Friday, June 30, 2006
sighsThere are days when you feel like everything is going your way. Times when you think the world was created just for you. You are carefree, happy and thoughtful. These are the things that make life great.
Then there are the times in your life when you realize that this isn't true. I mean, you are still carefree, happy and thoughtful... but you are doing this in a world that is less than perfect. A world that has huge flaws. The concept you once cherished and defended seems like a cesspool of negativity and political incorrectness. All the cognitive dissonance hits you while experiencing this discovery.
The world and its people are not just objects of amusement for you. They are the others who may think and act differently.
Every person has different experiences and attributes in the places and for ideals they encounter. But what some people know that others don't is that we all have to live in the same planet. We have to coexist. There is no other choice. So what do we do? Do we try and create our own little cultures within a culture? Try not to interact with persons who are inheritly different?
Well, it doesn't work like that. There are reasons why we don't like to mix and reasons why we shouldn't mix. But there is only one reason why we are mixing. That is because we live in the same fucking place.
So the only thing we can do while mixing is to be civil.
But obviously that is TOO much to ask these days.
If we have to coexist indifferently, then why not be separate? You stay in your delusion, and I'll stay in mine. Don't try and pull an outsider in just to reinforce your way to living versus theirs. It is a two-sided street, and the side that is more respectful always suffers.
It is not only enough to be different and separate for some people... those people want to be greedy and turn the world into what they want it to be. They infect everyone with their ways and make us believe that our dreamland ever existed, nor could even be possible. In their world, they are numerous and invincible. We no longer have autonomy. We are just cattle to them.
We become the very thing that we thought they were.
So who's delusional? Me or you?
Monday, June 26, 2006
new jobI have a new job.
Today was my first day. My superviser is completely and utterly gay. I'm working more than 15 hours a week. I don't have sassy teenagers giving me the business. A "personal space" rule is in place. The staff celebrates diversity, not tries to control it. The sentence "I can't show my cross necklace cause it might offend someone" was stated.
I think I'm going to like it. That and I get 33% off everything.... and free promo crap!!! woot! I totally took 2 CDs and a book for free today!
Friday, June 23, 2006
interesting factThe Medrano family used to own the Arcadia Theaters. Luckily we sold it before it became a death trap.
My grandfather used to make all of his kids work there, so they would stay out of trouble. He screened only Spanish movies. Oh I can remember when my Dad used to go on and on about how he used to work there as a kid.
Bye, bye historical landmark.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
BooksOkay kids, I give you a mission. Frank needs to start reading more.
Today I was totally bored with all the internets! I know! So much like when people get excited over sending/receiving snail mail [like in the dark ages] rather than using email, I need to read actual books.
So here is where you gusy come in. What should the Frank read? I need a list of your "10 new books that Frank must read." Here's some criteria.
1) No autobiographies
2) No science fiction involving space aliens
3) No lesbian books
4) No books written or ghost-written by any of the Wayans brothers
5) The first 50 pages should be "amazingly awesome"
6) No books that could be adapted to an episode of Law and Order and/or CSI. All spinoffs apply.
7) Since I always judge books by their covers, they must be attractive.
8) If book was or is going to be a movie starring OR co-starring Robin Williams... no thanks.
9) No books about Accounting... Becky!!
10) Must be good.
Comment, phone, IM and tell me your suggestions! and GO!
Monday, June 19, 2006
teeheeSo it's in middle of the afternoon and I'm slowly realizing that I'm just a bum. ugh.
This is not my incredible life. I'm feeling just a little less than awesome, which for me is huge. I run some errands. I go to the bank; I go to Blockbuster; I go fill out some applications. I'm starving so I go to Target [closest to my apartment] for some impulse food items. Those damn Target people, soo crafty. I get some Diet Vanilla Dr Peppers, and I find some pizza rolls on sale.
The day was starting to look up.
I've been hearing about this Lifetime movie, so I look it up on the internets. It's on tonight. woot. What else am I going to watch on a Monday night? Then I notice that this other movie is on. I watch the movie.
Oh man, am I getting sucked into the Lifetime movie vaccum?! The movies are so completely outregeous. They not only show the obvious; they end with worst case scenerios. Filled with campy cheese and every mother's worst fears all at the same time!
