Sat, Jun. 25th, 2005, 01:20 pm
My new LJ.
Add as friend or be destroyed!
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005, 12:23 pm
Okay, people, please begin the slow migration over to my new LJ, "mark_the_spot". I don't have time to look up how to link it to here, 'cause I'm headed out with Paul and Audra, just type it in in the seach box thing.
firstname.lastname@example.org is my new e-mail.
Thu, Jun. 23rd, 2005, 10:14 am
As a rule, I like change. Change is good. But I also like stability. Paradox shmaradox; I'm not philosophizing. I'm just explaining why I think I should make a new journal.
"jonatahgypsy" is a name I made up six years ago, and registered at livejournal two years ago. Not that I change this sort of thing often: I've had the same ringtone for two and a half years, and my old e-mail address I had for six. But "jonatahgypsy" is a part of me that I grew out of, so it's time for a new name.
"markthespot" or "mark_the_spot" (as inspired by Maralei)
"karmicpenance" or "cosmicpenance" (as inspired by Audra and Clara)
"clingandclatter" (as inspired by Lifehouse)
"janus" (as inspired by Mrs. Dr. Hall)
"red_shades" "bowloforanges" or "bowl_of_oranges" (Bright Eyes) [both taken]
I can make some mac and cheese. Has anyone seen the new Paris Hilton VH1 whatever that utilizes the opening chords from Rilo Kiley's "Portions for Foxes"? Well, I did, and I almost vomited. Poor Rilo Kiley.
Was anyone else listening to the wierd conversation between the DJ and the traffic girl on KLSU at about 5:45 yesterday? It was so awesome! "I wanna get to know the woman... inside the traffic girl." "I'm serious [deadpan:] you make me wanna la-la." That one bit made me laugh so hard on my way home from work that I almost ran off the road.
STILL WAITING FOR A RETURN PHONE CALL.
Best Western had a little excitement yesterday. One of the housekeepers found a bag o' weed in a room she was cleaning, and David McDavid himself came down to the hotel. Some country ass people from Kentucky were staying in the room, and we had to wait for them to get back. They didn't get in until after left work, but on my way to the gym I saw the canine unit turning towards the hotel. Apparently they passed the drug test, though.
We passed inspection today! Which means that our boss is gonna throw us a barbecue and pool party. Hooray for pi!
I work full time as a houseman, but starting next week I will work part time as a front desk clerk. Awesome! And the pay for desk clerks starts at 6 per hour (I currently make 5.15 for houseman) automatically going to 6.25 after 30 days (in another fourteen days, I make 5.30 per hour as a houseman).
Audra will be here tomorrow!
Sun, Jun. 19th, 2005, 03:37 pm
Today I had to go up to 211 and fix the toilet. The problem? When you press the lever to flush, it lifts the cover of an intake valve, allowing the water from the tank to refill the bowl. The valve's cap, however, had a maxi pad in it. A fucking maxi pad. There's no way that's an accident: you would have to lift the lid and put the g-damned thing in there ON PURPOSE. Fuck the people that stay at the hotel. Fuck them and their fucking maxi pads.
The toilet in 203 was clogged. Clogged with what you ask? A tampon. Jesus.
Sat, Jun. 18th, 2005, 08:44 pm
So, on "thefacebook" there's this section called "About me" wherein one writes good things about themselves. It's cool and all, but I'd rather post something a bit more meaningful, so it's up to you who know me well to reply here with something (nice) about me that I will copy and paste to there.
Ready set go.
Damn you, generic boy singer! Damn you and your inappropriately catchy song which is all-to-easily turned into a dance anthem!
Today we had to take down every shower curtain in the hotel, wash it, and put it back up again. Every one. And I picked at least fifty cigarette butts out of the bushes. I thought to myself, "This is what I went to LSMSA for? For this I made a thirty on the ACT? For this I made just under 1400 on the SAT? For this I made a 216 on the PSAT? For this I struggled through psychology? For this I stayed awake for days straight writing english, history, and psychology papers? So that I could fish someone's hairpins out of the pool? So I could wipe someone else's piss off of a dirty toilet? So I could make $5.15 an hour for scrubbing scuff marks off the wall becasue of careless guests?" But hey, at least it's a job, right?
Why did you have to go and change, KZMZ? Why could you and your 93.7 megawatchacallits not remain Real Rock for Baton Rouge forever? I know that there was a void in my life when 92.3 became the Light, leaving behind the vestiges of The Point, which had cared for and nurtured me through junior high school until I began my LSMSA days, but that was a different time and I was a different person! Woe is me that just when the Light was so close to what the Point had been, that the Diva took over. And now, o B103, whom I never really cared for but listened to on occasion, has also gone the way of the Diva! Abandon all hope! I am glad that The Point has returned, if only to nurture little ones like I was once, under the name Red, but why oh why did you destroy what was one of BR's best? And how can we forget that before Red, before Real Rock, 93.7 was the oldies station? Oh beauty, how frail thy rosebud!
Acck. Sorry about that. A little to much Isaiah in my diet. The new Red commercial wherein they play the entire intro to "Charlie's Angels" up to "But I took them away from all that, and now they work for me. My name is RED!!!" really cracks me up, though.
Audra's coming to stay with me next week. YaY!
Thursday Caleb and I are headed to Batman Begins I hope I don't cream myself with delight (over the movie, not Caleb. 'Cause that'd be gross). Afterwards, Jan-Jan and me be clubbin'. Then maybe a crucial hang with Anna Friday. I'm headed down Houma way to pick up Audra Wednesday after work, then it's hang with Paul and Anna that night, clubbin' the next night, and Paul's gonna take her home Friday.
