Tag Archives: work

Cloak and Dagger

There are a lot of secrets on the job hunt. Secrets from employers. Secrets from coworkers. Secrets from Facebook friends and Twitter followers. It can be hard to talk to people normally when the first thought on your mind is this secret. On top of that, I’m really bad at job hunting. That lack of […]


Here I am, living in the Chicago suburbs with Jean. It’s been a month now. More than a month. I don’t think it’s been two yet, but I could be wrong. Honestly, I’ve not been keeping track. When I finally made it here after leaving my job in Gainesville, I stopped counting. For the last […]

Turtles make a great foundation

There are awkward conversations in every one of us. Sometimes we try to avoid them, other times we never see them coming. But when they are finished, we almost always feel better. I’ve been having a lot of these conversations lately, and I’ve come to realize that they are one of the key foundations we […]

Make it so

Today is First Contact day. In the Star Trek universe, it’s the date on which Humans first make contact with an alien race, the Vulcans. It’s a strange holiday to celebrate maybe, but I wore my red shirt in honor of the occasion. First Contact is also my favorite Star Trek movie, and I plan […]

Somebody waiting at home

There’s something about being young and in love.
That’s how the saying goes, right?

A world outside Google Reader

As I’ve settled into my new job and city, I’m discovering I have a lot of free time. I spend most of it online. I bought a one-month gym membership two weeks ago. I’ve gone to the gym 4 times. It’s felt wonderful to be disconnected and accomplishing something with my spare time instead of just reading the New York Times and Google Reader for hours on end.

Thank you, Craig

A few days ago, my job search became urgent enough that I turned to Craigslist for help. I applied for all sorts of things, ranging from freelance movie reviewing to pet sitting to a very sketchy-sounding office job. Why not, right? I wasn’t looking for anything too serious, just a way to make a little […]