Orientation for my new job today. We watched a 90 minute training video about proper employee hygiene. Yikes. I look like a total dork in my uniform, but whatever. I also had no freaking idea how to fill out that damn tax thingy, so I guessed. I think I did it right. I also spent two hours driving around town looking for work pants. Finding a pair of pants that fit me is almost impossible. But I managed.
I'm the only girl that's working in the kitchen. FML. And employees can't park in the restaurant lot, so we have to park in nearby alleys, in the shady part of town...I hope nobody rapes me when I'm walking to my car. Other than that, I have no complaints. I can't wait to start training Monday. I need productive, structured things like this to occupy my time.
My grades are...average. An A in AP Psychology. Probably a B in AP English. A C+ in Calculus. I was 3 points from a B-. You will never know how much that kills me. I think I bombed an essay I wrote in German. Having to write an essay made me realize that I have learned little in my past three years of German. I should be almost fluent right now. I can barely string together a sentence. So yeah, German grade is a bit iffy. And my Chemistry grade just got fucked up all because of a stupid binder check. I was getting an A-, but that will no longer be the case. Shit.
Anybody ever read The Turn of the Screw? Really old gothic novel about a haunted mansion and all that good shit? No? Well I'm reading it in AP English. I've read the first five chapters, and I don't even know what I think. It's...intruiging. Not my type of book, but still decent.
Anybody listen to Evanescence? Their new album came out four days ago. I'm writing a review of it for the school paper. Newspaper girl adores my reviews, which is good, since she's the entertainment editor. I recently learned that she pulled her own review out of the paper so she could put both of my book reviews in our first issue. That makes me feel bad, so I'm not writing two reviews for one issue anymore.
Monday is my chance. Two of my friends, who are in P.E with me and newspaper girl, are gonna be gone that day for some college prep trip. So it's just gonna be me and newspaper girl. Which is totally stinkin' awesome. Wanna know why? Cuz all four of us usually play volleyball together, along with newspaper girl's quiet, nonexistant friend. So it's just gonna be us three. And since my two friends talk A LOT and usually steal the attention, this is a grrreeeaaat opportunity. Like Tony the Tiger great. I'm gonna be all smooth and awesome. Awwww yeeeaahhh.
My best friend told me she was caught shoplifting from a thrift store. Seriously?? Apparently she's been shoplifting for awhile, but this is the first time the cops have ticketed her. Jesus friggin' Christ. How stupid can you be? I'm one of those people that has a slightly different moral compass, but even I don't believe in stealing (unless your wife is terminally ill and needs medication and you don't have money...or something along those lines). I'm very disappointed in this girl. I expected more from her.