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I officially have a ticket for the midnight showing of The Dark Knight! My concerns about being at work and not being able to make it were unnecessary since I found out on Thursday that I was only working Saturday and Sunday and nothing else this week, so yay! I'm so excited. :D

With my days off, I've been watching lots of stuff. I saw Batman Begins (second time) with Galaxy and Soan a couple nights ago because neither of them had seen it, and then I saw Cinderella Man. I've heard so many times how sad that movie is so I was expecting it to be really depressing, but it really wasn't. I mean, there are sad parts, but... not so much that if someone was asking me about it, I'd describe it as sad. I don't know. It confused me, because I've heard that from so many people. It's like when people describe The Notebook as being really sad, which I don't understand. I mean, Alzheimer's is a terrible disease, but they still had a good 30-40 years together happy and had children and grandchildren, and they died together. Yeah, this is a pet peeve of mine and I know it makes no sense for me to get irritated about it, but whatever. Just, I mean, when I think of really sad movies, I think about Requiem for a Dream, which... yeah. That movie doesn't turn out well for anyone. Like, that's so depressing I never want to see it again (despite thinking it was really well-done).

I also started watching Psych. I just started the second season. Ah man, it's so awesome. I've heard it was really good before, but reading about it I saw it was more standalone episodes, and I really need on-going story-arcs to get attached to a show. And a ship to latch onto, which there isn't here. But neither of those things have been issues at all. I fell in love with the show pretty much from the first episode. The characters are all so much fun. It's just really enjoyable. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the show. And the third season premieres this weekend, right? Very good time to get hooked!

I also want to try watching The Wire and Mad Men this summer, but I don't know how likely that'll be. We finally have a full staff at work so my hours have gone way down (40-42 hours a week for the first few weeks now to like 12-14 hours a week. Which kind of sucks since I want to earn more money, but it gives me more time to see movies for free, which is the main reason I wanted the job anyways), but I don't know. We'll see.

I saw Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and oh man that is amazing. I can't wait for the second and third parts. They better put out a soundtrack or make the songs available in some way, or I'll be very sad. Oh, but the funniest thing about it is that I guess they mentioned it in the L.A. Times or something which my mom reads, and she saw it was by Joss Whedon so she mentioned it to me because she knows I like his shows. So I told her I already saw it and it was awesome and she should totally see it, and I think she might. But then, the best part, totally out of the blue, she was like "He's the guy who made Firefly, right? You have those DVDs, don't you?" and I said yes and she was like "I want to watch that show." Heh. I've been planning on showing it to her for awhile because I'm sure she'd love it and it's much less of a time commitment than Buffy, which I'm sure she'd also love. But right now we're making our way through the Doctor Who Season 1 DVDs which she bought the other day since we only have seasons 2-3 for some reason, so we'll probably finish those first and then start Firefly.

Anyways, I think I'll watch more Psych or watch Dr. Horrible Act I again. The second act is coming out tonight, right? I can't wait.
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So, my two days off have been good. Tuesday I went with my mom to see Iron Man in the morning (since we pretty much were the only two people who hadn't seen it yet) which was totally awesome, and then some friends came over at night. Wednesday Galaxy and I went to see Hancock which wasn't terrible, but it could have been a much better movie. It was almost like two different movies, and I liked the first movie much more, so I was disappointed by the shift. But whatever, it was free, and I've seen (and paid for) so many worse movies.

Oh, but the coolest part of Hancock (don't worry, not a spoiler) was when Charlize Theron's character wore a Macalester shirt! So random! So I was like to Galaxy "Someone on the movie probably went there, like the costume designer or something." But then when the credits were rolling, I saw that it was directed by Peter Berg, who I already mentioned is an alum from my school and actually spoke at graduation in May! So, mystery solved. But yeah, I found that super cool.

And now it's back to work. My friends were talking about trying to see The Dark Knight next Thursday at midnight, but I don't think I'll be able to go. =/ It would take at least half an hour to get from work to the Spectrum, if not longer, and for the past three weeks in a row, I've closed on Thursdays, which means getting out around 11-11:30. And the parking at the Spectrum is ridiculous, especially on the night of a huge movie premiering. So it would take like 20 minutes alone to park and walk to the theater. blah. Galaxy said she'd wait to see it with me, but it's like, I want to see it as soon as I can, so I'd really like to see the midnight showing. sigh. Well, I guess I'll wait to see my schedule today before getting upset about it. And it's quite possible that the midnight showing is already sold out, and I'm pretty sure no one's bought tickets yet, so maybe they won't go then anyways.
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So, I'm totally going to suck at updating all summer. It's just, I work during the afternoon when I'd normally post, and anyways, all I have to talk about these days is work, which isn't really that interesting to people who aren't there. (But now I'm going to go on and pretty much just talk about various work stuff for a few hours.)

