Sunday, September 30, 2007

Don't Call Me Ma'am

You might be wondering about this blog post title. So let me explain. I had a woman on the line who is the wife of the cardholder and I call her mame for respect purposes. Than she starts getting pissed off that I am calling her ma'am. Due to force of habit, I kept saying ma'am. She said call me Mrs. ______ (won't say a name) and I tried and did a few times. The whole reason she was pissed off was because when we call we don't leave a message. I asked my supervisor why this is and he said that it's for privacy reasons. So it didn't sit well with her and previously asked to speak to my supervisor. Than the whole mame thing started. She said if you call me mame one more time than I am hanging up. By this time I terminated the call. If I could have told her go (insert explative here) than I would have. But you have to remain professional on the phone. So I bit my tongue and went on to the next call.

Thanks for letting me rant.
Mr. C.C.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Jazz Recommendations

I was thinking about how my friend Mark A.R. Jensen wrote on my Facebook wall about how he has been into jazz/funk/rock acoustic music lately. So here are some of my recommendations for jazz artists and albums.

Diana Krall

What is there to say about Diana Krall, what hasn't already been said? Well, she is amazing on the piano. She has that sultry voice that can memorize anybody. I knew this before I bought one of her albums. I bought her 2001 album "The Look of Love" and I must say it is pure Diana Krall awesomeness. The title track "The Look of Love" is perhaps the most recognizable song on the entire album. Irregardless, the rest of the album is phenominal. I mean "S'Wonderful," Besame Mucho, "Cry Me A River," and the rest of the album is awesome.

Jamie Cullum

Even though I haven't listen to a full album of his, I do know he is great. When I first heard the song "All At Sea," I instantly liked it. I would listen to that song over and over. It was just a great song. Than I found some other songs of his and have come like. He does an incredible cover of "Singing In The Rain" and for not previously liking that song, Cullum's version has made a fan of it. He voice isn't as sultry as Diana Krall's, but it's still great for jazz. I hear his Twentysomething album is really, but don't take my word for it as I haven't heard it yet.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Got My Own Place

Well, it's official, my search for a place is over. I have found a place here in Saskatoon. It is on Lansdowne Ave. The rent is $550 a month. This will put financial strain on me for the next while. I have to pay my car loan, my plates monthly, and rent. On top of that I have the usual gas, food, and all the side expenses. It's great that my sister is helping me out with some stuff like food. I wonder if my dad will help me out with one months rent like he promised a while back? It wouldn't hurt to ask.

So now I have to learn to budget. If anyone has ways to save money, so that I have money to spare. Than please don't hesitate to give me some tips. I really could use it.

But that puts the stop to any possible tickets for Michael Buble.

Here's to moving into my own place!
Mr. C.C.

Michael Buble Coming To Saskatoon

Michael Buble is coming to Saskatoon on January 8, 2008. I seen this on Facebook and I was like hells f'in yeah! Michael Buble is so awesome. Tickets go on sale September 28, 2007. I just need to find a Ticketmaster outlet here in Saskatoon and buy a ticket or two. I just need someone to come to the show with me. Anybody going to be in Saskatoon on that day? Or anybody willing to come to Saskatoon that day? The tickets cost between $45-$85. As long as I am able to see Michael Buble in concert, it will be worth getting nose bleed section, but I hope to get better than that for seats.

Writing Songs

I have been trying to get ideas to write songs lately, but nothing concrete has flowed from my head to the paper. I don't want to sound redundant with the words the flow from my brain. But it seems as though that is what I put down on paper only to crumple up that piece of paper and start over. I know that I want to stray from the ordinary with my lyrics, but that is easier said than done.

I know I have a lot of lyrics written, but those need tunes put to them. But that's another blog post for another time. I guess you could say that I have a case of writers block. If you know what that is like, than you will know what I am talking about. Sometimes, I can just write, write, write. Than other times... nothing.

I wonder what sort of things I should like to for inspiration? I guess it doesn't have to be one set thing, but you know, inspiration is a good place to start off. I have tried to look at my surroundings for inspiration. But that came up empty. I wonder what to else to look too for inspiration?

If anyone at all has ideas than feel free to post a comment.

That's all she wrote
Mr. C.C.

"Songwriting is different from music, although I don't deny now that it would be nice to have a little more background in music theory." -Neil Diamond, singer/songwriter/musician

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior

Here is the full video of The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior. I haven't watched it yet, but from the clips I have saw, Ultimate Warrior is one of the most wacked wrestlers ever. I even seen seen other clips of the Ultimate Warrior doing promos and I don't even know what the hell he was rambling on about. But without further ado, The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My Life Right Now

Well, I have told many people that my life was looking up. But it seems to have suddenly came to a screeching halt. I had a car, a job, but no perspective place to live. It seems as though, I have been dragging my feet on this whole finding a place to live deal. I got it good where I am. But I should move out on my own instead of living with my sister. It's great and all, but I need to move out on my own. Plus, I do recognize that my sister and her boyfriend... well fiancee need their privacy. It's just that I am looking for the best possible place for the cheapest rent, but that isn't always available. A good location is also key.

