Archive for January, 2007


Phew it’s over

Well that was fast. Only lasted 20mins I hope that isn’t a bad sign. I think I did as well as I could, there were maybe a few questions I should have answered differently but I hate thinking under pressure. Looks like it pays fairly decent but there are a lot of applicants.

At the very least it was good practice for something I might be doing a lot of in the next little while. Interviews along with public speaking and going to the dentist are definitley on the bottom of my list of fun things to do.

Finally an Interview

I was just about to give up on finding a degree related job and go back to looking for comfortable old server or receptionist jobs.

Then I got the call. Now I have a phone interview tomorrow, never done one of those before but I think it might be easier than an in person interview especially since my interview trousers are still sitting in my room (with beer that was spilt on them at a Christmas party) waiting to be taken to the dry cleaners. It just feels so good to finally be doing something. Even if I don’t get the job at least I will have tried and gotten some interview experience in the process. It’s funny how I was so unenthusiastic before but now that I have a chance to make an impression I’m really excited. I am so good how can they not hire me! Trying to build up that confidence. Doing my research now and I’m going to have notes ready. Wish me luck, I am actually really interested in this job.

It’s interesting

When people ignore you completely and don’t want you in their life but then they keep reading your blog. Hmm.

Such a catchy little tune

Lily Allen – Alfie

Tried to find a good video from youtube to post but none of them are very good quality so the lyrics will just have to suffice.

Ooooo deary me,
My little brother’s in his bedroom smoking weed,
I tell him he should get up cos it’s nearly half past three
He can’t be bothered cos he’s high on THC.
I ask him very nicely if he’d like a cup of tea,
I can’t even see him cos his room is so smoky,
Don’t understand how one can watch so much TV,
My baby brother Alfie how I wish that you could see.

Oooooo I only say it cos I care,
So please can you stop pulling my hair.
Now, now there’s no need to swear,
Please don’t despair my dear Mon frere.

Ooooo Alfie get up it’s a brand new day,
I just can’t sit back and watch you waste your life away
You need to get a job because the bills need to get paid.
Get off your lazy arse,
Alfie please use your brain
Surely there’s some walls out there that you can go and spray,
I’m feeling guilty for leading you astray,
Now how the hell do you ever expect that you’ll get laid,
When all you do is stay and play on your computer games?

Oh little brother please refrain from doing that,
I’m trying to help you out so can you stop being a twat.
It’s time that you and I sat down and had a little chat,
And look me in the eyes take off that stupid fitted cap.

Please don’t despair
Please don’t despair
Mon frere

So Neat

Please don’t let this turn into something it’s not
I can only give you everything I’ve got
I can’t be as sorry as you think I should
But I still love you more than anyone else could

All that I keep thinking throughout this whole flight
Is it could take my whole damn life to make this right
This splintered mast I’m holding on won’t save me long
Because I know fine well that what I did was wrong

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

We have got through so much worse than this before
What’s so different this time that you can’t ignore
You say it is much more than just my last mistake
And we should spend some time apart for both our sakes

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

The last girl and the last reason to make this last for as long as I could
First kiss and the first time that I felt connected to anything
The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned
The final word in the final sentence you ever uttered to me was love

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness [x2]

And I don’t know where to look
My words just break and melt
Please just save me from this darkness

Yet another crazy windy day. I can’t believe how many trees are down after just a bit of wind. A tree fell on a car near my house. Saw trees along Kingsway down, the concrete slabs over their roots all tilted up and apparently Stanley park lost even more trees. Saw the roof of BC Place flapping in the wind and the Skytrain felt like it was going to be blown off the tracks at one point. Then there’s the snow, I got out of work and there was no snow downtown but there were snow ploughs driving around waiting for something to do. When I got closer to my house there was hardly any on the ground yet the street signs were covered. What happened to plain old rain? I almost want it back…the rain that falls straight and not at a 45 degree angle.

Crazy Airplane Landings

kind of makes you not want to fly ever again lots of risky landings..think this was the problem with our flight back from Prague, high crosswinds.

What a great game to be in the good seats, ended up in a shootout and we won!

Now I have a new canuck crush…Taylor Pyatt..mmm.

Pics are up on flickr and a video (not such a good one) is up on youtube

The Next Step

I don’t know what to do as far as finding a job.

Do I keep applying to jobs I don’t hear back from and don’t think I will get or do I go back to school yet again? For now I’m thinking I will look for an admin type job to do while I look for something else. Then I can go to VCC and do a lab assistant course then work at that for a while then apply to BCIT Clinical Genetics once I’m a bit older and more experienced. Then I would get to go to school for 10 more months and pay a lot more money, but in the end I’d be a Medical Laboratory Technologist which pays a fairly decent wage. Decisions decisions.

To think I thought the hard part (school) was over. An alternate plan would be to delay the growing up and getting a good job thing to do something fun where I can meet more people. Advice is welcome.