Thursday, June 13, 2013

I Remember The First Time (21)

"If there is such a thing as the right side of the bed, I've never woke up on it..."
 -@WideOpen357- (via twitter)

"Sometimes, we have to fight for what we love and care about.  Other times, we have to find the strength to let go of the things we love most..." -@DearJohnFilm- (via twitter)

"Dunkin Donuts now has a bacon breakfast sandwich on a glazed donut...  this is big."
-@spencepascuzzi- (via twitter)

"Don't allow your wounds to crush you...  allow them to strengthen you..."
-@MikeDavis_1- (via twitter)

"This isn't actually overtime.  The Bruins and Hawks are just going to make up for every period of hockey missed during the lockout..." -@PensNation_Ken-

I remember the first time that I got exactly what I wished for...  So if you've been following the blog for the last month, you know that I LOVE multiple overtime playoff games in the NHL.  Last night, it's the first game of the Stanley Cup Final (I evidently used an incorrect word - 'Finals' - on facebook and Twitter throughout the night last night...), and the Blackhawks and Bruins went to TRIPLE OVERTIME.  Not only that, but they went LATE into triple overtime.  I believe that the game was the fifth-longest in the HISTORY of the Stanley Cup Final (c'mon guys, it's FINALS...).

I remember the first time that I almost got my sleep right...  Okay, so I went to bed at 1:00 a.m. last night (early this morning), and I woke up at 4:30 a.m.  I took another shot at it at 9:00 a.m., and woke up again at 1:30 p.m.  I'm SO CLOSE...  :)

I remember the first time that I told you about one of my dreams...  Okay, that would have been in the entry 'Rattlesnakes and Dreams,' but when I just woke back up at 1:30 p.m., I remembered my dream, so here you go...  I was on the West Campus of Texas State (and evidently younger than 100 years old, because I was on a meal plan).  Well, my meal plan had actually run out (I believe that they use 'Bobcat Bucks' now, but 100 years ago, you could prepay for your meals for the whole semester).  I don't know if you can still do this, but prepaying for your meals for the whole semester in the cafeteria-style setting they were implementing allowed you to eat all-that-you-could-eat...  Good times...  :P  ANYWAY, I'm talking to the guy about getting meals for the last week (and I'm REALLY HUNGRY as I'm doing this).  He takes me into an office located just off of the cafeteria, where I find out that it will cost me $90.00 to eat for the second week of December (the last week of the semester).  Well, that's too much for me, and some other people (like three) come into the office, so I make my way out, but I grab two pieces of baked chicken before leaving the dining hall.  As I exit, walking down the sidewalk which takes you past where the Student Rec. Center is now located, I'm peeling the skin from the chicken and tossing it away, all while eating the chicken in a way that my body is shielding my eating of the chicken from the view of anyone who might be watching from the dining hall (evidently I'm very James Bond-like when I'm stealing poultry in my dreams)...  :P  In totally unrelated news, it just started POURING here in San Marcos, America...

I remember the first time that I updated you on my workout regimen...  Okay, so last night as I watched the hockey game, I ended up doing 275 situps.  I thought that I would keep track so that you would have some idea as to how many I knocked out doing 25 of them every 15 minutes.  I actually only ended up doing them until the start of the second overtime, and twice during that time period (start of the game through the start of the second overtime), I missed a set (for whatever reason)...

I remember the first time that someone sounded like they were from San Marcos, America...  With a river running right through campus, the water is a very big part of life here at Texas State (and don't worry UT - I'll be writing stories involving you soon enough...).  Anyway, at work last week, I heard the following from one of our regular customers:  "I haven't been on the river this WHOLE YEAR!..."  Keep in mind that this statement was made on JUNE 7TH, leaving our friend only almost all of June, July, AND August (and September, and honestly most of October also) to enjoy the river...  :)

I remember the first time that I wondered, "WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT IDIOT ON THE MOTORCYCLE DOING?!"...  Like I said, I woke up at 4:30 this morning, so I decided to go do some grocery shopping.  Well, I ran into a train (just past Strahan, and approaching the Bobcat softball and baseball fields, for those of you keeping score at home)...  Heaven knows that I'm going to miss the trains...  Anyway, I'm first in line waiting for the train to pass.  Actually, I'm the only one on my side of the tracks who is waiting for the train to pass, when I see this motorcycle approaching in my rearview mirror.  But this bike doesn't pull up behind me - NO, it starts to PASS ME on my right!  As I stated above, I was pretty much, "WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS IDIOT DOING?!"  Then the motorcycle stops on my passenger side (it's a nice night, and my windows are already rolled down), and I hear something in the ballpark of, "why are you still up?"  At this point I realize that it's MY FRIEND Chris, who I worked with last year at the Texas Music Theater...  Of course I recounted everything that I just typed above to him as my stress level immediately plummeted...  :)

I remember the first time that a story had a happy ending...  So my friend and recent spring semester graduate Natalie (yes, the famous Natalie, as opposed to the non-famous Alyssa - HEY Alyssa...) had a job interview recently.  Shortly after completing the interview, Natalie told a few of her friends that an ambulance showed up, because she KILLED the interview.  NOTE:  I've heard this story a few times now, and I haven't told Natalie that if she "killed" the interview, it probably would have been more appropriate if a hearse had shown up (what is an ambulance going to do for a dead interview?, but I digress...).  :P  ANYWAY, it turns out that one of these friends who heard Natalie's story actually works for the company, and they passed the ambulance story UP THE CHAIN OF COMMAND... (Cue the ominous music - DUN DUN DUNNN...).  WELL..., before Natalie takes part in a second interview over the phone, with the regional boss of the complnay, she receives an e-mail advising her to have an AMBULANCE ON STANDBY for the phone interview...  :)  (I'm hearing the song, "That's What Friends Are For..." in my head right now...).  This e-mail came to Natalie from a guy who is just under the regional boss for the company, one who heard the ambulance line from a coworker..., who heard it from Natalie's friend...  :)  To quote Natalie, all of this was "extremely embarrassing and hilarious when it happened," but Natalie was offered the job the day after the phone interview with the regional boss...  :)  Congratulations Natalie!

On that note, I hope that all of you have a great day, and I'll see you again tomorrow!


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