Wednesday, 15 August 2012

I'll have to rename the blog

My application has been approved, so on April 1st, I will begin a new, brighter, more expensive above-ground life. I have exactly three weeks to pack the last 4 years into boxes and load it onto a moving van (preferably one not operated by Best Price Movers). It's the end of an era. A long, dark, occasionally damp, often drafty, spidery, centipedey, basement-dwelling era.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Both of us have to turn our keys

Heh. Another Seinfeld reference. I couldn't resist.

I should clarify that nobody has turned any keys. Yet. Nothing has been decided. Yet.

I feel...OK. More OK than I thought I would feel. Which feels wrong, somehow. But I like it. I feel, for lack of a better word, empowered. I hate that word - it's so overused - everybody is empowered, you can't turn around without somebody announcing how empowered they are. Switching to UltraTide Cold Water is supposed to make you feel empowered these days.

Past breakups have been sheer hell. Except for the first one. But it wasn't much of a relationship anyway. That would be the relationship with the guy who's still thinking about me seven or eight years later, as he sits in his mother's basement smoking, blogging about his video game scores and plotting functionally-illiterate world domination. Poor wee soul.

The other two were bad though. Crying and obsessing - ohmygawd how I obsessed, I could have obsessed for Canada in the Olympics. The first one, I gained about 40 lbs from comfort eating. We kept in touch and he kept me on a string, giving me false hope and then denying it was hope of any kind and it was all very dramatic and fucked up and finally I said, "Look, I need to move on with my life and I can't if you keep contacting me." I felt very empowered that day. And also fat.

I dated a series of unsuitable men in an effort to not be alone and to not feel like a loser, painfully unaware of the inherent irony of the situation. I went out with: a thirty-five year old guy who had a .wav from The Lion King on his answering machine instead of a normal outgoing message, you know, like a grown-up would have; a recovering alcoholic who was in fact still a full-blown alcoholic; an alcoholic who hadn't yet acknowledged his alcoholism; a guy a really skinny and stunningly beautiful friend thought was "just perfect for me": he weighed about 300 lbs, and was divorced with a teenage son (I was barely five years out of my teens at the time and I weighed considerably less).

Then I had a brief, two-month relationship with a guy who boasted not one but two failed marriages (I found out about the second one completely by accident: "What's that a picture of?" "That's the registry office in Luton where I was married" "I thought you got married in a medieval church in Germany!" "Err, um...that was my first marriage"). He dumped me because he met somebody else. That hurt a lot, even if he was a jerk. I believe he lives in Chatham now - he's probably on wife number 4 or 5 by this time.

The other boyfriend became a Buddhist monk.

Anyway, in these two breakups, I blamed myself. I was not Good Enough. I was a failure. I wasn't thin enough or pretty enough for the second guy, and I wanted the Wrong Things from the first guy, i.e. exclusivity (he was a bit of a lad, you know - "leave no undergraduate unturned" - but I guess becoming a monk has put a stop to that) .

But I'm not blaming myself now. And the truth is, I would rather be alone than to settle for less than what I want. Sure, being in this relationship has been good for me and let's be honest here, for my ego, for the last four years. In addition to the friendship and the companionship and the comfortableness of being in a long-term relationship, I've always had a date for dinner parties, party-parties, weddings. Do you know how agonizing it is for a single woman to be dateless at an event populated by Smug Marrieds (or Smug Cohabitators) and have to smile sweetly at their o-so-smug and self-righteous concern and say things like, "Oh, well, I guess I just haven't met the right guy yet!" or "I've decided to focus on my career" or "Is this open bar?"

We've had a lot of good times and done a lot of fun things. But there comes a time when good times and fun things just aren't enough, and I'm not going to stick around just to avoid being - gasp! shock! horror! - single.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Cesar Brown - Resume

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Cesar Brown

607 Goodpaster Circle

Texas Austin


Graduated With Special Honors from Peninsula College

10 years of authoring experience (directly for Internet readers)

Stunning fluency in English and Spanish

Committed, staff-oriented member of staff with a talent for details

Business Experience

FoxyStilezArticles, Dallas USA

1999 - Present

Staff Manager

Accountable for coordinating a global staff of freelance writers to meet a challenging set of output goals and objectives.

- Set unprecedented records for production, growing output by 10% globally

- Properly kept dependable logs of task distribution

- Cared for QA for world-wide creation over a sizable staff of freelancers

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Fluent in English and Spanish

Sophisticated proficiency using a extensive choice of office computer software

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the space in between

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Friday, 17 February 2012

Nestor Davies - Resume

Aloha! I'm one of the crew leaders of FoxyStilezArticles, a hungry young content writing group. We are able to create articles in French and English for global internet readers, and are readily available for article content generation for your online business. Below you may find my curriculum vitae, and you might be able to read other crew leaders and writers' CV's on this internet site. At the bottom of my curriculum vitae, you're going to check out some examples of our posted articles. For work inquiries, please mail us with the form on this internet site and we'll reply as soon as can be.

Curriculum Vitae

Nestor Davies

8301 Lower Cranberry Drive

South Carolina Columbia

Summary of Qualifications

Graduated With Honors from Belmont University

10 years of article writing experience (explicitly for Web readers)

Stunning competency in English and Latin

Devoted, business-oriented individual with a taste for specifics

Work Experience

FoxyStilezArticles, Dallas USA

2002 - Present

Group Leader

Answerable for planning a worldwide group of internet writers to suit a demanding set of output goals.

- Set new records for efficiency, improving productivity by 35% throughout the world

- Accurately kept regular logs of task distribution

- Addressed quality control for international creation across a large group of freelancers

Extra Skillsets

Competent in English and Latin

Advanced skills with a full selection of office computer software

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This just in

According to this article by Karen Roebuck of the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, the FDA has found melamine, but not aminopterin, in the recalled pet food :

Because of a lack of scientific data, it is unclear what level of melamine would be harmful to cats and dogs, the sources said. An unknown number of cats and dogs nationwide have died or become ill with kidney failure...

Neither the FDA nor the independent lab tests found aminopterin. The agency is expected to announce its findings at a news conference at 10 a.m. today but is not commenting on New York's findings or that lab's methodology.

The FDA has not determined how melamine got into the pet food. Melamine is used as a fertilizer in Asia and has several commercial and industrial uses.

H/t to the bloggers and commenters over at Pet Connection.