Wednesday, June 30, 2010

World Cup Absence

Well just when I thought I was getting back on the blogging wagon, I fell right back off to watch the World Cup for the last few weeks. Now that there is a brief lull in the action, I thought I would try to get an entry or two in. And since we are on the subject, I'll talk a little bit about the World Cup. I was happy to see the United States make it out of group play, and play overall pretty good soccer. Despite some questionable calls going against them, they never bitched or gave up, they scored some goals and controlled their own fate. I really enjoy watching the US play soccer despite their sometimes mediocre play. They don't take dives, they don't embellish when they do get fouled, and they generally play as hard as they can for 90 minutes. It is more entertaining than watching the crybaby European and South American teams. As for the referee calls against the US, all I can say is that I used to be a referee, and it is tough to see everything that is going on on the field. Now that the US is out, I guess my new team will be the Netherlands just for a change of pace. On a personal note, I have to congratulate fellow blogger sampstar on his recent wedding. I am interested to hear about his new marriage complaints.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two Posts In One Day

Due to a super long absence from blogging, I thought that two posts in one day might help to make it up for the three or four people who actually read this thing. I have moved pharmacies from Portage, IN to Hammond, IN. For those of you not familiar with Indiana, Hammond is where the movie A Christmas Story took place. And for those of your really not familiar with Indiana, Hammond is now nothing like the movie A Christmas Story. It's more like A Christmas Story where everyone speaks Spanish and instead of the kid sticking his tongue to a pole, it gets cut off in a gang retaliation. This is where I have decided to set up camp for my new "I don't care campaign". I have realized that in order to get fired from my job, I would probably have to stab a customer with a spatula and at least break skin. Nothing is going to make these Medicaid frenzied people happy, so I have given up on customer service scores. That being said, I don't plan on being rude to anyone who is pleasant, but if you are a ridiculous dick to me, then don't expect anything short of my minimal effort. My new store is actually a little less busy than my last one, so hopefully that will lower my stress level and alcohol intake, while simultaneously increasing my energy to blog. Only time will tell, but it's a step in the right direction.

Abraham Lincoln Was A Badass

I have meaning to write about this for a while, but I thought I would wait to see if the idea seemed less cool after about a month. It did not. I recently finished the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It is by the same guy who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was told as a narrative of somebody who uncovers Lincoln's secret diary about his vampire hunting activities and ties it in to events that actually took place in his life. It was a good mix of history with what I suspect is a little bit of fiction. There are some pretty convincing photos in the book that make it not seem so far fetched, but with photo shop anything is possible these days. Definitely a good read if you are in the mood to set reality aside for a little while.