Like, this one guy is the son of a friend of my dad and he is the absolute most annoying person I work with and last week the manager told him to go home early because we had too many people working and he got really upset for some reason and punched the door to the box office and yelled a bunch of stuff in front of customers and scared people and he nearly got fired but he cried and didn't and for like a week after that he was super nice to everyone for a week and now that he's found out he's not fired, he's back to being annoying as hell. He brags about everything so much. This one time when I was telling him I was probably going to major in psychology, he was like "I could have gotten my PHd in psychology by now" and I was like "...really." Because he's like just graduated high school I think (in any case, he's not in college). And he was like "Yeah, when I was in middle school, I would just read through tons of textbooks." And I'm like "...uh. To get a PHd, you have to run studies and write a dissertation and get it approved and stuff. I'm pretty sure if all you needed to do to get a PHd was to read or even memorize a bunch of textbooks, way more people would have PHds."

There's this other guy who has a son and he's 24 and he found out about the son like 2 weeks after he was born and didn't get to name him and I don't know if he sees him at all or how old he is now (I think he's fairly young, though), and ok, that's fine, but then the younger sister of one of the girls who works there and her friend come to hang out at the theater (they can get in for free because her sister works there) and they basically just stalk him and flirt with him and he TOTALLY flirts back and she's freaking 13 years old. Just SO CREEPY. But he's actually a really nice guy. Just... creepy when they're around.

Oh, and there are FOUR Irish guys who work there. Like... two of them know each other, and then the other two know each other, but they didn't all come together, so it's kind of weird that two separate sets of Irish guys came to work there. And yeah, they're not THAT hot, but they're Irish, so all the girls go kind of crazy over them. It's kind of hilarious. And they're really nice guys. And now at least one more Irish guy, if not two, have applied and I think were hired. So now there will be a maximum of 6 Irish guys working there. It is totally crazy. (But very awesome.)

Today was Siena's last day at work since she's going to Spain to study for the summer, which sucks. It's so weird that I'm actually kind of friends with her now. We carpooled last week and one day when she got sent home early and I didn't and I was like "I'm so jealous" and she was like "Awwww" and gave me a half-hug which was bizarre. But yeah, I don't know. I felt really comfortable talking to her which is so weird because it should have been much more awkward, but it wasn't. I'll actually miss working with her, which is really surprising. I've been getting along really well with this girl who's 18 and just got promoted to manager (she was actually a shift leader my first day and she trained me on box office) so I at least have her to talk to. And actually, I feel like I've made better friends at work in like 3-4 weeks than I did all year at school. I don't know if I'm different or if the people are different or if the environments are different that's causing it, but yeah. I'm kind of sad I'm only working here for another month and a half (and then also not sad, because the hours suck SO MUCH).

I saw the Doctor Who finale and I read a few reactions and it seems like people either hated it or loved it. I'm pretty much in the loved it camp for various reasons. (This is not as much a reaction post as a reaction to other people's reactions post.) Doctor Who )

Anyways. I got off work today at 9:30 and I'm still kind of wired and that's why this post is so babbly and stream-of-conscious and all that. Tomorrow and Wednesday I have off, thankfully, and I'm getting paid on Friday, so this week is looking up. Tomorrow morning I'm taking my mom to see Iron Man since we're the only two people left in the world who haven't seen it, and I've been told a million times how amazing it is. So yeah. Looking forward to that.
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So since I last updated, I've still just been working. I really like nearly all the people I work with (one of them went kind of crazy last week and punched the box office door and he was my least favorite already because he always tells everyone what to do and is kind of annoying, but he nearly got fired and then got really upset and was allowed to stay and since then he's been super nice to everyone, so he's been less annoying) and I don't mind the actual job part either. It's just the hours which are awful. I have two days off a week usually, and they're usually like Tuesday and Wednesday. And a lot of my friends take classes in the morning or have jobs in the mornings or whatever whereas I'm working at night (I get off at 6 at the earliest, and that's usually only Sundays). So that really sucks.

I did get to see Wall-E on Wednesday with Galaxy and Emma, which was really nice, especially since I hadn't seen Galaxy since January. And the movie was so adorable. Just... yeah. I really loved it.

