It’s been a little more than two weeks since I’ve been without a day job. Here’s a little update of the odds and ends of how that is going and what I’m doing.
I find myself twice as busy as I’ve ever been when I had a job. It’s a good busy though, making time for myself. I’m getting to the gym more, the home is cleaner, and I’m slowly getting thing done that I’ve been putting off for a long time. We are also better prepared for emergencies. My wife had a small accident and needed a couple of stitches. I was available to get her quickly to the emergency room and help her with the injury afterward.
Before I left my last job, I mentioned that Google contacted me to interview with them. I passed the first round of interviews. It was pretty difficult interview as you might expect. At the end, the interviewer asked if I had any questions. I simply asked him the three things he likes best about working at Google. He wasn’t too happy with me asking him a question (even though he through the ringer), saying that this interviewing isn’t a “symmetrical relationship.” I wish I had thought to remind him that Google asked me to interview, not the other way around.
I started a new blog this week. I should have put more focus into my health blog, but I couldn’t resist it any longer. Can you find it? (If you do, please don’t spoil the fun for the other’s.)
- Why can’t grocery stores have one line and many registers like you find at banks, post offices, and Barnes and Noble? I’d still have the express line, but it seems this is by far the most efficient system. It seems like I always get in the line where there’s one problem that holds it up for a half hour. With the “bank line system” this would be spread across all customers, not just an unlucky few.
- CNBC aired one of the most outstanding sound clips ever. It’s Kelly Ripa saying, “I will do anything for a dollar.” I’d like to pay her a dollar to wear a Lazy Man and Money T-shirt in public once a week.
- Walt Mossberg did an interview on CNBC with his Red Sox hat on. I knew I liked him for some reason.
- Pushing Daisies is by far my favorite new TV show. It’s a quirky premise, but it provides a for a good story.