Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The excruciating minutia of life

Been effing busy lately, what with mo growing, job hunting and exam studying.

The mo is coming along nicely, most of you are checking http://magnumallstars.blogspot.com/ so I won't waste anymore space here on it.

Job hunting is progressing. I have missed out on a couple, one because I was selling an I.T. Manager and they were after more of an I.T. lackey. They were happy to have a manager, they just didn't want to pay for one. The other job they decided they didn't need anyone, I would not be surprised to receive a panicked call from them in the coming months.

I have a couple of other irons in the fire and there is a good chance my redundancy date will be extended or I will be able to contract for a couple of months at an exorbitant rate.

So things are happening. Slowly, but that's better than not at all.

I have done my last exam for the year, which is pleasant to get out of the way. I need to get more disciplined in my study. Each subject takes 12 weeks and has two assignments and an exam. The assignments usually cover one or two weeks of the study and the exam all 12 weeks. Typically I only do the reading required for the assignments during the 12 weeks and then the week before the exam I take 3-4 days and do all 12 weeks study. It works when I am only doing 1 subject a semester, but it's stressful and I probably don't do as well as I could.

I am going to jump to two subjects a semester next year (so I can get this bloody thing finished faster), so I will need to develop some kind of weekly study plan. The xbox I am thinking of buying may not be conducive to those plans.

So I have been busy, busy, busy. Fortunately over the last month or two I have also had time for socialising, catching up with Besso, Barnes, GuruBob, Havock and Lermontov. I have eaten at some nice restaurants including the flash Middle Brighton Baths. I have a work dinner at Donovans later this week and then a combined birthday/anniversary dinner at what looks like a nice restaurant on Saturday night (not naming it as the Good Lady Naut may read this). Finally the Good Lady Naut and I will wrap up the month with my work Christmas party at the Amora Hotel in Sydney.

All that and Sophasaurus learnt to crawl a week ago so we now can't take our eyes off her for a second.


  1. Yeah Monster v2.0 started rolling the other day, at 4 1/2 months or thereabouts. Once he can get into his brother's toys it'll be ON.

    Enjoy the evenings out. More fun than the job hunting - know all about that one!

  2. Yeah, job hunting blows these days, but we're hoping for the best for you.

    There's a ferocious-looking lot over on that Magnumallstars site. Good work, all!

    Well, so the little one's gone mobile. Good luck keeping up with her!

  3. With little miss S no mobile you'll not be putting much weight on!!

    BTW I bet you make a good lackay!

  4. Best of luck with the job hunt. Thinking that I will be heading down that road soon myself, and not looking forward to it.

    I truly believe that the reason our young ones crawl before they walk, is so that the parents are able to ease (somewhat) gently into the next phase of their lives, where the running doesn't stop for ooohh about 18 years. Enjoy her amazement, as she learns that mobility opens up a whole new world.

  5. Good luck with the job market. Seem to be a few more vacancies coming on line. If you fancy a beer in Sydney let me know.

  6. Waaaaayyyy off topic: Just had to let you know I found Green Frog last night. It's adorable (like PNB), but he seems to be MIA over the last couple of months.