Friday, May 29, 2009

Sucks When....

Okay so here i am awhile ago at work, and im asked by my boss lady if i like the band disturbed...

(not really... i dont know any of their songs) i think to myself.

"yea theyre okay" i reply.
"Okay, do you want some tickets, we get alot of tickets to stuff pretty often here..."
"sounds great"

So i take the tickets immediatelty thinking i probably wont actually go, and also that times are tough, my wage here isnt amazing, so maybe ill garnish it a bit...

Well after a trip to kijiji i found i got a few responses. BUT i heavily inflated my prices. My plan was if they didnt sell i could just go see the concert. (why not)
So failed connection after another, i lowered my price, then no response for a few i lowered to reg sales price. I few bites but nothing happend.

I ended up just spending that night hanging out with my mom who had come and stayed for the weekend (very badass of me) and the tickets went to total waste... what a shame

This makes me think of marketing (everything does), what i was trying to do was keep a certain market in the dark about this sale (everyone related to my work, bc im sure this wasnt moral). So in turn i shortend the outlets i used. Which might have been a factor of my lack of success. Interesting

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Today... I want a Keytar

As the title of this blog inferrrrrrr's i would really like a keytar. In my fast paced life of growing musical interests I began taking some piano lessons. Ive been doing those for a few months now and feel somewhat confident with Mary had a little lamb...

Whilst driving home from a few sales consultations I had on my list today; a sexy girl on the radio (i assume shes sexy) intro'd the next band they were to play. I came to learn that today was my lucky day because i was about to get my very first taste of the band known as TOFU/or Tons Of Fun University.
She then went on the say how this song had a keytar solo in it... needless to say, i was pumped.
In my youth i had heard only legonds of this mythical instrument. So here i am now looking at them on ebay, they await my mastery... Mary had a little lamb can be to much different on a keytar....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Longest Tuesday to Date...

Good morning all... its currently 9:41 am, I'm at work...
back in the office for another week long stretch gazing into this Acer monitor.
I'm sick today, woke up with a cough that some how tore through my throat as if i had a machine gun in my stomach... I'm not much for clever metaphors lol.

I contemplated not coming in to work today, but with the Monday only being a half days work, i cant afford not to. The place has the sound of people busily typing away, and every ones favourite office weirdo constantly chattering away hopelessly to the office hottie... pathetically,desperately trying to get his foot in the door.

Please understand I'm not the usual suspect for this kind of behaviour, but this person and i have a history of him making my life a little bit lame at times. What were the odds we would be working in the same office this summer.

On another note, I stumbled across an old friend last night... She has re rooted herself in BC for college. After a few minutes of talking i found myself a bit jealous at her latest venture. Shes created a website for herself to sell and display her hand made jewelry. These one of a kind works of art make use of one girls talent and 1970's spirit. I don't usually plug very much but this is definitely something worth looking into !

Happy work days and happy browsing!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another Day In the Office...

So... here I am again, another day in the soup. Contact book out, googling for propective clients, trying to be productive... another friday....

Im a bit jealous actually, one of the writers here gets to go to a police clinic today on drunk driving... where she will be able to drive a car while wearing police perscribed booze goggles. How awesome... she doesnt even wanna go.

People just go about their business here.. some on the phone making personal calls, some actually working, and others out to meetings (i wish i was). Others updating their blogs ;)

Ive gotten sort of hooked on this, its become a daily habbit for me this week, I think it will have some longevity this summer. It seems to be a good way to look busy, and create a small outlet, i dont mind it lol.

Tonight will be a nice break from the trials and tribulations of this place, plus monday! good old queen victoria and her infanite wisdom in coming up with the long weekend.
Drinking with some friends, but still saving money... how can this be possible?

Anyways, maybe ill go canvas the city a little bit and try and make some business for myself, cause this office might end me today :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Jenny Jones Cronicles

So its another day at the office, just getting back from lunch.
on that note...
I went in looking to get a soup and sandwich...
There wasn't soup so i was at a bit of a loss, so then i had some trouble finding something to satisfy my hunger haha.
The waiter told me the club sandwich was the best one in the city...
so i went with it. 10Min's later they give me a giant bag with the lonely little sandwich in it and a couple packs of ketchup.
sadly it was DRY.

I find myself (a half hour later) watching old episode clips of Jenny Jones.
First off, Jenny is amazingly attractive...'95 was a good year.
Basically if you want a good belly laugh check it out, here's a quote from an episode i just saw...

"so you have sex for..... McDonald's?"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun at Work

DO you ever think...maybe im having to much fun and not working enough??
its hard to watch some stuff on youtube while sitting behind a desk at work... things that normally give u the smallest response gets multiplied a thousand times because you know you shouldn't be watching it.

I spent some of the morning watching some of the recap videos. A co-worker walked by and caught me snickering to myself (desperately trying to stay in cogneeto) and questioned what i was watching lol.
I sent her the link, and minutes later the whole office is enjoy some nice youtube entertainment.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


So today at work I decided to take a hint from one of my business heros and begin a new project... who would have expected that lol.
While trying to find new businesses to advertise for I found myself on Veronica Belmonts Blog, which i love.
She was talking about the new Kindle which isnt available in Canada at all, and yet the states is getting ready to get their 3rd edition... neither here nor there...
I decided to ask a co-worker if he did alot of reading (the Kindle is for uploading ebooks) and then it dawned on me... does our newspaper (...ehm... college newspaper) do reviews on books...

I knew the chances were slim due to a small portion of students who read... just sayin...

He explained to me that we havent done book reviews in a few years... enter ambitious guy who wants to become the be all and end all of everything... my arrogance took over...

Before leaving the office for a sales call I spoke with the editor to see if i could lend my 'expertise' and write up a few articles on book reviews... he gave me the perameters and sent me on my way.

Ive finished my first article about 5 mins ago, and im feeling pretty good about it!
all it takes is a lol

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I follow Myself

So far my blogging experience hasnt been very successful :) . I follow myself HA! so i guess this could be considered to be more of a personal update.

Dont forget to pay the rent man...

...I wont... fuck..

I'm not even to interested in these blog things because this time im using right now to type this could be used for far better things. ie. make dinner, read a book, write a book (blogs do not equal books, similar spelling; but no)
Blogs are somewhat a waste of time, Seth Godin (my marketing god) would probably refuse... yea i get it, its a way to expand your name, your brand and your market... but i could honestly be trying to write a book. With all the internet type that most of us do every day we could all probably have many books each. To me that seems like a more worth while goal.

People get so discouraged when they even ponder the idea of writing a book... "omg have you seen how many pages are in a book?! I couldnt even read one, much less write one.." FALSE!!

but its cool...

The world has kind of gone to shit dont you think? forget the weather, i mean... people care about the wrong things.
who honestly has the time to put 1800 pictures (of mostly themselves) on facebook. Why do people feel the need to "remain relevant" to people who they claim are there friends.... FB friends are bullshit. We all have people on our accounts that we have met once, or a friend of a friends hot friend... haha.
go outside... try to accomplish something, learn a skill

Possibly the biggest waste of time here due to the fact im awknowledging the fact that im typing to myself...