July 13, 2005 @ 2:34 pm by sean
So this dinner I got invited to for staying late July 4th weekend is at Cheli’s Chili. It’s Chris Chelios’ restaurant. Apparently this is quite an honor. Both Chris and Natalie have both stayed far later than the hour extra I did. They’ve stayed until 2 and 3 in the morning. They’ve come in on weekends. They’ve not gotten so much as a Thank You. To be honest, I feel pretty bad. I hardly did anything to deserve this, and complained nearly the entire time I was there. I understand this was an important project on a major weekend and I wasn’t originally on the list to go, but for me to stay an hour late and get this, and to have them stay later on more nights and even weekends and get nothing, there is not justice in this.
On a similar note, I get paid too much here. Whenever we finish a job, we right down how much time it took, measuring in incriments of 15. So if something took 3 minutes, I still have to put .25(of an hour). That number, however, has no reflection on my pay. I get paid for the amount of hours I spend here. So if I stay for 8 hours, I get paid for 8 hours, regardless of how much time I actually ‘worked.’ If one was to add up those number on the billing sheet and pay me by that, even with the hourly amount I make it’d wouldn’t be nearly worth my time to drive this distance to work. Probably not even to walk if it was just down the street. But instead I get paid to write this post, to reply to emails, to do personal reading, and a fairly large amount at that. Other people, however, work very hard everyday, and make less than I do with a more important need for the money than I have. But because I’m a graphic design college student, it’s been accepted that I get paid this much for this job. If I’d not been a graphic design college student, I wouldn’t be eligable for this position. There is not justice in this.
According to an article in Smithsonian magazine including an interview with the woman kissing in Robert Doisneau’s photograph ‘Le Basier de L’Hotel de Vilne,’ •the kissing one• the photograph was staged. I feel a little betrayed. I have only my naïvety to blame.
If one is looking at new windows too expensive to afford and with no intention of purchase, is this still ‘window shopping?’
The ‘Drink More Water’ Aquafina commercial that mimics Oktober Fest with water is a fantastic commercial. It certainly makes me smile.
There are men and women and children in this world, involved in an epic battle that lasts for only a few hours, but can happen many times a week, and usually in the summer. One of the main contributors to this battle is one who stands on a hill with a white sphere in his hand. It is this persons objective to through the the sphere across a plate no bigger than a foot and a half across, and about 60 feet away from him, to another person who attempts to keep the gem safe from harm. This may not seem to difficult, but there is an enemy who wants to keep his foe from maintaining possesion of their small white gem, and he weilds his weapon prepared to smash that prized possesion as far from his enemy as he can. This may still seem easy for the guy holding this spherical gem, but this battle has someone watching who only allows this guy to throw this gem in certain places, depending on the dimensions of his weapon weilding enemy. This guy holding his prized possesion can’t throw this gem too low, too high, too far, or too close to his enemy; and in this strange battle, he cannot hit his enemy with the jewel. If this person does do any of these things, the enemy goes free. So now these two enemies are faced with a serious dilemma; the one holding the bounty must throw it where his enemy can smash it with a weapon and if he fails to to throw it there is faced with a penalty. But if it is thrown in that specific area, one runs the high risk the enemy will have annhilate the gem, because this soldier is trained in the art of smashing this specific object. So this person holding his jewel must employ certain tricks to decieve this weapon weilding brute. He will attempt to throw it so fast his enemy can’t hit it, or throw it so it looks like it’s going fast but is instead moving at a much slower pace, or thow it so it curves or sinks. There must be silent communication between this person with the gem and the one to whom it is being thrown, so only they know the intended path of this jewel, and they learn a form of sign language to prevent the enemy from knowing their battle plan. This, however, is only one battle in a war waged by far more than the 18 warriors on the battle field.
What is the reward for these warriors where life is rarely on the line, and why do they volunteer to fight this war for us, day after day, year after year? If they are good, fame and fortune. Sometimes, it’s just the thrill of battle and possible victory.
Does anyone know how to access the address bar in Safari with a key command instead of mouse clicking? In Internet Explorer on a Window’s computer it’s alt+d, but I can’t find anything like that on a Mac.