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Tomorrow will be better


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So first off, wow that Killers concert rocked! I had such an awesome time! A band called "Romance Fantasy" opened for them, then the group called "Louis XIV" played. Now actually I had heard of "Louis XIV" before, but I don't think I was familiar with their work. They were pretty good though! The Killers were awesome! They played all their popular songs (obviously), and it was really fun because everyone sang along and stuff!

 

There was also this adorable gay couple sitting in the row in front of us. It was really cute, they were like really affectionate without being gross with the PDA. I thought it was cool because I'm thinking they were only like 18 or 19 and they just seemed like a good couple. I guess I do have more of a soft spot for "young love" than regular, older people (this is true even for straight people :P , there was also a cute, young straight couple a few rows away). Anyway, I did find it heartening that they were just out there together having fun. It was also cool that no one really did care or give them a second look. It's very promising for society.

 

I mean I guess it's not that shocking, or different from what I'm used to. I mean the vast majority of times I go out (including that night), I'm with my gay friends and we're just hanging out being ourselves. And it's not like I haven't been out on dates in mainstream, "heterosexual places" myself. But I really wasn't doing that when I was their age. So anyway, it made me happy even if it did make me feel old :thumbdown: for doing the whole "look at the healthy, well-adjusted gay youth" thing.

 

Anyway, that was Saturday. Sunday was a nice and interesting day. I slept late, worked from home, then around 9:30 made plans to hang out with my friend Brian. Anyway, he lives on the other side of town so naturally I had to get gas before I could go over there. So I'm at the gas station filling up, when this girl in an odd costume walks by and suddenly stops and says: "Kevin!?!" Now my eyesight isn't that great from a distance. In fact I'm supposed to wear glasses ( 0:) ), so naturally I couldn't recognize (I can virtually never recognize someone form a distance, even if it's people I see often). So I was confused at first, but when she got closer I realized that it was a girl I used to work with at Olive Garden.

 

So this girl is quite an interesting case. She's the sort of person who's always got drama going on, and always has these fantastic, albeit hard to believe, stories to tell. I could tell quite a few, but I it would seem pointless and kinda bitchy to do that. :P Anyway, I do quite like her and it was good to see her again. So it turns out she was working at the strip club a few blocks away (thus the costume). Now this didn't surprise me, because shortly after I left there was a mass exodus of O.G. girls getting jobs at this particular strip club (one got a job there then essentially talked it up and got all the others to go too).

 

Anyway, apparently she had quit working at the club but was back doing it tonight because she needed the money, because after quitting for the first time she'd moved to Dallas to start her own photography business, come back to Houston to look after her little brother who was suicidal because their parents were splitting up, then her car blew up (literally, the story is that it erupted into flames one afternoon shortly after she and her brother had vacated it), and so she was stuck in Houston with no way to get back to Dallas living with her parents and working at the strip club again to try to save up money to buy another car. On top of this she and her fiance broke up because he developed a drinking problem, but then she pretended to be a lesbian to make him jealous or something ( :blink: ).

 

Anyway, naturally I offered her a ride home. Which turned out to be about 25 miles away in one of Houston's suburbs...apparently she was planning to walk all the way. So anyway, I'm glad I gave her a ride, but man, it sucked that it was that far in the opposite direction from where I was going. I didn't get to my friend's place until after 11:00 (when I said I'd be there at 9:30! I called of course).

 

Well anyway we hung out for a few hours then I went home and stayed up a couple more hours. Didn't finally get to bed until about 4:30. Then I had to be up at 7:00 to get to a 9:00 o'clock appointment on the other side of town (Houston's HUGE, it has quite a few other side of towns :P ). Well I get there right on time and...darn if the lady wasn't home! Which actually happens quite a bit :thumbdown: , but I was thoroughly ticked because 1) I coulda slept another 3 hours if I hadn't been planning to meet her, and 2) this was like the 3rd time she's done this to me!

