March 2004

Good news, bad news. So the bad news is about $500 bucks plus a rental car for a number of days. And the good news is that it isn’t as bad as it could have been, or would have been a few days from now. We still have tranny. In other news, the bad news …

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Novel update. It’s going. I’m still working on the “clear-up-confusion” draft. My goal is to get that done by June. I haven’t covered much; the going seems even slower because I’m cutting so much crap out of the beginning that I’m on page twenty–but I’ve cut eight pages off the total. Other updates: Ray peed …

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De-Cree: If there is an powerful, secret underground Illuminati movement to a) take over the world, b) encourage people to take over the world, c ) encourage yet other people to take over the people who were going to take over the world, or d) all of the above, as is usual with those dang …

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Matt. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MATT AND KATIE! My brother Matt sends this: So maybe all those hours spent watching scifi movies has paid off. For our eletronic media class we had to come up with a new technology. So here was mine. An new technology that could be beneficial to develop would be a world …

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More thumb-twiddling. I had my first interview for the other job today–the QC one. Again, no news. Funny. Way too many people applied for this job (versus the other one), so the guy weeded out people with questionnaires. One of the instructions on one of the questionnaires was to use a specific font, color, and …

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Return. We’re back. No zoo. It snowed–and four hours later we were in shirtsleeves weather. We did go to the Butterfly House in Sioux Falls. More on that later, I think. Also, since we didn’t go to the zoo, we splurged on a motel with a swimming pool. Ray finally let me take her back …

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Trip. We’re leaving Thursday night for SD. We should be back in town on Wednesday. With luck, we’ll get to stop at the Omaha Zoo on the way back. So? You say. Omaha. “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” Omaha. They have a great zoo.

Interview. First interview today. No further information until the last week of March. Sigh. I think it went well; I’m hyped. The general idea is to get someone to research procedures, write them up, and get best practices from the three sites that do the same work. What has been my big bitch at work …

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