Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 362 of 362

Mission (mostly) accomplished...

Out of 362 possible days to the whole "dress-up" thing, I only missed two. One was based on my misjudging tattoo after-care times (by a LOT), and the other was due to me being very ill on that particular day. There have been days where I've been late (like today, by design), or I haven't been at the store for long, but I missed no others. Not even when I went to a trade show where game store owners are known to "let their hair down", I was the best-dressed one there.

So... 360 divided by 362 means, percentage-wise, I scored a 99.4475138121547% on my self-assigned goal. That's actually close enough to perfect by most scientific standards that I'm gonna count this one as a win.

Where do I go from here? Well, the habit is pretty ingrained in me now, so I don't think we'll see much in the way of slacking in that department. I'm thinking there won't be any more "362" posts, as it will be a new year. Plus, we're in the process of interviewing people for the store to work part time so I can actually get a day off here and there. Thus, doing another "362" would be pointless as I will not be at the store that many days in the coming year. I'll certainly take pictures and blog on the days I do go in, but the labels will probably fall more in the "Life, Business, Gaming, or (insert new label here) realm". "362" is done...

Thank you all for joining in... It's been a fun ride thus far. Let's see what 2012 brings us this year...

-- GopherDave

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 361 of 362

It's Friday... Got word that the rest of the POS system will be here around Thursday of next week. That's good... Now I need to make some arrangements tonight and tomorrow to get the slatwall sometime next week. Operation: Hole Improvement is off to a slow (but forward) crawl.

In other news, well, not much has happened over the last couple of days. Things are about to happen, but they haven't yet, so there's not much to talk about. Hmmmm...

-- GopherDave

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 360 of 362

Another Thursday at the store... Got word that the rest of the point-of-sale system has shipped, so that should be here early next week. I also need to make plans to get the slatwall from Bloomington next week. I'll solidify plans on our end once I can firm them up with the guy we're getting the slatwall from.

Also on the agenda for this week is picking up a cart for the microwave oven that can also store things like paper plates, condiments, and what-not. Plus, I need to order a cash register stand for the new POS system.

Hmmmm... I have a lot more going on this week than I thought. Mayhaps downloading DC Universe Online was a bad idea...

-- GopherDave

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 359 of 362

Shipment day... Time to get moving and get stuff into the store and into the system. New stuff... ordered stuff... restocked stuff... It's all on the way...

Last night's DC Adventures game was fun, even if Marathon couldn't quite goad Geo-Force into a fight. Prince Brion is still a jerk and his friends need to stop covering for him. Just saying...

Later on today, I also get to take Dinero into the vet to see what the growth on his leg is. One of our friends who's more pet-versed that we are thinks it's just an abscess, but we're not taking chances. Dinero is one of the sweetest, most good-natured canines you'll ever encounter, and he deserves our due vigilance.

That's it for now... gotta run...

-- GopherDave

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 358 of 362

Okay... It's Tuesday, which means it's order day. It's also complicated by having to find a vet for the dog. Dinero (not the dog's real name) seems okay, but he's got this odd, squishy bump on one of his front legs. It doesn't seem to cause him pain when we touch it, but it's definitely something that should not be there. So, after I get done ordering stuff, I'm going to track down a vet, come back home and get the girl and the dog, and take our four-legged friend to see the doctor.

On the game front, tonight is Casual MtG and KnightErrantJR's DC Adventures game. I can't wait, even if I cannot remember what we are doing as a group. I do remember that Marathon was going to go off and be petty by bugging the hell out of Geo-Force for Prince Brion's uppity behavior last time. I was supposed to e-mail KEJR about this, but I got distracted with the holidays and running the store and such.

Anyway... off to the day...

-- GopherDave

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 357 of 362

There are only five days left in this semi-sartorial, self-improvement journey. So what am I going to do after it ends?

I'm not certain... I've thought about keeping the blog going. It'll probably have fewer pictures of what I'm wearing and more actual content, but don't hold me to that. It will sort of depends on how quickly our agendas for "improving the store and saving GopherDave's sanity" happen.

The first item on our agenda after receiving the rest of the new point-of-sale system and setting it up is hiring one or two part-time people so I can actually get a day off from the place on a regular basis. Once that happens, I'll actually have more time to spend with my wife and family...

Speaking of wife and family, I hope your holidays were good and went well. Mine was fantabulous! Loquacious made (a non-traditional) Christmas dinner of meat loaf, chicken pot pie, mashed potatoes, and cheesecake with a hint of orange flavor. It was delicious! ALL OF IT! This was on top of a breakfast of made-from-scratch cinnamon rolls and bacon. My wife knocked herself out providing me with two great home-cooked meals. Thank you, sweetness... I'll never be able to top that... That's how good it was and how much it filled up my soul.

-- GopherDave