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motivation [Oct. 1st, 2001|11:45 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Dear Motivation,

I know we've had our differences. Please come back and let's make up. I need you again.... for 6 more months at least. After that you can run away again if I continue to treat you bad. (what is it that you want, anyway?)

- Brad
Long day.

Monday and Wednesday are my 3 class (4 hour) days, starting bright and early at 8:30. I had guitar lessons today also, which was cool.

Came home and took a 5 hour nap. Still tired. All I want to do is sleep and ignore everything. That won't make anything better, though, I know that.

I'd work towards a goal, if I had one. I feel like I'm running a cross country meet with no finish line. Fucking tired and I don't see the point.

Classes seem tolerable, though. I'll live ... might even have time to do well, if Mr. Motivation comes back anytime soon.

&generalSocialLifeRant;

My first and only class tomorrow (German) is at 12:30 but I think I'll sleep early so I wake up early and get into a good habit.
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From: evan
2001-10-01 11:45 pm (UTC)
My first and only class tomorrow is Japanese.

We're like, sisters or something! *giggle*
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[User Picture]From: j_rod
2001-10-02 12:03 am (UTC)

Motivation

Ahh, I'm thinkin of an all-too-famous quote from a Peter Gibbons from 'Office Space' "You see? It's not a lack of motivation, it's that I just don't care!" I know you aren;t giving up this late in the game, the end sucks but you just gotta punch it out....
On a lighter note, throw a couple laughs your way, I'll treat ya to another one of my faous Chevron stories:) Enjoy!

So I worked at this Chevron station during the week, and on my summer break I had to open the shop up quite a few times. Now the station opens at 6AM, but ,like at any store, you gotta have the doors open, ready to go by 6, meaning you need to get your ass there by like 5:30�. So there;s two of us there, myself and this hairy, curly haired, goateed dufus of a guy named Gary at 5:30 AM, sun hadn�t broke yet so it was pretty damn dark. Well the opening procedure goes like this: One guy is in the cash box all day, that guy, which was me on this particular day, counts the money box, takes inventory, turns on the pumps and calls in the # gallon gasoline order for the day. The other guy opens up the rest of the shop, mops down the bays, turns everything else on and �sticks� the tanks. �Sticking� involves sticking a 5 meter ruler down inside the 10,000 gallon tanks to see where the gasoline level is so we can order gas for the next day. These 10,000 gal. Tanks are where the gasoline and vapor is stored for the pumps, IE when you pump the gasoline goes into your tank and the vapors inside your tank go into this huge underground tank. Now that you are well versed in the ways of Chevron, here we go�.
So I�m up front, counting the register money, the openings to the tanks are directly to the right of me, about 30 feet away. I see Gary walk by with the stick for the tanks, as I always do in the morning. Then, all of a sudden, I catch a little flash out of the corner of my eye�JUST as I turn my head to the right I see this HUGE 8 foot fireball fly up into the air and Gary jump like 10 feet backwards�.. I go running out there, approaching Gary from behind him yellin �Gary!! You ok?� He turns around, face still smoldering�. His goatee was gone, along with his eyelashes, his eyebrows, any miscellaneous stubble, the little chest hair he had showing AND his hair halfway back on his head�. I almost died, I couldn�t breathe between laughs�. We opened at 6am, I sent him home at 6:10am because he was scaring away customers�.I was in the shop and I heard an �OH MY GOD!!� and a car peel out down the road��. And Gary was fine, I wouldn�t tell this story if he wasn�t :)

Jared
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[User Picture]From: j_rod
2001-10-02 12:08 am (UTC)

Re: Motivation

Almost forgot.... the lil 'flash' I saw? Yeah, Gary forgot the flashlight in the shop so INSTEAD he used his ZIPPO to see where the GASOLINE measured on the stick. NOTE TO SELF: Do NOT use lighter on/near 10,000 gallon gas tank.

Jared
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[User Picture]From: brad
2001-10-02 10:09 am (UTC)

Re: Motivation

What a dumbass. ;P
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[User Picture]From: hawk
2001-10-02 12:28 am (UTC)
oh word my word fucking word god word. If struggling for motivation bothers you, you may want to avoid grad school. ;)
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2001-10-02 03:15 am (UTC)
I just skipped my german class today because I caught the flu virus... =(
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[User Picture]From: firewalkwithme
2001-10-02 01:36 pm (UTC)
Tell me, have the lambs stopped screaming?
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2001-10-03 05:52 am (UTC)

Re:

Yes... Clarice.. Heh..
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[User Picture]From: starbelle
2001-10-02 04:17 am (UTC)
8:30 is early for you? Damn. I wake up at 5:30 on school days, and I don't even have to.
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[User Picture]From: jwendl
2001-10-02 06:46 am (UTC)
Hopefully motivation comes and slaps you across the face ^_-.
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[User Picture]From: firewalkwithme
2001-10-02 01:37 pm (UTC)
You go, Motivation! *snap snap snap*
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[User Picture]From: jwendl
2001-10-02 02:10 pm (UTC)

Re:

heh ^_^
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[User Picture]From: ladydiana
2001-10-02 08:58 am (UTC)

*hugs*

Must be something going around, because this past summer, I lost all my motivation, too.

If you'd like some ideas as to how I got it back, contact me privately. No use in me taking up space in your journal for what nobody wants to read. :)
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2001-10-02 09:17 am (UTC)
Motivation is when you work 8 hour days for free for 9 months just because "school" tells you to.. Plus I still have to pay tuition! heh..

Its not even fun work.. :(
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[User Picture]From: gigglecam
2001-10-02 02:44 pm (UTC)
Motivation keeps me happy :-)
keeps me thin :-)
keeps me healthy :-)

keeps me excited about every since damn moment of the day! :-)

Giggles skips around unpacking :-)
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[User Picture]From: gigglecam
2001-10-03 05:18 pm (UTC)
"Keeps me excited about every single damn moment of the day!"

YIKES! Major typo there. *blush*
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[User Picture]From: chatty
2001-10-02 10:25 am (UTC)
I have been having some serious motivational problems myself. Skipped three days of classes straight, not a good thing when you have some attendance-based classes. I say we grab the motherfucker and beat the shit out of it unless it decides to stay with us. Worked for my brother and his girlfriend......... ;-p
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[User Picture]From: hawk
2001-10-02 11:23 am (UTC)
::cries:: Dear god, man.
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[User Picture]From: schafer
2001-10-02 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you today.
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