Monday, April 26, 2004 ______________________________________________________________________________

Daily Grind 

Today is my eighth day in a row working at CallTrex. I will be working straight through to Friday and then help run a Garage Sale (the Choral Federation's Garage Sale) on Saturday. Overtime is just too tempting (I get paid 50% more per hour if I'm doing overtime) to pass up and this weekend we were so short-staffed that I was able to pick up TWO shifts. In light of the fact that last Monday-Friday were pretty much all 12+ hour days, I really should have just backed the hell off and taken the weekend all to myself. But I made my decision and like it or not I'm going to have to stick with it. I didn't just do it for the money either. There wasn't anyone else saying that they would pick up the shift so I didn't want to leave the office dramatically short-staffed, just because a major client was supposed to go live this weekend. (It ended up that they were not ready to go live and will go live this Wednesday. Still.)

The concert on Friday was phenomenal! I didn't realise just how good the children's choir is. The biggest voices were coming out of the tiniest kids, beautiful voices too. Not to mention the songs were so cute, but obviously technically difficult. I was blown away. I don't know what Mr. Pullan thinks about Anna Magdelena's portion of the concert though, but I'm sure I will find out this Thursday. He did thank us after one of the songs, which I see as a good sign.

Over the weekend I read "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke. I have a penchant for children's books because more often than not the plot is as good as a plot that you can get reading an adult book but the author is less full of themselves. Not to mention that children's books retail for less. While the writing was very simple in the book, the story was bloody awesome. I don't know whether I want to re-sell the book or keep it. It's definitely something that I would like to re-read. The thing about books is that I feel very gulity about buying them just because I read them so fast. Everyone tells me that I should go to a library but there are two reasons I won't.

1. You don't know who before you has touched the books. Where they have left the books. Whether they picked their nose/scratched their ass before they turned the pages.

2. (and more importantly) I owe the Vancouver Public Library $300+ and the Coquitlam Public Library $400+. I can still get a new library card because I have a new address now, but going on my past record, I really don't think I should take that risk.

The worst part about the Thief Lord is that the author has written another book and now I really want to get my hands on it. The problem being that it hasn't come out on paperback yet. Considering how much entertainment (in hours) that I get out of a book, I cannot justify buying hardcover editions. Oh well, I guess I will just have to wait it out then. Perhaps I will read that biography about Mary Kay that Karenza lent me. I hope it's nothing like Mary Kay meetings though.


posted by Joie! at 9:46 AM

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