What precisely am I doing wrong?
Looking for an apartment, I’ve been mostly relying on Craigslist, Kijiji, and ViewIt.ca. Out of the dozen or so emails and calls I send or get Katrina to make each day, I maybe get one or two appointments to see a place. Out of all those places, not one has even gone so far as to call my references or, as far as I know, contacted my office to see if I really work here. Further, not one person has actually had the decency to get in touch with me and say they’ve gone with someone else; I’ve had to find out myself while following up on my application status, and one guy was downright nasty to Katrina over it.
So what am I doing wrong?
First off: If this show up in the CDOT planet, sorry. I’ve still got to log in and take my feed out of the list.
Anyway, my glasses disintegrated on my way to work today (oh yeah, by the way, new job!) and I’ve only got a month and a half to go until I’m eligible for benefits. And while I do have an old pair I could wear until then, it got me thinking.
I’ve worn glasses since I was about ten, and never really questioned that I needed them. But it seems like since I took more charge of my own health, a lot of the problems that were always hanging around when I was a kid have just dried up and blown away. For example, I had huge breathing problems when I was little, but other than coughing pretty much out of habit a few times a day, those seemed to disappear when I stopped taking the pills I was being given for them. Did I just grow out of it, or were the pills holding me back? Who knows.
My thinking is, maybe my eyes are the same way. Any of my friends who’ve “borrowed” my glasses could tell you, my prescription isn’t that strong. I definitely don’t need them to see close up, and tend to take them off if I’m using the computer or reading anyway. So I’m going to try just going without them for a week and see how that works out for me. Who knows, maybe it will turn into two weeks, maybe I’ll bump into stuff a lot more and thankfully put on my old pair next Tuesday. We’ll see, won’t we? Well, you will. I might.
Good afternoon, everybody! The last few weeks have been HECTIC. First, there was the pressure that always come with exam season: wrapping up projects, finishing documentation, and of course studying studying studying. Then the exams themselves, and a slight mixup about whether the labs for a particular course were mandatory for marks or strictly for our own understanding. THEN I was sent on a whirlwind trip to Ottawa for the BigBlueButton developer’s summit and hackfest. THEN I had to rush home early to attend to duties as best man for a friend’s wedding, and help him move.
But finally, at last, I get a chance to sit and rest and post a blog. So of course I’m using it to search for post-graduate jobs, see if my LinkedIn profile is up to snuff, get preliminary work done for PRJ666, and tinker with ideas for a personal game project!
So, if anyone was wondering as to the lack of recent posts, there you are. But with the new semester starting next week, expect to see posts again in more of a regular rhythm about school projects, BigBlueButton accessibility, and probably my job searching efforts. Speaking of which, have a look at my LinkedIn profile up there. I’d love some feedback about anything I might be missing or doing wrong.