Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Losing a cell phone is never easy. Just ask me, who's been falling to pieces over it the last few days (and this breakdown might just be part of what costs me this job for the post-seasonal period).

I'd been rushing to the store's lost and found department and men's room. Nada. However, a break in the case came today, probably: there's a kiosk in the mall where one can turn in used phones for money. This being the Christmas season (and this being Buffalo!), I don't doubt that someone would screw someone else over for a couple of bucks.

I plan on contacting the company that owns the kiosk. I sincerely hope that this ordeal can come to a good end.

You may be asking, 'It's just a phone. Can't you get another one?'. Granted, there are likely cheaper phone plans and units with more expansive features out there, but it's not just holding on to what I have. A few weeks ago, the phone choked up; I couldn't access anything on the screen. I sent away for a brand-new one...the one I lost last week. I just got my phone back (in a manner of speaking). I can't let it go. I don't have too much in life. I need to hold on to what little I have.


Monday, December 22, 2014

As you may or may not remember, I once reviewed an obscure soundtrack at this blog: Fake-Out by Arthur B. Rubinstein.

I noted that one track sounded like, simultaneously, "You Are My Sunshine" and a precursor to Rubinstein's Blue Thunder. It sounded a little something like this:

What can be said about this? That Rubinstein (or the show's producers) felt that Fake-Out's obscurity would ensure that no one would make the connection? Or maybe this cue was just to get the job on the film (and wasn't actually used) and the composer felt that such an interesting piece of music shouldn't go to waste?

In any event, it's super weird. I wonder if there are any other examples.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Couldn't think of an awesome quote to put up here.

The burgers on "Bob's Burgers". Sometimes, they're in the foreground and sometimes, they're a cute pun on the today's special board in the background.

Someone on tumblr has taken on the challenge of creating the oddball concoctions featured on the show and posting them online. I've known about it for some time now, but it was seeing the Baby You Can Chive My Car burger that made me go, "I hope that gets made and shown off."

"Time for the charm bomb to explode." (Hey, I thought of one!)

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Can I be happy?

I've been working at a department store for roughly the last month. Retrieving orders, ringing out and assisting customers and (mostly) straightening out clothes that have been picked over. Those moments when a customer wants something that I can't locate aside, it's generally less stressful than the last why am I so annoyed with it?

I mean, it's an easy job and I make decent wages (and have an opportunity to do so past the holidays), but if I can't be happy doing a cake job like this, can I really be happy with anything?

What can I do to improve my disposition?


Saturday, December 06, 2014

Watching an old Sci-Fi Channel ad on YouTube inspired me to seek out when the network was awesome (and the people running it could spell).

Lo and behold: Old Sci-Fi Channel schedules!

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Okay, I managed to find that video thanks to tireless searching. Who'd have thought that Yahoo would trump Google?