7-4-10

Man, I thought being unemployed I would have all sorts of time to keep this updated. However, any moment I am awake I am either applying for jobs or feeling guilty that I am not applying for jobs. I’ve literally applied to 500+ positions and to make matters more depressing, my girlfriend got a teaching position in a little less than three weeks being down here. She actually got two offers and had to weigh the options.

Instead, I’ve been on several interviews. One at a company I absolutely do not want to work for. Another for a pretty cool alternative paper and the the third from a subcontractor. No offers to date. I’ve also had various emails and such. Some of the recruiters/headhunters down here are terribly organized. The same lady from a recruiting office has contacted me twice and we have coordinated a meeting and then she cancels last minute.

I mean just to get to the point of getting an automatic email rejection, you have to give up so much information it is unsettling. I half think, most of the jobs I have applied for aren’t real, but rather a way to collect all of my personal information (name, address, phone number, work history and pay, etc). I have noticed an increase in the spam email and calls I get. My phone is on the do-not-call list, yet I get all of these spammy phonecalls and voicemails. It’s infuriating.

Anyways, I searched out a few fun tracks to help you get through the Fourth!

Crystal Castles – Pap Smear

N.E.R.D. – Hot-N-Fun (Yeasayer Remix)

Shawn Lee – Kiss The Sky

P.S. The White Panda’s new album REMATCH is out!

UPDATE The alternative paper The Houston Press offered me a job Thursday (7/8) and I accepted Friday! I’m very excited to work for them and I hope it will expand my musical horizon!