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June 18th, 2019

It Pours

Woke at 6-ish with an Hgl of 63. It took 2 Klondike bars and an hour in bed to come back to life.

After weeks of crickets, today I was bombarded with recruiters calling, emailing and texting. Mostly jobs I am qualified for. But some of them had too many stupid questions, things which were clearly in my resume. Like did I have a legal right to work here. What town do I live in, stuff like that. There was one bozoid who wanted me to change my resume to add 5.1 audio and 4K video to it - there is no way with the jobs I had that I didn't have experience in those. I gave her a hard time, so she had her boss call me. Boss understood the tech better and got it. One guy wanted to know if I did adb testing, which is listed in the first one of my job descriptions.

Lazy illiterates.

But the good news is I have one video interview with Google tomorrow afternoon, and probably another one in the next couple of days.

Bad news is the 4 pm call I waited all day for didn't happen. Instead, right at 4 pm I got a text from the recruiter saying the hiring manager had to travel. She said she would try to reschedule Thurs-Fri. I may ask her not to - it was too last-minute and I wasted a couple of hours making myself available. It's a tech support job for a piece of A/V hardware which doesn't look all that impressive. And he's Israeli.

So as it stands now, I have two Google jobs and an Apple job in the works. The canceled one was for a start-up nobody has heard of. Also, Adobe has an opening for someone to black box test Lightroom or products related to it, the recruiter was another boziod, wanted me to say I had Lightroom experience though the job description said it was a nice-to-have.

But the morning stared better. Banana and some peanuts for breakfast. Out of HB eggs. Aircon fail was a blown capacitor, which was partly my fault for not cleaning the fan blades in 5 years and not knowing how dirty the indoor furnace filter was. It looked clean when I took the door off the unit, but when he removed the filter it was all gunked up on the other side. It was up and running in less than an hour, just under $400, which is less than I expected.

As he was doing that I noticed that someone had  snuck in while i was gone and cut my sage bush way back, and the verbena as well, and it also looks like mint plants were chopped in the process. I need to ask the neighbors if they did this (second time) and tell them to keep their hands off if they did. The bees and hummingbirds did not need their food taken away like that.

Caught up on TMZ, PTI and Graham Norton. This last episode of GN was the most boring one in a long time. None of the guests were his usual high quality.

Which brings us to The Bitchelorette. Last things first, they wasted the last hour with a 1-on-1 between her and the host. And a recap of all the drama. Maybe re-crap is a better word. It was definitely the producers' last gasp attempt to not have her do a total melt down.

Of course once again the final rose went to the jerk. She will choose him, they will get married, and he will murder her and their three children. The plea will be temporary insanity, except it's not temporary. He will be set free because it's his first offense. After the trial he will be the next Bachelor.

But seriously, there is no one left who has any kind of real connection to her. She doesn't even have a real connection to her. Never has.

There's still plenty on Tivo to pass the time while waiting for tomorrow's Hangouts interview.

Lunch was the last of the yellow curried chicken & rice. Dinner finished the beef stew with a croissant soaked in it. Ben snacking on baklava and mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches.

Spook got brushed real good today, I think I got some of the matts out of her backside. Maybe most. She kept dodging the brush, she likes her face brushed, not her back.

Plans for tomorrow:
Spend some quality time on the porch
I still need to water the indoor plants.
Maybe a quick run to a supermarket for HB eggs and bananas.
2 pm interview

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