Thursday, May 28, 2009

Catching Up

After about nine o'clock Bill stopped sending his drunk twitters. He's going to regret saying all of those dumb things he said. I hope that he still remembers that we agreed to meet at the golf course tomorrow at eleven.

I spent the night catching up with my twitter mates and catching up with some unwatched DVDs. It just occurred to me that I must like buying movies more than I like watching them. Hmm... I've got about a hundred of them still in the shrink wrap.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I was headed back to the apartment. I checked the mail and got tons of junk mail. There was, however one important letter; a letter from Mason.

My Brother has it made. He gets to travel the world and write about it. What a lucky bastard.


These last few weeks have been difficult. I'm sure that you've heard of the swine flu, aka H1N1. Well let's just say I've been hold up in a hotel room for the last couple of weeks. The directors at the journal finally informed me that I can leave my room.

I have been in contact with my former Professor, Dr. Gerard who lives in the Santa Fe district in Mexico City. The streets were still a bit quieter than normal. They said that during the worst of the epidemic the streets were abandoned, and if you've ever seen Mexico City, that would be a bizarre sight.

I finally met with Dr. Gerard and we had some espresso together. It seems that the pandemic has not dampened the hospitality of the people here because Dr. Gerard generously invited me to stay at his home until I depart next week.

I hope this letter finds you in good spirits Smedley. I'm off to Cambodia next week. Until then,
your loving brother,

I should write him back.

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Ocarina

Today was confusing. Sometimes I just have to get away from everyone and just decompress. Even though I'm not to blame for my job loss and I didn't value my job, I think that I'm still upset about losing it.

The guys wanted to go out and get all kinds of drunk. I just wanted to get away. I went to a place nearby my apartment that was a good place to go to get away from people and relax outdoors. It's the rooftop of a local bodega. I needed some time to relax and think about what just happened to me.

I brought my ocarina up there and just played. Ahh yes, sometimes this type of thing is the only medicine that works.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What a Shock!

What a shock!

Ed Began,
"I know. I know. Listen, I told you guys that you should be working on your resume's, right? Well I've been moonlighting as a state sponsored career counselor for about a month now. Go and get the dummies and we'll get down to business."

I returned with Bill and Shlomo. Ed continued,
"Let's get down to business shall we. I have a plan. It may work and it may flop. Either way I don't care. It's better than the alternative. You'll have to lay low for a couple of weeks and take some odd jobs provided by the state. When I get my ducks in a row, I'll contact you all and we'll begin our venture. I am going to start a freelance information Tech company and I'm hoping that you guys will tag along and make us all some greenbacks, see. It's the best we can do in this economy. So what do you say? Are you in?

Bill, Shlomo, and I all nodded in approval.

After the guys left, I asked Ed how he got hooked up with a job like this. He told me that Chicago was the most corrupt city in the country and that he had friends. I guess that's what it's all about here. It doesn't seem fair but who am I to complain.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

10 Minutes Later & Still Waiting

This bureaucracy thing can be pretty intimidating. Call me paranoid but it's like they knew I was coming. I haven't felt like this since my junior year in High school when I got sent to the principals office for discharging a fire extinguisher in the hallway while skipping out on a mandatory assembly. Oh bother...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tea Time For Bill

Sometimes there is no reasoning with Bill. It could pay to show up looking like you're ready to work.

Bill told me that there is no point. He said that we are here to sign up for unemployment benefits and log into a state funded job search, Nothing more. I don't know, I just feel like dressing for success is possibly a path to success. It was 11:30 in the morning and Bill was riding high on those Long Island Ice Teas. . .

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Tweetup

Bill, Shlomo, and I decided to tweetup and do a coordinated assault on the unemployment office. Sometimes I think that Bill is a bit too unprofessional. Truth be told, I think that he's very unhappy about being out of work. This is his way of dealing with it.