Anyways, I hope everyone in the U.S. has a fun fourth of July. I will be spending it working from 1:30 to 10. sigh. I'm really hoping that they're overestimating the number of people who will be there today (since we've been so slow the past week since the movies that just came out that everyone wants to see aren't showing at our theater. I got sent home early Friday and Sunday last week) and that I get to go home early. But I'm not really counting on it. At least Sunday I'm only working until 6 PM, since it's my mom's birthday that day.
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So, after having to deal with that stupid e-mail problem yesterday morning, the rest of the day went a lot better. I was supposed to work from 1-9:30, but after I came back from my break, someone else was at the Box Office (where I had been working before) and there were a million people behind concessions and we didn't have much business (I think everyone was watching Wall-E or Wanted this weekend, neither of which we were showing. My theater plays pretty crappy movies, or really old movies) so one of the managers was like " you want to just go home, since you've been here longer than anyone else today?" And normally I actually might have stayed for the money, but my friends wanted to see Wanted at 9:15 and... obviously getting off at 9:30 I would just miss that showing. So getting off at 5:45 was very much preferred.

So yeah, I got home by 6 and then went to see Wanted with Justin, Andrew, Richard, Mike Tseng, Ni, Donovan, and a few other people I hadn't met before. The movie was... a lot different than I expected, I guess. Not necessarily in a bad way. It was just surprising. I think this is the kind of movie that people are either going to think is really awesome or they'll hate. I really enjoyed it, for the most part. There are some cheesy bits, but overall, it was really good. I liked the ending a lot (which was rather unexpected), and James McAvoy was great in it (although I'm not a huge fan of his American accent. Scottish/English is much preferred). But yeah, it was fun. I'm glad I got to see it.

Today I have to work from 3-11:30, though, which means closing, which majorly sucks. Oh well. At least I got to do something social yesterday so I don't feel like I'm spending my entire summer working. (Which would be true anyways since it took me like a month to get a job and I was doing a lot of stuff with friends before that, but that's still what it was starting to feel like.)
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Oh, man. The hairdresser I've been going to since I was born (and my mom since she was in, like, her 20s, and she's 58) is getting married to his boyfriend on his 70th birthday. That's so sweet! I'm really happy for them. Yay California for gay marriage! If it's overturned in November by stupid homophobes who aren't even affected by gay people getting married miles away from them I am going to be SO pissed off.

Anyways. I'm sucking at updating. Pretty much all I do is work. I had Monday-Wednesday off, and I didn't really do much except Tuesday night, so I don't really have any excuse for then. I worked yesterday and I closed, which sucked. I'm getting much better at my job, though, at least, and most of the people are nice, so that's good.

People are so stupid, though. I was working box office yesterday and this guy came up and was like "Can I have 2 tickets for The Happening?" and I was like ", sorry, we aren't playing that movie" and he looked at me funny and was like "Why not?" And I was like "...uh? I'm sorry? I don't actually choose the movies we play?" He was incredibly disgruntled over that. It was bizarre. Oh and then I had this conversation with someone who called:

Person: Can I get tickets for Wall-E for tomorrow?
Me:, sorry, we're not playing that movie here.
Person: Well, where is it playing?
Me: ...I'm not sure. (I don't actually have the schedule of every other theater memorized.)
Person: What about the theater in Fashion Island?
Me: ...this is the theater in Fashion Island.
Person: Big Newport?
Me: No, this is Island 7. Big Newport is across the street.
Person: When are they playing it?
Me: I'm not sure. (I don't have their schedule/the schedule for tomorrow.)
Person: Well, can you connect me to them?
Me: No, I don't know how to do that. (Also, I'm not an operator, and I'm pretty sure I don't have that function on this phone.)
Person: [very disgruntled] Well, what's their number?
Me: I'm not sure. (Seriously, you can find our number, but you can't find theirs? Also, have you ever heard of something called THE INTERNET? Or even, you know, the newspaper? Which has the times every morning for every movie in the area?)
Person: Fine. [hangs up]

God. Also, finally, this one guy came and asked me to tell him every movie that was playing, when they were starting, and when the last movie let out. Even though ALL that information (except for when the last movie lets out) is up on the marquee, right above his head. But there was no one around and he looked kind of homeless so I told him. And then he came in and asked the manager (without buying a ticket) if he could wash his hands and the manager said yes and he went up to the bathroom and I never saw him leave. So I think he might have been a homeless man who snuck into a movie possibly. Or maybe he did just go wash his hands and I missed him leave. But whatever. It was bizarre either way.