Why should I be so picky? Maybe part of the reason is because I don't want to live in an area where the rent is so damn cheap, while the lingering thought in the back of my mind that it's an utter shit area to live in. I am sure you can see where I am going. If my niece and two nephews were to come over, I don't want to have to be subject to the shit in the area where I live. I mean, is it so hard to ask for a decent area to live in. I mean, my sisters area of Saskatoon is pretty good place to live. It's not a shit hole. It's nice community area with a park the kids can go place in. They are close to the Market Mall, a bowling alley, churches, and whatnot. But I digress, the search for a place continues.

If I was living in Prince Albert, I know for a fact that I would living on the farm. While that is not a bad thing, the job situation might be a bit worse. Saskatoon is better for getting jobs unlike Prince Albert.

Speaking of the job situation, I bet by now you know that I work at GC Teleservices doing collections for Capital One. Well, I have thought about getting another job. One that pays even more and better hours. I mean it's great not having to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get ready for work, but in on the other hand, the day shift is pretty good as well. I do pretty good at my job and all that, but as my friend Marlin has made a good point on is that sitting around makes a person lazy. I couldn't agree more. If you know me, than you will know that I am lazy. A job that I move around at isn't so bad, but I stick around at GC Teleservices for the money. The incentives to stick around are great. I mean, they give out sweet as prizes for refering people like entries into a draw for a sweet prizes. The current prize for refering someone is a 46" flat panel TV. Who wouldn't want that. Also, you get your referal bonus as well. But there is catch to getting the full thing. You and the person that gets hired both get $400. There are stuff like that make a person stick around. So you see, that is why I haven't really looked for another job as of right now.

For the last topic to tell you about is schooling. A lot of you know by now that I have my sights on Western Academy Broadcasting College here in Saskatoon. I have set my sights on becoming a radio station DJ. I have wanted to host my own radio show for the longest time. I even one day want to start my own radio station. But that a future dream. Right now I am wondering what I am going to do about paying off my car loan and my student loan if I go to school next fall. I want to go to WABC, but these loans won't pay for themselves. I know that. I understand that. But I want to go to school so I do something I am interested in. Something I love to do. I love music, plus I have been known to just start commentating. When I was at CBC, I would watch people play soccer, football, basketball, or whatever, and I would just commentate on it. That is the announcer in me wanting to come out. I have wanted for the longest time to commentate on wrestling. But that's another tell for another time. So anyways, WABC is step getting me towards my goal of becoming a radio station DJ. Than I could play the music people would want to listen to and not just because it's top 40. There are so many under played artists out there, that radio is just what they need to broaden their fanbase. WABC is where I want to get accepted into for next fall.

Peace, love, and rock and roll
Mr. C.C.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole French

"Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk" - J.C. Penny

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." - Michelangelo

"To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action." - Michael Hanson

Monday, September 24, 2007

Christian/Christ Follower (Mac/PC) Parody #3

Here is a video that I got off It has an interesting message to it. Now do you agree with it? Watch it and post a comment with your response.

If the video doesn't show up for you than here is the link:

Christian/Christ Follower (Mac/PC) Parody #3

If you don't like what's on YouTube, Daily Motion, UselessJunk, Google Video or other video posting sites, than I think you might be interested in is the Christian oriented version of YouTub. I was flicking through the channels and heard about this site. I was like what? Believe it or not someone got the brainwave to create a video sharing site with a Christian perspective.

The slogan of GodTube is: Broadcast him. Is this a the new way to communicate your faith or is it destined for failure? A couple of questions I guess they delt with when they were creating GodTube. Anyways, here is the link:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

This Job Puts Things In Perspective

What I am about to say, don't get the wrong idea. I have many American friends who I think are awesome. With that being said, my job puts things in perspective. What am talking about you may ask? Well, as you may or may not know, I work at GC Teleservices and do collections for Captial One. Now, don't worry for my fellow Canadians, I don't call Canada, I call the United States and some other countries, but mainly the United States. So when I call them, the people I do call, they are sometimes ignorant, assholish, among other things.

Sure this maybe baseless upon reading this, but hear me out. I phone someone and they freak out because we call them. What's the harm in that? Nothing really, but they act as if calling them is going to disrupt their day. If you don't want to talk to us, than don't pick up. When I get an outbound call, I say hello and they hang up. Again don't pick up. When someone calls and say: "Thank you for calling GC Services..." and they hang up. Don't call in if you don't want to talk to us. Or when you get a cardholder on the line and they won't verify information like their date of birth of the last four of their social security number they ask: "You have our that don't you?" Of course we fucking do. It's for security purposes and to make any potential updates to their account. Don't question because if we didn't need it, than would we ask? The security purpose is to know we are speaking to the correct person. Do you want us giving your information to the incorrect party? Think about it.

It's the person on the other end of the line who think we are in the wrong, but that is far from the case. I have been called or told the following:

Ingorant son of a bitch
Mother fucker
Don't call here again you fucking cock sucker

There was call in which I got the cardholder and I got the payment from this woman and then she says stop calling here. By all rights we will stop calling for a period of time. This guy, husband or boyfriend, or whatever gets on the line and starts saying stop fucking calling here you hear or something to that effect. He wouldn't even let me speak. Everytime I tried to speak he said: Would you like my cock in your mouth? Would like that. This douche bag kept going on. I terminated that call.

The bottom line is that if you don't want us calling than don't be in fucking debt. Credit cards are not free money. When you sign to get a credit card, than you acknowledge that you are going to keep your account current and out of collections. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have credit cards. I could keep going on, but you get the idea.

Thanks for letting me rant. I had to get that off my chest.

Until next time, stay out of debt
Mr. C.C.