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Super Bowl Thoughts

The game itself last night was much more interesting than I would have thought. Of course it doesn't hurt that the team I was rooting for won...My parents didn't fall asleep but wanted to turn it over at 9 to Bleak House so I went upstairs to my room to see the rest of the game. As far as snacks we had most of a sleeve of Thin Mints and decaf coffee. Aren't we cool?

I say this every year but the commercials are getting worse. I say this because who could have guessed a commercial with Kermit the Frog could have sucked? I did like the Career Builder commercials but they were last year's campaign. (Guys, if you need new writers give me a call.) The Budweiser commercial with the baby clydesdale almost brought a tear to me eye but the best commercials was the one with Leonard Nimoy (duh!) and the MacGuyver Mastercard ad.

To update you from yesterday concerning the job situation, I inquired about the temp inventory job and right now it won't work as it is all over the state instead of just the Hartford area so getting transportation would be a problem but the guy on the phone said they were looking into a van service in the future so they took my name and number. Once again, I'm in a holding pattern.

On other fronts, I sent some e-mails to places I had applied to previously, some of which were pretty old, and received one reply back already. I will not be moving to Northern Vermont...


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