Oh hey guys! I know I've gained a few twitter followers and Facebook friends since my last post, so welcome to my blog. Feel free to root around and enjoy some of MvW's earlier offerings, might I recommend avoiding 2013, as it gets a little dark. I'm going to avoid making promises to keep up with this thing, but I will say, that when I have something to write, I will. Also, every month I'll still be writing Minch's Pop Tarts for Maglomaniac which I love doing. Rather than reading over the same "7 things 90's kids will remember." horseshit from Buzzfeed, give Maglomaniac a daily perusing. I mean seriously Buzzfeed, we get it God Dammit, they don't make French Toast Crunch anymore, I don't need 300 articles to remind me. If people cared about French Toast Crunch, they would have bought French Toast Crunch, and then French Toast Crunch would still exist. Pepsi Blue on the other hand...
The one thing I knew was going to be a topic when I finally got back to writing this would be my time at Allstate. What I struggled with, is how I could convey that my time there wasn't easy but still make damn sure it was evident how much I appreciated the opportunity, and how much I loved the office I worked for, and every person in it. Finally, a proper analogy dawned on me. My time at Allstate was the equivalent of Shaquille O'Neal playing Hockey.
|Stop it Spex, it was the only photo I could find...|
Yes, Shaq playing hockey. Shaq's a great athlete, hockey's a great sport, but it's just not a match. Hell, you can even put Shaq on a great team, with an excellent coach, but it's all for naught when Shaq dumps it as soon as his feet hit the ice, or rifles a slap shot into the concession stand, or other sports analogy that symbolizes how mediocre I was. Truth is, I was on a great team, with a great coach, and my year there was a necessary and important one. I believe that there's no version of this story that had me going directly from Movie House: The Original Series to Movie House: The Next Generation. Allstate had to happen, and I am eternally grateful that it did.
How is Movie House 2.0 you ask? Well given their well advertised blogging policy, (Movie House 1.0 probably had one to but you know...FART NOISE) I will simply state that it is going very very well. Sure, it took me a little while to transition from one company's rules to another company's rules (For instance, believe it or not, you are NOT allowed to punch customers at the new Movie House. I learned that the hard way) but after half a year, I feel like I'm in the pocket, and to be honest, I'm pretty damn happy. If only there was a picture that could accurately showcase that I have honestly let go of 12 years of Movie House 1.0 bitterness...
Jesus Facebook, some of you acted like I posed with Hugo Chavez or Kim Jung Un. Some even thought I had returned to THAT Movie House. No, I posted it because this Movie House run is different. The long standing feud is over, and I walked away from it having learned a lot about myself, and who I want to be as a manager. Yes, I posted it for that reason, and not because someone with authority at MH 2.0 put me up to it, no sir, no way.
So, with me at peace with my working situation, what the shit do I write about now? Does Minch vs the World become about fitness, and my attempt to get back to my old fighting weight? Well, I have bought some new gym shoes, gym shorts, and an iPod, and the pristine condition those three items are in tells a story. Is it going to be about trying to get a podcast started? Truth is, I know a couple of fellas who are waiting to hear that we're getting the band back together. Could be, if I ever figure out how to turn on microphones. Perhaps I'll sell my soul to the content devil, and write "32 Things About Space Jam that will Blow Your Mind" or "Here's what Disney Princesses Would Look Like If They Were On The Show Matlock."
I guess when I figure that out, you'll be the first to know...
(...and because I know the title of this episode put this song in your head, here's my gift to you)