Well, the position with NexTag went ka-boom (and so did my temper)…after two weeks of stringing me along, telling me that I was their top candidate, passed all the reference checks, etc….the position is “on hold”. It’s incredibly frustrating–I really thought I had this position, and if it hadn’t been put on hold, well, I WOULD have…
…but it may still re-open, though I’m not holding my breath. Too bad–I REALLY liked the company, I thought the hiring manager was a great match, and culturally and skill-wise it was the perfect fit. So I have spent the last three days banging my fist on the table and screaming, but I am (mostly) back to being a rational human being again. A few interesting project management positions got posted yesterday, so I’m busily sending out resumes and cover letters again. (If y’all hear of anything in the way of project management, let me know.)
Meanwhile, I hear that a reality show is scouting out my former student house at Caltech as the possible location for a reality show. The mind reels. I’m sure they would LOVE to cover the explosions, weird stuff, students breaking into places for various pranks, going through the steam tunnels, wandering barefoot and occasionally naked around campus, and so on…I’m equally certain the Caltech administration would NEVER let them do it. But dang, that would be funny.
However, that’s not the big news: I finished a very cool pair of ikat socks! It’s a fun application of space dyeing techniques, and I put it up on my website here: http://www.travelingtiger.com/crafts/socks.htm .
I think they make great rainbow socks–I’m thinking of making a pair for a gay friend o’mine, whose mother insists on sending him nice, conservative socks every Christmas (no, REALLY) but who has never quite accepted that he’s gay. “Socks to scandalize your mom…” (I’d send him rainbow underwear–yes, she does that too–except it might be a little too much for his delicate taste and refinement. *grin* Every guy needs a rainbow G-string, but not all of them recognize that. Guys also all need glow-in-the-dark sex sheep, but for some reason even *fewer* of them realize that. I do my humble best, but definitely it’s an uphill battle. (Men can be SO clueless sometimes. 😉 )
And I’m FINALLY seeing results from my weightlifting: I’ve put on a bunch of muscle, lost an equal amount of fat, and have dropped one size on bottom (butt flab) and gained one size on top (shoulder muscle). I actually *look* muscular in the upper body, and when I flex my back muscles, stuff moves. Wow. I had no idea this would be so cool. 🙂 Friend of mine is planning a photo shoot to celebrate.
I still want to drop another 15 lbs of fat, but the muscle’s definitely improving.
Now, about that job thing…