January 20th, 2006

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Spirited Away

Just watched Spirited Away. Gee, isn't that one big, jolly, Alice-in-Wonderland WTF moment! LOL. I really liked it, though I kept puzzling over whether or not it meant anything. It was like that manuscript I had to proofread, which was also like Alice in Wonderland. I kept reading and reading hoping for a point but the point seemed to just keep having very strange things happen. Like... WTF?
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The future of New Orleans

Today's editorial cartoon in the Atlanta paper is priceless:

I've been meaning to say something about this whole "chocolate" business but I think this editorial covers it.
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Job Hunt Update 3

Well, got an email from the personnel recruiter I met with Tuesday. Seems the position I was looking at has already been filled, by an internal applicant. However, I'm now on file with the recruiter, who says I have excellent qualifications, so at least that's good.

Meanwhile I got another email from the contract/placement firm I used to work for and she gave me some advice on my resume. She actually needs me to send her the technical skills/software for each of my past jobs, for *this* position, but she gave me advice on how to improve my resume for just general purposes. I really appreciate her helping me out.

I will look for more jobs today. I think I found another one last night but I can't quite remember.
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I know it's dangerous to say this, but man, I'm happy today!

I'm happy because...

...I went grocery shopping that included good street musician, efficient bus service, lovely customer service, and buying good food.

...I have a nice outfit on.

...The weather is over 60 and quite nice!

...Luckie is being sweet.

...I have been good on my diet and good with the exercise.

...The job hunt is going well.

...catscradle made me some mixer CDs and they're great.

...marchenland burned a lot of MP3s for me and they're great, too.

...Spirited Away was wacked out fun last night.

...I'm going to the Georgia Aquarium with Caleb in an hour.
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From thefridayfive

1. What is your preferred trusted news source?

I tend to get my news from 6 main sources: CNN.com, NYTimes.com, Alternet.org, BBC News, NPR, and the Atlanta Journal-Constituion. I think of all of these, Alternet and NPR offer the most trust-worthy news, focusing on the REAL news, whereas the others chase pretty much the same stories. Despite the scandals of late, I would say the NYT has the best writing.

2. What is a news source that you will never trust?

TV news. Which I never watch unless there's a huge disaster or something.

3. What is the news topic during the last calendar year that you feel got the worst coverage?

Climate change, including major changes affecting the lives of people and animals -- and whole ecosytems -- in the Arctic, islands in the Pacific, etc. It's NOT a theory.

There was a massive amount of stuff that went off the radar though. Most of the important stuff, in fact.

Also: I got the chance to see the difference between CNN US and CNN International when I watched tsunami coverage in Germany and then at home, where the story was "over" like 5 days later :(

4. What news item do you feel got too much coverage in the last calendar year?

Everything having to do with celebrities and/or hit TV shows. Blargh!

5. If you had complete control of your favored news source(s) (answer to question 1), what would you do with it that is not already being done?

For NPR, do more coverage and/or add POVs of younger people.