1/31/2005 11:34:00 AM|W|P|Mike|W|P|Jet-powered wheelchair surprise 120 KPH in a wheelchair. Now that'd be a fitting end to my life, as anyone who has driven with me (COUGH Joanna! COUGH) can attest. Mike|W|P|110719647205053035|W|P|Things that would make being old cool|W|P|11/09/2005 05:49:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous undergraduate|W|P|Hello Mike,

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Emily1/28/2005 04:02:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|AWESOME! ASTOUNDING! After a few weeks of searching around, I have landed a job interview at a company that doesn't cause me any moral apprehension at all! It's with Randstad Staffing, an international staffing firm. I'm super excited, not just because it's a good job, and not just because the guy actually thinks I'm qualified, but because of the way that he asked me to come in for the interview. I had just said something funny, along the lines of "I'd be awesome to work here because I'm really funny" and he laughed. Then he said, "OK, we have to meet, can you come in for an interview?" Inside my head, my response was "Abso-fraggin'-lutely!" and a few dozen woo-hoo's and whatnot. Outside my head, the reaction was more like "Sure thing, when would be best for you?" I am very excited. The position is with a staffing company, find placements for people in either the industrial or accounting fields. I get to be paid to help people! How awesome can it get? Full benefits, you ask? Check. Room for advancement? You betcha. Branches in Quebec so Rose and I can move back east maybe? Un-hunh. Alas, all that can be said is, ahem....\m/ This past week has actually been kinda good. Went out last night and had a little too much red wine to drink, but one can never complain about that until the next morning, right? Went to my favorite computer store last as well and got some blank DVDs, so now I can begin backing up my computer, so that I can re-install Windows. I really wish that I knew more about Linux, but I’m slowly (read: incredibly slowly) learning more about it, so that eventually I’l be able to remove Windows entirely and live off Linux. If anyone has any good suggestions for Linux books for beginners, let me know. Other than that, planning on taking the weekend pretty calmly. Definitely going to hit the Rodin exhibit this weekend with Rose, so look for some photos later on. Peace out. M. |W|P|110695467423588063|W|P|The Beginning of A Career, Perhaps?|W|P|1/30/2005 10:13:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Joanna|W|P|YAY!! That's awesome, Mike. Congrats! I hope the interview goes well.1/24/2005 03:33:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|The Simpsons be controversial? That's unpossible! CBC News: FCC denies indecency complaints against 'Simpsons', 'Friends'|W|P|110660601853386128|W|P|CBC News: FCC denies indecency complaints against 'Simpsons', 'Friends'|W|P|1/25/2005 11:18:00 AM|W|P|Blogger Dru|W|P|Is it just me, or is society at large getting too fricking sensitive?

I mean, the Netherlands has one of the lowest rates of sexual assault in the world, and also one of the most sexually open societies in the world.

I find it difficult to believe that these two facts are unrelated.1/19/2005 11:03:00 PM|W|P|Mike|W|P|I'm feeling a little out of he ordinary right now regarding my professional life. I've been saying that I've been feeling morally dirty working for a petrol-chemical company, but it's never really sunk in until today. Everyday my boss sends out these "Company In The News" notices to his employees, stating major Canadian news references to our company. For the last few days it's been mostly about how we will be taking 168-odd million dollars worth of penalties in order to re-evaluate our quarterly earnings. And I realized that it was due to the destruction of the planet, our only planet, that this has all happened. Now, I'm not some mooshy-smooshy commie or bleeding heart liberal. I love making and having money. It gets me things that I want, and I like to think that I have thought about this a little more than the average Joe Daily. I used to be a commie, thinking that it was wrong that so few have so much and so many have so little, but in the end I realized that I was one of the "I wants", and not really one of the "Let's Share" (to any/everyone who knows my philosophy on file sharing...hush!) so I have lived my life accordingly. But I started doing what I'm doing now as a rather urgent matter, and now that we have become somewhat comfortable, I don't think that I made the right choice. I want something smaller. I like small. Big is inflexible, clumsy. Small is fun, flexible, and understandable. I spend half my day worrying about internal politics, half my day doing my job, and a third of my day looking for another job to be doing in its place. Clearly this is too much. In case anyone reading this is looking for a talented people person, lemme know! Mike |W|P|110620099184634161|W|P|Oddities of Business Life|W|P|1/20/2005 10:45:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|I totally recommend finding something you really love even if it means giving up some security. I did it and although i'm not making Tonnes of cash i'm happy and proud of the work that i do and i think that is more important than anything. You can't be sucessfull if you don't believe in what your doing1/20/2005 10:46:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|I totally recommend finding something you really love even if it means giving up some security. I did it and although i'm not making Tonnes of cash i'm happy and proud of the work that i do and i think that is more important than anything. You can't be sucessfull if you don't believe in what your doing- aaron1/20/2005 10:46:00 AM|W|P|Anonymous Anonymous|W|P|ps Great new look to the site