Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Nearly Over... But Surprisingly Fun Nonetheless

The inventory reconciliation is almost at an end… I think I’ll declare a cease-fire tomorrow and declare victory. Due to my team’s great preparation of the count, the reconciliation process went very smoothly… most of the time there are some 5-15 people helping research the inventory discrepancies for a full seven days… we did it with three people (Robert, Carla, and myself) over the course of four days.

All of this work obviously meant that Starbucks was a frequent retreat from all of the research… I lost count, but I think Carla and I went over 15 times in a three day period, which means we probably spent some $300 because the coffee is go damn expensive! During one of the trips, some other Starbucks patrons noted how Carla and I were a cute couple and that she did well training me to be such an outstanding gentleman (as if she could whip me… please!) So, this became our ongoing joke… we think it’d be hilarious if the entire store suspected that we were seeing each other. Oh, how I absolutely love to generate the juicy gossip!

Anyway, we were discussing today that how all this research for the inventory reconciliation is just like detective work... me being the the cocky, wise-cracking, flirtatious, free-wheeling David Addison, and she being the level-headed, icy yet glamorous former-model Maddie Hayes. Our snappy, intense, banter-laden battles could make for a great Moonlighting episode! If we added in some sexual tension, it would be perfect! Too bad she’s got a boyfriend and I’m gay. LOL!

Thanks for the help Carla, you’re awesome!

Another New Test

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Frank's Crush Calculator Scores:
Brandon Routh - 92%
Christian Bale - 84%
Tom Welling - 62%

Yes... they're all superheroes! You got a problem with that?

Monday, January 30, 2006

Come What May

I haven't seen this movie in such a long time! I forget how much I really enjoy it... the story, the music, etc... although I usually stop the dvd about five minutes prior to the ending so that it can be a happy story!

Death Clock

Wow! What an interesting site. DeathClock.com apparently tells you the day of your death based on your date of birth, sex, mode (optimistic, sadistic, or pessimistic), body mass index, and whether you smoke or not. After entering the data, you'll get you're day of death (along with how many seconds remain... counting down!)

It turns out my Personal Day of Death is November 28, 2053. That would put me at 73 years old. That doesn't give me a lot of time to collect social security. Ha! Like social security will be around then!

Not that it's accurate at all, but it does bring some prospective... there will some day of death and there are a finite amount of seconds left! Well, at the very least, the site is quite amusing!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Chuck Norris Facts

While waiting for me to get ready to gout and watch Underworld: Evolution the other day, Josh was playing on my computer and came across this website. It’s absolutely ri-god-damn-diculous! I mean really… WTF!? When did Chuck Norris become so popular? I mean, I’m catching people left and right quoting this freaking Chuck Norris “facts” site.

And So It Begins

And so my brief reprieve from physical inventory ends this morning as I now must begin the tedious process of correcting any and all mistakes made by the inventory counters. Luckily, there’s only about $10,000 of merchandise I need to track down and reconcile… most stores rushed through the physical inventory count and were not at all prepared for it… they have $50,000 - $150,000 to find.

So if all goes well, this shouldn’t take very long at all. Typically, it takes like 7 solid days, open to close, to reconcile inventory. It looks as if it shouldn’t take me but a few days to get all corrected, which is good because I don’t really have the manpower if our inventory came out poorly. My people are being spread all throughout the district for the next couple weeks to help out other stores.

And now I wait for some copies of our physical inventory report to finish printing (its about the size of a full encyclopedia set) so I may begin this torturously wearisome process. I guarantee that Starbucks is gonna be seeing me quite a bit more than usual for the next few days!

Currently listening to a song that Jonathon ripped for me, Destroy The Jedi Knights. Pretty entertaining!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

He's Rick James Bitch!

I was really bored all last night… couldn’t sleep because I slept all day. So, while rummaging through the internet, I came across a funny video I hadn’t seen in awhile.