Work today from 1-9:30, tomorrow 3-11:30 (UGH HATE CLOSING), Sunday 10-6 (favorite shift! win!), and Monday 3-11. sigh. I think I'm going to be busy every weekend for the rest of the summer, which sucks. I feel like I never see my friends anymore. And when I do, it's just to play tennis, which is nice, but I'd like to do something where I don't feel like I'm just being invited out so there are enough people to play. I haven't even seen Soan or Andrew, even though the UCs are all out now, and I don't even know if Annie's back because I haven't talked to her in forever. =/ Getting paid is nice (well... it will be once I get paid) and the job isn't too bad for what it is and the people there are nice, but I miss my friends.
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So Friday was Warped and it was awesome. I met The Academy Is in one of those signing things and also ran into Michael Guy Chislett (of the aforementioned band) and got a picture with him and a hug. I will do a more in-depth post later about it for anyone who cares with pictures, but I haven't had time to upload them and write anything up. Saturday morning I had a staff meeting at 9 AM which sucked because I was ridiculously exhausted from the concert, and then I had to work from 3-9. I actually didn't do any cleaning this time (except for a little around concessions) which was awesome. I did concessions and box office at the very end of the night. And I saw Daniel Jenkins! That was fun. But I didn't have time to talk to him because he came during a rush, and also, we're not supposed to have friends come visit during our shifts.

I've also spent the past couple days, when I haven't been at concerts and work, watching Greek. I'm so addicted to this show, it's ridiculous. I can't believe that it's actually good! Cappie is my absolute favorite. I'll write a longer post about the show probably when I've finished it (I'm on episode like... 15 or 16?) later, but I thought I'd mention that.

Anyways, today I'm working from 10 AM to 6 PM which sucks because I feel like I've gotten no sleep the past few days, which isn't entirely true, but yeah. The good news, though, is that after that, I don't work again until Thursday! Three whole days off! Win! Unfortunately on Thursday I'm working from 3-11 which means closing which supposedly sucks, but oh well. I will enjoy my days off, at least. And I should be getting paid on Friday! Yay!
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So, when I was in elementary school, one of my best friends was this girl who moved to the U.S. from Switzerland when she was 7 (which is when I met her). She moved back there when she was... 10, I believe. We sent letters back and forth for a few years, and I visited her when I was... 11 or 12, and then... we pretty much lost contact. Anyways, a few days ago, I got a message from her on Facebook. I had actually looked for her when I first got a Facebook, but she didn't have one then. She's still in Switzerland (she's 20 now), and she's doing an internship somewhere. I don't know how much in common we have anymore, but I find it really cool that after so long, we got back in contact.

Anyways, I spent yesterday from 1-9:30 at work. I did everything BUT box office this time, unfortunately. Concessions are fine, but I was barely trained at all, and then I was doing it later on my own and screwed up making a hot dog and had to get a manager to help and she was pretty nice about it, but she was like "Next time, ask first" because we had to throw away the hot dog I screwed up and I felt awful. When I was driving home I realized I should have offered to pay for that hot dog, but oh well. I was around her again at the end of the night and she was totally nice and the same to me as she had been before, so apparently she doesn't hate me for it. And the guy I was making it for was the nicest guy EVER. God. I totally screwed it up, had to get a manager, then when I was making it, I forgot about it and left it there for like 3-4 minutes (in my defense, a fairly long line had formed and I was the only one at concessions and I was trying to deal with it) and then someone else asked why he was waiting and got it for him, and I apologized so much and he was just like "Oh no, it's totally fine, I don't mind at all." Ugh. I think it made me feel worse that he was so nice about it, because he had every right to be angry at me and yell at me and such. =/ Oh well. I did fine for the rest, though, I think. I actually almost prefer cleaning the theaters to concessions or box office just because it's so much harder to screw up. Except for the fact that I got a blister on my right index finger from cleaning for hours, which really hurts now.

I actually spent nearly the entire day working with Siena. She was very nice to me and talked to me and such, so that's good. I was afraid it would end up being really awkward working with her.

I've found from cleaning out theaters two very important things: first, Kung Fu Panda is my least favorite film EVER right now. Only because it's the only film that actually sells a lot of tickets at the theater I'm working at, and it's ALL KIDS, so there ends up being ridiculous amounts of popcorn and candy and everything left to clean up and it SUCKS. My favorite was What Happens in Vegas because both showings I cleaned up after, only ONE person watched the film, and there was only one cup to clean up between the two. (But then I ended up hating it because it went past the time it was supposed to end so I actually had to see the end twice and it got really old quickly.) The second very important thing is, ok, I can clean up your popcorn and candy and soda cups and all that. But seriously, THROW AWAY YOUR OWN NAPKINS. It's so gross to have to clean them up, seriously. I have to pick them up by hand because people usually leave them in the drink cups and it's gross. :( Yeah, yeah, I know, I should just suck it up. But whatever, I'm fine with cleaning everything else up. I just don't like having to pick up used napkins by hand. sigh.

