Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

It was ultimately a dissapointing Halloween. I went to work dressed as a victim of a faulty product, a product the company I work for happens to sell. My boss failed to see the joke, and asked me to adjust my costume. Which was easy, with the head wounds, I became simple a victim of generic misfortune, much like the career of Ashlee Simpson. (I apologize in advance to all Ashlee Simpson fan's, I make this statement purely in jest, and am not looking to promote a reevaluation of yourself if you indeed call yourself a fan of Ashlee Simpson)

The one thing I'd been looking forward to most however, was giving out candy to friendly, young trick-or-treat'ers. I had a total of two, and the two I had were large, strapping high school students, who proceeded to dig their fists into my candy pot. I had foolishly forgotten to mix my bowl here, and of course, they took all the Milky Ways, leaving me with the good, yet at this moment undesireable Milk Duds.

Sad = Listening to the Ghostbusters theme over and over, lacking trick-or-treaters, all dressed up, with no where to go.

Happy Halloween. Hope the Dresden Doll's show was great.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Exciting News!!

Very big news this week in the life of Simon Richardson!! He's getting together with his friend Harry to satire his life!

Why am I talking in the third person? Basically, we were fooling around with a video camera, basically its an autobiographical "reality" show about me. Its narrated by Harry for now, so it can't be too egocentric, but its gonna be awesome.

Saturday, October 29, 2005


I was in Target earlier today, don't ask me why. No, actually would you ask me why? I was in Target because with this weather, I had a craving for Hot Chocolate, the kind that comes in a little packet with the mini-marshmallow's, hardly a tall order. This particular Target, lacked what I figured would be a "must" carry for any mass market store. I was wrong.

Where was I going with the start of this blog? Oh yes. There were so many people in Target, with the falling snow outside, it almost felt like Christmas. Have you started shopping yet? I have, and I got the best thing for my non-existant girlfriend, a coupon book, with cute things like a voucher for "one free massage," or "one free movie night." Hey, she doesn't exist, if she did, then maybe we'll talk about something concrete, and not made from the ream of paper I stole from work.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I Peed Myself?

I woke up yesterday minutes ago, and the only way to describe myself is to say I looked quite...damp.

Was this a flashback to my childhood? No, there is some sort of leak in my ceiling. I called my landlord and proceeded to tell him I wasn't paying for leaks in the ceiling. He said, "No, you're right, leaks are free of charge."

Thanks. Thank you.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Animal Crackers

There's this large tub of Animal Crackers in the "community munchy food" area at work. I went up to get some, was cut off by a very unattractive middle-aged woman, who proceeded to act out (poorly) the animal cracker scene from Armageddon.

As soon as I got home I showered.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

McDonalds, Headlights, and Police Officers

We had a post-day training which I didn't complain about, as much as I don't enjoy this job, getting paid time and a half to watch videos even of the corporate genre are not bad.

I've thinking about getting a new TV, so to support the purchase, I bought a Large-sized value meal from McDonalds, hoping to get a "best buy buck." Not only did my large fries come with no game pieces, I found hair in my burger. All right, that's a lie, there was no hair in my burger, but it would've been a better justification for making a U-turn to go back to the drive-thru.

Not only were they out of game pieces, but I got stopped by a police officer for an illegal U-turn and dead left-headlight. He had no sympathy for my extra long day at work and getting screwed at the drive-thru. He shoved the ticket into my hand and proceeded to tell me he was more of a Wendy's man anyways.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Shift Change

My hours are changing over at the ol' job. I'm not entirely thrilled about it. Originally my hours went from 9-5, now they are 8-4, not a huge change, its kinda nice to get out at 4 and miss the traffic.

Getting their at 9 was hard enough, but in the work world, things work backwards. You thought 9am was tough? Try 8am rookie.

I keep telling myself, it pays the bills.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Sunlit Venetian Blinds

I woke up this morning to a site that had not been in what felt like much longer (after thinking about it a bit I realized it'd only really been a week). Through the venetian (I think) style blinds came sunlight, bright beautiful sunlight.

It was a nice cool fall day. I passed the hours by actually trying to meet people and make friends on Myspace, there's some interesting people on there, though, as I was browsing the amount of girls in lewd positions out weighed the wholesome ones. Seriously, what is going on there? There's a whole pornographic side to MySpace, and there are kids on there!

Oh well. I still don't have cable so this'll do.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Pounding Rain

I have an important announcement to make:

The rain has ceased the lengthy pounding on my roof. The apartment passed test number one, no leaks that I can find.

Secondly, it has been a bit colder then usual in here, not to use a word I associate with my Grandmother but I almost feels like its a bit drafty. The part that's supposed to be funny/strange is that I'm more concerned over the well being of my bird then I am of my own well being.

I invested in an electric space heater, though I fear it to kill me in my sleep. I do not dare turn in without unplugging it from the wall. That'd be a horror movie that would get old quick, "The Heater That Kills You in Your Sleep." A lengthy title, but no doubt 88 minutes of pure fright filled horror.

No seriously, they can't just plug themselves in and turn on can they? Which leads me to a second question, why wouldn't a rapid increase of temperature wake me, I'm not that heavy of a sleeper, but I feel like fire would wake me up. Though, smoke comes before fire, I'm gonna assume that is what quickly incapacitates the victim of such tragedy.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Hello I'm Simon

I figure its about time I write in this thing. I see it as something good, not that I'm looking to write anything deeply profound or life changing. There is something deeply superficial about keeping a web journal, or "blog," but thats what defines us, thats what we are.

So I'm going to write this for two reasons.

#1. I've made Boston my permanent home, and I feel like its gonna be a bumpy ride, something worth writing about.

#2. I can't really think of a second reason, but it sounded kinda cool to put it that way.

First Post

Hello. I'm Simon!