I do have several substantive posts either brewing in my head or shaping up in outline form – but have not had/used the time to get that stuff down. Brief highlights follow…
I had an awesome meeting in the DC region with a family friend high up in “Big Consulting Firm”. I got some excellent practical advice on the job hunt in general and pursuing a job with this company. Also got some great intel on other good possibilities with firms that we know are hiring right now. This firm wants a fairly exhaustive long form resume, so i have spent the past few days turning my one-pager into a 4 pager. Final edits to happen momentarily and then get sent out.
I may have to position myself somewhere in NOVA/DC for a week or so to be more prepared/available for meetings, and i have some things in the works for that – though input an/or floor space is appreciated.
Speaking of floor space, Big Agnes has an undetectable leak somewhere 🙁 It has been getting worse the past week and Thursday, when i woke up at 4 to get ready for the trip to DC, my back was killing me. She is less than a year old. She has been backpacking twice and spent a grand total of 2 nights in use in the woods. She has acted as my portable mattress for about two weeks. I cannot find the receipt, but hopefully i can still get some help at REI. That trip will happen today after the resume edits.
Another time sucker – i found where you can play the Original Legend of Zelda online! I loved this game and spent many many hours playing it with my dad back when it came out around 1986. But i think the Nintendo folks have a Microsoft bias even in online gaming! I have not gotten the game to load in Chrome. I can play in Firefox, but the graphics are just jerky enough to get you occasionally killed. It works very well in Seamonkey. But – in all of these, the java applet mechanism that allows you to save your game and quit your browser and come back in later – that does not quite work out. I can see a java screen flash momentarily with the save code, but it goes away very quickly and i have not been able to actually recover a prior game. I tried just leaving the game on pause. This worked out well on the overnight in Seamonkey. (The Mac still goes to sleep and manages the power well.) I have not tried Safari yet – but i might, just as an experiment.
The brief return of snow put a kink in my renewed running. I was eager to go, but the roads were a little too slushy/icy. It looks good for today though! I have kept up with the daily stretching and at least once daily (though frequently twice daily) floor exercises. I have been increasing my reps as well. I am up to 18 push-ups, 55 crunches, 55 leg lifts, and 50 twisty crunches. I am still weighing in at 187.
Hope you all out there participating through the series of tubes are rocking out.
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abe Lincoln – via Mike Birbiglia