Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sponge Bob No Pants

Last night, we took a break from He-man and the Masters of the Universe to watch House. During a commercial break, they had a Burger King commercial where we see a man stand up from his bath asking his wife or girlfriend to guess who he was with a sponge on his head. She gives up and he reveals he's "Spongebob No Pants!" The narrator then talks about the new Spongebob Squarepants toys now available. Excuse me? I swear society has gone down the toilet...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Letters, Colleges and Something Else I'm Sure...

For those readers that wanted a bit more detail about my job search, let me give you this little tidbit: I've recently spent a bit of time trying to get letters of reference for a library job at a private school here in town. At first, it seemed like a bitch frankly but once I, at my mother's urging, decided to take the fact they didn't specifically ask for professional references literally, it went much smoother; as it was, two were professional anyway...

My college really needs money for expansion as they've been inundating me with mail and phone calls. Once they started calling, I gave in and gave them a small donation as it's really the right thing to do. I joked with my cousin that it was the closest I'll ever get to talking to a young college co-ed... Meanwhile, while this fund push is going on, the school president resigned. Apparently not because of a scandal but it still kind of irks me I had to read about it in the newspaper. Some department, whether in was PR or Alumni Relations, seriously dropped the ball. When there was a presidential change at my grad school, I received numerous updates by both mail and e-mail so WTF?

I've gotten addicted to my Baseball Mogul game that I received for Christmas again. That game rocks so hard! Currently, I'm trying to re-do the 1986 season but I'm not sure I'll even make the playoffs let alone win the World Series...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Shiny Happy People With Job News

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!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The Hits Keep Coming.

I've tried hard to blog about good things that I've gone on in my life lately but, frankly, it doesn't make good reading so let me tell you about The Elevator Incident. Thursday, after our internet and phone was fixed, we went out do do an errand and go to the local coffee place. This was the first time we had done that together by ourselves since my move up here. (I'd done it alone but my roommate/cousin is in a wheelchair so snow drifts had been an issue.) Everything was going well until we returned to the apartment building.

The elevator was broken. It didn't move. All it did was open and close the doors. Remember, one of us is in wheelchair. Our apartment is on the second floor. See the problem? Problem 2: it was after five in the evening. The answering service for the office was apparently in California. Our maintenance guy was on vacation or something so his replacement, though very friendly and helpful, was not as familiar with our building. (Would things have been different if the real guy was here? Probably not but I figured you'd want to know all the facts.) The elevator company had their answering machine off. The maintenance dude knew that his neighbor worked there, however, so a guy was soon on his way. Turns out a circuit breaker was stuck or something. All told we were down there about two hours. In that time I had to do my civic duty as a former Boy Scout and tell people the elevator was busted. I also helped an elderly couple carry their groceries to the third floor.

Oh, actually, I do have more positive news. Yesterday, I spent the snow storm burning CDs. My cousin had two albums I didn't have and I'm actually impressed with many of the samples that came with this computer so I stuck some of that on them as well.

Oh! And I almost forgot I finished a book! The Mephisto Club is the latest from my favorite Maine author Tess Gerritsen. At first this book seemed like a departure from the norm apparently adding a bit more science fiction to the mystery which is perfectly fine as far as I'm concerned but then it ended in typical fashion with a frankly mind blowing revelation. Again. it was one I should have figured out, mind you...

Star Wars Horoscope for Scorpio

You are a powerful character.
You tend to be possessive and lusty - which explains your greedy nature.
You feel threatened when people try to order you around or control you.
You are prone to suspicion and jealousy - but your resilience and passion get you what you want.

Star wars character you are most like: Han Solo
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