Also, I totally saw Ziyad and Alex Monroe (people a year or two older from me who were in band with me in high school) outside the theater, but they didn't come in. I haven't seen either in them forever, though. It would've been nice to see Alex, at least. It would've just been terrible awkward to see Zi.

Um, what else? They scheduled me to work on Friday, but I'm going to Warped Tour on Friday (woot!), so the director/manager/head of everything just had me write him a note telling him I wouldn't be there. I have to be there Saturday at either 9 or 9:30 (I should probably call to check about that) for a staff meeting and then from 3-9:30 that night. Then Sunday either from 1-9 or 10 to 6. I'd rather the 10-6. Working to 9 feels like the entire day is gone, while 6 PM leaves a little left for things to do. Oh well. At least I'm not closing. That's supposedly the worst.
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I am done with my first day at work! It went all right. I spent 1 1/2 hours watching training videos and then I got to get trained on Box Office, which was awesome. The girl training me told me it took her 4 months before she got to do Box Office, and another guy said it took him 2 months, so I was super lucky. I was totally expecting to get ushering (aka glorified cleaning crew) for the first day. I screwed up a lot, but at the end the manager told me that I had been doing well and to keep up the good work, so I guess I didn't screw up too much. Anyways, the guy who hired me who's the director or whatever wasn't there so they didn't know when I was going to be working next, so I have to call on Tuesday afternoon to see when I'm scheduled next. But that means I get tomorrow and Tuesday (at least the morning) off, which I'm happy about. I need a break. I was so exhausted today because of the concert. I stayed up until 3 AM uploading pictures and making them pretty (I was under the illusion that I'd be able to do all that and write up a huge concert post because I knew I wouldn't have time today, but clearly I was delusional) and then got up at 9 AM to shop for work clothes/shoes.

So yeah, concert post will come tomorrow! Even though... I'm pretty sure there are only 2 people in bandom on my flist, and one of them went to the concert, so I don't know how many people will even care. But still. It's more for me so I can remember it in the future than for anyone else.
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So, I totally officially have a job at the movie theater now! woot! I'm going in on Sunday at 1 PM to get training and stuff and possibly start working? Not sure. But yay! It was totally bizarre, though, I was waiting for the manager to get the paperwork together and he was getting someone else's as well and then the person arrived next to me and I didn't glance over because I figured I wouldn't know them, but then they nudged my arm and I looked at it was Siena. She went to elementary school with me and we have... a weird history? She and her friend were total bitches to me in 6th grade and I hated her because of that and other stuff and I'm too lazy to get into and no one really cares about. But anyways, she pretty much ignored me in middle school and high school. One of her best friends went to Macalester too which was totally bizarre since like no one from my high school had gone to that school in years. But yeah, and my dad's a lawyer and her mom was a judge in one of the cases he was involved in this past year, so it seems like I will never be able to escape her.

But anyways. CONCERT TODAY YAY! ...I kind of already went, actually. I arrived at 12:30 PM and then the guy at the parking was like "You have to park across the street at this plaza until the girls arrive at 3 PM." ugh. And it looked like they weren't letting anyone line up anyways, so I was like "...hang out alone in a boring strip mall (and by strip mall I mean like... 5 shops, none of them interesting) for 2 hours and then sit in line for another 3 hours alone, or go home and since it's only about 20-25 minutes to my house, actually be able to hang out at home for 1-1.5 hours?" So yeah, I obviously chose the second option. BUT STILL! CONCERT! I'm going to leave in a little over an hour and hopefully I'll be able to park then and line up and then sit in line forever. I'll probably just bring my iPod with me to entertain me in line since I'm wearing my old guyshorts and the pockets are MASSIVE and are zippered/buttoned so it shouldn't fall out during the concert.

All right, time to kill an hour!
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So I did finally get a call last night about the job. At first the guy was like "Are you still interested in the job?" and I was like "...yeah?" and he was like "I was wondering if you could come in for an interview tomorrow--" and I was like " I kind of already had an interview" and he was like "...just a second. [shuffles papers] Can you come in tomorrow to fill out some paperwork?" So I agreed and... does this mean I have the job? I mean, I assume that's the only reason I'd fill out paperwork, but I'd like them to actually TELL me if I have the job or how much more I need to do to get the job at this point. Oh well. I'm going in 2-3 hours, so hopefully I'll find out then.

I forgot to mention that on Sunday I totally took all my books out of my bookcase and reorganized them and wow, I am so anal about organizing things. Like, it's fine if everything's in disarray and totally unorganized, but if I'm going to organize things, then EVERYTHING has to be organized EXACTLY how I want it. The shelves in my bookcase are all different heights apparently it REALLY bothers me if a book from one author is on one shelf but another book by the same author is on a different shelf because they're different heights. It's even worse when books in a series are split up, because I have a few series where I have some books in paperback and some in hardcover, so they're different heights. I also discovered that I'm missing the second book from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and it's bothering me so much that I can't find it. The series needs to be complete!

