Sunday, June 23, 2013

First World Semi-Adult Problems

Howdy sexy boys...
and girls!
Summer is finally here!!!

I know I'm always apologizing about not keeping you all informed, on a daily/weekly basis...but I really am.  On my days off I rarely have time for myself because my body is trying to recover from the grueling everyday duties of work.  This past week I worked six straight days in a row!!!
Speaking of dead, "The Purge" was an awesome film.
There was action, suspense, intense violence, a little gore, and some humor as well.  As I mentioned in my last post I saw it on a date with this guy, that I've now been talking to for a little over a month.  The date went by swimmingly.  I met him walking away from the movie theater...because I was close to an hour late.  (I fell asleep; plus I had to poop and iron my clothes.)
Luckily, I walked right into him.  He wasn't mad, thank God.  
Anywho, since it would have been pointless to buy tickets to the showing of "The Purge" that we agreed upon, because we would have scored some pretty shitty seats, I decided that we should eat at Cafetasia first then go to the movies.  So we bought our tickets for the next showing and had a decent meal at Cafetasia.  Our waitress was incredibly salty and deserved the bare minimum of a tip.  She would look at us, knowing we were trying to get her attention, and would ignore us.  There was even a point where I was about to say something to her and she turned her back to us and helped the adjacent table.
Warren, that's the guy's name, didn't really like the food there...and I was mainly there for their amazing happy hour specials.  I prefer to watch new movies while high or tipsy or a combination of both.  It really enhances the movie-going experience.  
In other news, last night my family and I went to West Orange, New Jersey to see "Man of Steel" at AMC's Dine-In Theater: Fork & Screen.
We love the AMC Dine-In Theater because you can actually drink alcoholic beverages and eat awesome food, that's served to you during the movie, by the press of a button.  We usually go to Cinema Suites, but you have to be twenty-one to go in there and since my younger sister isn't twenty-one so we made due.
But the awesome thing about last night was we got free "This Is The End" glasses and coasters because I spotted them and asked if we could keep them.  The manager noticed how excited I was about it and gave us all free glasses...I mean we did pay for drinks at the bar while we were waiting to be let in the theater, but still...  

"Man of Steel" was a good film.  I feel as though it ended in a way where another can be made and I'm pretty sure there will be a sequel in the mix. There were some hints.  The movie featured a cohesive plot, cool flashback/backstory sequences, and some great action scenes.

But sometimes my family goes to the movies without me, which makes me resort to going by myself.  I actually like going to the movies by myself and seeing "This Is The End" by myself was probably one of the best things I've done recently.
"This Is The End" is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.  So many celebrities make cameos in this movie and none of them seem out of place.  The humor in this film starts from the moment the beginning credits finish and doesn't go stale, EVER!!!  It humanizes the celebrities in the film because it's seen from their perspective, living in the Hollywood hills and having to rough it out during the apocalypse.  You will definitely laugh repeatedly WHEN you see this film.  Do yourself a favor and grab a friend (or just your wallet) and go see "This Is The End."

In other news, my bed dwarfs every thing in my life right now LOL.  Every time I come into my room I am compelled to lay on it because it's so fucking comfortable.
To make my bed even more heavenly, I bought two contoured memory foam pillows.  So sleeping on my days off have become quite the habit, especially now that I'm full-time.
Have I mentioned that I love my job? LOL I know I have but...yeah, I love my job.
Oh!  And since I'm on the topic of my job, guess who called me at work when I was helping a customer?  Another fucking student loan company!  This is getting ridiculous.  Of course I caved in when I heard the words "wage garnishment" and I set a monthly payment agreement...
but to have the audacity to call my job is ludicrous and down-right ruthless.  I left a really nasty message on the person's voicemail because when I called them back, during the time she said to do so, she didn't pick up.  Long story short, no one's getting anything garnished.  Thank God I'm making more money (because I have more hours) because now that's two student loans that I have to pay off with my hard-earned money.  Sometimes being a semi-adult sucks.

