Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Not a sound from the pavement

Midnight already. Not a boring evening.

Boring day, though. Didn't hear from the recruiter or the client he promised would call. Did chat with two recruiters, one a low level leads chaser who was not technical enough to see that the client was looking for a mobile phone expert, and I'm not that. I could probably be easily trained for the job, but if I was the hiring manager I'd pass. It also wants to assign junior jobs to a senior employee. I told him to pass my resume to someone more technical, but I don't expect to hear back.

The other recruiter I shouldn't have called, another Indian who misread my resume. Twice. Five minutes after I phoned him and we established I was not qualified for the job in San Jose, he phoned me, not even connecting the previous call with the second one. He had no idea we had just talked. This time the job description was not too far off, but the job was - in LA. He thought Burbank was in the Bay Area.

There was email from Seachange, one of my former company's competitors, saying I had not completely filled out my application. I went back and did so - it was very poorly laid out, with many required fields in random places amongst the ones not flagged as such.

Shopping mostly for fruit & milk. Got strawberries, apples, bananas, oranges tangelos, cantaloupe, olives, a couple of slices of black forest cake, clam chowder and a sourdough bread bowl, walnuts, herring in sour cream & onions, and creamed spinach.

On the way home stopped off at Lowe's but they were out of the seed cups and did not have the kind of raised garden kit I was looking for. So I left empty-handed. This morning I went around the house looking for some real estate to grow the bean plants, and decided one possibility was on the retaining wall by the back fence. But it needs a frame and some garden soil and a trellis.

Had the clam chowder in the sourdough bowl, yummy, and a piece of cake. That almost put me to sleep.

a little after 6 I remembered to avoid 101 on the way to the photo shoot, which was not too far from the Lyric Theater rehearsal hall. Across from the rich kids' SJC airport.

The shoot was okay. The studio is too small, the backdrop too narrow, and the host did stupid things with the lights, but the model was interesting. A very fit petite woman in her 20s, her body fat is measured in negative numbers. A plain face, unremarkable eyes, very white skin. Very professional, followed directions well, and came up with her own poses when not being directed. Out of 200+ shots, I got maybe 3 better than average ones. But it got me out of the house, and among others.

Home, had a late dinner - frozen Boston Market beef & noodles with cut cantaloupe for dessert.

Watched an episode of Bandit Patrol, a show about wildlife rescue people. It's really a bunch of amateurs on a farm who don't want to be farmers, so they rescue wild animals and rehab them. They mostly do a good job, but none of them are vets, and it shows. Still, pretty educational. Today's crop included a herd of baby raccoons, another herd of baby skunks, a baby giant horned owl, a young fox, and a lame gopher.

Delivered late, while i was at the shoot, was the quadcopter. I unpacked it, but assembly will wait till tomorrow. I also transferred the photo shoot images to the PC, will look at those later in the week.

Plans for tomorrow:
Sleep in ?
Assemble the copter, and take it out to the park for a test drive
The usual job search
Vinegar wash the strawberries
Orchard Supply for garden stuff

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