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After a successful, problem free trip with my cousin to the mall yesterday, I discovered through an e-mail from I was offered a substitute reference job in West Hartford! They had to wait until I moved, didn't they? Anyway, I wanted everyone to know I have several logs on the fire so overall the move was good as I'm now getting usable bites which I wasn't in CT. Still no concrete jobs yet but people actually call me!

In more fun news, we watched VH-1 Classic's (Yes, we get that channel.) unedited live broadcast of the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. I've blogged before how I've hated the hatchet job VH-1 has done to it in past years so this was totally awesome. If I had to guess, Aretha Franklin two songs and The Ronnettes' three will probably be cut to one each. I had REM's "Man on the Moon" stuck in my head all day yesterday. One of the best parts was Patty Smith performing her mother's "favorite song." There was some dead air in the transition times but they filled some of that time with clips from past ceremonies including the surviving members of Led Zeppelin with Neil Young doing "The Levee Will Break" from 1995 and 2004's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhanni Harrison and, oddly, Prince so that was awesome!

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