No hawaiian shirts, though

I really have no news today that’s, uh, newsworthy but I wanted to post something anyway. It’s Friday and I get to wear jeans to work, which makes me happy, and I needed to share that joy with all of you. So, there’s that.

Let’s be honest – I’ll be unpacking longer than that

So happy Halloween and stuff! Today is my third day of work, and it’s pretty fun so far. I’m learning quite a bit about insurance stuff and Allstate’s systems. My co-workers are very outgoing, friendly people – a perk of working in a customer service office. My commute is really easy, about 12 minutes, and today is Halloween so there will be little kids running around the office after school trick-or-treating. All in all, a pretty low-stress environment.

Elsewhere on the newswire, we had pretty much everyone we know in Seattle up to the new house sometime this weekend. It was good to see everyone, as it’s been awhile with all the moving madness and whatnot. Is “whatnot” a word? Anyway… I unpack a couple more boxes every night. Hopefully, I’ll be done by Christmas…

College degree finally proves its usefulness.

Hey, I’m employed! I know, I know, I told, like, all of you that I’d call you as soon as I got a job. But do you know how many people I told that to? Yeah, I don’t either, but I bet it was quite a few. Anyway, so you’re just going to have to read about it instead. I’m working at Allstate, I start on Monday (the 29th). There, now you’re informed, and I’m off the hook. As an added bonus (for me) I’m not going to be broke anymore!

Maybe I won’t be unemployed forever!

So, I got ambitious and reorganized the photo gallery, at least a little. I made some subcategories so the pages don’t take so long to load and to make things easier to find. I’m welcome to feedback on the whole thing…

In other news, I’m getting close to having a job. There’s some good irony here. About a month ago, I mentioned a strong prospect that began with an “A.” Anybody remember that? Raise your hands… yeah, that’s what I thought. Anyway, it was Adobe (you know, they make Photoshop and stuff). Well, they pulled the rug out from under me almost immediately after that. So, I’m getting to the irony. The company I have an offer from (finally! an offer!) is Allstate. It’s not exactly a programming job; it’s actually being a claims adjuster. I’m looking forward to starting, hopefully next week. My coworkers are cool and it’s a much more stable industry than the tech market. So, did anyone notice that Allstate, too, starts with an “A”? Hands? Ok, well, it does, so that’s your irony. Write that down; there will be a quiz later.