Apparently TSOL and The Damned are touring the east coast this fall. Why wasn’t the east cool when I lived there?
I applied to DSW on 1/29. I didn’t hear back from them for two weeks, so I applied to UPS and was immediately hired. I was hoping they’d give me the position I had in NY when they saw that I had experience working in a hub before, but they did not. I get up at 3 AM to load trucks and am terrible at it, or at least think I am. From what I’ve gathered, “Hard work at UPS is rewarded with harder work” and I should make it seem like I can’t do the job if I want to be moved to a different spot, but Homey don’t play dat.
On Monday I got a voicemail from someone at DSW asking me to call back if I was still interested in a position. I thought about taking it on as a second job on Monday, started to decide against it on Tuesday, and realized that making the same money - actually more once you take union dues into consideration - for less strenuous work was all too appealing to pass up on today. I finally called them a few hours after I got home and was asked to come in for an interview on Friday at noon. Surely my previous DSW stint will come up, so I hope I can get them to look past the whole getting fired for tardiness thing. I still can’t believe my tire popped on the way to work that day.
I almost quit today based solely on the fact that I was called about the position. This is the first job I have ever hated and I want out now. If I don’t get the job, I am gonna be real disappointed.
Aside from the blisters and bloodshed, DSW is preferable because I don’t need to be there a year before I can ask for time off without getting shit for it, I don’t have to get up at 3 AM five consecutive days a week, they’ll call me if they don’t need me to come in instead of telling me when I get there, I can stay up past 8 PM without worrying about how I am gonna pay for it in the morning, it’s possible to work more than 25 hours a week, and I can put my gym membership to use again. The last three weeks, I’ve only gone to the gym on the weekend - if that - because the job is more grueling than any workout is and leaves me completely drained.
Towards the end of my NY residency, I started to see some results thanks to having a less physically demanding position. I used to look forward to going to the gym after work.
Now when I get home I just wanna nap, watch Netflix or WWE Network, roll my eyes at Caitlin when she says we should go to the gym, eat, and go to bed not long after sunset. Maybe fuck.
My fashion game has also gone down. I don’t think I’ve legitimately used an iron or flat iron this year, and it’s already fucking March! I just wear hoodies and hats regardless of how nice it is.
Now I’m just rambling…
Save the date, guys! Via Bruce’s official site (x)
It’s about damn time!
I was already on the fence about seeing AFI again after that terrible album, but touring with Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars has guaranteed that I won’t see them.
Why does it matter to you if some committee validates an actor you like’s performance? Does it also bother you that your favorite bands don’t even get nominated for Grammys?
Big thanks to my buddy Wilhelm for sharing these with me and taking these photos. He said these were taken in about 1999 or 2000 at Tinley Park in Chicago. The blue hair & vinyl pants, man.
"My early thirties were rough. I went through stuff that I would have gone through, and probably should have gone through much younger, but I had spent my twenties working. Even when I was the right age for older roles, people thought of me as being younger. It was tough because I’d had so much success in my early twenties."