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Conservation of Mass, Energy, and Karma?

For any of you who follow my space_wolf journal, my job took a turn for the better - due to my seniority I got to be 15/96 in choosing which of the new schedules I wanted, and I got a very good one, I now have three day weekends on a permanent basis,and they are Thursday-Friday-Saturday. It could have included Sunday but for a federal worker Sundays pay 25% more for the same work and I didn't want to lose that.

So to make up for how well that went, I've had two other disasters make up for it.

First was my computer dying and my spending four days, 200 miles of driving and over a hundred dollars trying to get it fixed without success. But I can deal with that. I can't fix the other thing that happened.

I came very close to asking for Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday off, an unpopular schedule that was actually available even to the last dozen or so people to shift bid, specifically so I could go to Maxwell's at the Argyle. I've been going sleep deprived or else taking vacation days to be a regular at this club since I discovered it four months ago and have been having a wonderful time there, despite not being able to dance.

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For any of you who follow my <lj user="space_wolf"> journal, my job took a turn for the better - due to my seniority I got to be 15/96 in choosing which of the new schedules I wanted, and I got a very good one, I now have three day weekends on a permanent basis,and they are Thursday-Friday-Saturday. It could have included Sunday but for a federal worker Sundays pay 25% more for the same work and I didn't want to lose that.

So to make up for how well that went, I've had two other disasters make up for it.

First was <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/custer_dot_org/70313.html">my computer dying</a> and my spending four days, 200 miles of driving and over a hundred dollars trying to get it fixed without success. But I can deal with that. I can't fix the other thing that happened.

I came very close to asking for Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday off, an unpopular schedule that was actually available even to the last dozen or so people to shift bid, specifically so I could go to <a href="http://www.maxwelldemille.com/nightclub/index.asp">Maxwell's at the Argyle</a>. I've been going sleep deprived or else taking vacation days to be a regular at this club since I discovered it four months ago and have been having a wonderful time there, despite not being able to dance.

The <a href="http://www.maxwelldemille.com/nightclub/photos-2-16-04.html>first night I was there</a> was probably the best night I've had in a very long time, but just before that night the hotel was sold to new owners and there has been a cloud hanging over the place as the new owners wanted to redecorate it into a more "modern" look. So I've been putting off learning how to do the various dances that go to 20's and 30's music until I knew the place would last. Unfortunately a wise move.

It will not last past this month. I got an email last night to the effect the Fenix restaurant (what you see in the photos) has been redecorated and now is effectively an overpriced Denny's. The entire <a href="http://www.maxwelldemille.com/calendar/default.asp?month=6&year=2004">June Calendar of events</a> for Maxwell's has been blanked out. There will be two more shows, and then it's all gone.

And there is nothing else like it. It looked like there might be competition at another place in Studio City, but the show last Saturday went off so badly that Platinum Live canceled it. The full dance orchestra was a disaster, but the smaller 5 piece string quartet was okay. The Crawford string Quintet was scheduled to play at the Argyle on June 7, but as you <a href="http://www.crawfordmusic.com/schedule.asp">can see</a> with Maxwell's closing they have a pretty blank schedule of nothing.

Silver lining to the cloud? If there is any, it is that I'll be working lots of Overtime, and still getting enough rest.

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c_eagle May 22nd, 2004
That's really cool and a testament to your determination, to get that high in senority in just these few years.

I coulda swore I read that you were able to upgrade that computer though..*scritches head*

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