I'm bored

Oct. 26th, 2007 12:14 pm
corvuscrx: (Default)
1 question...
1 chance...
1 honest answer...
That's all you get...

Ask me 1 question.
Any 1 question, anything,
no matter how crazy it is.
An honest answer.

No catch.
Except one: all comments will be screened so your question stays private between you and me, and only you will get to see my answer to your question
corvuscrx: (Twain)
1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

My results

1. Professor
2. Website Designer
3. Desktop Publisher
4. Computer Trainer
5. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
6. Animator
7. Curator
8. Management Consultant
9. Director
10. Anthropologist

It's very interesting that 2 of the careers I've always wanted to go into (comic illustrator & Professor) and two of the jobs I've held (Desktop Publisher & Computer Trainer) are on the list. I've always thought I'd be a good professor/teacher.
corvuscrx: (Comics)
corvuscrx: (Comics)

NerdTests.com says I'm a High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!
corvuscrx: (Top Hat)
Okay technically it was night at the Musical but that doesn't have the same resonance. :P

Soooo I went to see "Young Frankenstein" (that's Fraaankinsteen!)last night. It was my first time attending a musical and I enjoyed myself quite a bit. We had excellent seats and the cast was entertaining. I especially enjoyed the actor playing Fredrick and the actor playing Igor. I also thought Andrea Martin as Frau Blucher was quite good. The actress (I forget her name but she was in Will & Grace) who played Elizabeth was okay but really didn't bring the same campy/vampy nature to the role that Madline Kahn did.

The production values were good and there was one effect in particular where they made the entire set shake & blur that has me completely mystified. The songs were serviceable but there was nothing really catchy or clever. Also while there were some nods to Mel Brooks style it didn't seem to have quite the same "bite" that I associate with a Mel Brooks movie.

However as I said all in all I really enjoyed myself and thought it was worth the money. I'm now thinking that I might get tickets for Spam-a-lot in October.
corvuscrx: (Fan)
Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] butterflake!!
corvuscrx: (Celtic)
So, I went out to the Merc last night for [livejournal.com profile] krautboy's big send off and [livejournal.com profile] mahariel's birthday and had a great time chatting with people that I haven't seen in a while or enough of. Definitely a good night.

Today was my Company Picnic, the first ever I found out, and it was quite enjoyable. It's a good group of people very nice very friendly. So the picnic had a bunch of contests all through out the day with prizes and I ended up winning a couple earning myself a $50 Nordstroms gift card (in a yelling contest, who knew being a loudmouth would get me anything!) and a 1 Gig Flash Drive (playing Volleyball). N wound up winning a $15 iTunes Gift card as a door prize and a $25 Olive Garden Gift card by guessing the amount of money in a jar (she came within .23 cents!). The big surprise of the day was winning the main door prize which was a 30GB iPod!! Needless to say I was quite surprised. I am paying the price for such luck today however. During the Volleyball game I hit the ground a few times including once flat on my back really hard. I'm going to be feeling that in the morning. :) I did manage to knock my CEO on his ass and isn't that every employee's dream? We were going for the same volley and I fell backwards into him and he fell on top of me. Turns out he used to play volleyball on the beaches of CA when he was in his 20's and was very complimentary about my playing.

After the picnic we headed out to the Goth yardsale where I got to see a few more people I don't see often enough. While I didn't manage to get any clothes I did buy a couple of DVD's and had the person I bought them from just give me the Brak Show v1 DVD! I don't know what I did today to warrant the good luck but I am not going to complain.

So the evening will be spent nursing my sore body and loading up my new iPod with music. Have I mentioned how glad I am to have gotten this job?
corvuscrx: (Default)
A very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] mahariel!!!


Aug. 24th, 2007 10:53 am
corvuscrx: (Anime)
I know a number of people on my Friends list can speak and read Japanese. However is there anyone who is fluent in Chinese? If so I'd love to chat with you.
corvuscrx: (Origami)
Does anyone have a use for a large amount of toile(sp?) material? I believe it is burgundy and black. I've a friend who would like to give it to someone who would use it and they thought that Burning man type people would want it.

I'm sure I can get a picture if you'd like one.
corvuscrx: (Illuminated)
So I'm sitting in the office (with a door!) reflecting on my first week in my new position. So far it has been a fantastic experience. In my interview I told them I was a technology sponge and can hit the ground running so they took me at my word. My very first day I was in 6 separate planning meetings and was handed my first project. Last week was a whirlwind of information absorption and planning as by the end of the week I was already managing 4 separate project with another 2-3 on the horizon. They are going to be keeping me VERY busy but unlike my last position I'm not going to have to work insane hours. I also had a very fruitful meeting with the President who had nothing but praise for me and we discussed bringing me up to my previous salary at the end of my probationary period which makes me very happy.

As for the work environment itself it is like night and day from my previous job. I'm treated with respect and valued for my knowledge, ideas and work. The company is already accelerating its training time-line and giving me more work as I'm exceeding their expectations. There is also talk of me doing more travel both here in country and possibly to the Far East, which is both exciting and scary at the same time. It's a little early to make a full evaluation of the company but if this continues and I do receive the indicated bump in pay I think I'm going to be very happy here.
corvuscrx: (Comics)
Is there anyone attending the San Diego Comic Con? I would really like to ask you for a favor. Thanks.

Also does anyone have or know of a cheap but good bicycle for sale? Primarily I'm looking for something comfortable and in good shape as it would be used for commuting...
corvuscrx: (Dr. Lavender)
I've just accepted a formal offer for a Project Manager position. The job pays a bit less than what I was making previously but the benefits and potential for growth are much much greater. The company is a digital media shop that specializes in Digital Signage. If you've ever walked into a WaMu and saw the big TV's with news & ads or used an automated concierge at a hotel you've seen their work.

