Friday, October 27, 2006

Burninating The Office

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At Friday's pumpkin carving contest at work, one of my coworkers submitted this pumpkin of trogdor. Only 3 of us recognized the carving, and only a handful more even knew who the hell trogdor was. To shame I say. On the plus side, trogdor's obscurity amongst my coworkers allowed the pumpkin to win the coveted Best Inside Joke prize.

Astute viewers of this pictures may also recognize the Strong Bad shadow on the wall, as he was carved on the other side.

And no, I can't take credit for this picture. It was taken by one of my coworkers.

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Blogger Arthaey said...

So much awesomeness!

10/29/2006 8:00 PM  

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Thank You Career Services

I'd like to take this moment to thank Cal Poly Career Services for finding me job opportunities only when I'm happily employed and no longer a student. Career Services in the past week has found me 3 interviews. In the previous 2 years I had my resume on their site, was actually a student, and was looking for a job: 0 interviews.

I'd also like to thank Placement Pros, a temp agency in Hanford I went to after my freshman. No job when I needed one, but they called me a couple months ago, asking if I was still looking for a job. Shit, I hope not after 3 years.

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Blogger Luke said...

Wow this must be a collegic epidemic...I had 3 or 4 people call me for interviews after I got my job. Amazing how efficient the school can be when it's no longer necessary.

10/20/2006 11:02 PM  

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Monday, October 09, 2006

God Hates Me

Yep, he surely does. Of course it's not like I've given him any reason to like me. I mean, if someone denied my existence, I probably wouldn't like them either.

Anyways, I should mention that I abhor clothes shopping. Especially shopping for pants. There's little in the world I like less, mostly because it's so hard to find my size. I've gone so far as to start exercising solely to avoid buying bigger clothes. But I can't really lose too much weight or I'll have to buy smaller clothes. Truly it's a delicate balance.

Today I needed to get a pair of khakis. Apparently the exercising isn't working quite as quickly as I need it to. So I head over to the local Wal-Mart to get some. I spend 15 minutes looking for some 38/34s and eventually find a pair. I'm happy because they're always goddamn hard to find. Usually at a given store I only find one pair of them, if that. Anyways, I try them on and they're a bit too small. Frustrated, I go back to look for some bigger pants. This is where it gets fun.

The distribution of pants at your typical store is a strange one. Usually you see 34/32s 36/32s, 36/34s, 38/32s, then they skip to 40/30s, 42/30s, and 44/30s. Clearly everyone who shops for pants at Wal-Mart is either tall and skinny or short and fat. Not a single tall fat person buys pants at Wal-Mart. Why do I find this hard to believe?

So now I need some 40/34s, and I spend another 15 minutes looking at every pair of khakis in the store. And wouldn't you know it: I find more pairs of 38/34 pants than I've ever seen in my life. And damn simple to find them too; they're everywhere. Funny how it's hard to find them when I think I can wear them, easy to find them when I know I can't, and impossible to find what I know will fit. Eventually I find some 40/32s. I try them on and they're good enough. I take them. Truly a horrible experience, but I came out on top. I have pants that look good, fit, and weren't very expensive. Maybe god doesn't hate me after all.

I take them home and find a stain. I grab a beer; I've earned it. Yep, god hates me.

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Blogger Arthaey said...

So many people hate clothes shopping -- myself included, except when I'm in the mood to browse a Goodwill. I feel your pain on finding properly fitting articles of clothing. I shall sacrifice some pasta to His Noodliness and request that He send you pants. Or maybe some of His strippers -- then you won't need the pants? ;)

10/10/2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger Aaron *@ said...

Had I not worn pants at the trade show I was attending, I would've been fired. Plus, my guess is that I'd have lost a small amount of respect amongst the attendees.

10/10/2006 6:07 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

I feel your pain, for sure. I'm a 36/29 or so...very short legs, and the high 30's only go to about 32, which end up way too long. This is why I still wear the same pants I had in high school. A little tight, maybe, but worth not having to shop for more pants.

And I must say that as bad as pant shopping is, shoe shopping is infinitely worse. It's always so damn hard to find a shoe that is comfortable, fits, and looks the way you like. I hate it. Hate it.

10/18/2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger Aaron *@ said...

I used to hate shoe shopping until I realized that I could just buy the same type of shoe as what I got at my previous shoe shopping experience. Then the only difficulty was in finding that type of shoe in my size.

10/18/2006 9:07 AM  

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