Me & My Muse – Day 136: A Pit, A Ticket and A Game Night

If you saw the title, yeah.  That’s today in a nutshell.

In a little less than three hours, I will once again descend into the den of drudgery, producing pies of pepperoni and other various toppings.  A job fit for a high-schooler.

But at the end of the day, I can’t help but think that there is something positive to be gained from all this.  While I am currently at a job that doesn’t fit my skill set, there are some takeaways that can be used in my future endeavors.  Dependability, compliance to company policy, workplace diversity, quality management, customer satisfaction, efficiency and problem solving to name a few.

To remedy the relentless tedium of laboring at a restaurant to produce a part-time pittance, I have taken measures to free myself from this pizza prison.  I am currently working with Michigan Works in a concerted attempt to produce a catalyst that will enable me to be fully employed.  I am ready for something new, and am ready to depart from something that financially stunts my growth.  My skills are squandered and my potential is squandered in a place where none of what I learned from self improvement is recognized or valued.  There is not a sense of competition, since everyone is paid the same.  And even if you’re a manager, you’re not paid that much more than anyone else.  The lack of competitive wages hurts morale, and it destroys the incentive to stay.  This is why turnover is so high in the restaurant business.

But I digress.  I know that there is something better that is waiting for me, and it welcomes me at a distance.  The opportunity is waving its hands, cheering for me, providing a joyful reminder that better days are yet to come.  And I gently entertain that thought, while constantly being reminded that I am not out of the woods yet.  When I am, I will hear Opportunity’s voice loud and clear.

But enough about work.  I will treasure it more when I receive a position that I can value.  After work tonight, my brother and I will be buying a ticket at Midland Cinemas for the opening night of the next Hobbit movie:  The Desolation of Smaug.  After doing this, we will replenish our cereal supply, since we are pretty much out.

After we finish our shopping trip, we will visit our friend, and we will watch another Doctor Who, play some more Magic the Gathering, and play Boss Monster, or some other game.  That is pretty much today in a nutshell.


Muse:  Organizing the new Intangible Toastmasters Districts and reading my books is my day in a nutshell.

So were you able to get the Intangible club going?

Muse:  It’s getting there.  I’m finding that it’s a whole lot of work to set up.  There are three districts, and one of them is growing really fast.  I was also asked to lead that district.  How am I supposed to do this?  I’ve never done anything like this before!

Neither have I.  But I have a general idea of how it’s done.  Just stick to the resources.  It will tell you how to do it.

Muse:  I will.  I will read everything forwards and backwards, until I have a firm understanding on this.  I need to prepare for my first council teleconference at noon.  See you later!


I’m glad that she’s really getting into Toastmasters.  Once established, both realms will have access to clubs, with our realm starting in 1924….

Today’s high is going to be 47 degrees and the silver lining will be hanging out with my friend tonight.

To everyone who likes the opening nights of movies and game nights, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Another 80,000?  With that number, our Region will be too big.  We’ll have to split it and form a new Region….

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