Thursday, June 13, 2013

I Might Just Be Too Nice

That may not be entirely accurate, me being nice. However, it seems to me that somehow this scenario happens in every job I've ever had.

"Hello?" I ask groggily- I have of course just woken up.

"Bracken, this is [insert boss name here], [insert fellow employee name here] is sick and can't come in, can you?"

"Yeah, of course."

Conversation ends, and I go into work on a day I was supposed to have off. Typical. And it doesn't bug me, because I honestly don't have any reason to complain about making more money at any given moment in my life. Honestly, I love to make money. Making money is good. So saying yes just makes me look like such an incredibly nice guy.

My only peeve is that I'm going to miss taking my wife to the beach, and also, I'm going to miss the Spurs game tonight. I love the Spurs. Been a fan since I was a little boy with Tim Duncan and David "The Admiral" Robinson dunking on a poster in my room. It's been a few years since then, but I still love the Spurs for what they are today. And while I admire LeBron and Dwayne Wade.... I just don't like it when they win. I wish I'd been able to watch more of these finals games, but, one needs money if they wish to accomplish cool things.

So, now I am going to eat breakfast, and go into work. And, I'll live thinking how nice I must really be ;)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Work and the Rest of the Summer

I am now an official Employee of Tamura's Market in Hauula, Hawaii- and I work in the meat department packaging meat. It's great to finally have a job, but 8 hour workdays 5 out of 7 days of the week is sometimes a lot to handle. It's definitely not the Space Center.

So, I usually work from 8-5, and package meat, place meat, stock meat, smell meat, touch meat, etc. For those of you that know me, I don't like dirty hands- and this is stretching my abilities in those regards.

That said, Lejana is now 8 months pregnant, and we are as happy as can possibly be with a little one on the way. Though some aspects of having a little girl are terrifying- it is honestly super exciting for me to have a little girl to spoil like my princess!

Lejana is still working at the PCC- which is great. She's been a trooper. I know it's sometimes hard for her to make a whole day, with an oversized pregnant belly and all- but she's handled it so well, and puts in a good amount of work to keep us afloat.

We also just moved into the Temple View Apartments (TVA) on campus. This move should save us a little money, and it beats the heck out of the studio we were staying in... Except for the crying babies and super loudness haha!

In the last several months we've made some really good friends out here in Hawaii. Donald and Mandy Anderson have been Godsends. They have been great friends in our lives, and we've spent a lot of time with them doing wonderful and magical things. Snorkling, movie watching, mocking, yelling, driving- it's been a lot of fun!

Also, Jake and Lindsey (Lindsay? Linsey? lol... Shoulda checked on that) have also been great. I play croquet with them (and Scott Lowe) every Tuesday and Thursday night- and Jake and Lindsey have been great. We've enjoyed their friendship and everything that they've brought to it.

As for basketball, everyone but Dre and I are gone for the summer. We don't often see each other because of my work schedule. I usually go at night to the gym to lift and shoot. He usually gets it earlier in the day, so it feels like I'm all alone out here, but it's always nice to get in the gym, and get some shots up.

I've been running a mile every day for the last 3 weeks (save for Sundays), and I feel like that's really been helping me drop some pounds. I feel a little bit lighter, and better on my feet, as well as losing some mid-section (I also do abs when I get home from the run), and it's been fun!

Other than that, we don't have anything too exciting going on. I have today and tomorrow off of work, which means that I finally have time to finish Jon's tactical that was supposed to be done 4 months ago............ Time flies when you're swamped and busy ;) Good thing Jon has been extremely patient, and isn't too mad, yet. The good news is that I won't charge him for the tactical. That's only fair.

Well then, to sign off, here is a picture of my wife in pure frustration when we played "Oh, Heck!" with Jake and Lindsey- I love this picture :)

Sheer frustration, and it makes me laugh :P