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04 June 2018 @ 11:05 pm
Workplace woes  
I promised myself I'd post more often and wouldn't wait until I had things to complain about, but I have something big to complain about, lol. I'm going to talk about fandom after, if that helps.

Here in Michigan, you can return plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or glass bottles for 10 cents. We always get busier after holidays - like Memorial Day - because people party and drink and then want to return their shit. They insert the bottles into the machine, which sorts them by type, and drops them into these huge black bins. The company that provides the black bins keeps shorting us. We've been insanely busy this entire week - the bottle room has been going nonstop. Can you see where this is going?

That's right, we ran out of black bins.

This doesn't mean the bottle room shuts down, of course. No, instead, we have to pull the black bins out, shovel the bottles/cans into SHOPPING CARTS, and then slide the black bin back in so the customers can continue to return bottles. This is the result. What do you do with all those carts Popkin, you may ask. Let me tell you: tomorrow, when we get more black bins delivered, we have to lift those carts up and dump them into the giant bins. There are about 30 carts in that video. Tomorrow is also shaping up to be an absolutely shitty day. And my back already hurts.

In more cheerful fandom news, I have finished Liminal. It was wonderfully done, and I love how the author touches on all characters - Teyla, Elizabeth, and Ronon - though of course the focus is on John and Rodney. I've read that fic only once, long ago. I think I'm going to declare this year, "Reread all the stuff you've only read once" year. I'm still crazy in love with McShep, but I'm starting to crave new, long fic with all the tropes and stuff that I love LOL. Most of the fic that I haven't read yet have a reason for it, though there are a couple I'm not sure why I haven't read yet...

I've stopped making random forays into odd fandoms, but I haven't been reading much fic lately. I'm doing a beta read, and a couple weeks ago I started the latest Murderbot book which I'd really love to finish. Once I'm all caught up there, I think I might reread the Two Body Problem series. It's one of my absolute favorite fics posted in recent years, and though the series doesn't end with everything completely resolved, the author published an earlier version of the fic for McShep_Match, which DOES have a happy ending.

What is everyone reading?

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timespirt on June 5th, 2018 05:38 am (UTC)
It's the difference between taking the Kindle with me or the real book. I see stuff on the computer when I'm surfing and I will read a story or 2 and then pick up my book before bed or for the DR visit. I can read more than one thing at a time so not unusual to have more than 1 thing going when I read.

popkin16: ♦ very similar to the marmotpopkin16 on June 8th, 2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I see. I don't buy hard copies of books anymore - I've run out of room for more bookshelves, so I buy all ebooks. So it's very easy to just...not read a book, lol. That's a good idea though, separating them like that!

timespirt on June 9th, 2018 04:35 am (UTC)
They have them in ebooks, I just sometimes prefer a real book. I should have bought the ebooks though. If Amazon did what they claimed they were going to do I would have gotten both. They were talking about giving the ebooks for free if you bought the real book but that never came about.
popkin16: → trace you with my fingertipspopkin16 on July 1st, 2018 02:31 am (UTC)
I do miss real books, but being able to store more books PLUS being able to carry multiple books with me wherever I go, means that I tend to just go with ebooks.

It would have been AMAZING if they'd given the ebooks for free if you bought the real book. Too bad :(