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JEEBUS FRIES!

June 30th, 2007

06:05 pm

Look, I'm posting!

Don't have much to say. Summer is going pretty well, so far. Busy, though. We started up the Fishing Reports, which is when those of us at the radio take turns going down to the docks with a recorder and interviewing people who went fishing. ...


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On a side note, my dog just farted, and she's laying RIGHT UNDERNEATH MY CHAIR AAAAAAAUGH WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. *expires*

Oh man. It's hard to type when you're holding a shirt over your nose.

Anyway, tonight's my night (one of 'em...my other night is Tuesday) to go to the harbor. I usually go at around 6:30 or 7. The hardest part for me is approaching people, but usually I'll just look for a clump of people gathered around a cleaning table. If they're cleaning fish (or watching fish get cleaned) I'll say, "Looks like you had some luck today." Then I'll ask if they want to talk to me. Most of the time, people are pretty nice and do it, and even when they refuse, they're generally nice about it.

It's halibut season right now, and the halibut derby is in full swing. So far, the top fish on the leaderboard is a 274.5 pounder, followed by a 266 pounder. They're both women, which is pretty awesome. A woman has never won the halibut derby here before.

In about a week, the pinks will start showing up, and there will be lots more people out and about trying to catch them, so hopefully it'll be easier to find people to talk to.


I went to a barbecue yesterday. With NEW PEOPLE I'D NEVER EVEN MET BEFORE. Are you proud of me? I'm proud of me. My newest coworker (I think she's been with us for about a month) and her husband had a bbq and bonfire out at their house, and were nice enough to invite me and another coworker (we were pretty much the only 3 people in the office this week, as the boss was in Disneyland). I knew the 3 of them, obviously, and had met Newest Coworker's sister, who is visiting from Texas, a couple times. There was a woman there who was in high school with me. She was senior when I was a freshman, and she remembered my name! I'm pretty sure we never spoke in high school, and I didn't remember HER name right off, though I thought she looked familiar. I was pretty shy in high school and spoke to maybe 5 or 6 upperclassmen the entire time I was there, so I don't know how she would know me...but she was really nice. So she was there with her kids, and then the rest of the people were people I didn't know.

I brought Summer and she had a blast playing with the 3 other dogs that were there, including an adorable little corgi puppy. I was there until almost 11. HEY MA LOOKIT ME I'M SOCIALIZING!

It's pretty gray and depressing today. Was raining earlier but not anymore, but there is a definite damp chill to the air. However, I'm not going to worry about it much because this summer has been about 50 times better than last in terms of weather. Last year, I shit you not, we had a total of 14 days where it didn't rain. 14 non-rainy days ALL SUMMER. This year has been WONDERFUL. But my hands are still cold.

It was definitely a comfort-food day. In addition to the grayness, I'm on the rag, so when I went to lunch I wanted something warm (conveniently forgetting that, though outside it was chilly, inside the studio it's always like 300 degrees). So I got some soup at the store (it was pretty damn good too, tomato and basil) and a cheese roll, then went back to the studio, propped the door open and turned on the fans, and savored my food slowly. I don't have anything so good here at the trailer, so I ate a bowl of granola for dinner and some microwave s'mores with a glass of milk for dessert.

I really don't want to go do Fishing Reports tonight. I want to curl up with Summer and my book and put on a movie in the background. Instead I'm going to go (as Nina puts it) do my dockwalker routine and try to talk to people who smell like fish. Wish me luck.

I like my new icon.

08:03 pm - RAAAAGE

ARRRRRGH!

I went to the docks and talked to some people for the Fishing Report. Our goal each time we go out is to talk to at least 3 people (or 6 in a week). We get $2 for each interview over 3 we get in a night.

So yeah, I talked to 5 people. First one was a woman, and it was fine, then a guy about my age, probably, who was BORING and monosyllabic, then another guy, then another guy, then another guy.

The last guy I talked to was AWESOME. Actually, the last 3 guys were pretty good, but the last one was the best interview of the night, I thought.

So, I bid them goodbye and drove back to the station so I could download the audio onto the computer and save it.

What's this?

WHAT'S THIS I SAY?? ONLY 4 TRACKS?

Yeah, only 4 tracks.

And of course the one that's missing ISN'T Mr. Monosyllabic, it is, in fact, the last guy I talked to, the BEST OF THE LOT, MIGHT I ADD.

And I am not upset because I don't get $2. That is NOT IT AT ALL. I COULD NOT CARE LESS ABOUT THE $2 I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN. I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY UPSET that this guy, who was nice and funny and listens to the radio and WOULD HAVE HEARD HIMSELF ON THE RADIO WILL NOT HEAR HIMSELF ON THE RADIO BECAUSE HIS AUDIO IS MISSING HELP MY CAPSLOCK RAGE IS ON.

He told me that he's heard me on the radio before, that he listens to the Fishing Report, and he will probably keep listening to the radio now to try to hear himself but HE WON'T HEAR HIMSELF BECAUSE HIS AUDIO TRACK IS MISSING AND I DON'T KNOW WHY.

I honestly almost feel like crying. It might just be because I'm hormonal, but I don't want him thinking that I just didn't keep his interview for some reason. I don't want him to listen to the radio day after day thinking "Gosh, why have I not heard myself? Did that girl not like what I said?" I feel guilty even though I'm pretty sure it wasn't my fault...I'm (almost) 100% I had the recorder on, because I went from Guy #4 to him pretty immediately, I wouldn't have turned it off then unless I had a mega brainfart. I just have no idea where that audio could have gone.

It SUCKS.
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