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What I did Dec. 31st 2011 -- 01.01.12
 
Happy New Year! So many of us had a pretty terrible 2011, but I have to say that the second half of my year was actually pretty good. I got a promotion, and two raises in that time. I started teaching a computer class, and got to show my work in the lobby of the Glendale public library. The first half of the year wasnít so grand. But thankfully around June things clicked. The lowest point of 2011 was when TheGirl broke up with me. But a week later we got back together. A couple of weeks after that I consolidated my debt, and got a new car... in a sense completing my turn-around. I like to keep that winning streak going in 2012, but thereís no guarantees huh?

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So yesterday was New Years Eve, and TheGirl and I spent the entire day together. We slept in and started our day quite leisurely. We did some practical things, such as go to Kohlís to buy some stuff. I ended up buying nothing, but thatís just me. TheGirl bought some unmentionables. ;) After the practicality of that we needed to get some food. TheGirl mentioned that there was a Sonic nearby. I had mentioned that I wanted to try their food, so off we went.


The menu board

I wasnít sure what to eat. I finally settled upon the footlong hot dog with chili. Man was that thing huge (pictured below).

As they say, ďI canít believe I ate the whole thing.Ē I did, and I didnít feel hungry until late at night.

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While walking back to the car after shopping I spotted this idiot parking job (pictured above). I hate it that their are people that feel so entitled in this world that they would take up two parking spots. Now the problem is mitigated by the fact that the parking lot wasnít full. But there have been times when I will see this in a packed parking lot and wonder how the car isnít completely scratched up. I post these pictures as a ďpublic service,Ē of sorts. Because this sort of thing should have consequences, even though in the grand scale of things this is very low in importance. Still, I think the little things point out the wrongs of our society. But, what do I know?

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Lastly a part of a sign at Knottís last night made me laugh. Line jumping must be a problem at all amusement parks. Again, entitled people think they they donít have to follow the rules because their ďspecial.Ē If you donít think the rules apply to you, then why should I think they apply to me? Sadly this rule has to be posted. Thankfully I didnít see any of this occurring, but I do see it happening at Disneyland sometimes. Iím especially pissed at the people who bump into me while in line and just pass by me to catch up to the rest of their party. Ah, excuse me. Thatís not right. But, what can you say? I wonder if thereís a rule like this at Disneyland. If their is, maybe itís time to point it out to some of the guests. Ah, whatís the use? People are gonna suck no matter what. That is certainly one thing that wonít change in 2012.

I only wish people would start being more considerate of others in 2012. It would be a nice change to have people be polite, and not just push to be first in line or first at anything. Oh well, I can dream canít I? Happy 2012!

End Communication.

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