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Not much to report, which is why I haven't posted much in the last week. For you loyal readers (all 2(?) of you), I guess I'll do my best.

1. Job Hunt
Have a half-day series of interviews with the same company that I've already talked to twice before. This is a good thing(tm) and I'm really hoping that this works out. My current contract is going well, but there's not much more work to do. If luck is in my favor, then this contract will end almost exactly when this new job wants me to start. If luck holds out. It's strange to be unemployed but working,

2. Wedding
Let's see, most of the big stuff is done. Tuxedoes are ordered, music is mostly picked, and the response cards are slowly coming in. The stress level is pretty low, and I'm not too worried. People keep asking me if I'm nervous. It's a strange question. I'm not too sure what they mean. I'm not nervous about my part. It's not like a play where I might forget my lines. I know that all I have to do is answer "I Do" whenever anybody asks me a question. I think I can do that without tripping over my own tongue too much. I'm not nervous about the marriage part that comes after, We've been living together for 18 months and so far, so good. I think we'll be able to figure things out as they come along. I'm not nervous about all the big party that we've planned. I think we've picked good vendors and if a few things don't work out the way we think they should, we'll survive. There's a lot that needs to go wrong for the wedding day to really be screwed up. So, no, I'm not nervous. I'm excited and looking forward to everything that comes next. Does that make me a bad person?

3. Cat
Buster's a fun little cat. He's a little skittish, and a little clumsy, but he's energetic and friendly and cute. I'm hoping we're not suddenly going to see a poster for "Lost Cat". It's just that I can't believe that somebody abandoned such a perfect pet. Some people don't know when they've got a good thing. Our biggest problem with him is getting his ear medicine into him. He really doesn't like that much. I've got the claw marks to prove it.

4. Bowling
The summer session of my bowling league ended last night. My team came in second place. We made $30 each. Not exactly a fortune, but it's a nice bonus. I had a lot of fun, and I improved my average by about 15 pins over the course of 11 weeks. Next week is the first session of the fall league. I'm going to be bowling with mostly the same team I played with this summer.

5. House
We did some house cleaning yesterday. J. is on this no TV, no computer kick. She thinks it will make us more productive and better people. She's probably right. But, I don't give up my addictions easily. Especially not with the Farscape season finale this Friday. Anyway, we cleaned up the office so it looks presentable. Of course, don't open the closet. And we finally put a lot of our pictures into albums. Everything from graduation to present day. Three years of life captured on film. I guess we're just immune to memory lane syndrome because it didn't take us too long.

6. Current book
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

7. Last book
Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

8. Next book
How to be Good by Nick Hornby

9. Nein
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So, tomorrow, I have not one, but two(!) interviews. One in person at 8am, and one by phone at 1pm.

Wheee!!!!

The 8am interview is someone that I used to work with. Go network!
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Whee! Another phone interview, tomorrow at 1pm!

Let's hope this one works out better.
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So, it's been almost a month unemployed and I haven't had much luck getting anybody to care about my resume. It's time to start getting off my butt. I stopped by the hospital and put in an application to volunteer. You know, in college I was in APhiO for three years and really enjoyed helping out, but since then, three years later, I haven't done diddly squat. That's really depressing. The woman to talk to wasn't there, but I left an application and hopefully will get a call tomorrow. I don't know what I'd be doing, but it doesn't really matter. I just want something that will get me out of the house 2-3 times a week. And when I get a new job, hopefully I can switch it to 1-2 times a month on weekends without too much of a problem. I just feel so pathetic sleeping in late, spending every day in front of the computer, emailing my resume, and playing computer games. The break was fun, I guess, but I feel like I can do more with my life.

In other news )
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Things to do today:

Go to Post Office (apply for passport and getting stamps)
Vacuum
Apply three inches of mulch to front landscaping


Grrr... my sleep schedule has gotten royally messed up. I couldn't get to sleep until after 4 last night, and that was on the couch. I hate insomnia.
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I hope nobody minds me using LiveJournal as a way to keep all my unemployed free time organized. Without structure, I think I'd just collapse and play GTA3 and NWN all day and never get a job again.

Things to do today:
Lunch with J. (done)
Send resume to some more people
Vacuum living room, bedroom and kitchen
Clean kitchen
Clean car (really, this time)

Ran into my neighbor fixing the fence that sits between our two backyards. I'd been meaning to talk to him about it since the problem appears to be on his side. It's his day off, so I wonder what he thinks of me lounging around. Yay! The embarrassment of unemployment rears its ugly head once again.
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Things done today:

- Searched Monster.com. Found three that I sent resumes to. Here's hoping.
- Emptied the dishwasher.
- Cleaned the bathrooms.
- Started doing more laundry.
- Emailed some network contacts. Got one really good lead. Sent my resume on to the recruiter for his company. Seems they need some Professional Services. Ooooh.
- Got emails back from some of my other friends. Not hiring at this time. :(
- Played Neverwinter Nights.

Other than that, it was kind of a boring day, spent mostly in front of the computer. Sending out emails, composing cover letters, hoping to hear back from resumes I've sent out. My dad called to see how the job search was going while I was playing Neverwinter Nights Multiplayer. I don't think I was a very good conversationalist.

Now to start making dinner for J. to have when she gets home. Ah, the simple joys of being a house hubby. Tomorrow, I plan on vacuuming!

Unemployment sucks.
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Things to do today:

Wake up late (check)
Search Monster.com for Austin jobs
Send resumes to good leads
Empty the dishwasher
Clean the bathrooms
Clean my car
Continue to beg my network for leads
Play Neverwinter Nights

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