Print Story I give in to sin...
By Vertical Frankenstein (Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 12:17:25 PM EST) (all tags)
...because I like to practice what I preach.

Girl, interviews, hentai, drug induced nightmares.

This is fun

Girls rock. Especially EG. There's not much I could say that isn't already said here.

Home "schooling"

I went to a used book store with EG on Saturday. They had a whole section--three book cases worth--devoted to home schooling textbooks. It was like stumbling upon a whole load of stupid. Being a glutton for punishment, I picked up a biology textbook from Bob Jones University and went straight to the index looking for "evolution". Page 132 provided a flashback to the "education" I received as a young lad. Predictably, the opening paragraph confused the theory of evolution, the origins of life and (most significantly) cosmology. No shit, evolution can't explain the origin of the universe. It doesn't try. Wrong branch of science.


I spent the last week conducting a flurry of interviews. So far, two companies look promising and a third company may start a dialog.

Let's start with the worst interview of the week. I went for an in-person interview at a small start-up'ish company. The company was founded by a couple Indian blokes and mostly employs Indian workers. The company now wants to increase their staff about 5X over. They really need to reevaluate their expectations of candidates if they hope to succeed in attracting that many people. Quick snapshot of the average employee: Indian, in the US on a work visa, comes in early, stays late, works in the evening, works on the weekend. The company has the same expectations for the new hires. I'm sorry, but many US workers don't have to put up with that shit. We have citizenship. You can't hang a visa over our heads while cracking the whip. Best part? They complained to the headhunter that I asked too many questions in the interview.

One company looks like a very good fit for my experience and expectations. They seem interested in me and asked to start a background check and start contacting my references. I expect an offer by week's end. I just need to send out a few extra checks--don't want anyone learning about that thing with the people and the stuff. If anyone asks, I wasn't there.


I got cornered by an anime geek at a party Saturday night. I started getting a little squicked out when the conversation turned to hentai, yuri and yaoi. Then he admitted to reading some of that stuff. Oh, and cat boys/girls. That's the point I bailed.

That stuff is funny to read about on the interblags. It takes on a completely different feel when you meet one of those dudes in real life. Still squicked out.

Drug induced nightmares

My friend BL went to the doctor's this week with a 102F fever and all around yuck. The Dr. gave her a script for some super-strength, five-day antibiotic. Here's what BL told me about the conversation with the Dr.:

Doctor: Here's a script for $mega_antibiotic. This medication has two very serious side effects that you have to watch for.
BL: Alright. What are they?
Doctor: The first side effect is nightmares. If you have any abnormal dreams, stop taking the medication.
BL: Ok... what's the second?
Doctor: The second side effect is tightness in the calf. This can lead to your achilles tendon snapping.
BL: Wow, that's pretty serious.
BL: What if I have nightmares about my achilles tendon snapping?
Doctor: ...
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Yah, I remember that bit of culture shock by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 12:58:50 PM EST
Fundies and Creationists stay real low key in New York, they're darn blatant in NC.

Anime geeks, yuck.

Yeah by Vertical Frankenstein (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 03:46:40 PM EST
The fundies and conservatives are more visible in Raleigh. But things are changing here. So many people are moving here from the west and the north that it's hard to find "native" southerners. Republican politicians keep getting voted out and replaced with Democrats.

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BUT WHAT IF I HAVE NIGHTMARES by discordia (4.00 / 4) #2 Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 12:59:16 PM EST

Then you should be sedated. by ad hoc (4.00 / 4) #3 Sun Feb 10, 2008 at 01:51:09 PM EST
Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go by wiredog (4.00 / 4) #5 Mon Feb 11, 2008 at 03:14:30 AM EST
I wanna be sedated

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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