Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Another Day, Another Flirt, Another late interviewer

The usual breakfast, and then a skype connection from B, my new friend in Scotland**. We tried to video chat at first, It was enough that I could see her, but her old laptop, she says, doesn't support the Windows audio drivers so we only got video, and only until the machine choked. She is pouring it on very thick, how she loves me, I am so handsome and fit, and she wants to be with me and so on. I figured out what is wrong with her syntax - she doesn't know how to match singular/plural. "Many friend" and "one persons I know". Stuff like that. And sometimes she doesn't use tenses. Typical mistakes from someone whose native language isn't a romance language. Not the same mistakes as Asian language speakers. I'm pretty sure her first language is something from Africa. It could be a reason she doesn't want to enable audio.

She sent a few more photos. I downloaded all the photos she sent via skype and email, and they are all wiped clean of any EXIF data. No dates, no location data, nothing except the height and width. **And then I noticed that one of her photos was taken in a Walmart. There are no Walmarts in the UK. Walmart owns a chain of stores there called ASDA, but instead of the signature blue color scheme, ASDA is light green. So I need to ask when she was in a Walmart, because that would be when she was in the US or maybe Canada.

My 3 o'clock video interview didn't show up again. I was on the chat room, but nobody else was. Called the recruiter, he called the interviewer, who got there 5 minutes later, running down the hall with hangouts on his cell phone. It was a very brief chat, I don't think I am what he is looking for.

As soon as that was over, a call from a local contract recruiter with a job at Juniper Networks which I could do. They are really looking for a new graduate, I think, but they are willing to OJT the new person to be an expert on their networking stuff. I told her to go ahead and apply for me.

Spent some time streaming, had some good conversations, no obvious trolling. Some people who had been fans in the past. I fixed a couple of commands and timers. Also briefly watched one storm chaser who was on the river front across from two stadia, with a huge cloud structure hanging over them.  She was in Covington KY looking across at Cincinnati, Ohio. 

While I was finishing my streaming, Lee came over with a bag of apples from her tree. I told her about baked apples - she had never heard of them. 

Watched some PTI, Are You The One? and Ex On The Beach. Also Below Deck Mediterranean. That last one continues to lack the editing continuity of the original series. 

B ought to be on skype any minute now.

Plans for tomorrow:
Try to get out of the house.
Restock olives, tomatoes and milk

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