The one I just watched is about a teen that is obsessed with internet porn. By the end of the movie you start to equate porn addiction and heroin use. The parents freak and want him to go to therapy. The teen gets beaten up by hooligans and tries to commit suicide. In the last scene he realizes that he does have a problem and runs home to hugs his mom.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Nothing is ever for freeSo yea, after I took a shower the other day I decided to comb my hair forward and was shocked by the hair. It was just over the tip of my nose. I went insane! I didn't really notice that my hair was getting that long. I mean, I knew it was shaggy but not like that. I guess my awesome hair styling skillz covered up the fact that I was turning into Cousin It.
Coincidentally my sister called me and ask if I was interested in getting a free haircut.
WOW. What luck!
There I was, thinking about getting a haircut, and what do ya know... a free haircut falls right into my lap. So I go there. It's a place in Addison called KnockOuts. It tailors to buisnessmen on the go who like sports and getting haircuts by sexly-dressed women with scissors. They offer you a beer as you walk in and then you can flirt with some random girl [that has three kids, but you would never know it!] for your lunchbreak. It's a real classy joint. The Sis is the receptionist.
When I get there, the Sis asks if she failed to mention that it's free cause they are breaking in a "new girl"... I think "you bitch!"
Now let me share something about my childhood and haircuts. I have hard hair to cut. I have lots of cowlicks and very thick hair. All of the people who have cut my hair have no problems telling me this fact. This is why I don't get haircuts too often... all the hair trauma.
And of course, this experience was destined to follow suit. This leads me to
"Things you Don't want to hear/see from someone who is cutting your hair:"
1) They don't teach you how to cut men's hair in school!
2) You hear a more experienced stylist whisper something into the ear of your stylist and then she gasps.
3) Stylist scratches her head.
4) Stylist asks you repeatedly "You're gonna hate me!"
5) she offers me another beer. [trying to get me drunk!!]
6) While the experienced stylist has started staring at what she is doing, she says "I totally get nervous when she does that"...
then I say "me too"
Anyways, afterwards I like it. I was surprised too. I really like it. I'm traumatized for life [again] but I like it.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
whoa!Katharine McPhee's new single CD has finally leaked to the internets! I love it. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is amazing! Even My Destiny sounds sorta good. It's like a pop-country song.
Thank the heavens for this! My week isn't starting too good.
As of this moment, I'm still unemployed. I guess when they said they would call "next week" I half expected them to call Monday at 9am sharp. I'll be sweating bullets till then.
Anyways, here are the songs for you people who are too lazy to make a few clicks. This media player thingy is kinda neat. Look at me being all internet savvy!
Friday, June 09, 2006
Robot Frank!This past week has seriously been the week of "Fake Frank"... well maybe not totally fake but more "Nicely Packaged for the Masses Frank"
This week, I have gone on a total of four big interviews. Now, as you guys know, I don't usually do interviews well for various reasons such as
a) Appearance: I look like a hippie.
b) Speech: I studder under pressure.
c) Semantics: I'm one of those people who purposefully uses SAT words in interview banter... but it sounds like I just read it from the dictionary like 3 seconds before.
d) Conversation: I usually go off odd tangents, and when I catch myself doing this, I'm not all too subtle on trying to get back on topic.
But I have to say, these round of interviews went surprisingly great. I think it has to do with the fact that I have learned that I just cannot be myself at all. I have to be this separate entity that is floating above my body controlling every move that my physical body is making. It's like I'm the wizard behind the curtain.
Perhaps I should of went to "interviewing classes" or whatever because people tend to know this already. I've received numerous "duh, Frank" responses when I talk to people about my new revelation.
I'm like a Robot on interviews now.
But it takes more than just being a robot of course. I can't be all "I-am-Frank! Compute!" I have to be a robot that is like trying to be human... like artificial intelligence. I have to be Hailey Joel Osment, but like a grown up looking for employment. I have to be fake, but life-like.
