NBA Playoff Notes

Well, it looks like the Golden State Warriors are going to have to wait before playing the winner of the Clippers and Jazz series in the NBA Playoffs because the Clippers from what I hear won Game 6 over the Jazz. I don’t know who will win but it seems it is turning out to be a very good series for Los Angeles and Utah. Besides Golden State, Boston, Washington, San Antonio, Houston, Cleveland, Toronto and some other teams which I not able to name won their first round series and now play in the second round of the playoffs.

 

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Still Thinking About Lotto Screw Up

Alright, what will I want to say that now I have had three days off in a row? Finally tomorrow I will be heading back to work. Although I haven’t lost any sleep over that note my supervisor wrote to me I am still feeling the after shocks of that incident. But I realize that I just cannot control what other people say about me. Plus it isn’t my business as to what people think of me. That note could have been that she was in a bad mood or had a lot on her mind that she wrote that and blew my mistakes way out of proportion. I don’t make that many errors while working on the lotto but it seemed that my supervisor made it that way.

Oh well, if that’s the case then I guess I have to accept it and move on since that’s in the past. Anyway, tomorrow has its own issues at the gas bar.So I just have to think about what I will be doing tomorrow and just hope that I never make the same mistake with the lotto again.But the method itself with regards to keeping the transaction stubs for the lotto is a tedious process I think because all it will do is just bring in more paperwork and more stress. Unnecessary paperwork which it brings in more headaches. Now management has to keep all this paper which eventually ends up going to waste anyway. Most of it ends up in the garbage never to be seen again.

So keeping the receipts I have to say is a questionable thing that I have but I guess now that’s the way of doing things.

Short Note On Gas Prices And ESPN

Well, I didn’t get a chance to check for some more gas prices but I did manage to take a quick glimpse of one station when I was leaving from the gym. I checked out Petro Canada and their price has gone down. If that’s the case then all of the prices at most stations have gone down too.

Anyway, this will be short. ESPN has laid off 100 workers and I think that more layoffs are coming from the TV sports network due to a lack of viewership and adapting more of their content to digital.I was surprised to hear this while at the same time not surprised since I have read that the network has been hurting for months now.

Gas Business Majorly Slow

Alright, I wanted to write in my other blog about this issue but since I am here I will start on this. Yesterday when I was working I was expecting the gas bar to be busy but this wasn’t the case at all.Now I don’t know what would cause business to become so slow but I would suspect that it has to do with the gas prices because as I have seen, the price of gas didn’t go down very much since a couple of days ago. I would think too that maybe most stations are having trouble balancing their prices to fit customers needs.

I will never know the true reason as to why business has died all of a sudden.But I would say that it probably has to do with most businesses and retailers selling the gasoline parts of their business in order to save money because maybe in a broad sense that they are finding out that the fueling business is losing money causing them to lose money as well. Retail has been taking a beating as of late with most stores closing their doors,laying off their employees. I have read that there are some businesses which has purchased some fuel stations from most petroleum companies releasing the business to another business.

Well, all I can do is just take a wait and see approach to see what happens in the next few days. I am hoping that business improves and see whether or not it will affect the oil prices in a big way.

Drawing/Collecting Pennies

I am just lost for words right now because I am just stuck in a rut due to writers block. But like anything in life I can only do the best I can with the equipment I got. I will try and get something in my other blog because I have to keep my graphic design portfolio updated as much as possible. For starters I will finish off the drawing I have and then post it on Twitter.

Anyway, I was just taking a few minutes of my time to collect coins and to round them up because I am going to take them to a place to get recycled or melted since they are metal plates. But I suspect that they are medal because if I had wrapped then these would be a lot of pennies for me to deposit. I am wondering though if the people will take those coins because the Bank Of Canada had already destroyed the currency and abolished the penny which makes it hard for people to dispose this coin if people are still carrying them  in their homes.

 

Co-op Housing Meeting

Not a whole lot to say here with the exception that I will be heading off to a meeting with the Co-op Housing. I think about three or four times a year the management holds a meeting. Attendance to at least one of them is very important to say the least. Now,I don’t know what the meeting will be all about but I expect pretty much the same thing as always. They will be talking about board members and other issues which I think will probably be discussed such as inspections of the property. Which I think is one downside of making property Co-op. They can come in at anytime and inspect your place, sometimes without notice. And they can take rent money without notice even when you don’t have any funds in your account.

Another downside I have is that ownership doesn’t belong to the owner.So the owner has no say as to whether or not they can do extra work such as renovations that are independent of management. Of course we cannot forget rent as well since it has to be paid every month or else they can either ask for more money or they can change the locks on you and kick you out for falling behind in rent. All in all, there is no real ownership of the property you are in. So those are the disadvantages.

I can name the advantages of living in Co-op Housing but I may have to write about them in another entry since I am pressed for time. But I think you get the idea.

Renovations Regarding The Gas Station

Just something quick before a show comes on.I was going to check my schedule and leave a note for my boss but I will wait until I get to work. Now I have been saying to myself that some restaurant is due for renovations because of the outdated equipment that’s in the place and which from my observation isn’t attracting much business. But I guess that some people are resistant to change like most of us because it’s scary at times since we want the change to guide us and not threaten since we want to be comfortable. That’s understandable.

But there is something inside ourselves that tell us that life in a way can be pretty dull and stagnant if we remain comfortable. And that is what I am sensing in the gas bar with regards to keeping the building as it is. I think that it’s due for a renovation because as far as I can tell, the gas bar was built around 2000 – 2001 and it looks like its slowly getting out of date. I go to other gas stations or some gas stations and they seem to be up to date with new cabinets, shelves and merchandisers. The one I am at seems out of date and the architecture worn out.Of course let’s not forget about the floor plan itself. There is no emergency exit for any person to escape. So I think that the gas bar needs some renovations and a change with its floor plan.

I know this and my boss knows this as well because I have heard her mention this a few times too. The question is whether or not the owners will actually put any money into planning this construction project.