Today was a good day, though a long day.

June 13, 2005, 6:01 PM

Today was a good day. It was also a long day, but a good day nonetheless. The customers were nice, and seemed to do fairly well today on the self-checkouts, compared to a weekend, where people seem to have trouble on them.

All in all, it was quite a pleasant day. It seemed to be a long day, too, but it was a good day. And we were comfortably busy. Not bad.

And then otherwise, I realized that I’m nearly two weeks late writing this month’s newsletter. I guess with everything going on lately it just totally slipped my mind. Well, I’m going to rectify that just as soon as I finish this Journal entry.

Today was also an interesting head-music day for me. I had the weirdest songs floating through my head today. I had Marzipan’s scroll buttons song running through my head. I had the Crying Kitten song in my head today. I had the I Love You Kitten song stuck in my head. I had Yatta playing on a loop in my head. Today just seemed to be a day for all the different “Internet Songs” to take over my mind.

That reminds me of the “Netculture” bulletin board I did in Potomac Hall one time. I took characters from Flash animations (specifically Animutations), and printed them out and put them up against a white bulletin board, and the wooden backboard behind the bulletin board. Check it out:

My "Netculture" bulletin board from January 2003

I really outdid myself on that one. I arranged them all in kind of a collage, all mixed up. And it had no less than three Colin Mochrie references (one from Hyakugojyuuichi, one from Irrational Exuberance, and one from Dash). Plus I included Mr. Nice, Peanut Butter Jelly Time, the three characters from the Hi-HO commercials, “Cats” from All Your Base Are Belong To Us, and even George W. Bush playing the drum from the War on Terror-themed parody of the Banana Boat song.

I even included a few text passages, too, like these:

Noses do NOT waste bandwidth. They are a necessicary (sic) component for smileys. Without them, smileys would be forced to live a life without the joy of experiencing scents, and with a total lack of good looks. Do you think a disembodied face will get laid if it doesn’t have a nose? Of course not. I rest my case.

Alan Greenspan is not frumpy and lovable enough.
Ed Asner for Federal Reserve Chairman!
Or maybe Dave Thomas.
No, I mean the real Dave Thomas.

I love that bulletin board. It brought me such joy, and I did it under cover of darkness, too, very early on a Sunday morning, so that it could surprise everyone with its out-there-ness. The rule of thumb for dorm bulletin boards is never to put them up on Friday or Saturday, since that’s when they’re most likely to get damaged by drunks. Sundays are best, since most are sober on Sunday and getting ready for a week of class.

And I found out today that Michael Jackson was acquitted of all ten counts regarding his child-molestation case. I expected this, and would have been quite surprised if they’d gotten a conviction. It just seemed like the prosecution’s case had too many holes in it. The whole case also reminded me of the last episode of Seinfeld, where they brought practically every past character into court to testify. When they went for people from the past, it just seemed so Seinfeld-like. Or maybe it’s just me.

Web site:, home of Veloso's two Flash animations, "Dash" and "Irrational Exuberance"

Song: Haven't I mentioned enough to you here? Pick one.

Quote: "The Jackson trial is starting to sound like the last Seinfeld..."