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Sep. 4th, 2005 @ 04:55 pm
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The Geek is Back. Sep. 2nd, 2005 @ 08:44 pm
Yes I am returned! TA-DA! Yes everyone can now rejoice and sing merrily for I am back to bestow my blessing and bring good cheer and much merriment to LJ.

Well actually I never really went anywhere, but that doesn't matter. Can you tell it's Friday night and I'm REALLY tired? Well to summarise the last few months since I last posed: works great, works very busy, can I have a holiday yet?
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Current Music: Needles - System of a Down

Jun. 7th, 2005 @ 08:42 pm
You are a MASTER of the English language!

Huzzah. While your English is not exactly
perfect, you are still more grammatically
correct than just about every American. Others
admire the way you speak and could learn a lot
from listening to you. Still, there is always
room for improvement...

How grammatically correct are you? (Revised with answer key)
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Hooray. May. 24th, 2005 @ 08:30 pm
Yay, I finally got my degree. The actual piece of paper that is. Bit of an anti-climax after all this time, but still it's nice to have it and finally close that chapter of my life.

Went away on the weekend to the Grampians and my little boy was sick the whole weekend. Neverless his determination to have a good time in the bush was amazing. He gets up in the morning full up with the flu and coughing his head off. We get in the car a drive for a while to a nice waterfall, he gets out of the car and promptly vomits everywhere. Less than two minutes later he's all fired up and ready to go walking. We made sure he only did a short walk, but then he complained, between coughs, that he wanted to do something longer. He was so sick, but by god he was going to have a good time.

On another note I also bought him an electronic light-sabre. Awesome toy, wish I had one when I was young. Now if I could only get him to put it down for 2 minutes!
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Brag time May. 20th, 2005 @ 08:40 pm
Time to brag: I got to hand feed a giraffe a couple of weeks ago. Way cool!
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» I'm alive
Whew, this working full time thing can't be good for your health. Well a month into it and I can finally get through the week without being unconscious by Friday. It's hard work when you haven't worked full time for 2.5 years. I am enjoying myself immensely though. It's not only great to be back in the full time workforce, but it's awesome to actually have a job that's putting my degree and education in general to use. It's very rewarding knowing that all of the work over the last few years is actually paying off. I've also now officially graduated, so I have letters after my name now. What I'm ever going to use them for I don't know, but I like them anyway. :-)

On a fun note, I bought an iPod with my first pay packet. WOOHOO! THESE THINGS ARE AWESOME. It's only been a few days since I bought it, but already I'm not sure how I ever survived without one. It's a huge pain in the ass getting all my CDs on to it, very slow. I think I might have to invest in a 1394 port.

One thing I've found really interesting is peoples attitudes to me when dressed for work. That is dressed in a suit, and without trying to sound like I'm blowing my own trumpet, I do wear a suit well so I can look extremely professional when I want to. But anyway people in general, but especially in shops, are so much friendlier and helpful than if I was wearing my normal "street" clothes. People really do judge books by their covers, and on extremely superficial grounds. If I notice this much difference just from my suit, I can only imagine what life is like in some sort of minority group. Very sad, and extremely pathetic, that people behave this way.
» Movie sub-titles
I was watching Hero on DVD last night and I'm wondering if movie sub-title translators get paid by the word? In case you haven't seen it yet (do so), there are quite a few martial art fight scences where there's no dialogue, or at least very little. I got the impression during these that the person doing the sub-titles got bored with having nothing to do. I mean why else would you attempt to translate things like "aagh", or "yaaaaagh"? It was really quite amusing to read these. I don't need to understand Chinese in order to interpret a Chinese person screaming. It was very bizarre.
» Shopping
Well that was an expensive outing! Just got home from suit shopping and now I'm broke! Roll on my first payday. Managed to get a couple of really nice suits, not that two are going to last long, I'm going to have to go back and repeat this whole thing very soon. I was really happy to find a great menswear shop though with a really switched on guy who knew his stuff. Looked me up and down a picked out exactly the right size straight off, no mucking about trying on five things to find the right one.

I must say though, damn I look good in a suit. ;-) Not that you would necessarily think that to look at me normally, but there you go, can't judge a book (or in this case geek) by it's cover.
» I got a job!
Woohoo, I finally got a good job offer today. After many years of study and four months of job hunting it's all going to start paying off. I am so incredibly and totally stoked right now. So I am now officially a Graduate Consultant (in software solutions/development).

It was really a case of accepting the first job offer that was any good, simply so I could get into the industry and get some experience. If the job turned out to be crap I was planning on sticking it out for 12 months and then look at moving. Experience is everything! But thankfully as it turns out this company seems to be really good, with plenty of room for movement and growth. So hopefully I will stick it out with them for some time. If nothing else they are cashed up, I have never worked for a company that actually has surpluss cash.

The building I am working in is in the city and smack on top of the train station, so nice and easy. No need to go outside during winter. Not to mention I have to walk straight past a Borders store each and every day, now that will suck! Not! God my SO used to hate my book budget when I travelled on the train, it's probably a good thing I'll be earning so much more now, I'm going to need it.
» Who is it?
Can whoever it is with the voodoo doll please STOP IT! The pin through the eye is really starting to piss me off. It fucking hurts already OK! Enough!
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