March 2005 Archives

WooHoo Weekend!

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March 31. Possibly one of the most promising days or the year. I'd say life starts gets better each year in mid-February (when Pitchers & Catchers Report)... and it officially transitions from the bad part of the year to the good part of the year on Opening Day. Usually April means baseball... and this upcoming Monday the Cubs play the Diamondbacks in the first game of the year.

So, with one last weekend to go before baseball season... I better be productive and get stuff done so I can enjoy the opening week.

Gotta run.

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Good Friday

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It is Good Friday today. Its been a long time since I have written anything for this space, but I have lots of good reasons.

Anyhow, Spring Break passed the week before last, and classes resumed on Monday. I had a financial accounting exam on Wednesday that made me feel bad. The Professor said it was tough, and every one I have spoken to said they had a rough go... but it doesn't keep me from feeling like a dope. I hope I didn't do too badly, because I need to pass the class, hopefully with at least a B.

The other classes had a bit more mercy in the pace with which they resumed. The week was pretty light, although I am and have been extremely tired all week.

My parents came down to visit me last weekend. It was enjoyable. We walked around Bloomington and had dinner at the Olive Garden on Saturday night. On Sunday we went to the morning service at Church, took a nap, went on a hike in the Hoosier National Forest, and then went to 'Connexion' before they went home. Its always enjoyable to see the parents.

I'm going home this weekend for Easter. I'll probably leave Saturday afternoon and come back Sunday. This is of course going to be frustrating because I set both of my fantasy baseball drafts for Sunday afternoon before I realized this Sunday was Easter. The good news is that this is the last weekend before baseball starts.

Oooooooh, I can't wait. Well, the job situation is still up in the air a bit. I had a second interview two weeks ago in Cincinnati that went pretty well. I'd really like to work for that company, but I haven't heard back from them yet.

The other options at this point haven't panned out, so hopefully I'll get the job in Cincy, or I'll just end up moving out West on faith. That would probably cost me more in Pepto Bismo than anything else. Still, it might make a good story for the Grand-Kids one day. We'll see. Things will work out... I hope. :)

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Halfway Home

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It is 3:30 on Friday. Week 8 of the semester from heck is done. I had four interviews, three exams, a paper, and a presentation this week. Lets see, 4 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 9. Yup, thats about the number of hours of sleep I got between Sunday and Thursday.

So, all I ever do on this thing is complain, which is fun, but I actually have some good news this week. Wednesday night, I checked my voice mail and heard something really awesome: I have been asked to come to a company for second interviews next week. This is an incredibly welcome step in the right direction, and it is a company that I could see myself working at for quite a while.

The big 'second interview' details are still a little sketchy, but it looks like I'll be driving towards Cincinnati or another city a bit east of Bloomington next Friday.

I still have three projects to complete for my X420 Career Planning class, but I have gone to enough of the lecture/discussion sections that I no longer need to attend them this semester! So, I celebrated yesterday by going to the early A312 (Financial Accounting) class and then coming home at the much more reasonable 4:00 rather than the typical 5:30 or 6:00 I typically get home.

This gave me the chance to take some shirts to the dry cleaners and pick up a pair of suit-pants at the store. Since the Cubs were just starting the top of the ninth inning when I was done, I decided to go on a drive and finish listening to the game. Well, I ended up getting 'lost' somewhere in the Bloomington area. But, I got home about 10 minutes after the game was over.

The weather has been beautiful the last two days, which was one of the reasons I went for a drive. Today I spent about 30 minutes sitting on the rocks by the Jordan River bridge by the IMU. Its about 55 degrees out, sunny, and beautiful. Spring looks like it is coming!

Well, as the post title alludes to, I am halfway done with my semester from the netherworlds. I know this sounds stupid, but I think the worst part is behind me... if I get everything done this weekend that I have on my to-do list. So, I am gonna start being productive and get all this stuff done before spring break!