Now, I'd like to take time to talk about my future.  I can honestly say that if things stay the way they are at my job I'd be willing to stay as long as I can.  I'm still going to be a writer but what's paying the bills right now is Bed Bath & Beyond...and I love my job.  My co-workers are pretty awesome too.  I want to be an actor as well, because being someone else is exciting.  This past weekend I was conversing with my friend Jesse about actors and actresses that deserved their Academy Awards.  Anne Hathaway became the topic of discussion and we both agreed that she did a stellar performance in "Les Miserables."  We pulled up her rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream" on YouTube and something magical happened. (Watch it here!)
Once she started singing I entered her character's life.  Fantine, the character she masterfully portrayed, sacrificed her well-being and eventually her life for the safety and fortune of her child.  All of this was expressed in her solo and I almost started crying because I realized that I don't want to be an actor just for its perks of fame and fortune.
I want to become an actor to leave an impression in the hearts of those who see me on a screen.  I want to evoke tears from just a glance; a laugh from just a lift of an eyebrow.  I want to act because I want to be more than an actor.  I want to be a theatrical chameleon that can become any person and live the character's life by giving their story justice with the strength of my craft.
In addition to my career, I'd like to settle down with someone who loves me for me.  So far Warren has proven to me that he isn't like other guys.  He wants to wait to have sex with me, which never happens LOL.  Guys are always ready to jump into bed with me and I'm always willing to do the same.
I'm trying really hard not to fall for this dude quickly because every time that's happened in the past, I've been disappointed.  Plus I'm not trying to introduce him to my family until we're official, and by official I mean dating for like three months and possibly an item.  (I have brought dudes around my family when we just started dating and my step-dad would throw phrases around like "my new son" and "welcome to the family."  WTF?)

This is probably the only place where I can talk about Warren and not feel like a total schoolgirl about it.
He and I are so similar that it's frightening.  We both have admitted that we like to color, I legit mean color as in color in a frikking coloring book.  We watch TV shows together over the phone.  We both love Italian food.  We both think Halle Berry was a poor casting choice as Storm in "X-Men."
(That's supposed to be lightning.)
Plus this dude makes me laugh and he laughs at my corny jokes.  He just might be...let's not even go there.  It's only been a month and eleven days.  (I swear I'm not keeping track LOL).

Anywho, I want two lovely children, at least one of them has to have my DNA.  The other can have my partner's DNA.  I want a dog.  And more importantly I want to be happy with my life.

I have come to a point in my life where I am generally happy with my life.  The only big thing I want to change is my weight and diet.  I've been considering becoming a vegetarian, which is going to be extremely difficult because everyone in my household is a hardcore carnivore.
In time, we shall see...

What's important right now is getting to the "Word of the Week."
Pre-Love (pronounced pree-luhv): the state in which two or more parties are becoming heavily attracted to each other, emotionally; the honeymoon stage of dating; right before you realize you can't see your life without a certain person(s).
Example: Samantha - "Jenny, Bill is such a great guy.  He opens doors for me.  He actually listens instead of waiting for his turn to speak and he smells nice too."
Jenny - "Samantha, as a friend who loves you, I must tell you that you have been infected with the pre-love virus."
I believe it's time to get to some "Words of Wisdom."

"Life is about snapshots.  You never know who you're going to encounter in life and how they will effect you.  Always put your best into everything you do, even when the world isn't doing so.  Be strong.  Be beautiful.  Be you."

Okay my lovely duckies, "True Blood," "Veep," and "Family Tree" are coming on relatively soon and I have to finish my laundry and get my stuff ready for work tomorrow before then.

I love you for reading.

Have a fabulously sassy week.

-Gabriel Anderson

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Let's Be Adults About This

I am soooo sorry for leaving you in the dark for so long.
A lot has happened.

