Friday, April 25, 2008

Life changes & found items

So, the big news is that I'm changing jobs. I'm leaving the firm where I started my career four years ago, and had the opportunity to take self-portraits of myself wearing aviators on the roofs of half-finished Target stores. I'll be starting in mid-May at a large architecture/engineering firm in downtown St. Paul, who shall go unnamed because I don't know what their feelings are about being associated with an individual's blog and I don't want to get pre-fired. I'm excited for the downtown environment, expensive parking notwithstanding, and the hustle & bustle of an urban firm with a large variety of projects going on. I'll have to listen to lots of SimCity music on my iPod while I engineer.

As a result of the change, I'm looking down the barrel of two moves: job and house, more or less simultaneously. I finish at Job #1 on May 7th, we close on our house May 9th, and I start at Job #2 May 14th. I'm a frothing madman, you see.

I started cleaning out my desk yesterday, and came across a stack of slips of paper, most of them Get Fuzzy Page-a-Day pages, with notes scrawled on them. Old to-do lists, many of them, but also some Fred-cultural artifacts scrawled on lunch breaks and end-of-the-day flights of fancy. I present to you here two that I found of interest.

Legend of Zelda Games
chronologically, and indicating (X) if I have ever completed them:
  • The Legend of Zelda X
  • Adventure of Link X
  • Link to the Past X
  • Link's Awakening X
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Majora's Mask
  • Oracle of Ages
  • Oracle of Seasons
  • Wind Waker X
  • Four Swords Adventures X
  • Minish Cap X
  • Twilight Princess (X, more recent than list)
  • Phantom Hourglass
Hey, that was fun! Here's another:

Awesome Rolling Stones songs
(* indicates songs I was newly, especially fond of as of early 2005)
  • Moonlight Mile
  • Happy
  • Let It Loose *
  • Paint It Black
  • She's a Rainbow
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want
  • 19th Nervous Breakdown
  • Can't You Hear Me Knocking *
  • Monkey Man
  • Wild Horses
  • Bitch *
  • Beast of Burden
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Rocks Off *
  • Sympathy for the Devil
  • Ventilator Blues
  • Angie
  • I Don't Know Why *
  • Loving Cup
  • Tumbling Dice
  • Gimme Shelter
Wow! This is the sort of hard-hitting excitement you've come to expect from my blog, no doubt. Glad to serve.

Hey, reminder, Neutrino happens tonight. Please do come. I certainly didn't expect April to be the month where it actually snowed while we were filming but then, sometimes our expectations are dashed and covered with a half an inch of snow.

1 comment:

Jenzie said...

I work 5 min from Downtown. When you're settled in, we should do lunch.