Today was the first day where I've really felt alive in some time. I went to the job meeting and it went decently. I was one of the first there and I introduced myself to both the guys who run it. They assigned me to watch the stuff and act as the greeter for people who wandered in. I don't know whether that will influence the decision, but I think it's good for me to be proactive in those situations. The discussion was reasonably interesting and the site seems somewhat promising. I will go to the interview and talk to them. The only thing is I need political column type writing samples. I think I can edit and improve some of my old journal entries, and to that end I would really LOVE to get some suggestions from you guys about any entries you found interesting or memorable. If you think I don't have any, that's fine, but those who actually like what I write would be kind to give me some suggestions.
After the meeting I walked down to 13th street and 1st avenue with a guy from there, because I wanted to get some exercise in. It was a goodly walk, and we chatted the whole time. Interesting dude, almost 30, married to a 22 year old woman. He's been unemployed for awhile and he got his degree late in life. Claims to be conservative but isn't hardcore. Hates New York. It was a decent time. I enjoyed going on a longer walk and learning some stuff about the type of person I don't spend a lot of time with.
I got home at 7:30. Then I went out to 125th street to get the Taco Bell I'd been denied the day before! It was cool to walk among the rusted struts of the train and take a late evening stroll. I think part of what made it a good day was going on the interview. Thinking about the future and employment and the world around me. I also made a good comment at the meeting. A guy said to me "The Swedes scare the shit out of me" (about their socialist system.) I replied "You don't like 6 foot blonde girls?" It was not a great line for me, but what was healthy was the reference of sexuality in public, something I haven't really been able to do throughout my life. I avoid even inuendo for the most part, like I'm not worthy to make the comments. I am and it was a good thing that I actually made one. Healthy.
All in all a decent day. Tomorrow SHOULD be my cousin discussion day. That's got potential too. I feel decent.
P.S. Saw Bubba Ho-Tep. It was okay, but I wanted to like it more than I actually did. Some of the directing techniques were excellent but at other times it was pedestrian. The mummy was unimpressive. Bruce Campbell was pretty good but I felt excessively made up. Ozzie was wonderful as the black JFK. That was the best part of the film. All in all I had a lukewarm positive reaction to it. Worth seeing, but not worth going out of your way to see.