Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Future of Design Jobs

Well, it’s grad quarter which will eventually dissolve into job huntin’ quarter.  I surf the seas a little bit now to see what’s out there, so I can either freak out more or see how I need to prepare (kinda the same thing).  I came across this jewell on good ol’ Craigslist, and found solace that no matter how bad the job market is, there’s always something worse out there than unemployment….I didn’t even know Publisher still existed!

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Poor Havana

I was sad to hear today of a fire that gutted Havana Restaurant (Buford Highway near North Druid Hills), one of the few great places for Cuban food north of Miami.  I’ve been going there about 10 years now, as it was often a mandatory escape from the horrible cafeteria food at Oglethorpe.  Yes, my first Cuban coffee experience was here, and I remember buzzing for the next two days afterward.  Many guanabana shakes were enjoyed here, though I often took them to go as the place truly was a hole in the wall.  I remember when the owner’s husband died, and now this…well, there’s a site started to encourage her to reopen…so if you were a fan, drop a line and let her know!  And who knows, maybe she’ll get a nicer place…and if not, that’s ok, it kinda added to the ambiance.

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That’s why

Yeah, sorry for that last joykill post.  I’m sick.  I was a couple weeks ago too, but got over it pretty quickly.  Seems that I really didn’t and it came back this weekend with a bite. So, I feel pretty crappy, but at least there’s some reasoning behind it now.  Yay.

And now to get up for my 7:30 am grad evulation with Hank, which keeps getting pushed off and pushed off…so hopefully someone will be there tomorrow and get this over with, otherwise I might retaliate and sneeze on him.

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Welcome, grad quarter…

Well, it hasn’t fully kicked in yet, as my evaluation with Hank keeps getting postponed.  I’m anxious to see what comes of it, as this quarter PC is doing it a little bit different with grads and having them take 2 additional classes at the same time.  So will I be redoing 30 projects in addition to a classload that could be on the heavy side?  I am taking Publications which will have its share of work, and a class called Virtuality, which I haven’t had yet.  I’m also auditing Bookmaking, and judging from the 1st class can say I wish I had this 8 quarters ago!  Maybe I wouldn’t hate publications so much if I had actually known how to keep my pages together.

I also have had zero energy lately, and have been wanting to go to sleep when the sun comes out.  Quite a shame, as it’s been so nice out, but my body just becomes sloth like regardless if I’m up with the moon or I go to bed at normal people hours. I guess this is typical of the first week back, when I have down time after running around during break and recovering from the previous quarter.  It’s almost like some sort of PTSD that rears its head when things finally calm down.  All those things I said I’d work on during break got pushed to now, and aren’t making much progress (make a personal website, relearn flash, etc.).

Anyway, I won’t spend too much time on that, soon enough I’ll have real reasons for fatigue!  Let’s get on with it, I suppose…I had “senioritis” quite bad last quarter, so I’ll try to get the momentum back to finish things up and moooove on….

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