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Mar. 16th, 2006 @ 01:13 am Computers can be so finicky sometimes...
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
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So last night, foogod came over to help me install the new cpu and motherboard so I could actually use the Christmas present he got me (a new video card). So we get the whole thing put together, and put the video card in, and the screen is all bleah. We think it may be that I got a wonky video card, so I'm going to take it to Fry's tomorrow and see if they'll check it out for me.

On a bit of a lighter note, Claudia's first softball game was today, and she was pitching today. Now her favorite sport is basketball, but she wanted to try this out, so I let her. Of course, now she's getting into a sport which is very close to my favorite sport and the one I used to play, baseball. Not to mention she's playing the same positions I did. So, from seeing the game today, she's pretty decent and has some good potential. Her team sucks. Now I understand that this is the first game, so I'm willing to give them time. My only problem is that they're coach is the same one they had for basketball, and he didn't teach them a thing in that sport, so I'm not expecting much out of him for this sport either. Anyway, I'm going to work with the girl on her game and see if we can make a decent player out of her. ^_^

Anyway, off to bed because I have a big day of running around doing errands on my day off tomorrow.

P.S. I ordered my media player from Amazon today and it should be here next week. I can't wait for it to get here so I can (hopefully) download stuff to it and take it to the gym, because the gym SUCKS without decent music.
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Angry Dr Tran
Mar. 14th, 2006 @ 08:19 am Yeah yeah, it's been forever...
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Haruka Kanata - Asian Kung Fu Generation
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So I know it's been awhile since I updated, so I'll go with the interesting bits...

The past weekCollapse )

Wow, a lot has happened in the past week. Why does it always seem like nothing happens, then when I put it down, it looks like a lot.
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Dr Tran
Mar. 5th, 2006 @ 04:24 pm Yay! The sick is gone...
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: The Way - Fastball
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and has been replaced by allergies. So, yeah, a couple of days ago, the sick left. On Friday, however, I was absolutely miserable at work all day because my allergies were killing me. Other than that, though, there really hasn't been anything new going on. I've pretty much been working, eating and sleeping.

Oh, there was a little something the other day. Friday was payday, and my paystub said that I had only worked 5 hours in the past two weeks. Since I knew this to not be true, I went to my manager to see about correcting the error. He told me he would get back to me as soon as possible. So yesterday I go into work and he tells me to not leave without my check and of course as luck would have it it got to the restaurant about 15 minutes after I left on Friday. So after work last night I get the envelope that my check is in, and (take note that usually my checks have tended to be around the $130 mark since I started) it's for $312. Now I'm not complaining, but I'm hoping that this isn't another weird clerical error. My manager asked me this morning if there were any other errors on my check, and when I told him about the large sum he said, "Well, I just want to make sure there isn't an error the other way (meaning my check being too low)." So, until such time as the company says, "Give us money back." it's mine. ^_^
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Dr Tran
Feb. 28th, 2006 @ 08:44 pm Being sick sucks
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: If I only had a brain - Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz
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Particularly when you have to work on top of it.

So pretty much nothing's been going on for the past couple of days because I'm sick and feel bleah. Work was more of an annoyance than anything else yesterday, and when I got off, I came home to have the phone ring and the daughter saying she doesn't feel well and wants to come home too. On a good note, last night I went to the gelateria to pick up a cake that a friend had baked for me (she's in a patisserie class at DVC) and the icing was really good. ^_^

Today, I went to work and it ended up being pretty busy. I walked with $97 on a Tuesday. After that I went to the bank, signed up at my dad's gym (for $9 a month with no contract!), and foogod and I went to have dinner at Chili's. I came home and had a piece of the cake and it's very yummy. Now I'm off to bed because I feel bleah.

Hopefully I won't work too late tomorrow and I can come home early and rest all day Thursday (my only day off this week).
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Dr Tran
Feb. 26th, 2006 @ 07:02 pm The sick has got me
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Numb - Linkin Park
So, quick update on things once again.

Thursday: Had a relaxing day off of running a few errands and not much else that I can remember.

Friday: Went down to Pleasanton to talk to the general manager of TGI Friday's. When I told her the story of what happened (If you don't know the story, look back on Wednesday's post), she was very apologetic for what happened and said the situation would be resolved. Her specific words were, "I will break him." ^_^ After that I went to the dwelling of silverkun and ceolyn to hang out and take them out to lunch. After lunch, we went back to their place and silverkun tied me to a chair and showed me Star Wars Battlegrounds 2 and Halo on his XBox. After leaving there, I went and hung out with foogod until about 1 in the morning. ^_^

Saturday: Started feeling the first signs of a cold coming on and had a decent day at work. When I got home, however, I found Claudia watching tv even though she knew she was on restriction, so now the girl is grounded through the month of March. Sucks to be her.

Sunday: The cold is slowly creeping up more and more by the day. Went to work today and had an okay day in which I wanted to throttle the host that sat me 4 tables at once and then before I even got to those 4 sat me 3 more at once. He knows better than that. I even asked him to go easy on me today since I wasn't feeling well. Oh well, I walked with $100, so I can't complain too much. Except that for those of you who know me and know the service I try to give, you also know it's impossible under the circumstances I had today. Anyway, I'm home now and am trying to take it easy and get some rest since I have to be at work at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Ya know, these updates aren't nearly as short and quick as I always think they're going to be. ^_^
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Dr Tran
Feb. 22nd, 2006 @ 05:05 pm Once again...
Current Mood: mischievousmischievous
Current Music: One Way or Another - Blondie
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The non-regular update on my life. Since last time:

The weekend was profitable at work, but apparently there wasn't anything terribly memorable. Saturday night, foogod, the weasel and I had dinner at TGI Friday's and had an experience with the worst manager I've ever encountered.

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Monday, I started training a new server. Since it was a bank holiday, we ended up being slammed as all hell and completely understaffed.

Yesterday the training continued and it was slow as all hell, so I was able to pass on a lot more information. Went and got a haircut, and came home to a sick girl who wanted to go out for gelato.

Today was the last day I was training the new girl, and she's doing excellently. Despite me only being able to throw bits of info at her at random times, she's retaining a lot and is doing very well. Made pretty good money today, and am soon going to be calling Friday's to see if I can meet with the general manager either tonight, tomorrow, or Friday (since I'm off work the next couple of days). Perhaps this will be the second manager I see out of his position because he decided to treat me like crap.
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Angry Dr Tran
Feb. 17th, 2006 @ 02:11 pm Need....testosterone....
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dog
Didn't get home until something like 3:30 this morning, and just spent three hours with three sixth grade girls gossiping about who likes who, boys, clothes and such. Pardon me while I go play Mercenaries and blow something up. ^_^
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Cowboy Hat
Feb. 16th, 2006 @ 04:25 pm Week in review
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: Evangelion Generation - jea
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Okay, once again, I'm finding it hard to keep up with this thing even though I don't really do much. Here it is so far:

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Dr Tran
Feb. 11th, 2006 @ 09:20 am Two off in a row
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: 1985 - Bowling for Soup
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So I'm finding out that my days off are much more eventful than work days. Today I went to a store I've never been in before, learned a new trick for making fried chicken, cooked "meat for 40", and partied like an old fart. I had a pretty good darned day. ^_^

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Dr Tran
Feb. 10th, 2006 @ 09:11 am A day off
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Yesterday was one of my days off this week. I used to hate my days off, because there was nothing really to do except go out and spend money. Now I cherish my days off because it's time to get errands done, or just relax for awhile.

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