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Snapshot Update [Jun. 10th, 2003|01:18 pm]
[Current Mood |complacentcomplacent]
[Current Music |TLC - Trading Spaces]

In case anyone's wondering what might be going on with me, here's a quick rundown:

Dieting: For the past three weeks, I've been on the South Beach Diet, a modified low-carb low-sugar diet. It's worked quite well. In the first two weeks, the strict (i.e. boring) phase, I lost 10 lbs. This past week, after relaxing the dietary restrictions a bit, I've lost another 3 lbs. Success! And without any starvation!

New Ingredients: So, the natural consequence of the above is that I've been doing less experimental cooking. Now that we're in a phase where the restrictions are eased, I'll hopefully have enough interesting foodstuffs to work with that I can start doing experimental recipes again.

Employment: Still out of work. Fortunately, though, kit_ping's union settled on a contract so her job is secure. Anyone out there looking for a hardware simulation specialist for chip design verification work? Online resume avialable.

Projects: I'm unemployed yet I have no free time... Typical. How can people ever complain of having "nothing to do"? So I'm focusing on some personal projects, one in the area of programming (graphics coding, a personal interest), one in the area of fursuiting (a much-procrastinated costume), and one in the area of writing (more on that later, perhaps). Where does the time go?

Headaches: Had a lot of problems with migraines recently. I'm not entirely sure why, but it may be associated with the dietary changes. Ugh.

MST3K: For all MSTies, Rhino is releasing really nice DVD Box sets. Excellent quality, good episodes, and funky cool boxes. Well done, Rhino! Everyone, go order some of these!

Archery: We officially joined the archery club we visited for a demo. This looks to be a fun household (three of us) activity.

[User Picture]From: skorzy
2003-06-10 02:41 pm (UTC)
MST3K: For all MSTies, Rhino is releasing really nice DVD Box sets. Excellent quality, good episodes, and funky cool boxes. Well done, Rhino! Everyone, go order some of these!

Oddly, was1 and I were just talking about "when" MST3K would be on DVD! Curiously coincidental!
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2003-06-10 03:22 pm (UTC)
I _so_ wish I could help with the employment bit. :(
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-06-10 05:05 pm (UTC)
So do I. ;) S'okay. I appreciate the good thoughts from you (and everyone else)!
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[User Picture]From: toraneko
2003-06-10 03:43 pm (UTC)

sometmes I wonder

If there is not a business opportunity for fursuiter/computer savvy folk here and the idea has yet to to be grasped and wrangled into workability. It offends me that so many talented people are jobless!
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[User Picture]From: branded93
2003-06-10 03:50 pm (UTC)
i forwarded your info to PDI.. i'll keep my fingers crossed that you hear from them soon!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-06-10 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for that! We'll hope something comes from it...
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[User Picture]From: wabbitcalif
2003-06-10 04:42 pm (UTC)
OOOOH, more MST3K..... *droool*

I do wish I could help out more with the job situation; at my job we only use MAC's and we already have "Paul the Mac guru" working on them.

*hugs* I'll keep eyes and ears open - if I hear of anything I'll pass it along!
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[User Picture]From: happyjenn97
2003-06-10 07:54 pm (UTC)
Check out the first listing here: http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/jobsearch/0609.html
It looks like you get to travel a bit on that one...

If you're willing to do some non-CS-related stuff in the meantime, you might also want to look at some more on the above one and a few of the ones on here: http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/jobsearch/0602.html

Good luck with your search... if I hear of any insider info (like about one of our tech guys who may need to leave the country because he's having difficulty getting his non-student visa straightened out...), I'll let you know.

Are the three of you finding more things you can eat now? I heard from your neighbor that finding things that were allowed and yet tasty was difficult for a while there...
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-06-11 09:21 am (UTC)
Speaking of changes (other than just dietary), how's things since the move? You need to drop me a line with your new contact info!
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