Friday, November 30, 2007


Check this out:

This means that I'm officially done and will graduate on December 15!


I had two phone interviews yesterday. One was for an industry position and one was for a faculty position. The interview for the industry position went well, especially considering it was my first "professional" interview. All of my previous interviews were for low-to-no skill jobs like McDonald's or a data entry job. There was talk at the end of the interview of having me visit the company.

The faculty interview didn't seem to go as smoothly. Maybe it was my limited teaching experience. A big sticking point was that, if I'm offered the job, they would want me to start in January, which means that I would have to move pretty soon.

In any case, I wasn't officially offered either job, so the hunt continues.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Are You Enslaved?

Here's one more of today's good comics.

An Interesting Approach.

If all else fails, I may have to use this approach.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Goodbye Myspace.

Today I received a comment from Scott on my Myspace page. It turned out to be a phishing scam. So far Megan, Becky, and Scott have all had their Myspace accounts hacked, which is a significant fraction of my Myspace friends. I think it's time for me to delete my account. I never really go on Myspace anymore anyway... although that would mean I'll never be friends with Tila Tequila. Damn.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sometimes I Feel This Way.

The title of this shirt from is F*ck It. Awesome.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Beer Review.

Blue Moon's Full Moon Winter Ale is pretty good. Give it a try.

Monday, November 05, 2007

No Writers On These Shows.

Now that I have been spending more time at home while I am looking for a job, I have also been watching more daytime tv. Out of everything on during the day, I really enjoy the judge shows, especially Judge Alex. I even find myself watching Judge Judy, even though I can't stand her.

I also get to catch COPS, always a great show, and The Price is Right with its new host, Drew Carey. Drew's great. He's one famous person I would really like to meet.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

America's Least Green States.

I just read this article and it ranked the "green-ness" of all the US states. The five at the bottom of the list are:

  • 45 - Kentucky
  • 46 - Mississippi
  • 47 - Louisiana
  • 48 - Alabama
  • 49 - Indiana
  • 50 - West Virginia

They are at the bottom of the list because they "all suffer from a mix of toxic waste, lots of pollution and consumption, and no clear plans to do anything about it." At the top of the list are:

  • 1 - Vermont
  • 2 - Oregon
  • 3 - Washington
  • 4 - Hawaii
  • 5 - Maryland

Michigan is near the middle at number 24. Why are Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana always at the bottom of every list? Do the people of these states just not care about anything?

Some People Are Just No Good At Problem Solving.

Today is the big LSU vs. Alabama football game in Tuscaloosa. I rode my bike through the chaos on campus so that I could workout at the student recreation center. It was utter madness. When I finally made it back home, I was about to put my key in the door when a girl dressed in Sunday-best asked if I would help her boyfriend put a keg in the back of their Jeep Wrangler so they can go tailgating. After riding up a very steep hill to get to my apartment, all I managed to get out was, "*huff* Sure. *puff* Let *huff* me *huff* just *puff* put *huff* my *puff* bike *puff* away."

I came back out of my apartment and proceeded to help the boyfriend, also dressed in his Sunday-best, put the keg in the Jeep. Their first idea was to put the keg (which weighs 160.5 pounds according to Wikipedia) in their Rubbermaid trashcan and then carry it out to the car. I suggested that we roll the keg to the car instead of carrying it. I was then told that "that's a good idea." It sounded like common sense to me. Once we made it to the car, the girl said that she wanted to put the keg standing up in the trashcan and suggested that we put it in and then lift it into the back of the Jeep. I then suggested that we put the trashcan in the car on its side, lift the keg sideways and slide it into the trashcan, then tilt the trashcan with the keg in it so that it's vertacle. They were both amazed at that idea. Again, I thought it was just common sense.

Both of these people are students here and they are a good example of the average student body.