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Good week (and apples)

After a fun Sunday which included going to Brown County and cooking hot dogs and S'mores over the fire (Jon's account of this day is excellent, so I won't repeat it)... I made the comment that this is going to be a really good week - any week that begins and ends with fire has to be good. Since I'm having a bonfire on Saturday, this is one such week.

For one thing, I sent out my resume for a pretty good PHP programming job in Indy yesterday. The guy got back in touch with me within hours and we emailed back and forth all day, basically an email interview. Things were sounding pretty good. He asked me about salary and I gave him a reasonable number, which he said was “within an acceptable range if it's a good fit”. Sounding even better, now. As of this morning, most likely they're going to contract a freelance project with me to assess my skills and real-world speed. We are probably going to have a face-to-face interview about that next week.

I am pretty excited, honestly. This job could be great - challenging, stable, includes benefits, and a salary that would help me get out of debt more quickly (one of my top goals in life right now).

I also have some really great people in my life. Yeah, that's an every week thing, but I just felt like mentioning them in this upbeat post. Plus by the end of the week I will have been with them at least 3 times, so that adds to the goodweekicus factor. Jon, Laura, and Myssi, you guys rock. [Since I know how competitive some in this list are, keep in mind it's just listed alphabetically. Oy!]

Yes, I have a lot of other amazing people in my life who bless me, no offense intended if you are not listed.

Free sneak preview passes to see Flushed Away tomorrow. It looks pretty funny.

Did I mention the bonfire on Saturday? Aww yeah. Fire.

I will leave you now with a funny variant of “all the things you need to know about men and women” (thanks Mike)

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy.

The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men... Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

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and house church tonight, I can't forget that. It's a different peer group than I'm usually with (young married couples with kids), but that's not a bad thing... I like the variety.

Sheryl Sheryl
I posted that same thing about women being like apples (minus the guys and wine part) on my blog about 2 years ago. And got Kathy on my case about it. :P

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
^ It's because you didn't have the guys part to go along with it. Sorry I can't make the Flushed Away preview. That would be fun. Hope the job works out ok. And... your mom is lame, and your mom isn't much better. That's all I have JonBoy

Ali Ali
Hahaha I really like the wine part. :D


Yeah, I remember you posting that (but not Kathy getting on your case about it). Honestly I usually find it pretty lame, not because there's not truth to it, but it just seems so self-serving and trite. Maybe it's because of the men part of this one, but it just struck me as funny today so I decided to post it. :-]

mysterious mysterious
i'm excited for you about your job. i hope you make it to meet them.

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
I was hoping someone would catch that. What can I say, Beatwins just came to me. *bow

friendofpedro friendofpedro
gRegor - man you gotta enable comments on xanga....this is so labor intensive... I don't know why Kerry would want to make a dig on Bush's grades. Bush actually had a slightly higher GPA at Yale than Kerry did. I just don't buy this crap about a botched joke. If he was talking about Bush he would have ended it by saying “like Bush”. It's not like the dude has never taken on Bush directly before. And, party line or not, Kerry's comments over the years are remarkably consistant in tone and content. Even most in his own party considered his comments unacceptable. I know you don't like GWB but it's tough to defend Kerry on this in any way.

Brooke Brooke
hey - the job sounds awesome. I'll be sure to mention it when I talk to Jesus tonight. thanks for the comment - I was so hesitant to post it, because everytime I read it I think it sounds cocky. anyway... I've heard the apples thing, but not the fine wine. oh.my.dang.

Erin Erin
Ha! great analogies. Uh, I have no idea what the RSS feed does, but I'll turn it back on for your convenience.

Benji Benji
...where after enough years of stomping and shelving (except for whimsickle indulgence in grape- blood), men may begin to lose their former robust and bold flavor, and even degenerate into vinegar. If that happens their ladies may continue their demasculating indulgence differently, keeping their men for not much more than things like cleaning and cooking. Morale? I dunno. shop in good vineyards/orchards/whatever.

Jonny Boy Jonny Boy
Yes I do. It is a really good book. Mandi got it for me a few years ago. I'll see about bringing tomorrow.

jack jack
hi. um. i hope you get the php job. i mean, i guess. you are coming tomorrow aye? i mean, wait. why wouldnt you? and why did you just make me tell you how to spell fire....over the comp? that doesnt even make any sense.....


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