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Out Like So Much Other Garbage

So Thursday I started a new temp assignment at a waste management company. The day went well I thought. I did some job shadowing of an account manager and helped her do a Fed-EX mailing. I come home and check in with my agency as I was asked to do by them and I'm informed they received an e-mail saying the company didn't want me back as I wasn't a good fit. No other explanation was given to them. I think it was really that my skills were best suited for keeping the clients they already had happy which I assume they already had enough people to do that and really wanted people to bring more clients in which is not me. Once again, it seems the corporate world is not for me.

So mainly because I'm trying to be responsible and build up my bank account and not really because my mother keeps hounding me about it, I've decided to begin my birthday moratorium even though the actual day isn't for about two months. This means I didn't buy the new Bob Dylan CD yesterday though I oh so wanted to...Being a grown-up sucks!

Recently I read two books. Before my recent family vacation, I finished reading the sixth book in the Chronicles of Narnia, The Magician's Nephew. I will say I liked this book better than A Horse and his Boy but this was not my favorite either. After I finish reading the last book, I will perhaps give a full ranking.

During vacation, I started to read a new Star Trek book series. Star Trek: Vanguard. This is the story of a TOS-era space station in a remote region of space. Most of the characters are quite interesting and I'm curious to where they're going with it.

We'll have to see what happens during the rest of the baseball season. My Red Sox are all but out of playoff contention but if we get some guys back soon as they say I suppose anything can happen... Meanwhile, the start of football. Can my Patriots win without the best clutch kicker in the game? Again, we'll have to see...

Finally, the SciFi channel really could have made a better attempt at telling me that it was an SG-1 marathon last night as oppose to new episodes so I wouldn't have had to waste ten minutes of my time setting the VCR last night when I could have wasted them doing something else instead. "1969" is a great episode though...

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