The job is high profile and according to the people I interviewed with has a great opportunity for advancement and bonuses. The timing couldn't be any better either as I start the day after my unemployment runs out. I'll be happy to get back to work and I'm really looking forward to the new job.


Jul. 23rd, 2007 11:46 am
corvuscrx: (Rage)
I had a nightmare last night. It was odd because I rarely remember my dreams and I can't even recall the last time I had a nightmare.

I dreamt that I was in some guy's apartment (he was asian I think) and that I was randomly going through his drawers, cupboards and refrigerator. He confronts me in English and I explain that I was confused and thought this was a store and that I was looking for something. Suddenly another guy comes around the corner and they start speaking in a foreign language (Japanese?) and acting very aggressively. I am still confused and can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Next thing know they are punching, stabbing and kicking me all the while screaming at me in some foreign language. I stagger around the apartment apparently disassociated from the violence while bleeding profusely. Somehow something I say to them makes them stop attacking me and I head towards the door. At that moment Chuck (my mothers husband) bursts through the door. He starts threatening them and won't listen to me say that everything is all right. Finally I yell his name as loud as I can and in a very terse tone say that he needs to leave NOW. As we head outside my Mother and ex-Wife (wtf??) are standing there. My mother in tears with a face of concern and my ex-wife with a smug look. There is an abrupt cut and then we all are running as fast as we can and my ex-wife is mocking me and I can't get a way from her. Suddenly we're in a car and I'm no longer bleeding but she is still berating me and I can't respond because I have no mouth and I feel frozen in place.

It's at that moment that I startled awake shivering. It was really disturbing and I had a hard time getting back to sleep. Sunday was not a good day for me mentally as I got lost in worrying/brooding about my job prospects and what I'm going to do if I can't get a job. I'm waiting to hear back on a fabulous job that will fix everything but after so many interviews without getting a job offer I'm starting to feel very paranoid/pessimistic.

The dream itself seems to be bludgeoning me over the head with it's obviousness. I'm searching for something I can't find, I'm lost and out of my depth, I need to be rescued by my family, I'm a failure and will never amount to anything just like my ex-wife accused me of being and I can't speak up for myself to prove anyone wrong. I guess my sub-conscience decided I needed a clue-by-four to the head.

Still I'll feel a lot better when I hear back on the job interview...
corvuscrx: (Comics)
If you are I would really, really, REALLY love it if you would do me a favor. I'll make it worth your while (i.e. pay you).
corvuscrx: (Boo)
Since someone just complained that I've not posted in my LJ for quite some time and two other friends e-mailed me out of the blue to check on me since they "hadn't heard from me in a while" & were worried I thought I better post something.

Overall I'm not doing well at the moment. A job interview that I was pretty psyched for over the weekend left a bitter taste in my mouth yesterday due to my pessimism over being hired. In fact the whole job thing is really bothering me right now. The job I posted about back in May finally got back to me last week and (or I should say finally answered my calls) telling me they had filled the position after keeping me hanging for 6 weeks. This feels like a repeat of that and so I'm not hopeful.

Also yesterday marks the departure of my long term house guest, Boo, who is now on her way to MI which is a short stop before heading to London. I started cat-sitting her back in Oct or Nov and was supposed to watch her until about Feb but I've had her for about 8 months now and considering the last 5 months I've been not working we had plenty of time to bond. Hopefully she won't be too stressed or sad as she travels back to her owners. As for myself I'm not happy but that's my own fault for getting attached to a cat that wasn't mine. I'll probably get another cat eventually once I've gotten a job and I'm know if I have to move because of said job.

The other contributing factor is that I'm swiftly approaching my birthday which is almost always is a major depression cause. It doesn't help that this year is "the big four Oh" so I get to feel old on top of worthless and unloved. I'm going to try and do something for my birthday so as not to be too bad off.

So there I am, I could be better I could be a lot worse. I'm just trying to take things day by day and continue to fight off falling into a deeper depression.

Oh just so this isn't entirely "oh woe is me" I got to go to a great birthday party over the weekend and got to play lots of boardgames. Something I love to do but don't get to very often because I can never find people to play with. I've also be hanging out with a few people so that I'm not always alone holed up in my apartment. Financially things are still tight but I'm not worrying about paying my bills or rent (yet!). So there are good things happening for me as well.

A final thought...

This is something that I've been meaning to post since Norwescon. ..... "Devil Horns", the male equivalent of of Cat ears for females? Discuss.
corvuscrx: (Rage)
This may be wishful thinking but does anyone have an available Mac compatible external hard drive that I can borrow for a few days?

The main drive on my system has an error that I cannot seem to fix via disk utility nor can I reinstall the OS. At this point I'm very afraid that the HD is toast since I've been have weird problems for a while now. However before I give up all hope I wanted to back up my files and reformat the drive in hopes that this will fix the problem. My HD is less that 40 gig but that is far more than I can back up onto Zip Disks which is all I have. If you could take pity on a poor out of work boy I'd appreciate it.

corvuscrx: (Boo)
Nothing is funnier than the offended dignity of a wet cat.

corvuscrx: (Celtic)
I had an interview today for a position that I'd really like to get. It is for a Digital Ops position which will quickly grow into a Database Management position. The pay is only slightly less than what I was making before and with much more opportunity for growth. I really liked the office and the people I interviewed with and I'd really like to hear something positive.

Please cross fingers and such
corvuscrx: (Wing)
There are seven words in every Gideons Bible that can't be found in any other bible. If you repeat those seven words to yourself while grasping the doorknob to your room, the door will open to any hotel room in the world. Of course, if you want to control where you're going, you'll need to know the Gideons Key - one more inserted word, unique to each copy, that acts as an index for each room.
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