Friday, November 30, 2007

Okay so we all know that YouTube is a cesspool for stupidity, but today I came across

quadruple kickflip

Read all the comments too!

And then...


and then


and then on this one,

LaRsYbOy68 (4 minutes ago)
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dude thx for not doin that gay screeming like all the others lol

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Awww national bank sent me a nice email yay

all is forgiven, Mr. National Bank man!!
11 hour day, today, just because you know, 40 hour weeks just aren't enough punishment for me.

(But seriously I didn't ask for the hours they asked if I could do the extra, and I figured they really needed it, but the person they thought wasn't going to turn up was there when I started, but the store was busy enough to justify my presence anyway so yeah that's that side-rant out of the way)

And working at Borders, you get to see the broad spectrum of humanity. Usually customers are nice and friendly and thankful.

Today, I got a customer who was angry. Why?

Because on the envelope for her gift card that she just bought, I wrote the amount down for her.

She basically shot me daggers, said "I wanted to do that"

And I thought she wanted to fill in the to and from for herself so I pointed out they were still blank

and she just menanced out of her lips "no i wanted to write the price down"

so i chucked out my hideously offensive envelope and offered to get her another one, but she said "no, i'll get it myself, and I'll hold on to it, so that you can't write on it".



seriously woman i was just trying to do you a favour, and it's not like I'm stupid and gonna immediately write on the second one right after you shit on my face for trying to be helpful

her writing had better be fucking gold embossed to be causing such a huge fuss about it


like the new gift wrap we just got in! omg. its like....furry

its so cool lol it's hard to explain there's patterns on it, and some areas are fuzzy/furry.


i wanna go ;-;-;-;

why wont they come to new zealand !@$!@%

that and the play-symphony GARH

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Finished reading "The Dice Man". Oh man it is good. I am really tempted to try it, but I think everyone would just end up hating me :P

go read it now READ IT READ IT!!!!!~~!!~~!

Monday, November 26, 2007

You know how I said "someone is going to explain this today"? I went in at lunchtime to the Sylvia Park branch, and I did most of the explaining. The stupid Indian lady was under the impression that there was nothing wrong with me being charged $35.00.

I complained about her. Hopefully a manager gives her the "shame finger".
The National Bank has just tried to fucking charge me a $35.00 account fee for my credit card.

From the website:

Tertiary Plus is a mix of banking products and services designed specifically for students studying full or part-time*. The package will give you a good steer on how best to manage your money and take control of your finances.

With Tertiary Plus you can apply for:

  • Current account with no monthly account transaction or automatic payment fees
  • Cashpoint card - giving you easy ways to manage your money including access to money machines, EFTPOS & touchtone phone banking and Online Banking
  • Thoroughbred Goal Saver
  • Interest-free overdraft on application of up to $1000 for your first year of study, and up to $2000 for your remaining years on the package
  • $5,000 personal loan
  • Thoroughbred Card or Visa Classic credit card, with no annual account fee
  • Affordable contents insurance with Plus Cover contents insurance.
Someone is going to explain this today.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

BMBS COMPSCI 335 Distributed Objects and Web Pass A 15.00
BMBS COMPSCI 345 Human-computer Interaction Pass A+ 15.00
BMBS COMPSCI 367 The Practice of Artificial Pass A- 15.00
BMBS MUSIC 217 Electronic Music 2 Pass B 10.00
BMBS MUSIC 311 Composition 6 Pass B+ 20.00

So yeah. A+ A A- B+ B. All five grades lol. Same GPA (7, A-) as last semester only more spread out. I'm happy with these results, considering I did very little work, and totally don't deserve them. But yeah.
omg lol guess what i just found today on my desk...

my gareth farr concerto notes.


oh well i already got my marks back so B+ is fine with me lolz lolzlozl


The rarest shirt colour to find in Sylvia Park is orange.

I bought an orange t-shirt yesterday.