Anyways, I'm finally all done interviewing for Carrollton-Farmers Branch and I'm hopeful. Out of the four interviews, three went fabulously. The first one doesn't count, right? It's not like it went horrible... but during the interview.. I just didn't feel like I really want that job... and by the end of it.. I completely knew that I didn't want it. If they were to call me back, I would tell them I would think about it and wait for better offers.
Yeah, so CFBISD works efficiently [as do all district, so I'm told] All the applications are sent to personnel. Personnel sends applications to schools in need. Schools interview applicants. School sends reccommendations to personnel. Personnel calls to offer job to applicant.
Now, at least my first "crappy job" interview wasn't for CFBISD. It was a private school. SWEET! So all my good interviews for the jobs I liked came from the same place! But let's look at those three jobs closer:
PROS: It is the grade level [elementary] I wanted, I met the teacher I'm working with and she's cool, it's a job where they actually need me, the school is pretty, and has a diverse student body.
CONS: It's far away!! I think I can get there everyday, but it's not going to be an easy thing.
PROS: It's the grade level I wanted, locale is excellent, I know I would never be bored in this job, interview went brillantly, loved history of school.
CONS: It's an alternative school, school looks ugly, [although I do like working with kids with behavioral problems] it is a WHOLE school filled with them!! I like a school with diversity.
PROS: school's pretty, good locale, diverse student body, excellent interview, Kids that need me, met the teacher I'd be paired with.
CONS: It's for middle school.
It's hard to decide which one I like the most. I guess I don't want to decide, because you never know which job you might actually get. I want to start one of these jobs with an open mind and a positive outlook.
I'm sooo excited. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Inside the Bachelor's LifeIf you've been inside my apartment, you knew this was coming eventually...
Let's see one part of the apartment, the kitchen. Observe:
A: The cabinet that never completely closes. and YES, if you look closely that is my dinner you see. The Macaroni and Cheese.
B: Various bills and credit card statements.. like we do.
C: The only pots/pans we have are dirty and on the stove
D: Jason's fryer.. we used once and never used again because we couldn't figure out how to clean it. Yeah. the orginal grease is still in there. Beware, don't open it!
E: Misson Tortilla chips that have been there for at least a year. I'm sure of it.
F: Miscellaneous stains on the counter... let's hope it's syrup.
G: Deliver/carryout and other packages everywhere!
you know there's more!
H: Unclean! Unclean!
I: At least we drink clean water, right?
J: tequila shots anyone?
K: Martini glass, like I do.
L: Plugged applicance by the sink... yeah.
M: My sister came to the apartment last week and totally started doing the dishes!! This is what is left of the clean dishes. When is she coming back?! I wonder if she does windows too?
N: A sad attempt on keeping the smell controlled.
Wow... I never thought I would turn into one of those people who didn't clean after themselves. Seriously! This is probably getting out of hand. The funny thing is that looking at the living room, it's like night and day.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Will it Ever End?!Bring it On: All or Nothing...
Bring it on part 3?! This cannot be happening. And it has Beyonce's little sister, Solange in it too. It's too perfect! Didn't she like have a baby not too long ago?
We're going to have to make it a Bring It On party when it comes out on Dvd [as you know it will!] I'll have to make some strong-assed drinks to go with it. Cause I don't think I'm ready for this
Future movie title ideas:
Bring It On: Bitch, I already told you three times!
Bring It On: Don't be hatin'
Bring It On: Tonya Hardin style!
Bring It On: Britney versus Christina, the final showdown
Bring It On: My baby needs diapers
Bring It On: Murder Mysteries
Bring It On: Nomi pushed me down the stairs and took my lead in the Las Vegas show, Goddess!!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
TravelsOh man, so the Dart Rail is like the awesomest thing ever!
It's so efficient and fast.
zip! zip! zip!
Plano is not so sexy. It's highlights include The Dr Pepper factory, the Frito-Lay factory, the JC Penny factory and let's not forget SMU-in-Legacy (re:The nerd factory).
Yeah, so I have a job interview there. I could be working in Plano. COULD being the operative word. And no, not at the Dr Pepper factory [although I could put a glove on a Dr Pepper bottle and wave at it while it makes it way through the assembly line. teehee] It's at an Elementary school.
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