Well, I guess a little explanation is in order. At the end of December my next door neighbor moved out and took his internet hook-up with him, so since then I've been without the internet at home. And while it's easy enough to check my email at work, it's really not that easy to post photos and blog.
So what have I been up to? Well, I've been applying for jobs which is one of the most daunting things I've done in a long time. And I haven't heard anything from anyone except when I heard that a job I was interested in at Princeton had 200 applicants in the first 2 weeks. That was a huge reality check and made me realize what a tough market it is out there. And every once in a while I realize that the end of May is fast approaching! This should be interesting, folks...
I've been continuing to work at the Paper Source on the weekends. They have decided to keep me on for my one or two shifts a week, which is great for me. I've been putting all of those checks straight into my savings account and I enjoy the work, so it's a win-win situation.
I've been watching Syracuse kick some serious ass in basketball! These games are so fun to watch, and since I only have the most basic cable I don't have ESPN, so I've been catching some games at a local sports bar and trying to convert my Princeton friends into Syracuse fans. Or at least convince them to come out for a couple hours on a weeknight and have a few drinks while I keep and eye on the game. They are currently 20-1 after last night's romp of Georgetown! Go 'Cuse! I even picked up a pair of bright orange flats to go with all of the orange clothing that I've accumulated over the years. They're quite fun.
Speaking of Syracuse, I also applied for a Certificate of Advanced Study program through Syracuse's iSchool. This is another back-up plan depending on how things pan out job-wise. I should hear by the end of February whether or not I was accepted.
I've also been doing a lot of cooking. My friends Kim and Ann are both doing home-cooking challenges and blogging about them, so I've had some good inspiration to try some things in the kitchen. I've been continuing to bake bread about once a week and have had great success with a half-whole-wheat sandwich loaf that comes out well every time. This is partly due to the realization that my radiator is the best place to let it rise.
Whew... It's been an interesting month, that's for sure. I still don't have the internet at home, but I am going to try to be better about posting more often.