Sunday, July 26, 2009
I came home after handing out a few resumes, and Gerard had bought us some beers. How fun. After talking and having a few beers, Gerard asked me where my recycling bin was. I told him that I didn't have one. He about freaked out.
Apparently, he is extremely concerned about the environment and global warming. I am too. I just... You know - I know, I should be recycling. I'll be honest. I've been to lazy to do it. Great, now I feel bad.
Monday, July 20, 2009
I had nothing on my agenda today. So, I set out on my own to the library. I checked out some books, and then took a walk downtown.
I walked past the Sears Tower just so I could see the new name with my own eyes. Willis Tower... Great name. It's right up there with U.S. Cellular Field. Sigh...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Enjoyed the trip home. It's always nice wearing a full suit in public. People tend to show one a little more respect. It's weird, but it almost makes it worth the work.
After getting home, I watched a little sci fi and not long afterward, Gerard started moving in.
I spent the rest of the evening helping him out and then a bit of time chatting with him.
I've got a one bedroom apartment. Gerard will be renting out the bedroom, which I do not use and I will change nothing and continue to sleep on my couch. This should work perfectly!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Bill and I met on the train to go to our first freelance job. It was at a shipyard located on the south side. Their whole network crashed and by the looks of it, the last time they bought a computer was 2002. Ha!
As usual, the people working there wouldn't know the difference between Pentium and a Celeron, or a PC and a Mac for that matter.
We kicked everyone out of the office and were finished in thirty minutes. That seemed too fast to Bill and I; so we played some games and acted busy for another hour and a half. I didn't want our first clients to think that they were getting ripped off.
They should be good for a long time. We set up firewalls, installed virus protection and even upgraded some of the computers' processors and memory.
On our way out we gave them our card and told them to call us any time they needed anything. Bill and I made a couple of hundred bucks on that one. Yes! It's the first money I've made since getting sacked aside from an unemployment check.
Monday, July 6, 2009
At the coffee shop last night, I met up with a few candidates who responded to my room for rent advertisement. Some of them were just a little on the weird side.
The first interview went well but the guy just wouldn't stop talking about cage fighting. I decided to eliminate him on the grounds that he may be inclined to pummel people with whom he disagrees. It may not sound fair but I just didn't want to take a chance on that.
One fella that responded had tattoos all over. Even his face was covered. That wouldn't have bothered me too much, but he also had spent a few years in prison.
Another candidate spoke no English whatsoever. He only spoke Chinese. I wouldn't have minded that either but I was a little worried about communicating boundaries and such.
Thankfully, I met with Gerard. He was perfect. He was clearly a gentleman, and he's well-read. He seemed like a really good guy and we have loads in common. he is very interested in environmentalism. We like similar music and He plays the same video games as me.
After meeting him I canceled the last two appointments.