Music: Spin Spin Sugar, Sneaker Pimps
Game: World of Warcraft, COD2, Dungeons and Dragons Online (Khyber Server), Oblivion, Tomb Raider:Legend
Book: Odalisque, Neal Stephenson
Weather: 42, Mostly Cloudy.
Jobs applied to today: 0…so far.
So, it’s been a week since I’ve updated. Every time I sat down to update my blog, I got distracted by something or other. But the last week’s been pretty good, save for not getting a job, and basically confirming that there’s no interest in me at that company that said there might be.
Whatever…can’t have everything. Otherwise, you’d be too happy, and that’s just not a good thing.
Been eating healthier, and been taking walks during the day to generally get my blood moving. Hopefully I’ll lose a little weight.
Last Friday, I was feeling pretty down. Mainly just stressed about finances…everything else is going really well. But Chelsea, or the Easter Bunny (I’m not sure which…) brought me an Easter Basket with cookies, and jalapeno peanuts, and the new Tomb Raider game for the 360 all in a really neat colander (I love kitchen stuff…). I have to say it pretty much made my whole week…which was going pretty well anyway. In short, it was a fabulous thing that made me grin the whole weekend.
On Saturday, Chelsea made an effort to find us a Chinese restaurant for dinner. We live in Seattle…the city has a pretty large Asian population…and we haven’t been able to find a decent Chinese place. Now, on Saturday, we travelled about 25 mins to a place that wasn’t bad. I mean, it was American Chinese food…and VERY tasty when reheated. But it ain’t exactly gonna replace Hop Kee…or even be considered in the same class. But there’s nothing wrong with hometown Chinese food…the places with the menus where you circle what you want, and the sauces come in plastic packets. Definitely a place for that. But more importantly, Chelsea decided that I needed it to make me happy, and just dragged me along for the experience…and it made me really happy.
CoD2 got a much needed patch, adding Punkbuster and two new(ish) maps. One of the new maps is Harbor, an old favorite (or loathed map, depending on your point of view) and the other is a new map that’s pretty rough. The addition of Punkbuster was sorely needed. Funny how when Punkbuster shows up, all of a sudden a bunch of people disappear from the servers. But whatever. Think I’ll play some CoD2 this week.
The Raid Tool that’s I’m coding with Ryan and Matt is going well…we’re in final debugging mode. Have a dozen things that need to be fixed or so, and we’ll be set for initial launch. Looking forward to having something done. Could use a feeling of accomplishment…
Aside from finishing Tomb Raider:Legend this weekend. I’d say it was about 12 hours of gameplay…probably could do it in 8 hours. I mean, I’m gonna go back to it and find all the little secret doohickeys and unlock all the outfits and so on…but curiously, the story/acting/music was so good, I just wanted to keep the thing moving. The puzzles didn’t disappoint, and there’s nothing in there that’s SO hard that you can’t deal with it. Additionally, the variety made me laugh with joy. Nothing like a running gun battle on a motorcycle while chasing a train to make you giggle every so often. The variety in levels was also well appreciated…from jungle ruins to Tokyo office buildings, the game just doesn’t disappoint. Yes, I’d have liked it to be longer…but there’s something satisfying about completing a game, too.
A great deal of the games I play have no finite ending…WoW, Oblivion, CoD2 (the multiplayer anyway…the single player was VERY enjoyable.)…you just keep going until you don’t feel like playing any more. Tomb Raider has a storyline that comes to a very definite conclusion. Oh, did I mention that TR:L is just amazing looking? You probably could have guessed that…but it is.
Today, I’ll be redoing my resume again. This time, I’ve decided to strip out all the management stuff. I am going to be a plain old project manager/producer. I never ran offices, I never had P&L responsibility, and I certainly never managed over 150 people. I managed several projects at once, ranging in size from 2 thousand-2 million dollars, I know how to use MS Project, and I’m in the middle of working on my PMP certification. I just cannot find a simple $65-75k a year job. I want to make HALF what I usually make, and I can’t find a job. Yeah, I’m frustrated.
Yes, I completed my taxes. I’m getting a refund, which gets neatly applied to the money I already owe the government. I suppose reducing debt is the same thing as getting cash in my pocket. Yeah, right. I suppose it’s not a bad thing. Paying off chunks of debt decreases interest payments…so it’s probably the right thing to do in any case.
I’m still loving my Logitech G15 keyboard. I love the LCD display. I’m such a geek.
Now? Back to editing my resume.
If anyone has a lead on a job or a really good Chinese restaurant, let me know, please. Thanks.