For those who have never seen the infamous “Rick James” clips from the Dave Chappelle Show, I’ve got it here! This is probably one of the funniest Chappelle clips out there (though I think the “Wayne Brady” one is probably the funniest… I’ll have to find that at a later date.) The entire clip is about 13 minutes long, so be warned if you don’t have a lot of time to view it.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Day After

So the actual part of inventory that involves counting the entire store is finally over (still got the nasty part of reconciling it coming up next week I left the store at about 6:00am this morning. The night started off with a lot of caffeine (black liquid crack – coffee) with the addition of Josh’s special pills (for asthma… has ephedrine in it.) There’s no way to describe the amount of energy I had other than to say I probably could have picked up the three ton stockpicker in the warehouse and thrown it over the store.

After the madness, I kinda just slept off and on all day long. I think I’ll probably go running in a little bit get the blood flowing through my veins once again (hopefully there won’t be the same awkward situation as last week… long story… for those who know – haha… for those interested – just ask… it’s a story for another post sometime!)

I finally had the opportunity to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose today (got it on DVD about a month ago.) It was a great movie. Not so much a horror film; more a court drama. That being said though, the movie still freaked me out. After it was over, I became incredibly aware of how dark all the rooms in the apartment currently were… I was a bit creeped out! I had to watch something very lively and comic to get the eerie feeling to go way, so I watched Tommy Boy. I'm gonna be perfectly honest, I'm still a bit freaked... and if I wake up at 3:00am in the morning, I don't know what the hell I'll do!!! (That would be a reference to the The Exorcism of Emily Rose movie for those who haven't seen it!)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Inventory Insanity

I apologize for the lack of updates recently… I’ve been at work pretty much none stop preparing for physical inventory. It sucks when there are like some 200,000+ things that all gotta get accounted for at one time. We’re actually starting the count tonight and will hopefully be done no later than 3am. I’ll have a few days off after the count before we get the results back… then I’ll be at work none stop once again for about a week until I get all of the discrepancies resolved. Fun!!! Or not so fun. You decide!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Obi-Wan's Thought For The Day

It is you and your abilities the Emperor wants, that is why your friends are made to suffer.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Guess Who's Back

So, just over a solid month, I finally got my car back last night... my precious! It looks so great; looks like a brand new car! I can't describe how much missed it!!! The leather scent (smells so good), the sound of the speakers (my God, the sound is wonderful), the speed (I have a dire need for speed), etc…

The costs of repairs were considerably high, though I didn’t have to pay a single cent. The thing I heard from most people over this last month is how I should just have the car totaled and get a new one because of all the bad luck I’ve had with the car. What people don’t understand is that I love this car. I personally don’t consider any of the unfortunate events that happened to my car to be bad luck. Sure, two tires exploded while traveling down the highway at 80+ mph… but I was able to maintain control and not get into an accident either time. Sure, a crazy, stoned bitch slammed into the driver side of my car sending it spinning 5-6 times across an intersection… but my car kept me safe as I walked away without a single injury (while I’m completely confident that most people would have died in that same collision.)

So I have my baby back. It’s like a Phoenix raised from its own ashes!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Golden Globes

Even though I forgot to ask someone to record the Golden Globes for me earlier this week, I found some short clips of Brandon Routh there. Maybe it's just me, but Brandon Routh sounds a lot like Christopher Reeve. Kinda weird!

On the Red Carpet

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Fingers Crossed!

Heart - Alone

I hear the ticking of the clock
I'm lying here, the room's pitch dark
I wonder where you are tonight
No answer on the telephone
And the night goes by so very slow
Oh I hope that it won't end though

Til now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

You don't know how long i have wanted
To touch your lips and hold you tight
You don't know how long I have waited
And I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
And my love for you is still unknown

I haven’t heard this song in ages… til today at work. We had some Heart concert playing on one of the plasma demos. Why? I don’t know. It wasn’t a particularly great demo of surround sound, etc. It was on nonetheless, and it was nice to watch for a few minutes… a nice break from all of the inventory prep I’ve been doing in the store.

I would have told you a couple months ago that this song pretty accurately described how I felt… but not lately… not today… not anymore. I can still relate to it, virtually word for word, but I wouldn’t say I feel that way anymore.

