Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 158

I just got my Rochester Police Results back and I got a 90. I guess I am in the top percentile of the applicants who took the exam. I am very excited about this but since I am in the top percentile I am going to be in the first wave of people taking the physical agility exam. I was expecting this to be in late March early April but instead it is going to be on February 13th. This obviously throws my entire workout time line off so I need to figure something out pretty quick or else I am going to fail this exam which would suck. If I do pass the exam I get pulled aside to conduct an interview with a background agent who will comb over my entire life with a fine tooth comb which is also a little nerve racking. That is enough complaining over something completely sweet.

So while I was working last night at the theater I had a family come in with what appeared to be a mother, father, grandfather and a child about age six. They came in the looked at the movie times for a little while and then they started talking to the little boy about what movie he wanted to see. Apparently the little boy wanted to see Alvin and the Chipmunks but the film had started about 30 minutes before they had gotten there. The family tried to explain this to the little boy and told him they could come back and see the next showing of the film which would give the little boy plenty of time to play video games but he wanted nothing to do with this. He opened the door to the theater and ran into the lobby and demanded his parents by him Airheads and Skittles. After they bought them for him he then demanded they go and watch the showing of Alvin and the Chipmunks that was already playing. The parents caved in after the child threatened to throw a fit and bought tickets for the movie that was already playing. I was shocked at how this child was running his entire family so easily but not three hours later a 13 year old girl came in with her parents to watch Lovely Bones which had started 52 minutes before they had arrived and when the parents objected to watching the movie since it had already started she looked at them and told them that is the movie she wanted to see and then proceeded to walk into the theater leaving her parents to pay for the film. If that were me I would have gotten a quick slap to the back of the head and told I was going to watch whatever my parents wanted and if I didn't like it I could wait in the car. Basically if I don't get out of this theater before too long I am going to feel like and old man telling kids in the lobby that in my day...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 160 Holy 17 Year Old Girls Batman

It hasn't taken too long for this new job to start to get dramatic. In my previous post I talked about how the manager I went to high school with has an on again off again relationship with the bosses bipolar daughter but last night I found out that the level drama is much higher than what I thought. All of the females who work at the theater are about 17 years old and at that prime age for high school drama to be flowing through there veins but with a North Country spin that i was not prepared for. One of the girls named Brianna doesn't get along with another one of the girls at the theater but instead of handling this like normal teenage girl Brianna told one of the other girls to tell her hated foe that if she looked at her again she would punch her in the face. The other girl apparently responded by having this girl tell her that she would totally kick her ass but it would show up on her college transcript so she didn't want to ruin her chances at college. I of course heard all of this second hand and I had to pick my jaw up from off the floor because they are both adorable 90 lbs girls. I had forgotten how women up north don't talk things through but rather they handle their issues with fists and tequila.

On a different note I would like to congratulate Luke for passing his entrance exams. Way to go Big Delicious!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 161

I have a feeling that this new job is going to drive me nuts if I stay there too long. I just found out that all the girls that work at the theater are in high school so you can imagine there is a lot of drama going on. A couple of the girls think I'm cute and whenever I talk to them they get all giggly. I have also found out that one of the managers nick used to date the theater owners daughter until she broke up with him for her ex boyfriend. now she wants him back so she hangs out at the theater and makes sure nick can't even look at another girl without her knowledge. Last night she started to cry because she thought Nick was flirting with one of the 17 year old concessionists even though he is 23. She then told him he was leaving but instead of leaving she sat in the parking lot and watched him for twenty minutes to make sure he was not flirting with the girls. just when I thought it wasn't going to get any better she was supposed to give him a ride home but she never showed up so I had to give him a ride to his house. This place is awesome.

I went to Buffalo on Sunday and I must it did me good to see everyone for a little while. It was tough to come back to Potsdam after such a nice weekend even the moments where I was puking were better than in Potsdam. I can't wait until I can come back permanently.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 166 French Club Rummage Sale!!!

So today was the annual Potsdam French Club Rummage sale. This a sale where the Potsdam high School students who are going to France bring in all of their junk and put it all in the cafeteria. This event is a staple of the Potsdam experience and I have long felt that this rummage sale allows you to see what people are really all about. Every year I show up early at the high school with Tim so we can scope out the best swag and talk with the other regulars who show up early. After about an hour one of the French Club workers came up to tell us we could wait in the lobby since at this point it was getting pretty cramped where we were standing. When we all went to move into designated area this dumb bitch who had been waiting for about three fucking minutes decided she could cut in front of everyone. After jumping over a couple of boxes and running down the hall I assured that I got a place at the front of the line and when I looked to my left I noticed this she-bitch was standing next to me. We stood in front of the cafeteria door for about ten minutes and the whole time she was trying to figure out a way to cut me off before the doors opened. When the doors finally opened to allow everyone into the sale this harpy decided to try and use a box to push me out of the way to cut off everyone else in line so I decided enough was enough. When she hit me in the back with the box for the second time I gave the box a quick elbow to shove her and her decrepit friends into the wall so the mob could deal with them. Everything is fair in love, war and rummage sales.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 170

