#783

7:18 pm, Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

OMG, I’m so tired. Today was pretty slow. Sweeping the rings is harder work than you’d expect — the building is huge and the rubber tracks in the rings have these ridges that make them tough to clean completely. But I made six bucks in tips for hauling crates and tables for ladies, so that was cool.

We went to Red Lobster last night. Good stuff. I had the shrimp and lobster linguini alfredo and a raspberry lemonade.

It was raining today, so I didn’t bother putting on any sunscreen. Big mistake. My face is really red now, especially my nose.

The Nez Perce County Fairgrounds are really nice. I was surprised at the cleanliness and privacy in their mens’ showers. No graffiti or anything. Lewiston’s water is extremely chlorinated though — I don’t know how those Idahoans stand it. Brita must make a killing in that town.

I was having a hard time waking up this morning, so I had a couple of these “Wired” energy drinks. The “XB12 Rush” was very good — like Amp, but sweeter. Then I had the Mango Passion Fruit version. Absolutely disgusting. I could only manage three sips before I was forced to chuck the thing into the dumpster. Very nasty.

TotD:

Do you like your name? What name do you wish you could have?

I dunno. I guess my name’s okay. It could be worse. But sometimes I wish it was more unique. I’ve previously mentioned my fondness for Akiva, but I also like Aloysius and Portnoy. Roman cognomen, two-syllable last names, and obscure Norse gods all make for good first names, IMHO. Hebrew and Indian names are cool too. “Brand” names are usually awful though — even if they’re family names. The parents’ intentions are irrelevant; people will make certain (probably negative) associations upon meeting a Mercedes or Armani regardless of the origin. If nothing else, it screams “materialistic.”

Kay, time to sleep.

3 Responses to “#783”

  1. amy:

    after living in oakland, and in an art school dormitory, a graffitti free (public) anything is a blessing and a comfort!

  2. JediBear:

    I used to wish I could have a cooler name. These days, I like my name just fine. Even the middle bit. My web pseudonym is also cool, and I got to pick that one.

  3. Hecatomb:

    I wish my name was Jason, mainly because that’s what I’m so often mistakenly called. Also, I’m a fan of the iconic Hockey Mask.