So I got up this morning to find out that I'd been awarded a gold star for community participation on therealljidol. I'm not sure what I did, I just wrote a few comments and did a heck of a lot of reading (there's now six pages of entries, not 5, yikes, I've got pages 4, 5, and a bit of 6 to read). I'm glad I've had some time at work because I would absolutely fail. Not sure how I jumped from no star to number four this week, but hey, I'm not complaining. This is kind of a neat community and contest, and I highly recommend reading some of the entries if you've got a chance. It's definitely turned out to be neater than I thought at the outset. Check them out Here, and if you're even more bored, I'll post a link so that a vote for yours truly or any of the other fabulous writers can be made. No pressure or anything, seriously.
It's really sad when your girlfriend, once presented with the fact that you're going to the orthopedist today, asks you, "So is this for your rib, your elbow, or your knee?" I'm getting old, decrepit, and well ... picture me as you might an aging space station. Those things always have something going wrong with them for no possible reason, and they're freakin hard to fix because of those complications, mainly, uh, because they're in space a long long way from home. I'm actually going back to follow up on my elbow (which I hope he can reinject and/or give me a brace). I'll also ask him about my rib, but he may not be able to suggest anything besides going around not breathing, smiling, laughing, or sneezing. Matt and I are also going to an Italian/burger place (yes, I said Italian/burger, go figure, it's Oak Ridge). I've heard it's good, and if that's the case, I'll for Italian/burger places. So he's coming at 12, and then we'reeating andheading into Knoxville. Nothing warms my troubled heart as much as going to the oortho doctor on a Friday afternoon.
I've been busy sending resumes off to people. I just got a message from one of the chemical engineers at the labs, and he told me that he had no positions available but that I could put an ad in the AICHE local chapter newsletter. I don't see how it could hurt, and it's FREE! I'm all up on free stuff. I've had some discouraging things happen with it as well that I won't elaborate on publically. I just have to be confident that I'll find a job somewhere.
Holly's coming tomorrow, and I'm excited. Though she comes most weekens, I'm always slightly on edge before she gets here with anticipation. Sadly, Holly, or not, Holly is an over-achiever with her artistic skills as they relate to scool, so she's going to hang out there and finish project today, and then come here tomorrow. I don't blame her, I'd do the same thin probably, but I miss her, and would love seeing her two days ago, not tomorrow.
That's all for now. Time to write up this ad and send Eastman guy another message. Grandness, funness, and general chaos. Love it!