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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
zimzat
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Points of interest, cut for brevity.
Yesterday my student loan repayment schedule came in. The first payment is due in less than 8 weeks. It's only 50$ a month, but that's almost 1/4 of what I have in the bank right now. I'm not too worried about it, but it is something I will need to keep in mind.

In order to make ends meet between now and whenever I finish my contract and get paid I will need to get a part time job. I need to schedule some time to go about that this weekend. I'm thinking of trying out at the theater for the weekday evenings. Our neighbor runs the local Papa Johns so I may see if they have an inside position available (my car is turning out to be a little temperamental so I wouldn't exactly trust it to start consistently, but that's another story). There's also a computer shop at the street corner that I may check out to see what kind of work they do. Beyond that, I'm not sure. I'm definitely not working any fast food jobs, and wal-mart is out of the question (it doesn't suit my personality). Oh well, I'll deal with that in due time.

Speaking of my contract, I'm falling behind on the work. These unit tests are turning out to be a pain in the butt to set up properly and take a lot of time. Since I need to make a lot more progress than I am, at least to get the core set up, I think I'm going to skip them for the more difficult-to-setup parts (I'm not exactly sure how to make a mock object produce multiple mock objects with the unit test framework my brother and I set up last week). Oh, and I forgot to schedule time to write the database migration script in my schedule. Whoops.

I am officially considering my job as "Independent [Web Developer] Contractor". While at the hospital getting an x-ray of my toe the lady asked if I had a company name. Now I'm curious if I should make one, or just leave it in my name. I'm not sure what the legal differences and ramifications of each are. The only company name I can think of using would be "Zimmer Productions" and I'm not sure how good that would sound versus just my name.

Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: "Don't Even Know Your Name (Bonus)" by A-Teens

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raist_ From: raist_ Date: October 11th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found that when I truly needed a job (and I mean it had gotten pretty serious), my standards on what I would and would not work buckled fairly quickly.

The desire to eat will do that to you.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 11th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods* If I can't get anything in the next week or two then I'll probably be expanding my search to include some of those places.
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: October 11th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you thought of doing the Temp thing...?
What happened to your toe?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 11th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Toe:
http://zimzat.livejournal.com/399968.html (second paragraph)
http://zimzat.livejournal.com/400289.html
http://zimzat.livejournal.com/400563.html

Temp:
Yeah, I've applied before but they didn't like how little "official" job time I've had before so they never called me back for anything. I may give it another shot, but I still only have plenty of hard-to-prove job time so I doubt it will work out any better. But who knows.
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: October 12th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang that looked bad (toe) . :o( I guess I missed allot of post when I was out of town....
So did anything come of the date?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 12th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, no. The 'date' isn't sure what they want to do yet, and no decision is in sight as far as I can tell (It has been a week since we last hung out now, and less than twelve weeks until they're probably moving anyway). *shrug*
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: October 12th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahhh sorry ta hear.. I hope things work out your a great guy.. ( ok from what I've seen on here :o) ) He would not be smart to pass you up..
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 13th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
He would not be smart to pass you up..

:-) If I'm not his type and he's not interested then there's nothing to be said but to just let it go. Sometimes that is the smart thing to do.

your a great guy.. ( ok from what I've seen on here :o) )

I like to think so sometimes, but I know I have my flaws. Other times I know my personality just isn't compatible with some people (like the dozens of people on MySpace and other networks that send a friend request without saying anything, then get upset when I reject and scold them, heh).
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: October 13th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I do agree with " just have ta let it go".. sometimes hard ta do, but true

Everyone has flaws, that's what makes getting to know someone so cool..

Well I'm glad you didn't scold me, but then again I wouldn't hve just added you and went on. I only add people / or ask to be added when there are things that I see in common, or that catch my eye with their page/ info.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: October 13th, 2006 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I don't scold people on LiveJournal because it's more of a "reading list" than a profile or friends list. Being added doesn't add them to your list, so it's a personal preference thing. That and you get involved and get to know people by reading their journal and commenting on the entries in time. Places like MySpace and Facebook aren't anything like that, for the most part for me anyway. You get to know people on those places by sending a message and striking up a conversation, especially since I don't post any blogs there for anyone to read.
irish_n_sac From: irish_n_sac Date: October 13th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah same here as in the Myspace I have it to keep intouch with some of my friends, but i don't post anything big there, mainly just things going on for the weekends or hang out stuff.... Most of the time I do my main posting on LJ...
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