Enfieldean

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Crazy? Like A Fox!
Enfieldean
dean_r
I am a fan of foxes. Seldom have I been unhappy to see a fox, because typically they're a cute animal. However, this CG fox upsets me greatly. Maybe it's because it's early in the morning and I haven't had breakfast yet, but this fox makes my stomach churn.

Meanwhile, my transition to my new store isn't as smooth as I wanted it to be. I felt grateful that I enjoyed going to work in Tacoma. I felt I could actually help customers, or work on a project and get things done. Up in Seattle, the pace of this store is so different that I'm not enjoying it. I've not hit that point of hating work, but I travel into the stores in downtown Seattle and the pace of work and the ability to actively get out from behind the register and help people is refreshing. The store also stays open later, which means I'm coming home later and seeing Steph less. She works a 9-5 Mon-Fri schedule. My scheduling is erratic, but at least I'm usually working 40 hours. However, this week has been the most frustrating I've ever worked (or not, in this case) because I had two shifts taken away from me, and on both days Steph had arranged things to do to keep herself from sitting at home, waiting for me to get back.

I think it's also because it's that time of year, when all I'm doing is telling people we don't have very limited edition items in stock. From Wiis to Wii Fits to Mario Karts to 80 Gb PS3s. All I'm doing is saying no to people. It's a very negative mindset to put yourself into, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. I did get the highlight of meeting a customer who epitomises all that is correct about the stereotype of the kid that grew up on Twinkies in their parents' basement. He's now in his late 20s, looks like he's in his late 30s and he's shaped like a bowling pin, this tiny head sculpted onto this bulbous mass of a body. He bought a Wii Fit and then complained that it wouldn't work for him because he didn't notice he was too overweight for the game. I'm afraid, being jaded, I wanted to suggest he purchase a second board to distribute the weight more effectively.

I had fun for the 4th of July fireworks. Our roof was perfect to see two sets of fireworks, and both had their qualities. I'd never seen fireworks that turned to hearts. I'd never seen Saturn-like fireworks. I'd never seen smiley face fireworks. I also had my friends meet some of Steph's friends, and it means that I hope to get my friends to come visit more often, maybe even stay over some nights.

Oh, and this laptop broke for a month or so. So, that explains the quietness here. Though, quite honestly, I'm not sure I have anything worthwhile to say. I feel like most of this is padding as proof that I've not got much to talk about. One month away, and all I have to show for it is a grumbly attitude to work and my disappointment for a CG fox.

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I can't believe someone would complain about being too fat for a game without being utterly embarrassed. And what's wrong with going for a walk? Is state of the art movement sensing technology really his only option?

I can see why Wii Fit is an option for people that are self-conscious about being overweight, but don't want to go to a gym or go running around outside.

But I think I don't want to like the idea of it. I can see how economically it saves money over a long-term gym membership. I can see how it would help people with their diet, as the game educates about that as well... but there's a part of me that has found that the average customer that comes in wanting to buy this game is an absolute jerk.

I just saw WALL-E this weekend, where the humans of the future are so corpulent they fly around in adult-sized baby car seats and lack enough musculature to even stand upright. This guy sounds like a link in that evolutionary chain. Scary.

Why be healthy then technology can make sure the fatty boombalahs can be just as mobile as a real person?! It's all about equality, see. We can't discriminate against the lazy, fat, unhealthy wastes of space, because we'd get in trouble. For some reason. It is a little scary really, but at least in Japan we can take solace. They have govenment mandated maximum waste diametres now!

That fox also frightens me- it's like the furries are escaping from the internet and taking over television!

Notice the website is different for each ad... Hmm...

Also, all that cash and they can't afford someone who's any good at 3d animation...

Odd, a post just a few above yours on my friends' page has this:
http://flickr.com/photos/roblee/125205671/

I have Wii Fit, and its best feature is the ability to show you where your center of balance is. It's always useful, but to have that reminder in the middle of a yoga pose, when it's so easy to fall into bad balance habits to make the pose easier, is excellent.

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