apete's apage

A place for me to speak and be heard.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

wasting time....

I have two three page essays due tomorrow at 9AM and I am avoiding writing them mad.

Here is one of the things I have been wasting time with. Please take a look and help me map my personality awareness.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I Quit...

Well, I quit my big person job today. It was sort of weird but I have been threatening it for about 2 years. It really isn't that big of a deal because I am only working one day a week because of school. I am glad I did it. I feel kind of free. It'll be a nice kick in the butt to start applying for a new job. So what was it that made me finally step over the line:

  • The company I was working for lost a contract and loses the business that I was working with on June 6th.
  • I just helped retire a system that I was the only one with real knowledge of so I didn't need to hand that one off.
  • One of my goals for going to school was to look for a new job.
  • I thought I was going to quit about 24 times since I started school. I either wussed out or was talked out of it every time.
  • I am going to Nicaragua for about a month in March and didn't want to deal with being gone from work for that long.
  • It gives me 10 more hours to do homework or apply for jobs each week.
  • Work was getting too monotonous.
So as you can see the reasons were piling up and that first bullet point was what tipped the scales. Basically, it meant that even if I stayed, there wouldn't be much of a future there anyway so it wouldn't even be that great of a fallback.

Who knows?

UPS delivers

First Photo
Originally uploaded by apete.
Well, here is the first photo from my new camera. It isn't pretty but what can I do, it is a self portrait after a long day.

The camera is a Canon Powershot S2 IS. It has a ton more features than my old Canon Powershot S30, but it is a bit heavier. I like it though. It has 12x optical zoom and 5 megapixels. I would have really liked to have waited until after I graduated and have gotten a job. The problem is that I will be off to Nicaragua in March on a business school program.

Anyway, UPS has a great service that I didn't know about. I have always hated UPS because they won't leave a package if you don't sign for it. It just sucks. BUT...I actually called to have it held today because I knew I wouldn't be around for the next three days. They said, do you want to pick it up tonight. I didn't think either the package or I would get there before 5 or whenever the place closed. They gave me the option to come with an appointment between 8 and 8:30 and they would have my package right there. It took about 5 seconds once I drove in because the package was right there. It was great and I will do it again.