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Quiet, Old Movies and Joomla! January 31, 2013

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This past week has been very quiet for me. Relaxing and staying home for most of it. I watched some old movies I had missed – some TNG Star Trek, and some Michael Douglas films(not intentionally, he just happened to star it both of them). Even pulled up Rocky Horror for a fun evening. I did some more Joomla! work this week, as well, setting it up at the Cates Creative Design site. Drupal’s next, then actually putting content on all the pages.

It looks like my next career move will be into the university world. Seven of the eight jobs I’ve applied for so far have been at colleges here in Columbus. No positive word back from any of my applications, but it hasn’t been that long yet. Rich is in the background/references check phase, so we’re hopeful for an offer to be coming soon on his end.

Still waiting on the paperwork from unemployment, then I get to do Taxes! Yay, fun. 😉

Learning New Things January 24, 2013

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Spent some time this week learning about Joomla! with a friend who was creating a new website. Read my copy of Joomla! for Dummies on the nook ereader app on my laptop. It worked alright, except for the comic at the beginning of each chapter didn’t show the bottom half, and therefore the punchline. Joomla! is interesting. I’ve got some more work to do with it before I pass final judgement, but setting up a site seems overly complicated, though, because of that, site maintenance, updating and organization seems like it will be better and more controllable than WP. Also not keen on the percentage of plugin-type things that cost money. Yet another reason to learn more programming myself.

Birthdays coming up. Aunt Terri, have a Happy Birthday on Sunday!  My nephew is early next month. Still haven’t decided what to get him. Maybe some more erector sets, or legos. I don’t know much about chapter books, and he already has all the Magic Tree House ones. Maybe A-Z Mysteries…

Had a convention this past weekend. Nice, quiet and relaxing, as it was meant to be. Went to a couple panels run by friends, didn’t heckle… I mean help, too much. Just relaxed and hung out a lot. Danced and sang a little at the party to some familiar songs. And cheered with the rest when it was announced they’d made enough money to have the convention again next year.

Waiting January 17, 2013

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Things are about to begin. Tonight we help set up for this weekend’s con. Tomorrow we get word back on a job for Rich. Next week, my nephew has another appointment with docs. Week after he turns 7. And I go to my second convention of the year. Week after that, I get to puppy-sit for a weekend again. I’m also pondering joining a writing group, to get me back on track. And at some point I really need to take my Prius in for warranty work.

This past week, not much happened. Aside from the usual, work, eat, sleep, look for jobs. Started reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Interesting piece. Though I’m far more interested in the history than the characters’ sex lives. He’s not too bad about it, just a few places where I looked at it and went, Really? I get that the romances are important to the play, but. Ah well. To each his own.

Okay, that’s all for this week. Take care.

Aftermath January 10, 2013

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The store is a half-empty disaster. And distribution knows it. We are getting ridiculous shipments to restock the shelves, while also trying to change out every table, bay and endcap in the store. Not even time to start zoning again yet. I’m always surprised right now if a book is actually where it’s supposed to be on the shelf. But we’re getting there. This is my break week. I’m only working two days, so recovering from the holidays.

Coming up are some really busy weekends. Two conventions in three weeks, then my nephew’s birthday. Other friends have a third convention in the middle, but I’m skipping that one. Thanks to my parents and my in-laws for Christmas money to afford the tickets to both the ones I’m going to. 🙂  Ended up getting some Broadway soundtracks with the leftovers. Rich got a new bluray player, since the PS3 is still broken, so we can watch our collection again. 🙂

Not much else going on. Just recovering from the holidays and getting ready for the usual stream of events.

New Year January 3, 2013

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Happy New Year!

I hope every is having a good 2013 so far, and had a safe celebration of the turning of the year. I had a great time with friends who live nearby. We spent the day smoking pork, and watching Fringe, among other things. Then went to a party that was half New Year’s and half goodbye for the house owner who is moving to Chicago. Many well wishes to him and his fiance.

I have updated my resume (more polish to come, as always), and my job searches with an aim towards Web Content Management/Development/Editing type jobs. Rich is still busily applying to jobs and looking for new opportunities. On a more personal level, I’m hoping to spend more time writing and learning web design this year.