About a month ago I came into work and one of my co-workers told me that someone called and left a message.  Upon seeing the message scribbled on a piece of paper, I saw the name and didn't recognize it as it any of the couples I've had so far.  But when I saw the number left, I knew who it was.  It was a 1-888 number, with an extension...only meaning one thing.  Student Loans had contacted my job because they discovered that I was finally working again!
Luckily, none of my co-workers knew who this person was so I didn't have the plight of being publicly embarrassed.  However, it doesn't stop there.  Recently--I'll say about a few weeks ago--I received a phone call from a number I didn't recognize and I picked up because something told me I should.  The conversation went as such:

Me:  Hello?
Mystery Person: Hello, is this the household of Gabriel Anderson?
Me: (sighing) Yes, it is.
Mystery Person: Hi, Gabriel.  My name is Sarah.  I'm calling in regards to your Student Loans from Blah-Blah Inc.  I'm calling to let you know that we've discovered you have been recently employed by Bed Bath & Beyond.  Is this correct?
Me: (pausing to stop my heart from pounding) Yes, this is correct.
Sarah:  Well, because of the status of your student loans and your recent employment, if we do not come to an agreement this week, my company will be forced to garnish your wages.

Once I heard this I surrendered.

Me: Sarah, just tell me what I have to do.  I'm all yours.  We don't have to do this.  I was just waiting for the right time to call you guys.

I was being awfully garrulous, just so I could keep my hard-earned money.  I love my job and Student Loans was about to take my fruits of labor away from me.  Fortunately, I was able to make a monthly agreement with them and all is dandy.

Speaking of work...I GOT A PROMOTION!
I'm still in my "probation period" at work, meaning to see if they want to keep me as an employee or not, and I got promoted to a full-time Bridal Consultant.  (I was hired as a part-time Consultant.)  This opportunity is rare.  People who have been in this department longer than I have don't even have this type of employment yet.  I haven't even been working three months in my department and I'm already seen as a superstar.  I'm not tooting my own horn because I am not arrogant.  But I must say when I go to work, I do just that: work.  Yes, I do socialize with my co-workers but that isn't what I was employed to do.  I was given a job to perform and I do my damned best to do it as efficiently and as masterfully as I can.  I am still learning and I can't thank my supervisors and managers enough for this incredible opportunity.  Since I'm now a full-time Consultant I am now eligible to receive medical and dental benefits, and later on (I believe) 401K and life insurance.

In other news, I have a date with that dude I was talking about in my last post.  We're going to see "The Purge" this Friday and then we're going out for a meal and drinks.
I think Friday is going to be splendid because I am looking forward to seeing the movie, which premise is quite remarkable.  In the film the world's government (or just the United States, I don't know) all crime is legal for twelve hours out of the year, this period of time being "The Purge."  In the trailer a family is securing their house, which they have reinforced somehow with bunker-like foundations.  However, that doesn't stop a group of maniacs from paying them a visit.  I can't wait to see it.

So I finally ordered my mattress and it should be arriving at my house tomorrow!!!
I cannot wait to christen the bed with my sexy body...and if I'm lucky my date LOL.
So when my bed comes and when I get a seating area for my chair and finish creating my galvanized-trash-can-table I will post the pictures of my room.  I'm sooooooooo thrilled!
(I couldn't help myself.  This picture was too cute.)
Also, I've come up with a great idea to purchase two bicycle wheel collages, from my job, as art pieces.  I'm going to print out my favorite pictures/moments from FaceBook and any original photos I have lying around, convert them to black and white and make them into statement pieces.  My room is so fetching.

Speaking of fetching, I've come up with a name for the dog I'm going to get for myself: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Well I've decided what to name him.  I'm going to name him Achilles Reginald Gardner.  Such a prestigious name, right?!  He's gonna be so spoiled and well-mannered.

Anyway, enough about me.  Let's get to the Word of the Week.
Narnians (pronounced nar-nee-ins): someone who is "in the closet" or denies their true sexual desires; a "down-low" or undercover person; one who cannot accept their true self.
Example:  "Sometimes I question Daryl's true self.  Whenever he drinks he's very touchy-feely with his guy friends.  He's totally a narnian."

Now it's time for some Words of Wisdom.
"When one informs you that a task is impossible, take into account that anything is possible if you work hard enough.  What's impossible for one can be possible for another."

Okay duckies, I think that will be all for this post.  My schedule isn't set in stone but I do know that I am off next week Monday so I'll try to squeeze in a post and let you in on my life.

I love you for reading.
Stay fabulous and have a sassy week.

-Gabriel Anderson