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Jul 032015

Finally got a job offer! A local recruiter got me in with a big company, where I’ll get to play with spreadsheets and learn to use Oracle. It’s a three-month contract to start, but so far everyone they’ve gotten into this place has had their contract extended. And at some point in the future they’ll be done with their big restructuring, at which point they’ll either hire me on as an employee, or I’ll go find something else—and I’ll be able to say I’m familiar with Oracle, which should make me fairly marketable.

Next week they’re doing the background check and presumably calling my references. I’ll have to talk to my co-workers who said I could use them as references, since that was a year ago. After I clear the background check I’ll tell the boss and put in my two weeks’ notice. I hate to ruin his day, but I’m glad to be getting out before we don’t make payroll. Seems like every payroll cycle we get closer to that point, and somehow manage to scrape by.

So, some time around the third week of July, I will be in a new job!

South Korea, International Troll

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May 142015

South Korea: Kim Jong Un executed his defense minister! With anti-aircraft guns!

World At Large: OMGWTFBBQ!!!1

SK: LOL j/k

World: ಠ_ಠ

Ever since I heard about them blasting K-Pop across the DMZ to torture North Korea, I’ve suspected SK really enjoyed a good troll.

 Posted by at 3:09 pm
Apr 282015

The Director has his driver’s license now, and is discovering that he enjoys the freedom to go out and get pizza, or go to a store, or just explore farther than he could on foot.

I don’t try to keep him from driving if the weather is bad, or if it’s nighttime, or at hours of heavy traffic. I fret about him when he drives in those conditions, just as I did over the Artist when he was an inexperienced driver. But intellectually I know that the way to keep them safe is to let them go out and gain experience, and sometimes make mistakes, and develop their own judgment. So I just admonish them to drive carefully (“I’m your mother, I’m required to say that”).

Emotionally I’d like to put them safely away where nothing could possibly hurt them, but that wouldn’t be practical. And anyway they’re too smart, they’d figure a way to get out.

 Posted by at 8:51 pm