That makes me rare! Speshial!!! YAYZ


The most annoying thing about working at Borders? Well, when the sticker prices are higher than a price written on the product itself, clearly indicating $NZ. I can't find a good explanation to tell customers as to why instead of $24.99 as on the box, we're charging $26.10.

I can't explain it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Muse concert last night!


IMPECCABLE playing from the band, it was really tight and after songs they would do little jam sessions that were really impressive. The drummer was especially solid and Matt Bellamy had his piano with him this time, and it was sweeeeeet. And okay so the bassist doesnt have anything cool to do but he didn't screw up in the slightest so they're awesome. Incredible lightshow, strobes and colours and really well timed with the music, balloons filled with confetti, awesome smoke plumes...and did I mention awesome music? Man. It's like the album x 50.


People not managing to clap in the right tempo as the, they'd end up faster and it would be annoying...luckily Muse ignored the bad Auckland timing. The girl who told me to shut up while we were singing along. I think I gave her ridiculous evils and she said sorry. But then again lol I did yell shut up during Matt Bellamy's piano solo...the ridiculously sweaty people who would walk past and force your contact with people with t-shirts that were *drenched* in sweat...urgh. And then there was this tall dude who had one stance (jumping up and down with his hand raised with a finger to the air) and he had long hair sort of slicked back and he was really sweaty so everytime he jumped it sort of rained sweat behind him onto us...and yeah at first we didn't have a good view and it was really cramped but for some reason about halfway through when we made our way forward it actually got looser. Strange.

As you can see, none of the lowlights are the band's fault. Muse is excellent. I hope they return again!

Monday, November 19, 2007

So I was having a really bad day: put on Calendar Kiosk again (it's like being banished from the store, it really sucks) and also having heaps of difficulty getting time off from work to go on the PaperclipTrip (since they won't give me the days, I had to find people to swap shifts with and it was really stressing me out) and I was just in a really foul mood...

but then!

Holly came along and offered to take one shift and was really nice, and then I found the opposite of OGL (old german lady, bane of music students everywhere) - NGL was formed! It was just this German lady (actually she wasn't that old, less than OGL but like 40 50 maybe and ANYWAY), and she was walking around with a notebook jotting stuff first because I was still in a semi-foul mood I thought she was from a competitor taking notes or something but it turned out she was just writing down the names of calendars she liked so she could come back and buy some on Thursday...we ended up talking and it was a really lovely conversation, about students and my name and how she likes it and Henry James the poet and what an Engagement Calendar was...really gave me the uplift I needed to get through the day.

Here's hoping I don't get CK for the whole day again tomorrow....

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I saw Chace today at the calendar stand! It was one of those weird "life moments" you know; I think it was pretty obvious we both recognised each other but still needed a bit of time to remember exactly who the other person was. I was tempted to ask her if she still worked at the Rec Centre but I was only that she used to work there while I was there, after she had left. I also only remembered her name after she left, hence me not referring to her by name. She didn't use my name either yay for shared situational experience, and also asked if I still did basketball wouldn't have helped anyone if I'd pointed out her mistake and said I did after school care so I just said no (since the answer would have been the same in either case)

yeah. yay.


I love it when people approach me while I'm working and say things like "I bought ****** from here last year".

You know...that year when...Borders was....not even open....


Since Calendar Kiosk days are days where I get lots and lots of time to just stand around aimlessly (although not so much today, it didn't go as excruciatingly slow as it normally does for some reason), I made a list of things that need to be bought if one was to move out to an apartment that didn't come with furnishings of any sort. The sort of things you just sort of walk around in your house and take for granted and use on a daily basis without even realising it.