Talked to Anna, Laura, and Audra today. I miss my friends! Paul, Jenn, Seren, Jenny B., Mel, Melissa, Ashley, Katie, Adrienne, T-Brian, Tommy, Jared, Jared, Colbys, Jeannique, Robert, Brad, Robyn, Kat, T-Laza, Sophie, Tyler, Key, Alycia, Heather, Clara, everyone! At least I'll get to see most of you next year. Except those of you that are leaving. Trust me, there are a ton of people that I would trade from LSU to where you are any day.
I just watched Celebrity Weakest Link on GSN. Ponch, why are you so stupid?! Ugh. And Mackenzie Phillips, you know I love ya, but any question that begins "What state...?" cannot be answered with "Detroit." Arrgh. Gag me with a spoon.
I watched Justice League yesterday, and Captain Marvel guested. Captain Marvel, lamest superhero ever. Lamer than the Kite, lamer than Bounceman, lamer ever than Morph: Captain Marvel. And what's worse? I enjoyed it. Damn you, JLU!
By the way, The Emerald City of Oz is even better than Road to Oz. Because of chronic crop failure, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry lose the farm, but Dorothy convinces Ozma to let them come and live in Oz, where they proceed to bumpkin through their new lives. Being a boonie myself, I enjoy it immensely.
I think I may like someone I met only once and only talked to for a few minutes. Cute, nice, seems to have a good personality. But I don't even know if they remember meeting me. I'm gonna leave this entry open to the public, and maybe that someone will follow the link through thefacebook and read this. But only if it's supposed to be; I would hate to lose a potential friend because they see that I like them and they are, according to thefacebook, "In a Relationship."
Is anyone else trying desperately to avoid the song "I went Skydiving"? Not freak anyone out, but I can usually stand country and even, from time to time, enjoy older stuff (my grams used to sing me to sleep with Roger Miller). But this song... truly godawful. I would rather listen to Europe's "Final Countdown" any day of the week. The song is seriously bad, folks.
Tomorrow I shall share with you my opinion on the changing face (ear?) of radio in Baton Rouge. Farewell, B103! Farewell KZMZ Real Rock! Farewell my beloved Point!
Sat, Jun. 11th, 2005, 02:31 pm
I just learned that the new song I'm so fond of is actually 'sung' by Kellie Osbourne. Ugh. Oh well, I still like it anyway.
So, I've been rereading the Oz books, and so far I made it through The Marvelous Land of Oz, which was the first book after Wizard, Ozma of Oz, and Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, which actually takes place mostly below the earth's crust. They're actually very funny. I've just started The Road to Oz, which is the fifth book, and I already think that it will be my favorite.
"This, my dear," said [The Shaggy Man] impressively, "is the wonderful Lave Magnet. It was given me by an Eskimo in the Sandwich Islands--where there are no sandwiches at all--and as long as I carry it every living thing I meet will love me dearly."
"Why didn't the Eskimo keep it?" [Dorothy] asked, looking at the Magnet with interest.
"He got tired of being loved and longed for someone to hate him. So he gave me the Magnet and the very next day a grizzly bear ate him."
"Wasn't he sorry then?" she inquired.
"He didn't say. But the bear didn't seem sorry a bit."
"Did you know the bear?" asked Dorothy.
"Yes; we used to play ball together in the caviar islands. The bear loved me because I had the Love Magnet."
My new favorite Oz character is the Hungry Tiger. When I was a kid I hated him, because I thought he was stupid, but now he cracks me up. When he is first introduced to Dorothy as the Hungry Tiger, she asks him why, if he is always hungry, doesn't he eat, and he tells her that when he eats he only gets hungry again. Dorothy says that the same happens to her, but she just keeps eating. The Hungry Tiger says that Dorothy probably eats harmless things, whereas he hungers for nothing so much as a fat baby. He goes on and on about how delicious a fat baby sounds, but says that he has never eaten one because of his conscience and that even if he did eat one, he would only get hungry again and have to eat another. I know it doesn't sound funny, but it cracked me up when I was reading it.
Work was fun today. Except that some inconsiderate jackhole parked his huge ozone destroying gas guzzler in the back by the pool and I had to shovel an assload of dried clay out of the place. But I got my nametag and my key card today, and I can enter any room in the hotel I wish; muwahahahaha! Best Western Zachary is actually probably the nicest hotel I've ever seen. Although I spent almost an hour and a half touching up the paint on the walls. Try not to bump the walls with your luggage next time you go to a hotel, people.
The Soul of Rumi is very, very good.
My dad just upped our satellite package this week, and now we get BBC. I am so fucking excited. I watched "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping Up Appearances" yesterday, and "Flying Circus" everytime it's come on. I can't wait until I catch "Fawlty Towers." I LOVE that show, and haven't seen it in YEARS; and it only seems appropriate now that I ama maintenance worker at a hotel.
Wed, Jun. 8th, 2005, 06:28 pm
Started work today. Work Saturdays through Wednesdays from 9 to 3 for $5.15 an hour with an automatic raise after 30 days. I clean tables and windows, take out trash, unclog toilets, change light bulbs, throw things into the dumpster, and many other duties which are very important to running a hotel, blah.
Interestingly, I'm pretty sure I got the job not based on my skillz, but because the manager's husband was the one and only John Tall, couldashouldawoulda been '97 LSMSA alum. You know, the one who put the wading pool in his dorm room? Yeah, him. And I can still do the "manuel" labor part time.
In other news, my dad updated our satellite package so we get Noggin again now. Hooray for Pete and Pete and all, but now I get to watch Degrassi again. (Shh... don't tell anyone).
So, since I don't have to go to work Friday, Janice, you and me, clubbing, tomorrow night.
To Seren and Audra: I can use my employee discount for our beach hotel room now.