Friday, October 31, 2003

about that whole job thing...

I got the architecture job I wanted! I'm now an intern at a local architecture firm. Well, not exactly yet. I start on November 17th, but it's close enough. I think I'm going to like it. I'll be on salary, get insurance, holidays off, hours toward my internship, AND I'll be doing something I actually want to be doing. What a concept. Things are looking up, I guess.

website updated...

I updated the events, added some misc page stuff, and the link of the week (which turned out to be the link of the month last time). There's nothing much to be added right now, but like the personal webpage cliche goes, "I'll add more later."

.::WEBSITE UPDATE::.

By the way, Scott, you're my new link of the week. I hope you don't mind.

Monday, October 27, 2003

jobs are for people who can't make a clever sign out of a piece of cardboard...

I'm making two different resumes for two different jobs today. The strange thing about this is that I want both of the jobs. I don't mean I wish I could have both jobs at the same time. I mean I'm actually planning on doing both at the same time! I don't know, I just thought that was weird. I never imagined that I'd be in this situation. I may even have a third one if all goes as planned. Am I crazy? Maybe...but have I told you how much I owe in student loans? I have to start paying on those next month and dealing imports just isn't going to cut it.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

the longest day...

It feels like 10 PM. I think it's actually about 4 PM. This is what waking up and doing a bunch of work before the sun comes up will do to a person. Working at 6 AM makes me hurt all over. I can't digest food that early, but without food I'm too weak to work. It is a frustrating situation that I deal with every Thursday morning. I'm worn out. The day could end right now and I'd be just fine with it.

Speaking of ending one's day...the truck driver at work this morning told me to cherish every single day and every single moment of each of those days because it can all come to a sudden end. Saturday, he was passing through Texarkana and saw a serious car accident happen right in front of him. He stopped on the side of the road and ran over to help. When he got there he found a man in the middle of the interstate, body mangled and cut in half from a collision with a semi. The truck driver quickly grabbed him by the shirt (because that was the only thing really left to hold on to) and pulled him to the side of the road out of the traffic. There wasn't much he could do, but sit with the man as he took his last breath. Later, the truck driver was helping clean the road off and noticed the man's shoe was still in the road. As he kicked it out of the street, he noticed there was still a foot in the shoe. This truck driver confessed to us that morning on the dock that he had witnessed nine similar events occur in his driving career. He once held an accident victim in his arms as the man passed away with a steering wheel lodged in his chest. He told us all of this after we unloaded the truck and had several good laughs in the process. It occurred to me that this man was amazingly happy considering all he had seen. I admired him for that, but fearing that he might be the grim reaper I quickly bid him farewell and ran back inside the store. That was just too much for me to handle before the sun came up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

i understand that your name is raymond. i also understand that you don't know my name...

My next door neighbor apparently wants us to keep an eye on his house while he's on vacation. He doesn't know us at all, but he has already paid us in the form of random fruit and vegetables in a Wal-Mart sack on our front porch. What's this? Red Delicious apples? Sure, I'll watch your house for you while you're gone. I'll even watch it while your there. I'll feed your cat in exchange for a large grapefruit.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

ah, crap...

The Razorbacks almost pulled off another come-back, but due to some strange officiating (again) they just couldn't quite pull it off. It's like the officials of the last few games have something against us and they aren't being subtle about showing it. Come on, guys. If we wanted to play against the opposing team AND the officials, we would have stayed in the SWC. At least that way we might have some decent television coverage (I realize we have had lots of coverage this year, but this is a freak occurrence). Hell, they've been nationally televising Baylor games. I mean really, dude...come on.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

reeling in the last six years...

I've been sorting through all of my belongings over the last week or so and I've come to realize I mostly own architecture school projects.

Do any of you want my 20% employee discount plus 10% more off at Pier One? Do you know anyone else who might want it? If so, email me or leave me a comment. October 26th-30th are friends and family days. I can give anybody I know 30% off of anything in the store. You have to let me know if you want it, so I can put you on my list. I'm having a hard time finding people for this list for some reason.

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

we're nomads really...

I'm writing this from the new house. It's a pretty cozy little place. Cecil is home now and already enjoying the low window sills. It's starting to feel like home now with him here. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep a little better than I did last night. I have trouble sleeping in strange places. We watched South Park tonight and laughed ourselves silly. It felt like old times minus a few regulars. I went back over to the old place a few minutes ago and took out the garbage and picked up a few more things. It looks so depressing with just a few items scattered around the floor. It makes the new place seem that much more like home.

Monday, October 06, 2003

once upon a time, in a land not really far away at all...

I worked today. I'm going to move some things now. I'm off tomorrow, so I'm going to move some more things then.

Sunday, October 05, 2003

ok, so people actually read this thing...

The walls are looking a little bare at home lately. I've started to move a few things into our new place. I've been working almost everyday, so it has been a slow process. I should actually be sleeping in the house by Tuesday. Friday is when the utilities are completely switched over, so that gives me a few cushion days. Cecil will move back in with us this week also. It will be a much happier household! We've missed the little guy. The last time I visited him, he sat at the door after I left like he was waiting for me to come back. I guess he misses his dad.