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.