Yesterday was a day of firsts for me. I started my gym life off with Galen yesterday by going to the gym at SUNY Potsdam. Since I am just starting out I was hoping I could go to the gym without having too be embarrassed by how little I am lifting compared to the guy next to me. Well I guess I had expectations too high as the guy next to me had a bicep that was seriously bigger than my leg. I have decided that this is something I can't avoid since the guys who look like they have bigger muscles in their neck than I do in my whole body probably spend the whole day at the gym. I'm still really stoked about acheiving my New Years goal of gaining 20 lbs of muscle so I can look like Arnold when I go for my police physical fitness exam.(I thought this would be reasonable)

The other big first I had was yesterday was the first day of my job managing the new theater. Everyone should be aware that by "new" I mean it is new for me to work at this paticular theater. The theater itself has been run to shit. As I was getting the extended tour I believe I uttered the phrases "No Way" "Your kidding me" and "Isn't that a fire hazard?" more times than I can remember. The place has a lot of potential but through a combination of the poor building layout and poor management it was run into the ground. Here are a few of the issues I was shown:

Sewage pipe access is in the middle of a theater so if the chinesse restaurant dumps grease down the drains it comes out in a theater.

A live wire hanging from the booth ceiling connected to nothing.

Old staff spent no time cleaning but instead put up all the movie posters they received on the walls in the projection booth. Many are held up with heavy screws.

There are so many little things that are not right about this place but those are the ones that just made me laugh when I was shown them. I am really excited about working at this place because I feel after i get the hang of the new projectors I will be able to do whatever the hell I want to improve the place.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 172

Starting tomorrow I am again part of the work force. I went to the theater today to ask the manager whether or not I should expect to be working anytime soon and when I walked in he was in the process of calling me to ask if I could work Monday night. I am pretty nervous about working at this theater because all the equipment is completely different from what I am used to and I sold the manager on hiring me because I have projection experience. The guys I will be working with are pretty chill so I am not worried they will be upset I just don't want to turn into the shitty guy that I normally have complained about at my previous jobs.

When I got the job it really confirmed all my suspicions about my parents real motives as far as me living in Potsdam for an extended period of time. My dad has been hounding me to be more aggressive about getting a job and now that I have a job my parents are both telling me to keep my eyes open for better jobs and to keep looking for civil service tests in the area. Whenever I tell them that my stay in Potsdam is temporary they pretend they didn't hear me and tell me to get my foot in the door at the post office. If I have to deal with one more person giving me that all knowing grin when I say that I am only in Potsdam for six months I am going to pack my bags up and move to Alaska and become a pro bear wrestler just to spite them.

On a random note I am thinking about getting a tattoo before I move back to Buffalo. I have always been on the fence about getting a tattoo because I could never think of something I would like to see on my body for the rest of my life. My sister has five tattoos, my mother has 4 and my father has 2 but none of them seem to really be anything that is really more than a butterfly or an eagle. I feel if I don't get something with some meaning I will feel like a tool and since one of my goals in life is to not be a tool I have been cautious. I have had a couple ideas of what I would get but I am going to take my time making a decision or get really drunk and do it quick so I can't over analyze the situation. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share them.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 173

The last couple of days have been pretty uneventful for me. I have been waiting for any word about the job at the theater. While I am waiting I have been debating about starting up the North Country Film Society one more time. After talking to Steve last night it sounds like we are going to have one more festival and then we will call it quits. We are hoping someone else will offer to take over the festival after this year but I'm not holding my hand on my ass. I will let everyone know the date we pick out as soon as we figure it out but it looks like the first week in May.

I start my workout regiment on Sunday and I am really excited. It is kind of embarrassing since I haven't worked out in forever and I have to start at the beginning as far as weights go but once I am in shape I think it will be worth it.

For my amusing anecdote for this post I think I almost have my sister convinced I have become a conspiracy theorist. She asked if I got my H1N1 shot and I told her that I didn't believe in H1N1. I then started telling her that the shots were actually small nanobots that were slowly taking over peoples brains. She just walked away but I feel this is how most people deal with real conspiracy theorists except Jessy The Body of course.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 176

When I came home last night after driving to the theater and dropping off my application I realized I had to use the bathroom. When I opened the door I found my father and sister standing in front of the bathroom door screaming at one another over my sister not getting a part time job. Neither one of them seemed like they were going to let up anytime soon so I had to run outside and use the all nature approach. So every time someone gives me that all knowing look when I tell them I am only staying in Potsdam for 6 months I will be able to remember that I can't urinate in the house anymore.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 177

Looks like I may finally have a job. I will be the projectionist at a theater in Massena which is about half an hour from my house. While the owner was showing me around the booth one of the projectors just broke and it took an hour to fix it. After he was done he told me that the place was a fixer upper and that it had been run into the ground before the previous owners went bankrupt. I also found out one of the issues they are having currently is that the Chinese restaurant next door keeps dumping all of the oil from the deep fryers into the sinks and it ends up backing up the theaters drains. I should get some good stories out of this place by the time I leave.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 179

So I just thought I would share some of the things my mother has said to me today and everyone should be able to piece together how things are going at me for me right now;

"That fucking carpet is worth more than you"

"You are full of shit and you don't know what your talking about"

"If you want to live like a dog you can go sleep with the dogs in the garage"

It has been a wonderful day at the Moulton residence so far.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 181 Happy New Years!!!!

I hope everyone had a good time sending out 2009 and I hope that everyone is as excited about 2010 as I am. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2010 and they accomplish all the goals they have established and then some.