March 2002 Archives

March 2, 2002
Poor timing...

It seems my usual bad luck is holding true for me. Though I missed the AOL guy's call by 5 minutes, when I called him back, he wasn't there. I've tried calling him at least a dozen times each day since, leaving 3 messages, but I haven't gotten in touch with him at all. I was hoping to get an interview in before the other company decided. Oh well.

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. All of this stuff hasn't put me in an especially wonderful mood.

Posted on March 2, 2002 12:27 PM | | Comments (0)

March 4, 2002
He disappeared into AOHelL...

I'm starting to think that this guy from AOL doesn't exist. I figured if he suddenly fell ill, he'd be back today after a nice weekend of rest and relaxation. But no. I tried calling again today several times and got nowhere. I really have to wonder if the computer created this guy and created a voice for him and is mocking me. From what I could tell, the guy's name is Matt Canada. Seems suspicious to me.

In other news... well... there IS no other news. My life's boring.

Posted on March 4, 2002 11:03 PM | | Comments (1)

March 6, 2002
The sky is indigo...

Happiness is being told that the Indigo Girls have a new album coming out in a few days when you'd completely forgotten they were even working on one.

Posted on March 6, 2002 10:15 PM | | Comments (1)

March 7, 2002
Sittin' on the couch

Well, my employment woes continue. I finally decided to get in touch with the place that supposedly hired me about 2 months ago. Though I hadn't heard from them for about a month and they'd told me that I was going to be kept in the loop, I'd given up on calling them, since they kept just telling me that it hadn't started and they didn't know when it was going to start and they'd contact me when they knew anything. Of course, I always ended up having to contact them. But anyhow... I found out that the client I was going to be working for, AMS, didn't get the funding they needed for this project, so they were going to handle it all internally. Oh, and they had no other C++-related projects that I could be considered for. Yay.

I called the place I interviewed with last week, but the guy wasn't there, so I left a voice mail. I don't have a good feeling about this one.

The quest for the missing AOL guy is still ongoing. I tried writing some e-mail to what I thought might be a general AOL employment e-mail address. I'm also going to possibly try to call the main AOL line and see what's up with this guy.

Anyhow... that's all for me right now. Blah.

Posted on March 7, 2002 10:04 PM | | Comments (1)

March 11, 2002
The legend continues...

Finally one of my all time favorite fantasy movies is coming to DVD. Yeehaw.

Posted on March 11, 2002 11:30 AM | | Comments (0)

March 12, 2002
We regret to inform you...

Yet another update on my job hunt. I got a mail from the company I interviewed with, saying that they went with another candidate. Which is what I figured anyhow. However, there's a possibility that this job I've been doing at the school Sarah works at could become permanent. It wouldn't start for a few months, though, and I don't know what the salary would be like, but it's a possibility. And it'd be interesting to do something with computers besides programming. I've always wanted to explore other areas, but it's kinda hard to do without the training and I couldn't afford to get the training before. So we'll see.

In other news, Sarah reports that the new Indigo Girls CD is pretty good. Some great stuff on there but some so-so stuff, too. I guess I haven't really been totally infatuated with their albums since Swamp Ophelia, though. There have been some really great songs here and there, but the last few albums just haven't been solid love for me. Ah well.

Posted on March 12, 2002 8:22 PM | | Comments (0)

March 14, 2002
Accident on I-66! Film at 11

Something different to report! I actually got into my first real car accident today. I guess I was in the car for one other accident, but it was fairly minor. And this time, I was behind the wheel. The fog this morning was dense and I figured I was home free without incident once I got on 66 and was just about to 123. The fog had burned off and it was looking like a gorgeous day was starting. The car in front of me braked pretty hard, so I eased on mine. I saw the pickup coming fast in my rearview mirror. But I guess my brain froze and I didn't think to try to swerve off into the break-down lane. Probably for the best, since he probably would've sideswiped me if I'd tried, as I was braking and probably didn't have the speed to get out of the way. Nobody was hurt, though, and the car only received superficial bumper damage. He was nice about it and gave me his business card and all. No reason to get insurance companies involved when it's just paint scratches. He said he'd just glanced down to get his coffee. Ah well. I'll be getting the car looked at tomorrow morning. Kind of shook me up, really, and it hurt my back a bit. But, amazingly, my CD didn't skip a bit, so I guess I can feel good about that. :)

Posted on March 14, 2002 9:42 PM | | Comments (1)

March 22, 2002
Good ol' boys...

Coolest and funniest thing on this week's Smallville... John Schneider, toolin' around in the Kent pickup truck, listening to the Dukes of Hazzard theme song on the radio. Awww yeah...

Posted on March 22, 2002 12:07 AM | | Comments (2)

Me get job

Well, it looks like I probably have a job. I still have to think about it a little bit because it'll require a pay cut, but... it could be an interesting opportunity and it IS a job, which would be a rather nice thing for me to have.

The network administrator for the school Sarah works at isn't coming back next year and I apparently impressed the other tech people enough that they were pretty happy when I said I was interested in the job. A bit of a scare happened when I went to meet the headmaster and he thought I was interviewing for the help desk position they also had available... and only offered me $35k. I can't even live on that. But... the misunderstanding was rectified and a more reasonable offer was made. It's still a $7000 or so pay cut, but that's better than an $18,000 pay cut. I'll take a look and see if I can live with it. It'd be a neat job and it really doesn't seem easy to get this kind of position without having experience already. I have a lot of desktop troubleshooting experience, but I don't know much about network administration. But they said they'd pay to send me to Novell classes and do some training and all that, so it'll be great and I'll learn a lot. It'll be nice to get exposed to another area of computers that I wouldn't easily be able to.

Posted on March 22, 2002 12:12 AM | | Comments (4)