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  1. LB log - 20130705

    Today's retail shift only got interesting at the end of it, and it's all from something that happened to one of my coworkers. You may recall me mentioning this gentlemen before as being the one who supposedly has all kinds of women chasing after him - as it turns out, more men are now doing so as well. A particular customer found a way to keep crossing paths with the coworker within the course of an hour, and the interaction reached its height when the customer proposed if the coworker would like ...
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  2. OMG I HAVE THE ULTRA RARE NES-001!

    I felt a little feisty this morning, so I hit the sign and opened up 10 minutes early.
    The first customer of the day is usually a good indication of how the day is going to go. Is there a crackhead looking bastard itching (literally) to get inside? Today is going to be pay out after pay out. Soccer mom drinking her Dunkin Donuts in her minivan? We might have some sales. Ten year old kid with a backpack full of games and a system? The cops will be by later.
    Today it was a dude ...
  3. LB log - 20120728

    I have spent the last hour writing an introductory and rambling preamble to an Everstreets blog site. This way I have something to tie down permanently with the draft entries as well as have something to refer to on the long forgotten original site. Maybe now that I've done that, I can more focus on what to put on individual draft entries.

    I have a pressing need within me to justify writing the story. I feel like I would be able to make something incredible if I simply put as much ...
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  4. LB log - 20120714

    Draft.

    KA-N-0210

    18981017 11:12:44

    The letter was read aloud by Jay to the other three people seated at the table before him:
    "To my dearest sons Brandon and Jason - I have written my final will with the intent to sever any ties to my business which you may have supposed or expected to remain. I have indeed, and in lucid judgment, decreed for the brewery to be liquidated and all assets obtained in doing so to be donated to the Third Baptist ...
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  5. LB log - 20120708

    Draft.

    KF-N-6501

    19301114 18:06:37

    The Elsey Grammar School gymnasium is a drab but roomy brick box, lined with a parquet wooden floor and visibly supported by trussed steal beams across the ceiling. Sound carried in it rather well, and Mrs. Olten's piano arpeggio cues carried a greater pronounced resonance with each repetition. The children on stage, who had spent several weeks in preparation for this event and had never been part of any sort of theatrics, ...
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  6. A Return To The Old Form

    I found a few things at a flea on Sunday, I've just been too lazy to capture their images and post.
    In the meantime, this just happened.

    A pair of teenage boys were coming into the store and dragging their bikes with them.
    "I'm sorry, you can't bring them in here. This is a store, not a garage."
    I hear one of the boys mumble something and then the other one said, "This FUCKING guy, I'm not getting my fucking bike stolen".
    They ...

    Updated 28 Jun 2012 at 06:21 PM by Some Stupid Japanese Name

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  7. LB log - 20120621

    Indecision got the best of me. There was a small meeting at a nearby restaurant today which held a presentation about Social Security income and other retirement income issues in respect to taxation. I had a notification of it sent to me and I didn't know if I would be available for today to go to it. Upon reviewing the document yesterday with the intent to go, I noticed the RSVP date set to earlier this month. Of course. Attending events like that is something which I'll need to make much more ...
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  8. More Hunts, More Thrills.

    I didn't hit up many places this week and I struck out at the few that I did.
    I went to Oswego to check out the couple of pawn shops that I was aware of. I never have much luck out there which always struck me as odd. It's a college town. Students are always buying shit they can't afford and then selling it for pot. It should be a gold mine.

    My luck did not change. I got a couple cheap psp and ds games cib, but all the older stuff was damn near non existent or way over ...

    Updated 19 Jun 2012 at 06:50 AM by Some Stupid Japanese Name

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  9. LB log - 20120616

    Another new hire in today, which means that I won't have a chance to actually work with him until next week. He works weekends though! Also today featured another new person sent out to assist, and it was yet another young man who couldn't get his dipshit face out of his fucking cellphone the entire day.

    Draft.

    MA-S-3388
    19180607 15:03:12

    The only noise which Tom paid any attention to was the fan which rattled a few inches away from his face. ...
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  10. The Hill of the Thrunt

    Today was an O-K day.
    I decided to hit Clay/North Syracuse and DeWitt/East Syracuse.
    The first place I stopped was K-mart in Fulton. There was a small blurb in the ad about clearance games being buy one, get one 40% off.
    They didn't have much of anything. This Kmart is hit or miss with me. Fulton is a small city and there's a super walmart, which is where most people go. Kmart is usually a ghost town.
    The employees rarely keep up with the markdowns, which is good ...

    Updated 07 Jun 2012 at 12:30 AM by Some Stupid Japanese Name

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  11. The Thrill of the Hunt

    I'm going to shift the focus of this blog. I gotta be honest, there is only so much I can bitch about concerning videogame retail. It's the same stuff, different day every day. The faces change, but the stories are all the same. Hence the whole nine posts since this started.

    So instead, I'm going to share my shopping experiences. You are so interested, ADMIT IT!
    Most of what I sell is from trade ins or clearance sales. But a small part of it comes from me hitting up ...

    Updated 05 Jun 2012 at 10:15 PM by Some Stupid Japanese Name (I always forget to catergorize. MAYBE I DON'T WANT TO BE PUT IN A BOX!)

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  12. LR2 log - 20120304

    So very tired, again. Always on the weekends.

    Everything old is old again.

    2012-03-05T01:41:33:747Z

    9055; 3188 2679 810 275 701 Combo 169 A -699

    starmine, leathal weapon, caudaemorducus, canon blazing summer mix, 4bidden area

    Rather boring course in considering how often these songs come up - other than Leathal Weapon, at least. Very easy Random with Starmine helped me be able to combo out the majority of the song, at least ...
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  13. Donkabonk Magadonk 122111

    by , 21 Dec 2011 at 10:38 PM (The Rise and Fall of the Rude Owls)
    I was late to work again.

    122111ZwRRCK: 11:30-12:00

    Usual time, nothing to get worked up about.

    122111ZwRRCL: 1:00-1:30

    Guydeliveringenvelopes showed up: Tried to talk to me, but i'm not especially good at shooting the shit.

    Over900052kdx19001: 3:00-5:15

    An order came in. Guestbooks, but we're out of nearly every color now. Sucks. Keep bugging boss for more.

    185575zaaAbN2: 6:00-7:30
    ...
  14. Excitebike Is Such a Shit Game

    I just had to share this. My nerd rage is off the chart.
    There was a group of three guys in here, I'd say in their late teens early twenties. They're all looking at N64 games. One of them wants to buy A Bug's Life because his girlfriend liked it and Bomberman Hero because Bomberman is the greatest ever. While I can't disagree with the overall sentiment of Bomberman being the fairly great, his reign of greatness ended on the SNES.
    Anyway, they see Excitebike 64 and the rest goes ...
  15. Christmas Spirit

    The nicest thing about the Christmas season is that it's about the only time of year I get to see females who aren't complete hags.
    98% of my customer base is male. The remaining 2% are either nerd emo girls who wear way too much make up and eat way too many Twilight emblazoned candy bars or they are haggard neighborhood moms with about a hundred miles of bad highway running down their hollow faces. I know there are hot moms out there, but they must all go to the mall locations 11 months ...

    Updated 15 Dec 2011 at 07:55 PM by Some Stupid Japanese Name

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