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I Need a Steady IV Drip of Caffeine [Oct. 4th, 2008|01:38 pm]
Chad
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

Wednesday and Thursday I worked the 6pm to 2am shift, last night I worked 4pm to midnight, and I had to be back at 10 this morning. Add in the fact that I slept for shit, and you get a guy in desperate need of a nap that I won't get until after 6 tonight. If I make it that long. Man my brain is scrambled right now.......
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That Could Have Been All Kinds of Not Good [Sep. 14th, 2008|11:42 pm]
Chad
[mood |anxiousanxious]

A former promotions director of ours dropped by this evening, at the program director's request, to cut a demo to possibly do some on air work in the future. Since I was already going to be here, and since I am trusted, the PD asked if I would lend a hand. My answer, of course, was in the affirmative.

I was setting him up in one of the studios that isn't live when the potentially bad thing happened. I had plugged in a pair of headphones and was making sure the volume was at an acceptable level. When I opened the mic I was bombarded with the worst squeal of feedback I had ever heard in my life. I've heard some wicked feedback before; once I could even feel it in my teeth, but this was a new level of sonic pain. I couldn't rip those headphones off fast enough. That's when the panic set in.

Everything sounded like it was muffled; my voice, the background noise, everything. And my ears were ringing like an old telephone. After a while my hearing returned to normal, but my ears are still ringing a bit. Still, that scared the hell out of me. If I lose my hearing, that's it! My career is over. It's kind of hard to do sound work if you can't hear what you're working on.

I got lucky this time. Next time I'm going to be very leary about venturing into that particular studio.......
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I Have Heard the New AC/DC Song [Aug. 29th, 2008|02:54 pm]
Chad
[Current Location |work]
[mood |busybusy]
[music |AC/DC - Rock N Roll Train]

And it is good. Very good.
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Another Work Week is Drawing to a Close [Aug. 4th, 2008|01:35 am]
Chad
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

This week really kicked my ass. Part of the reason is probably because I didn't work my normal shifts this week, and those changes throw me off. Then there was the bitch with a bullhorn, nails down a chalkboard voice Friday night who declared that it was her right to be as loud as she wanted and keep the whole complex awake. But those examples only spanned a few days.

The days dragged on, my back decided it wanted to rebel on me while I was at my work station, the days dragged on, my work load was insanely light, and did I mention the days dragged on. I swear, eight hours felt like fifteen.

So here I am, theoretically about twenty minutes away from leaving work and starting my during the week weekend, but deep down knowing that I'll probably be here for at least another half hour because the overnight guy doesn't know how to get to work on time. I foresee sleep in my immediate future; blissful sleep. I need it.
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Stupid Frackking Neighbors [Aug. 2nd, 2008|10:18 am]
Chad
[mood |crankycranky]

Normally we don't have any problems with anyone else who lives in our apartment complex. Last night that changed. At 1:30 in the morning, when I was trying to sleep, there were at least six or so chuckleheads out on their patio carrying on like it was 1:30 in the FUCKING AFTERNOON! There was one woman who had a laugh like nails down a chalkboard that you could hear down the fucking street, too.

It just had to be on a night when I get off work at midnight and have to be back ten hours later. You have no idea how badly I wanted to unleash the Roman Candle Treatment on these assholes.....
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Double Whammy! [Jul. 17th, 2008|01:41 pm]
Chad
[mood |sicksick]

I have a summer cold, and my neck and upper back hurt so bad that I can barely turn my head. What really sucks is the fact that I can't call in sick. I'm running the board for a live broadcast tonight (that I was informed about last week and still haven't gotten any concrete details), and another one tomorrow that I also found out about last week, but was given the wrong day.

Oh yeah, life hates me right now.
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That hurt [Jun. 8th, 2007|03:03 pm]
Chad
[Current Location |work]
[mood |busybusy]

Yesterday I attended what had to be the longest, most drawn out, painfully boring high school graduation ceremony I've ever been to.

This was my oldest niece's graduation; she graduated from the same high school that my sister (her mother) and I both escaped from. There was more pomp and circumstance at this graduation than there was at mine, and I was part of the 100th graduating class! And yes, my niece resented having to go through it. She thought it was all a waste of time. However, she did enjoy going to lunch with Jean and me.
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I don't want to do that again. Ever, if possible. [Jun. 4th, 2007|03:14 pm]
Chad
[Current Location |work]
[mood |exhaustedexhausted]

It was a long ass weekend, and not in a good way. Due to one person at work having to leave two hours early on Saturday and two of our weekend part timers deciding they were taking this weekend off at the same time, I had to work a hell of a lot longer than I wanted to; ten hours on Saturday (12pm to 10pm) and twelve hours on Sunday (2pm to 2am). And of course, the overnight guy was late on Sunday night/Monday morning.

Since I'm salary I don't get overtime. I'm supposed to be getting a comp day in the next week or so, though. But still; a twelve hour day with a twelve hour turnaround going into my next shift is murder! I'm not a kid in my twenties anymore, people, it's not that easy for me to pull shifts like that anymore!

I need a nap. Or a steady IV drip of caffeine.
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Dammit!!!! [Jan. 9th, 2006|10:48 pm]
Chad
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Will somebody please just shoot me already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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R.I.P. Channel 104.9 [Jan. 1st, 2006|04:45 pm]
Chad
Today at 9 am, KCNL, also known as Channel 104.9, went the way of KSJO and changed formats to Hispanic. This is what I was talking about in previous posts.

As I write this, my future is a little up in the air. When KSJO flipped formats I still had two other English speaking stations in the cluster. Now there's only one left. The work I do when I'm there dusing the week has pretty much been eliminated. There is no way to justify me being there during the week now since there is nothing for me to actually do.

Hopefully, I'll find out on Tuesday if I still have a job.
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