episodes.
It's been a very long day. I'll have to write about it all tomorrow if I can find time. For now I need some sleep.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

I watched the game over Pu's. I'm glad Miami won, but I wish it had've been a better game. Detroit no longer has the heart of a champion, but I guess that's good since I don't want them to win. I had a good conversation tonight with someone I hadn't really talked to in awhile. It was nice. Gotta do that more often with more people.
I took Monica to work and came back and got some Micky D's for breakfast. I took a nap then got up to go hoop with Pujan and Ding at 24. Pujan and I played some one on one then we ran some 4 on 4 games for fun. Then we played some foreal while on the same team. It was Me, Pu, Ding, and Reggie. We threw a 2-2 zone at all the teams we played and they didn't know what to do. It forced a lot of turnovers and allowed us to play relaxed so we were able to destroy the other teams. After hooping I worked out with Ding. Saw Becca there and decided to go speak to be polite. It was good seeing her again even if it was an akward situation. I left and got some Chick-fil-a to eat then went and picked up Monica. Now I'm home and will try to stay awake the rest of the day.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

It was a great game. The refs missed a crucial goal-tending call, but what can you do about it? But the Suns just don't have a team yet. They have 2 great players and some good, but inconsistent players. Plus they don't have a center yet. Amare played most of the second half by himself. Just an unstoppable force. But I'm not trying to take anything away from the Spurs, they played great ball. I can't wait to see how the Suns come out next year though. They'll be back and this time with more experience.
Yesterday I went to shot pool with Pang at Slick Willie's around 5pm. About 5:45pm one of my manager's called me asking me if I knew I was supposed to be at work at 5:30pm. Apparently they changed the schedule and didn't bother to call and let me know. I went into work and luckily got off at 10pm. I hurried to the Y and got ready for our game. I played like shit, bottom line. I came home and ate and didn't feel like sleeping so I stayed up watching the Simpson's.

I got up today and went to work. I started off as cashier, but also did some foodrunning and bussing, plus some side work. I stayed after I got off and ate there with my discount. Maybe I should take a nap before I go workout.

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