Got a recruiter call this morning about a consulting position in Newark. This is the first recruiter who actually had some helpful suggestions about my resume. Until now, I hadn't thought about fleshing out the part dealing with the 14-year period of my one job. The recruiter also pointed out that I'd been omitting key areas of experience just because those weren't for work. So I rewrote the relevant sections and posted it to the usual places and to my website.
Then someone from the power company came by to install the new remote-reading power meter. That was surprisingly quick. He merely had to remove the old meter and snap in the new one in all of 3 seconds. (Then I had to go inside and set all the clocks again.) If this works, they won't require access to my backyard to read the meter any more.
After that, I went out to deposit a few checks and get this week's grocery specials. Got the #4sqDay Badge while doing so. Didn't go out to any #4sqDay parties. Maybe next year, if there's one nearby.
How's your poker face?
Terrible. That's why I don't play poker.
When were you last red-faced?
That was one heck of a sunburn... oh, not what you meant. :)
When will it be time for you to face the music?
Never. We'll burn that bridge when we get there.
What's an issue about which you've done an about-face?
The Federal fiscal gap issue. I used to think we should try our best to reduce it but now that I realize it is politically infeasible and financially beyond the point of no return, I think we should just keep going and try to enjoy ourselves a bit more before the final collapse.
Who's overdue for some face-time with you?
You and you over there, but not you. I just saw you last month.
1. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?
There were so many in the 80s. I liked the old Transformers cartoons where the transformations looked mechanically possible. The newer series are bleh.
2. Do you read comic books? Why or why not?
I used to but not any more, except for the occasional graphic novel from the library. It just doesn't seem worth paying for comic books any more.
3. Have you read a book and thought it should be turned into a movie? If so, which book?
Sure. The Ruby Programming Language, the movie. It would be a feature-length _why cartoon. Okay, maybe that's not such a good idea. :)
4. Do you watch cartoons now if you are a teenager/adult?
Sometimes, when I browse Hulu and something catches my eye.
5. What is your favorite quote from a television show?
Mulder: He believes the government is out to get him.
Mr. X: It's tax season - so do most Americans.
-- The X-Files, "Soft Light"