Some have noticed a slight difference in my demeanor lately... that I’ve been indifferent. I didn’t realize what that difference was until today. I’m a pretty patient person (unless of course while I’m in the car… then road rage completely takes over.) More than that though, I’m a very tolerant person. Just because I can be very tolerant, doesn’t mean I will be anymore… at least not on the same level that I’ve previously been.

Not that it’s a New Year’s resolution (because I don’t really like those), but there’s some things I’m gonna correct this year. A lot of jacked-up stuff happened last year… some of it was outside of my control; some of it was within my control. This year, I will not tolerate the same kind of jacked-up situations that I do have some control over to bring me down.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Great, New Superman Returns Article

While bored out of my mind and surfin the web aimlessly today, I came across a great new article about the new Superman Returns movie.

"In a sense, the movie is about what happens when an old romance returns unexpectedly and also the anger we all have toward people that let us down or leave us behind," director Bryan Singer said. "This is about the obstacles that befall an idealistic man. It's about an old-fashioned hero in a modern world that isn't sure it wants him."

Click here to read the full story.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Which Of The Greek Gods Are You???


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Asinine, Dim-Witted President

Here's a funny video my dad sent me.

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Honestly, I'm not sure why I'm still shocked at how dumb G. W. Bush truly is. I've put up with his idiocy for so long... six years of his silly governorship in Texas, and another six years of his ridiculous presidency. This guy is a complete imbecile.

If an idiot like this can become the most powerful person in the world, I know that anything is truly possible!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday The 13th

I can’t say that today was a day of bad luck. It just was. Finally, after three weeks, I had the chance to sleep in, so I did! I went with Jennifer to the University Coop so she could get her textbooks for this next semester. She spent damn near $300 on three books… I definitely do not miss that about college! While at the Coop, I did pick up the newest copy of Premiere magazine with hot Brandon Routh on the cover! We had lunch at Taco Cabana… my enchiladas were pretty cold, so I found lunch to be less than satisfying!

I had an appointment at the gym up in Round Rock at 4:00pm (normally a 20-30 minute drive.) I figured leaving at 3:00 would have given me ample time to get there and run on a treadmill for about 10-20 minutes before the appointment… I was mistaken. There was just senseless traffic everywhere this afternoon. I was completely engulfed in road rage! Turns out the road rage actually came in handy as I got to the gym right at 4:00pm… the adrenaline rush lasted the full hour while I was there, so that’s a plus.

Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight.

That’s my primary motivating factor in working out in the first place. It’s the most efficient way for me to expel anger. The angrier I get, the more weight and reps I add until I’m completely defeated by fatigue (and later pain!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

About Me

The internet is completely saturated with personality quizzes, questionnaires, etc… Most are entertaining to say the least, but they never really tell you who someone really is.

I got the idea for this post from something The Seeker did a few months back. It’s something different, which I always find to be quite amusing.

Anyway, here are the rules of the game:
  1. Ask me 3 questions. Any 3, no matter how personal, private, random, or ridiculous.
  2. I have to answer them honestly. I have to answer them all.
  3. Ask your questions in the "Comments" section or email me. I'll email you my responses, so if I don't have your email addy, I suggest you send your questions to my email rather than ask them in the "Comments" section.
Ask me your 3 questions…

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Can't Sleep

I over slept today after work. I only intended to take a short nap since I was feeling pretty sick, but I ended up sleeping for hours. Now I can’t fall asleep if my life depended on it!

Here’s a great flash of a Hedwig video… this one’s for you Jennifer.
Btw Jen: Do you have my dvd copy of this movie? I haven’t seen it for awhile, and I’d like to watch it again! Also, the Alamo Drafthouse near Lakeline will be showing it sometime this month... if you want to go, let me know!

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Allergies Suck

So I’m currently at home on my lunch break (one of the benefits of living three minutes away from work.) I’ve been lucky enough not to catch the nasty cold that others have, but my allergies have been kicking my ass the last several days. I’m so doped up on every single allergy medication I’ve got… I’m listening to one of my most favorite albums of all time, Dark Side of the Moon (specifically Brain Damage.) Always great to listen to if you’re doped up or high! I highly recommend it!

