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I was thinking about how a relationship accellerates. For normal working-aged folk, people see each other say once a week for a Friday or Saturday night date. So after one month of dating, they’ve seen each other maybe 4 or 5 times. That’s not a whole lot of face exposure and hence, you only know them a bit.

I remember back in the dorm days when people committed “dorm-cest” (dating someone in the building) or “floor-cest” (dating someone on the floor). These kids spent all their time together, aside from classes, hanging out, eating, and studying. Because they were spending practically 24/7 together, the length of time that it “feels” like you’re together is much greater. I guess you can multiply dorm relationships by the number 4.

After dating someone for 1 month, you know each other like you’ve been together for 4 months.

Well, how about couples who decide to move in together? Then aside from their time spent at work, they are together. They are exposed to the good (promotions), the bad (rough day at work), and the ugly (morning hair and breath). When you can see all the moods of the person, then you really get to know them. Afterall, when you’re on a date, you’re hopefully on your best behavior. You don’t always know how the person is when they’re not trying, or let their guards down.

So for couples living together, I would multiply by 5.

And let’s not forget about unemployed workers who have the liberty of hanging out several times a week or more. I would multiply it by 3. Heheh.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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80893542

Today I was one step closer to getting an offer. I went into the office to meet one of the partners and then he had me meet the other partner as well as someone I’d be working closely with. According to that person, she said I’m pretty much in if they called her out to meet me. Woohoo.

Now I still have one more person to meet and also my interview next week. The question is, which field do I like better and can provide a good future for me? I guess I’ll do my little analysis next week.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Whew! Another relief. For some reason, I have it in my head that I’m not very good at job interviews. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps I feel like I’m lacking a ton of work experience and somehow, the interviewers are going to ask me all these hard questions or make me take some sort of test. Anyways, this morning’s interview went smoothly. I think the lady liked me a lot and mentioned that I have the right amount of experience and skills for the job. Woohoo! I knew playing around with Photoshop was going to come in handy. Hehe. She doesn’t have the final word though, as there is the big boss-man, as well as a fairly big boss-woman that has to give the green light.

On another positive note, I am arranging times now for another interview. That’s the one I wasn’t so sure about yesterday, but this morning, a prospective employer emailed me and listed some times. Woohoo!

Still no word about the job from my interview last week though. That’s okay, since I want to have an offer in hand for some bargaining chips. Hey, it definitely doesn’t look bad when several companies want to hire you. Makes you look important and worth a lot. Heheh.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Even in this tough job market, I suppose it is hard to find good people to work in your company. I suppose that’s why recommendations through trusted colleagues are so important. I also think that when you’ve employed for quite some time and there don’t seem to be any job leads in sight, they all come knocking all at once. This is part of an email I sent to a friend recently:

[insert email]

it’s weird… when it rains, it pours. i just had a job interview last week, i’m having one tomorrow, and i suppose i’ll have one next week. they are all for 3 different jobs too. ain’t life funny when you don’t know what you want to do with yourself?

[end email]

Yeah, I know getting a job interview doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll land a job for sure, but it’s been so hard for me to even get interviews. Now I’ll have 3 under my wing. C’mon, you’d think that out of 3, I’d get 1 offer right? Heh, I guess I’ll have to not choke during my interview. Wish me luck.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Woohoo! I have landed myself another job interview. It’s funny though because I’ve sent out (and forgotten about) dozens of resumes and don’t really expect to hear from them. I mean, Craigslist isn’t exactly the place where you’re the only one who’s submitting a resume. From what I hear, the very same day that a posting goes up for a job, hundreds of resumes flood the poor HR person’s inbox. So even if they happen to read your resume, what are the odds that your resume is in that 5% (or so) of the people they’d actually contact?

Anyways, so L called me from that company and she was a very energetic fast-talking woman. She invited me in for an interview tomorrow morning. Woah, talk about quick. Maybe they’re eager to fill the position. I suppose that’s good for me. Now I should go do some research on this company and the position that I applied for.

SG, signing off.

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Wow, a reference to Spiderman in an article on geckos. Heheh. I suppose that makes sense since both umm… species (?) can stick to most anything. Scientists discover what makes geckos stick.

SG, signing off.

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Woohoo, no major problems after wiping out my hardrive and reinstalling stuffs. Thanks to M for the big help. Actually, thanks for doing most everything. Heh, I’m not a techie at all. One thingI forgot to save though was my bookmark list. A lot of good pages down the drain. Maybe I remember them or can get them off of other links.

Suddenly I have a lot of space on my computer. I wonder how long it’ll take to fill it all up. It appears that I have a 14GB drive and have about 11.5GB free. Heh. I didn’t even load in my photos yet!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Sore… I’m feeling pretty sore now after 2 days of playing volleyball. I’m also a lot more tanned I think. Hmm… no matter how in shape (for vball that is) I think I am, I find that I’m not in shape at all. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel like sitting on the couch all day until my muscles are all normal again. *ache*

The bright side of it is I’ve earned myself another prize (long-sleeve t-shirt) on Saturday’s women’s doubles, and a semi-finals finish in the reversed co-ed doubles portion Sunday. Hooray.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Wow, someone had a few words to say about my low-rider jeans entry from yesterday…

[insert email]

you have the good sense not to get low-rider jeans. i went to the mall today. too many people wearing low-riders a few sizes too small, so their body fat tends to spill over like overflow from a dam. and they probably were designed by a guy, for people like britney and christina and shakira, then everyone else followed sheep-like. baaaaaaa…

[end email]

Heheh, I thought it was funny so I decided to post it here.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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So I went looking for some jeans today. Tried on 3 pairs and didn’t like any of them. I guess the styles these days don’t really match well with what is comfortable for me. I find that many of the jeans out there are low-riders. I don’t really like wearing them very much simply because they’re too low. I mean, if you’re sitting down on a stool or something, the back part of your pants is pretty much exposing your underwear. I’m not particularly fond of flashing my undies to random people… mmm… I’m not very fond of flashing them to anyone I know either.

How on earth did they come up with low-riders anyways? Hmm… I bet a MAN designed them. You know, so that all these women would wear them and he could see their underwear…

Umm… that’s not what I wanted to write about. Well, I had a systematic way of doing this clothes shopping. You see, I went pick out clothes that I know I’ll have to try on before I buy (like jeans). Tops I don’t really need to try on because I kinda know what size I am by holding it up. The thing is, I only like to go to the fitting room once because it’s a hassle to drag everything in, change, and then change back. I’m also not very fond of changing in the dressing room. They’re often too cramped and there’s often a long line.

Anyways, I had tried on some clothes and while I was shopping around more more stuff, I found some shorts that I wanted to buy. The thing is, I already had all these other items that I wanted to get, but didn’t want to bring it all in, so what I did was grab a small and a medium. I figure that I’d bring it home, try them on and then return the one that didn’t fit. I wonder if that is more effort since I’d have to make another trip back to the store. Sometimes I do this and not go to the fitting room at all. Hehh.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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