job interviews

31 10 2006

I had another job interview today.  Job interviews are interesting times where you attempt to sell yourself in a tiny little room with a pitcher of water on the table and those little starlight mints that Pizza Hut has.

Once again, it’s raining here.  Fortunately, it’s not cold.  These jobs in much nicer climates keep sounding better and better.
Happy Reformation Day.

tied up

30 10 2006

I just got back from our third IM soccer game. We ended in a tie to put us at 1-1-1 for the season.

I have another job interview tomorrow. I think I like this company, but it will require 50-75% travel for the job. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Part of it excites me, but part of it worries that I’ll feel like I do in college — that I have no roots.

another saturday at and not at the grove

29 10 2006

Yesterday, I sat through rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, and cold to see the Wolverines drop their fourth straight game to a 1-7 record. They were playing Rochester, for the first time in college history, but Rochester knew the book and rolled for 410 yards of offense.

Last night, I went with a group from here down to Pittsburgh to the waterfront and ate dinner at Uno’s Chicago Grill. After dinner, we went over to Lowe’s Theater to see The Departed.

This morning, I forgot that the clocks had changed. I woke up, thinking it was one time, until I sat down at my computer and discovered that it was really an hour earlier.

The Steelers play at 4:15 PM today, inconvenient due to Vespers.

The Departed

29 10 2006

I can’t tell you the last time that I went to see a film in a theater.  It has to have been before May 2006, but I don’t even remember.

This motion picture was captivating.  It’s rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, strong sexual content, and drug material.  It’s violent, but not gory.  It’s profane, but not crude.  It’s sexual, but not pornographic.  It’s incredible.

Throughout the film, you’ll be unsure of who to root for.  Directed by Martin Scorsese and with a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin, this is a great piece of work.

Do you choose to be loyal or do you choose to look out for yourself?

new era

28 10 2006

I officially no longer have anything in common with people in high school.  Last night, I went to a 30 Hour Famine that was being done by a local church youth group.  I was there to speak to them about Uganda and what I had done there this past summer.

As I spoke, I realized that I just couldn’t relate.  My analogies didn’t describe things that they did.  The way I talked was different than the way they talked.  The biggest thing though was perhaps my approach.  I approached like I would approach a college class or a group of adults and I could tell at a few points that they weren’t really on board.

There is no part of me that wants to be in high school again, but I didn’t think that I would cross off that people group as one that I am in touch with.

beer pong and taxes

27 10 2006

Lynn Swann plays beer pong. I don’t know about you, but if I was voting in Pennsylvania, that would be enough for me. Vote for Lynn Swann.

In other election news, the Drudge Report broke a story about the George Allen & Jim Webb race in Virginia. Webb has written some very graphic novels in the past. You can read the rest of the book quotes over at Drudge’s site.

Taxes are always a key part of anyone’s political career. Raise them or lower them, they’re there. Someone needs to run on the inclusive tax ticket. It would make it a law to include the tax in the price of an item. No longer would there be tax added on the end of the bill. Instead, tax would be included in the price. An item would no longer cost $1.07 when originally marked at $1.00. Instead, a $1.00 item would cost $1.00. This new law would help eliminate the need for pennies and would one day remove the need for change altogether, turning coins into a collector’s item and helping to boost the economy by their sale to collectors.


Jim Webb now responds to the criticism by saying it does not describe a sexual act. Gosh, that’s interesting.

everything i love is killing me

26 10 2006

I can’t believe how many hits I still get because of the posts I wrote about why I wake up early and about polyphasic sleep.  I have changed from getting up so early every morning.  In fact, I think I am less of a morning person that I was a year ago.  Right now, I am going to bed around midnight and getting up between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM.

I went bowling tonight and did awful.  I used to average around 145 and I didn’t break 100 tonight in the two games I bowled.  That’s pathetic.

The luncheon at the Duquesne Club today went well.  I had fun and it was nice to meet some more alumni and hang out with them there.

Firefox 2.0 is out.  Go get it.

Pros:  Spell check, sleek interface, bug fixes.
Cons:  Google Web Accelerator doesn’t work with it yet.