The Interview

I had my interview today for the programmer/analyst position at the University. I think it went pretty well.

It didn’t get started until an hour after it was scheduled due to the fact the some of the programmers were working on a portion of the website for displaying tax information. If they had been interviewing someone outside of the department, I highly doubt they would have made them wait that long. But what can you do? It’s over now. Then about halfway through the interview a bird must have come in through the ventilation somehow and was walking around in the celing! So we moved to another room to finish up. It was interesting.

They should be making their decision in the next week.

New Tabbed Sidebar

Checkout the new tabbed sidebar. I think it will help to keep things organized and a lot less cluttered! I wanted a way so that the sidebar wasn’t so damn long and this seems to work exceptionally well. I’m actually loving it!

Let me know what you think…

Filed My Taxes

I filed my federal and state taxes today and am happy to be getting a nice return. I love when they have to give me my money back. I used the online tax preperation at H&R Block and it cost me just under $40. I set it to directly deposit my return into my checking account, so I should have my money back in a week or two. Must be nice to be the federal government and get a free loan from me each year. Maybe I should claim 1 so that less gets deducted from my checks. I won’t get such a nice return come tax time, but I’ll have more money during the course of the year.

Another Day Off

SVSU Closed 01/28/2004

I took that directly from the SVSU website. Yes, we are closed once again because of the storm that came though the past two days. Every time this happens, I love working for a small University more and more. You can’t argue against what in reality is an “unplanned paid vacation” as I’ll call it.

My interview for the programming position was supposed to be this afternoon, but will most likely be rescheduled for tomorrow.

Update: Rescheduled for Friday afternoon.

Heather and I spent almost an hour last night getting the wrinkles out of my shirt…all for nothing!

I’m going back to bed…. 😀

Brain Teaser

A friend read this brain teaser to her 9th grade class today.

I come in different shapes and sizes.

Parts of me are curved and others are straight.

You can put me anywhere you like,

but to do my job I only have one right place.

She says the answer is a “key”. I’m sure that’s what those freshmen were thinking!

SVSU Campus Closed

SVSU is closed again today because of the big storm coming through. I don’t have to work, but still get paid…I love it! We are supposed to get 6-10 inches today, so if that happens I wouldn’t be suprised if we get canceled tomorrow also.

Enjoy your day, I know I’m going to enjoy mine!

My Sister…My Wife?

Yesterday while I was shopping for dress pants and shirts, the lady in the store called Heather my wife. We’re pretty used to it by now, but it’s always good for a quick laugh. I’m not even sure if I could count how many times it has happened. Maybe people think that because we are roughly the same age and get along so well. Come on though, all you have to do is look at us and you can tell we are related!

It happened last year too when we were shopping for a washer and dryer for our apartment. The lady asked if we had a little kid, because of the buzzer on the washer. I guess some people don’t want to wake up their babies. That time was probably the funniest because we then told the lady that we were brother and sister. I love making someone feel like a jackass!

Weekend Update

As you can probably tell from my posts this weekend, I’ve been messing/hacking with my site. I believe I made at least 3 posts related to web design. It really was a “geek” weekend for me.

On Saturday, I didn’t crawl out of bed until 1:30, which may be a new record. I never showered or changed my clothes the whole day actually. Woke up in the same clothes today that I fell asleep in Friday night. That might be another first for me. Showering is how I usually wake up for the day, but somehow I didn’t need it yesterday. I spent most of Saturday sitting right here at my computer, hacking code for WordPress, installing TFS Statistics, and tweaking other things on my site. Late that night I finally decided to watch a movie.

Today I’ve been busy doing laundry, taking out the garbage, and a few other things around the house. After Heather came back from the weekend at Steve’s we made a trip down to Prime Outlets in Birch Run for some shopping. I bought 2 pair of pants and 2 shirts from Haggar. I love that wrinkle free shit. Also made a stop at some sock store to look for king size socks. It’s not easy finding socks that fit my size 14 feet! I bought two more shirts and a cool brown corduroy jacket ($20) at Aéropostale.

That about sums up my excitement for the weekend.