The Deep End


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Sometimes, the best thing about work comes down to 3 things-

1- location
2- location
3- location

If you ain’t doin’ what makes you happy, maybe it’s time to dive into something new.

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The Night Shift With Tiler Swift


My work days have become work nights….

And not just your regular, run of the mill nights. I’m talking all nighters.

Since last Sunday I have been making the dough by remodeling a pizza chain….which shall remain nameless.

I’m not a fan of working nights, but they apparently have to stay open during their regular business hours to be able to keep their dough going out the door.

They kneed their dough to sell to keep making the dough for business.

(See what I did there?)

Anyway….

The way the Domino’s fell I get to be the one to run the show.

Work starts at 10 pm. And rolls all the way through until 8am.

What do they want done?

Remodel the front of the store and update the back of the store with a viewing window for the art of pizza making and subway tile for their prep area.

I am swiftly becoming quite the tile God.

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Therefore, for the purpose of this job I will dub myself….

“Tiler Swift”

The hours are terrible. I haven’t pulled a full week of all nighters in years.

If I still had bad hair, a few bags of Columbian wonder dust, cheap beer and hammer pants I would swear I was back in the early nineties.

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But….

I have no hair and have been off the dust and Keystone for years.

I do wear pants and have a hammer, though.

So I guess it all evens out.

Roughly 2 more weeks to go…

Time to shake it off and get back to work.

As we say in the business….it’s hammer time.

G To The On


I have been the past participle of go (gone) for quite some time.

It has been good……

Coincidentally, those statements sum up the name of the blog….in a non word crime kind of way.

I initially wanted to call the blog-

Good2bethepastparticleofgo….but it took way too many backspaces and autocorrect deletions to get it done without blowing out a brain vein.

To avoid unnecessary visits to the neurologist I went with gone.

Regardless of how the blog came to be….dust has begun to settle on the homepage.

I guess I have been waiting on Lassie to come by to tell me that my blog has fallen into a well and needs help.

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Well…

I have a small version of Lassie as a pet, but she is old….blind in one eye, going blind in the other, has 1bum leg and is more concerned with licking the floor than giving a damn about anything else.

So that’s probably not it.

A day became two, which ran into a week, which rolled in another.

Gone.

I have no idea where the time went (irregular simple of go).

During my time away from this post office, I have been constructing.

Upper decks-

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Lower decks-

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The decks have been stacked against me.

In my off time, instead of blogging, I sit on the sofa and stare at the walls.

Every once in a while, my wife will sit next to me and wipe the drool off my chin.

Simply irregular past participally….

Gone.

Instead of going farther gone I’m gonna get a grip and get going on getting the gears grinding and get gooder at being good2begone.

Gracias.

This post was brought to you in part by the letter”g”……

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And a rooster playing tag with a dog.

Boys in the Attic…..2


The lack of hotel amenities does not keep us from putting in 12 hour days once we hit the job site.

This week, because of other work related incidents, the attic job has been left in the hands of the terrible 2….my boss and I.

And I made sure to remind those losers back home of what they are missing….

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Don’t judge me….I am an adult and can make bad decisions if I want to….

As far as progress goes, here is the breakdown.

What started as this-

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Has become forming into a bedroom

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What started as this-

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Is slowly becoming the media room

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The staircase and bathroom are on hold until the Full Monty (the crew) returns…..

In other news….

After work, we stopped at an old school soda shoppe, where they prepared me a real cherry coke.

WHEW!

It was like sexy in my mouth.

I needed a cigarette and a nap afterward.

Tomorrow another 12 hours of work awaits…

Along with enough energy drinks and nicotine to make it interesting.