my skin tingles, my body shakes; it is quite cold today; i'm afraid; i want to crawl back in bed; your name screams in my head; i turn my music louder; i start to move as rhythym overtakes me; my eyes water behind their closed lids; i feel the emotion build; everyday, your love gives me: inner warmth
September 2002 Archives
Yummmmmmmmmyyyyy. Tae and I saw Brian and Dave in Seattle. That was fun. Brian has a take-home test tonight, so we couldn't stay very long. I am stuffed. Overflowing... ;P
I'll be starting my first day of work at Isilon Systems on Tuesday as a Quality Assurance Engineer II. You no longer need to refer to me by name, calling me QAE2 will work just fine. ;P
Well, I had my first good screening. I spoke with Aaron, who reminded me a lot of myself (or perhaps a younger version of myself). I think the interview/screen went really well. I will wait to hear back from Isilon. In more important news, I spoke with Eriko on the phone today. I don't think speaking is the right word. Hearing her voice sends me soaring. aishiteruyo, Eriko hime.
No wonder my belly isn't as small as it used to be! For brunch this morning, I was treated to pancakes and bacon. For dinner, I will eat some absolutely DELICIOUS Indian food. My mouth is watering even now, as I think about it waiting for me in the kitchen. I just spoke with my parents, they are doing well. The driveway for their new home in Pennsylvania was completed and they were able to park their temporary (aka motorhome) on their property. Not only that, but they ran some telephone wire, so they were able to speak to me at the same time! Well, until the brand-new cordless phone (will wonders never cease) ran out of batteries.
No, not for me. For my good buddy Alex. He and his wife will move *back* to Seattle, after a year and some stint in Federal Way. I hope he can find a good job up North so he doesn't end up moving back south. I'm getting tired of moving him all the time. ;P Eriko, I can barely wait to move us. X)
Big day on Monday, I have a phone call with a gentleman from Isilon. The job sounds exciting, the company sounds exciting, the
work sounds exciting, the location sounds exciting. I hope it all turns out true. ;P Right now I am eating lentil soup made by
the fantastic Gateway to India on 6th Ave. Truely splendid. Drooooolll......
Well, I'll have to admit I felt like a college student a bit tonight. I went to dinner (organized by the Japanese teachers) with several students (about 30). I rode with four youths, with some Japanese pop blasting (hurting my ancient ears). I was the only one at the table to order some sake, and the way back home consisted of listening to Star Wars. It was an entertaining evening, but we didn't speak much Japanese! Not to mention that all I really wanted to do was talk about Eriko, which is just another sign that aALLY wanted to do was be with Eriko. As usual.
Possible cures : reading Linus' biography, dreaming of Eriko, dreaming of life with Eriko, dreaming of Eriko, dreaming of being a professor, dreaming of Eriko, writing a diary entry, wishing I was holding Eriko now.
If I am lucky, I will be able to obtain 3 used hard drives for about $75. Why is this great? Because I will be able to build more computers, of course! There are many things I want to play with. Why not? I don't have a job, now, do I?
(rplacd '(saturday rocks) '(i love eriko))
Not this time, Mr. Kirsch. Please play again.
Now I am playing the waiting game. Did my phone interview go well enough for them to take a closer look? Or will the multitude of completely idiotic mistakes cancel this hit series? Stay tuned for another mind numbing episode of Nick : Season 24.
I made it much harder than it actually was, I think. At this point, I feel like it kicked my ass.
I'm waiting for my job interview. A bundle of nerves. Trying to remain calm. Excited, nervous, confident, worried. Just a big whirlwind. Feels like a roller coaster, on the way up. ;P Eriko, you are my strength and inspiration. Everything I do, I do for you.
I realize this is a day late, but there is a purpose for that. I hope that Americans, including myself, as well as many other citizens realize how fortunate they are. I hope that Americans can realize that with great fortune and power comes even greater responsibility. There seems to be an alarming trend for Americans to shluff off their duties -- arms control, environmental regulations, support of indigenous people -- I hope this is just something I am seeing with naive eyes. I hope all of us can remember that being a great nation is more than just a title -- it involves great effort. Let freedom ring!
The newest star in the "Find Nick a Job 2002" made-for-TV series. Approximately 35 minutes of time in which Nick was able to answer Sarah's questions, speak enthusiastically, and more importantly -- slowly build himself up to be the candidate of Amazon's dreams.
Well, my beautiful MG was being courted pretty heavily last week by a gentleman named John. In fact, we took the MG to a friend of his' house, where it was prompt jacked up and drained of fluid! John wanted me to part with her for $3500, when he knew my asking price was $4000. I told him $3750, and since then -- the cold shoulder! I'm not worried, however. I know my baby is worth it.
OK. If only I could concentrate, I know have a book on Lisp, an autobiography of Linus, Donald Knuth's Volume 1, Perl 5 in 21 days, Taking the GRE, and Learn Japanese. Come on, Nick. Concentrate.
Well, since I'm not employed, I might as well make use of some of my time. Being an alumni of my university enables me to audit one class (for free) per semester. Therefore, I will be auditing Japanese 101. This is practice. I rushed through college, eager to get into the workforce. Now that I'm in the workforce, I find that nobody wants to know who I am, just whether the alphanumeric string on my resume matches what their data mining algorithms are looking for. Bastards!
Tomorrow I will ask for permission to audit Japanese 101 at UPS, my alma mater. It is disappointing that I have already taken 201, but that was long ago. I won't be too hard on my poor brain -- especially after what I put it through. ;P
Well, it is not my favorite Tom Clancy novel, but I have finally finished it. This is my second attempt at reading it, and it was successful. I do have follow-through. I can show discipline. I can enjoy it too.
Is just N A S T Y! Ugh. But hoepfully it will do the trick, as I need quite a few of awake hours to get Robbie up to speed.
trudges north, thanks to newly intialized variables -- story at 11. Can't talk, too busy doing http://icfpcontest.cse.ogi.edu/. Would stop in a heartbeat for my prodigious Eriko. ;P