So today I retreated to the comfortable (atmospherically) confines of the basement and got quite a bit “more” done than usual: found some jobs to apply for, sent resume(s), called Joe Scialfa again (and I have an interview tomorrow), but a few items on my list forced me back up the stairs, ’cause my laptop was being a wanker.
Speaking of which, I have to make some calls to and make a stop in Oshkosh in the near future. I mentioned this to Jen the other day, and I punctuated my statements by saying that I couldn’t think of why I needed to go there. I’ll try to stop with the rambling now.
What are my points?
– With this MS Outlook thing I’m doing now, I put more stuff on the electronic “to-do” list, and get more angry that the computer keeps reminding me of all the stuff I’m putting off.
– I can get a feeling of accomplishment from the smallest tasks these days. EXAMPLE: Jen told me when I first moved here that the VCR in the living room “didn’t record,” so I set about to remedy that, but before taking anything apart, I thought it would make sense to double-check and be sure that it was not performing said operation. Turns out it only needed to have the clock set and the channels programmed, took me about 7 minutes, but hey, look at me: I fixed the VCR.
– I’ve had quite enough of the groveling and lying to potential employers that is customary for people in search of employment. I am trying something new in that department, since it can’t possibly put me in a worse situation (unemployed without prospects): I am going to be blunt and honest. I sent a cover letter today that, among other things, pointed out my professional shortcomings, my thoughts on the current job market, and more or less matter-of-factly said I deserved a chance to interview since I know I can do the job. We’ll see what comes of this.
Like I was saying to Wordy earlier today, now that I’m no longer behind such a badass firewall, you should go pick yourself up a cheap webcam so we can do video conferencingâ€¦ ’nuff’a’this “telephone” crap!
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Per Jen’s request, I will be taping 12 episodes of “Charmed” for her this week.