Sunday, November 27, 2005

Downhill Streets That Turn Into Skating Rinks = No Fun

I had an interesting ride to Church this morning. It snowed last night, and as a result, it froze into a sheet of glare ice on Hidden Valley Drive. The entire street is on a downhill, so it was a nightmare to traverse, as you might imagine!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I Hate The Leafs ... SOO MUCH!

So the Habs lost in OT tonight. That was a smooth move, taking a penalty in the dying minutes of the game, allowing the Leafs a 4 on 3 in overtime! Ah well, at least we got a point out of it ... still stings though!

I dropped off a resume at the CO-OP in my neighbourhood here in Calgary today. I've been out of work for almost three months now, so I gotta make some of the money that I've lost back. The manager gave me a mini-interview on the spot, and from the outcome of it, it sounds promising. It's a unionized store, so pay might be rather nice for a retail job!

Well, I'm gonna pay Janet a visit, she's out babysitting for a friend who lives a block away, so I figure she could use some company!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Stranded In Suburbia, Please Rescue Me And Take Me To The Nearest Dive Bar!

Another quiet Friday. With nothing really to go to out here in the suburbs, it's kinda hard to leave the house to do anything. I called Molaski and Matt Adams, but they were both out when I phoned. Oh well.

I'm supposed to have a job interview next week, but the guy who was supposed to schedule it didn't call during the past 2 days, so it's up in the air. Other than that, the chase is going ok. All that matters now is to find any job that will stem the loss of $$$'s over the past few months, especially since I've been a' buying the Christmas gifts. 6 Down, 2 to go!

Later biznatches!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Happy Blogday!

Today marks the first birthday of my blog, The Chronicles of Jimmy (formerly known as 'The Official Blog of James Shannon"). It's been great putting my thought into writing, even if I've slipped at times...

In other news, it's Friday! I'm gonna head out now and get some beer and head down to Molaski's (probably)...!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Nose To The Grindstone, or Banff: Where You Can Boil And Freeze Your Ass Off At The Same Time!

It'a been a while since my last post, but I have been busy putting on a full-court press on my job search efforts, as it were. It seems to be working so far, as I have done one interview already, and have leads from other people in the ergo biz that they might be hiring in the new year. I also volunteered at the 2005 Alberta Health & Safety Conference, manning the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) booth last Tuesday. I got to go to a seminar, meet all kinds of health & safety professionals, and talk one delegate into accepting ergonomics as a viable strategy for her company.

Not a bad day for my career, I might say.

As per my last post, I will also summarize the week that my Dad spent here in Calgary after the completion of our Westward journey. We pretty much hung out around the house on most days, making trips out to the stores and to Tim's for coffee and doughnuts. Mid-week, we travelled to Red Deer as Shaun needed to retrieve his companies' truck. Gasoline Alley, which is situated along both sides of Highway 2 south of the city for a few km's, is the largest conglomeration of commerce I have ever seen, anywhere! Friday, we saw a movie at the newly converted (and aptly named, considering the companies' growth in recent years) Empire Studio 16! We saw North Country, which should an Oscar contender in my estimation. That Saturday, we also went to Banff. We went hiking, had dinner, and went swimming in the Hot Springs. Good times, I will have to go back when it's -20c!

Well, that's all for now, good night, or if you're back home, good morning!