A few things:
1. You know what's great? When the co-worker you're closing with calls in. When we're shorthanded. And busy. On a weekend. You know what's even better? When it happens two nights in a row. Weekend nights. Busy weekend nights. I don't even care what her excuse is. She's at least the fifth person in a line of co-workers who have been hired and fired in the past six months because they pulled this same crap. I'm convinced this shithole hires everyone who so much as waves an application their way. Be a little more fuckin' selective, Wal-Mart. I'm sick of being shafted by my support.
2. The damn shirts I ordered for work are two sizes too big. This means either spending another ten bucks to return them and get replacements (and piss off management for a while longer because I'm not up to their dress code), or... I can try to hack them up. I have a similar style shirt that is a little too small for my tastes, and these are too big, so... I figure, lay one on top of the other and cut out something in between. I can adjust the sleeves a bit to pull them up higher and with a few passes of stitches, I should have sturdy, usable shirts in my size. I think.
3. Magix. Holy Mother of Dragonballs, Magix. I bought this because I loved version 10 and 12, and it's not going well. First it didn't like me importing large files (worked around it), and then it crashed while I wasn't even doing anything (who knows). Now the video and audio get out of sync after exporting, and Google, it does nothing! I can't find a single thread that is relevant to the contents in my version of the program. Goodness gracious, this is why I stopped editing. I'm so bogged down in technical bullshit all the time that I never get anything done. I miss the days when I just imported other people's videos into Windows Movie Maker and slapped some shit on the timeline, regardless of aspect ratio or quality, and my sync was off, but it was FUN and I was ENJOYING the editing instead of worrying about what Avisynth script I needed to clean up my footage, testing out ten different de-interlacers to find the one that was just right
, and spending all of those hours making sure that the leaf flying across the scene in my clip swooshed
perfectly in time with the swoosh
in the song. God damn it, this stopped being fun when I started worrying about quality, and now my program is making it impossible to even TRY to be half-assed and enjoy myself.