 

So then I get to the office, and the first thing that happens is that they give me my transmittal from last week, which lists all the business I turned in and stuff, and breaks down how I'm getting paid. Well my check was almost $500 less than it was supposed to be!! :angry: So I was like "hey what's the deal?", and my sales manager looked at it, and was thoroughly confused and also couldn't figure out why it was so much lower than it shoulda been. Nor could any of the other people in our agency figure it out. So finally after taking it up with the accounting department it turns out that it's because of a very unusual exception to how a very rare circumstance is paid out when it arises. Anyway, basically it meant that my production for the week was about $200 in annualized premium less than I thought it was, which knocked me into a much lower pay bracket, and made me lose two bonuses :/

 

Next, we had a little meeting for our sub-agency in which we basically got fussed at for having lousy production for the last two weeks. I'm also pretty sure that this essentially throws a wrench into my plans to go to the SF convention. See our agency is leaving the main office to go start a new office on the other side of town (I should just start abbreviating that OTOSOT :P ). Which is actually really good for me, because for once this OTOSOT is on the OTOSOT from the main office, BUT it's like right next to my side of town (MSOT). So at least when it opens I won't have far to commute anymore. Anyway, point is that the time table has the new office opening right around the middle of October, which means that things will be really hectic right around the beginning of November. Plus, we're under even more pressure, because as I just said, our production has been down lately. So we have like a lot to prove or whatever :( Anyway, I'm thinking they won't jump up and down and say "yeah!!! You should totally take some time off then".

 

So then the rest of my day pretty much sucked too! All my appointments had randomly lousy things come up and I worked my butt off and didn't make a single sale all day :( Not to mention driving from so many OTOSOT's that I used a whole tank of gas up :thumbdown:

 

On another note, as part of my cruddy day I saw this one guy who was uninsurable because he has colon cancer. So I was talking to one of my friends/coworkers on the phone and mentioned that and she was like "Oh man, what bad luck! That sucks for you!", and I was like "yeah...but it sucks much worse for him. Anyway, that sorta gave me some perspective. I mean it does suck much worse for him, and even my crappy day could have been much worse.

 

So I'm thinking tomorrow will be better. Yep, definitely going to stay positive about tomorrow.

 

Anyway, take care all and have an awesome day!

Kevin

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Hey Kevin

 

You know i've always knew you were a nice guy, but this blog just proves how nice you really are :worship: Anyone should be more then happy to have such a great friend like yourself Kevin. I'm glad you had such a great time at the concert, and about the Gay Couple that's wonderful!!!

 

Everyone has good days and bad ways, but the way i see it, it all depends on how you make of the day, and as far as i'm concerned i'm sure you will have a much better day tomorrow, and i hope you have more better days after that too!

 

Take care and have a wonderful day :2thumbs:

 

-Mike

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Hey Mike! :D

 

Hey Kevin

 

You know i've always knew you were a nice guy, but this blog just proves how nice you really are :worship: Anyone should be more then happy to have such a great friend like yourself Kevin.

Awww, that's sweet of you to say! Thanks :D You're a pretty awesome friend yourself ;)

 

 

I'm glad you had such a great time at the concert, and about the Gay Couple that's wonderful!!!

Yeah, I thought it was pretty sweet! :wub:

 

Everyone has good days and bad ways, but the way i see it, it all depends on how you make of the day, and as far as i'm concerned i'm sure you will have a much better day tomorrow, and i hope you have more better days after that too!

 

Take care and have a wonderful day :2thumbs:

 

-Mike

 

Thanks! I hope you have a fantastic day too! :)

 

Take care,

Kevin

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Oh Kevin, that's so great! :hug:

 

But I think you should move to Mauritius. It's much better for your blog. You won't have to say OTOSOTT, but instead OTOSOTC (on the other side for the country:P) Nah, at least, the other side has its name here.

 

Don't worry, Kev, tomorrow will be better for you! :)

 

Take care,

Ieshwar

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Hey Ieshwar! :D

 

Oh Kevin, that's so great! :hug:

 

But I think you should move to Mauritius. It's much better for your blog. You won't have to say OTOSOTT, but instead OTOSOTC (on the other side for the country:P) Nah, at least, the other side has its name here.

 

Don't worry, Kev, tomorrow will be better for you! :)

 

Take care,

Ieshwar

Thanks :D

Yeah, I am doing better now :)

 

-Kevin

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