Monday, August 01, 2005

Scores on the Doors

As Week 7 of the interminable Job Hunt begins, and I hunt that elusive hulking great salary like an impoverished Captain Ahab desperate to sate my own personal financial demons, I thought it might be time for an action-packed round of “Fun with Stats” with me, your host. So, have at thee!

Number of jobs applied for: 97
Number of interviews so far: 1
Number of helpful recruitment consultants: None

There. Now you know. But in this case, knowledge isn’t power. Sucks, don’t it?

In another part of the virtual world, the terrifyingly prolific Bert has called me out, asking: “Dear Jim. Can you fix it for me to find out what you have been listening to whilst being holed up in your pit?”

Now then, now then, ‘ow’s about that? You ask, I answer:

United Future Organization – The Sixth Sense
Prince – Gotta Stop (Messin’ Around)
Ramsey Lewis – That’s the Way of the World
De La Soul – Pawn Star
Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’
Prince – Cream
Gil Scott-Heron – Fast Lane
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Jabba – Superbad
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Mellowship Slinky in B Major
Public Enemy – Mind Terrorist

Happy now? Now, getouttahere, kid, ya bother me!

7 comments:

matt said...

i commented down there on one of your other posts. feel free to delete this one; i'm just saying hi...and...and...I LOVE YOU.

AKA said...

I would never delete any part of you. Big love out to you and yo laydee. And when the hell am I gonna see your Ivory Tower lovin' ass?

Anonymous said...

Don't give up in your job search. Someone with as positive an attitude as you simply has to find a great job soon! What do you want to do, anyway?

AKA said...

Ah, anonymous, I certainly don't feel like a man with a positive attitude. As to what I want to do, in an ideal world, I'd be making enough money off writing to support myself and my family. But this isn't an ideal world, and writing cash is like paper-route money - small pennies for long hours. So, any job with a living wage will suit me for the moment, although I seem to have found myself in the I.T. world for the last two years, and I think I should keep on ploughing forward in that direction for a little bit longer.

Anonymous said...

Even though you think you don't have a positive attitude, you do. It shines through in your words. You won't give up the dream, the words, and the make-a-living job search. I sense good things happening for you down the line.

AKA said...

Wow. Thank you for the very kind words, anonymous. I hope you are right!

Bert said...

Don't Be Nasty