Out of touch is what I will be today. Today is step two in the three step process that is my job. Today is a full day of interviewing candidates who have made it passed the on-campus interviewing round.
There is an internal switch inside my head that must be labeled “Good Time / I’ve Had Enough”. Last night that switch flipped sometime during the third period of the Thrashers game and I headed home. On a positive note the Thrashers finally won a game this season.
Survivor? I Think Not
Good-bye Survivor: China, I cannot justify giving you my time any longer. There are two problems that I have identified.
First, I am tired of Survivor supplying their contestants with food. In last night’s episode each team was provided with a basket of fruit and alcohol. While this is not the first time the show’s producers have done this, it has made me increasingly frustrated.
Second, the meek have a disproportionate power in the game. James and Aaron were punished by having to change tribes only to have to join a tribe who blatantly threw the immunity challenge so that they could be voted off. You may think that they are clever strategists, but I believe that they are stupid and if the producers would stop giving them food they would pay for their stupidity. In a true survival scenario I’d take the likes of James and Aaron to the end, and jettison the likes of Pei Ghee any day.
I though that there was an interesting study in psychology however. The attitudes of the two teams showed a fundamental difference between winners and losers.
When Fei Long, the team that had seven players — “winners” — read the latest “twist” that they would be capturing two players from the other tribe, they instantly realized that they would also be losing two players.
When Zhan Hu, the team that had five players — “losers” — read the latest “twist” that they would be capturing two players from the other tribe, they were excited because they assumed that they were being given two players without having to give up any.
It is my theory that winners expect to have to deal with change effectively while losers expect to be given things without having to do anything.
ITP Flickr Pic
This is from my Cordele trip.
Some days I feel like kicking my tv to the curb as well.
There Are A Lot Of Things Going On This Weekend
(emphasis for the grammar nerds out there)
There is so much to do in the Atlanta area this weekend…
- Want to get your Scottish on? Try the Stone Mountain Highland Games
- Rather ham from green eggs? Head to the The Big Green Egg’s EggFest
- Freaks and Goblins more your thing? Little 5 Points is already celebrating Halloween. (sometimes it’s hard to tell when they are not)
And the only reason I am staying in town is because two of my really good friends are getting hitched on Sunday. I couldn’t get a date and won’t look as dapper as I’d like, but that won’t matter because it’s really not my day anyway.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sad, fat, frustrated, angry, confused
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing M. Ward — “To Go Home”
Website Of The Day – Feeling nostalgic? Spend a few
hours minutes trolling Pocket Calculator Show and see what we used to think was the “bees knees” when I was a child.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 9 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Find happiness