Honda Civic Tour tomorrow! I'm so excited! :D It's been so long since I've seen Motion City or Panic, and I've never seen The Hush Sound. I can't wait!
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Wow, this summer is going by quickly. How have I been home for a month already? I haven't even done anything, really. I mean, I guess I'm closer to having a job than I was a month ago, but that's kind of it. And I don't even have a job yet. I turned in the reference check sheets on Monday and the guy at the interview said they'd call me after those were in, but it's now Thursday and no one's contacted me. I'm kind of concerned that they didn't even get them or they got misplaced or something, since the girl I gave them to looked a little confused about what to do with them. =/ Ugh, I really want this job. Mostly for the free movies, because there are several movies coming out this summer that I want to see in theaters, but also just because I want to be done looking for a job. I mean, I really only have 2 months left before I have to leave again, which isn't a lot of time, and I would like to actually make some money. sigh. Hopefully they'll call today.

So I have my windows open in my room since it's always the warmest or coldest room in the house, depending on whether the air conditioning is on or not, and this morning these people were delivering a bunch of gravel to my driveway since we're redoing the side yard. Anyways, they arrived at like 7 AM and it woke me up because I could hear everything really loudly due to my windows being open, which was annoying. But I went back to sleep and had a dream where I woke up at like 9 AM and did a rewatch of the first season of Farscape. Except for some reason I skipped some episodes, including The Flax and A Human Reaction, which makes no sense at all, since if I were going to skip any episodes they would definitely not be those two. But anyways, I woke up at a reasonable time later and was incredibly disoriented because I thought I had already woken up and done stuff that day. Kind of weird. But that all was mostly just to say that now I really feel like doing a Farscape rewatch. I probably won't since there are other shows I also want to rewatch which I haven't seen for longer and I want to watch more movies and read more books and other stuff and I just watched all 4 seasons very recently. But I still have a strong urge to right now. I doubt I will until next summer, at the earliest, though.

Have I mentioned that a week or two ago, I rented Batman Begins on iTunes and saw it for the first time (I know, I'm pretty sure I'm the only person who didn't see it when it first came out) and I totally adored it, and now I'm even more ridiculously excited about The Dark Knight coming out? Because I was excited before just because it looked pretty awesome and it's one of Heath Ledger's last films, but now I actually want to see it because I loved the first one so much. I hope it doesn't suck like most sequels do. But Christopher Nolan is pretty brilliant, IMO (Memento is one of my favorite movies ever), so hopefully it'll kick ass. (I'm pretty sure everyone else has already had these thoughts and I'm a little late here, but oh well.)
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So, um, I think I got the job at the movie theater? The interview went ok, and at the end he gave me Reference Check Sheets to give to my references to fill out (because apparently they're too damn lazy to actually call their references themselves. ugh. So annoying. It's not like I see these people very often. It's going to be a pain to figure out how to get it to Mrs. Bentley) and said to turn them into him as soon as possible because he can't offer me a job until then. But from how he worded it, I assume he's going to give me the job? I just have to get those sheets in. I think I'd be a lot happier about getting the job if I didn't have to go through this. I keep wanting to say "SERIOUSLY. IT'S A MOVIE THEATER. DO YOU REALLY NEED REFERENCES TO TELL YOU THAT I CAN MAKE CORRECT CHANGE OR GIVE PEOPLE TICKETS OR SWEEP FLOORS?"

The questions at the interview were kind of ridiculous, too. He asked me what my favorite movie was, which... ok, reasonable. But after I told him, he asked me to describe the plot. I mean, I guess it makes a little sense because someone could try to be all pretentions and be like "Citizen Kane" without ever having seen it, and then not know the plot. ...but still. So I said my favorite was Moulin Rouge just because it really got me into watching movies and looking for other great movies and a lot of it was nostalgia, and then I was describing the plot and I said the courtesan died of tuberculosis and he kind of frowned at that and shook his head and I was like "WTF?!" in my head, but I just said "I think it was that. They called it something else in the movie, but it's tuberculosis. She coughed blood a lot!" And then (he took notes every once and awhile based on what I said), I kid you not, he wrote down "coughed blood a lot" under where he wrote down "Moulin Rouge" for my favorite movie. Just... what? What does that note even TELL him? Good lord.

