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May 26, 2005

miscellaneous musings

Hunting for an old blog post recently, I re-read a lot of my first few months of entries. I am so ashamed at what I have become since then. I used to write stuff that was more than a few sentences and actually showed an opinion about things. Now, cheesy blog quizzes. Not that there is anything wrong with cheesy blog quizzes, but when they become a staple of your blogging, you gotta wonder what contribution you are making. Or at least I do. Bah. So my, um, Mayday resolution a few weeks late is to write more and make it a better quality too.

I realize that some of this may be precipitated from an underlying depression from not being "gainfully employed" for so long. So to hell with that. I enjoy what I do and the interviews are becoming more frequent. Things are looking up. I had an interview with TWU last week for a tech support position and I thought it went really well. Granted, I thought I would have heard from them by now, but I am going to follow up and see where they are in the process. I liked the people I met, I liked the job description and potential within it. This week I had an interview with UNT, the other university in town, for a programming position. I thought the interview went well but it didn't click as well as the TWU one. I really like the job, though, and the benefits are incredible. The guy who interviewed me seems like a great manager, too. They won't be calling people back till after the 1st of June.

Finally, I had an interview with a staffing agency that is submitting my resume for what would be a cherry of a job if it lasts more than 2 months. And it might. One of the cities around here has a fire department that recently acquired quite a bit of land. The fire dept. is creating a mock town called "Safety Town" and it will have a post office, fire department, chamber of commerce, even a "mayor" which is probably just the head administrator. They are looking for someone to write stories that demonstrate the importance of fire safety. The stories will be geared to children from kindergarten age to about 6th grade, because the main "tourists" of Safety Town will be school children on field trips. What a fun job! And it pays well enough. There is a possibility it could turn into something long term or permanent, and I have some ideas that would help that right along. The next step is to get an interview with the fire department itself. While the university jobs pay more and have better bennies (discounted or free tuition, anyone?), this job sounds like a lot more fun. I think if I were to get any of these three positions I would be happier with life in general.

Last news for today before I go make sure my spaghetti doesn't boil over: I added a new blog to the blogroll, Aurorealis. I like her site, she's a fellow geek/retrophile. I will also be going through my blogroll to clean it up a bit. I realize I don't go read everyone every day any more, probably for the same reason I haven't written a lot of value here lately. Trust that I try to visit all of you regularly, even if that is once every week or two.

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Looking forward to hearing more from you!

Posted by: leslee at May 27, 2005 11:45:24 AM

Good luck with the job! I look back at old entries and they horrify me - specifically how bad they were.

Posted by: Chris at May 28, 2005 3:07:49 PM

Oh, and I'm talking about my own old entries being bad. Not yours!

Posted by: Chris at May 28, 2005 3:08:14 PM

...hahahahahaha, you don't visit *me* every day, well that's it then - you are now written out of my will :^P...

...and I was going to leave you three posts that you could have used :^)...

Posted by: billy at May 30, 2005 6:01:45 AM