Here's the list (I warn you, it's long):

  • nail clippers
  • rubbish bin
  • can opener
  • grater
  • bath mats
  • clotheshangers
  • spatulas
  • cooking utensils
  • eating utensils
  • laundry basket
  • glad wrap
  • torch
  • candles
  • matches
  • stapler
  • scissors
  • tape
  • paper
  • rubber bands
  • clothespegs
  • mirrors
  • towels
  • teatowels
  • dishes
  • cups
  • vacuum cleaner
  • sponge
  • im bored of typing this out now
but suffice to say, time you just walk around the house in an ordinary day, think of all the things you use. all of them! there'll be heaps I guarantee it.

and also if anyone is stuck on christmas present ideas for me (lolz)

you can get me:

lint remover (you know those rolly things that remove lint from clothing)


that page-a-day calendar with the kittens SO CUTE


a new electric shaver yay

but dont you all go getting the same thing now, i dont need 5 lint removers, thanks >.>


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

from "The Dice Man" by Luke Rhinehart -

"I dragged myself to it with the enthusiasm of a man with diarrhea moving toward the toilet: I had a compulsive need to get it out but had some months earlier come to the conclusion that all I was producing was shit." transport declined my application for exemption for restricted hours, because i could technically take my full if i had taken a defensive driving test....grrrrrrrrrr i dont want to do no silly defensive driving.....bah.

there goes my $20 application fee...most expensive letter i ever paid for, lol

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

just "customized" the most INSANE laptop on Dell. $9100.


but it has a Solid State harddrive. whats that? well you know how normal harddiscs have mechanical spinny bits....solid state doesnt. its like a vey very very big flashdisk. that works faster than a hard drive


ABEBAET(!U#%(!*@%*!@% but 9100 piss off lol that's THREE MOTORCYCLES

wouldnt you rather THREE MOTORCYCLES than some dumb computer

hurry up and follow moore's law!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Filled up my motorbike today.

Okay, okay, so technically, the guy who I asked to fill up my bike @ shell filled up my bike today...but anyway the point is it cost $10.72. Yes.

I mean sure it wasn't an empty tank I don't think, know, filling my car halfway is $40.


Okay so at work its lunchbreak and im just in the staff room sitting reading my Death's Head book by some guy I don't even remember the name of, and my phone is on the table

so a fellow staff member (who i will not name) comes in....and then without asking just picks up my phone and starts playing with it



why you do that

gosh some

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Painting today! fun fun;


i wonder if it will actually sell...

It's not too bad actually.

THERE IS A BORDERS BOOKSHOP IN THE FILM!!! although the dude totallyt should be fired what crap customer service

but yeah you can totally tell its borders from the font and the bookcases and the images on the endcaps LOL

ok and yeha its a prety good movie. th ending is a bity meh but oh well


Friday, November 09, 2007

no exams!

in malay, air means water
in maori, tuna means eel


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Is it really that hard to know which shop you are in?

Why do people try to use PaperPlus gift vouchers at Borders? Did they not notice the trillion signs that announce what store we are? I mean, I can understand trying Westfield (we're not, by the way), but PaperPlus? Whitcoulls? You might as well come in to our store and slap us.

Well actually ok it's not insulting, just confusing as to how people can be so irrevocably retarded.

Monday, November 05, 2007

hey guys, how was your guy fawkes? smokey and HOT?

mine was spent indoors putting books onto shelves.

but, at least I'm getting paid for it, yeah?! YEAH?!

miao miao

Band for you to DISCVOER RIGHT NOW:


they're awesome. its like philip glass meets progressive rock


theres a funny book of "spells" @ borders

so yeah scared of ghosts like I am?

apparently all you have to do to ward them off is to flash your genitals.

women, at any time. guys, only if you're erect.




heres some lyrics


If I could reach the stars I'd pull one down for you
Shine it on my heart so you could see the truth
That this love I have inside is everything it seems
But for now I find it's only in my dreams

That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world

If I could be king even for a day
I'd take you as my queen I'd have it no other way
And our love will rule in this kingdom we have made
Till then I'd be a fool wishin' for the day

That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world

That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world

Friday, November 02, 2007

lol just watched Me and You and EVeryone we KNow


i give it A

and if you dont understand

you wont understand this


Thursday, November 01, 2007

one more