It has rained all weekend and today (I have missed the rain and it reminds me of Portland!). The roof is leaking, but it's only leaking over my desk. Apparently this is an improvement from when they were in a tent on site and every time it rained they would have to sweep all the water out of the tent. I'm really glad I don't have to sweep water out of a tent, and instead just have to move my desk over a few feet and get another bucket when another leak starts.
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The main things I learned this week is that it is extremely satisfying when the LEDs you soldered together successfully light up, and that drill bits should not go into your thumb.
That was my adventure this week! Wednesday afternoon, I was drilling out LEGO pieces to put wiring through for a street lamp, and the drill bit somehow slipped off the LEGO piece and went directly into my left thumb. A super sharp drill bit is definitely not something that you want going through your thumb
Things I have learned in my first week as a model shop assistant at LEGOLAND, CA:
Turn signals are a foreign concept in California.
So is going the speed limit. It's either five under or at least ten over. WHY IS THIS.
The average teenage lifeguard at a LEGOLAND orientation training is very confused by the concept of an adult liking LEGO and will ask if they need to call security if they see an adult without children walking around.
Also being one of five people out
A few weeks ago I applied for a model shop assistant job at LEGOLAND, CA. Last week, I got an email from their HR department, which lead to a phone call asking if I would come down for a group interview on that Friday. I said yes, and Pat and I flew down that Thursday night for the group interview the next day. I did really well in the group interview and the building challenges in it, and a few hours later I did an individual interview. This past Monday, I found out that I got the job! We'll be
WHO CHANGED MY STAFF TITLE TO SENIOR BALL PIT OVERLORD. DO NOT GIVE ME THIS POWER I WILL DESTROY THINGS. I ALMOST BOUGHT 200 PVC BALL PIT BALLS AT WAL-MART TO FILL THE TUB WITH AND A MINI BALL PIT FOR THE FRONT ROOM. THIS ONE LOOKS EQUALLY COOL. OH WAIT THIS ONE HAS THE PHRASE "DOUBLE SHOT" IN IT AND I FIND THAT FUNNY. LET'S SPEND THE PREMIER MEMBERSHIP MONEY ON ONE OF THESE. GOOD INVESTMENT. EVERYONE TAKE AN EXTRA HOUR IN THE BALL PIT. Ok, new avatar time.
I MET WAYNE BRADY IN THE MII PLAZA. I WENT TO STARBUCKS AND GOT WAYNE BRADY IN THE MII PLAZA. WAYNE BRADY HELPED ME BEAT THE LAST BOSS IN FIND MII 2. I TWEETED THANK YOU AT HIM FOR HELPING ME BEAT THE LAST BOSS. WAYNE BRADYYYYYYYY.
Today is the last day to register your MOCs and receive printed MOC cards. You can still register them after and be eligible for Brickee voting, but you'll have to make your own MOC cards. If you register your MOCs you will be as happy as this cockatoo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_nh5xiMz3M
I bought 77 LEGO Friends minifigs off of ebay. They are all sealed factory rejects due to having paint errors, mismatched body parts, etc. They all also have very random head pieces, and going through all of them has been very fun. I am not entirely sure what I will do with all of them, but it should turn out pretty great. Here is a giant photo of all of them. It is kind of ridiculous. Highlights include: Bobbi Fett 2x. Hilary Clinton! Questioning??? Daughter of Rhymenocerus.
It's been 30 minutes. Pat and I keep yelling at the phone, but he really can't hear us because he is talking to a customer. This is great. He is talking about Bigfoot with his customer and they are talking about whether there are any Bigfoot horror movies, and I found one and I texted the name to him. I think now his customer is talking about tornados. Update: He just texted me "??", about the movie title and I responded with "my spirit animal told me you were curious about thriller/ho