Anyways. Panic at the Disco/Motion City Soundtrack/The Hush Sound/Phantom Planet concert in Anaheim is only a week from today! I'm so excited. :D Is anyone else going? And does anyone know the venue/band's policy on digital cameras? I want to take pictures, but I don't want to get my camera confiscated or have to waste money on a disposable when I already have a digital.
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!! I just got a call from one of the theaters I applied to, and I got a job interview for tomorrow at 4:45! Yay! I'm so happy about this. Let's hope it goes well. I was totally an idiot, though, because they were just like "This is such and such from Regal Cinema" but didn't specify which theater, and both I applied to were Regals and I didn't ask which one, so for a few minutes I was like "...oh crap, I don't know which theater I have an interview at." But I called back (even though I felt like an idiot) and found out which one, and it's the one that I like more out of the two, which is also good. And I think the guy that picked up was a different guy than called me (he had an accent that the first didn't), so maybe my stupidity won't count against me.

Wheee happy. :D Now I just really hope I get the job.
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Oh god my afternoon has been so ridiculous.

Ok, so my plan for today was to vote (we had presidential primaries and a few propositions on Super Tuesday, but for some reason today we have primaries for state senate and some state Superior Court positions and a few propositions and other random stuff), get gas (I had less than 1/4 of a tank left), go to Newport Beach, get applications for the two movie theaters in Fashion Island, and buy a Calc review book because I've forgotten everything I learned in AP Calc (even incredibly basic things like how to take derivatives or integrals) and I'm taking Multivariable Calc next semester and am a little scared about it. I thought it would only take maybe an hour and a half.

So I go to vote, and that's fine. However, when I'm leaving, the kindergarten gets out (I was voting at my old elementary school). I had planned it so I wouldn't be leaving when grades 1-6 get out, but I forgot about the kindergarten. Anyways, I end up sitting in my car in line to get out of the parking lot for 10 minutes while people pick up their kids. So frustrating. I had so little gas left and I was really freaked out that I would run out, it was taking so long. I don't know why the people didn't just park up the street because it would've taken way less time that way than trying to go through the parking lot.

Anyways, after that, I go to the nearest gas station to get gas. ...except it's closed for some inexplicable reason. And at this point I have very little gas left, so I'm freaking out a little, but I go to the next closest station (which is also a good 10 cents more expensive, which sucks. It cost $60 to fill up my tank. ugh.). But anyways, that gets taken care of, even though it was more difficult than I thought it would be.

Then I go to Fashion Island. I get an application from the first theater easily. But then I go to the second, and the people can't find an application anywhere, so they ask me to come back in an hour. ugh. But whatever, I say that's fine, and I go to buy a Calc review book in Barnes and Noble. That takes up about half an hour (it took me forever to actually find Barnes and Noble, since they moved it from where it used to be, and I hadn't been there in awhile). I also buy Twilight since I didn't actually own it already (I only own the third one, not the first two, and I had been thinking about getting it for awhile) and I read that for the remaining 30 minutes. I go back to the theater and the woman tells me that the assistant manager that was looking for the application before has left and probably forgot about it, but she'll ask the other assistant manager if he knows where they are. He comes and prints out the application from the computer in about 2 minutes. ugh. Also, it turns out it's the exact same application as the other theater, and I could've just copied it myself at home. sigh.

So anyways, overall, took 2 1/2 hours, and I probably wasted at least an hour. Incredibly ridiculous.

The application for the movie theater is kind of crazy. I mean, it's like... more thorough and intense than either the tutoring applications for the temp job application I looked at. ugh. I'm not incredibly hopeful about getting either job, but I really want it. The woman I was talking to about getting the application at the second theater was telling me that employees can get into any Regal theater for free AND bring in a friend for free. That's so ridiculously awesome. I really want to work at one of the theaters. =/
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Been busy this week! Kind of. Monday I saw The Fall with my parents. I really enjoyed that movie, and it's totally worth it to see just for how gorgeous it is. Seriously, that is one of the most visually spectacular movies I've ever seen. And Lee Pace is excellent in it.

Wednesday I visited my high school with some friends which was fun, but then we visited again on Thursday, and that was less fun. We stayed for a long time since they were having Solo and Ensemble Festival and Drum Major auditions. And, you know, before that I thought I missed high school, but now I realize that the only part of high school I miss at all are my good friends. Everything else about college is infinitely better. I hated having long days like that, and we didn't arrive until like 1 PM, whereas everyone actually in school had been there since 8:30 (and that's the late start day. Normally it starts at 7:30). And we didn't even stay for the Jazz Band concert that was also that night. ugh. I'm so happy that next semester I have a day with no classes and one day when I'm done by like 11:10. I do have a day full of classes on Mondays, but somehow I feel that will be less intense. I mean, even with that, I only have 4 different classes (5 if you count my lab), and that's still less than high school. And it's a lot easier to go to my dorm room between classes than it was in high school to go home in the middle of the day (obviously).

