Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Quick Update

I should probably be reading right now, rather than blogging, but here I am anyhow.  To be perfectly truthful, I'm just blogging really quick while I wait for my other form of procrastination to finish setting up.  Matt bought me a game, Dragon Age: Origins, and I'm waiting for the free downloadable content to install.  It comes in PC, PS2, and XBOX360, so I decided upon the PC version.  Unlike most computer games, the install was quick and smooth, so I'm sure I'll like it.  Of course, I don't technically have the time to play another video game and I do already have WoW, but this one looks really good and doesn't require much from me in the way of dedication.  I can play it idly, in my own time, and when I want.

I had that job interview yesterday for the Writing Center position, which I think went remarkably well.  I was laying in bed last night, thinking about it before I went to sleep, and things I could/should have said kept popping into my head.  She asked me about my strengths in English, I told her my greatest strength is as a writer.  This is the absolute truth, but that isn't my only strength.  I am a very good writer, which hasn't always been the case, but is something I've grown into with maturity and education.  I feel very strongly that, as an academic writer, I'm excellent.  I'm also very strong with literary analysis.  I can read a poem or story and pull from it.  I really, really feel like I should have told her that, but right then, on the spot, it didn't even occur to me.

Still, overall I think it went well.  I don't want to talk about it too much because, well, I don't want to jinx it.  I don't know whether I got the job or not, I'm still waiting to hear.  My fingers are crossed, I hope I will, but either way I'll let you know.

Matt is still sick.  I took him to the Quack Shack today and they gave him a shot of something (he doesn't know what, but probably steroids) and a prescription for Augmentin.  When the Nurse Practitioner looked into his ears she literally said, "Jesus Christ."  Apparently, his ears a really, really infected, which means the infection is spreading.  Aside from the shot and Augmentin, they gave him a generic Mucinex (dextromethorphan & guafenesin) but told him not to take it until he's taken the Augmentin for at least 2 days because it'd just clog up his head.  The nurse also said for him to stop taking the Zicam because it can make you lose your sense of smell, which is something I didn't know, but thought I should pass along.  I've always liked Zicam, but if it screws up your nose, it's not worth taking.  Hopefully he'll get better, because we're both really bummed by his being down and out.

Nothing else to say for the time being, but I do have reading to do and I want to play my new game some.  Adieu.


  1. Congrats on an interview well-done!

    I hope Matt feels better soon. I'm sure that his being perpetually under-the-weather is really taking a toll on both of your lives.

    Enjoy the new game! All I want to do more than anything right now is take a nap--so off I go. ;-)

  2. I hope you get the job! I think you will!

  3. I'm sorry he's still sick! No fun! Hope the new meds help!

    Glad the interview went well. Fingers Crossed!

    The game looks interesting, let me know if you like it. I don't play video games so much anymore, and I don't know if I'd have the time anyway, but post a review after you've played it a while!

  4. Congrats on the great interview! *hugs* sorry to hear your hubby is still sick.
    .-= Mayren´s last blog ..Game of Thrones =-.

  5. I hope so too, Jodi. He's been sick long enough, poor guy, and it is definitely taking it's toll on us.

  6. Thanks!! I hope so too, but no news yet. :)

  7. They are helping so far, but then the other ones were too, so it's sort of a wait and see game right now.

    I'll definitely let you know how I like it!

  8. Me too, and thanks!

  9. Wow, I didn't know that about Zicam either (putting that on the avoid list now).

    I also heard the DA:O is so customizable that you can use up more time making decisions than actually playing the game proper.
    .-= MC´s last blog ..Friday Favorite: The Joy of Coffee: A Culture Kills Comic =-.

  10. Glad I could help, MC.

    DA:O is very customizable. You can, if you're not careful, spend a heck of a lot of time talking to people and buying/finding gifts and gaining reputation with your group members, that you don't get much play done. I think it's a balance, I like that it gives you so many choices! :)