Anyway, my allergies were so bad, I even used the dreaded Afrin spray! Now what makes this nasal spray "dreaded" is the simple fact that it’s super addictive. Just ask my sister Jennifer… she was plotting to place a pillow over my mom’s head when she was sleeping after my mom took the Afrin away from her years ago! LMAO!

I think I’m gonna watch the Wizard of Oz sometime this weekend with Dark Side of the Moon dubbed over it!


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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Thought Of The Week Presented By Janis Joplin

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin' don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free"
- Janis Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Teenage Wasteland!

Wow! I am so high on caffeine right now!!! I’m definitely gonna be running in just a bit to try to expel this excess energy! I lost count of how many times I refilled the coffee maker in the last hour alone.

I’ve been listening to Baba O’Reiley by The Who really loud… it’s just a fun song to listen too, but more so when you’re super high on caffeine. I highly recommend it! Btw: Roger Daltrey rocks!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Potter Personality Quiz

You scored as Albus Dumbledore. Strong and powerful you admirably defend your world and your charges against those who would seek to harm them. However sometimes you can fail to do what you must because you care too much to cause suffering.

You scored as Sirius Black. You are a gifted wizard and very loyal to your allegiance. Whilst you have a big heart and care very much about those around you, you can be a little arrogant and reckless at times.

Albus Dumbledore


Sirius Black


Remus Lupin


Hermione Granger


Ginny Weasley


Harry Potter


Ron Weasley


Severus Snape


Draco Malfoy


Lord Voldemort


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Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Man Of Steel Carrying The Daily Planet Globe

"The fate of Atlas grieves me - my own brother, who in the far West stands with his unwieldy load pressing upon his back, the pillar of heaven and earth." - Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Warning Label

If you only knew how true this really is!



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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Confirmed Once Again... I'm Fucking Weird!

Got this quiz off The Barlow's Livejournal. I can't say I'm surprised... same old song... not even a new verse! Whatever. What's new? That's fine... I'm so used to it now. It's only been about 26 years now!!! I still got it!!! LOL!

Mary Sue
Your score was 81 in Unbelievability!
You are your author's Mary Sue, and if a fiction writer wrote about a character like you, they would be doing something very wrong.

You're unreal. There's something about you which words cannot describe-
well, OK, they can, but not in a way that you seem at all plausible.
You are completely unique, special, and, most of all, improbable. The
chances of you being the way you are are about the same as the chances
of your computer screen exploding right now. It could happen, but it
would come as a big surprise.

A novel with you as a character wouldn't even make it past the
publishers. It would be rejected immediately because nobody would ever
believe you could exist. You and your life are the stuff that daytime
talk shows are made of. If you ever want to publish the story of your
own life, make sure it's an autobiography, because you're too damn
weird for fiction.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Implausibility
Link: The Are You a Plausible Character? Test written by coldrose on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

The Year of Kelly Clarkson

I remember at the start of last year, I did a lot of bitching about Kelly Clarkson. To me she was just a normal girl who simply hit it big because of exposure from a hit tv show, rather than from talent. To make matters worse, she was always on XM… nearly every channel I’d listen to. I felt that XM was trying to force me to listen to her music.

As the year progressed, I slowly realized that indeed she was talented… very talented at that! One great song after another… most of which I could easily relate to. I was completely astonished! She’s an absolutely wonderful performer!

As far as the music world is concerned, 2005 will always be The Year of Kelly Clarkson!

On another musical artist note… if I hear Mariah Carey one more time, I think I’ll truly be able to produce Sith Lightening! Just imagine, rather than the Tom Cruise Kills Oprah video, it’ll be Frank Kills Mariah! LOL!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Arrested Development Personality Quiz

Michael Bluth
You are Michael. You've always said that family is
the most important thing. You carry the world
on your shoulders. You're a good man and a
great role model.

Arrested Development: Which Bluth Are You?
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Brandon Routh On E!

For those who missed this extremely short interview with Brandon Routh on E! (like me since I don’t watch tv), behold the totally HOT new Superman in this clip!

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