January 14th, 2004

shoulder tattoo

things of note in my life...

1) found a temp job... supposedly... verbally agreed to it, but I haven't seen the contract yet. And its not supposed to start until mid Feb. Decently hourly rate, but they can't guarantee 40 hours a week. They tell me I can probably get 20, but that would basically be not much better than unemployment. If I get less than that (which they aren't be expecting) it will actually be worse. Plus, as I said, its only a temp thing (3 months). So I need to keep looking, I guess. On a good note, if I work the entire 3 months, that will definitely set me up to take me through the rest of my unemployment year and make me renewable again in July/August. Bleah... why oh why or why can't I find a nice CMU staff job? One with reasonable pay, reasonable benefits, free classes(God, I miss classes) and maybe some health insurance.

2) Learned to run the ropes in wrestling last week. Fucking Ow! What a lot of people don't realize I think, is what the ropes are made of. On TV, they look rubber. Actually, they're steel cable wrapped in rubber. Not much rubber either. And when you hit them, they hurt. A lot. Especially when you repeatedly bounce off of them over and over (one of our drills). The next morning, it feels like someone hit me in the back with a crowbar. Also need to work on my suplex, which was just looking very very sloppy yesterday. I think my biggest problem is that I'm not yanking the guy I'm suplexing through the air hard enough. Probably subconsciously afraid of hurting someone. Problem being, it's actually more dangerous since I'm not protecting the opponent the right way when he hits... and it looks like shit. Need to work on that.

3) I have copies of iLife '04 reserved for me and anukul at MacOutfitters. Theoretically, that means that I should have it Friday morning. Whoohoo! GarageBand! I'm going to need to get a cheap USB Midi interface for my keyboard. Suggestions? max1975, danitapgh, I'm looking in your general directions... Key word being "cheap".

4) ow...
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on presidential candidates...

took the Select Smart presidential candidate quiz just for the hell of it. Apparently I should vote for the Socialists this year.

1. Your ideal theoretical candidate.   (100%)  
2. Socialist Candidate   (67%)  
3. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat   (65%)  
4. Clark, Retired General Wesley K., AR - Democrat   (65%)  
5. Gephardt, Rep. Dick, MO - Democrat   (64%)  
6. Sharpton, Reverend Al - Democrat   (62%)  
7. Moseley-Braun, Former Senator Carol, IL - Democrat   (61%)  
8. Edwards, Senator John, NC - Democrat   (55%)  
9. Kucinich, Rep. Dennis, OH - Democrat   (53%)  
10. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat   (50%)  
11. Libertarian Candidate   (44%)  
12. Lieberman, Senator Joe, CT - Democrat   (41%)  
13. LaRouche, Lyndon H. Jr. - Democrat   (29%)  
14. Phillips, Howard - Constitution   (28%)  
15. Bush, President George W. - Republican   (18%)  
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