Yesterday I didn't do anything with friends because I was lazy and what they were doing was far away and I had very little gas left, but I ended up cleaning my room a little, finding my old Gameboy and an old Gameboy game that I've been missing since I was 12 that I really loved (so I played that for awhile), and I watched half of a serial from the old Doctor Who, "Inferno." I'm really liking it so far. We still have 4 parts to go. I'm trying to watch as many old episodes of Doctor Who as I can. So far I've only seen 3 full serials (12 20-minute episodes) and the first three parts of this serial.

This morning I went to breakfast with my high school band director and several friends, which was really nice. And she said I could use her as a reference for job applications! Then we went to the car wash my high school band was doing, and I got a reference from the mother of one the people who's in band now that I knew (she's also pretty good friends with my mother). And I'm probably going to get a reference from a friend's mom, so yay, I'm making progress on the job search! The two mothers have both been president of the Band Boosters, so I'm going to put that as their title to make them sound more official. Now I just need to actually pick up job applications.

Tomorrow I think I'm hanging out with Lulu (except I don't know when or where yet, but whatever. We'll probably figure that out). And then... I don't know. Oh, Honda Civic Tour is only two weeks away, and Warped Tour a week after that! Crazy! I'm definitely looking forward to those concerts. Kind of sucks I don't have anyone to go with, but whatever. I always get separated from whoever I go with at the concert anyways. The only place it really sucks is in line.
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ugh. Gone back to posting only once every week. I'm not really sure what's been up with me the past week. I spent it watching season 2 of SYTYCD and seasons 1, 2, and 4 (I'd already seen all of season 3) of Project Runway. I was just really in the mood for competitive reality shows like those, I guess, which is entirely bizarre, since I've never been much a fan of reality shows. I mean, there have been times I've watched an episode or two of random shows, but never that much. I also watched all three Lakers vs. Spurs games, which is also bizarre for me, since I haven't been interested in basketball since I was like 9. Yeah, I don't know. I feel like I've been a different person this past week.

My job search has so far failed miserably. I haven't actually DONE anything yet, so I don't know that I can say it's failed. I have no idea what I even want to do. I started thinking about getting a temp job, but then when I mentioned it to other people, they were all "Really? That doesn't look that great on resumes/applications." Which I wasn't really concerned with before, I just wanted some sort of job experience and money, but then I thought that maybe I should be thinking about that. So then I started looking at tutoring jobs, but all of them required references, and then I needed to figure out who the hell I was going to ask for that. And... that's where I'm stuck. I'm just so sure that I'm not even going to get these jobs, and I'm so afraid of rejection that I'm just like "Well, not going to get the job anyways, so why bother applying?" And I'm afraid to ask people for references also because I'm afraid they'll say no. ugh. At this point I'm kind of just doing nothing until my mom starts bugging me about it again. This is so much more stressful than I expected it to be, but it's all just my stupid issues and I'm making it much more difficult than it needs to be.

Anyways, I'm seeing The Fall this afternoon with my parents. It has Lee Pace and looks visually stunning, but it's gotten some really bad (although also some really good) reviews. I don't know. Hopefully it'll be good.
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lksjdf I got my final grades for this past semester, and somehow I got three As and an A- in Film Analysis. I have no idea how this happened. I mean, I'm thrilled, but really, really surprised. I really can't believe I got an A in Novel. Moreso just because I struggled most with English in high school in terms of grades than any other subject. And apparently my final paper in Film Analysis didn't suck too much, because my grade was a high B+ before that and the final in-class essay.

Anyways, I totally meant to post more this past week, but then... didn't. Tuesday and Friday I did stuff with friends, but I don't really have any excuse for the other days. Saturday and Sunday I may have spent alternating between watching old episodes of Prison Break (I finished up season 3 and then watched a couple from season 1 and then season 2 from Chicago to the finale) and the So You Think You Can Dance marathon that was on MTV. Um. Oops? And now I'm kind of excited for SYTYCD to come back this Thursday which is ridiculous because I never get addicted to reality shows, but... now I kind of am? This might wear off. We'll see. And then today I went to the beach with Emma and went boogie boarding and failed and then went to the pool for a little.

And now I need to start looking for a job. ugh. I don't mind the actual having a job and doing stuff and all, but I really don't want to go through the whole process of getting a job. bah. I don't know how likely it is that I'm going to make much of an effort this week, either, since I might be going to Disneyland with friends on Wednesday or Thursday. It's very likely that I will put it off another week. ugh.


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