Sunday, March 06, 2005

Life gets even wierd-er!

It seems about everybody in the world has been worried about Justine as just about her whole family have rang in the last few days to try and cheer her up.
I am pleased to say it seems to have worked and now she only looks a little bit like The Elephant Man / Woman!
She passes on her thanks to all!
My interview was a little surreal to say the least. It took the form of a written examination. I was sent it through at 11pm on the dot and had to have it returned by 2am sharp.
As you would expect, the first thing I did was check through the questions (15 of them) to see what they were like and draw a few early conclusions. At this point, panic set in! Not only did I know just 5 answers, 8 of the remaining 10 may as well have been in Greek. Err....Danish I mean!
Anyway, I spent about 1 hour 15 minutes on the first questions, trying to research it on the internet and after one line of writing, decided it was time to move on. With 30 minutes left, I had completed a grand total of 4 answers! I quickly got the remainder that I knew finished and promptly supplied a standard open ended answer for the last questions (most of them!)
I sent the answers back with literally 30 seconds remaining. So, off to bed, I lie there for hours trying to think how it could have gone so horribly wrong, I must have misread the job description or something, it certainly was not what I had expected. We live and learn.
The following morning, I wake up, check my email and see a mail from the company in question. I knew I had made it down to the final 40 to get this far so was pretty pleased as so many had applied.
Full of fear I open the mail to read......"We have sent you the wrong test paper!!" What a relief. With hindsight, my standard answers (something about escalating the problem to our technical department) probably was ok!
So, the new paper was sent out and completed. I should hear in the next few days how I got on.
News Flash ==== Sawing wood up is the most tedious, boring activity I have ever partaken in. I just get through a piece and it has already burnt so I need another.
I am hoping to buy a new computer (desktop) soon so, if anybody out there wants an almost brand new, top of the range laptop, let me know, it will be a good price!
Laptops are great but as I will be doing a lot of design work etc now I want a large flat panel screen one, nowadays I can not afford both!!
On Sunday, I will be playing in a "free roll" poker tournament, first prize is $1000, 2nd $600 and 3rd prize is $400. There are nine players taking part in it. I am actually very fortunate to be playing in it, one of my very good friends, Tony Kendall (not the Tony I used to work with), gave me the seat as he could not use it as he is playing in a live poker event at the same time. That guy really is so generous and a top bloke to boot. Thanks Tony.
Anyway, as usual, keep safe

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