Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The search is over

It is now official--I am no longer in the ranks of the unemployed. I was hired today by the Shirley School District as their technology coordinator. What that encompasses is simple--anything and everything that has to do with computers, it's my duty. Along with my duties as technology coordinator, I will also be assisting the basketball coach for the boys and girls teams. That's certainly not a prestigious job when you're talking about a small school like Shirley, but it is a job that I love to do.

Thank you for all of your supportive emails, phone calls and messages. The last 7 months and 8 days have been nothing short of hell. But alas, every beginning is a new beginning's end. Oh, and fuck Clear Channel.

Until next time...

One other thing...

For those of you that have asked, the job with the Log Cabin Democrat fell
through. It's unfortunate, as I know I could have fulfilled every aspect of
the position. I know that I gave my best for this position, and as much as I
wanted the job, it just wasn't in the cards for me. So, my quest continues,
and life goes on.

Until next time...

Monday, July 26, 2004

Jobs, jobs, jobs

So, I'm still interviewing these days...2-3 a week...hoping that my plight will soon be over. Then, last week, I see the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Magic 105 (actually it's Clear Channel) fires their long-time morning show host, Tommy Smith, aka "The Outlaw".

Now, before you go bashing and hating because I say this, keep in mind that these same heathens that gave Tommy Smith the axe sent me packing mere months ago, beginning a lengthy depression and social spiral to my current status. Clear Channel has reached new heights of ignorance in their zeal to be #1, and this is just another sign of that ignorance. Why would you fire a station's bread and butter, even if he's controversial and no on top as he used to be, without him, the station may well be on its way to hell.

So, fear not, faithful followers. I will be employed soon, and you will once again see the work cam back up and running. You'll also get more regular updates on here, as my life will become a bit more dynamic than what it is today--sleep, eat, crunch job boards, read classifieds, eat, watch TV...lather, rinse, repeat.

It's been a long year...

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Unemployment and kids

Well, this past week, I had 4 interviews--each went well in its own respect. However, the one that stood out as the most promising was with the Log Cabin Democrat. Robyn Green is the current Director of Internet Services, and he has chosen to return to school after his upcoming marriage, as his bride-to-be apparently makes some serious change under the employ of Acxiom. I am very hopeful about this position, as it seems to be the most fitting to my qualifications and my abilities. I am supposed to get the "final word" Monday or Tuesday, so maybe this 7 month fuster cluck will be over soon...although it's never soon enough!

Along other lines, I recently came into contact with a former co-worker turned musical artist. It turns out that during the one month she and I worked together, the name that I chose for her (Leanne Bridges) stuck, and she will be using it professionally! How cool is that? She plans to follow the route of Evanescence star Amy Lee by playing the club/small venue scene locally in hopes that she'll be discovered. Best wishes to Leanne, as I know that you likely have a long uphill battle ahead of you. *hugs*

And finally, there's my children. The very means of my existence. They spent a week with me last week, and I learned a lot of things about them that reminded me of the inevitable--they're growing up. My son is now 14 with a voice every bit as deep as mine, and he is about as coordinated as an octopus in a hurricane. My daughter is now 11 going on 23, and the child needs to get her "little visitor" soon! She's about to drive both her mother and I crazy! She gets that whole head-and-shoulders attitude thing going, and you just want to send her thru the wall! But then you see her sweet little face, and you wonder how anyone couldn't love such a sweet thing. So, as dear old dad draws another day closer to retirement, I just look at my kids and I know what life is all about.

Until next time...

Monday, July 05, 2004

The world as I see it today

First off, I got bored today, so I sat down and configured a new desktop theme. This one is particularly interesting and has lots of cool stuff on it. If you want to take a look...

With that said, I find myself feeling much improved today--not because I've found work or because of anything else. It's simply because I've had my kids for the past 4 1/2 days, and it was just really nice. They've recently moved into a new "house" (read: trailer) just this month, so until the new wears off, they're enjoying their newfound territory. I know that soon enough, it will be my turn. Leslie's house will sell, and we'll be moving to Greenbrier to rent a house while we draw up the plans for the 2500 square foot Victorian that we've got in the plans.

All of this hinges, of course, on the amount of money that my not-yet-found job will provide. I keep my fingers crossed about several possibilities, but nobody was in the office today to make any decisions, so I await tomorrow. And, as soon as word comes across, the who and where will be posted here for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure, depending on who you are).

Until next time...