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Didn't Get the Job
Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

I got confirmation this evening. I did not get the job. However, the reason surprised me. They said they thought I was a strong developer, but they didn't think I was strong enough in QA and test. What?? That floored me. Wh... Read more
Transition to Lady of Leisure
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      7 comments

I become a lady of leisure in a few days. I guess most of the sting of losing my job was taken out because I had this other job interview. I haven't been completely rejected yet for the job I applied for, and to be honest, I am still hanging o... Read more
Probably Did Not Get the Job, But It's Ok
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      5 comments

Well, I probably did not get the job. I saw that the hiring manager reposted the job listing on job boards yesterday morning. They either have to interview a few more candidates in order to be sure, or I have been ruled out. I'm inclined towa... Read more
Few Missteps During the Interview
Monday, October 24, 2011      15 comments

Thinking about it over the weekend, I'm not sure about my chances on the job. I was interviewing with a very big company, who can afford to be very picky. Job interviews are kind of like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make an... Read more
The Interview
Saturday, October 22, 2011      14 comments

Back in high school, we were asked by our teachers what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. What careers did we want? Who did we think we would be? Well there was this one company who was a small, no name company at the time. But... Read more
Looking Forward, Not Back
Monday, October 17, 2011      16 comments

This past weekend, I worked on putting the past behind me. I have a new future ahead of me. Just like any bad relationship, it's best not to dwell. Mourn, but pick yourself up and move forward. Staying in the past prevents you from looking f... Read more
Surfing the Waves and Wipe Outs of Life
Friday, October 14, 2011      8 comments

When we were little, we imagined who we would be, and what we would be doing as adults. Maybe we imagined we'd be doctors, lawyers, or movie stars. Most of us end up growing into lives quite different. I remember in the 80s/90s, the Tony ... Read more
Dad's Diet Update
Monday, October 10, 2011      8 comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my dad's new diet. He's fed up with the drugs he's taking for his diabetes, and decided to see a dietician. The dietician put him on a carb controlled diet. Not really a low carb diet, but carb controlled... Read more
Apple Inflation
Saturday, October 01, 2011      26 comments

I read something recently that stuck with me. It was about how portions we eat today are greater than in the 70s, when America was slimmer. Not just that, but how much more sugar we consume. It's not just the high fructose corn syrup, which i... Read more
It's Like Magic
Friday, September 30, 2011      12 comments

This past week something weird happened. I put on a pair of size 6 pants, and they were too loose! I have no idea when or where this happened. It may sound strange that this just 'snuck up' on me, but I work from home. No, I'm not the stereo... Read more
Birthday in Charleston
Sunday, September 25, 2011      9 comments

This past weekend, we went to Charleston, SC to celebrate my birthday. My birthday isn't actually until Tuesday, but I wanted to go to a particular restaurant in Charleston. So we decided to have a night in Charleston. We found a bargain on P... Read more
Diabetes Diet Help for My Dad
Thursday, September 22, 2011      8 comments

I need help critiquing my dad's diabetes diet. He has recently decided to work more on his diet, rather than medication. Avandia is causing heart and kidney damage. So he went to see a dietician. The dietician recommended a 'low carb' diabet... Read more
Homemade PIZZA!
Monday, September 19, 2011      15 comments

Pizza often ends up on a lot of dieting no-no lists. Not good for low-fat dieters. Too many carbs for low-carbers. I learned to cook because I wanted to make foods I like, using good quality ingredients. Good ingredients make good health... Read more
Why is Weight Loss Not Considered Medical Treatment?
Friday, September 16, 2011      6 comments

The number 1 way that most of us can improve our health and reduce medical costs is to lose weight. So why are weight loss treatments not considered expenses covered by healthcare? I was just going over the list of items that I can expense... Read more
Dental Care and Whitening
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

I went to the dentist last week for a cleaning. While I was there, I asked about teeth whitening. They recommended getting a dental mold made, with a whitening gel. It is very pricey, though. They said I don't have any issues that would preve... Read more

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