it's thumbshare time!
cops w/ nothing better to do w/ their lives than sit there, THREE OF EM AT A TIME, at a tiny little suburban intersection where nothing nothing NOTHING ever happens, and give people tickets. a hundred and thirty FREAKING dollars for ten miles over the speed limit. of course it's payday, luckily i'm working MAD EXTRA HOURS. i knew i didn't want to work today. when the boss asked me yesterday, i did all i could reasonably do to get out of it. i worked doubly hard to finish the appointed task, i came very very close to lying. but of course here i am. w/ $130 freaking ticket. and only enough Task to keep me busy for like an hour. bastards. yesterday did see the return of my favourite nagano-plated vehicle, though. i work next door to a used car place, and for a while they had this scary acura w/ a japanese license plate. NAGANO 4EVA! anyhow, it went away for a while, but now it's back! so i took a picture. even though my camera phone is not the swellest thing on the planet, i promise you, it does have a fancy nagano license plate. NAGANO 4EVARZ. ... ... ...
i also took a bunch of other pictures, mostly of the sorry state of my office.
and here's what i was doing most of yesterday:
then he has me come in early again today to finish up like SIX freaking boxes of canceled checks FROM BEFORE MY PARENTS EVEN MET EACH OTHER. i have just completed, in one hour, the task he had me come in three hours early for. i am braving sanded drywall, an air conditioner w/ no freaking filter, and industrial latex paint in order to file his personal tax records in a box i'd rather crawl into and go to sleep in.
what does make my day quite happy though, is the thought of receiving my newest toy:
it's called a kyonshi. well, that's the japanese word for it. it's a chinese hopping corpse. in japan, they wear shabby robes and carry their souls around in a lantern, but in china, apparently, they just hop around and sometimes save people and sometimes do spooky things. they're not necessarily evil. not in japan, either. i read a myth where a chap's life was saved by one of them. it scared him away from his own house, which was then struck by lightening and destroyed. such a cute little chap! i'm getting it from a creepy little store called strapya. it's kind of a disturbing place, but i've ordered from them before, so i'm feeling alright about it. i've got a takeda shingen strap and a pair of geta. they both rock. now i'll have a cute little undead chinaman too! yay!
now if only i could get the fuck out of this office. preferably before i get myself fired for insubordination.