Back to blogging...! 
So as you might be able to tell, I haven't quite been updating my blog on a regular basis. In fact, it's been nearly a year and a half since I've said anything here. Why? I don't really know. I suppose it's had something to do with a combination of laziness and the simple fact I've really had nothing on my mind to blog about. Well, I'd like to change that.

A few weeks ago, I told myself that I'd blog again, but that hasn't happened. With the combination of the holidays back in December, working back in the first few weeks of January, and the start of the spring semester two weeks ago, I've been very busy. I can already tell this semester of school will be one of my busiest yet. While I don't have anymore credits than I normally have, I think I'll have a much higher workload than normal.

Since I feel I'll be so busy, I may not be able to provide regular updates here, but I'll try to be a bit more consistent with the blog posts.

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So it's 3:39am 
(though the timestamp for this post will probably be 2:39am because the time on the server is an hour off).

What am I doing up at this hour? Well, not much. I just thought I'd pop by to let you know that I haven't forgotten about this blog.

In the coming days (probably not before Tuesday the 29th of July), I hope to review a new purchase that I made. Stay tuned!

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Spam, oh spam 
OK, this is getting out of control:

Is seven plus spam comments in about three weeks time (give or take a few days) a lot? I think it seems pretty excessive. The thing is, they're all spamming basically the same thing: World Of Warcraft (and other similar video games)-related topics. Why? I have no clue because my blog has absolutely nothing to do with these topics.

I ban the IPs of the spammers and then delete their comments, but when I delete the comments, it seems that all comments in the entry are deleted, even the valid ones from real people.

Oh well.

Anyway, today at work they've started using handheld computerized scanners for returns. So now when I have to people greet at the doors, instead of just putting a simple pink return sticker on the item, I have to scan the UPC barcode with the handheld computer, then go through a few on screen prompts, then a wireless portable printer prints off the return label.

IMO, the older way of doing returns was so much more simple, but very antiquated, apparently. From what I was told, most other stores nationwide already use the new computerized system for returns, so I guess my store was a bit late to the game.

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Hot, hot, hot 
Well, we may be off to our first heat wave of 2008, in June nonetheless. Both the National Weather Service and The Weather Channel are predicting high temperatures in the 90s on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to these very extreme temperatures because I have to work on three of the five days when temperatures are forecast to exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If the past few days of 80-some degree temperatures are any indication, I'll be needing to drink lots of water, and will probably come home drenched in sweat. Oh well, at least I'll be making money while I'm doing it...

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I guess I should've thought ahead. I'm outside for nearly eight hours today under crystal clear sunny skies and I end up with a nice red sunburn on my lower arms, face (actually raccoon eyes due to the sunglasses), and backs of my legs. I guess before I venture out for work tomorrow I'll have to remember the sunscreen.

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