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Not a payday, but the lead-in to the weekend.

found a few job options I didn’t have a week ago, including reference librarian. 🙂 A great gig, form what I remember… only downside was the “playing the game” aspect of internal politics. I can get around that, if need be, but that’ll be the biggest downside. Upside of that job is that it’ll have built-in buddies form another state! How neat.

Options stand as – Denver, Flagstaff, Yorktown, and Seattle, for out of state moves. In state has a tighter ring as Tampa, Orlando, or Ft. Lauderdale appear as more local possibilities. I certainly would prefer to work in an industry that I think is a positive impact, or at least doesn’t bother folks, like a library. Some of my other potential jobs aren’t as kind, but will be taken as a matter of money, possibly. Shooting for more internal joy, though. I don’t want to work in advertising or any of the ‘vice’ fields anymore… just sort of slimy at the core. I’ve done websites for adult industry stuff and worked at an advertising company… both just left me feeling clammy.

A pity that there’s no financial reward in working for charities… plenty of personal rewards, but hard to pay rent, and live on 17k a year doing programming for PETA, Women in Distress, or St. Vincent’s. something middle of the road, like a R&D firm for technology, or a like field.

on a lighter note – JennyLee pointed this out, and i just have to pass it on.


Call this number, wait for the menu to go through to seven, and then press 7.

*I am dying* Bwah-ha ha!!!

new test! (for me, anyhow.)

Nashata pointed me in this Direction, and I’m a white knight!


Here’s what I got. Your distinct personality, The White Knight, might be found in most of the thriving kingdoms of the time. Don Quixote was a White Knight as was Joan of Arc, the Lone Ranger and Crusader Rabbit. As a White Knight you expect nothing in return for your good deeds. You are one of the true “Givers” of the world. You are the anonymous philanthropist who shares your wealth, your time and your life with others. To give, is its own reward and as a White Knight you seek no other. On the positive side you are merciful, sympathetic, helpful, giving and heroic. On the negative side you may be impulsively decisive, sentimental and misdirected. Interestingly, your preference is just as applicable in today’s corporate kingdoms.

a flash of memory

Does anyone else remember the Computer game Syndicate Wars, in particular the open cut-scene?

The background was roughly that every human worker had a chip implanted in their brain that caused them to see everything as right, bright and happy. The syndicate agents don’t have the chips, and operate in reality, where a powerful religious movement is running around deactivating people’s chips and causing all sorts of disruption. The character in the into is walking down a pleasant city small-town street, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and Mr Policeman is is smiling at him, wishing him a good day.

Then his chip is deactivated.

The sky darkens, the small puffy white clouds stretching out to a perpetual fog. The building shoot up into massive skyscrapers, dirt and grime running down their sides. The bird song turns out to be the noise of the city. The policeman isn’t wishing him a good day, he’s telling him to move on. And he definitely wasn’t carrying an assault rifle before the change.

The actual game dealt more with blowing things up than it did with philosophy, but it was a keen background.

“There are ranks and orders. There are faces at every window. Just be thankful they didn’t send the Men in Mauve.”

— Grant Morrison, “Doom Patrol”

oh, how neat!

cool things happening to me today, making up for the downsides…

downside- Latrav is not here today
upside – Cider is back!
downside – working late
upside – got tasty sammiches with pix!
downside – dale left early, and I had to play fixit
upside – a kind soul paid for a year of LJ! *THANK YOU*
downside – deal left early must do much work
upside – i control the radio! and I can chat with aim pals for a while!

somehow, I knew.

I took the test that JennyLee linked to, at

and ended up with –

Your character is Chewbacca (Classic Trilogy)
(73.5% Match)

(Classic Trilogy)
At age fifty, Chewbacca left his homeworld of Kashyyyk in search of adventure. He led this life of excitement for over a hundred years before the Empire declared all Wookies as slave property. Chewie was captured and spent a long time as an Imperial laborer until he was rescued by an Imperial trainee named Han Solo. Chewbacca explained that he owed a life-debt to Solo, and the two became smugglers. Chewbacca has extended the life-debt to include Han’s wife, Leia Organa, and their children, Jaina Solo, Jacen Solo, and Anakin Solo.
Chewbacca Link of the Moment:

back again!

yikes, I just reviewed entries for my previous day, and it looked like I managed an entry once an hour for about 4 hours… a good patter, but a sign that I’m not getitng my data in quickly enough, if I have to stay late. Maybe it’s time to establish policies on data retrieval that won’t be countermanded by the higher-ups. My coworker will be hitting the dentist today at 2pm, so I’ll have the pleasure of doing his regular stuff as well today. drat…. but it’s not bad… the extra work isn’t hard, just time consuming.

hmm! it seems that he already did one of the things for tonight, so I won’t have to! what a swell guy. 🙂 Just a question on waiting for the two follw-up files, and I’m set.

Hope you kids all have a good day too, If I don’t see you until much later.


finally, I manage to wrestle free of work. Missed the debates, though. drat.

thanks to the swell folks who kept me virtual company today, and all the lovely people who linked to me today! Welcome aboard!

Now, it’s time for me to fly, only 2 and a half hours late. i’m a goin’ home.