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First Day Jitters

Posted in awesome, awesome news, awesome shot, awesomeness, free stuff, i have a lot of "awesome" categories, new job on December 1, 2008 by pgleason85

That’s right.  Yours truly had first day jitters.  I think that was mainly the ungodly amount of coffee I consumed during my first day today.  My old office had fucking terrible coffee, so naturally I would just spend my hard earned money at my local coffee cart every morning.  Not anymore! They have tons of coffee there, for free! It’s incredible.  It’ll save me 30 bucks a month.  As my dad put it (seriously) “that’s a lot of PBRs!”  So yeah, there’s that!

In all seriousness I was exhausted today.  I didn’t sleep well with the pre-first day jitters I had going, plus not moving all day doesn’t really tire you out enough to fall asleep (only slightly exaggerating…in my defense it was raining).  So the coffee was somewhat of a necessity.  But man, was today a loooong day.  Tons and tons of information was literally (figuratively) thrown at us.  Luckily there were five people, including myself, starting in my department today so I’m not going at it alone, which is really helpful.  But man was there a lot.  I mean, look at the binders we got:

And that’s just day one.  They barely fit in my bag!

While it was an overwhelming day I can already tell I’m going to enjoy working for this company a lot more than my last one.  They clearly care about they’re employees, which is an AWESOME change of pace for me.  They literally turned out the lights to save money on electricity at my last job.  Here, they give us so many free snacks they warn us about weight gain.  So yeah, I probably will do my blogging bit at night for the near future, and I’m not sure just how much I’ll do, but hopefully I’ll find time.  Our TV blew out so I’m probably going to be bored at home a lot.  (I go from watching tv all day to not watching any, thats a serious shock to the system).   

Welp, I gotta get some sleep to prepare for another day of WAAAAAY too much information for any normal human to process.  I just hope I don’t get any more binders.


Two Weeks Notice

Posted in amazing, awesome, awesome news, awesome shot, awesomeness, i have a lot of "awesome" categories on November 18, 2008 by pgleason85

So I did it this morning.  I gave my two weeks notice.  Its a done deal, and now comes the waiting game.  Its put me in a very weird spot.  I mean, I still have to do my job for the next two weeks.  The thing is, the only thing that was motivating me to do a halfway decent number of orders was fear of being laid off (much like my good friend at the end of last month, which is one of the things that motivated me to get the eff out)

But now, I don’t particularly care.  The only reason I am doing anything is so that I don’t force my co-workers to do more work than they should.  That would be unfair, but still.  I’m having a serious motivational issue.  Whatever, there are only seven business days left for me at my current company (thank you Thanksgiving) so forgive me for reusing this picture to express my feelings on the matter.

So yeah, that’s what I got going for me.  So my two short weeks might be some of the longest two weeks during my tenure here.  Go figure.

Also, probably going to have a guest blogger tomorrow, but i’ll make sure you can tell that right off the bat.

I’ve Been Waiting For This One

Posted in amazing, awesome, awesome news, awesomeness, i have a lot of "awesome" categories on November 17, 2008 by pgleason85

I’ve had this post planned for months.  I’ve been thinking about it, tinkering with it in my head.  Hell I’ve done everything short of dream about it.  Today, I can finally write it. I am leaving my job!  On my own terms! Because I found a better one!


So yeah,  I have to go in a give my two weeks notice tomorrow, which is probably going to suck more than I realized.  After I do that I get ready to start me new job December 1st and I can’t freaking wait!  After over a year at a job I thought I would only be at for a few months I can’t even tell you what a relief this is.  So if I’m significantly less bitter for a little bit, you know why.  Now off to practice my “hey boss. Do you have a second to talk” lines.

Mitch All Together (again)

Posted in awesome, awesome news, funny, videos with tags on April 10, 2008 by pgleason85

I just read this on CCInsider:

It’s been three years since we lost Mitch Hedberg, and the comedy world just hasn’t been the same. But soon there will be a little something to help fill that Mitch-shaped hole in your heart. A new Mitch Hedberg CD is in the works at Comedy Central Records.

That makes me absurdly happy.  I loved Mitch Hedberg and was genuinely upset when he died.  It’s a tad weird to have an album come out three years after his death, but it will still probably be hysterical.  And cause i feel the need to put a youtube clip on every single one of my posts apparently, here is a Mitch Hedberg clip from Dr. Katz:

So This Is What I’ve Done For The Last Two Days

Posted in arrested development, awesome, awesome news with tags , , , on April 9, 2008 by pgleason85

(I never hit the publish button on this when I wrote it last week…my bad.)

Yesterday I came across this.

“What is that?” you ask.

Well why don’t I just tell you.

That link right up there will bring you to a page on hulu where you can watch every single episode of arrested development ever! (all 53!)There is a bunch of other stuff there that you can watch like movies and other shows. Its easily the best thing ever. So if for the next week or so I don’t post much, you’ll know why.

But I digress. Arrested Development is one of my favorite TV shows ever made ever. It’s amazingly hilarious and I could watch it literally all day. I actually think I have spent entire days watching that show. If you haven’t watched Arrested Development before you have a serious problem that needs to get checked out immediately. Here is the pilot a link to the pilot (damn embedding) if you need to get started (DO IT!)

And here’s a video tribute to GOB Bluth


Posted in awesome news, bob and david, drinking, HBO, yes every post today will be labeled "drinking" on March 17, 2008 by pgleason85

From the Bob and David Site:

HBO has officially picked up the pilot Bob and I pitched them and wrote. We should be shooting in LA in the beginning of MAY. We’ll keep you posted on exactly when and where (we’ll have room for 150 audiencers). We are both very, very excited about it and feel it’s really strong and important to the health of America. We know that America is hurting right now and old people like to say that “Laughter’s the best medicine” So, keep hope old people, an injection of 10cc’s of funny is about to be shot all up in your funny bones!
Just to get you started, here are two completely disparate lines from the show. They are taken out of context and have nothing to do with each other, but are nonetheless actual lines of dialogue. Enjoy!


(via CCinsider)

(in other news, only and hour and a half till i get to go out for the holiest of all holy days, or something like that)