Seeing as how my mom will be gone for almost two entire days, it sounds like I have a pretty great weekend ahead of me. It’s going to be even longer now that I realize I get out 70 minutes early on Friday. Since I don’t have a 5th period and all. I usually joke about sitting around in my underwear and eating pop-tarts, but I’m actually currently lacking the funds necessary to do so. In other words, I’m broke. I spent over my budget when preordering my New 2DS XL, but I’m gonna stop buying stuff for a few weeks so my funds can recuperate. It was just an issue of availability, because the new consoles always run out of stock for a while (especially Nintendo, in recent history). Fortunately I don’t have any bills to pay or anything like that.
Actually, I was considering subscribing to Loot Crate, which sends you a box in the mail every month with themed collectibles, but it was a little on the pricey side. You can get shirts, action figures, posters, etc. But you get a few items, not just one thing. This librarian keeps coming over here and looking over everyone’s shoulder to see if they’re breaking any rules, and I’m losing my patience. Anyways, I’ll just eat the food at my house. Maybe I can just ask my mom for some pizza money before she leaves. We still have microwavable corn dogs and top ramen, stuff like that. Nobody wants to eat a salad on their day off, after all.
Especially not at 2 AM when you’re busy destroying your cousin in a first person shooter. If Steph doesn’t go with her family on their trip to california, then I’ll probably call her for a while. Or all night. My buddy in Vegas might not be busy, so I could also call him instead. We haven’t had a chance to talk much lately, because he’s been getting so much business. He’s great at what he does, even in a market as competitive as short-term rental permits. I also still have a bunch of 80’s action movies that I recently bought, and my VCR calls out my name every time I pass it.
So back during my junior year, I took this class called Food and Beverages. We didn’t actually make any drinks, so I have no idea why it was called that. We never even touched on the topic of beverages, other than when we had one of her past students as a guest and she briefly spoke about her experience as a bartender. Her focus was more on telling us about how she worked at Disneyland and what it did for her as a person. In that class, we all had to work in groups of far. In case you didn’t already know this, humans don’t function well without purpose. I became the de facto leader of our group.
I enjoy assigning myself as the leader if there isn’t one, because I see myself as a natural born leader. I know for a fact that the guy who owns the Doggie Day Care is a great leader. They always seem to have their tasks done on time, and their accuracy is second to none. It’s not that I’m an especially good leader, I just have the initiative to take up the role if nobody else will. And nobody else ever does, if the opportunity arises. They’d rather just sit there and not talk and ignore everyone by using their phones. So, I delegate all of the tasks. If someone tells someone to wash the dishes and has someone spot me while I cook in case my hands get full, then we are both working efficiently and accomplishing things.
I recently had to do this again in my botany class, because I of course got stuck with the deadbeats again who don’t know what to do. I assign them all tasks, such as grabbing the tools, holding my notes while I sow seeds, and standing there looking like idiots. They’re especially good at the latter. In any event, we’re accomplishing three tasks at once as opposed to having everyone attempt to work on the same thing at once. As a result, I feel better about acting as a leader, and we completed three tasks at the same time. Nobody ever disagrees with my directions, because they have no room to argue. They don’t know what we’re doing, and they just assume I’m right even if I already know that I am.
My family is coming to visit next week, and then after my uncle’s wedding I’m going to go home with them. They’re going to be here for a little over a week, I believe. I’ve been brainstorming things to do with them, and so far, I’ve come up with sushi, go-karts, and movies. I’m trying to get my sister to take my niece to wild island with me, but I don’t know if I’ve made any progress so far. Now that I’m old enough, we’re going to do the slick track at the GSR. You have to be 16 to do it, so I’ve waited this long and I’m finally ready. Oh, we’re also going to go camping.
Can’t forget that. We’re going somewhere by Tahoe. I don’t know the exact location because I haven’t really talked to my dad about it very much. I haven’t even really talked to my family since I left, apart from a few texts. It’s only been a month, so it’s not like I just disappeared completely of the radar. I’m just introverted, so I don’t feel the need to talk to my family all the time. If I want to talk to you, then I will. I can still talk to people if I have to, like during a business meeting or something. But in my personal time, I don’t have to talk to anyone. Being alone is great. Anyways, I’ll probably go the arcade at the GSR next weekend with Steph.
Other than potentially going camping with us, it’ll be the last definite time we can hang out together until spring break at the very least. It’s gonna suck, but it’s not like we’re dating or anything. That’s only one day of the weekend, so now I have to figure out something else to do. Maybe I can go visit gabe at his house. I’ve never been to his new house before, and he moved a little under a year ago, I think. His mom works for a restaurant that doesn’t maintain their equipment very well. She’s too lazy to invest in a hood cleaning, but if she went to Florida then she could get an amazing miami restaurant hood cleaning.