It’s May 2nd and I have spent the last five days lifting, stocking, washing, sweeping, organizing, pushing, pulling, and trying to stay ahead of it all.
Monday was spent cleaning and stocking the cooler at work.
Tuesday was a usual Truck Day, but with the added bonus of cleaning and organizing the back room.
Wednesday I got the pleasure of doing the Coke guy’s job for him again.
Thursday was spent washing four gas pump stations, in some pretty fierce wind.
Friday morning I sat through a two hour meeting, the low point of which was seeing a few co-workers’ blatent disrespect for our manager, the high point of which was said manager making a Star Wars reference, followed by four hours of stocking the cooler (again), organizing the back room (again) and sweeping the curbs outside (which was actually someone else’s job).
So I’m pretty happy to not have anything serious to do today or tomorrow. Although, I do have to take a walk up to the post office.
I lead such a boring life.
So downside to five straight days of physical labor: Stiff and sore.
Upside: My next check will be pretty rad.
I wake up this morning, I read some things on Twitter about Wilbur Herpes (My name for Swine Flu. Too much? Maybe Babe AIDS?), then I read this:
The FDA has urged all consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, as a number of reports involving serious liver injury, liver transplant and at least one death have been associated with using the weight-loss products.
Hydroxycut side effects could surface while the product is being used or within several months after it is stopped. Symptoms of a potential Hydroxycut liver injury could include yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), brown urine, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, stomach or abdominal pain, weakness, nausea, vomitting and loss of appetite.
At least some of which are also symptoms of Babe AIDS.
Earlier this week, I’d just finished off a jumbo bottle (150 caplets) of the stuff.
So yeah, I’m probably gonna die soon. Heads up, guys.
So, Wolverine’s out. And by that, I mean the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been released, not that Wolverine is gay (though have you seen Jackman dance?).
I won’t be seeing it until next weekend, unfortunately. But I’ve heard from reliable geek sources that it’s nerd rage inducing. The people who aren’t huge fans of Wolverine or Deadpool seem to really dig it, though the real fans screamed bloody murder at the screen.
If after seeing it, I end up enjoying it, you’ll know. And if after seeing it, I end up not enjoying it, you’ll definitely know.
Other things I’m looking forward to:
Star Trek hits on the 8th, the same day we’ll be seeing Wolverine. Would I be lying if I said I’m not going to try to convince Danielle to see both on the same day? Why, yes. Yes I would.
Also out this month are Terminator: Salvation (which worries me) and Night At The Museum 2 (which does not worry me).
July sees the release of the Uncut Season Three Box Set for Bleach, which we will drive an hour to Best Buy and pay ninety dollars for, because we want the one with the little collector toy thing and also because we are nerds.
We also need to call Greg and see if we can set up our “WE WILL SIT HERE ON OUR ASSES FOR OVER TWELVE HOURS WATCHING STAR WARS AND DRINKING BEERS BECAUSE WE ARE AWESOME” marathon.
Actually, the more my legs and back and shoulders and neck throb, the less I want to walk anywhere.
Today is also FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Go down to your local shop and pick up some free comics, for chrissake. Whether you’re a veteran collector, or have no idea what a comic book is, you’d be a damn fool not to.
I’m taking a stand. Anyone turning down free comic books is a fool.
The biggest problem with Howie Mandel’s “Howie Do It” is that, when he disguises himself, he still looks like Howie Mandel. How are these people fooled by a wig and glasses? He’s Howie Mandel, star of the 1980s classic “A Fine Mess”.
He’s worked with Richard Mulligan, people. Pay attention.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to limp over to the couch and see where that takes me.