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At 7 am, I thought... hey.. this won't be so bad...
After about an hour of hellaciousness, I looked down at my watch and realized that only 10 minutes had passed.

The line of people trying to get to the games and the cameras reached from the electronics area I was in to almost the front doors. That's several hundred feet, easily. I didn't move from the boat all day except for one 15 minute break and one 1/2 lunch.

It was fairly putrid. They actually *ran* into the store. They ran.
THEY RAN INTO THE STORE.
They'd been lining up for an hour in the below freezing weather and then they *ran* into the store. I'm so glad I'm not closing tonight. That's a mess I don't want to fix.

All next week I'm scheduled mornings except a night where I close (and since we're open til eleven, I could be there until midnight or later cleaning up). I have to wonder if I pissed someone off or if it's just one of those "open schedule" things.
I really need to look at the info packet for the health benefits and I *really* need to order more contacts.
I've been wearing this set of 2 week contacts for more like 5.

recommend movies to me, please?
Especially the more iconoclastic amoungst you.(you know who you are). Movies you either love and want to share or hate and want to inflict.
Or well, somewhere in between is okay too.
I've already got a healthy (and ever growing) list from Karl.
But there's always room for more.

I'm hoping I can manage to find most of them on netflix. And if not... there's always Naro Expanded Video.

The Naro only charges $6.50 for an evening show... only shows a few movies at a time.. has ONE theatre (with a balcony) and an actual projectionist (who I think got honestly pissed off whenever someone managed to get the toilet paper to hang from the ceiling fan in the middle of the audience during Rocky Horror. It would hang in front of the projection for the rest of the night).
I miss going there.

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mjfgates
Nov. 29th, 2002 05:20 pm (UTC)
Aaaaghhhh. I mean, I could put a lot more words into it, but it'd still just be "Aaaaaghhh," only longer.

Get cleany stuff, clean contacts. There's nothing inherently "temporary" about 'em... they just got cheap enough to make that they couldn't get away with charging like $100 a pair anymore, so they started labelling them as "disposable."

I am negative help with movies. I mean, I liked "The Gods Must Be Crazy," and... ummmm. Er. There was a version of "Butterflies are Free," with Goldie Hawn, that was good. (That was also twenty years ago.)
saintsteven
Nov. 29th, 2002 07:29 pm (UTC)
Ravenous.

..happened to be thinking about it today, so there ye be.
Soundtrack is nice, too.
dlbags
Nov. 29th, 2002 07:42 pm (UTC)
We so had it worse today...I got you beat, wait till you hear about these tools...
maddening
Nov. 30th, 2002 07:18 am (UTC)
I didn't even talk about my day, dorkus.
You have no idea how good or bad it was... just that the first 10 minutes seemed like an hour and that these idiots ran into the store.

I actually had an interesting conversation with this tall lanky boy who said this was his first year doing this kind of thing in retail and he works at circuit city. He didn't come in to our store until much later in the day when it was merely busy instead of insane. From what he said, I'm glad that I don't work at any sort of electronics place.

dlbags
Nov. 30th, 2002 10:43 am (UTC)
Holly, it was mayhem I tell ya...I'm there till midnight tonight...ugh.
wrekehavoc
Dec. 1st, 2002 12:49 pm (UTC)
in no particular order:

Blow-Up andL'Avventura: both amazing, classic films by Antonioni. both will play with your head regarding linear story lines. what you think is happening may not be.
Yellow Submarine: okay, that's a silly one. but it has sentimental meaning for me. that is the first film i ever saw in a theater. my dad took me when i was 3, and i have never forgotten it :-) plus, the non-instrumental music is, of course, classic. psychedelics are optional ;-)
Woodstock: laugh at the people who are boomers. it's an interesting slice of the peace and love generation.
Gimme Shelter: the evil slice of the peace and love generation starring the Rolling Stones at their height.
Annie Hall: love him or hate him, Woody Allen made a classic here. even people who are annoyed by his trademark humor tend to like this one.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High: before Cameron Crowe went on to make real feel-good flics, he made this most excellent adventure based on his year hanging out undercover in a San Diego high school. an '80s time capsule. sean penn's breakout role.
just about any Marx Brothers film made before the 1940s. masters of comedy, bar none.
maddening
Dec. 1st, 2002 02:37 pm (UTC)
You rock, Mizz Renaissance Chick.
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